New National First[-Fifth] Reader, Book 2

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1883

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Page 173 - Twinkle, twinkle, little star; How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. When the glorious sun is set, When the grass with dew is wet, Then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Page 17 - What does little birdie say In her nest at peep of day ? Let me fly, says little birdie, Mother, let me fly away. Birdie, rest a little longer, Till the little wings are stronger. So she rests a little longer, Then she flies away. What does little baby say, In her bed at peep of day ? Baby says, like little birdie, • Let me rise and fly away.
Page 149 - And wouldn't it be pleasanter To treat it as a joke, And say you're glad " 'Twas Dolly's And not your head that broke"?
Page 175 - And labours hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes. In works of labour or of skill I would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. In books, or work, or healthful play Let my first years be past, That I may give for every day Some good account at last.
Page 174 - All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.
Page 162 - But just then some birdies Came flying along, And sang as they neared us A chirruping song; And he felt just as I do When girls come and shout Right under the window, " Come, Nelly, come out ! " It's wrong to be sorry; I ought to be glad; But he's the best birdie That ever I had.
Page 174 - 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 ? Are you gentle to each other ? Are you careful, day by day, Not to give offence by actions, Or by anything you say...
Page 150 - It isn't fair"? And wouldn't it be nobler To keep your temper sweet, And in your heart be thankful You can walk upon your feet? And suppose the world don't please you, Nor the way some people do, Do you think the whole creation Will be altered just for you? And isn't it, my boy or girl, The wisest, bravest plan, Whatever comes, or doesn't come, To do the best you can?
Page 79 - some one lias cut down one of my fine trees. Do you know who did it ? " Poor George saw at once that he had done wrong, but he was too good to -tell a lie about it. It did not take him long to make up his mind what to do. Looking up at his father, he said, "Father, I did it. I can not tell a lie about it. I cut it with my little hatchet.
Page 125 - Dear Grandma, I will try to write A very little letter: If I don't spell the words all right, Why, next time I'll do better.

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