Children's Views

Children's Sayings...


From Arthur's Home Magazine
Various Issues

I send this little scrap for "The Home Circle."  I one day overheard little Esther W---- repeating while at play that little well-known prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep," and without knowing that she was deviating from the true version, rendered the second line thus - "I pray the Lord the Soldier keep."  We thought the substitution a very good one, so did not inform the little one of her mistake.   H.E.B.

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"Mother," said Johnny the other day --"Charley ran against me, and almost knocked me sensible."

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A little girl showed her cousin, about four years old, a star, saying - "That star you see up there is bigger than this world."

"No it ain't."

"Yes, it is."

"Then why don't it keep the rain off?" replied he.

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An officer of the army, who was home lately on leave of absence, had occasion to reprove his little son at table, saying - "If I were going to remain home, my boy, I should have to try a new tack with you."  The little fellow looked up in his father's face with the greatest unconcern, and said - "I suppose it would be hard tack, wouldn't it, Pa?"

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Little Charlie came in from his play the other day, and as he ran up to his mother, she gave him a playful slap on the back, which caused the dust to fly from his little coat.  "Why, Charlie, where does all that dust come from?" said mamma.  "I don't know mamma," replied Charlie, very innocently, "unless it was some left when God made me."

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