Lessons for Little Readers

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Hogan and Thompson., 1835 - Didactic literature, English - 72 pages

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Page 50 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee ? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 50 - And he went on his journeys from the South even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4 unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of Jehovah. 5 And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
Page 65 - Yes, there is a carpet in the parlour, but there is a carpet here too. What is it ? the grass is the carpet out of doors. Pretty green soft carpet ! and it is very large, for it spreads every where, over all the fields, and over all the meadows ; and it is very pleasant for the sheep and the lambs to lie down upon. I do not know what they would do without it, for they have no feather-bed to sleep upon. It is a pleasant evening. Come hither, Charles, look at the sun.
Page 16 - ONE day, an old sheep, with her young lamb, was in a field with the rest of the flock. The sun was warm, and the lamb was quite gay, and full of play. It ran here and there, up and down, round and round; but it ran most by the hedge, as it was a warm spot, and the high hedge kept off the wind.
Page 59 - ... feathers. Puss has a warm fur ; put your hands upon it ; it is like a muff. The Snail has a shell to shelter him from the cold. Has the little boy got any thing ? No; nothing but a soft thin skin ; a pin would scratch it and make it bleed ; poor little naked boy ! But the little boy has got every thing ; fur and wool, and hair, and feathers ; your coat is made of warm wool, shorn from the sheep, your hat is the fur of the rabbit and the beaver, and your shoes are made of skin. Look at this green...
Page 65 - O, here is a large, round stump of a tree: it will do very well for a table. But we have no chairs. Here is a seat of turf, and a bank almost covered with violets: we shall sit here, and you and Billy may lie on the carpet. The carpet is in the parlor. Yes, there is a carpet in the parlor, but there is a carpet here too. What is it ? The grass is the carpet out of doors. Pretty, green, soft carpet! and it is very 'large, for it spreads every where, over all the fields, and over all the meadows ;...
Page 65 - Now the flowers smell sweet, and the sun shines, and the little birds sing again, and it is not so hot as it was before it rained. We will drink tea out of doors. Bring the tea-things. Come, fetch your hat. It is very pleasant. But here is no table. What must we do? O, here is a large round stump of a tree, it will do very well for a table. But we have no chairs. Here is a seat of turf, and a bank almost covered with violets ; we shall sit here, and you and Billy may lie on the carpet. The carpet...
Page 50 - Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan ; and Lot journeyed east : and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
Page 64 - Come, fetch your hat. It is very pleasant. But here is no table. What must we do? 0, here is a large round stump of a tree, it will do very well for a table. But we have no chairs. Here is a seat of turf, and a bank almost covered with violets; we shall sit here, and you and Billy may lie on the carpet. The carétait nuit ; il pleuvra bientôt.
Page 58 - ... the warm sun of Persia or Hindostan. Wild Geese, and wild Ducks, and Plovers, live in fens and marshes. Man can live every where, in cold Norway or Lapland, in hot Guinea or Persia ; in hilly countries, or marshy plains ; he can bear as much heat as the Ostrich, and as much cold as the Reindeer. The Sheep has a fleece to keep him warm. The Beaver has a thick fur. The Horse has hair, and a fine mane ; how it flows over his neck, and waves in the wind. The Ox has a thick hide. The Ducks have feathers...

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