Village Sketches Descriptive of Club and School Festivals and Other Village Gatherings and Institutions

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[G.] Routledge, 1870 - Gawcott (England) - 115 pages
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Page 94 - Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord; or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Page 12 - I hear, sir," said an old man of the old school a day or two afterwards, " I hear, sir, that the boys are to do what they like in the school these winter evenings.
Page 13 - haven't they been doing what they like for these many years outside the school-room 7 and isn't it worth while for once in a way to try what they will do inside it? Who knows but they may be quieter and better behaved?" " I don't understand it, sir. I don't understand it at all." But the boys did understand it. We have just closed the room for the present season, having had, through twenty-four weeks, an average of twentyfour present a night for the two hours during which the room has been open....
Page 55 - But on one principle I began, and on that one principle I intend to go on. It is the men's own club. It is their own money which they collect and distribute, and they shall make their own rules and alterations.
Page 117 - Josephus is stiff reading, John ; you are not at the end yet?" " Not quite, sir ; but pretty nearly. I knock along my eight pages a night, when I can get here, and I shan't be long now before I've finished.
Page 64 - ... period in which the clack of debate has been not less loud nor wearisome than heretofore, in which once more the absence or mitigation of party spirit has seemed to open a clear and broad field for vigorous legislation, and in which we have been assured with even greater confidence than is common that we had at last got the right man in the right place.
Page 31 - I from first to last been the sole planner and executor of our Village Teas, they would in every way have lacked the spirit and success which marked them.
Page 11 - Bless her heart !' exclaimed Mrs. Podmore. ' It does one good to hear her. It's an ill wind that blows nobody good, and the fire has done Lily the good turn of sending her here, where the air is fresher for her. Polly likes it, too, don't you ?' ' O, yes, mother,
Page 108 - Sept., 1814. in the 78th year of his age. ' The memory of the just is blessed.

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