Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...for this very day? Not for selfish ends, bear in mind; not that we ourselves may benefit, and reap the happiness so brought about, but for her; for she gives of self who can find joy in simple things, pleasure in small matters, and happiness in mere existence, and thus imparts to all about her new life and the joy of living. Mere association with this vigorous, buoyant, sunny girlhood whets and sharpens in us the power to enjoy. To grasp and retain, even as we see her grasping and retaining, all that is sweetest, best, and loveliest in life. To escape its stings and petty annoyances, because there is too much that is delightful in the world to leave room for its irritations. She smiles, and teaches others to smile for very sympathy. What are gnat-stings? Fan the gnats out of the window, and laugh at the wild gyrations incident to the fanning. There is something amusing to be found even in driving away gnats. What a blessing to be permitted to look at the world through our daughter's fairy spectacles! Surely, we cannot grow old at heart while this gift is ours. The humdrum realities of life seen through these magical glasses become tinted with rainbow tints, and are glorified. How we return to our girlhood days, and relive them with her! We are in school once more, meeting all its experiences, overcoming its difficulties, sharing its triumphs, winning its honors. And how much these honors mean to our daughter when she understands that "mother" shares them all! That "mother" is as eager to learn the outcome of some school test, as keen for the success of some school sport, as enthusiastic over the selection of a class pin or class banner as she herself is. Oh, these precious trifles! How they bind us to our girls! God pity the mother who cannot...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671368
  • 9781236671363