The History of an Officer's Widow and Her Young Family

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J. Harris (successor to E. Newberry), 1809

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Page 125 - All fame is foreign but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart: One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marcellus exiled feels, Than Caesar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise ? 'Tis but to know how little can be known, To see all others...
Page 103 - The base of the largest covers eleven acres of ground, and its perpendicular height is five hundred feet.
Page 28 - ... he had afterwards crawled to a cottage, where he was denied even a drop of -water to allay the feverish thirst which preyed upon him, or a rag to defend his smarting wounds from the midnight air : at length his wearied limbs lost their power of motion, and he fell on the ground in the forlorn hope of soon terminating his sufferings by death...
Page 100 - ... of the argument lies. Only a portion of the class, it is true, will in this way be subjected to the test ; but on the former plan also, if deemed advisable, some of the students might be excused from the examination without allowing them to give up all the previous studies. Because a pupil has not made such good use of his time, as to be able to pass " a thorough, searching, individual examination...
Page 182 - ... of the good things of this life, and of that which is to come. THE END.
Page 29 - ... and obliged, notwithstanding his exhausted state, to work so hard upon the water that his strength was entirely exhausted, and all that remained of hope was, to see his wife and die.
Page 122 - God is to be done in you, even though it may not be done by you. For the will of God is going to be fulfilled in those to whom He shall say: "Come, ye blessed of my Father...
Page 150 - ... of their own, and some horses. I had a horse for Lucy — that was all I could afford. As we traveled only five or ten miles a day, it was easy for me to walk beside her; they let Meg ride in one of the wagons. Two months out, our horse died; then they let Lucy ride. It wasn't in the agreement, and I had no money to pay for it; but it was a thing they couldn't very well refuse her, particularly as somehow she was beginning to lose strength. Sometimes I think that she may have been a little out...

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