Caleb in the Country: A Story for Children

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Crocker & Brewster, 1839 - Boys - 180 pages
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Page 15 - The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Page 17 - And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: " God be merciful to me a sinner...
Page 2 - In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts. STEREOTYPED AT THE BOSTON TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY. PREFATORY NOTICE. THE object of this little work, and of others of its family, which may perhaps follow, is, like that of the " Rollo Books," to furnish useful and instructive reading to young children.
Page 16 - Two men went up to the temple to pray ; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican : 11 the Pharisee stood and prayed thus...
Page 78 - Children don't know how deeply seated their sins and sinful tendencies are ; and I want you to understand it, so that you may go to work in the right way. Now, this feeling of malice and ill-will, which begins to show itself in all children very soon, is very sinful, it is true ; but then as to the injury it does, in childhood, it is not of much consequence. It is no very great matter if a little child, like Caleb, is troubled and teased for half an hour.
Page 129 - she is going to have the locomotive behind the cars, and it ought to be before them." " O, it's no matter," replied his mother ; " let Mary amuse herself in her own way." " Why, yes, mother, it is very important ; for the cars will run off of the track if the locomotive is behind.
Page 134 - She tried to walk very softly, but her feet were very hard ; and they went knock, knock, knock, along the floor. She was frightened to hear what a noise she made. She could always walk softly on the ground, and she wondered what made hei feet make such a noise now upon the floor.
Page 131 - I advise you not to have such a spirit as that, but try to do some good to Mary, even if it makes you some trouble, instead of troubling her to make enjoyment for yourself.
Page 133 - So she went to the great tub under the pump, at the corner of the yard; but there was no water in it. She put her nose down into the tub, but there was no water there — not a drop. " ' Ah,' said she, l the water is all gone. I am afraid it is all dried up. What shall I do ? I wish I could pump.
Page 79 - that God will give you a benevolent and tender heart, so that there shall be no tendency in you to do wrong. He will change yours, if you pray to him to do it.

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