Wrinkles and Rhymes; Stories, Poems and Sketches

Wrinkles and Rhymes; Stories, Poems and Sketches

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...cigar only costs five cents. These very moderate expenditures amount to the sum of $18.25 in the year. Now think how many really useful things might be bought for that sum. Every cent so smoked becomes a reason why boys should not smoke. The boy who smokes five cents a day smokes away $91.2=5 in live years and that amount would buy him a splendid library of books. In ten years he smokes $182.50 and that would buy him a horse and buggy. And as we have said every cent so squandered is a reason against smoking; here are 18,250 reasons against the use of the weed. Boys, think on these things and dont smoke.---Elmo. GOOD LUCK AND LAD LUCK. FROM THE GKKMAN. GOOD Luck is the gayest of all gay girls Long in one place she will not stay, Back from her brow she strokes her curls, Kisses you quick and flies away. But Madame Bad Luck soberly comes And stays--110 fancy has she for flitting--Snatches of true love-songs she nums, And sits by your bed, and brings her knitting.--yo/iit Hay. ALL HONEST INDUSTRY HONORABLE. THERE is 110 discredit, but honor, in every right walk of industry, whether it be in tilling the grounds, making tools, weaving fabrics, or selling the products behind a counter. A youth may handle a yard-stick, or measure a piece of ribbon; and there will be no discredit in doing so, unless he allows his mind to have no higher range than the stick and ribbon; to be as short as the one, and as nf.rrow as the other. "Let not those blush who have, ' said Fuller, 'but those who have not a lawful calling." And Bishop Hall said, "Sweet is the destiny of all trades, whether of the brow or of the mind." Men who have raised themselves from a humble calling, need not be ashamed, but rather ought to be proud of the difficulties...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678667X
  • 9781236786678