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Page 89 - great mischief—for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail.
Page 11 - to my arms, my boy !' exclaimed his father, ' run to my' arms! Glad am I, George, that you killed my tree; for you have paid me for it a thousand fold ! Such an act of heroism in my son, is of more worth than a thousand cherry-trees, though blossomed with silver, and their fruits of gold!'
Page 224 - godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come,
Page 20 - possible speed down, but the dog was too quick for him and ran off with the meat in his mouth. Robinet looked after him—' Well,' said he, ' then I must be content with soup. meagre—and no bad thing neither!' "He travelled on, and came to a little public house by
Page 20 - was sitting on a bench drinking. He invited Robinet to take a draught. Robinet seated himself by his friend, and set his basket on the bench close by him. A tame raven, which was kept at the house, came slily behind him, and perching on the basket, stole
Page 222 - the soul that sinneth it shall die." Ezek. xviii. 4. " Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things written in the book of the law to do them,
Page 11 - but nobody could inform him. Presently after, however, George came with the hatchet in his hand, into the place where his father was, who immediately suspected him to be the culprit. ' George,' said the old gentleman, ' do you know who killed that beautiful little cherry-tree, yonder in the garden ?
Page 10 - some one made him the present of a hatchet: of which being, like most children, immoderately fond, he went about chopping every thing that came in his way: and going into the garden, he unluckily tried its edge on an English cherry tree; which he barked so
Page 200 - made by the Dutch children for their own amusement; hence there is a proverb which says, ' The children of Holland take pleasure in making, What the children of England take pleasure in breaking-.