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And the other four good district fathers gave quick the con
sent that was due, And cocked one eye up to the ceiling, and said, “ Them's my
sentiments tew." "Another thing, I must here mention, comes into the ques
tion to-day, Concernin' some things in the grammar you're teachin' our
gals for to say, My gals is as steady as clockwork, and never give cause for
much fear, But they come home from school t'other evenin' a-talkin'
such stuff as this here: 'I love,' an''Thou lovest,' an' 'He loves,' an' 'Ye love,' an' 'You
love,' an'. They An' they answered my questions, 'It's grammar'-'twas all
I could get 'em to say. Now if,'stead of doin' your duty, you're carryin' matters on so As to make the gals say that they love you, it's just all that
I want to know ;-" Now Jim, the young heaven-built mechanic, in the dusk of
the evening before, Had well-nigh unjointed the stove-pipe, to make it come
down on the floor; And the squire bringing smartly his foot down, as a clincher
to what he had said, A joint of the pipe fell upon him, and larruped him square on
the head. The soot flew in clouds all about him, and blotted with black
all the place, And the squire and the other four fathers were peppered
with black in the face. The school, ever sharp for amusement, laid down all their
cumbersome books, And, spite of the teacher's endeavors, laughed loud at their
visitor's looks. and the squire, as he stalked to the doorway, swore oaths
of a violet hue; and the four district fathers, who followed, seemed to say,
"Them's my sentiments tew.”
Each of the Four Numbers of
“100 Choice Selections" contained
in this volume is paged separately,
and the Index is made to corres
pond therewith. See EXPLANATION on first page of Contents.
The entire book contains nearly 1000 pages. .
WHO ARE THE FREE.-John C. PRINCE.
Who are the Free ?
These are the proudly free!
Who are the Great ?
of truthful knowledge to the world :
These are the nobly great!
Who are the Wise ?
These are the truly wise'
Who are the Blest ? They who have kept their sympathies awake, And scattered joy for more than custom's sake; Steadfast and tender in the hour of need, Gentle in thought, benevolent in deed; Whose looks have power to make dissension cease, Whose smiles are pleasant and whose words are peace; They who have lived as harmless as the dove, Teachers of truth and ministers of love ;Love for all moral power, all mental graceLove for the humblest of the human raceLove for that tranquil joy that virtue brings— Love for the giver of all goodly things; True followers of that soul-exalting plan Which Christ laid down to bless and govern man; They who can calmly linger to the last, Survey the future and recall the past, And with that hope which triumphs over pain, Full well assured they have not lived in vainThen wait in peace their hour of final rest;
These are the only blest!
ADVICE TO THE YOUNG.