The Young Catholic's Illustrated First Reader

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Catholic Publication Society Company, 1885 - Christian education - 88 pages
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Page 69 - VIOLET 1. Down in a green and shady bed A modest violet grew ; Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view. 2. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colors bright and fair; It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead of hiding there.
Page 69 - Then let me to the valley go, This pretty flower to see, That I may also learn to grow In sweet humility.
Page 44 - God can see me every day, When I work and when I play ; When I read and when I talk, When I run and when I walk ; When I eat and when I drink, When I sit and only think ; When I laugh and when I cry, — God is ever watching nigh.
Page 65 - ONCE I saw a little bird Come hop, hop, hop ; So I cried, little bird, Will you stop, stop, stop? And was going to the window To say, how do you do ? But he shook his little tail, And far away he flew.
Page 63 - A little theft, a small deceit, Too often leads to more ; "Tis hard at first, but tempts the feet As through an open door. Just as the broadest rivers run From small and distant springs, The greatest crimes that men have done Have grown from little things.
Page 71 - ... two or three days this course of life went on all right. He ate and ate, and was in great glee. At length he grew sick of such a life, where he had no one to speak to, and would have been glad to mix with his friends once more, as of old. But how was he to get rid of his bell ? He gave a pull and a tug with his feet, and wore the skin off his neck ; but all in vain. The bell was now his plague and curse. He went from room to room, and sought to let one of his friends see him ; but they all kept...
Page 57 - The young birds did not know why they were left so long without food. It grew quite dark, and then they all lay still in their nest. There were four young wrens in the nest, and that night three of them died of cold.
Page 40 - She is drinking her milk; Her coat is as soft And as glossy as silk. She sips it all up, With her little lap-lap; Then wiping her whiskers Lies down for a nap.
Page 44 - God mude the world, and all things that are in it. He made the Sun to shine by day, and the Moon to give light by night. — He made all the beasts that walk on the earth, all the birds that fly in the air, and all the fish that swim in the sea. Each herb, and plant, and tree is the work of his hands. All things, both great and small, that live and move, and breathe in this wide world, to him do owe their...
Page 40 - Oh ! here is Miss Pussy, She is drinking her milk ; Her coat is as soft And as glossy as silk. She sips it all up, With her little lip-lap, Then, wiping her nose, Lies down for a nap.

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