• TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Frontispiece
 Mount Tabor
 The old woman's story
 No one to play with
 Mother-deer and baby
 Playing with the kitties
 Frightened Harold
 Summer woods
 Going out to sea
 Grandmother Silverbuckle
 A child in prayer
 Children of Bethlehem
 Love links
 The intruder
 The wounded pigeon
 At eventide
 The folly of foolish Fred
 Grace and her playmates
 The city cousin in the country
 The cunning little chicks
 The land of Papyrus
 Birds of the river and sea
 Quails, jays, and blackbirds
 John Coleridge Patteson
 Uncle Henry's visit
 Old Mother Hubbard
 How to catch a rhinoceros
 Holding Rover
 The deserter
 Pigs and frogs
 Kiss by the wayside
 The hedgehog
 "She stoops to conquer"
 "George"
 Teaching Dolly to walk
 The puffed-up smoker
 "The more haste, the less...
 Going to the circus
 Bathing
 "Right of way"
 Indian converts
 A song for merry harvest
 Charity children preparing for...
 Learning to write
 The fox and ducks
 The bee
 The spelling lesson
 The two pets
 Pedro and his guinea-pig
 The sheep
 Follow the leader
 Puppies and tortoise
 The first valentine
 Hay-day
 Spring
 Playing at ladies and gentleme...
 The hobby horse
 Mrs. Bunny and family
 Harry's sum
 Syria's land of roses
 Back Cover






Group Title: Baby Chatterbox : stories and poems for our little ones
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Title: Baby Chatterbox stories and poems for our little ones
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Worthington, R ( Publisher )
Publisher: R. Worthington /
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1883
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Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1883   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1883   ( lcsh )
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Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Title Page
        Page i
    Frontispiece
        Plate
    Mount Tabor
        Page 1
        Page 2
    The old woman's story
        Page 3
        Page 4
    No one to play with
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Mother-deer and baby
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Playing with the kitties
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Frightened Harold
        Page 11
        Page 12
    Summer woods
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Going out to sea
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Grandmother Silverbuckle
        Page 19
        Page 20
    A child in prayer
        Page 21
        Page 22
    Children of Bethlehem
        Page 23
        Page 24
    Love links
        Page 25
        Page 26
    The intruder
        Page 27
        Page 28
    The wounded pigeon
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
    At eventide
        Page 32
    The folly of foolish Fred
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Grace and her playmates
        Page 35
        Page 36
    The city cousin in the country
        Page 37
        Page 38
    The cunning little chicks
        Page 39
        Page 40
    The land of Papyrus
        Page 41
        Page 42
    Birds of the river and sea
        Page 43
        Page 44
    Quails, jays, and blackbirds
        Page 45
        Page 46
    John Coleridge Patteson
        Page 47
    Uncle Henry's visit
        Page 48
    Old Mother Hubbard
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
    How to catch a rhinoceros
        Page 55
        Page 56
    Holding Rover
        Page 57
        Page 58
    The deserter
        Page 59
        Page 60
    Pigs and frogs
        Page 61
        Page 62
    Kiss by the wayside
        Page 63
    The hedgehog
        Page 64
    "She stoops to conquer"
        Page 65
        Page 66
    "George"
        Page 67
    Teaching Dolly to walk
        Page 67
        Page 68
    The puffed-up smoker
        Page 69
        Page 70
    "The more haste, the less speed"
        Page 71
    Going to the circus
        Page 71
        Page 72
    Bathing
        Page 73
    "Right of way"
        Page 74
    Indian converts
        Page 75
    A song for merry harvest
        Page 75
        Page 76
    Charity children preparing for the harvest home
        Page 77
        Page 78
    Learning to write
        Page 79
    The fox and ducks
        Page 80
    The bee
        Page 81
    The spelling lesson
        Page 82
    The two pets
        Page 83
    Pedro and his guinea-pig
        Page 84
    The sheep
        Page 85
    Follow the leader
        Page 86
    Puppies and tortoise
        Page 87
    The first valentine
        Page 88
    Hay-day
        Page 89
    Spring
        Page 90
    Playing at ladies and gentlemen
        Page 91
    The hobby horse
        Page 92
    Mrs. Bunny and family
        Page 93
    Harry's sum
        Page 94
    Syria's land of roses
        Page 95
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
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HE picture gives us a fine view of this
remarkable mountain in the Holy
Land. It is in that part of Palestine which
was called Galilee in the days of our
Saviour, and was a region of picturesque
and romantic beauty, comprising hills and
plains, mountains and valleys. Travelers are
agreed in regarding the view from the
summit of Tabor as one of the finest in the
Holy Land. At this mountain Barak col-
lected his forces from Zebulon and Naphtali,
with which he descended to the plain for
his encounter with Sisera. Judges, chap. 4.
Here also Zebah and Zalmunna slew the
brethren of Gideon. Judges, viii. 18.
But the most interesting fact relating to
it is,, that tradition has from the most
ancient times located the Transfiguration
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THE OLD WOMAN'S STORY.
"YES, children, right here a great battle
was fought;
It was Starke who commanded and won,
He made the proud Britishers fly right
and left,
On the proud field of Bennington.

"' Your great-grandpa was a captain that
day,
And I've heard my grandfather tell
Of the brave deeds he done, and, alas!
how at last
He was sorely wounded and fell.

"'God bless this bright land,' your great-
grandfather prayed,
But the very last words that he said
Were, 'Watch over my children, keep
them from harm,
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0 one to play with me, what shall I
do?"
So says, half sobbing, our poor little Sue;
"No one to play with me; very unkind
Of my sisters to go out and leave me behind.

" They said they were going a very long way,
And I was too young at lawn-tennis to play;
But it's all an excuse, I very well know,
For if I am young, why shouldn't I go ?

"I know I can play at bat, trap, and ball
Much better than sisters, although I am small;
And that being the case, I really don't see
"Why, if they were going, they couldn't take me.

