The rudiments of knowledge, or, Third book of reading, for use in schools, and in private instruction

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Page 67 - He that is down needs fear no fall; He that is low no pride; He that is humble ever shall Have God to be his guide.
Page 53 - Thirty days have September, April, June, and November. All the rest have thirty-one, Save February, which alone Has twenty-eight ; and one day more We add to it one year in four.
Page 53 - Who rules the changing varied year. There are four seasons in a year, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, I will begin with Spring. Now we see the ice beginning to thaw, and the trees to bud. Now the Winter wears away, and the ground begins to look green with the new born grass.
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Page 13 - The young people that are now at school and growing up, will perhaps live to be old people like their fathers and mothers, and grandfathers and grandmothers ; but they will not live for ever. All must die, and leave room for new generations. When a body is dead, all its life is gone. It cannot see, or feel, or move ; it is an inanimate object, and is so uupleasing to look upon, that it is buried in the ground, where it rots into dust, and is no more seen on earth. But although the bodies of mankind...
Page 15 - tis joy to walk, on days like this, Among the bearded barley. Within the sunny harvest-fields We'll gather flowers enow ; The poppy red and the marigold, The bugles brightly blue; We'll gather the white convolvulus, That opes in the morning early; With a cluster of nuts, an ear of wheat, And an ear of the bearded barley.
Page 60 - ... else would decay, so that the inhabitants of towns, and also those of the country, would be starved, and die very miserably. The necessity for each person working at some kind of honest labour, is an obligation laid on us by the Creator, and it is a sin to live in idleness, without a desire to work. We are also far more happy when we are working than when we are idle; and this in itself ought to cause us to follow a course of active industry. As children are not able to work, they are supported...
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Page 28 - THE COCKATOO. There is a bird of plumage rare, In gilded cage exposed to view, Procured with cost, preserved with care — We mean the pretty cockatoo. He is a foreign bird of fame, And talks as parrots often do ; For if we ask him what's his name, He'll say 'tis pretty cockatoo. Yet in these words repeated o'er, Does all this scholar's wisdom lie ; For to a thousand questions more He only gives the same reply. If asked who made...

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