Then Sir Samuel sent a detachment out of the fort, and set fire to the king's divan and to the surrounding huts to teach the people a lesson for their treachery.
This made Mary happy and she was much happier when Mother Slessor said, "Perhaps you can be a teacher and teach the little black children of Calabar.
God's Word teaches men to be kind and merciful and generous, but it does not pass over sin or permit it.
And up in Nova Scotia they let this man teach school!
Fancy her dreaming of teaching him such things!
Oh, thou'rt a puny Sinner!--I'll teach thee Arts (so rare) of Sin, the least of them shall damn thee.
I would tell her how happy I am that her daughter has come to teach my people about God."
Then thou'rt a Fool--I'll teach thee to be rich too.
It will teach him the truth of the adage that 'there is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip,' and in the future he will not be so foolish as to look forward to anything."
It made Mary's mother very happy to know that her daughter had taught the black children the way to Heaven.
He recalled a sentence or two from "Maria Monk," which said something like this: "Give us a child until he is ten years old, and let us teach him our doctrine, and he's ours for evermore."
'Who taught you this language?'
It was a great gain for civilization when the Romans overcame the Keltiberians of Spain, and taught them good manners and the Latin language, and made it for their interest hereafter to fight against barbarians.
Such misguided men must be taught their duty to their native land.
Who taught them the trick of tyranny?
"Yes," says Nicholas, "teach boy make table, chair, potatoes grow--all kinds.
"As to thy first question, sir smith, 'tis no matter for that, but as for thy second, to-day am I come to teach thee the use and manage of horse and lance, it being so my duty."
But throughout the South it is criminal to teach a slave to read; throughout the South, no book could be distributed among the servile population more incendiary than the Bible, if they could only read it.
She engaged the best "Gawayyas" to teach her music, the best "Kath-thaks" to teach her dancing, the best "Ustads" to teach her elocution and deportment, and the best of Munshis to ground her in Urdu and Persian belles lettres; so that when Imtiazan reached her fifteenth year her accomplishments were noised abroad in the bazaar.
CONTENTS I HOW BELTANE LIVED WITHIN THE GREENWOOD II HOW BELTANE HAD WORD WITH THE DUKE, BLACK IVO III HOW LOVE CAME TO BELTANE IN THE GREENWOOD IV OF THE LOVE AND THE GRIEF OF HELEN THE PROUD V WHICH TELLS OF THE STORY OF AMBROSE THE HERMIT VI HOW BELTANE FARED FORTH OF THE GREEN VII HOW BELTANE TALKED WITH ONE HIGHT GILES BRABBLECOMBE, WHO WAS A NOTABLE AND LEARNED ARCHER VIII HOW BELTANE HELD DISCOURSE WITH A BLACK FRIAR IX WHEREIN IS SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF FOLLY AND THE WISDOM OF A FOOL X HOW BELTANE MADE COMRADE ONE BLACK ROGER THAT WAS A HANGMAN XI WHICH TELLS HOW THREE MIGHTY MEN SWARE FEALTY TO BELTANE: AND HOW GOOD FRIAR MARTIN DIGGED A GRAVE IN THE WILD XII WHICH TELLS HOW DUKE IVO'S GREAT GALLOWS CEASED TO BE XIII HOW THEY BRAKE OPE THE DUNGEON OF BELSAYE XIV HOW BELTANE CAME NIGH TO DEATH XV HOW BELTANE HAD WORD WITH PERTOLEPE THE RED, AND HOW THEY LEFT HIM IN THE FOREST XVI OF THE RUEFUL KNIGHT OF THE BURNING HEART XVII OF THE AMBUSHMENT NEAR THORNABY MILL XVIII HOW BELTANE MET SIR GILLES OF BRANDONMERE XIX CONCERNING THE EYES OF A NUN XX HOW BELTANE PLIGHTED HIS TROTH IN THE GREEN XXI OF THE TALE OF GODRIC THE HUNTSMAN XXII CONCERNING THE WILES OF WINFRIDA THE FAIR XXIII OF THE HUMILITY OF