Elementary English: Based on Steps in English, Book 1

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American Book Company, 1910 - English language

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Page 200 - Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles , a ruffle of drums; And loyal hearts are beating high: Hats off ! The flag is passing by!
Page 120 - the captain shouted; As he staggered down the stairs. But his little daughter whispered, As she took his icy hand, " Isn't God upon the ocean, Just the same as on the land...
Page 208 - THE CURFEW tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Page 16 - Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh, Shadows of the evening Steal across the sky.
Page 130 - Hush ! the waves are rolling in, White with foam, white with foam : Father toils amid the din ; But baby sleeps at home. Hush ! the winds roar hoarse and deep, — On they come, on they come ! Brother seeks the wandering sheep ; But baby sleeps at home.
Page 117 - Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. What makes the light in them sparkle and spin? Some of the starry spikes left in. Where did you get that little tear? I found it waiting when I got here.
Page 127 - I SHOT an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where ; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air. It fell to earth, I knew not where ; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song y Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke ; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.
Page 183 - Fought to make and to save the State; Weary marches, and sinking ships; Cheers of victory on dying lips; Days of plenty and years of peace; March of a strong land's swift increase; Equal justice, right and law, Stately honor and reverend awe; Sign of a Nation, great and strong To ward her people from foreign wrong : Pride and glory and honor, all Live in the Colors to stand or fall.
Page 62 - My fairest child, I have no song to give you ; No lark could pipe to skies so dull and gray : Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you For every day. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever ; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long : And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever One grand, sweet song.
Page 190 - ... and asked to lie down on the red man's bear-skin, and warm himself at the red man's fire, and have a little piece of land, to raise corn for his women and children ; — and now he is become strong, and mighty, and bold, and spreads out his parchment over the whole, and says, it is mine.

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