Tales and Essays for Children

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F.J. Huntington, 1835 - Children's stories - 127 pages
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Page 87 - My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother. Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
Page 83 - First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," was originally used in the resolutions presented to Congress on the death of Washington, December, 1799.
Page 56 - He declined rapidly. Death came on with hasty strides. Laying his cold hand upon the head of the eldest little boy, who had been much around his bed in his sickness, he said, " Dear John, never be a soldier. Sister, brother, you have been as angels of mercy to me. The blessing of the God of peace, abide with you and upon jonr house.
Page 70 - Psalmist ; O Lord, how manifold are thy works ! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches: so is the wide and great sea, &c.
Page 80 - ... accounted severe. Thus he acquired strength, firmness of frame, and disregard of hardship. He was taught to have certain hours for certain employments, and to be punctual. The systematic improvement of time, thus early taught, was of immense service when the mighty concerns of a nation devolved on him : then he found leisure for the transaction of the smallest affairs, in the midst of the most important and conflicting duties. It was observed by those who surrounded his person , that he neglected...
Page 2 - FROM • THE BEQUEST OF EVERT MNSEN WENDELl 1918 Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834, BY FJ HUNTINGTON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut.
Page 127 - Lord God, deliver me out of this miserable and wretched life, and take me among thy chosen: howbeit, not my will but thine be done: Lord I commit my spirit to thee: O Lord, thou knowest how happy it were for me to be with thee; yet for thy chosen's sake send me life and health that I may truly serve thee. O my Lord God, bless my people, and save thine inheritance.
Page 76 - I have known them to wish for what they could not have, and be uneasy because it was denied them. Then I regretted that they should waste so much precious time, and even make themselves unhappy for such trifles, and forget the old maxim, that we should " eat to live, and not live to eat.

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