My Teacher's Gem (Google eBook)

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Lee & Shepard, 1863 - Children - 64 pages
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Page 25 - Remember all who love thee, All who are loved by thee, Pray too for those who hate thee, If any such there be. Then for thyself in meekness, A blessing humbly claim, And link with each petition, Thy great Redeemer's...
Page 27 - I cannot work and get money to buy a lo;if, but I take care not to waste a single crumb ; let the crust be as hard as it will, I eat it all up. ' If I can't buy wood and candles, I take care not to waste them. I am too little to poke the fire and to snuff the candle; mother says I might set my clothes all in a blaze. ' I don't know how much mother paid for my last shoes ; it took all the money at the corner of the cupboard, so I take care not to get into the wet and dirt, that my shoes may last the...
Page 27 - I am a very little girl, but I am growing larger every year, and by and by I hope to be more useful than I am now. ' Father works hard out in the fields, and mother works hard at home ; for she has a great deal to do among so many of us. What a...
Page 28 - I can't buy wood and candles, I take care not to waste them. I am too little to poke the fire and to snuff the candle; mother says I might set my clothes all in a blaze. ' I don't know how much mother paid for my last shoes ; it took all the money at the corner of the cupboard, so I take care not to get into the wet and dirt, that my shoes may last the longer. ' I have had my bonnet a long while now ; I never swing it about by the strings, nor crush it up together, nor leave it lying about, and mother...
Page 52 - PET LAMB. MY own pet lamb, I long to be From envy, pride, and malice free; Patient and mild and meek like thee, My own pet lamb. I long to know my Shepherd's voice, To make his pleasant ways my choice, And in the fold like thee rejoice, My own pet lamb. For me his tender care has spread The word's pure milk, the living bread ; And there like thee I would be fed, My own pet lamb.
Page 38 - ... always kept him from that. Sometimes he looked at the quiet churches with a strange wonder, curious to know what could induce so many to flock together ; and peeping in sometimes, when the beadle was not looking, to listen to the solemn music, or to the voice of the preacher, whose language had no meaning for him. In the summer time Joe fared the best ; but when the winter came, with frost and snow, and the cold bleak wind, he suffered much — how much, those who have always been warmly clothed,...
Page 51 - ... and has lately assisted him to set up in business for himself. Both, in their different positions, are working in the good cause of religious and moral progress, and, as his old friend said to him the other night : — " We are still alike, Joe ; but how unlike what we were that wintry night when we first met ! Somebody does care for us now, Joe, and we care for somebody, and are of use to somebody ; and if we died to-night we should be missed, Joe, and it would matter to the world : but then...
Page 30 - I should never trust my own heart, for it will deceive me. I must ask God, for Jesus Christ's sake, to pardon all my sins, and help me in every thing. I know that mother is right, and I hope I shall do as she tells me.
Page 41 - It would not miss me, sir," said the boy, " except that it might be glad to be rid of me, but " " It might miss me, you think ; no such, thing, boy. I have no friend, no purpose in life; I am of no use to anybody, and nobody is of any use to me." The boy looked up into the gentleman's face and thought he saw something in the flushed cheek and glitter of the eye which he had observed in a coarser and stranger form when his own father had been spending his earnings at the public house; he concluded,...
Page 48 - I am of no use to nobody, nobody is of any use to me ; what would it matter if I died?" These words were but the expression of his own thoughts; and they were the means of awakening better desires, and of leading to the brightest results. The gentleman found Joe honest and truthful, and deeply grateful There seemed about the boy an innate goodness ; and when the gentleman talked to him seriously, he listened with so much attention, that the simple truths which his protector told him were all the...

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