The Child's Annual

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Allen & Ticknor, 1834 - Children - 192 pages
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Page 102 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank, Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which nature's self would rue.
Page 53 - How gallantly, how merrily, We ride along the sea ! The morning is all sunshine, The wind is blowing free : The billows are all sparkling, And bounding in the light, Like creatures in whose sunny veins The blood is running bright.
Page 98 - A turkey is to be killed for our dinner by the electrical shock and roasted by the electrical jack before a fire kindled by the electrified bottle; when the healths of all the famous electricians in England, Holland, France and Germany are to be drank in electrified bumpers under the discharge of guns from the electrical battery.
Page 93 - We have laughed at little jests ; For the fount of hope was gushing, Warm and joyous, in our breasts ; But laughter now hath fled thy lip, And sullen glooms thy brow.
Page 167 - Turn thine eyes to earth and heaven : God for thee the spring has given, Taught the birds their melodies, Clothed the earth, and cleared the skies, For thy pleasure or thy food : Pour thy soul in gratitude.
Page 45 - Few friends to cheer him through his dangerous life, And none to aid him in the stormy strife ; Companion of the sea and silent air, The lonely fisher thus must ever fare ; Without the comfort, hope — with scarce a friend, He looks through life, and only sees — its end!
Page 166 - I am coming, little maiden, With the pleasant sunshine laden; With the honey for the bee; With the blossom for the tree ; With the flower and with the leaf; Till I come the time is brief.
Page 98 - Chagrined a little that we have been hitherto able to produce nothing in this way of use to mankind, and the hot weather coming on, when electrical experiments are not so agreeable, it is proposed to put an end to them for this season, somewhat humorously, in a party of pleasure on the banks of the Schuylkill.
Page 134 - I., while King of Scotland, was forced to beg of the Earl of Mar the loan of a pair of silk stockings to appear in before the English ambassador, enforcing his request with the cogent appeal, " For ye would not, sure, that your king should appear as a scrub before strangers...
Page 59 - He made with lathes, and with some little difficulty, a cage, or aviary, of considerable dimensions, and furnished it with every requisite for the reception of birds ; and when spring returned, he proceeded to the woods in the vicinity of Tempio, and set himself industriously to secure their nests of young. As he was skilful at the task and of great activity...

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