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THIRTY-FIFTH (POETICAL) READING LESSON.

"I CAN'T.” Never say “I can't," my dear; When good actions call you near, Never say it.

Never say it. When such words as these I hear | Drive away the rising fear, From the lips of boy or girl, Get your strength where good Oft they make me doubt and fear: men do, Never say it.

All your path will then be clear. Boys and girls that nimbly play,

Would you find a happy year? Never say it.

| Would you save a sorrowing tear? They can jump and run away,

Never say it.
Skip and toss and play their pranks;
Even dull ones, when they're gay,
Never say it.

WORK AND PLAY.
Never mind how hard the task,
Never say it.

WORK while you work, Find some one who knows, and ask, Play while you play, Till you have your lesson learned:

That is the way Never mind how hard the task,

To be cheerful and gay. Never say it.

All that you do,
Men who do the noblest deeds

Do with your might;
Never say it.

Things done by halves
He who lacks the strength he needs Are never done right,
Tries his best and gets it soon,
And at last he, too, succeeds

One thing each time,
Never say it.

And that done well,

Is a very good rule,
But when evil tempts to wrong,

As many can tell.
Always say it.
In your virtue firm and strong,

Moments are useless
Drive the tempter from your sight;

Trified away;
And when follies round you throng, So work while you work,
Ever say it.

Play while you play.
LYT Virtue is the health and beauty of the soul.

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THIRTY-SIXTH READING LESSON.

KEEP YOUR TEMPER.
NE day, when Susan had, bad way of spending your time, and

mislaid some of her sewing you have accused somebody, very
work, she became quite vexed, unjustly, of taking away your things,

and began to fret and scold. and losing them. “I can never keep anything. “Keep your temper, my dear, Somebody always takes my things and when you have mislaid any and loses them,” cried Susan. article, search for it, but do not

It was no uncommon thing for fret about it, for it will only make her to be so fretful, and her mother you the more unhappy. was desirous of causing her to see “You had better keep your temhow ugly such a habit made her ap- per if you lose all the things you pear, that she might overcome it. possess. Getting into a passion

On this day, when Susan com never brings anything to light, exmenced her fretting, her mother cept an ugly-looking face. kindly remarked, " There is one " Besides, by getting in a passion, thing that I think you might keep, you became guilty of two sins ; if you would try.”

one of being in a passion, and the “I should like to keep even one other of accusing somebody of thing,” answered Susan.

causing it. “Well, then, my dear, keep your “Now, my dear, let me entreat temper; if you will only do that, you to keep your temper. By so you will find it more easy to keep | doing you will be more happy, and other things.

your friends will love you better." “ Now, if you had employed the Susan listened very quietly to her time in searching for the missing Mother's kind remarks, and thought articles, which you have spent in of her own foolish action, and refretting, you might have found them solved to try to overcome her bad before this time; but you have not habit. even looked for them.

After a brief search for the ar“You have allowed yourself to | ticles she had lost, she found them get in a passion, which is a very | in her work-bag.

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When the conscience is quiet the sleep is sound. WORDS OF FOUR SYLLABLES, ACCENTED ON THE SECOND.

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