The Gordon Readers: New series. Primer, [First-fifth reader]

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Page 201 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower! How skillfully she builds her cell! • How neat she spreads the wax! And labors hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes.
Page 135 - Who has seen the wind ? Neither I nor you : But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind ? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by.
Page 10 - Heigh ! diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, While the dish ran away with the spoon.
Page 101 - I met a little Elf-man, once, Down where the lilies blow. I asked him why he was so small, And why he didn't grow. He slightly frowned, and with his eye He looked me through and through. "I'm quite as big for me," said he, "As you are big for you.
Page 171 - SINGING Of speckled eggs the birdie sings, And nests among the trees; The sailor sings of ropes and things In ships upon the sea. The children sing in far Japan, The children sing in Spain; The organ with the organ man Is singing in the rain.
Page 197 - silver wand; And when a good child goes to bed, She waves her wand from right to left And makes a circle round its head. And then it dreams of pleasant things, Of fountains filled with fairy fish, And trees that bear delicious fruit, And bow their branches at a wish.
Page 91 - MOUSE The city mouse lives in a house; — The garden mouse lives in a bower, He's friendly with the frogs and toads, And sees the pretty plants in flower. The city mouse eats bread and cheese; — The garden mouse eats what he can; We will not grudge him seeds and stalks, Poor little timid furry man. — CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI.
Page 34 - For every evil under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none. If there be one, try and find it; If there be none, never mind it.
Page 71 - MILKING TIME When the cows come home the milk is coming; Honey's made while the bees are humming; Duck and drake on the rushy lake, And the deer live safe in the breezy brake; And timid, funny, pert little bunny Winks his nose, and sits all sunny. . —CHRISTINA
Page 64 - dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, " you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden. Your father had an accident there ; he was put into a pie by Mrs. McGregor.

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