Our village (selections). (Google eBook)

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Page 148 - Crown 8vo, 1s. 6d. Facts and Dates ; or, the Leading Events in Sacred and Profane History, and the Principal Facts in the various Physical Sciences. The Memory being aided throughout by a Simple and Natural Method. For Schools and Private Reference.
Page 15 - Wondrous beautiful her face ; But so weak and small her wit That she to govern was unfit, And so Susanna took her place. But when Isabella came, Armed with a resistless flame And th...
Page 81 - And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo...
Page 5 - ... as a friend of mine calls such ignoble and nondescript dwellings, with inhabitants whose faces are as familiar to us as the flowers in our garden ; a little world of our own, close-packed and insulated like ants in an ant-hill, or bees in a hive, or sheep in a fold, or nuns...
Page 130 - ... glory. If choice must be between two seasons, each so full of charm, it is at least no bad philosophy to prefer the present good, even whilst looking gratefully back, and hopefully forward to the past and the future. And, of a surety, no fairer specimen of a November day could well be found than this, — a day made to wander " By yellow commons and birch-shaded hollows, And hedgerows bordering unfrequented lanes...
Page 7 - Lucky would it be for his wife and her eight children if there were no public-house in the land : an inveterate inclination to enter those bewitching doors is Mr. Constable's only fault. Next to this official dwelling is a spruce brick tenement, red, high, and narrow, boasting one above another three sash-windows, the only sash-windows in the village, with a clematis on one side and a rose on the other, tall and narrow like itself. That slender mansion has a fine genteel look. The little parlour...
Page 99 - ... of the parish. She was a delicate, interesting creature, with a slight, drooping figure, and a fair, downcast face, like a snow-drop, forming such a contrast with her gay and gallant wooer, as Love, in his vagaries, is often pleased to bring together. The courtship was secret and tedious, and prolonged from months to years; for Mary shrank from the painful contest which she knew that an avowal of their attachment would occasion. At length her mother died; and, deprived of a home and maintenance,...
Page 148 - This volume— the result of many years' unremitting application — is specially adapted for the use of Teachers, Advanced Classes, Candidates for the Civil Service, and proficients in geography generally. Fifty-Fifth Thousand. Elements of Modern Geography. By the SAME. Revised to the present time. Crown 8vo, pp. 300. 3s. The 'Elements' form a careful condensation of the 'Manual...

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