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Página 69 - THE Frost looked forth one still clear night, And whispered, ' Now, I shall be out of sight ; So through the valley and over the height In silence I'll take my way. I will not go on like that blustering train, The wind and the snow, the hail and the rain, Who make so much bustle and noise in vain ; But I'll be as busy as they.
Página 157 - Father William replied, I remember 'd that youth would fly fast, And abused not my health and my vigour at first. That I never might need them at last. You are old, Father William, the young man cried. And pleasures with youth pass away, And yet you lament not the days that are gone, Now, tell me the reason, I pray? In the days of my youth...
Página 41 - Puss grew presently familiar, would leap into my lap, raise himself upon his hinder feet, and bite the hair from my temples. He would suffer me to take him up, and to carry him about in my arms, and has more than once fallen fast asleep upon my knee. He was ill three days, during...
Página 57 - ... his shell, Came from a great distance — the length of an ell. A mushroom their table, and on it was laid A water-dock leaf, which a tablecloth made ; The viands were various, to each of their taste ; And the bee brought his honey to crown the repast. There, close on his haunches, so solemn and wise, The frog from a corner looked up to the skies ; And the squirrel, well pleased such diversion to see, Sat cracking his nuts overhead in the tree.
Página 45 - ON the green banks of Shannon, when Sheelah was nigh, No blithe Irish lad was so happy as I'; No harp like my own could so cheerily play, And wherever I went was my poor dog Tray. When at last I was forced from my Sheelah to part, She said (while the sorrow was big at her heart), Oh ! remember your Sheelah when fur far away ; And be kind, my dear Pat, to our poor dog Tray.
Página 80 - Stirs the dancing daffodil. April brings the primrose sweet ; Scatters daisies at our feet. May brings flocks of pretty lambs, Skipping by their fleecy dams. June brings tulips, lilies, roses, Fills the children's hands with posies. Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers.
Página 69 - A coat of mail, that it need not fear The downward point of many a spear That he hung on its margin, far and near, Where a rock could rear its head. He went to the windows of those who slept, And over each pane, like a fairy, crept; Wherever he breathed, wherever he stepped, By the light of the...
Página 41 - Finding him extremely tractable, I made it my custom to carry him always after breakfast into the garden, where he hid himself generally under the leaves of a cucumber vine, sleeping or chewing the cud till evening; in the leaves also of that vine he found a favourite repast.
Página 31 - said the little fly, " To ask me is in vain : For who goes up your winding stair, Can ne'er come down again.
Página 125 - They laid themselves down on the herbage at last; And waiting politely (as gentlemen must) The ass held his tongue, that the cow might speak first. Then, with a deep sigh, she directly began, " Don't you think, Mr. Ass, we are injured by man? 'Tis a subject which lies with a weight on my mind: We really are greatly oppressed by mankind.