Short and sweet stories for children.
OR TALES AND DIALOGUES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
1849. [Publication date on cover: 1850]
I'll watch thy dawn of joys, and mould Thy little hearts to duty, I'll teach thee truths as I behold Thy faculties, like flowers, unfold In intellectual beauty.
[Illustration: The Little Ship.]
The Little Ship.
"I have made a nice little ship, of cork, and am going to let it sail in this great basin of water. Now let us fancy this water to be the North Pacific Ocean, and those small pieces of cork on the side of the basin, to be the Friendly Islands, and this little man standing on the deck of the ship, to be the famous navigator, Captain Cook, going to find them."
"Do you know that the Friendly Islands were raised by corals?"
"I suppose they were."
"Do you know where Captain Cook was born?"
"He was born at Marton, a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, in England."
[Illustration: The Little Girl and the Shell.]
The Little Girl and the Shell.
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