Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

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J. and J. Harper, 1826 - English language - 500 pages
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Page 151 - the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it ; and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her houghs into the sea, and her branches into the river.
Page 162 - stars of God : I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that sec thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider
Page 151 - into the sea, and her branches into the river. Why hast thou broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The bo'ar out of the wood doth waste it ; and the wild beasts of the field doth devour it. Return, we beseech thee,
Page 31 - the hair of my flesh stood up : it stood still ; but I could not discern the form thereof; an image was before mine eyes ; there was silence ; and I heard a voice saying, Shall mortal man be more just than
Page 115 - Our sight is the most perfect, and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action, without being tired, or satiated with its proper enjoyments. The sense of feeling can, indeed, give
Page 37 - to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers ; that saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure; even, saying to Jerusalem, Thou shall be built; and to the temple. Thy foundation
Page 410 - must have been images particularly striking ; " Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts : all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me." Psalm xlii. 7. The two most remarkable mountains of the country, were
Page 151 - of the field doth devour it. Return, we beseech thee, О God of Hosts, look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine !" Here there is no circumstance (except perhaps one phrase at the beginning, " thou hast cast out the heathen
Page 402 - counterfeit a gloom<; Far from all resort of mirth Save the cricket on the hearth, Or the bellman's drowsy charm, To bless the doors from nightly harm ; Or let my lamp, at midnight hour, lie seen
Page 158 - Summer, wherein the life which he bestows upon all nature, when describing the effects of the rising sun, renders the scenery uncommonly gay and interesting : But yonder comes the powerful king of day, Rejoicing in the East. The lessening cloud, The kindling azure, and the mountain's brow Tipt with

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