The Girl Wanted

A Book of Friendly Thoughts

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Author: Nixon Waterman
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,371 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 509
Added to site: 2008.09.22
mnybks.net#: 22124
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

In the present volume, as in "Boy Wanted," the fine prose thoughts are selected from the writings of a very large number of the world’s foremost teachers and philosophers of all times, while the author, with a due sense of modesty, lays claim to all such examples of versification as are to be found within this book.

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other's apron-strings.

I loved my mother, yet it seemed That I must break away And find the broader world I dreamed Beyond her presence lay. But I have sighed and I have cried O'er all the cruel stings I would have missed had I been tied To mother's apron-strings.

O happy, trustful girls and boys! The mother's way is best. She leads you 'mid the fairest joys, Through paths of peace and rest. If you would have the safest guide, And drink from sweetest springs, Oh, keep your hearts forever tied To mother's apron-strings.

[Illustration: QUEEN VICTORIA]

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[Transcriber's Note: Sidenote quotations from the preceeding chapter are gathered in this section.]

What can be expressed in words can be expressed in life.--Thoreau.

It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.--Oliver Wendell Holmes.

The habit of viewing things cheerfully, and of thinking ab

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