A Descriptiv List of Books for the Young

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W. M. Griswold, 1895 - Children's literature - 175 pages
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Page 150 - You are old, Father William,' the young man said, 'And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head - Do you think, at your age, it is right?' 'In my youth,' Father William replied to his son, 'I feared it might injure the brain; But, now that I'm perfectly sure I have none, Why, I do it again and again.
Page 73 - THE peculiar charm of this old dreamy palace, is its power of calling up vague reveries and picturings of the past, and thus clothing naked realities with the illusions of the memory and the imagination. As I delight to walk in these " vain shadows," I am prone to seek those parts of the Alhambra which are most favorable to this phantasmagoria of the mind ; and none are more so than the Court of Lions, and its surrounding halls. Here the hand of time has fallen the lightest, and the traces of Moorish...
Page 63 - Just a Little Boy. By MRS. MOLESWORTH. With. Illustrations by WALTER CRANE. 12rao, cloth, price 75 cents. " One of the cleverest and most pleasing stories it has been our good fortune to meet with for some time. Carrots and his sister are delightful little beings, whom to read about is at once to become very fond of.
Page 150 - the young man said "And your hair has become very white-, And yet you incessantly stand on your head — Do you think, at your age, it is right?
Page 27 - ... author has given a full and accurate account of the historical events of that stirring time, and battles and sieges follow each other in rapid succession, while he combines with his narrative a tale of daring and adventure which gives a lifelike interest to the volume. "In this book Mr. Henty has contrived to exceed himself in stirring adventures and thrilling situations, while the realities are preserved. The pictures are by Mr. Gordon Browne, who may be congratulated on their success in adding...
Page 27 - Blossoms from the King's Garden : Sermons for Children. By the Rev. C. BOSANQUET. 2nd Edition, small post 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. Blue Banner (The); or, The Adventures of a Mussulman, a Christian, and a Pagan, in the time of the Crusades and Mongol Conquest. Translated from the French of LEON CAHUN. With Seventy-six Wood Engravings. Imperial l6mo, cloth, gilt edges, Js. 6d. ; plainer binding, 5*. Boy's Froissart (The), 'js. (>d. See "Froissart" Brave Janet: A Story for Girls.
Page 104 - IB interesting. She devotes this volume to the social side of the Puritan's life, treating child-life, courtship and marriage, domestic service, home interiors, table plenishings. We ride with her on turnpikes and understand the ways of travel and the mysteries of the tavern. With bright colors she shos that the Inborn love of the Teutonic races for holidays and festivals could not be repressed even by Judalstlc Puritanism.
Page 101 - It does not lessen the value of such a novel, nor the ideal truth of such a conception, that such a character is not often to be found. It is sufficiently true if it wins our sympathies and commands our respect. This is always the...
Page 83 - The spirit of the book is so essentially sunny and happy, that it creates a jubilee in the brain as we read. It is intended for children, but let not the intention cheat men and women out of the pleasure they wil find in Its sparkling and genial pages.
Page 131 - ... [Atlantic. SAME, Among the Moths and Butterflies. [Putnam, 1890.] " The author has gathered numerous interesting and curious facts about the more remarkable American insects. Especial attention has been given to...

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