The Swiss Family Robinson, Or Adventures of a Father and Mother and Four Sons in a Desert Island

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A.Cogswell, 1880 - 252 pāgines
 

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Pāgina 388 - ... knowledge, to love God with all their hearts, and their neighbor as themselves. " Under the inspection of their mother, they were educating the son of Parabery. This child, then four years and a half old, spoke German well, and knew his alphabet, which Madame Hirtel traced on the floor of the grotto. In this way she taught her daughters to read ; they taught Minou-minou, who, in hist
Pāgina 106 - ... while I was penetrated with the most lively desire to impress upon the young minds of my children a subject I considered of the highest importance for their well-being, both in this world and in that which is to come. All now standing up, I repeated aloud the church service, which I knew by heart, and we sang some verses from the...
Pāgina 2 - Fritz driving along our avenue like lightning," on his disciplined onagra, without feeling his personal courage expand as he turns the page ? What heart that will not swell with kindness for (3) the exemplary mother of the family, who tastes not of the refreshing draught obtained by her own care and labor, till all her dear ones have drunk and are refreshed ? — or what eye repress a tear when her little Francis, clinging to her side, cries,
Pāgina 384 - Do unto others as you would they should do unto you ;' asking her how she would have liked to be detained- by the savages, and what, then, would be the suffering of her own mamma ? She was thoughtful for a moment, and then, embracing Minou and me, 'You are right, mamma mimi; but if she loves her baby, let her come and seek him,
Pāgina 1 - ... succeed each other, that every generous taste is suited. No story can be better calculated than this of the Swiss Pastor and his Family to awaken and reward curiosity, to excite amiable sympathies, to show the young inquirer after good, that the accidents of life may be repaired by the efforts of hisown thought, and the constancy of his own industry ; and to rouse the most inert to emulation. What youthful reader of lively dispositions, who would not try to possess, or dream of the possession...
Pāgina 181 - We continued this process till the berries were exhausted, and had produced a considerable quantity of wax; we next dipped the wicks one by one into it, while it remained liquid, and then hung them on the bushes to harden: in a short time we dipped them again, and repeated the operation till the candles were increased to the proper size, and they were then put in a place and kept till sufficiently hardened for use.
Pāgina 19 - We looked about for a convenient place to set up a tent under the shade of the rocks; and having all consulted and agreed upon a place, we set to work. We drove one of our poles firmly into a fissure of the rock; this rested upon another pole, which was driven perpendicularly into the ground, and formed the ridge of our tent. A frame for a dwelling was thus made secure. We next threw some sail-cloth over the ridge, and stretching it to a convenient distance on each side, fastened its extremities...
Pāgina 1 - In its pages. the useful, the moral, and the entertaining, so naturally mil with or succeed each other, that every generous taste is suited. No story can be better calculated than this of the Swiss Pastor and his Family to awaken and reward curiosity, to excite amiable sympathies, to show the young inquirer after good, that the accidents of life may be repaired by the efforts of hisown thought, and the constancy of his own industry ; and to rouse the most inert to emulation. What youthful reader...

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