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A bad example
A BAD EXAMPLE. An honorable life is the best legacy a father can leave to his children. Children should not be flattered, but they should be encouraged. They should not be so praised as to make them vain and proud, but they should be commended when they do well.
A beautiful cherry tree
A BEAUTIFUL CHERRY TREE. 000 When you take out, and do not put in, expect to reach the bottom. 000 When you take out, and do not put in, expect to reach the bottom.
A birds nest
A BIRDS NEST. The most ridiculous nicknames are often the most adhesive. Night is the time for rest; How sweet, when labors close, To gather 'round an aching breast The curtain of repose. Stretch the tir'd limbs and lay the head Down on our own delightful bed!
A branch of lilac
A BRANCH OF LILAC. Ah, well! it is our moments of blindness and of folly that are the sole ones of happiness for all of us on earth. We only see clearly, I think, when we have reached the depths of woe.
A broken heart
A BROKEN HEART. Every heart has its secret sorrow, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.
A budding chesterfield
A BUDDING CHESTERFIELD. A small boy was at a table where his mother was not near to take care of him, and a lady next to him volunteered her services. 'Let me cut your steak for you,' she said; 'if I can cut it the way you like it,' she added, with some degree of doubt. 'Th...
A childs sermon
A CHILDS SERMON. A writer once told how a little child preached a sermon to him. 'Is your father at home?' I asked a small child at our village doctor's doorstep. 'No,' she said, 'he's away.' 'Where do you think I could find him?' 'Well,' she said, with a conside...
A clever turn
A CLEVER TURN. To call people peculiar is only a polite way of calling them disagreeable. Others may use the ocean as their road, Only the British make it their abode:— They tread the billows with a steady foot.
A conscientious judge
A CONSCIENTIOUS JUDGE. 0 Gently to hear, kindly to judge. 0 Gently to hear, kindly to judge.
A crushing argument against manuscript sermons
A CRUSHING ARGUMENT AGAINST MANUSCRIPT SERMONS. A clergyman thought his people were making rather an unconscionable objection to his using a manuscript in delivering a sermon. They urged, 'What gars ye tak' up your bit papers to the pu'pit?' He replied 'that it was best, for really he could not ...
A dog of flanders
A DOG OF FLANDERS. In the spring and summer especially were they glad. Flanders is not a lovely land, and around the burgh of Rubens it is perhaps least lovely of all. Corn and colza, pasture and plough, succeed each other on the characterless plain in wearying repeti...
A forest idyl
A FOREST IDYL. 'Tis easier for the generous to forgive Than for the offender to ask it. A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
A friend that sticketh closer than a brother
A FRIEND THAT STICKETH CLOSER THAN A BROTHER. By my skill I have got many acquaintances, my manners very man By my skill I have got many acquaintances, my manners very many friends.
A GENTLEMAN. It's not the gay coat makes the gentleman. It's not the gay coat makes the gentleman.
A good test
A GOOD TEST. 0 A clasp of hands will oft reveal A sympathy that makes us feel Ourselves again; we lose our care: And in our heart's first glad rebound At tender sympathy new found, The world once more seems bright and fair.
A good wife
A GOOD WIFE. 0 Of earthly goods, the best is a good wife; A bad, the bitterest curse of human life.
A great mans faults
A GREAT MANS FAULTS. The greatest of faults, is to be conscious of none. The greatest of faults, is to be conscious of none.
A happy couple
A HAPPY COUPLE. Health is rightly appreciated only when we are sick. Health is so necessary to all duties, as well as pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly.
A happy use of singing
A HAPPY USE OF SINGING. He who stands still in mud,—sinks. He who stands still in mud,—sinks.
A hint to a farmer
A HINT TO A FARMER. Shun thou seats in the shade, nor sleep till the dawn! in the season When it is harvest-time, and your skin is parched in the sunshine.