Character Through Recreation

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American Sunday-school union, 1915 - Amusements - 291 pages

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Page 198 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying : Many daughters have done virtuously, But thou excellest them all.
Page 200 - And I leave to children the long, long days to be merry in, in a thousand ways, and the night and the moon and the train of the Milky Way to wonder at, but subject nevertheless to the rights hereinafter given to lovers.
Page 197 - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Page 194 - It is my desire to become a Camp Fire Girl, and to obey the Law of the Camp Fire, which is Seek beauty Give service Pursue knowledge Be trustworthy Hold on to health Glorify work Be happy This Law of the Camp Fire I will strive to follow.
Page 201 - And all meadows with the clover blossoms and butterflies thereof; the woods and their appurtenances; the squirrels and birds and echoes and strange noises; and all distant places which may be visited, together with the adventures there found.
Page 276 - Come to me, O ye children ! And whisper in my ear What the birds and the winds are singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, When compared with your caresses, And the gladness of your looks ? Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were sung or said ; For ye are living poems, And all the rest are dead.
Page 231 - The third episode represents the preparations for the burning of a widow on the funeral pyre of her husband in India.
Page 195 - As fuel is brought to the fire, So I purpose to bring My strength, My ambition, My heart's desire, My joy, And my sorrow To the fire Of humankind, For I will tend As my fathers have tended, And my fathers' fathers Since time began, The fire that is called The love of man for man, The love of man for God.
Page 130 - Farewell, dear Fatherland, clime of the sun caress'd, Pearl of the Orient seas, our Eden lost! Gladly now I go to give thee this faded life's best, And were it brighter, fresher, or more blest, Still would I give it thee, nor count the cost.
Page 211 - ... fat as butter balls. In midwinter, in the far north, when the thermometer showed thirty degrees below zero, and the chill blizzard was blowing on the plains, I have seen this brave little bird gleefully chasing his fellows, and pouring out as he flew his sweet, voluble song with as much spirit as ever Skylark has in the sunniest days of June.

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