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BO S T O N :
BR A D B U RY, SOD EN, & CO.,

SCHOOL STREET.

No. 10,

1843.

Stereotyped by George A. Curtis, New England Type and Stereotype Foundry.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME V.

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A New Year's Bow, .

1) Amusements,

65 | The Bird's Nest,

128

The Two Travellers,

2 Contradiction,

66 Shrine of San Rosalia, at Pa.

Fidelity of a Negro Servant, 4 Bull,

lermo,

129

Maple Tree at Matebo, in Italy, 5 All by Themselves,

67 | English Conundrums,

130

The Lost Found,

6 Profane Swearing,

68 May,

131

The Snow-Man,

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A Roman Story,

69 Country Pursuits,

An Intelligent Horse,

9 The Rock of Gibraltar,

74 The Village of Economy,

133

True Stories, '10, 42, 112, 167 Order and Disorder,

75 God sees everywhere,

135

Kindness and Sagacity of the The Little Mariner, .

77 Mohammed,

136

Ass,

167 | The Old Lady and her Cat, 78 A Fourth of July Oration, 138

A Test of Christianity,

11 Cornelia,

80 Clean Clothes,

141

A Tahitian Christian,

A Sliding Party,

81 Subserviency,

Sir Matthew Hale,

12 A Roman Judge, .

82 Heathen Mythology,

142

David Saunders,

Patrick Henry,

The Elephant,

147

An Indian's Illustration of Scrip- The Old Owl,

83 | The Lion,

148

ture,

13 A Fisherman's Widow, .

84

The Gnoo,

149

The Force of Habit, :

The Zebu, or Indian Ox,

86 A Swedish Girl,

150

The Narwal or Sea Unicorn, 15 The Bison, or American Buf- The Story of Gander,

151

Come and get it, .

17 falo,

The Dog of Montargis,

152

The Effects of Music on Ani.

Anecdote,

87

Natural Lamps,

153

mals,

18

A Pious Mother,

The School Ma'am,

154

Irishman's Notion of Discount, 21 The Medallion,

88 Lucy and Ann,

157

Winter Evening, or Ghost Sto- Good and Evil,

Truih Triumphant,

158

ries,

22 Little Leaves for Little Readers, The Little Flower-Girl, . 159

The White Bear,

26

89, 121, 154, 185 Dash won't learn his Lesson, 160

The Story of Hercules,

27 | The Mourner Comforted,

91 To Correspondents,

The Walk,

30 | Inquisitive Jack, 92, 125, 155, 185 Louisa Vinning,

161

Discontented Betty,

31 The Snow Drift,

95, 124 Importance of a Fly,

162

Music-Hope,

The Seasons,

96 June,

163

Sources of History,

33 The Revolutions of the Earth, 99 A Chapter of English Kings, 165

Something about Government, 36 Alexander and his Mother

Geography,

170

The Law is Everywhere,

Constantinople,

100 The Bobolink,

172

Equality,

37 Wonderful Sagacity,

101 | The White or Polar Bear, 173

A Boy Losi,

38 Tsze Pun Zu,

102 The Boy and his Mittens,

174

Arithmetic,

Language of Animals,

103 Idleness, .

Anecdotes of Storks,

39 Fighting Crickets,

The Unfaithful Servant,

175

Conundrums, :

“ Lying,

The Barber of Paris,

176

Artificial Ice for Skating, 41 Signs of the Zodiac, .

104 The World within a Plant, 177

The Love of Nature,

45 Invention of Printing,

105 The Kildeer Plover,

179

True Stories for the Young,

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Comparison between Good and Force of Truth,

Winter,

48

Bad Housewifery,

107 Early Impressions,

180

Smiles,

An Equinoctial Storm, .

108

About the Chickadees,

181

The Water-Spout,

49 Yellow Hair,

109 The Two Travellers,

183

Eccentric Old Maid,

50 April,

110 To our Correspondents, . 184

Beauty,

“ Shops in London,

114 Puzzle,

The Elephant and Fox,

Fishes Playing the Jewsharp,

115

The Hoop,

188

The Vain Search,

52 | Tea,

116 Hay-Making,

189

Varieties, .

