Agriculture of Pennsylvania Volume 10

Agriculture of Pennsylvania Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...neither home nor happiness. There is a great need in the boy's nature which must be met, and there is no safeguard we can throw around him like a full and innocent social life. Many a restless growing boy, feeling a necessity laid upon him to go somewhere, would not have dropped into the tavern if he had known just where to visit boys and girls, and be welcome. you must make your home pleasant and attractive to the young people. Cultivate a full and suitable circle of young friends, and make all such feel that they are looked for at your house, expected, and fully welcome. Do not be displeased if your son sometimes desires to shorten the day's labor to attend some festal gathering with which perhaps you have no sympathy, and grudge him not the national holidays. You never had enough of them in your young days, and in this respect, your last days may be your best. It is sad to see the silent, quiet homes that a few years since were running over with the joys of careless happy children. It is sad to see old men tilling their farms with only alien help, but the sons may come back. "There is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will spread again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the ground, yet, through the scent of waters, it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant." So the world-weary man, whose heart, grown dry in political strife and money-getting, as the dead root in the ground, may come back to life and freshness of feeling, with the dew and the rain of the blessed country life. It may be, also, that the boy who went away from us in the bright sunlight with such confidence of success, has overtaxed his powers, or, in some inscrutable event, has fallen in the race, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545923
  • 9781236545923