The Child and Nature: Or, Geography Teaching with Sand Modelling (Google eBook)

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Bay State Publishing Company, 1888 - Geography - 216 pages
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Page viii - And Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying : " Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod ; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God.
Page 68 - Had in her sober livery all things clad; Silence accompanied, for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant* sung; Silence was pleased: now...
Page 69 - How beautiful is night ! A dewy freshness fills the silent air, No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven : In full-orbed glory yonder moon divine Rolls through the dark blue depths. Beneath her steady ray, The desert circle spreads, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky ; How beautiful is night...
Page 199 - This green flowery rock-built earth, the trees, the mountains, rivers, manysounding seas ; — that great deep sea of azure that swims overhead ; the winds sweeping through it ; the black cloud fashioning itself together, now pouring out fire, now hail and rain ; what is it ? Ay, what ? At bottom we do not yet know ; we can never know at all.
Page 199 - I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 69 - Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
Page viii - Come, wander with me," she said, "Into regions yet untrod; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God. And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale.
Page 68 - How beautiful this night ! The balmiest sigh Which vernal Zephyrs breathe in Evening's ear Were discord to the speaking quietude That wraps this moveless scene. Heaven's ebon vault, Studded with stars unutterably bright, Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, Seems like a canopy which Love has spread To curtain her sleeping world.
Page 214 - Eastern and Western Hemispheres (one Map). 'World, Mercator's Projection. Eastern Hemisphere. Western Hemisphere. 'Europe. England. Scotland. Ireland. British Isles. Canada. Nova Scotia, etc. *United States. South America. France. Spain and Portugal. Italy. Central Europe. Orkney and Shetland. •Asia. India. 'Africa. Cape Colony. 'America. North America. Australia. New Zealand (in Counties). Pacific Ocean. Classical and Scriptural Geography.
Page 215 - No. 1, which for many years has been a standard text-book, or supplementary reader, in public and private schools. The book, with some necessary changes, and with important additions, is now issued as a supplementary reader for primary schools. The charm of the book is not only its simplicity of style and vividness of description, but also its seizing upon broad and general characteristics in its treatment of the subject. Confusing details are therefore avoided, the design being, not so much to impart...

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