Mrs. Whittelsey's Magazine For Mothers (volume 1, No. 1)

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byMrs. A. G. Whittelsey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Original THE INFLUENCE OF A REMARK. BY REV. JOHN S. C. ABBOTT. A Few years ago a man in humble circumstances in life emigrated from Scotland to this country, and settled in one of our Western States. He was a coarse and ignorant man, but very energetic, and entirely devoted to the acquisition of property. He had been very poor, and felt that wealth constituted the greatest of all earthly blessings. He had never enjoyed any of the advantages of education, and was perfectly unconscious of the value of a cultivated mind. His wild and rustic home was carved out of the wilderness, where he was surrounded by those hardy pioneers who knew of no employment but toil. Rich harvests began to wave upon his well-tilled and fertile acres. His barns were filled with plenty; cattle accumulated in his pastures; his plain but substantial dwelling was provided with all homely comforts; he became a man of wealth. He had an only child, a daughter, whom he loved with the instinctive love of one who knew nothing of the refinements of affection, but who feels proud of possessing a child to whom he could leave the fruits of his toilsome and successful life. One winter's evening, as the sleet was drifting over the bleak plains, and the wind whistling around his windows, two strangers, from different directions, sought a night's hospitality beneath the roof of the rich old farmer. One was a young adventurer, penniless and almost friendless, seeking his fortune in the boundless West. The other was an intelligent middle-aged gentleman of wealth from the East, traveling on business connected with an important speculation in which he was about to embark. The fire, of large logs of wood, blazed brightly on the hearth. The hardy old farmer, blessed with the vigor which the health of sixty years...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Original THE INFLUENCE OF A REMARK. BY REV. JOHN S. C. ABBOTT. A Few years ago a man in humble circumstances in life emigrated from S...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021785141X

ISBN - 13:9780217851411

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