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" THE VIOLET. 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. "
A Spelling Book: Containing Exercises in Orthography, Pronunciation, and Reading - Page 104
by William Bolles - 1828
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First (-Fourth) reading book, Book 2

Philip George and son, ltd - 1872
...will be a long time before your ears are well again, and you able to hear plainly. 96. THE VIOLET. 1. DOWN in a green and shady bed A modest violet grew,...head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower ; Its colours bright and fair ; It might have graced a painted bower Instead of hiding there....
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The Children's prize [afterw.] The Prize for boys and girls [afterw.] The Prize

1872
...TAYLOR. Down in a green and sha - dy bed A mo - dest vi - o - let grev ; Its l :•: __! Г rr В OWN in a green and shady bed A modest violet grew ; Its...head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colours bright and fair ; It might have graced a lady's bower, Instead of hiding there....
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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6, Book 1

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...be sure of that, for who do you think will be at the trouble to take the rudder out of his hands?" THE VIOLET. Down in a green and shady bed, A modest...was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view. F And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colour bright and fair ; It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead...
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Which is My Likeness, Or, Seeing Ourselves as We See Others

Catherine Douglas Bell - Children - 1873 - 348 pages
...unselfishness, and modesty together, make up the most pleasant expression that a countenance can wear. ' Down in a green and shady bed. A modest violet grew...bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view." " . " That is modesty, mamma, I see," Lucy said ; " and I suppose in the 1 Yet thus it was content...
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Child life, poems, ed. by J.G. Whittier

Child life - 1874
...capes. We heard the wind-organ, The bee and the bird, But of Jack in the Pulpit We heard not a word ! THE VIOLET. DOWN in a green and shady bed A modest...head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colors bright and fair ! It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead of hiding there. Yet...
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Philips' series of reading books for public elementary schools, ed ..., Book 2

Philip George and son, ltd - 1874
...wound was healed. 19.-THE VIOLET. learn vi-o-let ar-ray-ed per-fume mod-est stalk dif-fuse-d hu-mil-ity Down in a green and shady bed A mod-est vi-o-let grew,...head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its co-lours bright and fair, It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead of hiding there. Yet...
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Webster's Little Folks' Speaker: Comprising Many Standard Pieces, as Well as ...

Readers and speakers - 1875 - 192 pages
...that takes away my character !" THE VIOLET. JANE TAYLOR. [To be delivered simply and unaffectedly.] Down in a green and shady bed A modest violet grew...head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colors bright and fair ! It might have graced a rosy bower Instead of hiding there. Yot...
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Calisthenics and Drilling Simplified: For Schools and Families

Duncan Cunningham - Calisthenics - 1875 - 150 pages
...Tour slight and slender wing, And teaches such a little throat So sweet a song to sing 1 THE YIOLET. Down in a green and shady bed A modest violet grew...head As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colours bright and fair ; It might have graced a rosy bower. Instead of hiding there. Yet...
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Mason's first home & school reader

John Mason (principal of the acad, Clerkenwell close.) - 1875
...bend'-ing flow'-ers col'-ours Down in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew ; With bending stalk it hung its head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colours bright and fair : It might have graced a lady's bower, Instead of hiding there....
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Original poems, by A. and J. Taylor. Author's complete ed

Ann Taylor - 1876
...great care indeed, Lest I appear as pert and vain As does this gaudy weed. 164 The Way to be Happy. THE VIOLET. DOWN in a green and shady bed, A modest...head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colour bright and fair ; It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead of hiding there. Yet...
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