54 The Finland Mother,

118

The Moth,

190

Imagination,

56 Comets,

119 Chapter on Spices,

Sister,

57 Things that have Happened 121 Idle Mary,

Burning of the Tower of Lon: The Mother Counselled by her

The Balloon,

191

don,

59 Daughter,

122 Sleepy Harry,

The Gleaner,

60 Princess Anne,

Mamma and Baby,

Metals,

63 The Blind Beggar and his Dog, The Harrow,

192

The Prussian Exercise, .

Mother's Advice,

123 | Handsome is that Handsome

Anecdotes of Bonaparte,

64 The Moon,

127 does,

Catching Rabits, .

The Meadow Lark,

128

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843, by S. G. GOODRICH, in the Clerk's Office of the

District Court of Massachusetts.

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A New Year's Bow. Well, here we are again at the open- it is not so. New-Year's day seems ing of a new year! It might seem that always to take us by a kind of pleasant New-Year's day had come so often as to surprise, and never fails to be welcomed have lost its interest ; that by repetition by old and young, boys and girls. It it would become stale ; that the words, has been said by some old writers, that "I wish you a happy new year!” would such anniversaries as this of New-Year's cease to excite the slightest regard. But day, are, in the journey of life, like mileVOL. V..

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THE TWO TRAVELLERS. tance we have travelled, and informing us of the position we occupy in respect Once upon a time, two young men, to the beginning and end of our exist- who were friends, set out to travel in

If, indeed, we were to use them distant countries. Before they departed, as such; if, on New-Year's day, we each one had formed a plan of proceed

, were accustomed to look over our past ing. Horace determined to give himself lives, to compare what we have done up entirely to pleasure; to go wherever with what is required of us; to see his humor might dictate; and to keep when we have performed, and when no records of his adventures. In short, failed in, our duty; to mourn over past he resolved to enjoy himself as much as errors and neglect, and adopt new reso possible, and by no means to encumber lutions of improvement for the future, his mind with cares, duties, or troubles then, indeed, would New-Year's day be of any kind. an instructive mile-stone on our journey,

Ronald was as fond of amusement as a point of reckoning of the greatest ben- Horace, but the mode he adopted for the efit; and then it would not pass by as a gratification of his wishes was quite mere thoughtless holiday of pleasant different. In the first place, he made speeches and profitless amusement. out a scheme of his travels; he procured

And why, blue eyes and black eyes! - maps, read books, and, after mature detell me why we should not thus use our liberation, adopted a certain route, as New-Year's day—or at least a little most likely to afford him pleasure as piece of it? I will not ask you to give well as instruction. In the formation of the whole day to a moral lecture. No! this plan he spent several weeks, and in You may partake freely of the frolics and this occupation he found quite as much festivities of the day; you may greet all satisfaction as he afterwards did in trav. your friends and companions with that elling. Thus he obtained one great adpleasant salutation– A happy new vantage over his idle and luxurious year!” It is a cheerful sound, especially friend, who foolishly thought that the when uttered from child to child; from essence of enjoyment lay in freedom from the child to the parent; from friend to thought, restraint, and toil. Even befriend. And you may engage in the fore they set out on their journey, Rovarious amusements of the season, as nald had actually found nearly as much freely as if old Bob Merry were a child pleasure as Horace received in the whole again, and romping with you, the gay- course of his expedition. est of the gay:

Well; the two young men started toBut, after your sports are done, just gether, and as we are speaking of ansit down in the chimney corner, with me. cient days, when there were no coaches, Don't be afraid, for I am not about to canals, or railroads, we must tell you scold you; or if I do scold a little, re- that both set out on foot. They had not member that I shall do it in all kindness; proceeded far before they separated ; remember that I am like old Baldwin's Horace taking one road and Ronald dog, who had lost his teeth, --my bark is another. worse than my bite. So, here we are ! After the lapse of three years they Now sit still, boys; don't giggle, you both returned; but what a difference girls! John, Tom, Peter, silence! I between them! Horace was sour and am about to tell you a story of New. dissatisfied; he had seen a good deal of Year's day

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