The Progressive Course in Reading: First[ -fifth] Book ...

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Butler, Sheldon & Company, 1899 - Readers

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Page 22 - In the dark blue sky you keep, And often through my curtains peep, For you never shut your eye Till the sun is in the sky. As your bright and tiny spark Lights the traveller in the dark, Though I know not what you are. Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
Page 110 - At evening when I go to bed I see the stars shine overhead; They are the little daisies white That dot the meadow of the Night. And often while I'm dreaming so, Across the sky the moon will go; It is a lady, sweet and fair, Who comes to gather daisies there; For when at morning I arise, There's not a star left in the skies; She's picked them all, and dropped them down Into the meadows of the town.
Page 21 - Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Page 123 - PARTY October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses Maple In scarlet looked their best; All balanced to their partners, And gaily fluttered by; The sight was like a rainbow New fallen from the sky.
Page 87 - Thirty days hath September, April. June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Save February, which alone Hath twenty-eight; and one day more "We add to it one year in four.
Page 168 - I'd sit in the middle And hold by both ends; Oh, what a bright cradle 'twould be! I would call to the stars To keep out of the way, Lest we should rock over their toes; And then I would rock Till the dawn of the day, And see where the pretty moon goes.
Page 48 - You run on so fast! I wish you would stay; My boat and my flowers You will carry away." "But I will run after; Mother says that I may ; For I would know where You are running away.
Page 149 - ONE step and then another, And the longest walk is ended ; One stitch and then another, And the largest rent is mended ; One brick upon another, And the highest wall is made ; One flake upon another, And the deepest snow is laid.
Page 167 - She was never so cunning before; Her two little horns Are so sharp and so bright, I hope she'll not grow any more.
Page 176 - Be you tempted as you may, Each day, and every day, Speak what is true ! True things, in great and small ; Then, though the sky should fall, Sun, moon, and stars, and all, Heaven would show through...

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