Early Lessons, Volume 1

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Baudry's European library, 1847

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Page 240 - Those ten persons, therefore, could make among them upwards of forty-eight thousand pins in a day. Each person, therefore, making a tenth part of forty-eight thousand pins, might be considered as making four thousand eight hundred pins in a day. But if they had all wrought separately and independently, and without any of them having been educated to this peculiar business, they certainly could not each of them have made twenty, perhaps not one pin in a day...
Page 240 - I have seen a small manufactory of this kind where ten men only were employed and where some of them consequently performed two or three distinct operations. But though they were very poor and therefore but indifferently accommodated with the necessary machinery, they could, when they exerted themselves, make among them about twelve pounds of pins in a day.
Page 267 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 30 - " No, mother, he did not," said Robert ; for he was in hopes that when Frank came in he should persuade him to say that he did not do it.
Page 33 - I •will whip you now," said he, " and then, I hope, you will not." So Robert was whipped, till he cried so loud with the pain, that the whole neighbourhood could hear him.
Page 31 - Robert ran for the switch, and in the garden he met his brother. He stopped him, and told him in a great hurry all that he had said to his mother ; and he begged of him not to tell the truth, but to say the same as he had done. " No, I will not tell a lie,
Page 25 - The reason that Robert told lies, was, because he was afraid of being punished for his faults, if he confessed them. He was a coward, and could not bear the least pain ; but Frank was a brave boy, and could bear to be punished for little faults : his mother never punished him so much for such little faults, as she did Robert for the lies which he told, and which she found out afterwards.
Page 117 - Ah ! spare yon emmet, rich in hoarded grain ; He lives with pleasure, and he dies with pain.
Page 26 - Now there was a basin of milk standing upon the hearth ; and the little boys did not see whereabouts it stood ; for it was behind them. As they were both playing with the dog, they kicked it with their feet, and threw it down; and the basin broke, and all the milk ran out of it over the hearth and about...
Page 61 - Ned was now so much ashamed, that he almost forgot the pain, and wished to run away ; but he was so much hurt, that he was obliged to sit down again. The truth of the matter was soon told by Charles, and as soon believed by all the people present who knew him ; for he had the character of being an honest boy ; and Ned was known to be a thief and a liar. So nobody pitied Ned for the pain he felt. " He deserves it,

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