Anecdotes for Boys
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Anecdotes for Boys

By Harvey Newcomb
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Table of Contents
  • Anecdotes for Boys
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
  • ANECDOTES FOR BOYS.
  • CHAPTER I. THE BOY MAKES THE MAN.
    • Benedict Arnold.
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
    • GOVERNOR RITNER.
    • ROGER SHERMAN.
  • CHAPTER II. FILIAL PIETY.
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
    • Obey God rather than man.
    • A son’s love.
    • Filial piety rewarded.
    • Filial Tenderness.
    • Filial impiety punished.
    • Think how you will feel when your parents are gone.
    • Benefit of Obedience.
    • Reward of Disobedience.
    • Conscientious Obedience.
    • Cheerful Obedience, Sullen Obedience, and Disobedience.
  • CHAPTER III. SOCIAL VIRTUES AND VICES.
    • Section I.—Brotherly Affection. Sergeant Glanville.
    • Generosity of an elder brother.
    • Section II.—The Golden Rule. generous blacksmith.
    • Michael Verin.
    • Section III.—Gratitude and Benevolence. planting trees.
    • Thomas Cromwell.
    • Lending to the Lord.
    • An Indian story.
    • Example of Disinterested Benevolence.
    • Section IV.—Manners. politeness.
    • Good Breeding.
    • Section V.—Overcome Evil With Good. a black boy
    • The converted soldier.
    • The forgiving school boy.
    • Section VI.—Use of the Tongue. advantages of speaking the truth.
    • Remember the bright side.
    • Section VII.—Punctuality. example of washington.
    • Samuel Wesley, Esq.
    • Five minutes too late.
    • Section VIII.—Contention. danger of contention.
    • Danger of Indulging anger.
    • Be kind to your sister.
    • Teazing and being teazed.
  • CHAPTER IV. BAD COMPANY AND BAD HABITS.
    • Profaneness.
    • Washington’s opinion of profaneness.
    • Howard’s opinion of Swearers.
    • Playing Truant.
    • Ruin of a Deacon’s son.
    • Bad Books.
    • An Example for boys.
    • Poison.
    • “Am I to blame, Mother?”
    • How it happened.
    • GOING TO THE THEATRE.
    • The Passion for Gaming.
    • Danger of Playing for amusement.
  • CHAPTER V. INDUSTRY, LABOR, &c.
    • A lesson from the Birds and Fishes.
    • “Business first, and then Pleasure.”
    • Industry.
  • CHAPTER VI. TRUE GREATNESS.
    • True Greatness does not consist in feeling above others.
    • True Greatness lies not in being too proud to wait on one’s self.
    • True Greatness does not make a man difficult about his own accommodations.
    • True Greatness does not consist in being in the fashion.
  • CHAPTER VII. ADVANTAGES OF HONESTY.
    • Colbert.
    • Two opposite examples.
    • Fruits of dishonesty.
  • CHAPTER VIII. PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE.
    • Section I.—Reading.
    • Robert Hall.
    • Section II.—Love of Learning Encouraged.
    • Sir Isaac Newton.
    • Benjamin West.
    • Other eminent Persons.
    • Section III.—Dislike of Study. latin and labor.
  • CHAPTER IX. MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS.
    • Section I.—Fickleness. Hunting Squirrels.
    • Section II.—Independence of Character.
    • Section III.—Contentment.
    • The old black sheep.
    • Hunting after contentment.
  • CHAPTER X. RELIGION.
    • Section I.—Religious Knowledge. the will.
    • A Little Reasoner.
    • A Wise Answer.
    • A Bad Bargain.
    • Simple Faith.
    • Proof that there is a God.
    • How to prove the Bible true.
    • Section II.—The Sabbath. Nothing lost by keeping the Sabbath.
    • A wise answer.
    • Danger of breaking the Sabbath.
    • But one Sabbath in the week.
    • Section III.—Early piety recommended.
    • Danger of delay.
    • Section IV.—Uncertainty of Life.
    • Sudden death of an impenitent sinner.
    • Sudden Death of a Christian.
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