"No one to play with the whole afternoon!
I wish that the evening would come very soon;
For you don't know how dull it is under
this tree,
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OMETHING has startled them, as
they fed securely enough, one would
think, on the grass at the foot of the rocks;
and if we could only get a little nearer, this
is what we should hear the mother-deer
saying to her baby: "My child, I am sure
there is danger about; look out and tell me
if you see the slightest movement on the
hill yonder, or if I see it first, I will give you
the signal, and you must follow me, and run
for your very life." And the baby, with
cooked ears and glistening eyes, promises to
do as it is told. But after all it will probably
prove a false alarm, for this is not the time
of year for deerstalking; and I dare say the
noise they heard was made by a party of
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|AROLD is made a great pet of at
home, and is continually full of
mischief, and very fond of teasing every
living thing that comes in his way. One day
he was in the city, and his papa bought him
one of the bird toys that you see in his
hand, and it struck him that it would be a
capital idea to get the two Kitties at home
and have some rare fun with them. So he
took the two Kitties under his arm, and
walked along the lawn until he came to a
beautiful rose-bush, when he set his toy
spinning round and round, and the Kitties
thinking that it was a real bird, went jumping
and tumbling over and over, Harold enjoying
the scene as well as the Kitties. Harold
thought it was a good way to learn them
to catch mice when they got older, so they
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LD Farmer Jenkins sat drinking his
tea one summer's evening, when he
suddenly heard such a noise outside, that he
went off in a hurry to see what was the
matter; and when he reached the stile.
what did he see? Why, his own grandson,
Harold, leaning up against an elm tree, too
frightened to do anything but scream at
poor harmless old "Punch," the sheep-dog,
who never had been known to hurt anybody
during his whole life. "Come, come, Harold,
my boy," called out his grandfather, don't
be a coward. Punch won't hurt you; he is
quite surprised at the noise you are making,
and cannot understand why you don't give
him some of the cake in your hand." "Is
that all, grandfather?" said Harold. And
throwing it down, ran up to his grandfather,
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OME ye into the Summer Woods;
There entereth no annoy-
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy!

I cannot tell you half the sights
Of beauty you may see-
The bursts of golden sunshine,
And many a shady tree.

There, lightly swung in bowery glades,
The honey-suckles twine;
There blooms the rose-red campion,
And the dark-blue columbine.

The nodding plants they bowed their heads,
As if in heartsome cheer.
They spake unto these living things,
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F we had to travel all over the world,
we should find that the people who
live in China, India, Africa, or the
South Seas, had different ways of "going
out to sea." And if we were "going out to
sea" from New York, Boston, or Phila-
delphia, we might even come to the same
sea, but "the going out" would not be the
same. What the name of the sea is, or what
kind of a sea it is that Godfrey and Hilda
are going to, is more than I can tell.
They are not on board ship, or in a boat,
and they surely are not going to walk right
across the sea from America to England.
Besides, they do not seem to have got
clothes enough for a long voyage; and if
they are really going to sea, they had better
go back to the town where the church is,
and buy what things they want before they
start. I expect that they are like some
other boys and girls, and are only pretending
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NE of the brightest spots in the
memory of my youthful days is the
time I spent in the little cottage with
Grandmother Silverbuckle. "If you come
into my room," the good old lady would say,
"you must be like a good little German girl,
and learn to knit a stocking." Then she
would smooth down my hair and pin a little
pink and white handkerchief about my neck,
and call me to come and sit by her side. In
the picture you see me as I was when a little
girl. Grandmother is teaching me how to
narrow the stocking, so as to shape the foot.
She holds the needles, while I hold the yarn
and the leg of the stocking. Many years
have passed since grandmother taught me to
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OLD thy little hands in prayer,
SBy thy listening mother's knee,
Now while thy sunny face is fair,
Sweet shining through thy auburn hair,
Thine eyes are frank and free;
And loving thoughts like garlands bind,
To thy dear home thy trusting mind.

Now thy fond mother's arm is spread,
'Neath thy peaceful head at night,
And pausing feet creep round thy bed,
And o'er thy quiet face is shed,
The taper's darkened light.
But that loved arm will pass away,
By thee no more those feet will stay-
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R ]HE little boy and girl whom you see
in the picture are just such children
as you would meet to-day if you were
walking in the city where the Holy Child.
Jesus was born. Perhaps that boy will be a
shepherd like David. If so, he must, like
David, be brave and hardy; for now, as in
David's time, tending sheep is not the peace-
ful occupation it is with us. The shepherds
have to watch their flocks night and day,
lest some wild beast, or some equally wild
Bedouin Arab, should seize the straying
ones, or even enter the fold.
"When that little girl is a few years older,
she will not be dressed quite as she is now.
She will wear a long veil, very much like
the one that Ruth wore, and which was
large enough to hold the six measures of
barley that Boaz gave her to take home to
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OHEN the task of the day has been
L conquered, I turn [below,
Toward my snug nest in the valley
"Where, attuned by the fairies, a light-hearted
burn
Forever makes music, and rare blossoms
blow.

But a cluster of blossoms more rare I behold,
As the sound of my footfall awakens a shout,
And with cheeks red as sunrise and locks
bright as gold,
A brave troop of youngsters comes hurrying
out.

Every sense of fatigue is forgotten, or flies,
The instant those dear ones are thronging
around,
And full oft a warm tear or two steals to my
eyes,
The tear not of sorrow, but pleasure pro-
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R. REYNARD, the Fox, after a very
eventful life, full of excitement, and
after having caused the death of many poor,
harmless chickens, at last lies there dead!
Vulcan, the house dog, has been on the
watch for Mr. Reynard for some time, but he
has always got away from him until to-day,
when he met Reynard in full retreat from
Sthe hen-roost, and after an exciting chase,
he came up to him, when a desperate struggle
took place, and he rendered Mr. Reynard
entirely helpless. Just then Carlo comes
round the corner and discovers Vulcan and
the fox, and thinks what a delightful time
he will have helping Vulcan to eat up the
fox; but Vulcan, who is very savage, growls,
and showing his big sharp teeth, advises
Carlo to keep away, or he may perhaps fare
very badly. So Carlo thinks discretion the
better part of .valor, and returns home,
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HUMBLE home, whose comforts few
Are of the simplest kind,
Can yet contain some virtues true
To teach the stubborn mind.

A woman in whose tender breast
Pity and love are bound,
Has saved the dove when sore distressed
It fluttered to the ground.

"With bleeding wing, where cruel shot
Had pierced it through and through,
She took it home to share her lot
Until it better grew.

And when at length its wounds were healed,
The cage was opened wide,
But Coo" would never leave the friend
"Who saved it ere it died.





























































































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TH shadows gently glide across the shallow stream;
A darker purple decks the heather-covered hills;
The evening.comes as softly as an. infant's dream,
And breathes its solemn hush upon the rippling rills.
The silence slowly deepens down, for night is near;
The- tiny songsters chirp in drowsy undertone,
But one sweet melody breaks on my listening ear-
A sedge-bird warbling in the rustling'reeds alone.
The spreading sunset glory o'er the western sky
Has cast the kingly mantle of its red and gold;
The cloudlets gleaming brightly as they linger by,
Like islands in a jasper sea, all clear and cold.
A ruddy milkmaid, singing with her balanced load,
Follows the lowing cattle homeward through the grass,
- And slowly o'er the chestnut-shaded, winding road
To home and rest the weary village toilers pass.
One glimmering evening-star shines yonder faint and dim,
The herald of a mighty host advancing slow;
And trembling in the shallows at the river's brim,
Its pale reflection seems a glimpse of heaven below.
The day is dying, and the year, too, slowly dies;
Yon in the harvest-fields are gathered autumn sheaves;
There is a mournful note in every breeze that sighs,
A hectic flush has tinted all the changing. leaves.
The winter soon will come with coverlet of snow;
With moaningwinds through yonder woods, and icy
showers;
But it will only hide the sleeping life below,
The harbingers of spring, and yellow crocus flowers.
So, musing as I walk, my heart is full of rest,
For 'tis of change, and not of death, these things do
speak :
ThA peace that passeth understanding fills my breast,
I dream of that glad time when endless day will break
Thus unto me this quiet spot is holy ground;
For as to tired eyes God sends His gift of sleep,
The angel of His presence doth eneamp around
His resting flock's abiding-place, a watch to keep.
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The Folly of Foolish Fred.

