The Child's Own Story Book; Or, Tales and Dialogues for the Nursery


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Página 182 - Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven: therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Página 154 - REMEMBER now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them ; while the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain...
Página 84 - Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
Página 5 - AUTHOR'S PREFACE. — In writing the following pages, my most earnest desire has been to awaken in the hearts of tittle children, kindly and affectionate feelings towards each other, submission and loving confidence towards their parents, and reverence and love towards God. This I have attempted in describing scenes and objects most of which must be familiar to every child. The language I have used is the easiest I could command, •o that a child of three years old may understand it.
Página 154 - Does not wisdom bid us temperately enjoy the spring-time of life, "while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when we shall say, 'We have no pleasure in them?' " Let us say, then, if we will, that the youth who thus sacrifices the present for the future, chooses wisely between two evils, profligacy and asceticism.
Página 123 - The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then, Poor thing?
Página 102 - Now, the child had a tender heart, and he took the lamb, and bathed its wounds, and washed the blood from its snowy fleece, and wept. But the lamb began to revive, and the child was glad ; and he took a silken cord, and placed it about his neck, and led the lamb about with him wherever he went ; and in the joy of his heart he thought the lamb must be as happy as himself. But it pined for the loss of its mother's love, and the peace it had known amid the happy little flock in the far-off fold. One...
Página 143 - Providence, so minute in its superintendence and control, that not a sparrow falls to the ground without the knowledge of our heavenly Father...
Página 100 - Now, the field in which these sheep dwelt was a place of great beauty ; the verdant hill, the sparkling streamlet, the shady tree, the green pasture, were all there ; it seemed a quiet fold apart from the rest of the world — a pleasant place on purpose for that happy little flock. Now, the little lamb of which I have been speaking was the darling of the flock ; no other had so white a fleece, so mild an eye, so gentle a nature. One day, as this little lamb was playing by himself, at a short distance...

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