Juvenile Anecdotes, Founded on Facts: Collected for the Amusement of Children

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Harvey and Darton, 55, Gracechurch-Street, 1825 - Anecdotes - 264 pages
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Page 223 - Not an objectionable sentence escaped." Her offspring were never suffered to pronounce but in the most reverential and serious manner the sacred name of the Deity, making a solemn pause when it occurred, even in the Holy Scriptures; but, if it was ever introduced in other books, by way of exclamation, they passed it over, and mostly marked it as a word not to be repeated. One of her sons, sent to school, was set to read "a speech in one of Madame Genlis
Page 81 - the great good Being takes care of us in the dark as well as in the light ; by night as well as by day.
Page 226 - that there is the awful name which I dare not repeat; and my mamma used always to draw a line through those words which she did not choose we should say." The master was so struck that he adopted this practice in all his schoolwork. The doctrine is exactly that of George Fox. I have traced over sixty editions of twelve of Mrs Wakefield's books between 1795 and 1818. She was the wife of "an eminent merchant in flourishing circumstances
Page 65 - ... say much to him about it. At night, he took leave of his dear mamma, and went to bed. About an hour after he had been in bed, the maid went to her mistress, and told her that she was very uneasy about...
Page 111 - ... she had a great deal of business to do, and should have no time ; but that she would wash it the first opportunity with pleasure. Lucy repeated her commands, and would receive no excuse. When she saw me she blushed, conscious that her behaviour would not meet my approbation. I sent Betty downstairs, and explained to Lucy the impropriety of such conduct. " Gentleness to inferiors," said I, " is the mark of a good understanding, as well as of a sweet disposition. Servants are our fellow-creatures....
Page 114 - I went to the rabbits, and found them without victuals, and so hungry that they had begun to gnaw the belts of the hutches. I inquired for Emma, but was some time before I could discover where she was. At length I found her very busy in making a garden with her brother George^ so much taken up with her new employment that she had totally forgotten to clean or feed her poor prisoners. When I told her the situation they were in she shed tears and reproached herself with great neglect. She did not lose...
Page 119 - But gaudy plumage, sprightly strain, And form genteel, were all in vain, And of a transient date ; For caught, and cag'd, and starv'd to death, In dying sighs my little breath Soon pass'd the wiry grate. Thanks, gentle swain, for all my woes, And thanks for this effectual close And cure of ev'ry ill ; More cruelty could none express ; And I, if you had shown me less, Had been your pris'ner still.
Page 11 - I will not disobey my father and mother. I must do what they have told me to do, though they are a great way off. I would not touch the roll, if I were sure nobody could see me. I myself should know it : and that would be sufficient.
Page 53 - But why should you be unhappy, my Princess ? " cried he. " Only come with me and we shall be as happy as the day is long together.

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