RED and his sister have Our Charlie.
been playing that he W HO loves to pull the pussy's tail,
was a knight and she a Or decorate her with a pail,
grand lady. She has Delighted with her doleful wail ?
dressed up in all the fine Our Charlie.
toggery she can find, and
he has armed himself with an old pistol Who runs with patient little legs
which his father keeps as a curiosity. On errands. And when mamma begs
They have been reading how the Softly!" tiptoes as though on eggs?
knights of old went on crusades and Our Charlie.
fought with other knights, and they
are, now on a grand crusade against But sometimes when he's washed and
the suits of armor standing by the dressed,
wall and the figures of saints and
heroes in the stained glass windows. -
Bang! goes the pistol, and the beau- ', .
tiful window is destroyed.
What a foolish boy He will do
more mischief in an hour than can
be repaired in a year; and when his
father returns and sees his valuable
things ruined, Fred will get a lesson
in knight-errantry that he will not
soon forget. Florence begins to see
the folly already, but she should <
have seen it at first and not have
been led away by foolish books. _

Feedirtg the Robin.
He kicks and screams like all possessed;
Miss NELLIE is about to feed her Until a whipping we suggest
robin. Her friend Maud has had a For Charlie.
number of robins, but they have all
pined away and died, while Nellie's Bay
robin is as well as a bird can be, and Wh always singing aby Mine,"
sings beautifully every day. Shall I Or Buttercup," until we pine
tell you why one can have a nice robin, To give some soothing anodyne
and the other cannot ? The robins are To Charlie ?
at first just alike, but the girls are not
alike. Maud lies in bed every morning We're going out. Where's Charlie?
and lets her robin go without his Far
breakfast; while Nellie wakes up as A little voice rings, Here I are,
soon as the bird begins to chirp and gives Expressly waiting for the car!"
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Grace arid Her Playmates.

HERE are three of But not to tell her name were folly;
Them. Grace is not at You know her well--she's your own
S all afraid of the dog, Dolly.
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/ dently very proud to The Locust.
-be petted and taken THE locust is about three inches
care of, and to guard his mistress from long, with a large head and projecting
any danger. If another dog were to oval eyes. Its food consists of leaves
come along, Fido would warn him off, and green stalks of plants, and when
lest he. should frighten the little girl, locusts alight on any vegetation that
and he would bark very angrily, and they fancy they consume it entirely.
perhaps bite, if anybody should attempt The terrible ravages of locusts are
to hurt her. All little girls are fond of owing to the vast numbers in which
dolls; that is a part of a girl's nature, they appear, filling the air and darken-
and it is very nice for them to have ing the sky so that objects cast no
them. In a few years the child will shadow, and advancing with a sound
grow into a woman, but where will Fido like the rushing of chariots. Locusts
and the doll be then? Dogs do not are found in almost all parts of the
live nearly so long as men and women, world except the coldest regions, and
and dolls, alas! often last but a few are equally destructive wherever they
months, appear. In France, a reward is paid
for the collection of locusts and their
eggs. In our country, they seldom do
She's Always Good.
SHE never sighs ; she never
grumbles;
She never cries when down
she tumbles.

She never dresoils her pretty .

She never spoils her silken
tresses. .

With cap on head, and wee
hands folded, .
She's put to bed and never
scolded. any damage in the Eastern States, but
in the West they sometimes destroy
Oh she's a pearl, no mischief schem- thousands of acres of wheat and other
ing ; grain in an hour or two, and then they
There's such a girl-don't think I'm fly away again. Locusts are eaten, in
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S ASTER FREDER- amused, and so do the other children,
ICK is an only son, but I am afraid Cousin Frederick is not
and therefore is much polite. If he does not behave better
petted at home, and I do not think his grandpa or his cous-
some people think ins will want to see him again.
"that he is a spoiled
boy. One beautiful spring morning his The Squirrel.
mamma takes him for a long ride out
into the country. They go by railroad, STOP, little squirrel, stop, I pray,
and when they reach a certain little Why do you work so hard all day ?
station they alight from the train, and Stay a while with us to play,
get into a buggy, and are driven to an Do not run so quick away.
old farm-house where Aunt
Bertha and Grandpapa live.
There are also five cousins, -
Johnny and little Dick, Emma,
Grace, and Baby. The boys
go about without shoes and '
stockings when they are round tu
the house, not because they 1' '-
are poor, but because it is the hi
custom in that part of the iia
country for boys, and even
sometimes girls and grown peo-m
ple, to go barefoot, except when
they walk or ride to the town
or village or to church. These
cousins of Master Frederick .*
have plenty of toys and lots
of fun, and they looked forward with a But the squirrel cunningly
great deal of excitement and pleasure Shook his head,
to this promised visit. And there And in squirrel language,
stands the little city cousin by his Thus he said:
mother's knee, looking as shy and cross The winter is coming,
as possible. He will not speak to his With stormy weather,
grandpa who sits near with his pipe in And I must hurry
"his hand and his smoking cap on, try- Some nuts to gather.
ing to coax Master Frederick into a The winter is coming,
good humor. Little Dick comes for- With frost and snow;
ward with some nice apples which he The storm will howl,
has just picked out of the orchard, and And the winds will blow;
mamma is telling him to be a good boy And I must have nuts
and shake hands with his cousins. In my nest, you know.
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YOU pretty, sweet little with their sharp teeth in the great toe
dears," criec Bessie, as of the sleeping victim, suck his blood
she takes one of the little until full to repletion, meanwhile fan-
baby chicks in her hands ning the sleeper with their wings to
and kisses it. Bob and induce continued slumber. The idea
-' "Fred have just found the has proved to be fallacious, at least as
old hen in a nest in the lumber-room, far as the soothing fanning is concerned
with a brood of chickens she has hatched and the particular fancy for the great toe
on the sly. They ran into the house only. They are not particular as to
shouting for joy, and sister Amy, who where they make the incision, if they
was not yet out of bed, jumped up at only get the blood.
once and ran down stairs to see all about In. some parts of South America
it. Of course Mother Hen would like to vampires are very numerous, and do-
have a lady to call upon her under the cir- mestic animals suffer greatly from their
cumstances. How cunning that chick nocturnal attacks. They seem to take
looks standing on the edge of the nest, advantage of an existing wound, but
and how proud and yet anxious the old they also can make one." In some
hen seems as she watches the struggles parts of Brazil the rearing of calves is
of the chick which Amy has captured impossible on account of these bats,
How funny it is that chickens should and there are districts, chiefly those
come out of the eggs as they do. See where limestone rocks abound with
the broken egg-shells by the nest. The numerous caves, in which cattle cannot
hen has been patiently sitting over those profitably be kept.
eggs for about three weeks, keeping The vampire, according to an old su-
them very warm. I think somebody perstition invarious portionsof Europe,
must have known where she was, for particularly in Hungary, was supposed
there is a broken dish with some food to be a dead person, returned in body
in it, which the hen has now and then and soul from the other world, and wan-
picked at. Perhaps the children did, during about the earth doing every
but they would not disturb her while kind of mischief to the living.
she was sitting." But now that the _
chicks are all "hatched," they are _-
glad.

