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The Spaniards were not only cruel to the poor Indians, but they were cruel also to Columbus, who had niade them so rich.
They did not make Columbus happy; he died before he was an old man; he was very willing to die, because he was unhappy.
Christopher Columbus discovered America in the year 1492.
Familiar Lessons. Harriet, bring your book, let me hear you read. What book have you? Let me see: a little volume of poems. How many can you repeat? Let me hear my dear Harriet speak
The Bird's Nest.
And little birds, one, two, three, four;
Poor little things! you'll ’scape no more.
Ah! simple rebels, 'tis in vain;
How can you freeüom then obtain?
Js it their mother thus distrest?
Flies round and round, to seek their nest.
I, who so oft in summer's heat,
To listen to their songs so sweet?
Some wicked wretch should make me fly,
To break her heart, to sink, to die.
And shall I then só cruel prove,
Your little ones to force away!
See here they arem-take them I pray.
And let them your sweet warbling hear,
And their own notes may sound as clear.
While oft again in summer's heat,
And listen to your songs so sweet.
Mary, what a charming little sonnet your sister Harriet has repeated. Come, my sweet girl, you must let me hear what you can say. But stop, let me see your work. Your little fingers are very handy with a needle. Very pretty indeed; very pretty work. What smail stitches. You shall hem and mark all vour papa's handkerchiefs, and very soon you shall work a muslin frock for yourself
. Now, my girl, let me hear you repeat some verses.
On a Goldfinch starred in his Cage.
Time was when I was free as air,
My drink the morning dew;
My strains for ever new.
But gaudy plumage, sprightly strain,
And of a transient date;
ty, they were turned out, and better ones chosen to fill their places.
They continued to live in this prosperous and happy manner for a long time. At length they were divided into parties, quarrelled about trifles, abused their good magistrates, and were on the eve of a civil
Upon hearing this, a hornet, who was fond of fighting, came and offered his services. He made them a great many fair speeches, said he loved the bees very much, and if they would choose him for their leader, he would be their humble servant.
The bees were so weak and foolish as to listen to his cunning speeches, and finally chose him for their governor, and gave him the command over the whole swarm.
The hornet then assembled all the fighting bees about him, and when he thought his party strong enough, he seized upon the whole hive as his own property.
He created a lazy set of nobility, called drones, declared that the whole hive belonged to himself and his drones--that the working bees were his slaves; and that if any one dared to complain he should be stung to death.
The bees now saw their folly. They found that their violent party quarrels had destroyed their freedom and happiness, and reduced them to a state of slavery.
TABLE 29-XXIX. In the following words, c, s, and t hate the sound
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cap tious tran sient spécies so cial gra cious pa tient quo tient spa cious
gla' ci ate an nůn' ciate
con ten tious
es sen tial pre sci ent
in fec tious spa ti ate pre sci ous pro vin cial ap préciate pru den tial as so ciate sen ten tious ex pa tiate con fi den tial fa ce tious con se quen tial fal la cious pen i ten tial fe ro cious pes ti len tial in gra
tiate prov i den tial vex a tious
rev er en tial
char ac ter ache
chor is ter chord cholic
chi me ra scheme christ en
tech ni cal school chem ist lach ri mal chyle sched ule ma chin ate e poch stom ach
sac char ine o cher schol ar
me chan ic
al chy my