First book of lessons in reading: for the use of native children in the Madras Presidency

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Madras School Book Society, 1855 - Tamil language - 95 pages
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Page 86 - ... not shine for you to lie in your bed and sleep, but I shine for you to get up and work, and read, and walk about. I am a great traveller, I travel all over the sky ; I never stop, and I never am tired.
Page 42 - Lesson 6 Come, James, make haste. Now read your book. Here is a pin to point with. -Do not tear the book. Spell that word. That is a good boy. Now go and play till I call you in.
Page 94 - It is brown: il is scorched by the sun. If it do not rain soon, we must water the trees and flowers, else they will die. The sun does not shine now : but it is very hot. It is quite sultry. There is no wind at all. The leaves on the trees do not move. The sky looks very black; and how dark it is! Ha! what a bright light shone through the room ! Now it is gone. It did not last long. What was it ? It was lightning. Lightning comes from the clouds. Now it lightens again. What a noise there is in the...
Page 90 - She is mild and gentle. She lets even the little glow-worms shine, which are quite dark by day. The stars shine all round her, but she seems larger and brighter than the stars, and looks like a large pearl amongst a great many small sparkling diamonds. When you are asleep, she shines through your curtains with her gentle beams, and seems to say, Sleep on, poor little tired boys, I will not disturb you.
Page 88 - The Moon. THE moon shines to give us light in the night, when the sun is set. She is very beautiful, and white like silver. We may look at her always, for she is not so bright as to dazzle our eyes, and she never scorches us. She is mild and gentle. She lets even the little glow-worms shine, which are quite dark by day. The stars shine all round her, but she seems larger and...
Page 90 - ... whole world. The Moon says my name is Moon ; I shine to give you light in the night when the sun is set. I am very beautiful and white like silver. You may look . at me always, for I am not so bright as to dazzle your eyes, and I never scorch you. I am mild and gentle. I let even the little glow-worms shine, which are quite dark by day. The stars shine all round me, but I am larger and brighter than the stars, and I look like a large pearl amongst a great many small sparkling diamonds. When you...
Page 74 - God who gave us ears to hear, eyes to see, a nose to smell, a mouth to taste and to speak, hands to feel and to work, and legs and feet to walk.
Page 74 - ... work, and leg-s and feet to walk. He gives us food to eat, and water to drink, and clear air to breathe. Above all, he has given us a mind to think, and to know right from wrong.
Page 46 - Look ! there is our dog Tray. He takes good care of the house. He will bark, but he will not bite, if you do not hurt him. — Here is a fine sleek cat. She purrs and frisks, and wags her tail. Do not teaze her, or she will scratch you, and make you bleed. — See what a sweet bird this is. Look at his bright eyes, his fine wings, and nice long tail.
Page 92 - Look how black the sky is ! Now it rains ! How fast it rains ! Rain comes from the clouds. The ducks love rain. Ducks swim, and geese swim. Can Charles swim ? No. Charles is not a duck, nor a goose : so he must take care not to go too near the pond, lest he should fall in. I do not know that we could get him out : if we could not, he would die.

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