The Varlpire Bat. _
THE Vampire" is the name
given to a species of bat found in
South America, which sucks the
blood of persons and beasts when
asleep." It was at one time the
popular idea that these bats would
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sub-tropical country,
suchas Egypt, Arabia,
or Abyssinia, where the palm and
cocoanut are indigenous. The party
of natives in the foreground are resting
beneath the welcome shade of a grove
by the wells of water, and one of their
number has climbed a tree to gather /
the fruit. He must be a good climber
and his companions ought to thank him
when they proceed to break open the
juicy nuts and drink the milk from h a
them. The papyrus plant or paper
reed used to grow in great abundance d
along the banks of the River Nile, and
in other parts of Africa, and also in
some parts of Asia and Europe, but it
Sis not found in Egypt now, and is much
Srarer than it used to be. The ancients e arda
made their paper from the stem. e arin
G A MANDARIN is a man who holds an
The Mill. office in China. There are nine differ-
ent grades or ranks of Mandarins, each
WINDING and grinding, being distinguished by a different col-
Round goes the mill; ored ball or button on the top of his
Winding and grinding, hat. The Chinese are a strange people
Should never stand still, and have strange customs concerning
Ask not if neighbor their Mandarins as well as everything
Grind great or small else. No officer is allowed to hold
Spare not your labor, office in his native province, nor is he
Grind your wheat all. allowed to marry where he holds office,
nor to have a relative in office under
Winding and grinding, .him. He must report truthfully, every
Work through the day; little while, how those under him are
Grief never minding, behaving themselves and. doing their
Grind it away work, and then they are promoted or
What through tears dropping put down a step like boys in a class.
Rust as they fall ? No one is allowed to remain in office
Have no wheel stopping- in the same place longer than three
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Birds of the Pkiver arid Sea.

SN no instances has na- the surface, and acting more like fishes
ture more thoroughly than birds.
Provided animals with The Great Auk is now thought to be
the organs suited to extinct, but there are stuffed specimens
their habits and neces- to be found in the museums. It in-
w- sites than in the birds habited the cold portions of the North-
which depend for food upon the sea. ern Hemisphere, and is sometimes
The waders have long legs and bills, called the Northern Penguin. It re-
sembled the Penguin, but was much
larger, being three feet long. Its wing
Swas but four inches long, and w as used
chiefly for swimming. The last one
seen alive was on the coast of Iceland
in 1844, and well-stuffed specimens are
now worth a thousand dollars. A
dead one was found on the coast of
Labrador in 1870.
SThe Crying Bird, or Courlan, is a
tr..i wader, as you can see by his long legs.
He lives in hot, climates, and is often
seen in Florida, where it is sometimes
Shot and used for food. It gets its
Same from the peculiar cry which it
t keeps up night and day.
The Spoonbill is also a wader. It
belongs to the Heron family and re-
Ssembles a stork, except that it has a
flat bill, widening out at the end like a
while the swimmers have scarcely any spoon. It is found chiefly in Holland,
legs at all, but are provided with large, and on the coasts of Italy and Northern
webbed feet with which they propel Africa.
themselves in the water. Perhaps the most interesting bird in
The most curious of the sea birds are our group is the Frigate Bird, so called
the Penguins. They live in the Antarc- because he is found far out at sea.
tic seas, and are the lowest form of Though a small bird, it has long wings,
birds now known. In fact they look spreading ten or twelve feet. These
,more and act more like seals. Their enable him to fly long distances, and to
wings are only a few inches long, and support himself in the air with no more
are only useful in the water, and the motion than a boy's kite, for hours at
same may be said of their feet, although a time. Although he lives upon fish,
they do manage to scramble up on the he seldom swims, and it is said that he
rocks, where they sit upright on their never dives. He catches the flying fish
stumpy tails. They are famous divers, as they leap out of the water, and will
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HE bird in the oppo- chicks when they are half grown, while
site engraving with the female. lays and hatches again.
the graceful crest is There are many kinds of Quails, and
the California Quail, some species is found in almost every
so-called because it is quarter of the globe. We read of
found only in- that them in the Bible, and they have been
State, and near the border in Mexico. common in Egypt and Syria ever since
As it inhabits only the valleys, it is the children of Israel ate them in the
St Wilderness. Hundreds of thousands
are captured in Northern Africa every
year and taken to France.
The Blue Jay is found in nearly
every part of North America. He is
very shy, and likes to flit about in the
shadiest portion of the woods. But
sometimes he flies about the orchards
looking for grubs, and then his rich
plumage shows to great advantage in
the sunlight. He belongs to the Crow
"he family, and, like all his relatives, he is
b very cunning and tricky. When tamed,
S.. bird trainers say that he can be taught
called there the Valley Quail, to distin- more easily than most birds. Like the
guish it from the Mountain Quail. I't mocking bird, he is fond of imitating
has beautiful plumage, and two jet other birds, but instead of learning to
black crests, though they appear as sing their songs, he imitates only the
onein the picture. It does not whistle harsh sounds. When calling to his
like the Eastern Quail, and its cry is mate he can be as sweet as any of his
rather disagreeable than pleasant. companions of the woods ; but at other
Like all the Quails, it can be easily times he will scream so nearly like the
domesticated. hawk as to make an old hen scamper
The bird to its right is the familiar with her chicks, and scare all the little
little Bob White of New England and birds within hearing.
the Middle States. Before it was The cowbird, or cow blackbird,
hunted so mercilessly, it must have comes in summer to nearly all the
been very common in all this portion Northern States. He can be seen fol-
of the country, but now it is quite rare lowing the cows about the pasture and
in some portions. Though it breeds catching the flies which they whisk off
well, in cold winters, whole flocks often with their tails. The cowbird builds no
get frozen under the snow and perish. nest of her own, but lays her eggs in
A pair of Bob Whites will raise two the nests of other birds, where they are
broods of a dozen or more each sum- hatched and cared for without any
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Johij Coleridge Patteson.

