HOWITT, Mary Quotes
(1799-1888), English author
God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race—to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts.—My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children.
True delicacy, that most beautiful heart-leaf of humanity, exhibits itself most significantly in little things.
A child no more; a maiden now; a graceful maiden with a gentle brow, and cheek tinged lightly, and a dovelike eye; and all hearts bless her, as she passes by.