Cobb's New Juvenile Reader No. II, Or, Second Reading Book: Containing Interesting, Moral, and Instructive Reading Lessons, Composed of Easy Words of One, Two, and Three Syllables, in which All the Words in the First Reading Lesson Not Contained in Any Reading Lesson in No. 1, and All New Words in Each Subsequent Reading Lesson Throughout the Book, are Placed Before It, with the Division, Pronunciation, Accentuation, and Definition Noted, and the Part of Speech Designated : Designed for the Use of Small Children, And, in Connexion with No. I, to Accompany the Spelling Book in Schools and Families (Google eBook)
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Page 142 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!
Page 142 - And labours hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes. In works of labour or of skill I would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. In books, or work, or healthful play Let my first years be past, That I may give for every day Some good account at last.
Page 144 - A CHILD'S HYMN OF PRAISE. I THANK the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days, A happy English child. I was not born as thousands are, Where GOD was never known ; And taught to pray a useless prayer To blocks of wood and stone.
Page 95 - Go and ask Dobbin if he can plough without the ploughshare. Well, what does he say ? He says, No, he cannot. But the ploughshare is made of iron. Will iron melt in the fire ? Put the poker in and try. Well, is it melted ? No ; but it is red hot, and soft ; it will bend.
Page 41 - I have nobody to give me any dinners or suppers — I have nothing in the world but this little dog ; and I cannot work. If I could work I would.
Page 142 - In works of labor or of skill, I would be busy too; For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. In books, or work, or healthful play, Let my first years be passed, That I may give for every day Some good account at last.
Page 137 - Alfred was so delighted with the thoughts of the pleasure he should receive from his walk, that he jumped about the room, without thinking of any evil consequence that could happen ; but unluckily the skirt of his coat brushed...
Page 38 - So they sent for Dr. Camomile, and he gave him I do not know how much bitter stuff. Poor Harry did not like it at all, but he was forced to take it, or else he would have died, you know.
Page 37 - I will tell you a story. There was a little boy whose name was Harry ; and his papa and mamma sent him to school. Now Harry was a clever fellow, and loved his book ; and he got to be first in his class. So his mamma...
Page 14 - I will praise God with my voice ; for I may praise him though I am but a little child. A few years ago, and I was a little infant, and my tongue was dumb within my mouth : And I did not know the great name of God, for my reason was not come unto me. But now I can speak, and my tongue shall praise him ; I can think of all his kindness, and my heart shall love him.