The West-American Scientist Volume 6-7

The West-American Scientist Volume 6-7

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...and people that can be found in any portion of Europe. The greatest shipping company on earth (or sea rather) is the North German Lloyd, with sixty-four steamships. Their service of two ships a week out of New York requires twelve great steamers. Bremen is the eastern terminus of the line. THE LOVE OF FLOWERS. "As the twig is bent the tree's inclined," is a trite saying, the truth of which we sometimes forget. Nearly three thousand years ago the wisest of men declared, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Most persons are born with a natural love for flowers. I never yet saw a toddler whose eyes did not light up with pleasure at the sight of bright blossoms, and whose fingers did not itch to hold in their grasp "the pitty flowers," and small boys show fully as much liking therefor as their sisters. It is considered the proper thing for our girls to wear flowers, to love them and care for them, and so encouraged and trained, the majority ot our girls grow up into flower-loving women. On the contrary, in many homes, the boys are made to feel that the iove of flowers is "girlish," and trust our modern boy for wanting at all times to be "mannish!" So our boys smother their natural liking with a forced indifference, which later, alas! becomes a second nature Ninety-nine one-hundredths of the men and women who manifest this indifference never had their tastes cultivated in this direction while young. It is freely admitted that there is a refining, elevating influence about flowers; why, then, should not parents feel it a duty to encourage the love of the beautiful in bud and bloom.--1'ick's Magazine for August. THE AUGUST CENTURY. It is because...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489020
  • 9781236489029