The Eclectic Second Reader: Consisting of Progressive Lessons in Reading and Spelling : for the Younger Classes in Schools, with Engravings (Google eBook)

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Truman and Smith, 1836 - Readers (Elementary) - 164 pages
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I purchased this reader for my up-coming first grader and it is perfect! There are so many readers out there that are just pointless "twaddle" ,but this book has lots of meaty content that can lead ... Read full review

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Page 145 - THE boy stood on the burning deck, Whence all but him had fled; The flame that lit the battle's wreck Shone round him o'er the dead. Yet beautiful and bright he stood, As born to rule the storm; A creature of heroic blood, A proud though childlike form.
Page 142 - Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither : for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Page 160 - Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me ; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Page 142 - And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them ; and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived : And Israel said, It is enough ; Joseph my son is yet alive : I will go and see him before I die.
Page 161 - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. " 5. "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Page 161 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
Page 146 - And shouted but once more aloud, "My father! must I stay?" While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud, The wreathing fires made way. They...
Page 146 - The boy ! oh, where was he ? Ask of the winds, that far around With fragments strewed the sea, With mast, and helm, and pennon fair, That well had borne their part ; But the noblest thing that perished there, Was that young faithful heart ! THOMAS CAMPBELL.
Page 140 - Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee : and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
Page 141 - God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

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