Books > Old Books >The Elson Readers Book Six (1910)


Page 212

STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
A FORWARD LOOK

shoots, little further growth is possible; there is not room, or wild beasts trample them, or they are bent out of shape by some larger tree near by. But at length some monarch of the forest towers above all the surrounding trees and seems to command the world. Storms beat upon it, the lightning strikes at it, but it seems as immovable as the earth itself. And all through the forest other trees, large and small, struggle for life and growth; some of them will rival the ancient monarch, others will take his place when he is gone. So the peoples of the earth are like the trees of the forest; their life is never-ending, always changing; the greatest nations rise in various places; sometimes they rise in unsuspected spots; there is always this growth followed by decay.
Through the power of the Magic Wand of Reading you may call once more to life the story of the beginnings of great nations. Some of these nations no longer exist, except in name, but they have given ideals that have become part of the life of all nations. Greece and Rome have influenced the life and the literature of the modern world. Through the stories of their heroes, Achilles, Ulysses, Aeneas, you will come to see some of the reasons for this influence. These stories are a part of your rightful heritage, like the stories of early English heroes and the stories of the founding of America. Take your Magic Wand, therefore, and prepare to be transported back through many centuries. As you are whisked back, your clothes change to the loose, flowing robes worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or perhaps you are clad in the smooth, silky skin of some wild beast. Now you come to an open place, like a park, and in one corner there is a fountain of marble, with marble seats extending round the sides of the enclosure. At the back is an old man, so old that it seems he must have lived for centuries. He bends over the harp which he holds in front of him, listening to see if it be in tune. Their he turns toward you for a moment, and you see that though he is blind there is intense animation in his face, as if he sees things hidden from mortal eye. He bends once more over his harp, and strikes a wonderful chord, and then sings, or chants, to the sound of the music, the story of Achilles.

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE shoots, little further growth is possible; there is not room, or wild beasts trample them, or they are bent out of shape by some larger tree near by. But at length some monarch of what is forest towers above all what is surrounding trees and seems to command what is world. Storms beat upon it, what is lightning strikes at it, but it seems as immovable as what is earth itself. And all through what is forest other trees, large and small, struggle for life and growth; some of them will rival what is ancient monarch, others will take his place when he is gone. So what is peoples of what is earth are like what is trees of what is forest; their life is never-ending, always changing; what is greatest nations rise in various places; sometimes they rise in unsuspected spots; there is always this growth followed by decay. Through what is power of what is Magic Wand of Reading you may call once more to life what is story of what is beginnings of great nations. where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" The Elson Readers Book Six (1910) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 212 where is p align="center" where is strong STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME A FORWARD LOOK where is p align="justify" shoots, little further growth is possible; there is not room, or wild beasts trample them, or they are bent out of shape by some larger tree near by. But at length some monarch of what is forest towers above all what is surrounding trees and seems to command what is world. Storms beat upon it, what is lightning strikes at it, but it seems as immovable as what is earth itself. And all through what is forest other trees, large and small, struggle for life and growth; some of them will rival what is ancient monarch, others will take his place when he is gone. So what is peoples of what is earth are like what is trees of what is forest; their life is never-ending, always changing; what is greatest nations rise in various places; sometimes they rise in unsuspected spots; there is always this growth followed by decay. Through what is power of what is Magic Wand of Reading you may call once more to life what is story of what is beginnings of great nations. Some of these nations no longer exist, except in name, but they have given ideals that have become part of what is life of all nations. Greece and Rome have influenced what is life and what is literature of what is modern world. Through what is stories of their heroes, Achilles, Ulysses, Aeneas, you will come to see some of what is reasons for this influence. These stories are a part of your rightful heritage, like what is stories of early English heroes and what is stories of the founding of America. Take your Magic Wand, therefore, and prepare to be transported back through many centuries. As you are whisked back, your clothes change to what is loose, flowing robes worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or perhaps you are clad in what is smooth, silky skin of some wild beast. Now you come to an open place, like a park, and in one corner there is a fountain of marble, with marble seats extending round what is sides of what is enclosure. At what is back is an old man, so old that it seems he must have lived for centuries. He bends over what is harp which he holds in front of him, listening to see if it be in tune. Their he turns toward you for a moment, and you see that though he is blind there is intense animation in his face, as if he sees things hidden from mortal eye. He bends once more over his harp, and strikes a wonderful chord, and then sings, or chants, to what is sound of what is music, what is story of Achilles. where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Pages: default , 003 , 004 , 005 , 006 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 287 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 296 , 297 , 298 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 304 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 309 , 310 , 311 , 312 , 313 , 314 , 315 , 316 , 318 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 324 , 325 , 326 , 327 , 328 , 329 , 330 , 331 , 332 , 333 , 334 , 335 , 336 , 337 , 338 , 339 , 340 , 341 , 342 , 343 , 344 , 345 , 346 , 347 , 348 , 349 , 350 , 351 , 352 , 353 , 354 , 356 , 357 , 358 , 359 , 360 , 361 , 362 , 363 , 364 , 365 , 366 , 367 , 368 , 369 , 370 , 371 , 372 , 373 , 374 , 375 , 376 , 377 , 378 , 379 , 380 , 381 , 382 , 383 , 384 , 385 , 386 , 387 , 388 , 389 , 390 , 391 , 392 , 393 , 394 , 395 , 396 , 397 , 398 , 399 , 400 , 401 , 402 , 403 , 404 , 405 , 406 , 407 , 408 , 409 , 410 , 411 , 412 , 413 , 414 , 415 , 416 , 417 , 418 , 419 , 420 , 421 ,