Nature Study by Grades: Teachers' Book for Primary Grades

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American Book Company, 1908 - Nature study - 180 pages

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Page 105 - Do you ne'er think what wondrous beings these ? Do you ne'er think who made them, and who taught The dialect they speak, where melodies Alone are the interpreters of thought? Whose household words are songs in many keys, Sweeter than instrument of man e'er caught ! Whose habitations in the tree-tops even Are half-way houses on the road to heaven...
Page 131 - I'll be as busy as they." Then he flew to the mountain, and powdered its crest; He lit on the trees, and their boughs he dressed In diamond beads ; and over the breast Of the quivering lake he spread A coat of mail, that it need not fear The downward point of many a spear, That he hung on its margin, far and near, Where a rock could rear its head. He went to the windows of those who slept, And over each pane, like a fairy, crept; Wherever he breathed, wherever he stepped, By the light of the moon,...
Page 130 - Now I shall be out of sight; So through the valley and over the height, In silence I'll take my way; I will not go on like that blustering train, The wind and the snow, the hail and the rain, Who make so much bustle and noise in vain, But I'll be as busy as they.
Page 131 - There were cities, with temples and towers ; and these All pictured in silver sheen. But he did one thing that was hardly fair, — He peeped in the cupboard, and finding there That all had forgotten for him to prepare, " Now, just to set them a-thinking, I'll bite this basket of fruit...
Page 15 - He who knows the most ; he who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments, — is the rich and royal man.

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