The Children's Hour Volume 3

The Children's Hour Volume 3

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...about it, the matter will grow plainer. Right, truth, justice are all fences. We can't see them with our bodily eyes, and yet they exist, and cross our ways in life as really as any material fence; and if we jump over them, we shall be doing just as wrong as if we leaped the fence our neighbor has put around his garden, and spoiled his fruit and flower-beds. Here is a poem that we find in a newspaper--we do not know the author, nor the paper in which it first appeared---that will help you to see this clearer. Read it--not once, but twice and thrice. Get it by heart. "OVER THE FENCE. THE TRUE GENTLEMAN. " BOY. " Over the fence is a garden fair--How I would love to be master there! All that 1 lack is a mere pretence: I could leap over the low, white fence. " CONSCIENCE. "This is the way that all crimes commence: Sin and sorrow are over the fence. " BOY. " Over the fence I can toss my ball, Then I can go in for it--that is all: Picking an apple up near the tree Would not be really a theft, you see. " CONSCIENCE. " This is a falsehood--a weak pretence: Sin and sorrow are over the fence. " BOY. " Whose is the voice that speaks so plain? Twice have I heard it, and not in vain. Ne'er will I venture to look that way, Iest I should do as I planned to-day. " CONSCIENCE. "This is the way that all crimes commence--Coveting that which is over the fence." NO haughty gesture marks his gait, no pompous tone his word; No studied attitude is seen, no palling nonsense heard; He'll suit his bearing to the hour--laugh, listen, learn or teach, With joyous freedom in his mirth, and candor in his speech. He worships God with inward zeal, and serves him in each deed; He would not blame another's faith, more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574443
  • 9781236574442