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Title: Harper’s Young People, February 10, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly Author: Various Release Date: March 17, 2009 [EBook #28347] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HARPER’S YOUNG PEOPLE, FEB 10, 1880 *** Produced by Annie McGuire [Illustration: HARPER’S YOUNG PEOPLE AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY.] * * * * * VOL.
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PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK.
PRICE FOUR CENTS. Tuesday, February 10, 1880.
Copyright, 1880, by HARPER & BROTHERS.
$1.50 per Year, in Advance. * * * * * [Illustration: A WINTER MORNING.] OLD FATHER TIME. -Professor,- said May, turning on the sofa where she was lying, -Jack has brought me a calendar that runs for ever so many years.
You know the doctor says I’ll not be well for two whole years, or perhaps three.
I have been wondering what month among them all I shall be able to run about in; and then I began to think who could have made the first calendar, and what led him to do it.- Wed Apr 05 01:17:27 2017 2 -That’s very simple, May.
Old Father Time just measured the days off with his hour-glass in the first place, and marked them down with the point of his scythe.
The world has known all about it ever since.- -Please don’t, Jack.
Let the Professor tell.- -It would be hard, May, to tell who made the first calendar,- answered the Professor.
-All nations seem to have had their methods of counting the years and months long before they began writing histories, so that there is no record of the origin of the custom.
The Book of Genesis mentions the lights in the heavens as being ’for signs and for seasons,...





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