Tommy's First Speaker for Little Boys and Girls

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W.H. Harrison, Jr., 1885 - Children's poetry - 160 pages
A collection of poems and short pieces suitable for recitation by boys and girls.
 

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Page 65 - He died that we might be forgiven, he died to make us good, that we might go at last to heaven, saved by his precious blood. 4 There was no other good enough to pay the price of sin; he only could unlock the gate of heaven, and let us in.
Page 40 - The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling .wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Page 62 - WE were crowded in the cabin, Not a soul would dare to sleep,— It was midnight on the waters, And a storm was on the deep. 'Tis a fearful thing in winter To be shattered by the blast, And to hear the rattling trumpet Thunder, "Cut away the mast!
Page 108 - I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER. I REMEMBER, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn : He never came a wink too soon, Nor brought too long a day, But now I often wish the night Had borne my breath away ! I remember, I remember...
Page 61 - Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Page 62 - the captain shouted; As he staggered down the stairs. But his little daughter whispered, As she took his icy hand, " Isn't God upon the ocean, Just the same as on the land...
Page 124 - Wild is thy lay and loud, Far in the downy cloud, Love gives it energy, love gave it birth. Where, on thy dewy wing, Where art thou journeying ? Thy lay is in heaven, thy love is on earth.
Page 39 - First William the Norman, Then William his son ; Henry, Stephen, and Henry, . Then Richard and John ; Next Henry the third, Edwards one, two. and three, And again after Richard Three Henrys we see. Two Edwards, third Richard, If rightly I guess ; Two Henrys, sixth Edward, Queen Mary, Queen Bess.
Page 149 - One by one the sands are flowing, One by one the moments fall; Some are coming, some are going; Do not strive to grasp them all. One by one thy duties wait thee, Let thy whole strength go to each; Let no further dreams elate thee, Learn thou first what these can teach.
Page 115 - O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song! I saw the different things you did, But always you yourself you hid. I felt you push, I heard you call, I could not see yourself at all — O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song!

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