The New Webster-cooley Course In English (volume 1)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byAlice Woodworth Cooley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV NORSE MYTHS Section 1. Reading and Oral Composition Read and re-read; then tell the Norse myth of the Creation of the World. NORSE MYTHS Long years ago, in the cold land of the North, as well as in sunny Greece, men had many strange and beautiful fancies about everything they saw or heard. For many generations, these myths were told by father to son, around Norse firesides in the long winter evenings. At last, in Iceland, they were written down in books called the Eddas, and so they were saved for the world to read and think about and enjoy; for they had deep meaning and much beauty. THE MAKING OF THE WORLD Once upon a time in the vast space where no earth hung and no heavens shone, there was nothing but the unseen spirit of the great All-father. In his own good time, he began to build the world. Then he called giants and gods into form and life; and he created Odin, the greatest of the twelve gods that were to keep the world in order. With divine beauty and power these gods formed the earth, spreading out the great plains, cutting the deep valleys through the hills, and sending the water far up into the deep fjords.1 Over all, they stretched the bending heaven; 1 (Pronounced jyord, in one syllable.) An arm of the sea between high, rocky banks. t and they caught great sparks that floated from the fireworld and set them in the sky, until the splendor of the stars shone over the whole earth. Around the world lay the deep sea, and beyond it the dreary home of the frostgiants. To the giantess Night and to her son Day, the gods gave chariots and swift horses that they might ride through the sky once in twenty-four hours. Night drove fast behind her fleet steed, and, as she ended her course at dawn, the horse bedewed the waiting earth with drops from his bi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV NORSE MYTHS Section 1. Reading and Oral Composition Read and re-read; then tell the Norse myth of the Creation of the Worl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217096670

ISBN - 13:9780217096676

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