Fingerposts to Children's Reading

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A.C. McClurg & Company, 1907 - Books and reading - 362 pages
 

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Page 28 - ... here, and audience there, when all the while this eternal court is open to you, with its society, wide as the world, multitudinous as its days, the chosen, and the mighty, of every place and time?
Page 228 - A kid, a kid. 9. Then came the angel of death, and killed the butcher, That slew the ox, That drank the water, That quenched the fire, That burned the staff, That beat the dog, That bit the cat, That ate the kid, That my father bought For two pieces of money : A kid, a kid.
Page 28 - Now, books of this kind have been written in all ages by their greatest men; — by great leaders, great statesmen, and great thinkers. These are all at your choice; and life is short. You have heard as much before; — yet have you measured and mapped out this short life and its possibilities ? Do you know, if you read this, that you cannot read that — that what you lose to-day you cannot gain to-morrow ? Will you go and gossip with your housemaid, or your stable-boy, when you may talk with queens...
Page 173 - I confess that it moves my spleen to see these things in books' clothing perched upon shelves, like false saints, usurpers of true shrines, intruders into the sanctuary, thrusting out the legitimate occupants. To reach down a wellbound semblance of a volume, and hope it some kind-hearted play-book, then, opening what "seem its leaves," to come bolt upon a withering Population Essay.
Page 228 - Then came the Holy One, blessed be He, And killed the angel of death, That killed the butcher, That killed the ox, That drank the water, That quenched the fire, That burned the staff, That beat the dog, That bit the cat, That ate the kid, That my father bought For two pieces of money. A kid, a kid.
Page 235 - THE king of France went up the hill, With twenty thousand men; The king of France came down the hill, And ne'er went up again.
Page 149 - If we think of it, all that a University, or final highest School can do for us, is still but what the first School began doing, — teach us to read.
Page 27 - ... worth — will soon put him in possession of a library which will be a lasting source of strength and satisfaction. It is a mistake to think that the child must be continually supplied with fresh reading matter — that a book once read is finished. Indeed, the strong intellects of the last century are those which have been nourished in childhood upon a few good books — read and re-read until the thought and style became a part of the reader's permanent possession.
Page 216 - Mais le cher motif de leur joye, Comme un conte de la Mere Oye, Se trouvant fabuleux et faux, Us deviendrout tous bien penauts.' Tuft '), and Le Petit Poucet (' Hop o
Page 219 - Master William Shakespeare. Embellished with Cuts, and illustrated with Notes and Maxims, Historical, Philosophical, and Critical (1786).

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