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Be industrious in youth ; in age you will require rest.




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WYERE is a good story, which 1 One day his mother sent him

Cousin Ann tells, of a little to carry a basket of nice cakes
I boy who would not do to a poor woman who lived a mile

me wrong. . Charles Clear was a handsome Timothy Toots went with him ; little boy, with curly hair and dark and when they got out of sight, hazel eyes. But he had something Timothy said to Charles, “Let us far better than fine looks.

eat some of these nice cakes; there "And what could that be?” said will be enough left for that old little Margaret.

woman, and your Mama will never I will tell you: he had a good know it.” heart; and so his Papa said he was But Charles said, “No, indeed! worth more than ten times his it would be just as bad as if she weight in gold.

did know it. Besides, she has When he wanted anything done, trusted me to carry these cakes, he did not say, “Tom, bring me and I would not deceive my Mother my hat;" • Lucy, I want a drink; for all the cakes in the country.” give it to me;' but he waited upon So Timothy felt ashamed, and the himself when he could do it; and poor woman blessed Charles many when he could not, he would say, times, and said, “Your Mother is "Will you please to do this for me?" very kind.”

He said he thought it was a Timothy thought no one would shame to live an idle life ; and when find him out at his sly tricks, but he was asked to do anything, he he often got caught, and at last never said, “I won't,” or “Let nobody could trust him. James do it,” as idle Timothy Toots People would say when they saw would do, but he did it himself as him pass by, “There goes a naughty soon as he could.

| boy that no one can believe. *

Riches should be admitted into our houses, but not into our hearts.

A good!action is itstown reward.

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Never open the door to a little vice, lest a greater one should follow.

Wisdom can only be found by those who seek her earnestly.

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OTHER,” said little Frank, “Go to the kitchen and get a

one bright summer morn- tumbler of water, and I will show I l ing, “I wish there were no you this plant, which is hanging its m ited clouds. I think the sky 1 head from thirst. You will see would be much prettier if it were how it will drink and be refreshed.” all blue.”

Frank went to the kitchen, and “The clouds, dear, are very | soon came back with a tumbler full necessary; without them we should of water, and his Mother poured it have no rain.”

over the plant. “Why do we want rain, Mother? In a few hours Frank saw that I like it a great deal better when the plant had raised its head again, the sun shines than when it rains.” and looked fresh and bright. This

“ The plants and flowers must pleased him very much, and his drink. Must you not drink, Frank, Mother said, when you are thirsty, and would you “ You see, my little boy, that the not faint if I were never to allow plants can drink as well as you. you to drink?" said his Mother. God, who is wise and kind, will not

“Yes, it is very bad to be thirsty. let this earth, and creatures he had But have plants any mouths ?” made to live in it, faint. asked Frank. “I should not want .“ He has made the clouds to to drink if I had no mouth.”

bring rain to give the fields drink. A plant has a great many It will not be unpleasant to you mouths, dear, but you cannot see now to see them in the sky somethem with your naked eye, because times, though they do cover the they are so small. . They drink in beautiful blue.” the rain through their leaves, and “Oh no! I will thank God for still more through their roots, which making the clouds, for the earth are made on purpose to suck up the would not look so beautiful if all the moisture,

plants were made to fade and die.” Whether you read or listen, be strictly attentive.

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MARY'S FIRST SUM. NE day Mary read a lesson “Well, then,” said he, “write U to her brother very well. two on your slate." 1 When she had done, he She did so, making a figure like

said to her, “Now I will this, 2. teach you how to cipher.”

Then he held up one finger, and “Oh, do teach me!” said Mary. | told her to write 1 under the 2, and

Then her brother took down a she did so. And he added, “ Now small slate, and made a figure one, draw a line under it.” so, 1; then a figure 2; then a 3; When she had drawn it, he said, and so on, to 9. Then he pointed “ Two and one are how many ?at the figure one and asked, “What “Three,” she replied. is that?" “ It is one," said Mary. “Well, now write 3 under the

In this way he asked her all of line," said her brother. the figures, one by one, and Mary When she had done this, he told soon learned them.

| her that was a sum in addition, Then her brother held up two of she had been adding numbers his fingers, and asked, “How many together. This was Mary's first are there up?” “Two," she answered. / sum. Men have often more cause to fear the things they love than those they hate.

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OME, dear Grandpapa, answer you strike a ball with a bat, why. some of our questions, if you the ball is driven away into the please! What is the term air, and then falls to the ground.

Philosophy derived from?” Or, why a balloon filled with gas “From a Greek word, which rises into the air—or, why water means love of wisdom, or know runs down a hill—or, why the sun ledge.'»

causes vapours, which at last form • What does Natural History rain." treat of?

“ What do you mean, Grandpapa, “It instructs us in the nature of when you speak of Phenomena ?" individual objects—a Lion, a Tiger, “I mean extraordinary appeara Tree, a Flower--and arranges ances in the works of Nature. them in systems according to their Lightning, Snow, Earthquakes, Wadifferent characters.”

ter-spouts, Hurricanes, all belong to “Then of what does Natural what are termed phenomena. As Philosophy treat?

you grow up you shall be taught “It teaches us the manner in more of these things. You will find which objects and substances act the knowledge derived therefrom upon each other; such as, when / very delightful.”

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