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" has your father a grindstone?" "Yes, sir," said I. "You are a fine little fellow," said he; "will you let me grind my axe on it? "
The treasury of wit and anecdote - Pagina 104
door The treasury of wit and anecdote - 1842
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...folly, than to endeavour to please all mankind." II TURNING THE taiLNJWTONJJ. WHEK I was a little boy, I remember one cold winter's morning I was accosted by a smiling man with an ax« on his shoulder, "My pretty boy," said he, has your father a grindstone ?" — " Yes, sir," said...
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The Railway Anecdote Book: A Collection of the Best and Newest Anecdotes and ...

1850 - 192 pagina’s
...turning their fellows to account : — " When I was a little boy, I remember one cold winter's moming'l was accosted by a smiling man with an axe on his shoulder...pretty boy,' said he, 'has your father a grindstone?' fcYea, sir,' aaid I. 'You are a fine little fellow,' said he, 'will you let me grind my axe on it ?...
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Gems from Fable-land: A Collection of Fables Illustrated by Facts

William Oland Bourne - 1854 - 336 pagina’s
...his friend the burning. FRANKLIN TURNING THE GRINDSTONE. WHEN I was a little boy, says Dr. Franklin, I remember one cold winter's morning, I was accosted...will you let me grind my axe on it?" Pleased with the compliment of "fine little fellow," "Oh yes, sir," I answered ; " it is down in the shop." " And...
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The Standard Fifth Reader: (first-class Standard Reader) : for Public and ...

Epes Sargent - 1857 - 478 pagina’s
...GRINDSTONE. 1. WHEN I was a little boy, I remember, one cold winter's morning, I was accosted by a smiling*1 man with an axe on his shoulder. "My pretty boy,"...fellow," said he ; " will you let me grind my axe on it ? " i'leased with the compliment'-" of "fine little fellow," "0 yes, sir," I answered. " It is down...
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The Boys' and girls' companion for leisure hours, ed. by J. and M ..., Volume 1

1857
...illustration of the common cunning of men turning their fellows to account : — " When I was a little boy, I remember one cold winter's morning I was accosted...his shoulder. 'My pretty boy,' said he, 'has your lather a grindstone ?' ' Yes, sir,' said I. ' You are a fine little fellow,' said he, ' will you let...
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The Standard Fifth Reader: (first-class Standard Reader) : for Public and ...

Epes Sargent - 1857 - 478 pagina’s
...of genuine and lasting excellence. XXXIII. — TUBNING THE GRINDSTONE. 1. WHEN I was a little boy, I remember, one cold winter's morning, I was accosted by a smiling* man with an axe on hia shoulder. " My pretty boy," said he, " has your father a grindstone ? " — " Yes, sir," said I....
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The Standard Fifth Reader: (first-class Standard Reader) : for Public and ...

Epes Sargent - 1858 - 478 pagina’s
...little boy, I remember, one cold winter's morning, I was accosted by a smiling" man with an axe on hia shoulder. " My pretty boy," said he, " has your father...will you let me grind my axe on it ? " Pleased with the compliment91 of "fine little fellow," "0 yes, sir," I answered. " It is down in the shop." —...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 784 pagina’s
...with gladness of heart, and with much substance." TURNING THE GRINDSTONE. When I was a little boy, I remember, one cold winter's morning, I was accosted...will you let me grind my axe on it ?" Pleased with the compliment of " fine little fellow," " Oh yes, sir," I answered : " it is down in the shop." "...
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The Guardian, Volumes 10-11

1859
...GRIND." ORIGIN OT THE TERM. "WHEN I was a little boy, "says Dr. Franklin, "I remember one cold winter morning I was accosted by a smiling man with an axe on his shoulder.1' " My pretty boy," said be, " has your father a grindstone ?" " Yes, sir," said I. " You...
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Merry's Gems of Prose and Poetry

John Newton Stearns - 1860 - 227 pagina’s
...boy, says Dr. Franklin, I remember one cold winter morning I was accosted by a smiling man with an ax on his shoulder. " My pretty boy," said he, " has...little fellow, said he ; " will you let me grind my ax on it ?" Pleased with the compliment of the " fine little fellow," " 0 yes," I answered ; " it is...
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