The English reading book, in prose by William Jillard HortThe English reading book, in prose by William Jillard Hort

The English reading book, in prose

byWilliam Jillard Hort

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1822. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ENGLISH READING BOOK, IN PROSE. PART I. MORAL SENTENCES AND MAXIMS. A Wise man will hear, and will increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction. When wisdom shall enter thy heart, and knowledge be pleasing to thy soul, discretion shall guard thee; prudence shall watch over thee, that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, and keep the paths of the righteous. Happy is the man who hath acquired wisdom, and the man who hath attained unto prudence; for wisdom procureth what silver cannot purchase, and her revenues are better than gold. More precious is she than pearls; the most desirable things besides are not comparable to her. In her right hand is length of days; in her left are riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. Keep thou sound wisdom and understanding, let them not depart from thine eyes, for they will be life to thy soul. Then in security shalt thou tread thy path, and thy foot shall not stumble. If thou lie down, thou shalt not be afraid; and when thou Kest down, thy sleep shall be sweet. Thou shalt not be scared by sudden terror, nor by the overthrow of the wicked when it cometh. To be prudent, honest, and good, is far better than to be learned, eloquent, or genteel; all that the world calls a great scholar and a fine gentleman. For this reason have we two ears, and but one tongue, that we should hear much at)d speak little. He who is taught to live upon a little, owes more to his father's wisdom, than he who inherits a large property, does, to his father's care. Too many regulate their lives by opinion and fashion, which are ever changing, and, therefore, full of perturbatio...
Title:The English reading book, in proseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217078435

ISBN - 13:9780217078436