Books for Boys and Girls: A Selected List

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American Library Association Publishing Board, 1915 - Children - 108 pages

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Page 79 - Now, with my little gun, I crawl All in the dark along the wall, And follow round the forest track Away behind the sofa back. "There in the night where none can spy, All in my hunter's camp I lie, And play at books that I have read Till it is time to go to bed. "I
Page 90 - Called to face Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined Great issues, good or bad for human kind, Is happy as a Lover; and attired With sudden brightness, like a Man inspired; Or
Page 111 - Our children shall behold his fame, The kindly, earnest, brave, foreseeing man. Sagacious, patient, dreading praise, not blame, New birth of our new soil, the first American.
Page 82 - Mappe: he seeing me somewhat curious in the view thereof, began to instruct my ignorance, by shewing me the diuision of the earth into three parts after the olde account, and then according to the latter, and better distribution, into more; he pointed with his wand to all the knowen Seas, Gulfs, Bayes, Straights, Capes,
Page 45 - Seldom seen by wishful eyes, But all her shows did nature yield, To please and win this pilgrim wise. He saw the partridge drum in the woods; He heard the woodcock's evening hymn; He found the tawny thrush's broods; And the shy hawk did wait for him.
Page 82 - down to the sea in ships, and occupy by the great waters, they see the works of the Lord, and his woonders in the deepe, &c. which words of the Prophet together with my cousins discourse (things of high and rare delight to my young nature) tooke in me so deepe an impression, that I constantly
Page 55 - The fruitage of this apple tree Winds, and our flag of stripe and star, Shall bear to coasts that lie afar, Where men shall wonder at the view, And ask in what fair groves they grew.
Page 109 - Oh, fair young mother! on thy brow Shall sit a nobler grace than now. Deep in the brightness of the skies The thronging years in glory rise, And, as they fleet, Drop strength and riches at thy feet.
Page 27 - I give you the end of a golden string, Only wind it into a ball,— It will lead you in at Heaven's gate, Built in Jerusalem's wall.
Page 98 - See you, after rain, the trace Of mound and ditch and wall? O that was a Legion's camping-place, When Caesar sailed from Gaul. And see you marks that show and fade, Like shadows on the Downs? O they are the lines the Flint Men made To guard their wondrous towns.

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