Goody Two-Shoes: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Edition of 1766

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Griffith & Farran, successors to Newbery & Harris, 1882 - Orphanages - 156 pages
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An orphan girl grows up to become a wise and virtuous school mistress.

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Page vii - ... wild tales which made the child a man, while all the time he suspected himself to be no bigger than a child. Science has succeeded to poetry no less in the little walks of children than with men. Is there no possibility of averting this sore evil? Think what you would have been now, if instead of being fed with tales and old wives...
Page vii - Billy is better than a horse, and such like ; instead of that beautiful interest in wild tales, which made the child a man, while all the time he suspected himself to be no bigger than a child.
Page 61 - His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend.
Page 16 - ... children to him. The gentleman ordered little Margery a new pair of shoes, gave Mr. Smith some money to buy her clothes, and said he would take Tommy, and make him a little sailor ; and, accordingly, had a jacket and trowsers made for him.
Page 122 - Sir, says she, there are People enough who would appear in my Defence, were it necessary; but I never supposed that any one here could be so weak, as to believe there was any such Thing as a Witch. If I am a Witch, this is my Charm, and (laying a Barometer or Weather Glass on the Table) it is with this, says she, that I have taught my Neighbours to know the State of the Weather.
Page 42 - go to bed when your rooks do, and get up with them in the morning ; earn, as they do, every day what you eat, and eat and drink no more than you earn, and you'll get health and keep it. What should induce the rooks to frequent...
Page 62 - Tho' in the paths of death I tread. With gloomy horrors overfpread. My ftedfaft heart fhall fear no ill, For thou, O Lord, art with me ftill ; Thy friendly crook fhall give me aid, And guide me through the dreadful fhade. IV. Tho...
Page 13 - Parish) but what they picked from the Hedges, or got from the poor People, and they lay every Night in a Barn. Their Relations took no Notice of them; no, they were rich, and ashamed to own such a poor little ragged Girl as Margery, and such a dirty little curl-pated Boy as Tommy.
Page 137 - Place; which is, that of her giving so many Acres of Land to be planted yearly with Potatoes, for all the Poor of any Parish who would come and fetch them for the Use of their Families; but if any took them to sell they were deprived of that Privilege ever after. And these Roots were planted and raised from the Rent arising from a Farm which she had assigned over for that purpose. In short, she was a Mother to the...
Page 103 - ... beat them about and kill them. Do not the horse and the ass carry you and your burdens ? Does not the ox plough your ground, the cow give you milk, the sheep clothe your back, the dog watch your house, the hen bring eggs for your custards and puddings, and the cock call you up in the morning, when you are lazy and like to hurt yourselves by lying too long in bed ? If so, how can you be cruel to them ? God will bless you, but not unless you are merciful and good. The downfall of the school was...

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