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illustrated.1835 Excerpt: ... Chapter X. A PEEP INTO THE HIVE. How
doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather
honey all the day From every opening flower. Watts. Manv persons
who act from generous impulses, are soon checked and disheartened
in a course of benevolence, merely from not having judiciously
surveyed the ground before them and estimated the necessary amount
of efforts, that is, counted the cost. Those who are true disciples
of that devoted friend of man, whose whole life was a succession of
painful efforts and self-sacrifice, will not become wearied with a
duty because it demands labor and self-denial. The Barclays knew
that two additional members of their family must bring them
additional anxiety and toil; and when it came, they endured it
cheerfully, yes, thankfully, as faithful servants, who are zealous
to perform well an extra task for a kind master. Emily Norton,
daintily bred and petted from her infancy, had the habits, though
not the vicious dispositions, that sometimes grow out of
indulgence. Her pride and little vanities had taken but slight root
in her heart, and they were swept away by the storm that passed
over her father's house. But never was a little fine lady more
thoroughly helpless and good for nothing than Emily, when she
entered the Barclay family; but, once in that hive, where every
little busybee did its appointed task, where labor was rendered
cheerful by participation, and light by regularity and order, she
gradually worked into the ways of the household, and enjoyed,
through the whole of her after-life, the happy results of
welldirected effort. But this was not achieved without much
watchfulness and patience on the part of her benefactress, much
good-natured forbearance on the part of the children, and many a
struggle and heart-ach...
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