The American School Readers: Primer-

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Page 175 - His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.
Page 243 - ... in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.' "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Page 81 - They say it was a shocking sight After the field was won; For many thousand bodies here Lay rotting in the sun; But things like that, you know, must be After a famous victory. "Great praise the Duke of Marlbro' won, And our good Prince Eugene.
Page 225 - I CHATTER over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles. With many a curve my banks I fret By many a field and fallow, And many a fairy foreland set With willow-weed and mallow. I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever. 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...
Page 241 - And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. 242 Now the serpent was more subtile1 than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, " Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Page 292 - Sail on! Sail on! and on!" They sailed. They sailed, Then spake the mate: "This mad sea shows his teeth to-night. He curls his lip, he lies in wait, With lifted teeth as if to bite! Brave Adm'r'l, say but one good word: What shall we do when hope is gone?" The words leapt like a leaping sword: "Sail on! Sail on! Sail on! and on!
Page 79 - Old Kaspar took it from the boy Who stood expectant by: And then the old man shook his head, And with a natural sigh "'Tis some poor fellow's skull," said he, "Who fell in the great victory.
Page 53 - His horsemen hard behind us ride; Should they our steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride, When they have slain her lover?
Page 108 - The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, Of cabbages and kings; And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.
Page 60 - ... THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET. SAMUEL WOODWORTH. How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond Recollection presents them to view ! The orchard, the meadow, the deep-tangled...

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