HELEN THE PROUD XXIV OF WHAT BEFELL AT BLAEN XXV HOW BELTANE BECAME CAPTIVE TO SIR PERTOLEPE XXVI OF THE HORRORS OF GARTHLAXTON KEEP, AND HOW A DEVIL ENTERED INTO BELTANE XXVII HOW BELTANE TOOK TO THE WILD-WOOD XXVIII OF THE PLACE OF REFUGE WITHIN THE GREEN XXIX HOW BELTANE SLEW TOSTIG AND SPAKE WITH THE WILD MEN XXX HOW THEY SMOTE GARTHLAXTON XXXI HOW GILES MADE A MERRY SONG XXXII HOW BELTANE MET WITH A YOUTHFUL KNIGHT XXXIII HOW BELTANE HAD NEWS OF ONE THAT WAS A NOTABLE PARDONER XXXIV HOW THEY CAME TO BELSAYE XXXV HOW GUI OF ALLERDALE CEASED FROM EVIL XXXVI HOW THE FOLK OF BELSAYE TOWN MADE THEM AN END OF TYRANNY XXXVII HOW THEY LEFT BELSAYE XXXVIII OF BELTANE'S BLACK AND EVIL MOOD, AND HOW HE FELL IN WITH THE WITCH OF HANGSTONE WASTE XXXIX HOW BELTANE FOUGHT FOR ONE MELLENT THAT WAS A WITCH XL FURTHER CONCERNING THE MAID MELLENT; AND OF THE HUE AND CRY XLI HOW THEY RODE INTO THE WILDERNESS XLII HOW BELTANE DREAMED IN THE WILD-WOOD XLIII HOW BELTANE KNEW GREAT HUMILITY XLIV HOW A MADNESS CAME UPON BELTANE IN THE WILD-WOOD XLV HOW BLACK ROGER TAUGHT BELTANE GREAT WISDOM XLVI HOW BLACK ROGER PRAYED IN THE DAWN: AND HOW HIS PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED XLVII HOW BELTANE SWARE AN OATH XLVIII HOW BELTANE SET OUT FOR HANGSTONE WASTE XLIX HOW BELTANE FOUND PEACE AND A GREAT SORROW L TELLETH HOW BELTANE WENT FORTH TO HIS DUTY LI HOW BLACK ROGER WON TO FULLER MANHOOD LII HOW THEY HAD NEWS OF WALKYN LIII OF JOLETTE, THAT WAS A WITCH LIV HOW BELTANE FOUGHT WITH A DOUGHTY STRANGER LV HOW THEY MARCHED FOR WINISFARNE LVI WHAT THEY FOUND AT WINISFARNE LVII TELLETH OF THE ONFALL AT BRAND LVIII HOW BELTANE HAD SPEECH WITH THE ABBESS LIX TELLETH HOW SIR BENEDICT WENT A-FISHING LX TELLETH HOW THEY MARCHED FROM THE VALLEY OF BRAND LXI HOW THE FOREST FOUGHT FOR THEM LXII HOW THEY CAME TO BELSAYE FOR THE THIRD TIME LXIII TELLETH SOMEWHAT OF THE WOES OF GILES O' THE BOW LXIV HOW GILES CURSED BELSAYE OUR OF HER FEAR LXV TELLETH OF ROSES LXVI CONCERNING A BLUE CAMLET CLOAK LXVII TELLETH WHAT BEFELL IN THE REEVE'S GARDEN LXVIII FRIAR MARTIN'S DYING PROPHECY LXIX HOW AT LAST THEY CAME TO PENTAVALON CITY LXX WHICH SPEAKETH FOR ITSELF LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Thus Helen the Proud, the Beautiful, yielded her lips to his Now did she look on him 'neath drooping lash, sweet-eyed and languorous Beltane stood up armed in shining mail from head to foot So came Winfrida, and falling on her knee gave the goblet into her lady's hand She stared and stared beyond Sir Gui, to behold one clad as a dusty miller Her eyes swept him with look calm and most dispassionate BELTANE THE SMITH CHAPTER I HOW BELTANE LIVED WITHIN THE GREENWOOD In a glade of the forest, yet not so far but that one might hear the chime of bells stealing across the valley from the great minster of Mortain on a still evening, dwelt Beltane the Smith.
Then, hastily following up his advantage: "He's been taught English by the Jesuits at the mission forty miles above us, on the river.
they sighed; "how will his mother teach him religion when his father has these strange ideas?"
He, too, went to work, and, being an excellent prospector, he was of great service in teaching the newcomers the principles of prospecting and mining for gold--principles not abstruse, yet not likely to suggest themselves at first thought to men entirely ignorant of the business.
"I want to teach a class in our mission," said Mary. "
Used to teach numskulls Latin and mathematics in the Las Palmas High School."
Then the people ought to be taught some trades.
The late Mr. WILLIAM COBBETT teaching his sons to shave with cold water.
