Annual Report

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Page 84 - Elizabeth Robin. She has a world of ready wealth, Our minds and hearts to bless,— Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, Truth breathed by cheerfulness. — Wordsworth. As was stated in our last annual report, Elizabeth Robin, who had spent nearly six of the happiest years of her young life under the genial influences of the
Page 75 - Department. There is in souls a sympathy with sounds; And as the mind is pitched, the ear is pleased With melting airs or martial, brisk or grave ; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touched within us, and the heart replies. — Cowper.
Page 207 - Her warm active interest in the kindergarten never flagged, nor did she ever lose confidence in its future. Bright be the place of thy soul! No lovelier spirit than thine E'er burst from its mortal control, In the orbs of the blessed to shine. The death of the widow of the late William O. Grover, Mrs. Helen M.
Page 188 - discriminating, and so inspiring. Here is Miss Poulsson's account of what her little friend has accomplished or failed to do in the course of the past year. Days that, in spite Of darkness, by the light Of a clear mind are day all night.
Page 48 - OF THE DIRECTOR. Old writers pushed the happy seasons back,— The more fools they ! — we, forward : dreamers both. but well I know That unto him who works and feels he works This same grand year is ever at the doors. To the Board of
Page 53 - Enkindle generous ardor, feed pure love, Beget the smiles that have no cruelty ; Be the sweet presence of a good diffused, And in diffusion ever more intense.
Page 95 - Edith M. Thomas. There is no chance, no destiny, no fate Can circumvent, or hinder, or control The firm resolve of a determined soul. Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great; All things give way before it, soon or late. — Ella Wheeler
Page 64 - when writing to me on a matter of business, spoke of her in these words: " In trying to verify a quotation from the Apocrypha I came across this passage: ' The bee is little among such as fly; but her fruit is the chief of sweet things.
Page 156 - was ever eager to contribute his full share to the amelioration of their lot in life. In point of nobility of character, rectitude, liberality of mind, public spirit, — in short, in that combination of qualities which makes the good man and the honored citizen, he could hardly be surpassed. He was one of the — Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog In public duty and in private thinking.
Page 105 - shows the typical features that belong to a real beauty. There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies blow

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