Blackie's geographical readers, Tema 4

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Página 10 - But here, - above, around, below, On mountain or in glen, Nor tree, nor shrub, nor plant, nor flower, Nor aught of vegetative power, The weary eye may ken. For all is rocks at random thrown, Black waves, bare crags, and banks of stone...
Página 188 - There was an old woman who lived In a shoe, She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.
Página 66 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet ; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Página 10 - Hath rent a strange and shatter'd way Through the rude bosom of the hill, And that each naked precipice, Sable ravine, and dark abyss, Tells of the outrage still. The wildest glen, but this, can show Some touch of Nature's genial glow ; On high...
Página 198 - ... band, That knits me to thy rugged strand ! Still as I view each well-known scene, Think what is now, and what hath been, Seems as, to me, of all bereft, Sole friends thy woods and streams were left; And thus I love them better still, Even in extremity of ill. By Yarrow's stream still let me stray, Though none should guide my feeble way; Still feel the breeze down Ettrick break, Although it chill my wither'd cheek; Still lay my head by Teviot Stone, Though there, forgotten and alone, The Bard...
Página 116 - ... live in a big house, so a small country cannot support a big river. Now, to an Englishman or a Frenchman, the Severn or the Thames, the Seine or the Rhone, would appear considerable streams, but in the Ottawa, a mere affluent of the St. Lawrence, — an affluent, moreover, which reaches the parent stream...
Página 191 - He forfeits a finger, a foot, or a hand. But when the Spring opens, we then take the hoe, And make the ground ready to plant and to sow ; Our corn being planted and seed being sown, The worms destroy much before it is grown ; And...
Página 115 - Louis, which rises in the centre of the continent and flows into Lake Superior. This lake is as long as England (420 miles), and is the largest body of fresh water in the world.

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