The Travelling Menagerie

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Strahan, 1873 - 165 páginas
 

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Página 3 - A charming little volume, written with singular felicity of style and illustration. " — Times. "A very pleasant little book, which is always, whether it deal in paradox or earnest, cheerful, genial, scholarly.
Página 8 - Makes one understand how going round the world is to be done in the quickest and pleasantest manner, and how the brightest and most cheerful of travellers did it with eyes wide open and keen attention all on the alert, with ready sympathies, with the happiest facility of hitting upon the most interesting features of nature and the most interesting characteristics of man, and all for its own sake." — Spectator. " We can only commend, which we do very heartily, an eminently sensible and readable...
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Página 165 - The little volume is precisely of the stamp to win the favour of those who, in choosing a gift for a boy, would consult his moral development as well as his temporary pleasure.
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Página 7 - A graceful and touching, as well as truthful account of the Franco-Prussian War. Those who are in the habit of reading books to children will find this at once instructive and delightful.
Página 6 - YOUMANS (Eliza A.). An Essay on the Culture of the Observing Powers of Children, especially in connection with the Study of Botany. Edited, with Notes and a Supplement, by Joseph Payne, FCP, Author of " Lectures on the Science and Art of Education,
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Página 9 - We cannot follow the author through his graphic and lucid sketch of the Catholic movement in Germany and of the Munich Congress, at which he was present ; but we may cordially recommend his book to all who wish to follow the course of the movement.
Página 54 - As to that which formed the burden of the beast, the busy ants informed me that it was corn on the one side, and the clustering flies that it was honey on the other.

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