Rollo's Travels

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William Crosby, 118 Washington Street, 1840 - 189 pages
 

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Page 151 - But, father," rejoined Rollo, not convinced, " I should think that not believing what he says is just the same as believing he told a lie." " I suppose it is, with you. When you don't believe a thing, you positively disbelieve it. You have not learned yet to hold your judgment in suspense, for better evidence. But I have; and I presume you will before you are as old as I am." " How do you mean, sir ? " said Rollo. " Why, let me think,
Page 150 - that is a different thing." " Why, father? " said Rollo. " At least I meant a different thing. I neither believe nor disbelieve. I have no means of judging, and so I keep my judgment in suspense. He tells me there is no other wagon in the place. Now, men generally tell the truth, unless they have an interest in falsehood ; and he has an interest in preventing our finding another wagon, for he wants us to hire his. Then his appearance is not much in his favor ; and so I am in doubt whether I ought...
Page 155 - How do you know it is twenty miles off? "said his father. "Why, the store-keeper told us so," said Rollo, looking up eagerly into his father's face. " And why do you believe the store-keeper any more than the tavern-keeper?
Page 150 - " Because I don't know what his character is, and his appearance is rather against him. So I am going to inquire for myself." " But father, I should not think you ought to conclude that the man told a lie, just from his appearance.
Page 5 - ... salutary character, upon the mind of the child. A boy is injured by bad company, and benefited by good, even though the associate may not attempt to teach directly what is right or wrong ; and Rollo is presented to his youthful friends as a companion, rather than a teacher. They are to be benefited, not so much by listening to instructions, as by catching the spirit of docility and gentleness which exhibits itself in his conduct and character.
Page 158 - I think it not improbable that it will be," replied his father. "What shall we do if it is?" " I don't know," said his father. " We shall have to consider, then, what to do. Probably we must wait for the next stage.
Page 3 - ... the Evidences of Christianity. New York, 1835. China and the English. New York, 1835. (22) Mt. Vernon Reader. New York, 1835. (23) Mt. Vernon Arithmetics. (24) Harper's School History. (25) The Teacher. Boston, 1833. (26) Caleb in the Country. (27) Caleb in Town. Boston, 1839. (28-41) Rollo Books: Rollo Learning to Talk; To Read; At Work; At Play; At School; Vacations; Experiments; Musenm; Travels; Correspondence; Water; Air; Fire; Sky.
Page 5 - ... to convey moral instruction. It does not follow from this, however, that the perusal of the pages may not exert a considerable influence, of a salutary character, upon the mind of the child. A boy is injured by bad company, and...
Page 151 - I don't know any thing about it," said Rollo, "whether she is or not" 12. " Then," replied his father, " you cannot be said Jo believe that she is in the parlor." " No, sir," said Rollo. " And do you believe that she is not in the parlor ? " " No, sir : I don't know," said Rollo, emphatically. 13. "Well, now," rejoined his father, "the philosophy of it is just this : You have no evidence at all in respect, to your mother's being in the parlor, or not being in the parlor, just at this time, and so...

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