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Page 69 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!
Page 127 - What does little birdie say In her nest at peep of day ? Let me fly, says little birdie, Mother, let me fly away. Birdie, rest a little longer, Till the little wings are stronger. So she rests a little longer, Then she flies away. What does little baby say, In her bed at peep of day ? Baby says, like little birdie, Let me rise and fly away.
Page 292 - Those who toil bravely are strongest ; The humble and poor become great , And so from these brown-handed children Shall grow mighty rulers of state. The pen of the author and statesman — The noble and wise of the land — The sword, and the chisel, and palette, Shall be held in the little brown hand.
Page 290 - They drive home the cows from the pasture, Up through the long, shady lane, Where the quail whistles loud in the wheat fields.
Page 70 - And labours hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes. In works of labour or of skill I would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. In books, or work, or healthful play Let my first years be past, That I may give for every day Some good account at last.
Page 25 - A little word in kindness spoken, A motion or a tear, Has often healed the heart that's broken, And made a friend sincere.
Page 25 - A word — a look — has crushed to earth Full many a budding flower, Which, had a smile but owned its birth, Would bless life's darkest hour. Then deem it not an idle thing A pleasant word to speak ; The face you wear, the thoughts you bring, A heart may heal or break.
Page 85 - DIDN'T THINK. ONCE a trap was baited With a piece of cheese ; It tickled so a little mouse It almost made him sneeze ; An old rat said, " There's danger, Be careful where you go ! " " Nonsense ! " said the other,
Page 30 - Little drops of water, Little grains of sand Make the mighty ocean, And the pleasant land.
Page 162 - DARE TO DO RIGHT Dare to do right! dare to be true! You have a work that no other can do, Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well, Angels will hasten the story to tell.

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