Harry and Lucy Concluded: Being the Last Part of Early Lessons, Volume 2

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R. Hunter, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1825 - 340 páginas
 

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Página 149 - So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the Grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
Página 149 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?
Página 327 - And well, with ready hand and heart, Each task of toilsome duty taking, Did one dear inmate take her part. The last asleep, the earliest waking. Her hands each nightly couch prepared, And frugal meal on which they fared ; Unfolding spread the servet white, And decked the board with tankard bright. Through fretted hose, and garment rent, Her tiny needle deftly went, Till hateful penury, so graced, Was scarcely in their dwelling traced.
Página 330 - Watt, the man whose genius discovered the means of multiplying our national resources to a degree perhaps beyond his own stupendous powers of calculation and combination ; bringing the treasures of the abyss to the summit of the earth ; giving the feeble arm of man the momentum of an Afrite ; commanding manufactures...
Página 326 - ... endured but from necessity, they were contriving other places of safety for him ; amongst others, particularly one under a bed which drew out, in a ground floor, in a room of which my mother kept the key. She and the same man worked in the night, making a hole in the earth, after lifting the boards ; which they did by scratching it up with their hands, not to make any noise, till she...
Página 161 - ... for there was none. It was a dead flat, the atmosphere laden with the smell of coal and smoke. The grass, the hedges, the trees, all blackened. The hands and faces of every man, woman, and child they met, begrimed with soot! The very sheep blackened! not a lamb even with a lock of white wool, or a clean face. Lucy said that it was the most frightful country she had ever beheld. Harry acknowledged that there was nothing beautiful here to be seen; but it was wonderful, it was a sort of sublime....
Página 326 - ... a ground floor, in a room of which my mother kept the key. She and the same man worked in the night, making a hole in the earth, after lifting the boards; which they did by scratching it up with their hands, not to make any noise, till she left not a nail upon her fingers; she helping the man to carry the earth, as they dug it, in a sheet on his back, out at the window into the garden.
Página 149 - ... its head into the shop. What ! no soap? So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber ; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and...
Página 327 - Thro' fretted hose and garment rent, Her tiny needle deftly went, Till hateful penury, so graced, Was scarcely in their dwelling traced. With rev'rence to the old she clung, With sweet affection to the young. To her was crabbed lesson said, To her the sly petition made, To her was told each petty care ; By her was lisp'd the tardy prayer, What time the urchin, half undrest And half asleep, was put to rest.
Página 75 - AND did you not hear of a jolly young waterman, Who at Blackfriars Bridge used for to ply; And he feathered his oars with such skill and dexterity, Winning each heart and delighting each eye...

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