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1 12 There was a little girl, Ah, il n'y a plus d'enfant. And she had a little curl, Ah, there are no children nowadays. Right in the middle of her forehead; MoLIERE–Le Malade Imaginaire. II. 2. When she was good she was very, very good, 13 * When she was bad she was horrid. Parentes objurgatione digni sunt, quinolunt LoNGFELLow. BLANCHE Roosevelt liberos suos severa lege proficere.
Parents deserve reproof when they refuse to benefit their children by severe discipline. PETRONIUs ARBITER—Satyricon.
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law,
Pleas'd with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
, Train up a child in the way he should go; and
when he is old he will not depart from it.
18 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Proverbs. XXXI. 29.
a.ory is the man that hath his quiver full of
20 Thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Psalms. CXXVIII. 3. 21 There is nothing more to say, They have all gone away From the house on the hill. Edwin A. Robinson—The House on the Hill.
Pointing to such, well might Cornelia say,
When the rich casket shone in bright array,
“These are my Jewels!” Well of such as he,
When Jesus spake, well might the language be,
“Suffer these little ones to come to me!”
L'enfance estle sommeil de la raison.
24 Glücklicher Säugling! dir ist ein unendlicher Raum noch die Wiege, wer; Mam. und dir wird eng die unendliche selt. Happy child! the cradle is still to thee a vast space; but when thou art a man the boundless world will be too small for thee. Schiller—Das Kind in der Wiege. 25 Wage du zu irren und zu traumen. Hoher Sinn liegt oft im kind'schen Spiel. Dare to err and to . Deep meaning often lies in childish plays. SchILLER—Theklo. St. 6.
26 And children know, Instinctive taught, the friend and foe. Scott—Lady of the Lake. Canto II. St. 14.