Kindness to Animals. by Charlotte Elizabeth

Kindness to Animals. by Charlotte Elizabeth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Indeed, I am sure it would not; for he knew that neither silver nor gold, nor anything that is to be bought with them, would make a person's heart feel happy; and that the commission of a sin would make him feel very unhappy; for nothing was so dreadful to Jack as the idea of offending his gracious God, or grieving the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the heart of every true believer. Now, perhaps you will say, "I would not catch and sell birds to put money in my own pocket; but may I not do it to earn a little for those who really want it?" My dear child, robbing is not earning: if you catch a bird or a fish, not belonging to another person, to kill and eat it, or to sell or give it to others for food, you do what God has permitted; and if it is done for this purpose, and not for sport, nobody can blame you. But, though the Lord has given you the bodies of His creatures for food, He has never given you their natural liberty, either for your amusement or profit. As for keeping birds in a cage to sing, if you look at the hundred-and-fourth Psalm, you will find that they were made to "sing among the branches." Go into the fields, and listen to their happy little songs of liberty, and take from them a lesson of thankful joy: or, if you want them at home, put crumbs and grains of corn on the windows, and they will learn to come and pick them up, and thank you with their merry notes. Only do not be so mean and treacherous as to draw a snare or close a trap over the poor things when they come, as they think, to be fed by your bounty. People who love music so well as to make an innocent creature miserable that they may enjoy its songs, will wish some day that they had been born deaf. But there is one thing that I am sorry to see...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698885X
  • 9781236988850