In a depressed sort of way Mac was openly teaching Kaviak his letters, and surreptitiously, down in the Little Cabin, his prayers.
She is teaching the world that the ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment, and not authority; she is teaching it to estimate the value of evidence; she is creating a firm and living faith in the existence of immutable moral and physical laws, perfect obedience to which is the highest possible aim of an intelligent being.
Confucius taught three thousand disciples, of whom the more eminent became influential authors.
They have taught me such knowledge as the Sachems of my nation never dreamed of, and they have given me two comrades after my own heart.
In short it cannot be too emphatically pointed out that the work of Greece was not to consolidate, but to separate, to teach the value of each individual man.
INDEX Adams, Henry, leader of the exodus to Kansas, Akron, friends of fugitives in, Alton Telegraph, comment of, Anderson, promoter of settling of Negroes in Jamaica, Anti-slavery, leaders of the movement, became more helpful to the refugees, Anti-slavery sentiment, of two kinds, American Federation of Labor, attitude of, toward Negro labor, Appalachian highland, settlers of, aided fugitives; exodus of Negroes to, Arkansas, drain of laborers to, Ball, J.P., a contractor, Ball, Thomas, a contractor, Barclay, interest of, in the sending of Negroes to Jamaica, Barrett, Owen A., discoverer of a remedy, Bates, owner of slaves at St. Genevieve, Beauvais, owner of slaves, Upper Louisiana, Benezet, Anthony, plan of, to colonize Negroes in West; interest of, in settling Negroes in the West, Berlin Cross Roads, Negroes of, Bibb, Henry, interest of, in colonization, Birney, James G., promoter of the migration of the Negroes; press of, destroyed by mob in Cincinnati, Black Friday, riot of, in Portsmouth, Blackburn, Thornton, a fugitive claimed in Detroit, Boll weevil, a cause of migration, Boston, friends of fugitives in, Boyce, Stanbury, went with his father to Trinidad in the fifties, Boyd, Henry, a successful mechanic in Cincinnati, Brannagan, Thomas, advocate of colonizing the Negroes in the West; interest of, in settling Negroes in the West, Brissot de Warville, observations of, on Negroes in the West, British Guiana, attractive to free Negroes, Brooklyn, Illinois, a Negro community, Brown, John, in the Appalachian highland, Brown County, Ohio, Negroes in, Buffalo, friends of fugitives in, Butler, General, holds Negroes as contraband; policy of, followed by General Wood and General Banks, Cairo, Illinois, an outlet for the refugees Calvin Township, Cass County, Michigan, a Negro community; note on progress of Campbell, Sir George, comment on condition of Negroes in Kansas City Canaan, New Hampshire, break-up of school of, admitting Negroes, Canada, the migration of Negroes to; settlements in, Canadians, supply of slaves of; prohibited the importation of slaves, Canterbury, people of, imprison Prudence Crandall because she taught Negroes, Cardoza, F.L., return of from Edinburgh to South Carolina, Cassey, Joseph C., a lumber merchant, Cassey, Joseph, a broker in Philadelphia, Chester, T. Morris, went from Pittsburgh to settle in Louisiana, Cincinnati, friends of fugitives in; mobs; successful Negroes of, Clark, Edward V., a jeweler, Clay, Henry, a colonizationist, Code for indentured servants in West, note, Coffin, Levi, comment on the condition of the refugees, Coles, Edward, moved to Illinois to free his slaves; correspondence with Jefferson on slavery, Colgate, Richard, master of James Wenyam who escaped to the West, Collins, Henry M., interest of, in colonization; a real estate man in Pittsburgh, Corbin, J.C., return of, from Chillicothe to Arkansas, Colonization proposed as a remedy for migration, in the West; organization of society of; failure to remove free Negroes; opposed by free people of color; meetings of, in the interest of the West Indies; impeded by the exodus to the West Indies; a remedy for migration, Colonization Society, organization of; renewed efforts of, Colonizationists, opposition of, to the migration to the West Indies, Columbia, Pa., friends of fugitives in, Compagnie de l'Occident in control of Louisiana, Condition of fugitives in contraband camps, Congested districts in the North, Connecticut, exterminated slavery; law of; against teaching Negroes, Conventions of Negroes, Cook, Forman B., a broker, Crandall, A.W., interest in checking the exodus to Kansas, Crandall, Prudence, imprisoned because she taught Negroes, Credit system, a cause of unrest, Crozat, Antoine, as Governor of Louisiana, Cuffe, Paul, an actual colonizationist, Davis, comment on freedmen's vagrancy, De Baptiste, Richard, father of, in Detroit, Debasement of the blacks after Reconstruction, Delany, Martin