Letters of John Randolph, to a Young Relative: Embracing a Series of Years, from Early Youth, to Mature Manhood

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Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1834 - 254 pages

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Page 185 - A COLLECTION OF COLLOQUIAL PHRASES, ON EVERY TOPIC NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CONVERSATION, Arranged under different heads, with numerous remarks on the peculiar pronunciation and...
Page 165 - On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation ; illustrating such work by all reasonable arguments, as for instance the variety and formation of God's creatures in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms ; the effect of digestion, and thereby of conversion ; the construction of the hand of man, and an infinite variety of other arguments...
Page 172 - And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Page 165 - Treatises on the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation.
Page 165 - The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man, by the Rev. THOMAS CHALMERS, DD, Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh. II. The adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man, by JOHN KIDD, MD, FRS, Regius Professor of Medicine in the University of Oxford.
Page 181 - The variety of topics is of course vast, and they are treated in a manner which is at once so full of information and so interesting, that the work, instead of being merely referred to, might be regularly perused with as much pleasure as profit.
Page 177 - WALTER RALEGH, with some Account of the Period in which he lived* By MRS. AT THOMSON. With a Portrait. " Such is the outline of a life, which, in Mrs. Thomson's hands, is a mine of Interest: from the first page to the last the attention is roused and sustained, and while we approve the manner, we atill more applaud the spirit in whidi it is executed.
Page 181 - It reflects the greatest credit on those who have been concerned in its production, and promises, in a variety of respects, to be the best as well as the most compendious dictionary of the arts, sciences, history, politics, biography, &c. which has yet been compiled. The style of the portion we have read is terse and perspicuous; and it is really curious how so much scientific and other information could have been so satisfactorily communicated in such brief limits.
Page 176 - BURNS. -THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY; containing the Doctrines, Duties, Admonitions, and Consolations of the Christian Religion. By JOHN BURNS, MDFRS New Edition.
Page 185 - corrected and re-corrected' edition of lessons actually given to children, and, therefore, possesses a value to which no book made in the closet can lay claim, being the result of actual experiment. The work consists of a number of lessons, divided into five series: beginning with subjects the most easy and elementary, it gradually increases in difficulty, each successive step being adapted to the mind of the child as it acquires fresh stores of knowledge.

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