Parker's Second Reader eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 134 pages of information about Parker's Second Reader.

    James was very much delighted with
    the picture which he saw.

    The Europeans were hardly less amazed
        at the scene now before them.

    The inhabitants were entirely naked. 
    Their black hair, long and curled, floated
    upon their shoulders, or was bound in tresses
        around their head.

    Persons of reflection and sensibility
        contemplate with interest the scenes of

    The succession and contrast of the seasons
        give scope to that care and foresight,
    diligence and industry, which are
    essential to the dignity and enjoyment
    of human beings.

[The pupil may read the following sentences; but before reading them, he may tell after what word the pause should be made.  The pause is not printed in the sentences, but it must be made when reading them.  And here it may be observed, that the comma is more frequently used to point out the grammatical divisions of a sentence than to indicate a rest or cessation of the voice.  Good reading depends much upon skill and judgment in making those pauses which the sense of the sentence dictates, but which are not noted in the book; and the sooner the pupil is taught to make them, with proper discrimination, the surer and the more rapid will be his progress in the art of reading.]

While they were at their silent meal a horseman came galloping to the door, and, with a loud voice, called out that he had been sent express with a letter to Gilbert Ainslee.

The golden head that was wont to rise at that part of the table was now wanting.

For even though absent from school I shall get the lesson.

For even though dead I will control the trophies of the capitol.

It is now two hundred years since attempts have been made to civilize the North American savage.

Doing well has something more in it than the fulfilling of a duty.

You will expect me to say something of the lonely records of the former races that inhabited this country.

There is no virtue without a characteristic beauty to make it particularly loved by the good, and to make the bad ashamed of their neglect of it.

A sacrifice was never yet offered to a principle, that was not made up to us by self-approval, and the consideration of what our degradation would have been had we done otherwise.

The following story has been handed down by family tradition for more than a century.

The succession and contrast of the seasons give scope to that care and foresight, diligence and industry, which are essential to the dignity and enjoyment of human beings, whose happiness is connected with the exertion of their faculties.

A lion of the largest size measures from eight to nine feet from the muzzle to the origin of the tail, which last is of itself about four feet long.  The height of the larger specimens is four or five feet.

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