Introduction to the Gradual Reader, Or Primary School Enunciator, Pt.2: The Child's Second Step, Taken at the Right Time

Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861

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Página 141 - To make the river flow. The clouds might give abundant rain ; The nightly dews might fall, And the herb that keepeth life in man, Might yet have drunk them all.
Página 146 - I have seen the insect, being come to its full size, languish, and refuse to eat : it spun itself a tomb, and was shrouded in the silken cone : it lay without feet, or shape, or power to move. — I looked again...
Página 92 - There is a land where the roses are without thorns, where the flowers are not mixed with brambles. In that land, there is eternal spring, and light without any cloud. The tree of life groweth in the midst thereof; rivers of pleasures are there, and flowers that never fade.
Página 166 - OH ! call my brother back to me ! I cannot play alone ; The Summer comes with flower and bee — Where is my brother gone ? " The butterfly is glancing bright Across the sunbeam's track ; I care not now to chase its flight — Oh ! call my brother back ! " The flowers run wild — the flowers we sow'd Around our garden tree; Our vine is drooping with its load — Oh ! call him back to me...
Página 176 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Página 189 - LET dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For 'tis their nature too. But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise ; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.
Página 144 - I have seen a man in the pride of his strength; his cheeks glowed with beauty; his limbs were full of activity; he leaped; he walked; he ran; he rejoiced in that he was more excellent than those— I returned, he lay stiff and cold on the bare ground; his feet could no longer move, nor his hands stretch...
Página 159 - There is an eye that never sleepeth ; there is an eye that seeth in the dark night as well as in the bright sunshine. When there is no light of the sun, nor of the moon ; when there is no lamp in the house, nor any little star twinkling...
Página 140 - THE USE OF FLOWERS. By MARY HOWITT. GOD might have bade the earth bring forth Enough for great and small, The oak-tree, and the cedar-tree, Without a flower at all.
Página 167 - He would not hear my voice, fair child ! He may not come to thee; The face that once like spring-time smiled, On earth no more thou'lt see. A rose's brief, bright life of joy, Such unto him was given ; — Go ! thou must play alone, my boy ! Thy brother is in heaven.

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