14. 'Tis a fearful thing in winter
To be shattered by the blast,
And to hear the rattling trumpet
Thunder, "Cut away the mast."

15. Wah-wah-taysee, little firefly,
Little flitting white fire insect,
Little dancing white fire creature,
Light me with your little candle.



16. We hold these truths to be self-evident-that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happi



17. The wretched parents all that night

Went shouting far and wide:

But there was neither sound nor sight

To serve them for a guide.


18. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long: And so make life, death, and that vast forever,

One grand, sweet song.



Our band is few but true and tried, our leader frank

and bold,

The British soldier trembles when Marion's name is



20. Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said

This is my own, my native land;
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned,
As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand?

21. Noon descends, and after noon

Autumn's evening meets me soon.

22. I love all that thou lovest, Spirit of Delight!

The fresh Earth in new leaves dressed

And the starry night:
Autumn evening and the morn
When the golden mists are born.

23. Man's inhumanity to man

Makes countless thousands mourn.

24. Oh many a shaft at random sent Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word at random spoken

May soothe or wound a heart that's broken.

25. If we sit down at set of sun,

And count the things that we have done,

And, counting, find

One self-denying act, one word

That eased the heart of him who heard,

One glance most kind,

That fell like sunshine where it went,

Then we may count that day well spent.






Quotations Containing the Sounds of s and z

1. Who steals my purse steals trash: 'tis something, nothing;

'Twas mine, 'tis his and has been slave to thousands.

2. Within the master's desk is seen,

Deep scarred by raps official.

3. Over the roofs of the pioneers

Gathers the moss of a hundred years.



4. And, sir, where American liberty raised its first voice, and where its youth was nurtured and sustained, there it still lives in the strength of its manhood, and full of its original spirit.


5. In peace and in war we must spend and be spent in the endless battle for right against wrong: deeds, not words alone shall save us.


6. Lord of the Universe! shield us and guide us, Trusting Thee always through shadow and sun! Thou hast united us, who shall divide us?

Keep us, O keep us the many in one!

7. I steal by lawns and grassy plots,

I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.



8. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one,

When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,

As she dances about the sun.

9. Fair dewy roses brush against our faces,


And flowering laurels spring from diamond vases.

10. O, softly on yon banks of haze

Her rosy face the summer lays!


11. They made some rude answer to the sentinel. There was a dispute or perhaps a scuffle. Other soldiers heard the noise and ran hastily from the barracks to assist their comrades.

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12. Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings, And Phoebus 'gins arise,


His steeds to water at those springs,

On chaliced flowers that lies:

And winking Mary-buds begin

To ope their golden eyes:
With everything that pretty is

My lady sweet, arise;

Arise, arise!

It is twice blessed;


It blesseth him that gives and him that takes;

'Tis mightiest in the mightiest.


14. With the sunshine on thy face, Through thy torn brim's jaunty grace.


15. As thus we sat in darkness,

Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.
But his little daughter whispered,
As she took his icy hand,
"Isn't God upon the ocean

Just the same as on the land?"

16. The year's at the spring

And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;

The hillside's dew pearled;
The lark's on the wing;

The snail's on the thorn;

God's in His heaven

All's right with the world.

17. Orpheus with his lute made trees
And the mountain tops that freeze
Bow themselves when he did sing;
To his music plants and flowers,
Ever sprung as sun and showers,



There had made a lasting spring.


18. He who reigns within himself and rules passions, de

sires, and fears, is more than a king. -MILTON.

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