Hooker's child's book of common things

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Peck, White & Peck, 1858., 1858 - Science - 166 pages

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Page vi - ... instant when the light goes out. By environment we mean everything that develops or modifies the child or the man for good or for ill. We mean his mother's milk ; the home, and the state of life into which he is born. We mean the nurse who suckles him, the children he plays with, the school he learns in, the air he breathes, the water he drinks, the food he eats. We mean the games he plays, the work he does, the sights he sees, the sounds he hears. We mean the girls he loves, the woman he marries,...
Page 118 - You know that it is said, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Page 138 - The deaf and dumb can go about anywhere, and see all kinds of things. But the blind have to be led, and they learn mostly by hearing about things.
Page 140 - Because they are sweet to the sense of taste. But there are many things which are not sweet that are pleasant to the taste.
Page 140 - But we have more enjoyment from the sight and hearing than from the other senses. How delightful is music to...

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