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A Victorian Scrapbook

A Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles Compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905)

Victorian Culture and Life

1. Cultivate Domestic Peace
2. Little Things

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Transcript from original newspaper articles: -


Cultivate Domestic Peace and Little ThingsCULTIVATE DOMESTIC PEACE. – To those scenes of domestic peace, which pure religion created and adorned, the thoughts of the youngest member of the family will cling in after years; they will become a kind of hallowed ground in his memory; they will exert a restraining and sanctifying power; and thus we may expect to see the promise fulfilled: - “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

LITTLE THINGS. - Springs are little things, but they are sources of large streams; a helm is a little thing, but governs the course of a ship; a bridle bit is a little thing, but see its use and power! Nails and pegs are little things, but they hold the large parts of large buildings together; a word, a look, a frown – all are little things, but powerful for good and evil. Think of this, and mind the little things. Pay that little debt - `tis promised – redeem it; if it is a shilling, hand it over – you know not what important event hangs upon it. Keep your word sacredly; keep it to the children, they will mark it sooner than any one else, and the effect will probably be as lasting as life. Mind the little things.