A Bookseller of the Last Century: Being Some Account of the Life of John Newbery, and of the Books He Published, with a Notice of the Later Newberys

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Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, successors to Newbery & Harris, 1885 - 373 pages

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Page 108 - Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Page 279 - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips, and cranks,* and wanton* wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Page 232 - ... the History of Little Goody Two Shoes, otherwise Mrs. Margery Two Shoes; with the means by which she acquired learning and wisdom, and, in consequence thereof, her estate; set forth at large for the benefit of those " Who, from a state of rags and care, And having shoes but half a pair, Their fortune and their fame should fix, And gallop in a coach and six.
Page 90 - George for being the champion of England ; and by this means had his thoughts insensibly moulded into the notions of discretion, virtue, and honour.
Page 287 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 18 - Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled : but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Page 291 - A Pretty Book of Pictures for Little Masters and Misses ; or, Tommy Trip's History of Beasts and Birds.
Page 160 - In the name of God, Amen : I, Sarah M. Cottrell, of the Town of Scott in the County of Cortland and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say: First — I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Page 60 - This person was no other than the philanthropic bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard who has written so many little books for children : he called himself their friend, but he was the friend of all mankind.

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