McGuffey's Eclectic Primer, Revised Edition eBook

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[Illustration:  Script Exercise: 
Work while you work,
   Play while you play,
One thing each time,
   That is the way.

All that you do,
   Do with your might,
Things done by halves,
   Are not done right.


went fish fell safe arms sprang was thank got

[Illustration:  Boy fishing from log.]

One day John went to the pond to fish.  His dog, Watch, went with him.

John sat on a log for a time, but did not catch a fish.

As he got up to go, he fell off the log.  Watch sprang in to save him.  John put his arms round the dog’s neck, and was soon safe on the log once more.

“Thank you, my brave old dog,” said John to Watch.


James asks warm town then drives been(bin) show

[Illustration:  Girl talking to boy leading horse and wagon.]

James has been to the mill.

The day is warm, and he lets his horse stand in the shade.

A girl asks him to show her the way to the town.  He tells her the way, and then drives on.


I’ll she’ll don’t puss pur pat fur harm deeds

[Illustration:  Kitten.]

I love my dear puss,
  Her fur is so warm;
And, if I don’t hurt her,
   She’ll do me no harm.

I’ll pat my dear puss,
  And then she will pur,
And show me her thanks
  For my kind deeds to her.


now wreaths who queen woods shall crown

[Illustration:  Children playing in wood.  Two boys in foreground playing a fife and drum.]

It is the first of May.  The boys and girls have gone to the woods to have a good time.  See them at their play.

The girls have wreaths in their hands.

Now they will crown some one Queen of the May.  Who shall it be?

It should be the best girl, and that is Kate.


God small from world moon shine nut long ago

[Illustration:  Small girl watching a tree.  Two acorns shown in inset.]

Do you see that tall tree?

Long ago it sprang up from a small nut.

Do you know who made it do so?

It was God, my child.  God made the world and all things in it.  He made the sun to light the day, and the moon to shine at night.

God shows that he loves us by all that he has done for us.  Should we not then love him?


Lord smile joys tears nigh morn griefs woes stars say

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