Lessons on shells, as given ... in a Pestalozzian school, at Cheam, by the author of 'Lessons on objects'. (Google eBook)

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Page 77 - And it shall come to pass in that day that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
Page 114 - ... twould an infant's hand obey Stretch 'd forth to seize it in its play; But let that infant's hand draw near, It shrinks with quick, instinctive fear, And clings as close as though the stone It rests upon, and it, were one ; And should the strongest arm endeavour The Limpet from its rock to sever, 'Tis seen its loved support to clasp With such tenacity of grasp, We wonder that such strength should dwell In such a small and simple shell...
Page 31 - Each seeming want compensated of course, Here with degrees of swiftness, there of force ; All in exact proportion to the state ; Nothing to add, and nothing to abate.
Page 187 - But the dull sluggard boasts a crab his friend, Whose busy eyes the coming prey attend. One room contains them, and the partners dwell Beneath the convex of one sloping shell ; Deep in the watery vast the comrades rove, And mutual interest binds their constant love.
Page 114 - Tis seen its loved support to clasp With such tenacity of grasp, We wonder that such strength should dwell In such a small and simple shell ! And is not this a lesson worth The study of the sons of earth ? Who need a Rock so much as we ? Ah ! who to such a Rock can flee ? A Rock to strengthen, comfort, aid, To guard, to shelter, and to shade...
Page 132 - They that go down to the sea, that do business in great waters, they see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep.
Page 187 - Deep in the watery vast the comrades rove, And mutual interest binds their constant love : That wiser friend the lucky juncture tells When in the circuit of his gaping shells Fish wand'ring enter ; then the bearded guide Warns the dull mate, and pricks his tender side ; He knows the hint...
Page 113 - Approach it then, and mark its ways, And learn the lesson it conveys. At distance viewed, it seems to lie On its rough bed so carelessly, That t'would an infant's hand obey...
Page 187 - Fish, wandering, enter; then the bearded guide Warns the dull mate, and pricks his tender side : He knows the hint, nor at the treatment grieves, But hugs the advantage and the pain forgives.
Page 185 - ... and shady place. It is again softly rubbed, and separated with the hand, while it is yet moist, and then spread out again. When quite deprived of moisture, it is drawn through a comb with the teeth wide apart, and afterwards through a similar instrument, with finer and closer teeth. The silk intended for finer works, is afterwards drawn through closer iron combs or cards. It is spun, two or three of the threads being mixed with one of real silk ; the web...

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