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MONDAY.

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MORAL LESSON.

SAKE OF PRAISE.

Amy,“ please make me a little say he felt a great deal happier sketch of that beautiful temple ; directly he had said it. Now let here is a piece of paper !" "And us make a lesson about him. You here," said his cousin Tom, “is make it, Lucy! a pencil.”

L. It is a very casy lesson :W. I suppose he looked very NEVER GIVE UP TRUTII FOR THE red in the face!

P. Yes, and was obliged to P. Why, Lucy? pretend that there was not time L. Because the truth is better eno igh.

than the praise. While you keep The next morning his aunt the truth you do right, and God was looking over his large pic- loves you ! ture, which his papa had put in W. Besides, if you give up a frame, and said to him, *“ Re-truth only for praise which you ginald, we are going to have a do not deserve, the praise will fancy sale for the Orphan School. not last. Here is a large drawing of the Ion. And then you will lose building, and I want you to make the praise and the truth too. me six copics, on these little embossed cards.

P. Now what sort of a boy will L. What did he do?

you call Reginald-good or bad? P. He brought them to me to Ion. Well, I was thinking about be drawn ; but, in half an hour, it just now. It was bad to tell an he came back again, saying, “No! untruth; but, when he found that I will not tell any more untruths!” he was going wrong, he stopped. So on the next morning, before Everybody does wrong somebreakfast, he went into the par- times; but he told the truth at, lour, took the picture out of the last, so I call him good. frame, and burnt it; he gave W. And so do I. But, what back the cards to his aunt, cut do you call it, papa, when people out the leaf from Amy's album, pretend to be better than they told everybody the truth, and are, for the sake of praise ? said, that he would not receive P. That is called HYPOCRISY. any more praise for that which W. Then let us put that word was untrue.

in the Lesson.

Never give up W. That was the best thing truth for the sake of praise, behe could have done, and I dare- cause it leads to HYPOCRISY.

Once there was a little boy

With curly hair and pleasant eye,
A boy who always spoke the truth,

And never, never told a lie.
And when he trotted off to school,

The children all about would cry,
There goes the curly-headed boy,

The boy who never tells a lie.

And everybody loved him so,

Because he always told the truth,
That every day, as he grew up,
'Twas said, “There goes the honest

youth!
And when the people that stood near

Would turn to ask the reason why
The answer would be always this-
Because he never tells a lie.

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ARTICULATED ANIMALS. visitors : and a very happy time

L. Mamma, you said we were I have too, except when certain to bring for our lesson an ani- rude boys come slily behind mal without any backbone ; so

me,
with their caps

in their Willie has brought a White-Cub W. Just please to keep to the bage Butterfly in his pocket- , subject before you, sir, if you handkerchief.

want ever to get out of that glass M. That will do. Put it un- again. We want the history der a wine-glass, on the table. of your birth and life. I think that, to-day, instead of B. So I will. I cannot boast teaching you myself

, I will make of having been born in a very the butterfly give you his own genteel place, but it was not my history. You

may
ask him

any

fault. question you please.

Ada. Ask him if he was born W. That will be a famous in a bower. plan! Now, Sir Butterfly, we B. No. I was born on shall keep you prisoner for half- leaf. There were a number of an-hour." You are to give a little eggs on it, close together, faithful account of yourself, looking just like pins' heads. and answer all questions in a One of these eggs must have been respectful manner. And, if you my sleeping apartment, for I do thus to our satisfaction, we know that after having dwelt in will give you your liberty again. it for some time, the sun shone

Ion. And perhaps a piece of on me and my brothers until we sugar too. But, mamma ! how were so warm that we woke up, is he to speak ?

and set out to seek more comM. Oh, very easily. To be fortable quarters. I have heard sure, he does not know the En- people say that the sun was glish dialect, but he can tell me hatching” our eggs and bringin the butterfly tongue, and I will | ing us to life, but I don't underinterpret.

stand that, and do not believe it. Butterfly. I AM A CABBAGE Ion. What little butterflies BUTTERFLY!

you must have been! How W. Yes, we all know that. curious you must have looked M. It is not good manners to one hundred of you flying away interrupt him; he will be fright- together! ened.

