222 Old-time Schools and School-books
and takes care of all these things, must be very great, and very good.
Al. He is so, indeed ; he is worthy of all our praise.
Ja. If he makes this earth so pleasant, what must heaven be ?
Al What does the word of God say ? Eye hath not seen ; neither has it entered into the heart of man, to conceive the glory, that shall be revealed in that world. O may we meet in heaven ; we shall then be happy indeed.
The evening drew on, and they returned home; little George being so well pleased, that he related the whole story to his papa.
The several lessons following the above are philosophies on life and nature that in manner of expression are reminiscent of the Psalms in the Bible. I quote one of them : —
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in the great waters ; these see the work of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
For hecommandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They mount up to the heaven ; they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
Then they cry unto the Lord and he bringeth them out of their distress.
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves are still.
Then are they glad because they be quiet : so he bringeth them to their desired haven.
Here is a sample of the verse contained in the book:—