Essays, by the pupils at the College of the deaf and dumb, Rugby


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Page 53 - And weltering in his blood ; Deserted, at his utmost need, By those his former bounty fed ; On the bare earth exposed he lies, With not a friend to close his eyes. With downcast looks the joyless victor sate, Revolving in his altered soul The various turns of Chance below ; And, now and then, a sigh he stole, And tears began to flow.
Page 53 - The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musician sung, Of Bacchus ever fair, and ever young. The jolly god in triumph comes ; Sound the trumpets, beat the drums ; Flushed with a purple grace He shows his honest face : Now give the hautboys breath ; he comes, he comes.
Page 77 - Before Decay's effacing fingers Have swept the lines where beauty lingers; And marked the mild angelic air, The rapture of repose that's there, The...
Page 66 - I have said, Ye are gods ; and all of you are children of the most high. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Page 97 - Almighty : from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies : and shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life" everlasting : and they that have done evil into everlasting fire. This is the Catholick Faith: which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.
Page 126 - can be more honourable than to have courage enough to execute the commands of reason and Conscience ? to maintain the dignity of our nature, and the station assigned us ? to be proof against poverty, pain, and death itself? I mean so far as not to do any thing that is scandalous or sinful to avoid them.
Page 126 - ... which bears up under all dangers and difficulties. Fortitude may express one element of this noble virtue, since fortitude is the power that enables one to endure pain. The man of fortitude will endure the amputation of a limb ; the man of courage will do that, and also face the cannon's mouth. " Courage comprehends the absence of all fear, the disregard of all personal convenience, the spirit to begin, and the determination to pursue what has been begun.
Page 77 - Appals the gazing mourner's heart, As if to him it could impart The doom he dreads, yet dwells upon; Yes, but for these and these alone, Some moments, aye, one treacherous hour, He still might doubt the Tyrant's power; So fair, so calm, so softly sealed, The first, last look by Death revealed!
Page 64 - I will pray the FATHER, and HE shall give you another COMFORTER, and HE shall abide with you for ever.
Page 54 - ... to be concealed, too memorable ever to be forgotten. The agony of his repentance had been seen by thousands ; and tens of thousands had witnessed how, when that agony was past, he stood calm and immoveable amid the flames, a patient and willing holocaust ; triumphant, not over his persecutors alone, but over himself, over the mind as well as the body, over fear, and weakness, and death.

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