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Carleton, 1863 - 308 páginas

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Página 165 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Página 201 - ... no matter what come enter you, you will be happy — for lub will sweeten ebery sorrer, lighten ebery load, make the sun shine in eben de bery cloudiest wedder. I knows it will, my chil'ren, 'case I'se been ober de groun'. Ole Aggy an' I hab trabbled de road. Hand in hand we hab gone ober de rocks ; fru de mud ; in de hot burning sand ; been out togedder in de cole, an...
Página 125 - Her children rose up and called her blessed ; her husband also, and he praised her.' Such was ' the lady ' in the old Scottish house. Her speech was the Doric of her native land, as broad as that of her domestics. Trained from her earliest days to use her hands, and believing in the dignity of labour, she taught her daughters to be what the law, based on an old fact, still as a fiction...
Página 202 - ... nearer an' nearer togedder ebery day — an' soon de ole tops will meet; soon de ole branches, all cobered ober wid de gray moss, will twine roun' one anoder ; soon de two ole trees will come togedder, an...
Página 33 - Water, water!"—water, to quench the fire in her blood, in her brain, in her very soul. She paused on the pier, and gazed for a moment at the dark, slimy flood; then she plunged down, down, where all is forgetfulness!
Página 202 - ... one anoder; soon de two ole trees will come togedder, an' grow inter one foreber—grow inter one up dar in de sky, whar de wind neber'll blow, whar de storm neber'll. beat; whar we shill blossom an' bar fruit ter de glory ob de Lord, an...
Página 202 - An' dough we'm ole trees now, an' sometime de wind blow, an' de storm rage fru de tops, an' freaten to tear off de limbs, an' ter pull up de bery roots, we'm growin' closer an closer, an' nearer an' nearer togedder ebery day — an...
Página 201 - My chil'ren, lub one anoder ; bar wid one anoder ; be faithful ter one anoder. You hab started on a long journey ; many rough places am in de road ; many trubbles will spring up by de wayside ; but gwo on hand an...
Página 201 - ... hand togedder ; lub one anoder, an', no matter what come outer you, you will be happy — for lub will sweeten ebery sorrer, lighten ebery load, make de sun shine in eben de bery cloudiest wedder. I knows it will, my chil'ren, 'case I'se been ober de groun'.
Página 201 - ... peace hab broke fru de clouds, an' sent him bressed rays inter our hearts. We started jess like two young saplin's you's seed a growin' side by side in de woods. At fust we seemed 'way part fur de brambles, and de tick bushes, an...

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