A Chautauqua Idyl

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D. Lothrop Company, 1887 - Chautauqua (N.Y.) - 107 pages
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Page 99 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth : While all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though in solemn silence all Move round the dark terrestrial ball ? What though no real voice nor sound...
Page 99 - The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. The unwearied sun from day to day Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The works of an almighty hand.
Page 71 - THE ocean looketh up to heaven, As 'twere a living thing; The homage of its waves is given In ceaseless worshipping. They kneel upon the sloping sand, As bends the human knee, A beautiful and tireless band, The priesthood of the sea ! They pour the glittering treasures out Which in the deep have birth, And chant their awful hymns about The watching hills of earth. The green earth sends its incense up From every mountain-shrine, From every flower and dewy cup That greetcth the sunshine.
Page 74 - THE heavens declare the glory of God ; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Page 100 - ... round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found ; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice ; Forever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Page vii - Fremont. 393 pages. $1.50. D. Lothrop Company, Boston. Mrs. Fremont has long been known as a brilliant converser and story-teller. Her later years have been given to making books ; and the books have the freshness and sparkle of youth. The literary editor of the Nation gathers together nearly a hundred poems and parts of poems to read to children going to sleep. Bedside Poetry, a Parents' Assistant in Moral Discipline.
Page iii - You little know what help there is in books for the average housewife. Take Domestic Problems, for instance, beginning with this hard question : " How may a woman enjoy the delights of culture and at the same time fulfil her duties to family and* household ?" The second chapter quotes from somebody else : " It can't be done. I've tried it ; but, as things now are, it can't be done.
Page vii - ... have been given to making books ; and the books have the freshness and sparkle of youth. The literary editor of the Nation gathers together nearly a hundred poems and parts of poems to read to children going to sleep. Bedside Poetry, a Parents' Assistant in Moral Discipline. 143 pages. Two bindings, 75 cents and $i. D. Lothrop Company, Boston. The poems have their various bearings on morals and graces ; and there is an index called a key to the moralities. The mother can turn, with little search,...
Page v - Shall we wait two hundred and fitty years ? The book is simply an easy means of intelligence. There is nothing more dreary than chemistry taught as it used to be taught to beginners. There is nothing brighter and fuller of keen delight than chemistry taught as it can be taught to little children even. Real Fairy Folks. By Lucy...
Page ii - ... There are thousands and thousands more who will be glad to know. A dollar a year for THE PANSY. The reading habit is now pretty well established ; not only the reading habit, but liking for useful reading ; and useful reading leads to learning. Now comes WIDE AWAKE, vigorous, hearty, not to say heavy. No, it isn't heavy, though full as it can be of practical help along the road to sober manhood and womanhood. Full as it can be ! There is need of play as well as of work ; and WIDE AWAKE has its...

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