Nicholas Comenius: Or, Ye Pennsylvania Schoolmaster of Ye Olden Time

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C. W. Bardeen, 1898
 

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Page 302 - And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Page 221 - Within, the master's desk is seen, Deep scarred by raps official ; The warping floor, the battered seats, The jack-knife's carved initial ; The charcoal frescos on its wall ; Its door's worn sill, betraying The feet that, creeping slow to school, Went storming out to playing ! Long years ago a winter sun Shone over it at setting ; Lit up its western window-panes, And low eaves...
Page 174 - WOODMAN, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, And I'll protect it now. 'Twas my forefather's hand That placed it near his cot; There, woodman, let it stand — Thy axe shall harm it not! That old familiar tree, Whose glory and renown Are spread o'er land and sea — And wouldst thou hew it down?
Page 69 - ET us gather up the sunbeams -*— -* Lying all around our path ; Let us keep the wheat and roses, Casting out the thorns and chaff. Let us find our sweetest comfort In the blessings of to-day, With a patient hand removing All the briers from the way.
Page 102 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 434 - That Jesus Christ will appear a second time in 1843, in the clouds of heaven ; that he would then raise the righteous dead, and judge them together with the righteous living, who would be caught up to meet him in the air; that he would purify the earth with fire, causing the wicked and all their works to be consumed in the general conflagration, and would shut up their souls in the place prepared for the devil and his angels; that the saints would live and reign with Christ, on the new earth, a thousand...
Page 235 - If ever the passion of envy could be excused a man ambitious of true glory, he might almost be justified in envying the fame of that favored individual, whoever he may be, whom Providence intends to make the instrument in establishing common schools throughout this Commonwealth. His task will be arduous. He will have many difficulties to encounter and many prejudices to overcome ; but his fame will exceed even that of the great Clinton in the same proportion that mind is superior to matter.
Page 121 - We hear no more the clanking hoof And the stagecoach rattling by, For the Steamking ruleth the travel world, And the old pike's left to die. The...

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