Riverside Primer and Reader

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Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1893 - Readers - 205 pages
 

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Page 90 - What does little birdie say In her nest at peep of day ? Let me fly, says little birdie, Mother, let me fly away. Birdie, rest a little longer, Till the little wings are stronger.
Page 194 - THE LAMB Little lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee, Gave thee life, and bid thee feed By the stream and o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice?
Page 182 - IN winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go_to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going past me in the street. And does it not seem hard to you, When all the sky is clear and blue, And I should like so much to play To have to go to bed by day...
Page 148 - Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace Wednesday's child is full of woe Thursday's child has far to go...
Page 195 - GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us ; And cause His face to shine upon us ; That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations.
Page 152 - As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Page 167 - I saw a ship a-sailing, A-sailing on the sea, And oh! it was all laden With pretty things for thee ! There were comfits in the cabin, And apples in the hold; The sails were made of silk, And the masts were made of gold. The four-and-twenty sailors That stood between the decks Were four-and-twenty white mice, With chains about their necks. The captain was a duck, With a packet on his back, And when the ship began to move, The captain said "Quack! Quack!
Page 174 - I HAVE no name ; I am but two days old.' What shall I call thee?
Page 140 - Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum, And said, "What a good boy am I!
Page 196 - Behold, a sower went forth to sow ; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up : some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth : and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth : and when the sun was up, they were scorched ; and because they had no root, they withered away.

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