The American Instructor; To Succeed the English and Other Spelling-Books Interspersed with Reading Lessons

The American Instructor; To Succeed the English and Other Spelling-Books Interspersed with Reading Lessons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...a musket on his shoulder, and fix. es on it the murderous bayonet; he leaves his habitation, the ploughman quits his plough, the handicraftsman his workshop, the young man deserts the hymeneal altar, a beloved son abandons an infirm father, and an afflicted family: they go to swell the crowd of combatants, whose hearts are gradually opened to licentiousness, ferocity and violence. Here are a hundred thousand opposed to as many of the opposite party; they draw near each other in a vast plain, which will soon be covered with blood. What a prodigious number of men compacted against each other, spreading their moving phalanx, and ranged in combined order, to put each other to death! Blind instruments silently await the signal; fierce through duty, they are ready to destroy their fellow creatures without resentment or anger. The majestick sun rises, whose setting so many unhappy wretches will never behold. The earth is covered with verdure; mild Spring with. her azure veil, embraces the air; nature smiles as a tender mother; the glorious sun diffuses his beneficent rays, which gild and mature the gifts of the Creator: all is calm, all is harmony in the universe. Wretched mortals alone, agitated with gloomy frenay, carry rage in their bosoms; they meet to slaughter each other on the verdant field. The armies approach; the promised harvest is trodden under foot--death flies. What a horrible tumult! All nature groans in an instant with the fury of man. Hear the thundering noise of those horrible instruments of human revenge! Emulous of, and more terrible than the thunder, with their roar they drown the plaintive groans of the dying; they repel soft pity, wishing to make a passage into the heart; a cloud of smoke from gunpowder arises towards the heavens, .show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587189
  • 9781236587183