One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 15

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 15

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...that thou eat but one meal on the Sabbath. Six days shalt thou drink, and spend all thy money, but the seventh day is the Sabbath, wherein I wash my floors, mend my fires, and make ready for my company the remaining part of the week. V. Thou shalt honor the landlords, the landladies, and the gin-shops with thy presence, that thy days may be few and miserable in the land wherein thou dwellest. VI. Thou shalt commit murder, by starving, hungering, and beating thy wife and family. VII. Thou shalt commit self-destruction. VIII. Thou shalt sell thy wife's and children's bread, and rob thyself of all thy comforts. IX. Thou shalt bear false witness when thou speakest of the horrors, saying thou art in good health when laboring under the barrel fever. X. Thou shalt covet all thy neighbor is possessed of, thou shalt covet his house, his purse, his health, his wealth, and all that he has got, that thou mayst indulge in drunkenness, help the brewer to buy a new coach, a pair of fine horses, a new dray, and a fine building, that he may live in idleness all his days; likewise to enable the landlord to purchase a new sign to place over his door, with " Licensed to be drunk on the premises" written thereon. Adapted--fr0m an English publication. HOW THE CATS WENT TO BOARDING-SCHOOL. In the good old days when I was young, Which nobody but myself has sung, There was in the town where I was born A boarding-school which was so forlorn, The townsfolk called it, making merry, The Female Penitentiary. The walls were of brick, and high and thin, And the winter winds howled out and in; A row of scrawniest locust trees Stood by the house and creaked their knees; Another row, in the yard behind, Had died long since, but still stood, twined...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755847
  • 9781236755841