Yankee Enchantments

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McClure, Phillips & Company, 1900 - Children's stories - 328 pages
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Page 317 - The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior ! His brow was sad ; his eye beneath, Flashed like a falchion from its sheath, And like a silver clarion rung The accents of that unknown tongue, Excelsior...
Page 117 - That brings and will bring her in a good deal more. That is, indeed, a religion which comprehends so many countries, and such various nations. For our poor Lutherans, they are so few in number that it is not worth while to be their patriarch.' — ' Nevertheless, sire, if the Calvinists and all the other sects were united to them, it would be rather a good post.
Page viii - I wish I might have seen the illustrations before I told the stories because then the stories would have been twice as good.
Page 172 - Well, what do you want of me ? " " I don't want anything of you that I know of.
Page 226 - ... go to bed at three in the morning and get up at eight in the evening.
Page 138 - It was no slight task to carry two or three fifty-pound stones a mile or two, and set them up in place ; but he was a cheerful worker, and he knew that he was building a memorial to himself, and that made the task an easy one.
Page 12 - I knew I could do it if I made up my mind hard enough. And I've brought back a little boy from there, and he's hungry and wants to read some dinner.
Page 142 - Aminadab did what he ought to have done in the first place. He...
Page 204 - There's no time like the present for things that are pleasant,
Page 281 - Those people who happened to be in the tent when the egg was laid had something to talk about for the rest of their lives, and I dare say, if you go up to Oakville, you'll find persons who saw the whole proceeding.

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