Games and sports for young boys


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27 ページ - To view the structure of that little work A bird's nest. Mark it well, within, without ; No tool had he that wrought ; no knife to cut ; No nail to fix ; no bodkin to insert ; No glue to join ; his little beak was all ; And yet, how neatly finished ! What nice hand, With every implement and means of art, And twenty years...
69 ページ - Johnny shall have a new master; He shall have but a penny a day, Because he can't work any faster.
5 ページ - How MANY miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again.
119 ページ - FZS is. boards. My Feathered Friends. Containing Anecdotes of Bird Life, more especially Eagles, Vultures, Hawks, Magpies, Rooks, Crows, Ravens, Parrots, Humming Birds, Ostriches, &c., &c. By the Rev. JG WOOD. With Illustrations by HARRISON WEIR. Cloth gilt, y. 6d. British Birds
71 ページ - The Ram, the Bull, the heavenly Twins, And next the Crab the Lion shines, The Virgin and the Scales ; The Scorpion, Archer, and He-goat, The Man that holds the watering-pot, And Fish with glittering tails.
119 ページ - It would be hard to estimate the amount of GENTLENESS and MERCY that has made its way among us through these slight channels. FORBEARANCE, COURTESY, CONSIDERATION FOR THE POOR AND AGED, KIND TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, THE LOVE OF NATURE, ABHORRENCE OF TYRANNY AND BRUTE FORCE many such good things have been first nourished in the child's heart by this powerful aid.
110 ページ - England ; the one book to which the slightest allusions may be made without affectation, but not missed without discredit. Numerous translations and countless editions of them, in every language, bespeak its adaptation to mankind ; no critic has been paradoxical enough to withhold his admiration, no reader has ventured to confess a want of relish for that in which the young and old, in every climate, have, age after age, taken delight.
114 ページ - Young Exile : a Boy's Book of Adventure among the Wild Tribes of the North. The Kangaroo Hunters ; or, Adventures of a Family in the Bush and Plains of Australia.
115 ページ - Every one has heard of Robinson Crusoe, and the unrivalled and long-continued popularity of that admirable narrative, proves that the tastes and feelings to which it addresses itself are among the strongest and most universal which belong to human nature. The adventures of the Swiss family...
73 ページ - Puss" places himself in the middle of it; the players in the corners then change their positions in a regular succession, and the Puss endeavours to gain one of the vacant corners before the successor can reach it ; if he can do so, the player left out becomes Puss. THREAD THE NEEDLE. A NUMBER of boys all join hands, and the game is begun by the outside players at...