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Сторінка 231 - To-day I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie. 'An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk: from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail. 'He dried his wings: like gauze they grew; Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he flew.
Сторінка 121 - ... impetuous leap. Instantly the strong pincers are fastened, and they only let go when the piece gives way. At such times this little animal seems animated by a kind of fury which causes it to disregard entirely its own safety, and to seek only the conquest of its prey. The bite is very painful. The negroes relate that criminals were in former times exposed in the path of the bashikouay ants, as the most cruel manner of putting them to death.
Сторінка 327 - (published every Friday, Price Twopence, 32 pages) can be obtained from any Newsagent or Bookstall, or will be sent post free for one year to any address in the United Kingdom for 10s. lOd. and to any place abroad for 13s. per annum. Orders should be addressed to PUBLIC OPINION...
Сторінка 124 - ... plant, with its dark green leaves forming the limit of a circle two or three feet in diameter...
Сторінка 27 - Hertfordshire. By HW TOMPKINS. Illustrated by Frederick L. Griggs. London. By Mrs. ET COOK. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Frederick L. Griggs.
Сторінка 203 - Oft in the barns they climbed to the populous nests on the rafters, Seeking with eager eyes that wondrous stone, which the swallow Brings from the shore of the sea to restore the sight of its fledglings; Lucky was he who found that stone in the nest of the swallow!
Сторінка 259 - A. A monster unlike to all other creatures. Q. For what end did God make the lark and the dove ? A. To teach us what we ought to be. Q. Why did he make owls, bats, and swine ? A. To teach us what we ought not to be. THE TEXTS. Prov. xi. 12. Whatsoever hath no fins or scales in the water, that shall be an abomination unto you.
Сторінка 161 - When the end of the year approached, the old Druids marched with great solemnity to gather the mistletoe of the oak in order to present it to Jupiter, inviting all the world to assist at the ceremony with these words: "The new year is at hand; gather the mistletoe.
Сторінка 243 - Crowned with the ears of corn, now come, And, to the pipe, sing harvest home ! Come forth, my lord, and see the cart Dressed up with all the country art.