Cobb's New Juvenile Reader, No. III, Or, Third Reading Book: Containing Interesting, Historical, Moral, and Instructive Reading Lessons, Composed of Words of a Greater Number of Syllables Than the Lessons in Nos. I and II, and a Greater Variety of Compositions, Both in Prose and Poetry ... : Designed for the Use of Larger Children in Schools and Families, Issue 3 (Google eBook)
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Page 171 - When I saw another fond of popularity, constantly employing himself in political bustles, neglecting his own affairs, and ruining them by that neglect, He pays, indeed, said I, too much for his whistle.
Page 169 - I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers and sisters and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth...
Page 170 - This however was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind ; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, Don't give too much for the whistle ; and I saved my money.
Page 170 - I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers and sisters and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth, put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money, and laughed at me so much for my folly that I cried with vexation, and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure.
Page 79 - Compassion is an emotion of which you ought never to be ashamed. Graceful in youth is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe.
Page 171 - I saw one too ambitious of court favor, sacrificing his time in attendance on levees, his repose, his liberty, his virtue, and perhaps his friends, to attain it, I have said to myself, This man gives too much for his whistle.
Page 171 - Mistaken man, said I, you are providing pain for yourself, instead of pleasure; you give too much for your whistle.
Page 165 - I have been young, and now I am old ; yet have I never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Page 171 - I saved my money. As I grew up, came into the world, and observed the actions of men, I thought I met with many, very many, who gave too much for the whistle.