New York Teachers' Monographs Volume 26-27

New York Teachers' Monographs Volume 26-27

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...but 'her sweetness fills the air and betrays her hiding-place. (Enter Arbutus, in palest pink, and sings the Irish folksong, arranged by C. Villiers Stanford--"My love's an arbutus By the borders of Lene So slender and shapely In her girdle of green. And I measure the pleasure Of her eyes' sapphire sheen By the blue skies that sparkle Thro' the soft branching screen." Spring: I summon two boys of mine--Hyacinth, whom the God of the winds slew because he preferred the God of day to him; but Apollo, the god of day, declared that the beauty of the boy should live in the finer beauty of a flower and so he summoned the hyacinth out of the earth. And Narcissus, who fell asleep while gazing at his own reflection in the brook and was drowned but turned into a beautiful spring flower called poet's narcissus. hither, Hyacinth! Come hither, Narcissus! and stand one on each side of her). Spring: "And there is pansies, that's for thoughts." (Enter pansies, in purple and gold). Pansy: Once upon a time a mermaid left her beautiful home in the sea and came to be a gentle and kind stepmother for some dear little children whose mother had died. She took care of them beautifully and made them very happy. The king, her father, however, was very angry because she had left her sea home, and so one day, he called up a dreadful storm and washed the house, the children, and the little step-mother into the sea. When the father came back from his fishing-trip, he could find no trace of his family. He was very sad and his friends gathered round him to comfort him. As they stood upon the spot where the little step-mother had lived with her children, and thought about her, little velvety flowers sprang up at their...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967984
  • 9781236967985