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“A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their power to bestow... ”
“Sorrow with his pick mines the heart. But he is a cunning workman. He deepens the channels whereby happiness may enter, and hollows out new chambers for joy to abide in, when he is gone.”
“Every year I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing, and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well. No one ever yet was the poorer in the long-run for having once in a lifetime 'let out all the length of all the reins.'”
Mary Cholmondeley, English writer
(1859 - 1925)
Her satirical Red Pottage was a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, and one of the best sellers of 1899.