The Youth's Progressive Spelling and Reading Book

The Youth's Progressive Spelling and Reading Book

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Yet so wise-ly has the Di-vine Be-ing con-tri-ved the air, and so nice-ly ba-lan-ced its dread-ful pow-er, that we suf-fer not from the weight of it: we e-ven en-joy the load. The air, though too weak to sup-port our flight, is the great tho-rough-fare for the wing-ed tribe. Here the whole com-mon-wealth of birds roam at large, be-yond the reach of foes. Were they to run up-on the earth, they would be in ten thou-sand dan-gers, with-out strength to re-sist, or speed to es-cape them: where-as, by mount-ing up-wards, they are se-cure from per-il; they scorn the horse and his ri-der. Well may we ex-claim, O God! how ter-ri-ble, yet how kind, good, and gra-cious art Thou in all thy works. Fre-quent-ly in the Ho-ly Scrip-tures is God com-par-ed to a foun-tain: in u-ni-son with which i-de-a, the bless-ings of sal-va-tion which flow from Him may well be call-ed a "riv-er." In al-lu-sion to the depths of "its streams," the Prophet E-ze-ki-el speaks of this riv-er as proceeding "from un-der the thresh-old of the sanc-tu-a-ry, and from the side of the al-tar," where they u-sed to of-fer sa-cri-fice. Be-ing brought to it by the hea-ven-ly mes-sen-ger, who had been sent to in-struct him, he was made to pass through its wa-ters, which, in the first in-stance, rose only "to his an-kles." On be-ing brought to an-oth-er place, he found the " wa-ters up to his knees," and at an-oth-er place, "up to his loins;" and then, a lit-tle fur-ther on, it was "out of the depth of a-ny man." Now this gives us a most just, clear, and beau-ti-ful im-age of the Gos-pel; which, on our first ap-proach to it, is so shal-low, that the ve-ri-est child may walk in it with per-fect ease; but, as we ad-vance in it, ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489330
  • 9781236489333