The Riverside Readers: Primer, [First-eighth reader]

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Page 20 - WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND? Who has seen the wind ? Neither I nor you ; But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind ? Neither you nor I ; But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by.
Page 115 - Leerie, I'll go round at night and light the lamps with you! For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door, And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more; And O! before you hurry by with ladder and with light, O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him to-night...
Page 96 - I'm glad! now I'm free! And I always shall be, If you never bring sorrow to me." So the merry brown thrush sings away in the tree, To you and to me, to you and to me; And he sings all the day, little girl, little boy, "Oh, the world's running over with joy! But long it won't be, Don't you know? Don't you see? Unless we are as good as can be!
Page 114 - LAMPLIGHTER MY tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky ; It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by ; For every night at teatime and before you take your seat, With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street. Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea, And my papa's a banker and as rich as he can be; But I, when I am stronger and can choose what I'm to do, O Leerie, I'll go round at night and light the lamps with you!
Page 13 - SLEEP, baby, sleep ! Thy father watches his sheep ; Thy mother is shaking the dream-land tree, And down comes a little dream on thee. Sleep, baby, sleep ! Sleep, baby, sleep ! The large stars are the sheep ; The little stars are the lambs, I guess, And the gentle moon is the shepherdess. Sleep, baby, sleep...
Page 95 - He's singing to me! He's singing to me! And what does he say, little girl, little boy? "Oh, the world's running over with joy! Don't you hear? don't you see? Hush! Look! In my tree, I'm as happy as happy can be!
Page 10 - FLY away, fly away over the sea, Sun-loving swallow, for summer is done ; Come again, come again, come back to me, Bringing the summer and bringing the sun.
Page 161 - Grasshopper Green is a comical chap; He lives on the best of fare. Bright little trousers, jacket, and cap, These are his summer wear. Out in the meadow he loves to go, Playing away in the sun; It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low, Summer's the time for fun.
Page 32 - The bee buzz'd up in the heat. ' I am faint for your honey, my sweet.* The flower said ' Take it, my dear, For now is the spring of the year. So come, come ! ' 'Hum!' And the bee buzz'd down from the heat. And the bee buzz'd up in the cold When the flower was wither'd and old. ' Have you still any honey, my dear?
Page 39 - ERE the moon begins to rise Or a star to shine, All the bluebells close their eyes — So close thine, Thine, dear, thine...

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