Tommy's First Speaker for Little Boys and Girls
Thomas W. Handford
W.H. Harrison, Jr., 1885 - Children's poetry - 160 pages
A collection of poems and short pieces suitable for recitation by boys and girls.
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asked baby baby's beautiful birds bless blue boys bright bring brown busy cheek clothes coming daisies dark dear dear little eyes face fair fall Father feet flowers friends give gold grace green grow hair hands happy head hear heart hill hope hour Hundreds keep kind king kiss land laugh leaves light little boy little girl live look Lord mamma merry morning mother never night once passed Peep piece play pretty queen rain recites remember rose round seems sing sleep smile snow soft song soon speak spring summer sure sweet tell Thee thing thou thought town tree true warm watching wind wish wonder young
Page 65 - He died that we might be forgiven, he died to make us good, that we might go at last to heaven, saved by his precious blood. 4 There was no other good enough to pay the price of sin; he only could unlock the gate of heaven, and let us in.
Page 40 - The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling .wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Page 62 - WE were crowded in the cabin, Not a soul would dare to sleep,— It was midnight on the waters, And a storm was on the deep. 'Tis a fearful thing in winter To be shattered by the blast, And to hear the rattling trumpet Thunder, "Cut away the mast!
Page 108 - I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER. I REMEMBER, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn : He never came a wink too soon, Nor brought too long a day, But now I often wish the night Had borne my breath away ! I remember, I remember...
Page 61 - Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Page 62 - the captain shouted; As he staggered down the stairs. But his little daughter whispered, As she took his icy hand, " Isn't God upon the ocean, Just the same as on the land...
Page 124 - Wild is thy lay and loud, Far in the downy cloud, Love gives it energy, love gave it birth. Where, on thy dewy wing, Where art thou journeying ? Thy lay is in heaven, thy love is on earth.
Page 39 - First William the Norman, Then William his son ; Henry, Stephen, and Henry, . Then Richard and John ; Next Henry the third, Edwards one, two. and three, And again after Richard Three Henrys we see. Two Edwards, third Richard, If rightly I guess ; Two Henrys, sixth Edward, Queen Mary, Queen Bess.
Page 149 - One by one the sands are flowing, One by one the moments fall; Some are coming, some are going; Do not strive to grasp them all. One by one thy duties wait thee, Let thy whole strength go to each; Let no further dreams elate thee, Learn thou first what these can teach.
Page 115 - O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song! I saw the different things you did, But always you yourself you hid. I felt you push, I heard you call, I could not see yourself at all — O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song!