R., interest of, in colonization, De Tocqueville, observation of, on the condition of free Negroes in the North, Delaware, disfranchisement of Negroes in, Detroit, Negroes in; friends of fugitives in; a gateway to Canada; the Negro question in; mob of, rises against Negroes; successful Negroes of, Dinwiddie, Governor, Fears of, as to servile insurrection, Diseases of Negroes in the North, Distribution of intelligent blacks, Douglass, Frederick, the leading Negro journalist; advice of, on staying in the South to retain political power; comment of, on exodus to Kansas, Downing, Thomas, owner of a restaurant, Drain of laborers to Mississippi and Louisiana; to Arkansas and Texas, Eaton, John, work of, among the refugees, Economic opportunities for the Negro in the North; economic opportunities for Negroes in the South, Educational facilities, the lack of, Elizabethtown, friends of fugitives in, Elliot, E.B., return of, from Boston to South Carolina, Elmira, friends of fugitives in, Emancipation of the Negroes in the West Indies, the effect of, Epstein, Abraham, an authority on the Negro migrant in Pittsburgh, Exodus, the, during the World War; causes; efforts of the South to check it; Negroes divided on it; whites divided on it; unfortunate for the South; probable results; will increase political power of Negro; exodus of the Negroes to Kansas, Fear of Negro domination to cease, Ficklen, comment on freedmen's vagrancy, Fiske, A.S., work of, among the contrabands, Fleming, comment of, on freedmen's vagrancy, Floods of the Mississippi, a cause of migration, Foote, Ex-Governor of Mississippi, liberal measure of, presented to Vicksburg convention, Fort Chartres, slaves of, Forten, James, a wealthy Negro, Freedman's relief societies, aid of, Free Negroes, opposed to American Colonization Society; interested in African colonization; National Council of, French, departure of, from West to keep slaves; welcome of, to fugitive slaves of the English colonies; good treatment of, Friends of fugitives, Fugitive Slave Law, a destroyer of Negro settlements, Fugitives coming to Pennsylvania, Gallipolis, friends of fugitives in, Georgia, laws of, against Negro mechanics; slavery considered profitable in, Germans antagonistic to Negroes; favorable to fugitives in mountains; opposed Negro settlement in Mercer County, Ohio; their hatred of Negroes, Gibbs, Judge M.W., went from Philadelphia to Arkansas, Gilmore's High School, work of, in Cincinnati, Gist, Samuel, settled his Negroes in Ohio, Goodrich, William, owner of railroad stock, Gordon, Robert, a successful coal dealer in Cincinnati, Grant, General U.S., protected refugees in his camp; retained them at Fort Donelson; his use of the refugees, Greener, R.T., comment of, on the exodus to Kansas; went from Philadelphia to South Carolina, Gregg, Theodore H., sent his manumitted slaves to Ohio, Gulf States, proposed Negro commonwealths of, Guild of Caterers, in Philadelphia, Halleck, General, excluded slaves from his lines, Harlan, Robert, a horseman, Harper, John, sent his slaves to Mercer County, Ohio, Hamsburg, Negroes in; reaction against Negroes in, Harrison, President William H., accommodated at the cafe of John Julius, a Negro, Hayden, a successful clothier, Hayti, the exodus of Negroes to, Henry, Patrick, on natural rights, Hill of Chillicothe, a tanner and currier, Holly, James T., interest of, in colonization, Hood, James W., went from Connecticut to North Carolina, Hunter, General, dealing with the refugees in South Carolina Illinois, the attitude of, toward the Negro; race prejudice in; slavery question in the organization of; effort to make the constitution proslavery, Immigration of foreigners, cessation of, a cause of the Negro migration, Indian Territory, exodus of Negroes to, Indiana, the attitude of, toward the Negro; counties of, receiving Negroes from slave states; slavery question in the organization of; effort to make constitution of pro-slavery; race prejudice in; protest against the settlement of Negroes there, Indians, attitude of, toward the Negroes, Infirmary Farms, for refugees, Intimidation, a cause of migration, Irish, antagonistic to Negroes; their hatred of Negroes, Jamaica, Negroes of the United States settled in, Jay's Treaty, Jefferson, Thomas, his plan for general education including the slaves; plan to colonize Negroes in the West; natural rights theory of; an advocate of the colonization of the Negroes in the West Indies, Jenkins, David, a paper hanger and glazier, Johnson, General, permitted slave hunters to seek their slaves in his lines, Julius, John, proprietor of a cafe in which he entertained President William H. Harrison, Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association, the work of, Kansas refugees, condition of; treatment of, Kaokia, slaves of, Kaskaskia, slaves