Word by Word: An Illustrated Primary Spelling Book

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Ginn, 1889 - Spellers - 112 pages
 

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Page 60 - I can" is a worker; he tills the broad fields, And digs from the earth all the wealth which it yields; The hum of his spindles begins with the light, And the fires of his forges are blazing all night.
Page 71 - A noun's the name of anything, As school or garden, hoop or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of noun, As great, small, pretty, white or brown.
Page 21 - If a task is once begun Never leave it till it's done. Be the labor great or small, Do it well or not at all.
Page 71 - To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, or run ; How things are done the adverbs tell, As slowly, quickly, ill, or well ! Conjunctions join the words together, As men and women, wind or weather ; The preposition stands before A noun, as in, or through a door ; The interjection shows surprise, As Oh ! how pretty, Ah ! how wise ; The whole are called nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach.
Page 71 - VERBS tell of something being done; To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, or run. How things are done the ADVERBS tell; As slowly, quickly, ill, or well. CONJUNCTIONS join the words together; As men and women, wind or weather; The PREPOSITION stands before A noun, as in or through a door. The INTERJECTION shows surprise; As oh! how pretty \ ah! how wise\ The whole are called nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach.
Page 71 - Instead of nouns the pronouns stand— Her head, his face, your arm, my hand...
Page 39 - Sixty seconds make a minute: How much good can I do in it ? Sixty minutes make an hour, — All the good that's in my power. Twenty hours and four a day, — Time for work and sleep and play. Days three hundred sixty-five Make a year for me to strive Eight good things each day to do, That I wise may grow and true.
Page 51 - Till your eyes and nose are red? And wouldn't it be pleasanter To treat it as a joke, And say you're glad " 'Twas Dolly's And not your head that broke"?
Page 16 - Tongue to talk have you and I; God has given the little fly No such things, So he sings With his buzzing wings.
Page 51 - twas Dolly's And not your head that broke? Suppose you're dressed for walking, And the rain comes pouring down, Will it clear off any sooner Because you scold and frown? And wouldn't it be nicer For you to smile...

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