The Man Wonderful; The Marvels Of Our Bodily Dwelling

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byMary Wood-allen

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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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... . says one. Others sing of "The Old House at Home," "The Old Oaken Bucket," or " The Old Swimming Hole "; and every time they sound a note it puts in motion those tones of influence which set our own heart-strings throbbing. Blessed are we, if, in the retrospect of child life, we have only beautiful scenes to deck the walls of memory. Sometimes, however, there are scenes we would be glad to forget--remembrances of deeds we once did that now make our hearts ache. I have heard of a little girl who was asked by her sick mother to bring her a drink of water, and the child was unwilling, and went away and stayed all day at her play, and came home at night to find her dear mother had died. What a sorrowful picture to look at during the long, long years to come. It is sometimes hard to separate the Memory pictures of childhood from those of Imagination. We used perhaps to hear someone often spoken of, and pictured a personality belonging to the name that became as real as if we had actually known the individual. We have heard of some wonderful deed of our own childhood so often related that we imagine we really remember its occurrence. Then, too, we have illustrated the books we have read with pictures of our own imagination so that they are almost like memory, so real do they seem. You have imagined Robinson Crusoe in his island dress so often that you would recognize him if you were to meet him on the street. And you certainly have been inside the " Old Curiosity Shop," and have seen little Nell. You remember perfectly well how ridiculous "Alice in Wonderland" looked when she nibbled the cake and her neck grew so long and she exclaimed, " Curiouser and curiouser!" Memory and Imagination are two marvelous artists, ever busy painting for you. Come, draw your chai...

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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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... . says one. Others sing of "The Old House at Home," "The Old Oaken Bucket," or " The Old Swimming Hole "; and every time they sound a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217355897

ISBN - 13:9780217355896

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