of, Keith, George, interested in the Negroes, Kentucky, disfranchisement of Negroes in; abolition society of, advocated the colonization of the blacks in the West, Key, Francis S., a colonizationist, Kingsley, Z., a master, settled his son of color in Hayti, Ku Klux Klan, the work of, Labor agents promoting the migration of Negroes, Lambert, William, interest of, in the colonization of Negroes, Land tenure, a cause of unrest; after Reconstruction, Langston, John M., returned from Ohio to Virginia, Lawrence County, Ohio, Negroes immigrated into, Liberia, freedmen sent to, Lincoln, Abraham, urged withholding slaves, Louis XIV, slave regulations of, Louisiana, drain of laborers to; exodus from; refugees in, Lower Camps, Brown County, Negroes of, Lower Louisiana, conditions of; conditions of slaves in, Lundy, Benjamin, promoter of the migration of Negroes, Lynching, a cause of migration; number of Negroes lynched, McCook, General, permitted slave hunters to seek their Negroes in his lines, Maryland, disfranchisement of Negroes in; passed laws against Negro mechanics; reaction in, Massachusetts, exterminated slavery, Meade, Bishop William, a colonizationist, Mercer County, Ohio, successful Negroes of; resolutions of citizens against Negroes, Miami County, Randolph's Negroes sent to, Michigan, Negroes transplanted to; attitude of, toward the Negro, Migration, the, of the talented tenth; handicaps of; of politicians to Washington; of educated Negroes; of the intelligent laboring class; effect of Negroes' prospective political power; to northern cities, Miles, N.E., interest in stopping the exodus to Kansas, Mississippi, drain of laborers to; exodus from; refugees in; slaves along, Morgan, Senator, of Alabama, interested in sending the Negroes to Africa, Movement of the blacks to the western territory; promoted by Quakers, Movements of Negroes during the Civil War; of poor whites, Mulber, Stephen, a contractor, Murder of Negroes in the South, Natural rights, the effect of; the discussion of, on the condition of the Negro, Negro journalists, the number of Negroes, condition of, after Reconstruction; escaped to the West; those having wealth tend to remain in the South; migration of, to Mexico; exodus of, to Liberia; no freedom of speech of; not migratory; leaders of Reconstruction, largely from the North; mechanics in Cincinnati; servants on Ohio river vessels, New Hampshire, exterminated slavery, New Jersey, abolished slavery New York, abolition of slavery in; friends of fugitives in; mobs of, attack Negroes; Negro suffrage in; restrictions of, on Negroes, North Carolina, Negro suffrage in; Quakers of, promoting the migration of the Negroes; reaction in, North, change in attitude of, toward the Negro; divided in its sentiment as to method of helping the Negro; favorable sentiment of; trade of, with the South; fugitives not generally welcomed; its Negro problem; housing the Negro in; criminal class of Negroes in, loss of interest of, in the Negro; not a place of refuge for Negroes; Northwest, few Negroes in, at first; hesitation to go there because of the ordinance of 1787, Noyes Academy, broken up because it admitted Negroes, Nugent, Colonel W.L., interest in stopping the exodus to Kansas, Occupations of Negroes in the North, Ohio, Negro question in constitutional convention of; in the legislature of 1804; black laws of; protest against Negroes, Oklahoma, Negroes in; discouraged by early settlers of, Ordinance of 1784 rejected, Ordinance of 1787, passed; meaning of sixth article of; reasons for the passage of; did not at first disturb slavery; construction of, Otis, James, on natural rights, Pacific Railroad, proposal to build, with refugee labor, Palmyra, race prejudice of, Pelham, Robert A., father of, moved to Detroit, Penn, William, advocate of emancipation, Pennsylvania, effort in, to force free Negroes to support their dependents; effort to prevent immigration of Negroes; increase in the population of free Negroes of; petitions to rid the State of Negroes by colonization; era of good feeling in; exterminated slavery; the migration of freedmen from North Carolina to; Negro suffrage in; passed laws against Negro mechanics; successful Negroes of, Peonage, a cause of migration, Philadelphia, Negroes rush to; race friction of; woman of color stoned to death; Negro church disturbed; reaction against Negroes; riots in; successful Negroes of; property owned by Negroes, Pierce, E.S., plan for handling refugees in South Carolina, Pinchback, P.B.S., return of, from Ohio to Louisiana to enter politics, Pittman, Philip, account of West, of, Pittsburgh, friends of fugitives in; Negro of, married to French woman; kind treatment of refugees; respectable mulatto woman married to a surgeon of Nantes; riot in, Platt, William, a lumber merchant, Political