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Page 44 - The ladies stood upon the benches and waved their handkerchiefs. The old men wiped the gathering moisture from the corners of their eyes, and clapped their hands. Those clumsy boots on Hartly's feet seemed a prouder ornament than a crown would have been on his head.
Page 107 - Forgive, me, LORD, for Thy dear SON, The ill that I this day have done ; That with the world, myself, and Thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
Page 46 - I first learned to read,' said Stone ; ' the masons were then at work upon your house. I approached them one day, and observed that the architect used a rule and compasses, and that he made calculations. I inquired what might be the meaning and use of these things, and I was informed that there was a science called arithmetic. I purchased a book of arithmetic, and I learned, it. I was told there was another science called geometry; I bought the necessary books...
Page 135 - ... for his amusement, he slipped quietly to the floor, and fled to his mother. "Where are you going, my dear?" exclaimed the gentleman, as he saw him moving off. " Come back, my boy, come back, I thought you were very happy, a few moments since ; what is the matter now ? Come, you are a fine little fellow, come and see what I can find for you in my pocket." But the boy clung to his mother, utterly refusing the extended hand. '•Well, now," exclaimed the gentleman, with evident chagrin,
Page 46 - I bought a dictionary, and £ learned Latin. I understood, also, that there were good books of the same kind in French ; I bought a dictionary, and I learned French. And this, my Lord, is what I have done : it seems to me that we may learn every thing when we know the twentyfour letters of the alphabet.
Page 43 - His cow-hide boots in particular were made matter of mirth. But he kept on cheerfully and bravely, day after day, never shunning observation, and driving the widow's cow, and wearing his thick boots, contented in the thought that he was doing right, caring not for all the jeers and sneers that could be uttered.
Page 138 - Bible every morning to her son, explain it as well as she could, and then pray with him. That morning she had read the first Psalm, and when explaining to him the character of a scorner, among other vices, she had mentioned profanity. Not fully comprehending the subject, but resolved at all events to do right, he thought it was really a sinful act to sit for one moment with a man who had taken God's name in vain.
Page 39 - ... school with the rest of us. After school, in the afternoon, he let out the cow and drove her off, none of us knew where. And every day, for two or three weeks, he went through the same task.
Page 136 - The gentleman looked confounded. For a moment, the blood rushed to his high expansive brow, and I thought he was angry. The mother was also surprised. She had not expected such a reply. But the man instantly regained his composure, and pleasantly said, "I hope you do not call me a scorner.