MONG the lives of South Pacific. As the islands were in-
missionaries there is habited by savages, he was often at-
none more interesting tacked, and was finally killed in 1871.
than that of John Cole- In order to teach, he had to learn the
ridge Patteson. He many languages of the different islands,
"was the son of Judge and often to attend the sick, wash and
John Patteson, and his mother was a dress the children, and sometimes do
niece of the poet Coleridge. Though his own cooking. Wherever he suc-
he was the eldest son and had brilliant ceeded in talking to the people and
prospects in England, he early formed staying among them, they learned to
love him; but kidnappers used
to come sometimes and carry
off the natives, and Patteson's
life was probably taken as a
consequence of the nefarious
practice.
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The Three Answers.
SBEAUTIFUL, indeed, was the
lesson which a little Sabbath-
school class had been reciting,
-all. about the Saviour's king-
ws- dom. Boys," said the lady,
-__ looking seriously upon the
Little boys, what will you do to
help on the Saviour's kingdom ?
What will you do, James ?"
I will give my half-pence
to the missionaries, and they
,/ shall preach about it to the
heathen," answered James.
"And what will you do,
George ?"
George looked up and said,
I will pray for it."
JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESON. "And what will you do,
John ? said the teacher, addres-
"a resolution to. give up all and become sing the youngest.
"a missionary. His chance did not come He cast down his eyes and softly
till 1857, when he was thirty years old. said, I will give my keart to it." The
In that year he sailed with Bishop teacher blessed the little boy, and
Selwyn for New Zealand. His work breathed a silent prayer that Jesus
was done here and on the islands of the might take the offering.































UNCLE HENRY'S VISIT.


NCLE HENRY had traveled about marbles and bird's nests. And
a long way by train to visit when they had finished eating their
his sister, who was now a cake, Uncle Henry gave them a ride
widow, but had two little girls and a on his knee, and had them both laugh-
boy, who were very found of their ing to such an extent, that their
uncle, and always looked forward with mother coming in, remarked that it
delight to his visit. After he had par- was a treat to see them enjoying them-
taken of some refreshment, he took selves so much, which they hadn't
Ben and I is little sister Nellie on his done since their dear father died, and
knee, and askedd them many questions, she hoped that Uncle Hen_ y would
which they answered to the best of come often, as it was like a ray of
their ability, and they also told him sunshine whenever he made his ap-
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MOTHER HUBBARD.






























OLD Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard,
To get her poor dog a bone;
But when she came there the cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.












MOTHER HUBBARD.


She went to the baker's
To buy him some bread,
But when she came back
The poor dog looked dead.




She went to the joiner's
To buy him a coffin,
But when she came back
The poor dog was laughing.




She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe,
But when she came back
He was smoking a pipe.





She went to the ale-house
To get him some beer,
But when she came back
The dog sat in a chair.





She went to the tavern
For white wine and red,
But when she came back
The dog stood on his head.











MOTHER HUBBARD.


She went to the hatter's
To buy him a hat,
But when she came back
He was feeding the cat.




She went to the barber's
To buy him a wig,
But when she came back
He was dancing a jig.




She went to the fruiterer's
To buy him some fruit,
But when she came back
He was playing the flute.




She went to the tailor's
To buy him a coat,
But when she came back
He was riding a goat.





She went to the cobbler's
To buy him some shoes,
But when she came back
He was reading the news.










MOTHER HUBBARD.


She went to the sempstress
To buy him some linen,
But when she came back
The dog was a-spinning.




She went to the hosier's
To buy him some hose,
But when she came back
He was dress'd in his clothes.




The dame made a courtesy,
The dog made a bow;
A/ The dame said "Your servant,"
The dog said "Bow wow."




This wonderful dog
Was Dame Hubbard's delight;
He could sing, he could dance,
He could read, he could write.




She gave him rich dainties
Whenever he fed,
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HOW TO CATCH A RHINOl)CEROS.

CONSIDER the Rhinoceros ---
His horn will bore, and gore, and _- --_ __- --_
toss
Of course, it hurts you very much ----
Indeed, if once you let it touch ; -
Of course-but that is a mistake must not be- And lok it on that beast forlorn.
This is the way that beast to take:
He runs, and you run merrily
Before him to the nearest tt ree;
Only take care you have with you
A powerful double fixing-srew .
You hide behind the tree, of
course--
Butt goes the brute with all his foree I
At you no doubt he takes his aim, --
To gore you being his little game F: asten it firmly round the horn
Therefore take care--that must not be- And lock it on that beast forlorn.
So mind he butts against the tree. What -can he do, stuck fast like that ?
His .horn, being to that tree applied, Nothing at all, you have him pat
Goes through and on the other side A fine rhinoceros in this plight
Comes out, as it is bound to do. W`ii prove a most amusing sight :
Now then, be ready with your screw I When once you get him in that groove
The brute is fixed-he cannot move.

Of course he goes into a pet,
And in his mind is much upset;
You chalT him then-at least you
can.--
About the skill and craft of man;
And chaff is what he cannot bear,
----_ ~He thinks it is not on the square;
However, you can hold him tight,
Day after day, night after night,
And keep him there till lie is tame
Such briefly is your little game
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StoldtIig iovei. feel the love of a daughter for the wo-
man who acts as their mother, girls who
E once had a very large, hand- know that every day and all day long
some dog whose name was cannot be devoted to holiday-making
"Rover." He was a very without the intervention of duties more
clever dog as well as a hand- or less irksome, girls who when they
some one, and would fetch papa's boots, can gather them accept their roses with
open the door, ring the bell, and carry frank and girlish sincerity of pleasure,
all manner of things. One stormy win- and when they are denied submit with-
ter's night papa was driving home from out repining to the inevitable hardship
the city. It was very dark, and the of circumstances-these are the girls
wind blew off papa's hat, and carried whose companionship gladdens and
it away behind. Before papa could does not oppress or distract the old,
stop the horses, Rover made a bound whose sweetness and ready submission
on to the wheel and scrambled into the to reasonable control of authority make
seat with the hat in his mouth, not life so pleasant and their charge so
much the worse, and then jumping light to those whose care they are;
down resumed his position behind the these are the girls who become good
carriage. He used to delight in accom- wives in the future, and, in their turn,
paying me in my rambles round the wise and understanding mothers, and
house, when I would get a ribbon round who have to choose out of many where
his neck, and we used to have great others are sought of none. The leaven
fun. If he saw any one approaching of them keeps society sweet and pure;
the house, he used to make a bound; for, if all English girls were as recalci-
but when I said "Quiet, Rover," he trant as some are, men might bid adieu
would look up, as much as to say, "All to the woman and the home according
right, I will look after you," and re- to the ideal hitherto cherished.
sume his usual playful manner. Papa
hid the handle of an ax in a hedge, LET the members of households ever
and pointed it out to Rover. The next remember that at home there should
day he was told to go and fetch it, when be peace and unity, though all the world
he trotted off and returned with it, look- be at war. Those bound by the ties of
ing quite pleased at his feat. So you kindred should uphold each other, and
see "Rover" was not only handsome bear with each other's foibles and hide
but clever also. them from strangers' eyes. Those who
~ dwell under the same home-roof must
fight under one flag or be defeated.
LOVABLE GIRLS. -Girls without an Policy, if not good feeling, should bind
undesirable love of liberty and craze for together the members of every house-
individualism, girls who will let them- hold.
selves be guided, girls who have the -
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THE DESERTER.


