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THE ORIEL READERS.

47

First Primer, Coloured Pictures, Cloth, 47 pp. 4d. Second

47 4d. Third

4d. Standard I. Reader, Cloth boards,

112

8d. II.

128

9d. III.

192 1/IV.

224 1/3 V.

240

1/6

FIFTH STANDARD

ORIEL READER

MARCUS WARD & Co., LIMITED
ORIEL HOUSE, FARRINGDON STREET, LONDON, E.C.

AND AT BELFAST & NEW YORK

3987. f. 1129

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LESSON I.

BIRDS' EGGS.

delicacy, fineness.

depository, a place where anything symmetry, due proportion.

may be left. contour, outline.

the meridian, the highest point to copses, small woods.

which the sun gets in our sky; 12 colony, settlement; a number dwelling o'clock noon. together.

harmonise, agree. bird-lime, a very sticky substance wantonly, wilfully; without a purused for snaring birds.

pose.

1. Among the many natural objects which demand our attention, there are few more beautiful than birds' eggs. The variety and elegance of their shape, and the richness and delicacy of their colouring, cannot fail to draw forth the wonder and admiration of the careful observer.

2. What, for example, can be more beautiful than the delicate pink-tinted egg of the kingfisher, or than the egg of the thrush, with its pale blue ground and black-dotted markings? What can be more elegant than the symmetry and smoothness which are exhibited in the eggs of all the feathered races of the globe?

3. It would be interesting to notice the variety in contour, colouring, and size

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