The American Spelling Book: Containing the Rudiments of the English Language, for the Use of Schools in the United States

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T.W. White, 1816 - Children - 168 pages

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Page 84 - I cannot fail of having money enough to purchase a new gown. Green — -let me consider — yes, green becomes my complexion best, and green it shall be. In this dress I will go to the fair, where all the young fellows will strive to have me for a partner ; but I shall perhaps refuse every one of them, and with an air of disdain, toss from them.
Page 60 - Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom : and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee : she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Page 81 - Won't you? said the old man, then I will fetch you down; so he pulled up some turf or grass and threw at him; but this only made the youngster laugh, to think the old man should pretend to beat him down from the tree with grass only. Well, well, said the old man, if neither words nor grass will do, I must try what virtue there is in stones.
Page 70 - Ask, and it shall be given unto you ; seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you...
Page 90 - These briars indeed, said he, will tear my skin a little, yet they keep off the dogs. For the sake of the good, then, let me bear the evil with patience : each bitter has its sweet, and these brambles, though they wound my flesh, preserve my life from danger.
Page 43 - A good child will not lie, swear, nor steal. — He will be good at home, and ask to read his book ; when he gets up he will wash his hands and face clean ; he will comb his hair and make haste to school ; he will not play by the way as bad boys do.
Page 150 - ... of courts. He does not frequent the tavern, and drink up all his earnings in liquor that does him no good. He puts his money to use, that is, he buys more land or stock, or lends his money at interest — in short he makes his money produce some profit or income. These savings and profits though small by themselves, amount in a year to a considerable sum, and in a few years they swell to an estate — Thrifty becomes a wealthy farmer, with several hundred acres of land, and a hundred head of...
Page 167 - But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters...
Page 60 - My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother." If your heart has been ever touched by parental feelings, you will see no jest in this. Once more: "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Page 41 - No man may put off the law of God: My joy is in his law all the day. O may I not go in the way of sin! Let me not go in the way of ill men.

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