Little Foxes, Or, The Insignificant Little Habits which Mar Domestic Happiness

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Bell and Daldy, 1866 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 133 pages
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This volume of domestic stories was originally published as part of the author's "Chimney Corner" series, which appeared in The Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1865 and was also published under the pen name, Christopher Crowfield.

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Page 138 - have been done more to my vineyard that I have not done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes ?
Page 27 - house. There are elegant houses which, from causes like these, are ever vexed like the troubled sea that cannot rest. Literally, their table has become a snare before them, and that which should have been for their welfare, a trap. Their gas, and their water, and their fire, and their elegancies and ornaments, all in unskilled,
Page 116 - vainly tried, And sorrow but more closely tied; That stood the storm when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off, Like ships that have gone down at sea When heaven was all tranquillity ! A something light as air, a look, A word unkind, or wrongly taken,—- Oh, love that tempests never shook, A breath, a touch like this hath shaken I
Page 148 - the much quoted lines of Cowper, on Friendship, where he says,— " As similarity of mind, Or something not to be defined, First fixes our attention. So manners decent and polite, The same we practised at first sight, Will save it from declension." " Well, now,
Page 9 - But what is the queer text that you found at the bottom of the pamphlet-barrel ?" " It was one preached upon by your mother's greatgreat-grandfather, the very savory and much-respected Simeon Shuttleworth,' on the occasion of the melancholy defections and divisions among the godly in the town of West Dofield ;' and it runs thus,—' Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines : for our vines have tender grapes.'
Page 102 - because there is nothing in creation that is not somehow connected with everything else. Dr. Johnson has said,—" There are a thousand familiar disputes which reason never can decide ; questions that elude investigation, and make logic

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