New National First Reader

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A.S. Barnes, 1884 - 95 pages
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Page 94 - Early to bed and early to rise, Make men healthy, .wealthy, and wise. * It is intended that these selections shall be memorized by pupils, but as they do not form any part of the reading lessons, the words not heretofore used are not regarded as "new words," Suppose your task, my little man, Is very hard to get, Will it make it any easier For you to sit and fret ? Then wouldn't it be wiser, Than waiting like a dunce, To go to work in earnest, And learn the thing at once ? Speak the truth, and speak...
Page 95 - To do to others as I would That they should do to me, Will make me honest, kind, and good, As children ought to be.
Page 94 - CHILDREN, do you love each other ? Are you always kind and true ? Do you always do to others As you'd have them do to you...
Page 93 - I could play as well as you do," said Frank. " O you will soon do that. All you will have to do is to try." SLATE EXERCISE. • PEARLS IN VERSE.* Be the matter what it may, Always speak the truth. If at work, or if at play, Always speak the truth. Do your best, your very best, And do it every day. Little boys and little girls, That is the wisest way. Little children, love each other, Never give another pain, If your brother speak in anger, Answer not in wrath again. Early to bed and early to...
Page 95 - Because you scold and frown ? And wouldn't it be nicer For you to smile than pout, And so make sunshine in the house When there is none without ? Suppose your task, my little man, Is very hard to get, Will it make it any easier For you to sit and fret ? And wouldn't it be wiser, To go to work in earnest And learn the thing...

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