Hymns in Prose for Children

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1828 - 79 pages

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Page 80 - The Swiss Family Robinson ; or, Adventures of a Father and Mother and Four Sons on a Desert Island.
Page 16 - All men are stretched on their quiet beds ; and the child sleeps upon the breast of its mother. Darkness is spread over the skies, and darkness is upon the ground ; every eye is shut, and every hand is still. Who taketh care of all people when they are sunk in sleep ; when they cannot defend themselves, nor see if danger approacheth...
Page 2 - COME, let us go forth into the fields, let us see how the flowers spring, let us listen to the warbling of the birds, and sport ourselves upon the new grass. The winter is over and gone, the buds come out upon the trees, the crimson blossoms of the peach and the nectarine are seen, and the green leaves sprout.
Page 4 - The young animals of every kind are sporting about, they feel themselves happy, they are glad to be alive, they thank him that has made them alive.
Page 11 - COME, and I will show you what is beautiful. It is a rose fully blown. See how she sits upon her mossy stem, like the queen of all the flowers ! her leaves glow like fire : the air is filled with her sweet odour ! she is the delight of every eye.
Page 66 - I have seen the insects sporting in the sunshine, and darting along the streams ; their wings glittered with gold and purple ; their bodies shone like the green emerald ; they were more numerous than I could count ; their motions were quicker than my eye could glance. I returned: they were brushed into the pool ; they were perishing...
Page 18 - He maketh all things to be hushed and still, that His large family may sleep in peace.
Page 12 - ... the cattle of the field fly, and the wild beasts of the desert hide themselves, for he is very terrible.
Page 14 - THE glorious sun is set in the west ; the night dews fall ; and the air, which was sultry, becomes cool. The flowers fold up their coloured leaves ; they fold themselves up, and hang their heads on the slender stalk. The chickens are gathered under the wing of the hen, and are at rest ; the hen herself is at rest also. The little birds have ceased their warbling, they are asleep on the boughs, each...
Page 15 - There is no sound of a number of voices, or of children at play, or of the trampling of busy feet, and of people hurrying to and fro. The smith's hammer is not heard upon the anvil ; nor the harsh saw of the carpenter. All men are stretched on their quiet beds: and the child sleeps upon the breast of its mother. Darkness is spread over the skies...

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