WOODBINE ARBOR; OR THE LITTLE GARDENERS.
Let me tell you, my dear young reader, about a happy little family of three brothers and three sisters, who lived in a pleasant home, not far from the great city of NewYork. Their father, Mr. Howard, was a wealthy merchant, and had his store in th6 city, to which he usually rode early in the morning, directly after breakfast, and returned home in season to take tea with his family. He had six children, the little folks whom I am now going to tell you about.
The girls were named, Maria, Elizabeth, and Harriet. The boys were Henry, Charles, and John. Henry was the oldest, then Charles, Maria, John, Elizabeth, and Harriet.
Their home was a beautiful country-seat, situated not far from the East river, with fine old shade trees in front of it. In the rear was a very large garden, laid out with great neatness and taste, and well stocked with fruits and flowers. Then there were walks and borders, and summer-houses, and arbors, and almost every thing which could render it a delightful place.
One portion of his grounds Mr. Howard had laid out for a garden for his children. This was to be their own, and in it they were to dig, and hoe, and rake, and plant, and transplant, and water, just as they pleased, so long as they were attentive to their lessons, obedient to their parents, and kind to each other. When any of them misbehaved, which was very seldom, that child was forbidden to visit the garden for one or two days, or a week, according to the nature of its offence.
- Publication date 1849
- Topics Gardening, Children — Conduct of life
- Publisher New Haven : Published by S. Babcock
- Collection cdl; yrlsc; iacl; americana
- Digitizing sponsor msn
- Contributor University of California Libraries
- Language English
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