An American Spelling Book: Designed for the Use of Our Common Schools ... in Two Parts ...

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Daniel Lawrence, 1802 - Spellers - 144 pages

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Page 72 - But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
Page 106 - While some poor wretches scarce can tell Where they may lay their head, I have a home wherein to dwell, And rest upon my bed. While others early learn to swear, And curse, and lie, and steal, Lord, I am taught thy name to fear, And do thy holy will. Are these thy favours, day by day, To me above the rest? Then let me love thee more than they, And try to serve thee best.
Page 138 - The sheep rest upon their soft fleeces, and their loud bleating is no more heard amongst the hills. There is no sound of a number of voices, or of children at play, or the trampling of busy feet, and of people hurrying to and fro. The smith's hammer is not heard upon the anvil, nor the harsh saw of the carpenter.
Page 89 - When we devote our youth to God, 'Tis pleasing in his eyes ; A flower, when offer'd in the bud, Is no vain sacrifice.
Page 93 - Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes. Let love through all your actions run, And all your words be mild; Live like the blessed Virgin's Son, That sweet and lovely child. His soul was gentle as a lamb; And as his stature grew, He grew in favour both with man, And God his Father too. Now Lord of all he reigns above, And from his heavenly throne, He sees what children dwell in love, And marks them for his own.
Page 110 - Then will I set my heart to find Inward adornings of the mind; Knowledge and virtue, truth and grace, These are the robes of richest dress. No more shall worms with me compare; This is the raiment angels wear; The Son of God, when here below, Put on this blest apparel too.
Page 137 - I have seen the insects sporting in the sunshine, and darting along the streams; their wings glittered with gold and purple ; their bodies shone like the green emerald: they were more numerous than I could count; their motions were quicker than my eye could glance — I returned, they were brushed into the pool ; they were perishing...
Page 95 - Tis his own work, and his delight. SONG XXIII. Obedience to Parents. Let children, who would fear the Lord, Hear what their teachers say ; With reverence meet their parents
Page 137 - A stately tree grew on the plain ; its branches were covered with verdure ; its boughs spread wide and made a goodly shadow; the trunk was like a strong pillar; the roots were like crooked...
Page 143 - The keeper on seeing this, brought a large mess of his own family dinner ; but the lion kept aloof, and refused to eat, keeping his eye on the dog, and inviting him as it were to be his taster.

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