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THE

BOYS AND GIRLS

LIBRARY

BY PETER PARLEY

[Illustration]

LONDON.

Published by H. G. Collins.

THE

BOYS' AND GIRLS' LIBRARY;

CONTAINING

A VARIETY OF USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE READING, SELECTED FROM EMINENT WRITERS FOR YOUTH,

BY PETER PARLEY.

[Illustration]

LONDON:

H. G. COLLINS, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLI.

CONTENTS.

Childhood 7

The Old Year and the New Year 9

The Story of Edward Lyon; or, Confessing a Fault 10

To my good Angel 16

Self Denial 17

Henry and his Sister 24

Anna and her Kitten 26

Faithfulness 28

The Great Man 41

Philosophy in Common things. The Air Thermometer 43

The Rabbit 52

" Sleigh Ride 55

Story of a Greyhound 61

The Truant 63

A Summer morning Ramble 67

The Hottentots 71

" Whispering Figure 76

A Story of the Sea 79

The Old Slate 85

Children, a poem 90

Lizzy; a Fairy Tale 91

Ellen. A true story 109

Philosophy in common things. Corking the kettle spout up 111

The Lost Children 114

Forgiveness 123

The two Nosegays 124

Camgno; or, the tame Roe 127

The Secret 131

Science of the Human Frame. The Skin 136

Voices from Nature 142

King Alfred 145

Grace Middleton 148

Shells 153

Emulation. A conversation between Harry and his father 155

A Nurse's Song 160

The Shepherd and the Fairy 161

Simple Pleasures 165

The Robin's "Good Bye" to little Araminta 171

The Baby House 174

Fidelity and Obedience 183

Bessie Lee 186

The Stars. Orion 200

" Apple 204

" New Singing School 208

The Balloon 215

Curious Little Painters 217

The Upas; or, Poison Tree 225

Disobedience, and its consequences 227

The Game of Weathercocks 233

James Cartier. An early traveller in America 235

Anselmo's Escape; or, the Dog St. Bernard 239

To my Boy Tom, on giving him his first Spelling Book 245

Second Story of the Sea 247

The Child at Prayer 251

" Child Angel 257

" Storm 259

Something about Dogs 262

The Morning Walk 265

" Ostrich 271

" Violet. Modesty 274

" Elephant 277

THE

BOYS' AND GIRLS' LIBRARY.

CHILDHOOD.

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy." WORDSWORTH.

"My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky; So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So let it be when I grow old, Or let me die." IBID.

The angel that takes care of the tender lambs and sprinkles dew upon the flowers, in the still night, takes care of thee, dear little one, and lets no evil come to thy tender years... Continue reading book >>




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