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A Child Book Of Saints

Auhtor: William Canton

Language: english
Published: 1906

Genres:

religion
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Review by A. Dent, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Child Book Of Saints':

William Canton (27 October 1845 ? 2 May 1926) was a British poet journalist and writer now best known for his contributions to childrens literature. These include his series of three books beginning with The Invisible Playmate written for his daughter Winifred Vida (1891-1901). In his lifetime he was known for his use of recent archeological evidence of prehistory in his poetry.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Child Book Of Saints':


... my bed, two at the foot and two the head. And again in the keen November. The eight hundred horsemen turned in dismay. Surely in all the world ...
... of Galilee, and gaze on the hill of Calvary. But thy need is very great. Take it, and hasten home (ere they be dead) to those who love thee and look for ...
... as by enchantment and as they yielded to the magical power, a soft shining filled the dusky air, and they saw that the ground was covered with soft deep ...
... great and beautiful city glittering on the slopes and ridges of seven hills. What golden city may this be. he asked of the dark-eyed market folk whom ...
... the holy season of Lent drew nigh, the Abbot Kenach felt a longing such as a bird of passage feels in the south when the first little silvery buds on ...
... alone among the hills for the space of two years and more, and his malady had grown exceeding hard to bear, he was seized with a woeful longing-such ...
... horse-back, going or coming over the green bulge of a low hill. Were he coming to you, you would first see the head of the rider, and last the legs ...
... dreamlike was it and so magically poised in the high air. All day they sailed towards it, and sometimes it vanished from their view, but it returned ...
... in cooking. Her father had been too idle and careless to teach her anything, and all that she could recollect of her mother's instruction was a little ...
... sees, arise in the name of the Lord of the four winds and of earth and water and fire, arise and go and make real the dream that he is dreaming.. As ...
... a niche over the central portal was empty, and this the Prince Bishop intended to fill with a statue of himself. It was to be a very small simple statue, ...
... the Saint in a stern voice, and ill hast thou obeyed the holy Gospel of Christ, who wins back sinners by gentleness, and not by cruel reproofs. ...
... in the Ninth Hour when our Lord cried with a loud voice, and the rocks were rent. And beside this beech-tree St. Francis was many times uplifted ...
... maid than she, with her blue eyes and light brown hair, was there in all that land of sturdy men and nut-brown maidens. The people loved the very ...
... the Count was filled with bitterness of spirit as he looked forward to a childless old age, and reflected that all the fruitful straths of the Toggenburg, ...
... the darkness closed in it was with us as it is with blind men who hear and feel the more keenly because of their blindness and all that we heard was the ...
... is your home to have or to leave, for you are as free as the winds of heaven.. And the Lost Brother replied: Wise are you no less than good. The ...
... his people a great cry was raised in greeting, and four pigeons were loosed. High they flew in circles overhead, and, each choosing his own airt, darted ...
... verse by verse he laid the Normans low, till of the troop no more than two were left. These were falling back before him as he pressed onward chanting ...
... head to speak, but he had lost the power of utterance. The woman waited and at last with a feeble stammering speech he asked her the name of the place. ...