Pretty Lessons in Verse for Good Children: With Some Lessons in Latin in Easy Rhyme

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John W. Parker and Son, 1853 - Children's poetry, English - 142 pages
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Page 9 - January brings the snow, Makes our feet and fingers glow. February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again. March brings breezes loud and shrill, Stirs the dancing daffodil.
Page 10 - To stir the dancing daffodil. April brings the primrose sweet, Scatters daisies at our feet. May brings flocks of pretty lambs Skipping by their fleecy dams. June brings tulips, lilies, roses, Fills the children's hands with posies. Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots, and gillyflowers. August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne. Warm September brings the fruit; Sportsmen then begin to shoot. Fresh October brings the pheasant; Then to gather nuts is pleasant. Dull November...
Page 148 - Varronianus ; a Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of Ancient Italy, and the Philological Study of the Latin Language. By JW DONALDSON, DD, Head Master of Bury School. Second Edition, enlarged. 14s. STANDARD BOOKS PUBLISHED BY The New Cratylus; Contributions towards a more accurate Knowledge of the Greek Language.
Page 148 - Longer Exercises in Latin Prose Composition ; chiefly Translated from the Writings of Modern Latinists. With a Commentary on the Exercises, and Remarks on the best Mode of forming a simple and correct Latin Style. By JW DONALDSON, DD, Head Master of Bury School.
Page 76 - Long-legs, hasten away ! Cockchafers, leave your play ! The searching Rook for you doth look, Throughout the livelong day. Snail with wreathed shell, Slugs of grove and dell, The parent Thrush on you will rush, And bear you off to his cell. Flies, both great and small, The Martlet quits the wall ; And Swift and Swallow will swiftly follow, And they will swallow you all. Worms, go under the earth ; Grubs, return to your berth ; The Lapwing will take you, and Robin will shake you — The winter's his...
Page 19 - Are convey'd, I here protest, From the Indies, East and West. Plantain and banana Grow in hot Guiana; There the chocolate is found— Parrots in the woods abound. Books that you may read in, This fact are agreed in, That Peru and Mexico Gold and silver have to show. White and fleecy cotton Grows full many a spot on,—-• In North and South America, India and Africa. Many a one who tarries For a while at Paris, Buys the treasures of the place, Toys and trinkets, gloves and lace. Port and sparkling...
Page 13 - The cock and his dame In sorrow and shame Set up a most terrible clacking ; The pigs began squeaking, The peacock was shrieking, The ducks in the pond fell a quacking ; The cattle hard by Soon joined in the cry, The gander must add to the clatter ; The turkey-cock gobbled, The old woman hobbled To see what on earth was the matter. As soon as she heard What 'twas that had stirred This terrible racket and riot, She said, ' Fie, for shame ! You all are to blame, I'll beat you to make you be quiet.
Page 74 - The Poppies Blooming all around My Herbert loves to see, Some pearly white, some dark as night, Some red as cramasie; He loves their colours fresh and fine As fair as fair may be, But little does my darling know How good they are to me. He views their clustering petals gay And shakes their nut-brown seeds.
Page 145 - The fitness' of Holy Scripture for unfolding the Spiritual Life of Men, ' the others on ' Christ, the Desire of all Nations ; or, the unconscious Prophecies
Page 65 - Now view him seated on the bough, To crack his nuts at ease, While blackbirds sing, and stockdoves coo, Amid the neighbouring trees.

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