Sanders' Union Reader: Containing Exercises in Reading, Definitions, Articulation, Etc. Number three, Book 3

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company, 1862 - Readers (Secondary) - 264 pages
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Page 84 - For as the rain cometh down, And the snow from heaven, And returneth not thither, But watereth the earth, And maketh it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: It shall not return unto me void, But it shall accomplish that which I please, And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Page 69 - How many deeds of kindness A little child may do, Although it has so little strength, And little wisdom too? It wants a loving spirit Much more than strength, to prove How many things a child may do For others by its love.
Page 27 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 69 - The blade on which it rested, Before the day was done, Without a drop to moisten it, Would wither in the sun.
Page 132 - Little by little," said a thoughtful boy, " Moment by moment, I'll well employ, Learning a little every day, And not spending all my time in play. And still this rule in my mind shall dwell :' Whatever I do, I will do it well.' Little by little, I'll learn to know The treasured wisdom of long ago ; And one of these days perhaps we'll see That the world will be the better for me.
Page 131 - Little by little," an acorn said, As it slowly sank in its mossy bed, "I am improving every day, Hidden deep in the earth away." Little by little, each day it grew; Little by little, it sipped the dew; Downward it sent out a thread-like root; Up in the air sprung a tiny shoot.
Page 21 - The Diaeresis is placed over the latter of two vowels, to show that they belong to two distinct syllables ; as, aerial.
Page 20 - The Quotation includes a passage that is taken from some other author or speaker ; as, John said, " See my kite." The Parenthesis includes words not properly a part of the main sentence ; as, I like these people (who would not?) very much. The words within the parenthesis should be read in a lower tone of voice.
Page 243 - For the little boy that died. I shall miss him when the flowers come, In the garden where he played, — I shall miss him more by the fireside, When the flowers have all decayed ; I shall see his toys, and his empty chair, And the horse he used to ride ; And they will speak, with a silent speech, Of the little boy that died.
Page 68 - SUPPOSE the little cowslip Should hang its golden cup, And say, " I'm such a tiny flower, I'd better not grow up," How many a weary traveller Would miss its fragrant smell, How many a little child would grieve To lose it from the dell.

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