McGuffey's Eclectic Readers

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American Book Company, 1909 - Children - 64 pages
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As I read through this book, I realized what we have lost in the current education system. These books are so pure of heart and honest and clean. A truly refreshing read, an education without the political correctness that consumes our children's education today. God is written about as is kindness to animals and strong work ethics. In the sixth reader, I imagine this for 13-16 year olds, war is discussed and the works of Shakespeare and Longfellow. Do schools even teach these masterpieces?
These books were written before government's Godless intervention and indoctrination. It is tragic that we, as a Nation, allowed the them to educate our children. I know the loss is much greater than initially believed. Children always lose when the government gains control of and hacks away at their Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
These are perfect for home schoolers. They were a joy to read but they made me sad for the loss our Country has suffered.
 

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Page 56 - I like little Pussy, Her coat is so warm; And if I don't hurt her She'll do me no harm. So I'll not pull her tail, Nor drive her away, But Pussy and I Very gently will play...
Page 59 - ... written. We know that they were written by human beings who had no knowledge of science, little knowledge of life, and were influenced by the barbarous morality of primitive times, and were grossly ignorant of most things that men know today. For instance, Genesis says that God made the earth, and he made the sun to light the day and the moon to light the night, and in one clause disposes of the stars by saying that "he made the stars also.
Page 60 - All you do and all you say He can see and hear ; When you work and when you play, Think the Lord is near. All your joys and griefs he knows, Counts each falling tear ; When to him you tell your woes, Think the Lord will hear.
Page 43 - XXXVI. wants would u tell? rule keep good that each The girls and boys all love Miss May; she is so kind to them. Miss May tells them there is a rule that she wants them to keep. It is, "Do to each one as you would like each one to do to you.
Page 59 - All you do, and all you say He can see and hear; When you work and when you play, Think the Lord is near. All your joys and griefs he knows, Sees each smile and tear; When to Him you tell your woes, Know the Lord will hear.
Page 20 - XV.-REVIEW. 20 21 Tom is blind; he holds a box in his hand. Nell is kind to him. This old hen has a nest. Mary will run and get the eggs.
Page 34 - Which way do you like to skate, — on the ice, or on the floor? The girl with the new black dress is Jane Bell.

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