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Fitting A Child, Or Making A Child Fit
IT is a general belief, and in most cases a well-founded one, that children show pretty early some indication of what they are fitted to do. Parents will do well to look for these indications, and pay more attention to them than often is given.
Creeping Into Knowledge
The creeping period is, as Mrs. Kate E. Blake has said, a trying period for the young mother who has rejoiced in the dainty sweetness of her baby, and especially in its dear little hands.
A Children's Hour
THE world is too much with us, exclaims Wordsworth: and it wedges its way into the sacred seclusion of home, and between mother and children. Every mother cries out that she gives her life to her children; and yet the children may feel that they scarcely know her, or that she knows them.
Children And Guests
ONE of the oldest and raciest of household maxims is that - Children should be seen and not heard. This, it is true, may be over-applied, resulting in loss of self-confidence and embarrassing shyness in children too often and too carelessly repressed.
Development And Discipline - Bullying
THE bully is almost always a weak child, whose mind is affected by his physical deficiencies. This may explain him to a certain extent, but it does not excuse him, unless in the eyes of some foolish mother, from whom he hides, as well he can, the meanness of his soul: for the thing a bully needs to learn is nobility.
Development And Discipline - Breaking His Will
TRAINING the child's will is training its power to make right choices.
The Boy And His Den
IF you wish your boy to be supremely happy, if you want to cultivate within him a desire for self-dependence, if you would like him to become neat in appearance, you should let him have a room, a corner of the house that is all his own.
The Sites In And Around Rome
I KNOW not when the desire possessed me first, but from my boyhood days, I longed to walk the streets and visit the palaces and behold the monuments of eternal Rome ; and when, at length, what had been life's dream became a reality, my heart thrilled and trembled as I caught sight, for the first time, of the world-renowned Capitol.
The ancient Tiber and its island
And this is Rome ! the city of the Caesars, the home of the Popes, the once proud mistress of the world, the center of all that is most glorious, most remarkable in human history, all that is most en-during in art, all that is most memorable and inspiring in the lives of men.
Capitoline, Palatine and Caelian Hills
The Island of the Tiber is nowhere to be seen and the only suggestion of the Tiber itself is that stretch of white embankment in the middle distance on our left, and seen just to the left of that nearest tower.
Aventine Hill and distant Alban Mountains
We are looking somewhat south of east here, and there on our extreme left is the substantial building on the Caelian Hill. Now we can see the Aventine Hill, the last of the seven hills on the south.
the Eternal City, from the dome of St. Peter's
What a magnificent prospect! Half of Rome is lying at our feet. There, four hundred feet below us, is the great Piazza of St. Peter's, on which men, horses and carriages look like mere dots on the pavement.
The great Pontifical Palace, the Vatican
Here then is the Vatican, the Palace of the Popes. Off to our right, we know, is the great, broad city of Rome, with its mass of buildings and ruins collected there during all the long centuries.
St. Peter's and the Vatican
The pavement of the Piazza alone cost nearly one hundred thousand dollars, equal in purchasing power in America to double that amount and two hundred thousand soldiers, infantry, cavalry and artillery, can stand upon it.
The Great Altar—St. Peter's Church
Like a burst of supernal grandeur is the scene which here greets our eyes ! The church rises about us like a glistening mountain of precious stones, its huge rectangular columns (portions of three of which can be seen to our right) covered with rare marbles.
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