Tales of the Pemberton Family: For the Use of Children

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Munroe & Francis, 128 Washington, corner of Water Street, 1825 - 107 էջ
 

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Էջ 40 - It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Էջ 23 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Էջ 19 - I did not 18 go back into the fair till I thought Alice would be uneasy at my absence, because I had no money remaining, except sixpence, and I did not like to own what I had done with the rest ; so I took a walk round the fair, and a very pleasant walk it was ; for though I was inclined to cry rather than to laugh, I felt very happy. Do you not understand me, mamma?" — " I do, I do;" she replied, clasping him to her breast.
Էջ 13 - Make no such rash resolutions, dear child ! you may eat ice again with comfort and propriety: the fault was not in eating the ice; it was in the selfish excess in which you indulged; it is that want of self-government which you are to renounce; you will do wisely to resolve never to indulge in the sin of gluttony again ; and you will do virtuously to pray to the Almighty to grant you power to avoid it in future.
Էջ 47 - Mild may, and to be displeased at the unfeeling selfishness of the bigger boys. She was therefore glad to have an opportunity of proving "to her own sons, how much she honoured the former and disapproved the latter. When they drove up, Herbert's mother ran out, alarmed at seeing her son ; but her fear was changed to joy when she learned the motives for his return, and heard his praises from his kind companions.
Էջ 16 - Why then, I ran too, that I might not lose sight of him ; and I saw him go into a poor mean cottage by the road side, just out of the South gate, and I stopped at the door, and heard the little boy say, " Oh! see mother, here is a loaf! a good young gentleman gave me threepence, and here is -bread for us all ! so we shall not starve to-day.
Էջ 48 - ... remaining ; and Herbert eagerly came back to tell his glad tale, to thank his obliged friends, and bid them farewell. " Not so my good fellow, cried Sir George ; we shall not part yet. I have your mother's leave to carry you off; and you will see the balloon with us, better than you could have done with your companions. So get in, and remember that, even in this world, a kind action and a generous self-denial are sometimes rewarded.
Էջ 52 - ... he gave up his own pleasure to shorten the pain of a poor dog; and the very means by which he seemed to lose all chance of his amusement, secured it to him in greater abundance." " Nay, more/' said Sir George, " the little fellow has," I trust, " secured to himself valuable friends for life.
Էջ 15 - ... without stockings, put his head into the shop, and I thought he looked so envious of the eating that was going on ! So I gave him the threepence out of the sixpence, and, only think! he was so pleased, and thanked and blessed me so warmly, mamma, I could not have believed any one could have been so thankful for threepence...
Էջ 4 - Soon after this conversation, Edward and Henry, accompanied by the two nursery-maids and the younger children, set off full of joyful expectation ; but their wise and pious mother felt rather anxious concerning the result of this visit to the fair, blaming herself for having trusted them into its busy tempting scenes, unaided by her careful eye, and unadmonished by her prudence.

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