The Heart of Oak Books, Volume 2

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Charles Eliot Norton, George Henry Browne
D.C. Heath & Company, 1895
 

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Page 63 - Early to bed, and early to rise, Is the way to be healthy, and wealthy, and wise.
Page 15 - I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies' skirts across the grass— O wind, a-blowing all day long, 0 wind, that sings so loud a song!
Page 71 - Then he came out to his door again and merrily did sing, "Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing; Your robes are green and purple, there's a crest upon your head; Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead...
Page 40 - DO you ask what the birds say ? The sparrow, the dove, The linnet and thrush say, " I love and I love ! " In the winter they're silent — the wind is so strong, What it says, I don't know, but it sings a loud song. But green leaves, and blossoms, and sunny warm weather, And singing, and loving — all come back together. But the lark is so brimful of gladness and love, The green fields below him, the blue sky above, That he sings, and he sings ; and for ever sings he — " I love my Love, and my...
Page 47 - WE are little airy creatures, •. All of different voice and features ; One of us in glass is set, One of us you'll find in jet. • i : T'other you may see in tin, And the fourth a box within. If the fifth you should pursue, It can never fly from you.
Page 115 - They sailed away, for a year and a day, To the land where the bong-tree grows; And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood, With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose, His nose, With a ring at the end of his nose. "Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will." So they took it away, and were married next day By the Turkey who lives on the hill. They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the...
Page 16 - THE CITY MOUSE AND THE GARDEN MOUSE The city mouse lives in a house; The garden mouse lives in a bower, He's friendly with the frogs and toads, And sees the pretty plants in flower. The city mouse eats bread and cheese; The garden mouse eats what he can; We will not grudge him seeds and stocks, Poor little timid furry man. Christina...
Page 7 - I'll tell thee: He is called by thy name, For He calls Himself a Lamb. He is meek, and He is mild, He became a little child. I a child, and thou a lamb, We are called by his name. Little lamb, God bless thee!
Page 114 - The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!
Page 14 - WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?" WHO has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind?

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