The World and Its People, Book 2

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Larkin Dunton
Silver, Burdett, 1889
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Page 27 - Ah! you are so great, and I am so small, I tremble to think of you, World, at all; And yet, when I said my prayers to-day, A whisper inside me seemed to say, "You are more than the Earth, though you are such a dot: You can love and think, and the Earth cannot!
Page 27 - You friendly Earth, how far do you go, With the wheat-fields that nod and the rivers that flow, With cities and gardens, and cliffs and isles, And people upon you for thousands of miles?
Page 36 - All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful. The Lord God made them all. Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings.
Page 36 - He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell how great is God almighty, who has made all things well...
Page 108 - O'ercurtained by wild flowers. " One morn I ran away, A madcap, noisy rill ! And many a prank that day I played adown the hill. " And then 'mid meadowy banks I flirted with the flowers, That stooped with glowing lips, To woo me to their bowers. " But these bright scenes are o'er, And darkly flows my wave ; I hear the ocean's roar, And there must be my grave.
Page 26 - The wonderful air is over me, And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree; It walks on the water, and whirls the mills, And talks to itself on the tops of the hills.
Page 46 - OLL on, roll on, you restless waves, -*-^- That toss about and roar ; Why do you all run back again When you have reached the shore ? Roll on, roll on, you noisy waves, Roll higher up the strand ; How is it that you cannot pass That line of yellow sand ? Make haste, or else the tide will turn ; Make haste, you noisy sea ; Roll quite across the bank, and then Far on across the lea.
Page 158 - Apricots, and gilly-flowers. 8. August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne. 9. Warm September brings the fruit, Sportsmen then begin to shoot. 10. Brown October brings the pheasant ; Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Page 107 - So pensive and so slow ? My birthplace was the mountain, My nurse the April showers, My cradle was a fountain...
Page 79 - An isthmus is a narrow neck of land joining two larger portions together; as the Isthmus of Suez.

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