A Paragrapher's Reveries

9780217094528: A Paragrapher's Reveries

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. 1904. Excerpt: ... In the good old times the father said to his son, "Pay as you go; if you can't pay, don't go." Now, judging from results, the advice seems to be, "Go as you please, and pay if you must." Send your boys into the country every summer. The boys will be delighted by the change, and so will your neighbors. The brightest hour in a boy's life comes when he gets big enough to enjoy Copenhagen, but not old enough to feel the responsibilities of existence. 1? 1? A bad boy is regarded as a malladdy in most families. There is an improved foot-power for sewing machines, which is so successful that the inventor has gone to work on an improved foot-power for back parlors. The idea is to have an automatic contrivance which can be set in motion from the chamber above when it is time for the young man to go. The youth who gets shaved but once a month, and does not give the barber the impression that he shaves twice a week, can be trusted with the funds of a bank or a Sunday-school when he grows up. It K R You never know how much human nature there is in a child until you try to convince one that it is more blessed to give than to receive. A lady who never spanked her boy hard enough to hurt him finally hung in her sittingroom the illuminated motto: "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." That boy reformed on the spot. No problem of life is more brain racking than that which confronts the boy who is undecided whether to go to the circus or save his money for Fourth of July fire-crackers. t£ t( 1( The usual mode of celebrating the glorious Fourth of July might occasionally be varied by taking the boys through a planing-mill, and letting them feel the circular saws to see if they are in motion. It would cost little, there would be less noise, and the r...

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