Food for the Young: Adapted to the Mental Capacities of Children of Tender Years

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W. Darton, Jun., 58, Holborn-Hill, 1818 - 176 pages
A mother entertains and educates her children with stories of travels and observations of the natural world.
 

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Page 116 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.
Page 120 - I could only hasten from the dreadful scene, reflecting with horror on the dismal end of these poor Negroes. Whilst commiserating them, I forgot the pains of my own suffering, though my feet were very sore, and my body covered with blisters from the extreme heat of the sun. Presently I was surprised and delighted to hear some one call to me in broken English : I turned and beheld a Negro, dressed lightly in European fashion. He told me he had left his native country when a boy ; and after living...
Page 64 - Gambol'd before them; th' unwieldy elephant, To make them mirth, used all his might, and wreath'd His lithe proboscis; close the serpent sly Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His braided train, and of his fatal guile Gave proof unheeded; others on the grass Couch'd, and now fill'd with pasture gazing sat, Or bedward ruminating, for the sun, Declin'd, was hasting now with prone career To th...
Page 163 - ... eager hopes of meeting the first shot. Then a general prayer to Heaven, to hasten the approach of the flames to the right and left of them, and put a period to their misery. Some expired on others ; while a steam arose, as well from the living as the dead, which was very offensive.
Page 122 - Amidst these transports, the blacksmith's aged mother was led forth, leaning upon a staff. Every one made way for her, and she stretched out her hand to bid her son welcome. Being totally blind, she stroked his hands, arms, and face, with great care, and seemed highly delighted, that her latter days were blessed by his return, and that her ears once more heard the music of his voice.
Page 48 - They are a greenifh katkin, and make little (how ; though many are fucceedcd by pods, that have a wonderful effect ; for thefe are exceedingly large, more than a foot, fometimes a foot and a half in length, and two inches in breadth, and of a...
Page 83 - WES she of not finding the nest. Presently she saw another bird fly from the ground, just at her brother's foot, who at that moment cried out, " I have found it, I have found it ! one, two, three, four, beautiful little birds !" Lucy crept forward, and then knelt down to the nest, and saw, as Frederic had counted, four pretty little birds covered with yellow down, and stretching up their little gaping bills as though they expected food. Just at the time they were kneeling at the...
Page 8 - His hind-feet are fitted with webs, adapted to the purpose of swimming. His tail is a foot long, an inch thick, and five or six; inches broad ; it accordingly serves the purpose of a trowel in plastering his dam. Wherever a number of these animals come together, they immediately combine, in society, to perform the common business of constructing their habitations; apparently acting under the most intelligent design. Though there is no appearance...
Page 166 - Frank, but they wanted to know a great deal more ; for they had heard their papa once talking with a gentleman about the economy of bees, and they did not know what was meant by economy of bees. Mrs. Johnson told them, w.hat was called "

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