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 oldal
A mother entertains and educates her children with stories of travels and observations of the natural world.

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116. oldal - The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these. "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.
64. oldal - His lithe proboscis ; close the serpent sly, Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His braided train, and of his fatal guile Gave proof unheeded...
64. oldal - About them frisking played All beasts of the earth, since wild, and of all chase In wood or wilderness, forest or den. Sporting the lion ramped, and in his paw Dandled the kid; bears, tigers, ounces, pards, Gambolled before them ; the unwieldy elephant, To make them mirth, used all his might, and wreathed His lithe proboscis...
163. oldal - ... 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.
120. oldal - ... 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 several years in England, was now returning to his African friends. Observing me in an English dress, he conjectured I was a person...
8. oldal - 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...
166. oldal - Atkins had given them, the curious appearance of the honey-comb induced the children to ask many questions about bees. They knew how honey and wax were obtained and preserved by bees, from reading Miss Edgeworth's book about Little Frank, but they wanted to know a great deal more ; for they had heard their father once talking with a gentleman about the economy of bees, and they did not know what was meant by the
84. oldal - The children shewed her the nest, and she immediately joined in their admiration of it, and its pretty inhabitants. Frederic proposed taking the nest home, — and then, said he, "Lucy and I can take care of the larks," and then we shall hear their sweet singing every day — even, you know, mamma, when it rains, so that we cannot get out." — " But, my dear little boy,
121. oldal - Just as he spoke, we turned into a little wood, at the farther end of which was a village. " There," cried the black, joy sparkling in his eyes, " there is my native vili 150 AN ADVENTURE IN AFRICA.
118. oldal - I was afterwards told that the blacks, having once wounded him, had hopes that they might be able to take him alive, convey him to a distance, and sell him to the Europeans, who would be glad of such a prize to send into their own country. With this view they consulted together what was best to be done, and one of them proposed taking off the roof of a hut, (which in their country could easily be done, as the roofs are small, of a circular form, and simply made of a frame-work of...

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