The Childrens' Companion: Or, Entertaining Instructor for the Youth of Both Sexes; Designed, to Excite Attention and Inculcate Virtue. Selected from the Works of Berquin, Genlis, Day, and Others

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W. Kelley, 1792 - Children - 346 pages

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Page 300 - There we shall see JESUS, who is gone before us to that happy place; and there we shall behold the glory of the High God. We cannot see Him here, but we will love Him here; we must be now on earth, but we will often think on Heaven.
Page 120 - ... light, lay down under a rock and composed himself to rest, as well as he was able. The next day he rose with the light, and once more attempted to regain the shore; but unfortunately he had totally lost all idea of the direction he ought to pursue, and saw nothing around him but the dismal prospect of woods, and hills, and precipices, without a guide or path. Jack now began to be very hungry ; but as he had a fowling-piece with him, and powder and shot, he soon procured himself a dinner, and...
Page 106 - I have lived,' said the old man, ' a great many years in poverty, but I do not know that I have been worse off than if I had been rich. I have avoided, perhaps, many faults and many uneasinesses, which I should have incurred had I been in another situation ; and though I have often wanted a meal and always fared hard, I have enjoyed as much health and life as usually falls to the lot of my betters.
Page 116 - ... to purchase him for half a crown. Jack could not resist the temptation of being master of such a droll, diverting animal, and therefore agreed to the bargain. But when he was left alone with his purchase, whom he led along by a chain, he soon began to repent his haste, and knew not how to dispose of him. As there was, however, no remedy, Jack brought him carefully home and confined him safe in an outhouse which was not applied to any use. In this situation he kept him several days without accident,...
Page 102 - ... halt — all this was familiar to Jack's ear as soon as he could speak, and before he was six years old he poised and presented a broom-stick, which his daddy gave him for that purpose, with as good a grace as any soldier of his age in Europe. The old man too instructed him in such plain and simple morals and religion as he was able to explain. ' Never tell an untruth, Jack," said he, ' even though you were to be flayed alive; a soldier never lies.
Page 300 - When our parents and friends die, and are laid in the cold ground, we see them here no more; but there we shall embrace them again, and live with them and be separated no more. There we shall meet all good men, whom we read of in holy books. There we shall see Abraham, the called of God...
Page 125 - The commanding officer, therefore, judged it expedient to try what could be effected by negotiation, and sent one of his officers, who understood something of the Tartar language, to treat with the general of the enemies. The Tartar chief received the Europeans with great civility, and after having gently reproached them with their ambition, in coming so far to invade a people who had never injured them, he consented upon very moderate conditions to their enlargement; but he insisted upon having...
Page 300 - ... loved God on earth ; they praised him on earth : but in that country they will praise him better, and love him more. There we shall see Jesus, who is gone before us to that happy place ; and there we shall behold the glory of the high God. We cannot see him here, but we will love him here. We must be now on earth, but we will often think on heaven. That happy land is our home ; we are to be here but for a little while, and there for ever, even for eternal ages.
Page 298 - He descendeth on a fiery cloud ; the sound of a trumpet goeth before him ; thousands of angels are on his right hand. It is Jesus, the Son of God; the Saviour of men; the friend of the good. He cometh in the glory of his Father; he hath received power from on high.
Page 115 - ... This young man had a supreme contempt for all the vulgar, which he did not attempt to conceal ; and when he had heard the story of Jack's birth and education, he could scarcely bear to be in the same room with him. Jack soon perceived the aversion which the stranger entertained for him, and at first endeavoured to remove it by every civility in his power; but when he found that he gained nothing by all his humility, his temper, naturally haughty, took fire, and, as far as he dared, he plainly...

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