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Page 258 - O'ER wayward childhood would'st thou hold firm rule, And sun thee in the light of happy faces ; Love, Hope, and Patience, these must be thy graces, And in thine own heart let them first keep school.
Page 57 - Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Page 313 - ... the boughs, And chatters in his leafy house. The oriole flashes by; and, look! Into the mirror of the brook, Where the vain bluebird trims his coat, Two tiny feathers fall and float. As silently, as tenderly, The down of peace descends on me.
Page 54 - Fairy barks that have drifted to land. They wave from the tall, rocking tree-tops, Where the oriole's hammock-nest swings; And at night time are folded in slumber By a song that a fond mother sings.
Page 224 - Oh, if there is one law above the rest Written in wisdom — if there is a word That I would trace as with a pen of fire Upon the unsunn'd temper of a child — If there is anything that keeps the mind Open to angel visits, and repels The ministry of ill — 'tis human love ! God has made nothing worthy of contempt.
Page 56 - In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin : but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Page 53 - LITTLE BROWN HANDS. They drive home the cows from the pasture, Up through the long, shady lane, Where the quail whistles loud in the wheat fields. That are yellow with ripening grain. They find in the thick waving grasses Where the scarlet-lipped strawberry grows; They gather the earliest snowdrops And the first crimson buds of the rose.
Page 312 - Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod ; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God." And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale.
Page 37 - ... be given to the children, is a science. Nothing but a long and careful study of the system and its actual workings can give such a knowledge of it, as will enable a person to practice its peculiar mode of instruction or to fully understand its many important points.