Advice to Young Men, and (incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life: In a Series of Letters Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen Or a Subject

Griffin, Bohn, 1862 - 335 Seiten

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Seite 231 - Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray : and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me : for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Seite 276 - I stretch myself upon the bed of sloth, and cry out for "a little more sleep, a little more slumber, a little more folding of the hands to sleep.
Seite 22 - And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice ; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
Seite 104 - When I first saw my wife, she was thirteen years old, and I was within about a month of twenty-one. She was the daughter of a sergeant of artillery, and I was the sergeant-major of a regiment of foot, both stationed in forts near the city of St. John, in the province of New Brunswick. I sat in the same room with her for about an hour, in company with others, and I made up my mind that she was the...
Seite 50 - I had, after all absolutely necessary expenses, on a Friday, made shift to have a half-penny in reserve, which I had destined for the purchase of a red herring in the morning, but when I pulled off my clothes at night, so hungry then as to be hardly able to endure life, I found that I had lost my half-penny. I buried my head under the miserable sheet and rug, and cried like a child.
Seite 42 - Before my promotion a clerk was wanted to make out the morning report of the regiment. I rendered the clerk unnecessary ; and, long before any other man was dressed for...
Seite 288 - Holborn. All this was a great relaxation to my mind ; and when I had to return to my literary labours, I returned fresh and cheerful, full of vigour, and full of hope of finally seeing my unjust and merciless foes at my feet, and that, too, without caring a straw on whom their fall might bring calamity, so that my own family were safe, because — say what any one might — the community, taken as a whole, had suffered this thing to be done unto us.
Seite 275 - What need had we of schools ? What need of teachers ? What need of scolding and force, to induce children to read, write, and love books ? What need of cards, dice, or of any games, to "kill time," but, in fact, to implant in the infant heart a love of gaming, one of the most destructive of all human vices? We did not want to " kill time"; we were always busy, wet weather or dry weather, winter or summer.
Seite 272 - When I was a very little boy, I was, in the barley-sowing season, going along by the side of a field, near Waver ly Abbey ; the primroses and blue-bells bespangled the banks on both sides of me ; a thousand linnets singing in a spreading oak over my head ; while the jingle of the traces and the whistling of the ploughboys saluted my ear from over the hedge; and, as it were to snatch me from the enchantment, the hounds, at that instant, having started a hare in the hanger on the other side of the...
Seite 287 - letter," as they called it, if not more, from every child, and to every letter I wrote an answer, sealed up and sent to the party, being sure that that was the way to produce other and better letters, for though they could not read what I wrote, and though their own consisted at first of mere scratches, and afterwards, for a while, of a few words written down for them to imitate, I always thanked them for their "pretty letter...

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