B. Oh! Do you not know Butterfly. And I am as much better than that? We were not a gentleman as any, butterfly born butterflies, we were all very with red and gold wings, for Itiny caterpillars, with long rows never demean myself by doing of little feet, and large heads. I anything in particular. I fly soon found, too, that I had a about like a merry fellow as soon mouth, and jaws, but my mouth, as the sun has aired the day, and instead of being placed in my the flowers are opened to receive head this way like the

TUESDAY

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NATURAL HISTORY.

mouths of your backboned ani- | them, and shut them up. This mals, was placed so, ], and my skin appeared green at first, but, jaws, insteal of moving up and in time, it hardened and became down like yours, opened and a sort of shell, something like a shut sideways. You should have coffin. Soon afterwards the same seen me using them on a cabbage! accident happened to me, and I Eating, with me, was at first became as crusty as they were. only an occasional exercise; but W. Ah! I can tell you what at last I felt a passion for the was the matter. You were work. My companions and I changed into a chrysalis. never seemed tired of it. Could B. I am quite in the dark as you in one day eat food twice the to what I was, or where I was. weight of your body ?

It was very dark inside, until W. No.

one day a part of my shell B. Well, then, I did, and opened. Oh! then I found out digested it too. But that is strange things! I had new eyes, nothing! I have read in one of with which I saw my new thin Dr. Carpenter's books of a num- body wrapped up in four very ber of silkworms, which, in their thin wings. I had six long legs, eggs, only weighed half-an two long" antennæ" on my head, ounce, altogether :—but, when two“ palpi;” and instead they were full grown, they ma- of my old mouth, just look naged to eat four thousand ounces at my new one, what a of mulberry-leaves in a day! beautiful curly trunk it

Ion. Then each one, in a day, is ! No more cabbageate four thousand times as much leaf! Such a mouth was not made as its body once weighed! I have to eat that. I fly from one garden þeen thinking, sir, that you must to another, dip my tube far down have grown rather quickly. into the flowers, and suck up their

B. I should think we did, in- sweetest juices. If you will let deed! we often burst our skins me out on the lawn, I will then because they were not large shew you how I do it. enough, and had new ones. I L. Oh no, sir! we cannot spare changed my skin seven times ! you yet. We want, more par

L. Mamma, are we to believe ticularly, to observe your difwhat he is saying ?

ferent parts, and to find out what M. Yes, it is quite true. division you belong to.

B. At last we found our ap B. Well, then, notice first my petites failing us. All my friends body. You see I am not troubled had grown to such a size, that I with any such thing as a "backdid not know them. Some of bone,” but my skin is hardened them, I saw, began to hang up to keep the body in shape. their bodies by little threads ; Ion. Yes, and I have been noand I observed a new skin grow- ticing that your skin is not all in ing all over them-head and one piece, but it is divided, and body—until it quite covered forms little hoops all round you.

B. Ah! This is much better LESSON 2. The Butterfly and than having a backbone. Notice many other animals have-how I can twist my body about. 1st. A BODY with an external

W. I see! it is because these skeleton consisting of rings, made hoops are jointed together. of horny or shelly substance, and

L. And they make an out- jointed together. side framework.

2nd. LIMBS, never less than B. Some of my friends have six in number. very large horny rings. The 3rd. Blood, of a greenishbeetles, and the locusts, the white colour. grasshoppers, crickets, bees, and B. But let me tell you about wasps. We have, too, some very my compound eyes,—and airdistant relations which have vessels. I'll surprise you ! shelly rings round their bodies, L. No, thank you. That is such as the lobster, and others. sufficient. We only wanted to

W. I think that is enough. I hear of those three parts. MamNow, we will make a lesson ma, what name shall I give this about you. Now, Lucy, write division ? down—1st. “His body has an M. “ Jointed Animals." outside--nc, say external-skele- L. (writing), They are thereton, made of a number of jointed fore called JOINTED ANIMALS. rings, which do not consist of | This division includes the Bee, bone, but of horny, or shelly the Fly, the Gnat, thesubstance.

