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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834. Excerpt: ... THE INTEMPERATE. (From the Retigious Souvenir, for 1834.) Come along,' said James Harwood to his wife, who, burdened with two children, followed in his steps. Her heart was full and she made no reply. ' Well, be sullen if yon choose; bat make haste you shall, or I will leave you behind in the woods.' Then, as if vexed because his ill-humor failed to irritate its object, he added in a higher tone--' Put down that boy. Have not I told you, twenty times, that you could get along faster if you had but one to carry? He can walk as well as I can.' 'He is sick,' said his mother; ' feel how his head throbs. Pray take him in your arms.' ' I tell you, Jane Harwood, once for all, that you are spoiling the child by your foolishness. He is no more sick than I am. You are only trying to make him lazy. Get down, I tell you, and walk,' addressing the languid boy. He would have proceeded to enforce obedience, but the report of a gun arrested his attention. He entered a thicket, to discover whence it proceeded, and the weary and sad-hearted mother sat down upon the grass. Bitter were her reflections during that interval of rest among the wilds of Ohio. The pleasant New-England village from which she had just emigrated, and the peaceful home of her birth, rose up to her view--where, but a few years before, she had given her hand to one, whose unkindness now strewed her path with thorns. By constant and endearing attentions, he had won her youthful love and the two first years of their union promised happiness. Both were industrious and affectionate, and the smiles of their infant in his evening sporis, or slumbers, more than repaid the labors of the day. But a change became visible. The husband grew inattentive to his business, and indifferent to his fireside. He permitted...
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