A New Flower for Children

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 110 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. It is a long time since I have offered a flower to children. They used to like my simple flowers; and if they have. forgotten their old friend, I hope this one will serve to renew our acquaintance pleasantly. The lines about the honey bird and the bees, in the Adventures Of Jamie And Jeannie, are quoted from the writings of Mr. Thomas Pringle, who composed them m South Africa, for the amusement of some children belonging to the Scotch Colony, with which he was associated. That kind-hearted gentleman and his wife accompanied the Caffer boy to England, and from them I learned much of his history. I The account given by The Boy Of Old Times, is strictly correct. My own father 1* 'was the boy who went to the mill to beg meal, during the war, and was obliged to return home hungry and barefoot, through the snow. The lumbering stage-coach between Boston and New York was the wonder of his childhood; and the Mr. Wilson, who was prayed for when he rode thirty miles, was his father's neighbour. Farewell my young readers. May the flower I offer you prove a perennial blessing to your hearts, and leave fragrance in your memories. L. MARIA CHILD. " Little girl of the Tweed, wilt thou travel with me, To the wilds of South Africa, far o'er the sea ? HI build a snug cabin in beautiful meads, Where among the tall lilies, the antelope feeds. Our home, like a bee-hive, shall stand by the wood, Where the lory and turtle-dove nurse their young brood; And the golden-plumed paroquet waves his bright wings From the bough where the green monkey gambols and swings." TAMES CAMERON was born in a pleasant valley of Scotland; sheltered from the cold winds by high mountains on either side, with a wide brook running through it, which they called a river. He was such a thoughtful, observ...

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