Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Wise and Thoughtful Farmer

In Germany, during the war, (Remember, this was written in the 1840’s – Hentycrew) a captain of cavalry was ordered out on a foraging expedition.  Finding in the midst of a valley, a small cottage, he approached, and knocking at … Continue reading

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Another Adam

A gentleman riding along the road, passed by a field of furze in which a man was hoeing; and for every stroke he gave with his hoe, he cried out, “Oh, Adam!”  The gentleman stopped his horse, and inquired the … Continue reading

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Wise Correction

With his own sons he, [Mr. Henry Elliot], was wont to reprove tall-talk in a very practical manner.  One of them once said, “I am sure I could carry a pail of water from the kitchen to the attic without … Continue reading

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A Story of William Wilberforce

There is a story told of William Wilberforce of his first meeting with Robert Hall, when in the course of conversation Hall said to Wilberforce, “What is your idea of heaven, sir?” and Wilberforce replied, “Love, Mr. Hall, love.  And … Continue reading

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New Section

And now…  …For the next few posts we will be looking at ‘Examples of Wisdom in Ordinary Lives’.  I hope that you will gain much from this. On another note, before we look at our new section, I would like … Continue reading

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God in Tsunami

No doubt many of you have heard of the earthquake and tsunami that happened on Friday, March 11.  The  headlines speak of ‘Terrible Earthquake’ and ‘Devastating Tsunami’.  Maybe this is not a ‘terrible’ and ‘devastating’ disaster to us, but a … Continue reading

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Noble Types of Poor Women, Part 2

Another Instance of Prudence and Providence (This story is excerpted from the original text, on account of space.  – Hentycrew) Miss Sarah Spencer was the daughter of a gentleman in Sussex, and though her family possessed an estate with some … Continue reading

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