Evenings at Home; Or, The Juvenile Budget Opened:: Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons, Volume 1

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Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, ... and R. Hunter, successor to J. Johnson, 1819 - Children's stories

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Page 73 - His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand.
Page 128 - WHO is this that comes from the south,• thinly clad in a light transparent garment ? her breath is hot and sultry ; she seeks the refreshment of the cool shade ; she seeks the clear streams, the crystal brooks, to bathe her languid limbs. The brooks and rivulets fly from her, and are dried up at her approach . She cools her parched lips with berries, and the grateful acid of fruits ; the seedy melon, the sharp apple, and the red pulp of the juicy cherry, which are poured out plentifully around...
Page 10 - midst the desert fruitful fields arise, That crown'd with tufted trees and springing corn, Like verdant isles the sable waste adorn. Let India boast her plants, nor envy we The weeping amber or the balmy tree, While by our oaks the precious loads are born, And realms commanded which those trees adorn. Not proud Olympus yields a nobler sight, Tho...
Page 26 - D some absolutely raw, , others variously prepared by the aid of fire. Another great article of food was the curd of milk, pressed into a hard mass and salted. This had so rank a smell, that persons of weak stomachs often could not bear to come near it. For drink, they made great use of the water in which certain dry leaves had been steeped.
Page 156 - I should believe this: I thought all along you were making up a tale, as you often do; but you shall not catch me this time. What! they lay still, I suppose, and let these fellows cut their throats!
Page 106 - Canute. Well, does the sea obey my commands ? If it be my subject, it is a very rebellious subject. See how it swells, and dashes the angry foam and salt spray over my sacred person.
Page 127 - WHO is this beautiful virgin that approaches, clothed in a robe of light green ? She has a garland of flowers on her head, and flowers spring up wherever she sets her foot. The snow which covered the fields, and the ice which was in the rivers, melt away when she breathes upon them. 2. The young lambs frisk about...
Page 20 - I should have run in directly and taken possession of my new house, but I thought I would tell you first, that we might go in together, and both lodge there tonight, for it will hold us both.
Page 31 - we don't burn stones, or eat grease and powdered seeds, or wear skins and caterpillars' webs, or play with tigers." "No !" said the Captain; "pray what are coals but stones ; and is not butter, grease ; and corn, seeds ; and leather, skins ; and silk, the web of a kind of caterpillar ; and may we not as well call a cat an animal of the tiger kind, as a tiger an animal of the cat kind...
Page 130 - He binds skates to his feet, and skims over the frozen lakes. His breath is piercing and cold, and no little flower dares to peep above the surface of the ground, when he is by. Whatever he touches turns to ice. If he were to stroke you with his cold hand, you would be quite stiff and dead, like a piece of marble.

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