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Do not rely upon another for that thou canst do for thyself.


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The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.

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POLITENESS IN CHILDREN. NOW few children think it worth be polite to a sister. I feel sad when

while to be polite to their play I see such a boy. But there are many mates and intimate friends! who think differently. I recollect that

By politeness I do not mean a I used to meet a fine, manly lad last great deal of unnecessary bowing and | winter, drawing his little sister to courtesying, but that delicate atten school on a little cart. Her rosy cheeks tion to the comfort of those around bore testimony that his politeness was us that springs from a kind, generous not thrown away upon her. She would

pat his cheek with her hand, and call How many children enter a rooin him her kind brother. . without noticing, respectfully, those | He would frequently meet boys of who are older than themselves. I have his acquaintance who would urge him seen them come in on a cold winter to leave his sister, and go with them day, and draw their chairs before the to play. He would answer them, “ Yes, fire in such a way that those who were when I have taken little Emma to sitting back could scarcely feel the school.” I never saw him impatient warmth of it, and this without any apo when he was walking with his little logy for such a breach of politeness. sister because she could not keep up

Sometimes they interrupt those in with him; and he never would run the room when they are engaged in away and leave her. Do you not think conversation, by asking some foolish that boy was a good brother? question, instead of waiting, as they He was always kind and polite to should do, until an opportunity is given his sister, and to all. Do you think he them to speak. Then they are impolite will forget to be polite as he grows to their playmates, and to their sisters older? No, for it will become a habit and brothers. Instead of cheerfully with him ; and these little attentions assisting when their help is needed, which cost him nothing, and are so they leave them to help themselves. gratifying to those who receive them,

Some boys think it beneath them to will gain him many a friend.

Love your own chair better than another's couch.

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FORTY-SECOND (POETICAL) READING LESSON. LITTLE CHILDREN, LOVE , I will clasp my arms around my brother,

ONE ANOTHER. And say, “Little children, love one A LITTLE girl with a happy look, * another.” Sat slowly reading a ponderous book, The little girl did as the Bible taught, All bound with velvet and edged with And pleasant indeed was the change gold;

it wrought; And its weight was more than the For the boy looked up, in glad surprise, child could hold :

To meet the light of her loving eyes; Yet dearly she loved to ponder it o'er, His heart was full, he could not speak, And every day she prized it more ; He pressed a kiss on his sister's cheek, For it said and she looked at her And God looked down on the happy smiling Mother,

mother, It said, “Little children, love one an | Whose little children loved each other.

other." She thought it was beautiful in the book, And the lesson home to her heartshetook. · RULES OF SCHOOL. She walked on her way with a trusting

| I SHOULD come early every day, grace,

And all my teacher's rules obeyAnd a dove-like look in her meek

Be here before the school begins, young face,

And silent when the signal rings. Which said, just as plain as words could say,

My clothes and person should be neat, The Holy Bible I must obey;

I should not mar my desk nor seat ; So, Mama, I'll be kind to my darling My books I should not soil nor tear, brother,

Nor aught about the room impair. For “Little children must love each other.”

I should not whisper, talk, nor play,

Nor idly while my time away ; I'm sorry he's naughty, and will not play,

But get my lessons well and fast, But I'll love him still, for I think the way

For soon my school-days will be past. To make him gentle and kind to me, Will be better shown if I let him see I should not quarrel, swear, nor lie, I strive to do what I think is right: Tell tales, deceive, nor angry be; And thus when we kneel in prayer Nor do to others, things that I to-night,

Dislike to have them do to me. Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.'

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