Report Volume 9-11

Report Volume 9-11

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...lecture to say, that it was impossible for her to conceive the force of the word IF in a complicated sentence. He considers much of what is told about her as savoring of "humbug," and says of it, to use his own tasteful phrase, "Tell this to the marines; the sa.ilor's won't believe it." Let him read the above sentence, and if he still thinks Laura talks like a parrot, let him come and see her, and watch her beaming and changing countenance as the sentences fall from her fingers,1' and he will be as glad to retract his uncharitable sentiment, as I shall be to forget the discourteous form in which he uttered it. If this dear child's life should be spared, not only will she be able to comprehend sentences such as he has selected, but to do what is more important, --she will furnish argument stronger than cold philosophy can bring to refute materialism, and to assert the native power of the human soul which can struggle up against such obstacles, and from such utter darkness. until it sports joyously in the light of knowledge. She has kept a little diary during the last year, and writes down an account of what she has done, learned, or said, during the day. She writes a legible hand, and some of her remarks are very interesting. She is fond of writing letters; and the following, whlchflis entirely of her own composition, will give an idea of her style: " Dear Mrs. Morton._---I was glad to have a letter from you. You were very good to write to me. I want you to write to me soon. Miss Rogers sends her love to you very much. I send love and kiss to you. I am well now. Miss Rogers and Swift are very well. Oliver can talk fast than me do. Laurena is very much better now ' she will have standing stool...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958934
  • 9781236958938