Gill's Illustrated Series of Reading Books. Third (Fourth) Reader

Gill's Illustrated Series of Reading Books. Third (Fourth) Reader

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... an ill feeling. Poisonous.. possessing poison. Distinguished known. Muscular.. strong. Prodigious.. astonishing. Sequestered lonely. Digestion.. the act of digesting. Distention.. being stretched out. Reputation. character. Les. 2. Universally vnus, one; versum, Qualities.. gualis. such as. turned. Popular. i populus, the people. Terrifio.. terreo, I frighten; facio. Capacious.. capio, I take. I make. Destructive sirucium, bnilt (de). Torpidity.. torpeo, I am benumbed. Foliage.. folium, a leaf. Antidote.. dotos, giren (ant(). Land of my father! though no mangrove here, O'er thy blue streams her flexile branches rear, Nor scaly palm her fingered scions shoot, Nor luscious gnava wave her yellow fruit, Nor golden apples glimmer from the tree, --Land of dark heaths and mountains!--thou art free. (Leyden.) FROGS AND TOADS. FOURTH ORDER OP REPTILES. Uncle Marry.--The reptiles belonging to the fourth and last order are those of the frog and toad kind, commonly called by the learned the order Batrachia. Instead of holding a conversation about these animals this evening, I will read to you an autobiography of a frog, which a country gentleman has just sent me; not, you know, that a frog can talk, but my friend, who is full of funny fancies, has supposed a frog he met in his garden to relate its own history. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FROG. The earliest remembrances I have of myself are when I exactly resembled a tiny little fish, so small that I am sure yon would have required a microscope to examine my parts. I was then called a tadpole, and had not long e my exit from an egg which my mamma had deposited one fine spring morning in a pond situated in a beautiful meadow. You must not think I was her only offspring, for the egg from which I made my appear G...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570677
  • 9781236570673