Цитаты из книги «Little Women», Louisa May Alcott

"I'll let my castle go, and stay with the dear old gentleman while he needs me, for I am all he has.
I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all
Hither, hither, from thy home,
Airy sprite, I bid thee come!
Born of roses, fed on dew,
Charms and potions canst thou brew?
Bring me here, with elfin speed,
The fragrant philter which I need.
Make it sweet and swift and strong,
Spirit, answer now my song!
A soft strain of music sounded, and then at the back of the cave appeared a little figure
replied her mother, who had given her many anx­ious looks that day; for moth­erly eyes are quick to see any change in chil­dren’s faces.
hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China Aster! It's bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boy's games and work and manners! I can't get over my disappointment in not being a boy. And it's worse than ever now, for I'm dying to go and fight with Papa. And I can only stay home and knit, like a poky old woman
“Fly at me again; I rather like it,” said Laurie, looking mischievous—a thing he had not done for a fortnight.


how rich she had been in things more precious than any luxuries money could buy—in love, protection, peace, and health, the real blessings of life.
"I want my daughters to be beautiful, accomplished, and good.
To be admired, loved, and respected. To have a happy youth, to be well and wisely married, and to lead useful, pleasant lives, with as little care and sorrow to try them as God sees fit to send.
To be loved and chosen by a good man is the best and sweetest thing which can happen to a woman, and I sincerely hope my girls may know this beautiful experience. It is natural to think of it, Meg, right to hope and wait for it, and wise to prepare for it, so that when the happy time comes, you may feel ready for the
hearth brush and kettle-holder.

очаг щеткой и чайником-держатель.

I’m not Meg, tonight; I’m ‘a doll,’ who does all sorts of crazy things. To­mor­row I shall put away my ‘fuss and feath­ers,’ and be des­per­ately good again,” she an­swered, with an af­fected lit­tle laugh.
“Wish to­mor­row was here, then,” mut­tered Lau­rie, walk­ing off, ill-pleased at the change he saw in her.
“I don’t think it’s fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls noth­ing at all,”
ut lit­tle re­tainer came in with chains, and led them
cov­ered with the same use­ful di­a­mond-shaped bits, left in sheets when the lids of
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though we do want to be good, it’s hard work, and we for­get, and don’t do our best.”
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“We never are too old for this, my dear, be­cause it is a play we are play­ing all the time in one way or an­other. Our bur­dens are here, our road is be­fore us, and the long­ing for good­ness and hap­pi­ness is the guide that leads us through many trou­bles and mis­takes to the peace which is a true Ce­les­tial City. Now, my lit­tle pil­grims, sup­pose you be­gin again, not in play, but in earnest, and see how far on you can get be­fore fa­ther comes home.”
prim and poky
ook ap­peared, with the same pic­ture in­side, and a few words writ­ten by their mother, w


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