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THE ENGLISH READER.

THIRD BOOK.

SECTION I.

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1.-SUMMER SONG OF THE STRAWBERRY GIRL. Beau'-ti-ful, pleasing to the Gem, precious stone. eye, lovely.

Glad'-ness, joy. Bi'nd-weed, convolvulus.

Jew'-els, precious stones, gems. Bou'gh, branch of a tree. Lux'-u-ry, richness. Bril'-liant, dazzling, brightly Per’-fymes, fragrance,

sweet shining

scent. Brooks, streamlets, rills. Ple'as-ant, agreeable, grateful. Clus'-ters, bunches.

Tran'-quil, peaceful, quiet. Co'urt-ly, royal.

Wre'aths, twisted tendrils En’-vy, grief for not being like. strings.

Wild strawberries grow plentifully in the woods around Paris, and during the months of July and August they are gathered by boys and girls who gain a scanty livelihood by selling them to the hotels, where they are used as desserts and eaten with powdered sugar.

It is summer, it is summer;

How beautiful it looks,
There is sunshine on the old

And sunshine on the brooks,
A singing bird on every bough,

Soft perfumes on the air,
A happy smile on each young lip,

And gladness everywhere.
Oh! is it not a pleasant thing,

To wander through the woods,
To look upon the painted flowers,

And watch the opening buds;

gray hills,

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