The Appeal of the Child: Two Sermons Delivered Before Graduating Classes of the Oberlin Kindergarten Training School

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L.D. Harkness, 1900 - Children - 71 pages
 

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Page 16 - Come to me, O ye children ! And whisper in my ear What the birds and the winds are singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, When compared with your caresses, And the gladness of your looks 1 Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were sung or said ; For ye are living poems, And all the rest are dead.
Page 52 - With darken'd eyelids, and their lashes yet From his late sobbing wet. And I, with moan, Kissing away his tears, left others of my own; For, on a table drawn beside his head, He had put, within his reach, A box of counters and a red-vein'd stone, A piece of glass abraded by the beach And six or seven shells, A bottle with bluebells And two French copper coins, ranged there with careful art, To comfort his sad heart.
Page 52 - THE TOYS My little Son, who look'd from thoughtful eyes And moved and spoke in quiet grown-up wise, Having my law the seventh time disobey'd, I struck him, and dismiss'd With hard words and unkiss'd, His Mother, who was patient, being dead. Then, fearing lest his grief should hinder sleep, I visited his bed, But found him slumbering deep, With darken'd eyelids, and their lashes yet From his late sobbing wet.
Page 9 - Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Page 26 - He shall not strive, nor cry, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets ; a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench ; till he send forth judgment unto victory.
Page 56 - If she is herself passionate, she will inculcate on her child a capricious and despotic God, or even several discordant gods. The religion of a child depends on what its mother and its father are, and not on what they say. The inner and unconscious ideal which guides their • life is precisely what touches the child ; their words, their remonstrances, their punishments, their bursts of feeling even, are for him merely thunder and comedy ; what they worship — this it is which his instinct divines...
Page 37 - And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Page 17 - For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not ; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Page 63 - The wonder of the primal birth The latest mother feels. We need love's tender lessons taught As only weakness can ; God hath his small interpreters ; The child must teach the man.
Page 39 - For life, with all it yields of joy and woe, And hope and fear, — believe the aged friend,— Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love, How love might be, hath been indeed, and is...

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