Evenings at Home, Or, The Juvenile Budget Opened

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George Routledge and Sons, 1869 - Children's literature - 446 pages
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Page 86 - His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand.
Page 271 - But so it is — one man walks through the world with his eyes open, and another with them shut ; and upon this difference depends all the superiority of knowledge the oue acquires above the other. I have known sailors, who had been in all the quarters of the world, and could tell you nothing but the signs of the tippling-houses they frequented in different ports, and the price and quality of the liquor.
Page 311 - When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds* of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight...
Page 157 - And what is a conqueror ? Have not you, too, gone about the earth like an evil genius, blasting the fair fruits of peace and industry; plundering, ravaging, killing, without law, without justice, merely to gratify an insatiable lust for dominion?
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Page 230 - I have a jumping pole and a pair of stilts to walk through the dirt with ; and I had a hoop, but it is broken.
Page 157 - I, too, have freely given to the poor what I took from the rich. I have established order and discipline among the most ferocious of mankind, and have stretched out my protecting arm over the oppressed. I know, indeed, little of the philosophy you talk of, but I believe neither you nor I shall ever atone to the world for half the mischief we have done it.
Page 104 - I should believe this ; I thought all along you were making up a tale ; as you often do ; but you shall not catch me this time. What ! they lay still, I suppose, and let these fellows cut their throats ! F.

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