The young scholar's manual, or companion to the spelling book consisting of easy lessons in the several branches of early education: Intended for use in schools

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Al Phelps, 1830 - English language - 88 pages
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Page 4 - In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Ma,ps, Charts, and Dooks, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 89 - I -will praise God with my voice ; for I may praise Him, though I am but a little child. A few years ago and I was a little infant, and my tongue was dumb within my mouth : And I did not know the great name of God, for my reason was not come unto me. But now I can speak, and my tongue shall praise Him : 1 can think of all His kindness, and my heart shall love Him.
Page 91 - Lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough, always proves little enough. Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy...
Page 90 - The flowers fold up their colored leaves ; they fold themselves up, and hang their heads on the slender stalk. The chickens are gathered under the wing of the hen, and are at rest ; the hen herself is at rest also. The little birds have ceased their warbling, they are asleep on the boughs, each one with his head behind his wing.
Page 91 - Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says.
Page 90 - The sheep rest upon their soft fleeces, and their loud bleating is no more heard amongst the hills. There is no sound of a number of voices, or of children at play, or the trampling of busy feet, and of people hurrying to and fro. The smith's hammer is not heard upon the anvil; nor the harsh saw of the carpenter. All men are stretched on their quiet beds ; and the child sleeps upon the breast of its mother. Darkness is spread over the skies, and darkness, is upon the ground ; every eye is shut, and...
Page 89 - I E, let us praise God, for He is exceeding great; let us bless God, for He is very good. He made all things; the sun to rule the day, the moon to shine by night. He made the great whale, and the elephant; and the little worm that crawleth on the ground.
Page 17 - ... church-yard. Emphasis is a particular force of utterance given to a particular word in a sentence, on account of its importance. Cadence is a fall or modulation of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.
Page 91 - At present, perhaps, you may think yourselves in thriving circumstances, and that you can bear a little extravagance without injury; but, (For age and want save while you may, No morning sun lasts a whole day,
Page 91 - And now to conclude, Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other...

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