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Página 7 - ... get this pearly ear? God spoke, and it came out to hear. Where did you get those arms and hands? Love made itself into bonds and bands. Feet, whence did you come, you darling things? From the same box as the cherubs
Página 175 - To her these tales they will repeat, To her our new-born tribes will show, The goslings green, the ass's colt, The lambs that in the meadow go. " — But see, the evening star comes forth ! To bed the children must depart; A moment's heaviness they feel, A sadness at the heart...
Página 111 - Not only had no children many books, but everywhere children had the same ! There was seldom any use in little friends lending to each other, for it was always the same thing over again : ' Evenings at Home,' ' Sandford and Merton," ' Ornaments Discovered,
Página 112 - ... these quaint old stories might seem to you nowadays, they never seemed so then. What was wanting in them the children filled up out of their own fresh hearts and fancies, and however often they read and re-read them, they always found something new. They got to know the characters in their favourite stories like real friends, and would talk them over with their companions, and compare their opinions about them in a way that made each book as good, or better, than a dozen.
Página 112 - Ornaments Discovered,' and so on. You think, I daresay, that it must have been very stupid and tiresome to have so little variety, but I think you are in some ways mistaken. Children really read their books in those days ; they put more of themselves into their reading, so that, stupid as these quaint old stories might seem to you now-adays, they never seemed so then. What was wanting in them the children filled up out of their own...