The Mottoes and Commentaries of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play

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D. Appleton, 1895 - Children's literature, German - 316 pages
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Page 286 - Though in and of him there be much consisting, Till he communicate his parts to others : Nor doth he of himself know them for aught Till he behold them formed in...
Page 285 - A strange fellow here Writes me: That man, how dearly ever parted, How much in having, or without or in, Cannot make boast to have that which he hath, Nor feels not what he owes, but by reflection; As when his virtues shining upon others Heat them and they retort that heat again To the first giver.' ACHILLES This is not strange, Ulysses. The beauty that is borne here in the face The bearer knows not, but commends itself To others...
Page 17 - The things of nature form a more beautiful ladder between heaven and earth than that seen by Jacob ; not a one-sided ladder leading in one direction, but an allsided one leading in all directions. Not in dreams is it seen ; it is permanent ; it surrounds us on all sides. It is decked with flowers, and angels with children's eyes beckon us toward it ; it is solid, resting on a floor of crystals; the inspired singer, David, praises and glorifies it.
Page 282 - THERE was an old woman, as I've heard tell, She went to market her eggs for to sell ; She went to market all on a market day. And she fell asleep on the king's highway.

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