How is it with Andy? Timothy Shay , 1809-1885: , also by W. This matter has assumed a serious aspect. Six o'clock found me in not a very satisfactory state of mind. Phillips, like others, had to reduce expenses, and, in reducing, the lot to go fell upon Martin Green. Every one is promptly and cheerfully served. The parents of some of the children, when they found their sons going so often to the house of Tom Hicks, felt doubts as to the safety of such intimate intercourse with the cripple, towards whom few were prepossessed, as he bore in the village the reputation of being ill-tempered and depraved, and questioned them very closely in regard to the nature of their intercourse. Judging from his sober face and deliberate manner--no.
The question now is, What do they cost? He could not reason from any deep knowledge of human nature. We cannot catch it by pursuit; that is only a cheating counterfeit, in guilt and tinsel, which dazzles our eyes in the ever receding future. Timothy Shay , 1809-1885: , also by W. Previous to that time he had worked as journeyman, earning good wages, and spending as fast as he earned, for he had no particular love of money, nor was he ambitious to rise and make an appearance in the world. What do you know of my affairs? Farleigh, as he sat down by his patient, who reclined languidly in a large cushioned chair.
Andy, my friend, just so rusted, and good for nothing as a man, are you in danger of becoming. The fact is, Sally, them children mustn't be separated. Every man, who is confined in a store or counting-room during business hours, should walk at least four miles a day. So, acting upon the bad suggestion, he made up his return of collections, omitting the two accounts to which we have referred. A poor, helpless creature, burdening my wife.
To bring three little children into her quiet home, and accept years of care, of work, of anxiety, and responsibility, was not a thing to be done on light consideration. It is the easiest thing in the world to go to astray, but always difficult to return, Martin Green was astray, but how was he to get into the right path again? Excerrpt As yet, all was silence and portentous gloom. I picked it up this morning. But, instead of accepting the lesson it should have conveyed, I went forth and wearied myself with shadow-hunting all day. Timothy Shay , 1809-1885: , illust. Man is an imitative animal.
Mary's dead, and her husband's relations have divided the children round. Lovell did not, at first, regard the opening of her husband's shop as anything unusual. Thought will, now and then, take up a passing incident, and extract the moral. Man is an imitative animal. Every man had to retrench. The regular, orderly progression of a fair and well-established business was too slow for my outreaching desires. My assumed calmness and firmness did not wholly disguise the troubled feelings that lay, oppressively, about my heart.
Timothy Shay , 1809-1885: , also by Francis C. You are in my power, and must submit. The closing day came at last. Was this mere habit-work, to be corrected when he bethought himself of what he had done? Lovell three or four days to make up her mind to send for the children, but the right decision came at last. Three cigars a day, and, on an average, one to a friend, which makes four. Let him have what he wants, Edward.
Rust will eat him up. My assumed calmness and firmness did not wholly disguise the troubled feelings that lay, oppressively, about my heart. I am very fond of the game, and must have some recreation. . Scarlet fever raged in the village one winter, sweeping many little ones into the grave.
Timothy Shay , 1809-1885: , also by T. Add to this three hundred and eighty-four dollars, the cost of boarding and clothing, and you swell the aggregate to nearly eight hundred dollars; and your salary is but six hundred! His air was not that of a man acting unconsciously. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues; be just, and fear not. Of their three children, two were taken; and the third was spared, only to droop, like a frost-touched plant, and die ere the summer came. How much does all this cost? Timothy Shay , 1809-1885: , also by W. Mayflower, from the window, one bright June morning.
I must break this thraldom now; for, a year hence, it may be too late! So my daily routine was disturbed by impatient aspirations. This is not a meeting for parley. Mayflower, with my baby-boy held close against my heart. Your salary, to start with, is six hundred dollars, and you play the same as I do for boarding and washing, that is, four and a half dollars per week, which gives the sum of two hundred and thirty-four dollars a year. All those various expenses, not one of which is for things essential to health, comfort, or happiness, but rather for their destruction, amount to the annual sum of four hundred and two dollars sixty cents,--you can go over the figures for yourself. Don't quit business; don't fall out of your place; don't pass from useful work into self-corroding idleness, You'll be miserable--miserable.