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" Hands made a vain effort to continue their course ; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry as to the cause of... "
The Wesleyan juvenile offering - Page 46
by Wesleyan Methodist missionary society - 1849
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Heart Throbs in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People ...: The old ...

Joe Mitchell Chapple - American literature - 1911
...ineffectual effort to continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise; the weights hung speechless; each member felt disposed to lay the blame...others. At length the dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stagnation; when hands, wheels, weights with one voice protested their innocence....
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The Golden Path Book: A School Reader

Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens - Readers - 1912 - 280 pages
...ineffectual effort to continue their course; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame...others. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stop, when Hands, Wheels, Weights with one voice protested their innocence. But...
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City and Town: A Third Reader

Pauline Frost Rafter - Readers - 1912 - 292 pages
...their course ; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the Weights hung speechless. Each one felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the Dial asked the cause of the stop when Hands, Wheels, Weights with one voice declared their innocence. But...
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Language lessons

Charles Alexander McMurry - English language - 1916
...effort to continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise; and the weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the dial instituted an inquiry as to the cause of the stop, when hands, wheels, weights, with one voice protested their...
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McGuffey's First-[sixth] Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - Primers, American - 1920
...continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise; the weights hung speechless; and each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the...weights, with one voice, protested their innocence. 2. But now a faint tick was heard below from the pendulum, who spoke thus : " I confess myself to be...
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Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and ..., Part 1923

Charles Madison Curry, Erle Elsworth Clippinger - Children - 1921 - 693 pages
...ineffectual effort to continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise; the weights hung speechless; each member felt disposed to lay the blame...to the cause of the stagnation; when hands, wheels, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE weights, with one voice, protested their innocence. But now a faint tick was...
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Story Hour Readings: Fourth year

Ernest Clark Hartwell - Readers - 1921 - 416 pages
...continue their course ; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless ; and each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the...others. At length the dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stoppage ; when hands, wheels, 10 weights, with one voice, protested their innocence....
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McGuffey's New 4th, 6th, Eclectic Reader, Volume 6

William Holmes McGuffey - 1867
...continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless ; and each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the...weights, with one voice, protested their innocence. 2. But now, a faint tick was heard below, from the "'"pendulum, who thus spoke: "I confess myself to...
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Lee's Rhetoric and Composition: For High Schools and Colleges

Teng-Hwee Lee - English language - 1938 - 382 pages
...the wheels remained motionless with surprise; the weights hung speechless, each member felt disposedi to lay the blame on the others. At length the dial...weights. with one voice protested their innocence. — FROM " THE DISCONTENTED PENDULUM." B. I was sitting at the open window early in the morning of...
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Poetry and prose: with lessons on the art of reading; a suppl. to Daily ...

Poetry - 1870
...vain effort to continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless : each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the dial instituted an inquiry as to the cause of the stagnation, when hands, wheels, weights, with one voice, protested...
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