Cousin Bessie (Google eBook)

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S.W. Partridge, 1863
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Page viii - Father of light and life, Thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Page 34 - Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright : At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Page 20 - The ear that heareth the reproof of life Abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul : But he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Page 102 - While Mrs. Balfour has one central object, her radii contain all the essential duties of youth. It is indeed a ' Dew-drop' reflecting- solar rays ; and, happily, the principles of her book of proverbs (for such likewise it is), are built on the true foundation. No authors write so well on morality as they who are best acquainted with divinity. I must hope that this effort in the right direction will be attended with a great blessing. The book should be in every School Library.
Page 100 - Nieces,' we may add our commendation of the cheap journal (the British Workman) in which the ftory firft appeared ; in its getting up, and in the written matter of its columns, it is excellent.
Page 51 - But they that in the Lord confide, And shelter in his wounded side, Shall see the danger overpast, Stand every storm, and live at last.
Page 113 - Wilson, MA, and is supposed to be the oldest Juvenile Periodical extant. It is now issued in an enlarged form, with numerous illustrations. Back numbers of the new series may be had.
Page 102 - Morning Dew Drops.' Every teacher should read it as an admirable specimen of the best method of conveying information to the young. Though full of solid instruction and sound argument, no child can fail of understanding, and being fascinated by it. It is a complete epitome of total abstinence principles...
Page 99 - We cordially recommend this simple, touching, and eloquent biographical sketch of the best and most beloved of Princes and of men. It is written in a manly, Christian spirit. . . . We will only say, that to all who love our widowed Queen, and all who mourn her best friend and guide, this memoir will be a treasure.
Page 100 - It is an interesting, an excellent little book to place in the hands of young women going to service, it reminds us of those admirable Repository Tracts by Hannah More, which, in their day, were a great instrument of good. Whilst we are speaking- of the ' Widow Green and her Three Nieces...

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