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Page 217 - Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears; while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says.
Page 77 - Smith was a man upon whose soul there lay a becoming reverence for sacred things. He devised how to have every man's oaths numbered ; " and at night, for every oath, to have a can of water poured down his sleeve.
Page 236 - We wanted to see this famous man who tramples the English under his feet. We thought we should find him so tall that his head would be lost in the clouds. But you are a little man, my Father. It is when we look into your eyes that we see the greatness of the pine-tree and the fire of the...
Page 209 - Inquiry was made after the removers; we were discovered and complained of; several of us were corrected by our fathers; and, though I pleaded the usefulness of the work, mine convinced me that nothing was useful which was not honest.
Page 187 - They believed that all men were equal in the sight of God; and so they would not take. off their hats to show honor to any man, not even the King. They addressed everyone as " thee " and " thou, " because the pronoun "you" was then used to express respect to a superior.
Page 142 - ... are printed the first and second bulls of Alexander VI and the treaty of Tordesillas. The gift of Alexander VI was modified by the treaty of Tordesillas, which was confirmed by Julius II in 1506, and which partitioned the world between Portugal and Spain by a line through the ocean from the north to the south pole, three hundred and seventy leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands. Inasmuch as these islands lie scattered over two and a half leagues of longitude, the real position of this line of...
Page 198 - Here is a little present," said the red man, as he offered a buffalo skin, painted on the inside with the head and feathers of an eagle. "The feathers of the eagle are soft, and signify love ; the buffalo skin is warm, and is the emblem of protection. Therefore love and protect our little families.