Reading-literature: Primer, First-[sixth] reader

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Row, Peterson and Company, 1914 - Readers
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these stories are all interesting. i do dislike that some of the stories are different from every other version of the story being told. i would recommend getting this book if you are interested in learning the old stories of greek mythology. -Ln

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Page 301 - They say it was a shocking sight After the field was won; For many thousand bodies here Lay rotting in the sun ; But things like that, you know, must be, After a famous victory. "Great praise the Duke of Marlborough won, And our good Prince Eugene.
Page 299 - IT was a summer evening, Old Kaspar's work was done; And he before his cottage door Was sitting in the sun, And by him sported on the green His little grandchild Wilhelmine.
Page 135 - If seven maids with seven mops Swept it for half a year, Do you suppose," the Walrus said, "That they could get it clear?" "I doubt it," said the Carpenter, And shed a bitter tear.
Page 227 - Nay now, my child," said Alice the nurse, "But keep the secret all ye can." She said, "Not so: but I will know If there be any faith in man.
Page 230 - I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles. With many a curve my banks I fret By many a field and fallow, And many a fairy foreland set With willow weed and mallow. I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever.
Page 136 - But four young Oysters hurried up, All eager for the treat: Their coats were brushed, their faces washed, Their shoes were clean and neat — And this was odd, because, you know, They hadn't any feet. Four other Oysters followed them, And yet another four; And thick and fast they came at last, And more, and more...
Page 191 - Merrily swinging on brier and weed, Near to the nest of his little dame, Over the mountain-side or mead, Robert of Lincoln is telling his name: Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link, Spink, spank, spink; Snug and safe is that nest of ours, Hidden among the summer flowers. Chee, chee, chee.
Page 230 - I COME from haunts of coot and hern; * I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley.
Page 225 - He does not love me for my birth, Nor for my lands so broad and fair; He loves me for my own true worth, And that is well,
Page 136 - The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax Of cabbages - and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings.

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