This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...a well-spoken boy as you are!" said she, and her dim eyes brightened with pleasure at the offer; "and I thank you kindly, my lads!" 11. The ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...a well-spoken boy as you are!" said she, and her dim eyes brightened with pleasure at the offer; "and I thank you kindly, my lads!" 11. The boys took hold of the basket, and carried it easily between them, while the woman followed not far behind. It would have been hard to tell which of the three was most pleased. Copy and learn these lines by heart: --For evil is wrought by want of thought, As well as want of heart. 1. Through the mould and through the clay, Through the corn and through the hay, By the margin of the lake, O'er the river, through the brake, On we hie with screech and roar! Splashing, flashing, "crashing, dashing! Over ridges, gullies, bridges! By the bubbling rill, and mill, --Highways, by-ways, Hollow, hill, --Jumping, bumping, rocking, roaring, Like forty thousand giants snoring! 2. O'er the aqueduct and bog, On we fly with ceaseless jog, Every instant something new, Every moment lost to view, Now a tavern, now a steeple, Now a crowd of gaping people, Now a hollow, now a ridge, Now a crossway, now a bridge. 3. Glimpse of lonely hut and mansion, Glimpse of ocean's wide expansion, Glimpse of foundry and of forge, Glimpse of plain and mountain gorge, --Dash along, slash along, flash along! On! on with a bump, and a thump, And a roll! Hies the railway train, to its destined goal. mould, fine, soft earth. brake, thicket, gul'-lies, deep, narrow channels aq'-ue-duct, a channel made worn by running water. for conveying water. Write out the meanings of the following words: --foundry, forge, gorge, destined, goal, expansion. We have robbed the mine, we have kindled the flame, And lighted the fire so bright; We have made a prison, the strongest on earth, To hold in the "water-sprite." 2. Then out he comes, with a rush and a...Read Less
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