Old-Time Schools and School-Books Volume 3

Old-Time Schools and School-Books Volume 3

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...one of thofe fine days of fummer, when all nature fmiled with the feason, and feemed to invite I Rr Stands for Robin, whoftngs on tBeJpray. An Alphabet Rhyme. From The Columbian Primer. 1802. every one abroad to feast among the great variety of beauties it afforded; when young Edwin, about four years old, and his little fifter Eliza, aged three, rambled off into the woods and could not find the way back. We muft now conclude, that young Edwin and Eliza were filled with much fear and amazement. We may fuppofe they recollected the many frightful ftories they had heard of huge, wild beafts and ferpents which frequent thefe abodes of folitude. The LITTLE WANDERERS. From The Columbian Primer.. At length there was a thunderstorm of such violence that--the whole foreft, at times, feemed on fire, and tumbling into ruins. Eliza clung round her little brother, and tried to hide her face from the lightning, which every moment threatened to ftrike them lifelefs. Behold, now, the fable curtains of the night fhrouding thefe unhappy innocents in the midft of this defolate foreft! Here was no mother to cherifh, and prepare for them a I wholefome fupper. And inftead of the downy bed, and the foft fong of the Whippoorwill and Nightingale to lull them to repofe, naught, but a bed of leaves drenched with rain, the wild wind which whiftled terror thro' the trees, and the hoarfe note of the Owl, to frighten their ears! Meanwhile, the father and all the neighbors had been searching for the children, and the search continued unsuccessfully through the stormy night. "At last, when the day had dawned, the father happening to caft his eyes on a clufter of leaves--who fhould he difcover but his fweet babes! He fprang to fold their cold bodies to his bofom: And...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566998
  • 9781236566997