Third Lessons in Reading and Grammar: For the Use of Schools : Chiefly from the Works of Miss Edgeworth

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Thomas H. Webb & Company, 1844 - 139 Seiten
 

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Seite 28 - Those ten persons, therefore, could make among them upwards of forty-eight thousand pins in a day. Each person, therefore, making a tenth part of fortyeight thousand pins, might be considered as making four thousand eight hundred pins in a day. But if they had all wrought separately and independently, and without any of them having been educated to this peculiar business, they certainly could not each of them have made twenty, perhaps not one pin in a day...
Seite 28 - But though they were very poor, and therefore but indifferently accommodated with the necessary machinery, they could, when they exerted themselves, make among them about twelve pounds of pins in a day.
Seite 7 - Robert turned as pale as ashes when he heard his father's voice; for his father always whipped him when he told a lie. His mother went to the door, and unlocked it. " What's all this V cried his father, as he came in.
Seite 8 - I'll answer for it, you'll be a good master to him. Trusty, Trusty, come here." Trusty came ; then Frank's father took off Trusty's collar — " To-morrow I'll go to the brazier's...
Seite 5 - Frank was gone to tell her the truth. He said to himself, " If Frank and I both were to say that we did not throw down the basin, she would believe us, and we should have milk for supper. I am very sorry Frank would go to tell her about it.
Seite 28 - ... perhaps not one pin in a day ; that is, certainly, not the two hundred and fortieth, perhaps not the four thousand eight hundredth, part of what they are at present capable of performing, in consequence of a proper division and combination of their different operations.
Seite 7 - But his father caught hold of him by the arm. " I will whip you now," said he, " and then, I hope, you will not." So Robert was whipped, till he cried so loud with the pain, that the whole neighbourhood could hear him.
Seite 4 - Yes, so I will ; 1 mean to tell the truth when I am asked ; but I need not go now, when I do not choose it; and why need you go either? Can't you wait here? surely my mother can see the milk when she comes in.
Seite 3 - Yes, but we shall have none of it : for do not you remember, last Monday, when we threw down the milk, my mother said, we were very careless, and that the next time we did so} we should have no more; and this is the next time ; so we shall have no milk for supper to-night.
Seite 2 - Whenever he did anything wrong, he never ran to his father and mother to tell them of it; but when they asked him about it, he denied it, and said he had not done the things which he had done.

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