The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byHarriet Beecher Stowe

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... LITTLE FOXES I FAULT-FINDING "Papa, what are you going to give us this winter for our evening readings?" said Jenny. "I am thinking, for one thing," I replied, "of preaching a course of household sermons from a very odd text prefixed to a discourse which I found at the bottom of the pamphlet-barrel in the garret." "Don't say sermon, papa,--it has such a dreadful sound; and on winter evenings one wants something entertaining." "Well, treatise, then," said I, "or discourse, or essay, or prelection;. I'm not particular as to words." "But what is the queer text that you found at the bottom of the pamphlet-barrel?" "It was one preached upon by your mother's great-great grandfather, the very savory and much-respected Simeon Shuttleworth, ' on the occasion of the melancholy defections and divisions among the godly in the town of West Dofield;' and it runs thus: 'Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.'" "It is a curious text enough; but I can't imagine what you are going to make of it." "Simply an essay on Little Foxes," said I, "by which I mean those unsuspected, unwatched, insignificant little causes, that nibble away domestic happiness, and make home less than so noble an institution should be. "You may build beautiful, convenient, attractive houses,--you may hang the walls with lovely pictures and stud them with gems of Art; and there may be living there together persons bound by blood and affection in one common interest, leading a life common to themselves and apart from others; and these persons may each one of them be possessed of good and noble traits; there may be a common basis of affection, of generosity, of good principle, of religion; and yet, through the influence of some of these perverse, nibb...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... LITTLE FOXES I FAULT-FINDING "Papa, what are you going to give us this winter for our evening readings?" said Jenny. "I am thi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217290140

ISBN - 13:9780217290142

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