S Tis fellow, he enlisted,
And was properly assisted
..:,.- In shouldering arms and drilling,
4 And seemed, like others, willing;
But suddenly deserted,
r Because he said "it hurted"
To carry a gun and a bayonet,
And he did not want to play on it;
Nor yet upon the sabre,
For he really disliked the labor !-
" F" But even if he deserted,
He need not have said "hurted; "
Hurt being an irregular verb,
"Not conjugated like curb ;-
However, desert he did,
And for several days was hid;
But the troopers they did find him,
And they tied his hands behind him,
And drove him back to his duty-
Doesn't he look a beauty ?
SLet us hope he will now learn patience,
And also his conjugations.
For hurt, as is known to a peasant,
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But the heart of Sir Pig one day was When he might be jolly like us, and
smitten cool,
(Such things in the volume of fate are With plenty of time for sporting !"
written).
And Sir Pig he went a-courting: So Pig and Frog, at best and worst,
But two merry frogs enjoying the cool Agreed to differ, at last, and at first,
That very same day, in the very same And the part was the same that they
pool, both rehearsed,
Said: Stupid old pig to be playing For they both did sporting and
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KISS BY THE WAYSIDE.


KISSES in the morning
Make the day seem bright,
Filling every corner
With a gleam of light;
And what happiness he misses,
Who, affection's impulse scorning,
. Departs and gives no kisses
To the children in the morning.

SMany think it folly,
SMany say it's bliss,
Very much depending
On whose lips you kiss !
But the truth I am confessing, *
And I'd have you all take warning,
If you covet any blessing,
Kiss the children in the morning !

Kisses in the evening
When the lights are low,
Set two hearts aflaming
With affection's glow.
"And the angels swarm in numbers
Round the pillow they are pressing,
Who are woo'd to peaceful slumbers
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THE HEDGEHOG.

WHERE are you going so fast away ? '
Where are you going?" the children said.
"To seek my dinner, this summer day,
STo seek my dinner," the hedgehog said.

"You've got long prickles, so sharp and fine*
Such terrible prickles! the children said.
"Don't I tell you I'm going to dine?
Let me be trotting," the hedgehog said.

"Nay, nay, now stay; don't hurry away!
Don't run away! the children said.
"What will you get for your dinner to-day. "
"A little fat snail," the hedgehog said.

"And do you gobble your snails quite raw?
Do you not cook them ? the children said.
"Such inquisitive children I never saw!
Of course I don't cook them the hedgehog said.
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"SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER."


"MISTRESS NELLIE, fair good morning! "Dear Mistress Nellie you distress mI,
To night I go to see the play; For long I've counted on this play.
We have a box, will you go with us ? And if your sisters do not like it
I beg you will not say me nay! Surely they can stay away "

"Oh, no I could not, pray excuse me, Dear Master Lacy, I will go then,
Whatever would my sisters say ? And I will join your party gay;
You know they are so stiff and mighty, I dearly, dearly love a frolic,
They will not go to see the play." To night I'll go to see the play! "









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OOR George makes a very sour
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suffered punishment for running
about the streets when he should
have been at work. If he had been a good
boy and learnt his lessons, it would not
have happened; but now let us hope that
this will be a warning to him. and will make
him in future an obedient child.

TEACHING DOLLY TO WALK.
O L Y, walk, you little THE CHILD'S MAY SONG.
goose,
Don't annoy me; what's A merry little maiden;
the use ? In the merry month of May,
You can walk as well as I-- Came tripping o'er the meadow;
Just as well if you would try. As she sang this merry lay:-
See how nicely you are dressed, "I'm a merry little maiden,
Fitted with your very best. My heart is light and gay;
Were you but as proud as I, And I love the sunny weather
You could walk if you would try. In the merry month of May.
Come, the grass is fresh and clear I love the pretty lambkins
Do not tumble, dolly dear. That gayly sport and play,
Step up lively; if you try, And make such frolic gambols
You can walk as well as I. In the merry month of May.
There you drop, you naughty doll; "I love the little birdies
Be ashamed of such a fall. That sit upon the spray,
Home I mean to make you go, And sing me such a blithe song
If you trouble Clara so. In the merry month of May.
I love the blooming flowers
That grow on bank and brae,
How things are done the adverbs tell, And with them weave my garlands
As slowly, quickly, ill or well. In the merry month of May.
Conjunctions join the words together, I love my little sisters
As men and women, wind or weather. And my brothers every day,
And I seem to love them better
The preposition stands before In the merry month of May.
A noun, as in or through a door.
The interjection shows surprise, Instead of nouns the pronouns stand,
As oh how pretty; ah how wise. Her head, his face,your arm, my hand.









"GEORGE."
OOR George makes a very sour
face; and why ? Because he just
suffered punishment for running
about the streets when he should
have been at work. If he had been a good
boy and learnt his lessons, it would not
have happened; but now let us hope that
this will be a warning to him. and will make
him in future an obedient child.

TEACHING DOLLY TO WALK.
O L Y, walk, you little THE CHILD'S MAY SONG.
goose,
Don't annoy me; what's A merry little maiden;
the use ? In the merry month of May,
You can walk as well as I-- Came tripping o'er the meadow;
Just as well if you would try. As she sang this merry lay:-
See how nicely you are dressed, "I'm a merry little maiden,
Fitted with your very best. My heart is light and gay;
Were you but as proud as I, And I love the sunny weather
You could walk if you would try. In the merry month of May.
Come, the grass is fresh and clear I love the pretty lambkins
Do not tumble, dolly dear. That gayly sport and play,
Step up lively; if you try, And make such frolic gambols
You can walk as well as I. In the merry month of May.
There you drop, you naughty doll; "I love the little birdies
Be ashamed of such a fall. That sit upon the spray,
Home I mean to make you go, And sing me such a blithe song
If you trouble Clara so. In the merry month of May.
I love the blooming flowers
That grow on bank and brae,
How things are done the adverbs tell, And with them weave my garlands
As slowly, quickly, ill or well. In the merry month of May.
Conjunctions join the words together, I love my little sisters
As men and women, wind or weather. And my brothers every day,
And I seem to love them better
The preposition stands before In the merry month of May.
A noun, as in or through a door.
The interjection shows surprise, Instead of nouns the pronouns stand,
As oh how pretty; ah how wise. Her head, his face,your arm, my hand.






























