Ned's motto; or, Little by little, by the author of 'Win and wear'.

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Page 253 - For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.
Page 77 - Have been patiently achieved. Then do not look disheartened O'er the work you have to do, And say that such a mighty task You never can get through; But just endeavour day by day Another point to gain, And soon the mountain which you feared, Will prove to be a plain. "Rome was not builded in a day," The ancient proverb teaches; And nature by her trees and flowers, The same sweet sermon preaches.
Page 77 - ... Scatter in spring-time a handful of seeds, And gather in summer a lapful of flowers. 3. Scatter in childhood kind words and deeds, Scatter them everywhere through all the hours ; Whether sky brightens or whether cloud lowers, Their blossoms shall come to thee ere summer speeds. III. LITTLE THINGS. 1. One step and then another, And the longest walk is ended ; One stitch and then another, And the largest rent is mended ; One brick upon another, And the highest wall is made; One flake upon another,...
Page 254 - Little drops of water, Little grains of sand Make the mighty ocean, And the pleasant land.
Page 77 - Rome was not builded in a day," The ancient proverb teaches ; And Nature, by her trees and flowers, The same sweet sermon preaches. Think not of far-off duties, But of duties which are near ; And having once begun to work; Resolve to persevere.
Page 23 - ... in the face, Volodya went out of the diningroom. Ten minutes later he was walking along the road to the station, and was glad of it. Now he felt neither frightened nor ashamed; he breathed freely and easily. About half a mile from the station, he sat down on a stone by the side of the road, and gazed at the sun, which was half hidden behind a barrow. There were lights already here and there at the station, and one green light glimmered dimly, but the train was not yet in sight. It was pleasant...
Page 184 - Then do not look disheartened On the work you have to do, And say that such a mighty task You never can get through; But just endeavor day by day Another point to gain, And soon the mountain which you feared Will prove to be a plain.
Page 188 - Don't be angry with me," he said ; " but I cannot see you here, alone and looking sad — and take no interest. Can you tell me what it is ? Can you make any use of me ? Miss Damerel, don't you know there is nothing in the world that would make me so happy as to be of service to you? " " Have you just come home ?

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