The Ideal Speaker for Young People; Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School Entertainments

The Ideal Speaker for Young People; Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School Entertainments

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...not a baby; Here I am half grown; Surely I am big enough To run about alone!" Off she went, but somebody, Hiding, saw her pass; Soon like snow her feathers Covered all the grass. So she made a supper For a sly young mink, 'Cause she was so headstrong That she wouldn't think. Once there was a robin Lived outside the door, Who wanted to go inside And hop upon the floor. "Oh no," said the mother, "You must stay with me; Little birds are safest Sitting in a tree." "I don't care," said Robin, And gave his tail a fling; "I don't think the old folks Know quite everything." Down he flew, and Kitty seized him Before he'd time to blink. "Oh," he cried, "I'm sorry! But I didn't think." Now, my little children, You who read this song, Don't you see what trouble Comes of thinking wrong? And can't you take a warning From their dreadful fate, Who began their thinking When it was too late? Don't think there's always safety Where no danger shows; Don't suppose you know more Than anybody knows; 118 Ideal Speaker Yes, ma'am, this is the Sir Peter l'iper's Home, built by Sir Peter, late Mayor of this town, at enormous expense, A. D. 1877. Know it word for Well, we ought to, we hear it so often. Walk in, ma'am. Yes, I'm ust going to have my tea, but that don't matter at all. Visitors pops in and pops out just as they please, and we're always expected to smile and look delighted to see 'em. No doubt it's very pretty, this home, only if you would be so good as not to say "Why, Miss Potts, you must think you're in Paradise," I should be so very...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980417
  • 9781236980410