Blossoms of Childhood

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L. Colby & Company, 1847
 

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Side 5 - was about six years old, he was made the wealthy master of a hatchet! of which, like most little boys, he was immoderately fond, and was constantly going about chopping every thing that came in his way. One day, in the garden, where he often amused himself hacking his mother's pea-sticks, he unluckily tried the edge of his hatchet on the body of a beautiful young English cherry-tree, which he barked so terribly, that I don't believe the tree ever got the better of it.
Side 33 - She looked at me a few moments longer, and then, summoning up all her fortitude, her breast heaving with the effort, she dashed them into the fire.
Side 34 - Some days after, I bought her a box full of larger beads and toys of the same kind. When I returned home, I opened the treasure and set it before her. She burst into tears with ecstasy.
Side 34 - ... this treasure. But now, my dear, remember, as long as you live, what FAITH is. I did all this to teach you the meaning of FAITH. You threw your beads away when I bid you, because you had faith in me, that I never advised you but for your good. Put the same confidence in God. Believe every thing that he says in his word. Whether you understand it or not, have faith in him that he means your good.
Side 126 - A little boy, about seven years old, was on a visit to a lady who was very fond of him.
Side 34 - ... believed me, when I told you it would be better for you to throw those two or three paltry beads behind the fire. Now that has brought you this treasure. But now, my dear, remember, as long as you live, what FAITH is. I did all this to teach you the meaning of FAITH. You threw your beads away when I bid you, because you had faith in me, that I never advised you but for your good.
Side 60 - I always admitted them into the parlour after supper, when the carpet affording their feet a firm hold, they would frisk, and bound, and play a thousand gambols, in which Bess, being remarkably strong and fearless, was always superior to the rest, and proved himself the VESTRIS of the party.
Side 116 - ... ground, and was broken to pieces between them ; and Augustus began to cry bitterly. A woman who was in the street, and saw how it happened, not fearing God, told him to say, when he went home, that the woman who sold the milk had broken the pitcher. Augustus, wiping his eyes, and looking steadily at the woman, said, " That would be telling a lie! I will speak the truth; then my mother will not scold me : but if she ihould, I would rather be scolded than tell a lie.
Side 59 - Not so Tiney ; upon him the kindest treatment had not the least effect. He too was sick, and in his sickness had an equal share of my attention ; but if after his recovery, I took the liberty to stroke him, he would grunt, strike with his fore feet, spring forward, and bite.

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