Gift for Young Students

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHannah Gardner Creamer

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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.1848 Excerpt: ... LEAVES FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A GOVERNESS. CHAPTER I. "Man measures earth's stupendous globe, And marks its mighty bound; His search has solved the mystic tides In their alternate course, And sunward traced the viewless winds Up to their flaming source: Yea, his far ken hath read the skies With all their starry blazonries That o'er us nightly burn; Hath marked the planet's boundless ring, And fixed the certain years that bring The comet's dread return: Yet, spirit! when his curious zeal To thy deep quest applies, How like to groping blindness shows The wisdom of the wise!" William Pitt Palmer. The sun was diffusing his amber-hued tints over the little village of L., as through its main street, I, the sole passenger of a cumbrous stage-coach, was whirled in the year 18--. I was sad and weary; for, about to appear among entire strangers, a feeling of loneliness and depression was fast stealing over me. The day, although oppressively warm, had been cloudy; but now Phoebus suddenly burst forth to gladden the earth with a smile, before disappearing from the view of its habitants. My spirit had always expanded in sunshine and prosperity. In my early years, I had thought that I was certainly born for wealth and distinction; for only in favorable circumstances did my mind and body appear to act to full advantage. But I was not long in learning that a truly noble character is not the creature of circumstances, but that it rises above them, declaring that it will not be formed by their influence. I had learned to study, even when suffering from dejection and disappointment. I had learned to be cheerful, even when ignorant how I should obtain the money to buy the next new book which my studies might demand. I had learned, also, not to be low-spirited during a seven...

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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.1848 Excerpt: ... LEAVES FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A GOVERNESS. CHAPTER I. "Man measures earth's stupendous globe, And marks its mighty bound; His...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217219551

ISBN - 13:9780217219556

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