Frank: A Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons, Volume 2

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R. Hunter, 1822 - Children
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Page 105 - I was drawn along the surface of the water in a very agreeable manner. Having then engaged another boy to carry my clothes round the pond, to a place which I pointed out to him, on the other side, I began to cross ' the pond with my kite, which carried me quite over without the least fatigue, and with the greatest pleasure imaginable.
Page 10 - ... case, very little bigger than a breakfast tea-cup; but a clumsy neighbour one day looking at my watch, happened to let it fall, and turning hastily about to pick it up, set his foot upon it, and crushed it all to pieces; which so provoked my father, that he was almost ready to beat the man, and discouraged me so much, that I never attempted to make such another machine again, especially as I was thoroughly convinced I could never make one that would be of any real use.
Page 41 - To hear the lark begin his flight, And, singing, startle the dull night, From his watch-tower in the skies; Till the dappled dawn doth rise: Then to come, in spite of sorrow, And, at my window, bid
Page 9 - ... to unwind itself; and if you fix the other end of it to the inside of a small hoop, and leave it to itself, it will turn the hoop round and round, and wind up a thread tied to the outside of the hoop.
Page 105 - When I was a boy, I amused myself one day flying a paper kite, and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to a very considerable height above the pond, while .1 was swimming. In a little time, being desirous of amusing myself with my kite, and enjoying at the same time the pleasure of swimming, I returned; and loosing...
Page 49 - How do you do, sir? I am very glad to see you," though in fact he would rather just then have passed on without interruption. Although this sort of thing is much better avoided, it arises not at all from that infirm habit and temper of the mind which usually gives birth to affectation. In one case, the endeavour is merely to please by appearing...
Page 7 - My master at first laughed at me, but, when I explained my meaning to him, he encouraged me to go on ; and, that I might make fair copies in the daytime, of what I had done in the night, he often worked for me himself. I shall always have a respect for the memory of that man.
Page 6 - I was rather too young and weak for hard labour, he put me out to a neighbour to keep sheep, which I continued to do for some years ; and in that time I began to study the stars in the night. In the daytime, I amused myself by making models of mills, spinning-wheels, and such other things as I happened to see.
Page 7 - ... length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the beads upon it till they hid such and such stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances from one another; and then, laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective positions, having a candle by me.
Page 59 - Ten thousand stars adorn her gHtt'ring train, Fall when she falls, and rise with her again ; And o'er the deserts of the sky unfold Their burning spangles of sidereal gold : Through the wide heav'ns she moves serenely bright, Queen of the gay attendants of the night ; Orb above orb in sweet confusion lies, And with a bright disorder paints the skies.

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