Graded Speller: Book I : Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Years

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Brothers of the Christian Schools, 1914 - Spellers - 91 pages
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Page 13 - A hurry of hoofs in the village street, A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark, And beneath from the pebbles, in passing, a spark Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet; That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light The fate of a nation was riding that night. —LONGFELLOW.
Page 77 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace. —POPE.
Page 69 - white as snow, with its black ribbon; her silvery smooth hair setting off her dark gray eyes, eyes such as one sees only twice or thrice in a lifetime, full of suffering, full also of the overcoming of it; her eyebrows black and delicate, and her mouth firm, patient, and contented, which few mouths
Page 50 - I pledge allegiance to the Flag and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, indivisible; with liberty and justice for all. GRADE
Page 63 - When freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there; She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then, from his mansion in the sun She called her eagle bearer down And gave into his mighty hand
Page 70 - herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. —GRAY.
Page 60 - sultry noontide, I am cup-bearer to the parched populace, for whose benefit an iron goblet is chained to my waist. To all, I cry aloud, "Here it is gentlemen! here is the good liquor! here is the unadulterated ale of Father Adam! better than brandy, wine or beer; here it is and not a cent to pay. Walk up, walk up, gentlemen, and help yourselves!
Page 48 - the erring. 0 do not thou forget However darkly stained by sin, he is thy brother yet! Heir of the self-same heritage, child of the self-same God, He hath but stumbled in the path, thou hast in weakness trod.
Page 48 - he is thy brother yet! Heir of the self-same heritage, child of the self-same God, He hath but stumbled in the path, thou hast in weakness trod.
Page 47 - with innocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit goodnatured. It will lighten sickness, poverty, and affliction; convert ignorance into amiable simplicity, and render deformity itself

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