Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children

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Strahan, 1873 - 321 pages
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Page 128 - As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe, And forward bends his head, The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, And southward aye we fled.
Page 75 - There is a path which no fowl knoweth, And which the vulture's eye hath not seen: The lion's whelps have not trodden it, Nor the fierce lion passed by it.
Page 158 - I wind about, and in and out, With here a blossom sailing, And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling ; And here and there a foamy flake Upon me, as I travel, With many a silvery waterbreak Above the golden gravel, — And draw them all along, and flow To join the brimming river ; For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever.
Page 350 - Thou art, of what sort the eternal life of the saints was to be, which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Page 31 - When He prepared the heavens I was there, when He set a compass upon the face of the depth : when He established the clouds above ; when He strengthened the fountains of the deep : when He gave to the sea His decree, that the waters should not pass His commandment : when He appointed the foundations of the earth : then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him ; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him ; rejoicing in the habitable parts of the earth, and my delights were with the sons...
Page 31 - Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth; while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: When he strengthened the fountains of the deep; When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment...
Page 69 - Cinders and pumicestones were falling down from the sky, and flames breaking out of the mountain above. But Pliny would go on : he said that if people were in danger, it was his duty to help them ; and that he must see this strange cloud, and note down the different shapes into which it changed. But the hot ashes fell faster and faster ; the sea ebbed out suddenly, and...
Page 31 - When there were no depths, I was brought forth ; When there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth : While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
Page viii - Well, Robert, where have you been walking this afternoon ? " said Mr. Andrews to one of his pupils, at the close of a holiday. Oh — Robert had been to Broom Heath, and round by Camp Mount, and home through the meadows. But it was very dull. He hardly saw a single person. He had much rather have gone by the turnpike-road.
Page x - While many a vacant, thoughtless youth is whirled throughout Europe, without gaining a single idea worth crossing a street for, the observing eye and inquiring mind, find matter of improvement and delight, in every ramble in town and country. Do you then William, continue to make use of your eyes; and you Robert, learn that eyes were given you to use.

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