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Heroism of Boyhood; Or What Boys Have Done. Or, What Boys Have Done (Paperback) Loot Price: R331
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Heroism of Boyhood; Or What Boys Have Done. Or, What Boys Have Done (Paperback): unknownauthor, William Martin
Heroism of Boyhood; Or What Boys Have Done. Or, What Boys Have Done (Paperback): unknownauthor, William Martin

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... translation of Homer, which had been his last prize at. school. At each stanza the child would stop to express his surprise and delight. "What a world What a country What a sky What landscapes What beauty must those gods and heroes have possessed " he would exclaim; and by degrees the poor cobbler insensibly grew to take an interest in these heroic strains which so enchanted his son. One day the latter exclaimed, --" But there is something wanting in this book." "What is that?" inquired the father. "The beautiful images and statues which make all those gods and goddesses of whom Homer sings live before our eyes. Oh, father, if we were only rich, we would buy Jupiter, Juno, Mars, and Venus, Venus above all, whom I see always surrounded by a mist, and bathing in the iEgean sea " The poor cobbler listened to his son without exactly understanding him, but what he did understand by heart was that his son had desires which his poverty prevented him from gratifying. And he fretted over this discovery more and more every day. He also felt his infirmities increase, and he reflected that with them poverty must also increase in their humble abode. To avoid grieving his son, he concealed his own distress; but when he was alone during the day, big tears would at times roll down his withered cheeks. Now there is no more pitiful sight than the tears of a man, and especially of an old man; there must be something very bitter in his grief when it displays itself thus. The poor father had no other joy in his painful and laborious life than to see his child smiling and happy when he returned from school of an evening; on which account he racked his brain every day to procure some little surprise, which made the child's eyes sparkle with joy. Sometimes it was some little ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • William Martin
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55578-7
Barcode: 9781150555787
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-55578-5

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