Bessie Bradford's Secret

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Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Company, 1881 - Aunts - 253 pages
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Page 79 - Tis ready to snap and to trample and tear — Beware of this wolf! little children, beware! I know of a girl always trying to learn About things with which she should have no concern ! Such mean curiosity really appears To me like the wolf with the very large ears, All pricked up to listen, each secret to share — Beware of this wolf! little children, beware!
Page 78 - To me like the wolf with the very large ears, All pricked up to listen, each secret to share — • Beware of this wolf ! little children, beware ! And Greediness, that's like the wolf in the wood With the very large mouth, ever prowling for food ; That eats so much more than for health can be good ; That would clear a whole pastry-cook's shop if it could ; That never a dainty to others will spare — Beware of this wolf ! little children, beware...
Page 78 - I'll give you its moral as well as I'm able : Bad Temper's the wolf which we meet everywhere — Beware of this wolf! little children, beware ! I know of a boy, neither gentle nor wise, If you tell him a fault he gives saucy replies ; If kept from his way, in a fury he flies — Ah ! Passion's the wolf with the very large...
Page 80 - Passion, Prying, and Greediness! each thus appears As a wolf with fierce eyes, a large mouth, or big ears. They bring to our nurseries fighting and fears ; They cause bitter quarreling, trouble, and tears. Oh, chase them and cudgel them back to their lair. Beware of these wolves ! little children, beware ! 1.
Page 152 - ... round in his seat and looked at his son. It was almost pathetic to see such abject bewilderment in a face that had hitherto met all the puzzling facts of life with such supreme assurance. Then, his eyes glinting under a deep frown, he looked at the young minister as if to find the explanation there. It was, perhaps, the first time in his life that he had been positively obliged by the evidence of his senses to readjust an opinion. What was there in this young man, who was no exhorter, whose brief...

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