Holiday House: A Series of Tales

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W. Whyte and Company, 1851 - 346 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 93 - I have no pleasure in them; while the sun or the light or the moon or the stars be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain; in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened...
Σελίδα 224 - Paul's ministry, shall be his hope, and joy, and crown of rejoicing "in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming
Σελίδα 65 - The man in the wilderness, Asked me, How many strawberries Grew in the sea? I answered him as I thought good, As many red herrings As grew in the wood.
Σελίδα 85 - Sometimes she'd lift the tea-pot lid, To peep at what was in it ; Or tilt the kettle, if you did But turn your back a minute. In vain you told her not to touch, Her trick of meddling grew so much. Her grandmamma went out one day, And by mistake she laid Her spectacles and snuff-box gay Too near the little maid ; ' Ah ! well,' thought she, ' I'll try them on, As soon as grandmamma is gone.
Σελίδα 116 - There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; Victuals and drink were the whole of her diet, And yet this old woman would never be quiet.
Σελίδα 9 - ... is better than none ; as the writing of a book, the building of a house, the laying out of a garden, the digging of a fish-pond, — even the raising of a cucumber or a tulip.
Σελίδα 217 - When from the dust of death I rise To claim my mansion in the skies— E'en then, this shall be all my plea: Jesus hath lived, hath died for me.
Σελίδα 269 - Full little knowest thou that hast not tried, What hell it is, in suing long to bide: To lose good days, that might be better spent; To waste long nights in pensive discontent; To speed today, to be put back tomorrow; To feed on hope, to pine with fear and sorrow; To have thy prince's grace, yet want her peers...
Σελίδα 23 - Health to wear it, Strength to tear it, And money to buy another." "There is no hope for the last two things, you know, " said the young girl; "for I am sure that the flag that braved a thousand years was not half so strong as your brocade; and as to buying another, there are none to be bought in these degenerate days." The old lady's reply was probably very gracious...

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