Rathbun's Graded Speller: Containing Ten Thousand Practical Words for Spelling, a Treatise on Orthography, and Much Practical Work for All Grades

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The author, 1906 - Spellers - 128 pages
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Page 44 - THE day is cold, and dark, and dreary ; It rains, and the wind is never weary ; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary.
Page 44 - Past, But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast, And the days are dark and dreary. Be still, sad heart ! and cease repining ; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining ; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
Page 25 - Suppose your task, my little man, Is very hard to get, Will it make it any easier For you to sit and fret? And wouldn't it be wiser, Than waiting like a dunce, To go to work in earnest, And learn the thing at once? Suppose that some boys have a horse, And some a coach and pair, Will it tire you less, while walking, To say, "It isn't fair?
Page 27 - He liveth long who liveth well ! All else is being flung away ; He liveth longest who can tell Of true things truly done each day.
Page 36 - And share his joys with a genial glow, — With sympathies large enough to enfold All men as brothers, — is better than gold. Better than gold is a conscience clear, Though toiling for bread in an humble sphere : Doubly blest with content and health, Untried by the lusts or cares of wealth.
Page 100 - And the earth was without form, and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good : and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Page 57 - If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Page 23 - I have to learn, I must take my turn at the mill, I must grind out the golden grain, I must work at my task with a resolute will, Over and over again.
Page 44 - My life is cold, and dark, and dreary ; It rains, and the wind is never weary ; My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past, But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast And the days are dark and dreary.
Page 42 - Five minutes in a crisis is worth years. It is but a little period, yet it has often saved a fortune or redeemed a people. If there is one virtue that should be cultivated more than another by him who would succeed in life, it is punctuality; if there is one error that should be avoided, it is being behind time.

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