The Franklin Fourth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

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Taintor Brothers, Merrill, & Company, 1873 - Elocution - 240 pages

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Page 35 - VERSION. TAKE fast hold of instruction; let her not go; Keep her, for she is thy life. 2. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men; avoid it, pass not upon it, turn from it, and go away. in-struc'tion a-vold
Page 31 - slave, strike 1 ! 0 that I knew where I might find Him ! that I might come even to His seat'! 10. Is this book yours', or mine 1 ] It was black' or white 1 , soft' or hard 1 , rough' or smooth 1 . He preferred hon'or to dis'honor, worth
Page 219 - I sat down among them, and, after looking round awhile and hearing nothing said, being very drowsy through labor and want of rest the preceding night, I fell fast asleep, and continued so till the meeting broke up, when one was kind enough to rouse me. This was. therefore, the first house
Page 93 - is coming, and spring-time is here. 4. Little white snow-drop, I pray you arise ! Bright yellow crocus, come, open your eyes ! Sweet little violets, hid from the cold, Put on your mantles of purple and gold ! Daffodils ! daffodils ! say, do you hear ? — Summer is coming, and spring-time is here. List'en. Hearken; give ear. Cheer. Cheerfulness ; gayety.
Page xxv - short, as in met. — Uprouse ye, then, my merry merry men! Eternal summer gilds them yet, but all, except their sun, is set. He saw an elk upon the banks of the
Page 120 - To grandfather's house we go ; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh Through the white and drifted snow. 2. Over the river and through the wood, — Oh, how the wind does blow I It stings the toes And
Page 126 - a silence deep and white. 2. Every pine and fir and hemlock Wore ermine too dear for an earl, And the poorest twig on the elm-tree Was ridged inch deep with pearL 3.
Page 93 - 2. Hark ! how the music leaps out from his throat ! Hark ! was there ever so merry a note ] Listen awhile, and you '11 hear what he 's saying, Up in the apple-tree swinging and swaying. 3. Dear little blossoms down under the snow, You must be weary of winter, I know ; Hark ! while I sing you a message of cheer,
Page 128 - lighted As Eden was of old. 5. I live for those who love me, For those who know me true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too ; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrongs that need resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do. Em'u-late. Strive to equal. Wake. The track made by
Page 127 - To emulate their glory, And follow in their wake; Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages, The noble of all ages, Whose deeds crown History's pages, And Time's great volume make. To feel there is a union Twixt Nature's heart and mine; To profit by affliction,

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