A Life Worth Living, Memorials of E.B. Gould of Rome

A Life Worth Living, Memorials of E.B. Gould of Rome

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... instruction, I can not say that I ever examined them in the lives of the saints, but one day I told them the story of the birth of our Saviour; I went into all the details: telling them of the star in the East, and the journey of the wise men; of the songs of the angels, and the worship of the shepherds; of the wicked king Herod; the murder of the innocents, and the flight into Egypt. They listened with great interest, and when I had finished, I said, "Tell me, my children, who was this little baby?" Not one of the: n knew. Perhaps a few details with regard to the manner of conducting the school may be interesting. The door is opened some twenty minutes before the school commences, by a woman who keeps the rooms in order, attends to the children while eating, and teaches them to knit and sew. Each child has a comfortable little chair, and aprons are provided to cover torn frocks and jackets. At the hour for commencing the school, the directress or one of the Vaudois clergymen is always present, and the children are seated. The door is closed, and each child placing its little chair before it, kneels, and we repeat the Lord's prayer together. They then repeat certain texts of Scripture which we have taught them, and receive a lesson in the life of our Saviour. They have also begun to learn the Ten Commandments. With these exercises, are interspersed the learning and singing of Italian hymns, most of which are translated from our own. One feature of this first hour which interests them very much is the learning to sing some of our simplest English hymns. Their ear is very true, and they learn to pronounce our strange sounds with great readiness. Of course, great pains are taken to make them understand the meaning of each word. Our...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656751X
  • 9781236567512