power, not to be the only aim of the migrants; the mistakes of such a policy, Polities, a cause of unrest, Pollard, N.W., agent of the Government of Trinidad, sought Negroes in the United States, Portsmouth, friends of fugitives of, Portsmouth, Ohio, mob of, drives Negroes out; progressive Negroes of, Prairie du Rocher, slaves of, Press comments on sending Negroes to Africa, Puritans, not much interested in the Negro, Quakers, promoted the movement of the blacks to Western territory; in the mountains assisted fugitives, Race prejudice, the effects of; among laboring classes, Randolph, John, a colonizationist; sought to settle his slaves in Mercer County, Ohio, Reaction against the Negro, Reconstruction, promoted to an extent by Negro natives of North, Redpath, James, interest of, in colonization, Refugees assembled in camps; in West; in Washington; in South; exodus of, to the North; fear that they would overrun the North; development of; vagrancy at close of war, Renault, Philip Francis, imported slaves, Resolutions of the Vicksburg Convention bearing on the exodus to Kansas, Rhode Island, exterminated slavery, Richards, Benjamin, a wealthy Negro of Pittsburgh, Richard, Fannie M., a successful teacher in Detroit, Riley, William H., a well-to-do bootmaker, Ringold, Thomas, advertisement of, for a slave in the West, Rochester, friends of fugitives in, Saint John, Governor, aid of, to the Negroes in Kansas, Sandy Lake, Negro settlement in, Saunders of Cabell County, Virginia, sent manumitted slaves to Cass County, Michigan, Saxton, General Rufus, plan for handling refugees in South Carolina, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, favorable to fugitives, Scott, Henry, owner of a pickling business, Scroggs, Wm.
I had learned from books to love virtue before I was taught from experience the necessity of being selfish.'
No good riding master will teach a pupil to cluck or will permit the practice to pass unreproved, and riding-school horses do not understand it, and are quite as likely to start at the cluck of a rider on the other side of the ring as they are when a similar noise is made by the person on their own backs.
She enjoyed teaching the girls very much.
And it came to her mind, she could not tell how, that it was best not to ask questions, but to wait until the beloved one should come, who would teach her the first words.
He descanted on the advantages of this manual, and ocular mode of teaching the science of numbers, and gave us practical illustrations of its efficacy, by examining his pupils in our presence.
They had often been with him there; and Mercy had been for a long time secretly hoping that he would ask her to help him in teaching the negroes.
Yes, the bluebird, the Owaissa, Envious, said, "O Chibiabos, Teach me tones as wild and wayward, Teach me songs as full of frenzy!"
We were all taught to read early and to repeat by our dear mother, but as I had now left school I undertook the charming little pupil, teaching her reading, spelling, and a rhyme (generally one of Jane Taylor's), for half an hour every morning, and in the afternoon twenty or thirty stitches of patchwork, with a very short text to repeat next morning at breakfast.
The hearts and minds of the sick, the poor, the sorrowing, the truly human, all demand a living God, who has revealed himself in living acts; a God who has taught mankind by facts, not left them to discover him by theories and sentiments; a Judge, a Father, a Saviour, and an Inspirer; in a word, their hearts and minds demand the historic truth of the Bible--of the Old Testament no less than of the New.
He is taught the great laws of morality; the religion of his sect; so much history and geography as will tell him where the great countries of the world are, what they are, and how they have become what they are.
As such I appear here to-night; not to teach you natural history; for that you can only teach yourselves: but to set before you the subject and its value, and if possible, allure some of you to the study of it.
For a time the child was taught French, English grammar, and the rudiments of Latin by a gentleman who used to regret that she was not a man, to have borne away the highest honours at college!
Giving her experiences on a Mississippi plantation, Susan Dabney Smedes stated that the white children delighted in teaching the house servants.
That was the lesson which they had to learn, and to teach other nations also.
Therefore I thee entreat, sweet Father dear, To teach me love, to which thou dost refer Every good action and its contrary."
10:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: 10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; 10:11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.
One glance around was sufficient to teach him the meaning of the silence.