Blackie's comprehensive school series, Issue 4

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Page 238 - For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
Page 208 - And I shall be glad to go ; For the world, at best, is a weary place, And my pulse is getting low : But the grave is dark, and the heart will fail In treading its gloomy way ; And it wiles my heart from its dreariness, To see the young so gay.
Page 110 - Came the boys like a flock of sheep, Hailing the snow piled white and deep, Past the woman so old and gray, Hastened the children on their way, Nor offered a helping hand to her, So meek, so timid, afraid to stir Lest the carriage wheels or the horses' feet Should crowd her down on the slippery street.
Page 110 - I'll help you across if you wish to go." Her aged hand on his strong young arm She placed, and so, without hurt or harm, He guided...
Page 208 - Play on, play on ; I am with you there, In the midst of your merry ring ; I can feel the thrill of the daring jump, And the rush of the breathless swing, I hide with you in the fragrant hay, And I whoop the smother'd call, And my feet slip up on the seedy floor, And I care not for the fall.
Page 11 - Little by little," an acorn said, As it slowly sank in its mossy bed, "I am improving every day, Hidden deep in the earth away." Little by little, each day it grew; Little by little, it sipped the dew; Downward it sent out a thread-like root; Up in the air sprung a tiny shoot.
Page 161 - Only in sleep shall I behold that dark eye glancing bright — Only in sleep shall hear again that step so firm and light ; And when I raise my dreaming arm to check or cheer thy speed, Then must I starting wake to feel thou'rt sold, my Arab steed...
Page 162 - If I thought— but no, it cannot be; Thou art so swift, yet ea,sy curbed; so gentle, yet so free : And yet if haply, when thou'rt gone, my lonely heart should yearn, Can the hand which casts thee from it now command thee to return? Return...
Page 234 - Never give up ! there are chances and changes Helping the hopeful a hundred to one, And through the chaos High Wisdom arranges Ever success — if you'll only hope on. Never give up! for the wisest is boldest, Knowing that Providence mingles the cup; And of all maxims the best, as the oldest, Is the true watchword of
Page 163 - ... when last I saw him drink." When last I saw thee drink! — Away ! the fevered dream is o'er! I could not live a day, and know that we should meet no more; They tempted me, my beautiful! for hunger's power is strong — They tempted me, my beautiful! but I have loved too long. Who said that I had given thee up ? Who said that thou wert sold?

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