Mrs. Leicester's School, Or, The History of Several Young Ladies, Related by Themselves

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M.J. Godwin, at the Juvenile Library, 1809 - 179 Seiten
 

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Seite 36 - HOW doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower...
Seite 101 - ... reach were folios of the gravest cast. I could understand very little that I read in them, and the old dark print and the length of the lines made my eyes ache. When I had almost resolved to give up the search as fruitless, I perceived a volume lying in an obscure corner of the room. I opened it. It was a charming print; the letters were almost as large as the type of the family Bible. In the first page I looked into I saw the name of my favourite Ishmael, whose face I knew so well from the tapestry,...
Seite 103 - I used to read the history of Ishmael, and then go and look at him in the tapestry, and then read his history again. When I had almost learned the history of Ishmael by heart, I read the rest of the book, and then I came to the history of Mahomet, who was there said to be the last descendant of Abraham. If Ishmael had engaged so much of my thoughts, how much more so must Mahomet ? His history was full of nothing but wonders from the beginning to the end.
Seite 88 - Most people, I understand, prefer the first tale — in truth a very admirable one — but others could have written it. Show me the man or woman, modern or ancient, who could have written this one sentence: "When I was dressed in my new frock, I wished poor mamma was alive to see how fine I was on papa's wedding-day; and I ran to my favourite station at her bedroom door.
Seite 34 - There were peartrees, and apple-trees, and cherry-trees, aH in blossom. These blossoms were the prettiest flowers that ever were seen, and among the grass under the trees there grew butter-cups, and cowslips, and daffodils, and blue-bells. Sarah told me all their names, and she said I might pick as many of them as ever I pleased. I filled my lap with flowers, I filled my bosom with flowers, and I carried as many flowers as I could in both my hands ; but as I was going into the parlour to...
Seite 106 - I believe I was ; for I tried to explain the reason of my request, but it was in such an incoherent manner, that she could not at all comprehend what I was talking about. The next day a physician was sent for, and he discovered, by several questions that he put to me, that I had read myself into a fever. He gave me medicines, and ordered me to be kept very quiet, and said, he hoped in a few days I should be very well ; but as it was a new case to him, he never having attended a little Mahometan before...

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