The Fisherman's Niece; Or, A Mother's Last Words

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byC G. Rowe

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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.1863 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE YOUNG NURSEMAID. There are breakers ahead, oh mind where you steer; There are foemen abroad, that should waken your fear; The wide world's before you, oh think of the dead; And may heaven's own sunshine encircle your head. Jenny remained with her uncle and aunt until she was sixteen years of age. There is no doubt that her character was essentially formed by her pious mother during the first seven years of her life; but, for all this, the nine years that followed her mother's death could not fail to modify that character to a very considerable extent. Seeds had been sown that should never die; but the upgrowing plant might be twisted this way or that, stunted or developed, according to the state of the moral atmosphere in which it lived. The love of truth was the main element in the character of Jenny. It Uyed so long as she lived; and, as the soul will live while the body is dead, this love of truth will never find a grave. Still it was not always alike healthy; its leaves were not always coloured with the same beautiful green; its pith and sap were not always in the same state; its root was not always equally disposed to take the nourishment the earth provided; and the flowers it bare were not every year alike in number and in beauty. But, though in some seasons the showers might be scanty, the sun scorching, or the east wind blighting; and though there were times in its history when its leaves were covered with thick dust, yet it lived on, because it came from the undying influence of a mother's teaching, a mother's prayer, and a mother's example. The last chapter showed us that the home of the fisherman was not the very best in which a truthful spirit might thrive. Jenny in many respects got much good by being there. She saw in her uncle ...

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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.1863 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE YOUNG NURSEMAID. There are breakers ahead, oh mind where you steer; There are foemen abroad, that should waken yo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217294464

ISBN - 13:9780217294461

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