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The Granville Series.

READING

BOOK.

SIXTH STANDARD.

BURNS AND O ATES,
GRANVILLE MANSIONS,

LONDON, W.

Price One Shilling and Sixpence.

3987. f. 18

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The selections in this book comprise extracts from Shakespeare, Milton, and other standard authors.

The best thanks of the Editor are due to those who have generously given permission for the insertion of special extracts and illustrations.

SIXTH READING BOOK.

THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM."

It was a summer's evening,

Old Kasper's work was done,
And he before his cottage door,

Was sitting in the sun:
And by him sported on the green
His little grandchild Wilhelmine.

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She saw her brother Peterkin

Roll something large and round,
Which he beside the rivulet?

In playing there had found;
He came to ask what he had found,
That was so large, and smooth, and round.

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Old Kasper took it from the boy,

Who stood expectant by;
And then the old man shook his head,

And heaved a natural sigh ;
“ 'Tis some poor fellow's skull,” said he,
“ Who fell in the great victory.

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