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Moral Views (Volume 27); Or the Telescope, . for Children (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
Moral Views (Volume 27); Or the Telescope, . for Children (Paperback): Margaret Roberts
Moral Views (Volume 27); Or the Telescope, . for Children (Paperback): Margaret Roberts

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Moral Views (Volume 27); Or the Telescope, . for Children (Paperback)

Margaret Roberts

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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. 1812. Excerpt: ... THE LITTLE WANDERER. Fret not thyself, thou glitt'ring child of pride, That a poor villager inspires my strain. Beattie. At a small market town in Lincolnshire, lived an humble mechanic, named James Watson. His wife took in washing, and by their mutual industry they earned a comfortable subsistence, and made a more decent appearance than many did whose profits were much greater. The pride of an honest spirit led them to exert themselves, that they might never be dependent on the parish; and they carefully hoarded up all their little savings / against, what Susan called, "a rainy day." For a while it was sunshine, but the "rainy day" came, and it was with difficulty they avoided a resource which appeared to them so disgraceful: they would say to their children, "We will work day and night rather than go for help to the parish, or live in the workhouse." Their family was increasing, and they were scarcely able to provide a sufficiency for every mouth that demanded sustenance. Their meals consisted, during the week, of bread and milk, sometimes a small portion of cheese, and a little bit of meat to distinguish the sabbath: yet Susan looked cheerful; and though her gown was patched, it was clean; and James's THE LITTLE WANDERER. 101 stockings were always neatly mended. They attended church on Sundays, and in an evening either read the Bible, or walked in the fields with their children. They worked hard; they never took what they could not pay for; and honest industry rendered them happy, till sickness, that scourge of the poor, visited their cottage. The expences attending it, and the successive funerals of several of their children, exhausted all their earnings; whilst the sorrow of heart which accompanied these calamities made them unfit for labour. But tim...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Margaret Roberts
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-43924-3
Barcode: 9781154439243
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-43924-0

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