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THE PUFFED-UP SMOKER.

OH, GORDON, how naughty!
Now, don't look so haughty,-
That's Uncle's pet pipe you've got in
your hand.
If you go on smoking,
We'll soon have you choking,
We'll then have to bury you under
the sand.

Said Gordon to Nellie,
"Go home and cook jelly,
And don't interfere so with me and
my pipe!
S Or else go and garden,
First begging my pardon,
And see if the plums have begun to
get ripe."

























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"THE MORE HASTE, THE LESS SPEED."
UR two friends were on their
way home, and being in a
great hurry, owing to their
S' staying out longer than they
,, l should have done, thought of making
a short cut by crossing the pond that
__was just frozen over. In their great
... haste they over-looked the danger
S sign and stepped on the ice, but
before they were half-way over, the
ice broke and they fell into the water.
Sh I am glad to say they got home safe
.... after all, but hereafter they should
better understand the proverb, "the
a more haste the less speed."
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GOING TO. THE CIRCUS.
One of the greatest pleasures of CHILD'S SONG IN SPRING.
children is going to the circus. How Yes, little girl,
they always enjoy seeing the wild Out in the wheat,
animals, the beautiful trained horses, Daisies are springing
how they laugh over the funny sayings White as your feet;
and jests of the clowns, and how they Growing for you
get excited about the races. Our Out in the wheat,
young people in our illustration Only because
appear to be delighted and thoroughly You are so sweet.
pleased. It really does one good to Yes, little girl,
see people enjoy themselves.the way Down in the wood,
they do. And then when they go Violets are blowing
home after the circus is finished, they Blue as your hood;
will talk themselves to sleep, telling Blooming for you,
how the clown tried to walk on his Down in the wood,
ear, and couldn't, and about the gen- Only because
tleman whlo. rode on the horses bare You are so good.
back and jumped over bars, through Yes, little girl,
hoops, and the wonderful way he rode Under the mere,
on the horses tail without falling off. Lilies laugh up
Where the water is clear;
Three little words you often see Smile up at you
Are articles, a, an and tke. From under the mere,
A noun's the name, of any thing, Only because
As school or garden, hoop or swing. You are so dear.









"THE MORE HASTE, THE LESS SPEED."
UR two friends were on their
way home, and being in a
great hurry, owing to their
S' staying out longer than they
,, l should have done, thought of making
a short cut by crossing the pond that
__was just frozen over. In their great
... haste they over-looked the danger
S sign and stepped on the ice, but
before they were half-way over, the
ice broke and they fell into the water.
Sh I am glad to say they got home safe
.... after all, but hereafter they should
better understand the proverb, "the
a more haste the less speed."
--------
GOING TO. THE CIRCUS.
One of the greatest pleasures of CHILD'S SONG IN SPRING.
children is going to the circus. How Yes, little girl,
they always enjoy seeing the wild Out in the wheat,
animals, the beautiful trained horses, Daisies are springing
how they laugh over the funny sayings White as your feet;
and jests of the clowns, and how they Growing for you
get excited about the races. Our Out in the wheat,
young people in our illustration Only because
appear to be delighted and thoroughly You are so sweet.
pleased. It really does one good to Yes, little girl,
see people enjoy themselves.the way Down in the wood,
they do. And then when they go Violets are blowing
home after the circus is finished, they Blue as your hood;
will talk themselves to sleep, telling Blooming for you,
how the clown tried to walk on his Down in the wood,
ear, and couldn't, and about the gen- Only because
tleman whlo. rode on the horses bare You are so good.
back and jumped over bars, through Yes, little girl,
hoops, and the wonderful way he rode Under the mere,
on the horses tail without falling off. Lilies laugh up
Where the water is clear;
Three little words you often see Smile up at you
Are articles, a, an and tke. From under the mere,
A noun's the name, of any thing, Only because
As school or garden, hoop or swing. You are so dear.





























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BATHING.


HE didn't like bathing, oh dear oh dear!
The sea was so cold and the waves came so near.
But sister was gentle, oh, sister was kind,
She whispered of beautiful shells they would find.
She told him the waves sing a wonderful song,
That only to wavelets and ripples belong.
"And will you not bathe, and make friends with the sea?
And would you not like a merman to be ? "
Then slowly the frown faded out of his face,
And a smile like a ripple came back in its place.














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" IGHT OF WAY."
"RIGHT OF WAY."
"BAA, baa, there's no road this way! "
"Pretty sheep, do let me pass, I say,
It's too late to go back again to-day;
Nice little sheep, please do go away!"

"Baa, baa, we won't let you by;
It's no use for you to begin to cry.
You can't come this road,-no, not if you try,
And never mind asking the reason why."









INDIAN CONVERTS.
H-- -lOSE three young.lads sit-
ting in their native woods,
where birds in the richest
-of dress and nature in its
loveliest attire are to be seen, are
Indians, having been recently con-
-verted to the Christian religion. They
now attend the mission schools and
are learning the English language,
and also how to write it, which to
S them is the greatest puzzle. In the
intervals of school hours they still de-
light to take a run into the woods and
listen to the songs of the birds, and
enjoy the fruit and beauty of nature.

A SONG FOR MERRY HARVEST.
Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep May bend the knees in thanks to see
its fullest, loudest string; the ample promised bread:
The bee below, the bird above, are Awake, then, all!- 'tis Nature's call;
teaching us to sing and every voice that lives
A song for merry harvest; and the Shall welcome merry Harvest, and
one who will not bear bless the hand that gives.
His grateful part, partakes a boon he
ill deserves to share. THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.
The grasshopper is pouring forth his The first postage stamp ever used
quick and'trembling notes; in this country is believed to have been
The laughter of the gleaner's child, brought out in New Haven, Connec-
the heart's own music, floats. ticut, in 1846, by E. A. Mitchell, who
Up! up! I say, a roundelay from was then the postmaster there. In
every voice that lives response to many complaints of incon-
Should welcome merry Harvest, and venience in paying postage at the
bless the hand that gives. delivery windows, as the office was
The buoyant soul that loves the bowl sometimes closed, and it took time at
may see the dark grapes shine; best, Mr. Mitchell finally got a stamp
And gems of melting ruby deck the engraved and printed. These stamps
ringlets of the vine; were sold at postage rates, and proved
Who prizes more the foaming ale, very convenient. An engraver of
may gaze upon the plain; New Haven has found the original
And feast his eye with yellow hops design, engraved -in-- 846. -The
and sheets.of bearded grain. stamping tool Was made for use as a
The kindly one whose bosom aches canceling stamp, as used now, and the
to see a dog unfed, letters were engraved on brass.









