Tower's Third Reader

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Cady and Burgess, 1849 - 168 Seiten
 

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Seite 20 - Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.
Seite 43 - Blanc! The Arve and Arveiron at thy base Rave ceaselessly; but thou, most awful Form, Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines How silently! Around thee and above, Deep is the air and dark, substantial, black — An ebon mass. Methinks thou...
Seite 142 - Seest thou that carpet, not half done, Which thou, dear Dick, hast well begun ? Behold the wild confusion there ! So rude the mass, it makes one stare ! " A stranger, ignorant of the trade, Would say, no meaning's there conveyed : For where's the middle, where's the border ? ' Thy carpet now is all disorder.
Seite 6 - good articulation consists in giving every letter in a syllable its due proportion of sound, according to the most approved custom of pronouncing it, and in making such a distinction between the syllables of which words are composed, that the ear shall, without difficulty, acknowledge their number, and perceive at once to which syllable each letter belongs.
Seite 140 - And nought so ethereal, but there it would stay; And nought so reluctant, but in it must go; All which some examples more clearly will show. The first thing he tried was the head of Voltaire, Which retained all the wit that had ever been there; As a weight, he threw in a torn scrap of a leaf, Containing the prayer of the penitent thief; When the skull rose aloft with so sudden a spell, As to bound like a ball on the roof of the cell.
Seite 66 - ... as is the fashion of that creature, to swing itself from one beam in the roof to another, for the purpose of fixing the line on which it meant to stretch its web. The insect made the attempt again...
Seite 140 - Voltaire, Which retained all the wit that had ever been there. As a weight, he threw in a torn scrap of a leaf, Containing the prayer of the penitent thief ; When the skull rose aloft with so sudden a spell That it bounced like a ball on the roof of the cell. One time he put in...
Seite 120 - The old man looked at the child, and as he saw the tears rolling down her cheeks, he seemed touched by her distress. Putting his hand in his pocket, he drew out a shilling, and offered it to her. 15. "No, sir, I thank you...
Seite 46 - Cheops or Cephrenes architect Of either Pyramid that bears his name? Is Pompey's pillar really a misnomer? Had Thebes a hundred gates, as sung by Homer?
Seite 142 - As, when we view these shreds and ends, We know not what the whole intends ; So, when on earth things look but odd, They're...

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