Beckwith's Almanac, Volumes 42-48

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Peck, White & Peck, 1889 - Almanacs

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Page 91 - Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep ; If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take ; And this I ask for Jesus
Page 87 - Another peculiarity of the schoolboymind is to put things negatively. As for example, a fifth-standard boy was asked to Avrite a short essay on pins by way of an exercise in composition, and produced the following : " Pins are very useful. They have saved the lives of a great many men, women, and children — in fact, whole families," " How so 1 " asked the puzzled Inspector, on reading this.
Page 85 - Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband?' I shall say, 'I winna.'" The day came, and when the minister asked the important question the man answered: "I will." Then the parson said to the woman: "Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband?" and she said: "I will." "Why," said the young man furiously, "you said you would say 'I winna.'" "I know that," said the young woman, "but I've changed my mind since." Charles Stuart, formerly senator from Michigan, was traveling by stage through...
Page 69 - That the church-holds every week, One night a listening angel sat To hear them pray and speak. It puzzled the soul of the angel Why some to that gathering came, But sick and sinful hearts he saw, With grief and guilt aflame. They were silent, but said to the angel, " Our lives have need of Him !" While doubt, with dull, vague, throbbing pain, Stirred through their spirits dim.
Page 20 - Maine New Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland District of Columbia Virginia West Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia...
Page 91 - Five per cent.— Multiply by number of days, and divide by 72. Six per cent. — Multiply by number of days, separate right-hand figure, and divide by 6.
Page 87 - NOTE must be made payable either to bearer, or be properly endorsed by the person to whose order it is made. If the endorser wishes to avoid responsibility, he can endorse

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