B. I will tell you some names: B. And, Miss Lucy! Please “ Papilio Brassica,” “ Gentleto look at me again. You may men of the class Arachnida,” of write down that I have six legs. the class CrustSome people in our division, the W. Thank you, but we would spiders, have eight. The crabs rather not hear them in Latin. and lobsters have ten. And We will write out their names, some nearly a hundred legs; on the nursery wall. but none have less than six. B. But then, you won't know

W. Pray, sir, what colour is their addresses. your blood? Red ?

Ion. We shall know that in B. I never heard of such a time. Now I will let you out, thing! Do you think I could be sir. We are very much obliged so nasty ? My blood was of a to you. Shall give you the beautiful green colour when I piece of sugar? was a caterpillar. Now it is a B. I'd rather not, I thank you. greenish white.

W. But pray stop a minute. L. Thank you, that will do Would you like "a drop of beer?” nicely. We only wanted to un- B. Bah! How can you offer derstand about these three parts. alcohol to a gentleman! Come Now, see us write down your and see me sip nectar on the “ description.”

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2nd Week.

WEDNESDAY

History

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THE ANCIENT BRITONS. they had: they used the stalks of the Papa. Do you remember the last I corn—the straw—for thatching their History lesson ?

cottages; the wool of the sheep for w. Yes, papa, we learned of some coarse clothing; and the brass and Britons who lived in a savage state, iron they made into rings for money. and were called Hunters, and of When they had learned to till the others in a pastoral state-Shepherds. ground, they began to divide it into You were going to tell us of others farms. Perhaps each family had a in a more civilized state.

cottage on their lot of ground. The P. Very well. At the south of men whom these cottages belonged Britain there was a part called “Can- to, would live near to each other, so tia.”

that they might defend themselves, W. I have read that that was the and take care of their property. ancient name for Kent.

Thus they would form “ Villages.” P. Yes; we call the district“Kent” Such people, you see, were more civi. now. In this part are the white cliffs lised than the shepherds. They of Dover, which are opposite France, were in an Agricultural state, and were and can be seen by the French people. called HUSBANDMEN. The merchants in Gaul (as France W. So that there were three classes was then called) would frequently of people in the island—Savages, cross over the narrow straits, in ships. SHEPHERDS, and HUSBANDMEN.

L. I should think that was the L. Now, papa, will you tell us reason why the people were more about their religion. Did they worcivilised.

ship God? P. That was partly the reason. P. Not the true God. Poor peoPerhaps they had once been shep-ple! They had no idea that there herds. Whilst they were watching was one great God. They thonght the sheep, who cropped the grass in that there was one God who underthe field, they would not have much stood medicine, and took care of peoelse to do, and would have time to ple who were sick ; they called him think. Then they might have "Apollo.Another God, they thought, thought that the earth, which was understood buying and selling, and always growing food for the sheep, took care of the merchants ; they would also yield food for them, if called him “Mercury. Another was they cultivated it.

the God of war, called “Mars.” They L. How much good comes from worshipped the sun too ;-and, they thinking!

were taught how to worship these Ion. But is it not wonderful, that, Gods by their priests, who were called sometimes, a whole nation will live a Druids. thousand years without thinking of Ion. What did they do when they digging up the ground?

worshipped their gods, papa ? P. Yes. But when the Britons P. Ah! I will tell you. You had thought of doing so, they used | would have been frightened very their oxen to draw the plough; they much if you had gone to one of their sowed corn; they brewed ale; they places of worship. In the midst of a baked bread; and they made butter forest of oak-trees, you would have and cheese. By thinking, they learned seen a circle of immense stones, how to make useful everything some of them five times as high as a

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