New Chronicles of Rebecca

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1907 - 277 pages
Home life in New England, with portrayals of girls and women-folk.
 

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This book's name is New Chronicles of Rebecca which is deeply attracted me a lot. As soon as i started to read it i liked it from day one. This story tells a funny comedy,the Rebecca, grows in a small ... Read full review

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Page 37 - Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory, It spreads from pole to pole
Page 46 - Arise, for the night of thy sorrow is o'er. 2 Strong were thy foes ; but the arm that subdued them, And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them ; Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war. 3 Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be ; Shout, for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee ; The oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free ! Pi«lm 102.
Page 251 - Oh! hush these suspicions," Fair Imogine said, "Offensive to love and to me! For, if you be living, or if you be dead, I swear by the Virgin, that none in your stead Shall husband of Imogine be.
Page 28 - ... the east: Shine, be increased ; O Lady Moon, your horns point toward the west: Wane, be at rest. What do the stars do Up in the sky, Higher than the wind can blow, Or the clouds can fly? Each star in its own glory Circles, circles still ; As it was lit to shine and set, And do its Maker's will. Motherless baby and babyless mother, Bring them together to love one another.
Page 130 - Not by appointment do we meet delight And joy; they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner in the streets of life They on a sudden clasp us with a smile.
Page 137 - ... wonder what becomes of them! That's a pretty idea, little Rebecca, and I don't know whether you or my wife ought to have the more praise. What made you think of the stars lying on the flag's 'mother-breast'? Where did you get that word?
Page 243 - With virtues equall'd by her wit alone ; She made the cleverest people quite ashamed, And even the good with inward envy groan, Finding themselves so very much exceeded, In their own way, by all the things that she did.
Page 142 - I want to know! That'll be grand, won't it?" (Still not a sign of consciousness on the part of Abner.) "I hope Mrs. Fogg will take Clara Belle, for it will be splendid to look at ! Mr. Cobb is going to be Uncle Sam and drive us on the stage. Miss Dearborn — Clara Belle's old teacher, you know — is going to be Columbia; the girls will be the States of the Union, and O Mr. Simpson, I am going to be the State of Maine!
Page 143 - ... can't bear to say anything about it, but please give us back our flag! Don't, don't take it over to Acreville, Mr. Simpson! We've worked so long to make it, and it was so hard getting the money for the bunting! Wait a minute, please; don't be angry, and don't say no just yet, till I explain more. It'll be so dreadful for everybody to get there to-morrow morning and find no flag to raise, and the band and the mayor all disappointed, and the children crying, with their muslin dresses all bought...
Page 242 - High is the rank we now possess ; But higher we shall rise ; Though what we shall hereafter be Is hid from mortal eyes...