Stories and Sketches

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Tait, sons, 1892 - 219 ページ
 

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192 ページ - Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep ; If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take ; And this I ask for Jesus
95 ページ - WERTHER had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter ; Would you know how first he met her ? She was cutting bread and butter. Charlotte was a married lady, And a moral man was Werther, And for all the wealth of Indies, Would do nothing for to hurt her. So he sighed and pined and ogled, And his passion boiled and bubbled, Till he blew his silly brains out, And no more was by it troubled. Charlotte, having seen his body Borne...
46 ページ - ... in proportion as the thoughts of men and women are removed from the earth on which they live, are...
204 ページ - I dinna care to rest till ye lay me down to tak' my lang rest. There'll be time enough between that day and ihe resurrection to fauld my hands in idleness. Now 'twould be unco irksome. But go, my son, and bring me the wife — I hope I shall like her; and the bairns — I hope they will like me.
203 ページ - All through this touching little speech the widow's eyes had been glistening, and her breath coming fast ; but at that word " mither" she sprang up with a glad cry, and tottering to her son, fell almost fainting on his breast. He kissed her again and again — kissed...
199 ページ - ... a sum sufficient to meet all her wants, and to pay the wages of a faithful servant, or rather companion, for the brisk, independent old lady stoutly refused to be served by any one. Entangled in business cares, Mr. Anderson never found time and freedom for the long voyage, and a visit home ; till at last, failing health, and the necessity of educating his children, compelled him to abruptly wind up his affairs and return to Scotland. He was then a man somewhat over forty, but looking far older...
204 ページ - I hae been spinning or weaving a' these lang years for ye baith, and the weans. " "Well, mother, dear, now you must rest," rejoined the merchant tenderly. " Na, na, I dinna care to rest till ye lay me down to tak
198 ページ - At the early age of sixteen, Malcom Anderson resolved to seek his fortune in the wide world, and became a sailor. He made several voyages to India and China, and always, like the good boy he was, brought home some useful present to his mother, to whom he gave also a large portion of his earnings. But he never liked a seafaring' life, though he grew strong and stalwart in it; and, when about nineteen, he obtained a humble position in a large mercantile house in Calcutta, where, being shrewd, enterprising,...
46 ページ - ... relations and responsibilities, of which they alone know anything, to an invisible world, which can alone be apprehended by belief, they are led to neglect their duty to each other, to squander their strength in vain speculations, which can result in no profit to themselves or their fellowcreatures, which diminish their capacity for strenuous and worthy action during a span of life, brief, indeed, but whose consequences will extend to remote posterity.
93 ページ - Perhaps there never was a fiction which so startled and enraptured the world. Men of all kinds and classes were moved by it. It was the companion of Napoleon, when in Egypt; it penetrated into China. To convey in a sentence its wondrous popularity, we may state that in Germany it became a people's book, hawked about the streets, printed on miserable paper, like an ancient ballad ; and in the Chinese empire, Charlotte and Werther were modelled in porcelain.!

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