INDIAN CONVERTS.
H-- -lOSE three young.lads sit-
ting in their native woods,
where birds in the richest
-of dress and nature in its
loveliest attire are to be seen, are
Indians, having been recently con-
-verted to the Christian religion. They
now attend the mission schools and
are learning the English language,
and also how to write it, which to
S them is the greatest puzzle. In the
intervals of school hours they still de-
light to take a run into the woods and
listen to the songs of the birds, and
enjoy the fruit and beauty of nature.

A SONG FOR MERRY HARVEST.
Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep May bend the knees in thanks to see
its fullest, loudest string; the ample promised bread:
The bee below, the bird above, are Awake, then, all!- 'tis Nature's call;
teaching us to sing and every voice that lives
A song for merry harvest; and the Shall welcome merry Harvest, and
one who will not bear bless the hand that gives.
His grateful part, partakes a boon he
ill deserves to share. THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.
The grasshopper is pouring forth his The first postage stamp ever used
quick and'trembling notes; in this country is believed to have been
The laughter of the gleaner's child, brought out in New Haven, Connec-
the heart's own music, floats. ticut, in 1846, by E. A. Mitchell, who
Up! up! I say, a roundelay from was then the postmaster there. In
every voice that lives response to many complaints of incon-
Should welcome merry Harvest, and venience in paying postage at the
bless the hand that gives. delivery windows, as the office was
The buoyant soul that loves the bowl sometimes closed, and it took time at
may see the dark grapes shine; best, Mr. Mitchell finally got a stamp
And gems of melting ruby deck the engraved and printed. These stamps
ringlets of the vine; were sold at postage rates, and proved
Who prizes more the foaming ale, very convenient. An engraver of
may gaze upon the plain; New Haven has found the original
And feast his eye with yellow hops design, engraved -in-- 846. -The
and sheets.of bearded grain. stamping tool Was made for use as a
The kindly one whose bosom aches canceling stamp, as used now, and the
to see a dog unfed, letters were engraved on brass.





















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CHARITY CHILDREN PREPARING FOR TIHE
HARVEST HOME.

IN mob-cap and apron as white as the snow,
What are they doing! Heigho! heigho!
Wreathing a pillar with garland of posies
Of green leaves and jasmine, and red and white roses.
They are dressing the church for the thanksgiving-day;
The old village church is not often so gay.
So that's what the children are doing, heigho! .
In apron and mob-cap as white as the snow.

Soon will the church bells go pealing and ringing,
Soon will the Charity Children go singing
Into the church where the wreaths are all twining,-
Where lilies and roses are blooming and shining;
Where the rich autumn light through the windows is
streaming,
Till old aOd young faces light up with its beaming.
In apron and mob-cap as white as the snow,
There sit the Charity Children, heigho!








































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ILLUSTRATION BY MISS DICKENS.
Our Mabel has her lessons to learn Her sister's her teacher, who fondly
and to write, guides her hand
Though the wind's in the west, and And makes her the very best writer
the sun's shining bright in the land.






































THE FOX AND DUCKS.

OH, you sly and cunning fellow,
For mischief always mellow ;
Don't you wish now, the ducks were near,
Swimming in the water clear ?
Then you would the branches drop,
And upon them you would flop;
Then such a scrimmage there would be,
Which the ducks don't wish to see.


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OH busy bee, Each seems to know
On wing so free, Both where to go,
jYet all in order true ; And what it has to do.
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THE SPELLING LESSON.
OW, pussy, you must be real good,
And learn to spell like me;
When I say, "Pussy, what is this ? "
You must say, That' is C." (C-a-t.)

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THE TWO PETS.

Tms pretty dog was given to me And he told me I must never forger
By uncle, who is now on the sea; To feed and care for my handsome pet..






















































PEDRO AND HIS GUINEA-PIG.

SEE this pretty little boy with his three was very young; and his mother being very
guinea-pigs. He is ever so far away from poor, he left his beautiful Savoy to try and
home : and when you speak to him, he only earn some money for his old mother, by
nods and smiles and says, "Si, Signor. showing off his pets, and playing on a little
Poor little fellow! his father died when he organ.



































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The sheep, all the while, were many a mile
From where the poor child was stopping;
Afar ou the hill, at their own sweet will,
The grass they were greedily cropping.


She thought she could hear, it seemed quite near,
The noise of the sheep in the meadow;
But when the sound stopped, on the grass she dropped,
And played in the sunshine and shadow.
















































FOLLOW THE LEADER.

FOLLOW the leader, now follow the lead So think the owners, as, with upward' glance,
Such a very bold sheep is this indeed- They see the sheep to the ship advance.
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PUPPIES AND TORTOISE.
SIGHT most strange and wonderful
IThree little puppies saw-
A creature out of shell of horn
Popped out a head and claw.







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Here re valentines one, two, three


There is oe f Harry ad one for Will,




THE FIRSlieT VALENTINE.
iAT-TAT at the door! Rat-tat at: the door!
i ~ZHere tire valentines one, two, three ;
There is olne for Harry auld one for Willy
And a big one for girlie, see!















































WE will make hay now while We'll not waste a minute,
the sun shines- For the west wind is fair;
We'll not waste a golden 0 the hay-day is rare I
minute !
The blue arch to-day no storm shadow The sky is without a brown cloud in
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SPRING.


LITTLE pale flower, a little pale The children come with a bound and a
flower, shout,
All down in the meadow growing: For it is a gldsome meeting
Oh, children dear, the spring is
here, Not the fairest rose in summer that bl1'o
And darksome winter is going. Will get so joyous a greeting


















































PLAYING AT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

MARCH, little people, on you go; Freddy apd Johnny, and Robin and
Put down your foot, and each point Nell,
your to ; 1Nurserv homes last witb Baby Bell


















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THE HOBBY HORSE.


HAD a little hobby horse, I sold it to an old woman
And it was dapple gray ; For a copper groat;
Its head was made of pea straw, And I'll not sing my song again,
Its tail was made of hay. Without a new coat.








































MRS. BUNNY AND FAMILY.
SEE the rabbits both young and old,
A merry family I've been told,
Frolicking o'er the grass so green,
The happiest family ever was seen.
Something has just alarmed them here,
And soon they'll scamper off with fear.
I hope it's not some ugly gun,
To come and spoil their family fun.





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