Baldwin's Readers (Google eBook)

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American Book Company, 1897 - Readers
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Page 103 - THE SWING HOW do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue ? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do ! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can see so wide, Rivers and trees and cattle and all Over the countryside Till I look down on the garden green, Down on the roof so brown Up in the air I go flying again, Up in the air and down ! XXXIV TIME TO RISE A BIRDIE with a yellow bill Hopped upon the window sill, Cocked his shining eye and said: "Ain't you 'shamed,...
Page 74 - What does little birdie say In her nest at peep of day ? Let me fly, says little birdie, Mother, let me fly away. Birdie, rest a little longer, Till the little wings are stronger. So she rests a little longer, Then she flies away. What does little baby say, In her bed at peep of day ? Baby says, like little birdie, Let me rise and fly away.
Page 113 - BED IN SUMMER IN winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going past me in the street. And does it not seem hard to you, When all the sky is clear and blue, And I should like so much to play, To have to go to bed by day...
Page 105 - Little Boy Blue Come, blow your horn. The sheep are in the meadow, The cows are in the corn.
Page 103 - SWING HOW do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue ? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do ! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can see so wide, Rivers and trees and cattle and all Over the countryside Till I look down on the garden green, Down on the roof so brown Up in the air I go flying again, Up in the air and down ! XXXIV TIME TO RISE A BIRDIE with a yellow bill Hopped upon the window sill, Cocked his shining eye and said : ' Ain't you 'shamed,...
Page 128 - KIND hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the blossoms, Kind deeds are the fruits; Love is the sweet sunshine That warms into life, For only in darkness Grow hatred and strife.
Page 127 - A MILLION little diamonds Twinkled on the trees; And all the little maidens said: " A jewel, if you please ! " But while they held their hands outstretched To catch the diamonds gay, A million little sunbeams came, And stole them all away.
Page 127 - A million little diamonds Twinkled on the trees ; And all the little maidens said, " A jewel, if you please ! " But while they held their hands outstretched To catch the diamonds gay, A million little sunbeams came And stole them all away.
Page 128 - To do to others as I would That they should do to me, Will make me honest, kind, and good, As children ought to be.
Page 126 - For the first year the size of the type should be at least 2.6 millimeters and the width of leading 4.5 millimeters, as shown in this example: Then there is a turn in the road. The long train runs over the bridge and swings round behind a hill. The children cannot see it now. For the second and the third year, the letters should not be smaller than 2 mm., with a leading of 4 mm. Some of the more carefully made books for the second and the third years are printed in letters of this size, as shown...

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