The school managers' series of reading books. Standard 1-6. Intr. primer [and] Standard 1-6, Volume 2

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Alexander Ronald Grant
1874
 

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Page 90 - You friendly Earth! how far do you go With the wheat-fields that nod and the rivers that flow, With cities and gardens, and cliffs, and isles And people upon you for thousands of miles? "Ah, you are so great, and I am so small, I...
Page 89 - January brings the snow, Makes our feet and fingers glow. February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again. March brings breezes loud and shrill, Stirs the dancing daffodil. April brings the primrose sweet, Scatters daisies at our feet. May brings flocks of pretty lambs Skipping by their fleecy dams. June brings tulips, lilies, roses, Fills the children's hands with posies. Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers. August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is...
Page 44 - To-whit! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me? Who stole four eggs I laid, And the nice nest I made"?" " Not I," said the the cow, " Moo-oo! Such a thing I'd never do. I gave you a wisp of hay, But didn't take your nest away. Not I,
Page 46 - I think I never heard Of anything so mean." "It is very cruel, too," Said little Alice Neal; "I wonder if he knew How sad the bird would feel?
Page 45 - oh, no! I wouldn't treat a poor bird so. I gave wool the nest to line, But the nest was none of mine. Baa ! Baa !" said the sheep ; " oh, no I wouldn't treat a poor bird so.
Page 116 - The children of Holland take pleasure in making, What the children of England take pleasure in breaking;" I believe their bijouterie and nouveautes are chiefly manufactured for the foreign markets.
Page 101 - WALES is a pretty little country, like England's baby brother. It was conquered long ago by a king of England, who promised the people that they should have a prince to govern them who could not speak a word of English. He then told them his own son, a baby, who could not speak any language at all, should be their prince. Since that time the eldest son of the King of England has been called the Prince of Wales. Wales is very mountainous, and numbers of little sheep graze on the green hills. Welsh...
Page 147 - Africa is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea ; on the west, by the Atlantic Ocean ; on the east, by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean...
Page 89 - Apricots and gillyflowers. August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne. Warm September brings the fruit, Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Page 70 - Dip for it, grope for it — Tis such a loss! Jane finds a drop of dew, Fan finds a stone; I find the thimble, Which is mother's own! Run with it, fly with it — Don't let it fall; All did their best for it — Mother thanks all. Just as we give it her, — Think what a shame! — Ned says he's sure That it isn't the same!

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