American Girl's Book: Or, Occupation for Play Hours

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Munroe and Francis, 1831 - 303

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Strona 165 - , WE are little airy creatures, All of different voice and features ; One of us in glass is set, One of us you'll find in jet. T'other you may see in tin, And the fourth a box within. If the fifth you should pursue, It can never fly from you.
Strona 87 - The road he took ; then hasted to my friends, Whom, with a troop of fifty chosen men, I met advancing. The pursuit I led, 'Till we o'ertook the spoil-encumber'd foe. We fought and conquer'd. Ere a sword was drawn, An arrow from my bow had pierc'd their chief, Who wore that day the arms which now I wear. Returning home in triumph, I disdain'd...
Strona 87 - My name is Norval : on the Grampian hills My father feeds his flocks ; a frugal swain, Whose constant cares were to increase his store, And keep his only son, myself, at home. For I had heard of battles, and I longed To follow to the field some warlike lord ; And Heaven soon granted what my sire denied.
Strona 43 - Say the bells of St. Martin's. " When will you pay me? " Say the bells of Old Bailey. "When I grow rich," Say the bells of Shoreditch. "When will that be?" Say the bells of Stepney. " I do not know,
Strona 88 - That our good king had summoned his bold peers To lead their warriors to the Carron side, I left my father's house, and took with me A chosen servant to conduct my steps : Yon trembling coward, who forsook his master. Journeying with this intent, I pass'd these towers, And, Heaven-directed, came this day to do The happy deed that gilds my humble name.
Strona 3 - Lady Queen Anne she sits in the sun, As fair as a lily, as brown as a bun, She sends you three letters, and prays you'll read one.
Strona 109 - Untwirling the twine that untwisteth between, He twirls with his twister the two in a twine; Then twice having twisted the twines of the twine, He twitcheth the twine he had twined in twain.
Strona 28 - Chickany, chickany, crany crow, I went to the well to wash my toe, And when I came back a chicken was dead." The next girl repeats the same rhyme ; and so on, till each has said it in her turn. Then they all stop near the Fox, and the Hen says, " What are you doing, old Fox ?
Strona 176 - FORM'D half beneath, and half above the earth, We sisters owe to art our second birth : The smith's and carpenter's adopted daughters, Made on the land, to travel on the waters. Swifter they move, as they are...
Strona 102 - I got kitty cooped up in the commode, at an expense of over four hundred dollars in broken furniture and shins. Then these muffled words came from the closet : "It says the safest thing is to stand on a chair in the middle of the room, Mortimer; and the legs of the chair must be insulated with non-conductors. That is, you must set the legs of the chair in glass tumblers. [Fzt ! — boom — bang! — smash! ] Oh, hear that! Do hurry, Mortimer, before you are struck.

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