The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers: Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect Improve Their Language and Sentiments : and to Inculcate the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue : with a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading

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R. Pew, 1830 - 204 páginas
Describes the wonders of light and optics, exploring such developments as lasers, fiber optics, and holography.
 

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On discretion
107
On the government of our thoughts
109
On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions
110
On the proper state of our temper with respect to one another
111
Excellence of the Holy Scriptures 9 Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pronounced by Christ on his disciples in his sermon on the m...
113
Schemes of life often illusory
114
The pleasures of virtuous sensibility
116
On the true honour of
117
The influence of devotion on the happiness of life
118
The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered
119
On the power of custom and the uses to which it inay be applied 16 The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties
122
Description of candour
123
On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on worldly pleasures
124
What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life
126
Scale of beings
127
Trust in the care of Providence rocommended
129
Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity
130
Virtue when deeply rooted is not subject to the influence of fortune
132
The speech of Fabricius a Roman ambassador to king Pyrrhus
133
Character of James I king of England 26 Charles V emperor of Germany resigns his dominions and retires from the world
134
The same subject continued 106 107 109 110 111 113 114 116 117 118 119 121 122 123 124 126 127 129 130 132 133 134
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PART II
139
Verses in which the lines are of different length
140
Verses containing exclamations intorrogations and parentheses 4 Verses in various forms
143
Verses in which sound corresponds to signification
145
Paragraphs of greater length 139 140 142 143 145
146
The bear and the bees
148
Didactick Pieces
156
Indignant sentiments on natonal prejudices and hatred and on slavery
164
The hermit
171
Ode to content
179
On solitude
201

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