Old Westtown: A Collection

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Frances C. Tatum
Ferris brothers, 1888 - New Westtown boarding school (Westtown Pa) - 151 pages
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Page 6 - And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His grace, Which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Page 130 - Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself though, not a Montague. What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O! be some other name: What's in a name ? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title.
Page 94 - Angel of the backward look And folded wings of ashen gray And voice of echoes far away, The brazen covers of thy book; The weird palimpsest old and vast, Wherein...
Page 96 - Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, While the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, When thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them...
Page 104 - Teachers, you are to enter upon your respective studies. 3. You are to manifest a becoming deportment towards your Teachers and one another. In school you are to refrain from laughing, talking, whispering, or making a noise with your feet; learning your lessons in silence, and when repeating them to the Masters or Mistresses, you are to speak audibly, deliberately, and distinctly.
Page 130 - My heart is awed within me when I think Of the great miracle that still goes on, In silence, round me, — the perpetual work Of thy creation, finished, yet renewed Forever.
Page 71 - The terms of disputative art Had never reached his ear, He laid his hand upon his heart, And only answered,
Page 10 - ... in death are undivided. I have seen such a sight as this : it is among the earliest and strongest of my recollections : and never do I hear the well-known line of the bard of Erin— There's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream, — but I immediately think of the aged and venerable couple who lived together in one house, and with one heart, for upwards of fifty years, and slowly sank together, with an unabated unity of affection, into one grave ; and I cannot but suppose that they...
Page 104 - ... 2. Wash your face and hands, comb your hair, and attend to decency and cleanliness in your apparrel and at the ringing of the bell repair to and stand in the place appointed for the calling of the roll. You are then to walk orderly into the school room taking your seats without noise and endeavour to sit still until by an intimation from one of the teachers you are to enter upon your respective studies. 3. You are to manifest a becoming deportment towards your teachers, and one another, in school...

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