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Strona 207 - Where the wood-grape's clusters shine; Of the black wasp's cunning way, Mason of his walls of clay, And the architectural plans Of gray hornet artisans! For, eschewing books and tasks, Nature answers all he asks; Hand in hand with her he walks, Face to face with her he talks, Part and parcel of her joy, — Blessings on the barefoot boy!
Strona 160 - This is the mildest degree of mental defect, and the feeble-minded person is ' ' one who is capable of earning a living under favorable circumstances, but is incapable, from mental defect existing from birth, or from an early age, (a) of competing on equal terms with his normal fellows; or (b) of managing himself and his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Strona 310 - The fireplaces were of a truly patriarchal magnitude, where the whole family, old and young, master and servant, black and white, nay, even the very cat and dog, enjoyed a community of privilege, and had each a right to a corner.
Strona 77 - Johnny Jones has lost a leg, Fanny's deaf and dumb, Marie has epileptic fits, Tom's eyes are on the bum, Sadie stutters when she talks, Mabel has TB Morris is a splendid case of imbecility. Billy Brown's a truant, And Harold is a thief; Teddy's parents gave him dope, And so he came to grief. Gwendolin's a millionaire, Jerald is a fool; So everyone of these darned kids Goes to a special school.
Strona 137 - When we add to these predisposing causes the small and decreasing families, the later marriages, so that more and more are born of post-mature parents and thus physiologically tend to precocity; the over-nurture of only children who are so prone to be spoiled and ripened still earlier by unwise fondness; the mixture of...
Strona 568 - About (25 per cent) 5,000,000 have defective vision. "About (25 per cent) 5,000,000 are suffering from malnutrition, in many cases due in part at least to one or more of the other defects enumerated. "Over (30 percent) 6,000,000 have enlarged tonsils, adenoids or enlarged cervical glands which need attention.
Strona 310 - The young folks would crowd around the hearth, listening with breathless attention to some old crone of a negro, who was the oracle of the family, and who, perched like a raven in a corner of the chimney, would croak forth for a long winter afternoon a string of incredible stories about New England witches, grisly ghosts, horses without heads, and hairbreadth escapes and bloody encounters among the Indians.
Strona vii - The purpose of the book is to give a perspective of the entire situation, and to suggest ways and means of coping with the problem in its various aspects.
Strona 309 - It was the last of autumn and first day of winter coming together. All day long the plowmen on their prairie farms had moved to and fro in their wide level fields through the falling snow, which melted as it fell, wetting them to the skin— all day, notwithstanding the frequent squalls of snow, the dripping, desolate clouds, and the muck of the furrows, black and tenacious as tar. Under their dripping harness the horses swung to and fro silently, with that marvelous uncomplaining patience which...