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Words the Way-Side by Emily Ayton

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the Way-Side by Emily Ayton

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230390383
Paperback
44 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. When roundMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. When round Thy wondrous works below My searching rapturous glance I throw, Tracing out Wisdom, Power, and Love, In earth or sky, in stream or grove- When with dear friends sweet talk I hold, And all the flowers of life unfold- Let not my heart within me burn, Except in all I Thee discern. Christian Year. Botany had now become an all-absorbing delight to the young Hamiltons. Doras latent energies seemed to have been kindled suddenly into action, and her old malady, ennui, forgotten in the engrossing interest of the new pursuit- and she acknowledged herself to Miss Vaughan, that not one of her charming romances had ever banished the enemy so effectually, or at least for so long a period. Having once applied her mind earnestly to the subject, her naturally clear and retentive memory easily mastered the technical difficulties, which at first sight appeared formidable- and with every fresh conquest her enjoyment increased. Marys abilities were not so great as those of her sister, but she had an abundant share of emulation which in a great measure made up for the deficiency- and with Doras ever ready help, she succeeded in keeping pace with her pretty equally. Even little Fanny had gained a very creditable share of scientific knowledge for so young a child. Miss Vaughan did not like her memory to be taxed at present with the Linnaean system, but she had learned to distinguish readily nearly all the natural orders- and she could tell not only the names of most of the wild flowers she met with, but also much that was interesting concerning their habits, uses and relations to other productions of nature, etc. And all this knowledge had been acquired without the aid of books- simply by conversation. While her sisters were rambling...