The Second Book of Words and Dictation Exercises, Or, Advanced Lessons in Spelling

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Hinds, Noble & Eldredge, 1901 - Spellers - 191 pages
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Page 170 - Good name, in man or woman, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse, steals trash; 'tis something nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed. —SHAKESPEARE.
Page 15 - Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice. And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arab, And as silently steal away.
Page 183 - And what is so rare as a day in June ? Then, if ever, come perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays : Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten.
Page 173 - nor a lender be ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all—to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. —SHAKESPEARE.
Page 166 - 111 fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade— A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 145 - Ay, tear her tattered ensign down ! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky. Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon's roar;— The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more!
Page 101 - For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes; And, in the hereafter, angels may Roll the stone from its grave away!
Page 161 - loves his fellow-men." The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again, with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blest— And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. LESSON
Page 35 - Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. From my study I see in the lamplight, Descending the broad hall stair, Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, And Edith with golden hair. A sudden rush from the stairway, A sudden raid from the
Page 21 - Somewhat back from the village street Stands the old-fashioned country-seat. Across its antique portico Tall poplar trees their shadows throw; And from its station in the hall An ancient timepiece says to all,— " Forever—never! Never—forever! " Never here, forever there, Where all parting, pain, and care, And death, and time shall disappear,— Forever there, but never here.

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