Introduction to the English reader: or, A selection of pieces in prose and poetry, calculated to improve the younger classes of learners in reading; and to imbue their minds with the love of virtue. To which are added, rules and observations for assisting children to read with propriety

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Pulished by Collins and co., W. E. Dean, printer, 1831 - Readers - 166 pages
 

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Page 91 - Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view ! The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody valleys, warm and low ; The windy summit, wild and high, "Roughly rushing on the sky ! The pleasant seat, the ruin'd tower, The naked rock, the shady bower ; The town and village, dome and farm, Each give each a double charm, As pearls upon an Ethiop's arm.
Page 136 - HAPPY the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire ; Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire.
Page 103 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn. Chorus. Let us pity the white man; no mother has he, &c.
Page 90 - Don't give too much for the whistle ; and I saved my money.
Page 137 - I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day ; The moon shines full at his command, And all the stars obey.
Page 154 - Hark ! they whisper ; angels say, Sister Spirit, come away. . What is this absorbs me quite ! Steals my senses, shuts my sight, Drowns my spirits, draws my breath ? Tell me, my soul!
Page 124 - Rest, little young One, rest ; thou hast forgot the day When my father found thee first in places far away...
Page 145 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!
Page 124 - What ails thee, young one? what? Why pull so at thy cord ? Is it not well with thee? — well both for bed and board? Thy plot of grass is soft, and green as grass can be ; Rest, little young one, rest ; what is't that aileth thee ? "What is it thou wouldst seek?
Page 124 - Thou know'st that twice a day I have brought thee in this can Fresh water from the brook as clear as ever ran ; And twice in the day when the ground is wet with dew I bring thee draughts of milk, warm milk it is and new.

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