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Title: Aunt Louisa's first book for children
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Title: Aunt Louisa's first book for children
Alternate Title: First book for children
Physical Description: 93, 1 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Valentine, L ( Laura ), d. 1899
Frederick Warne and Co ( Publisher )
Emrik & Binger ( Lithographer )
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co.
Place of Publication: London ;
New York
Publication Date: 1894
 Subjects
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1894   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1894   ( lcsh )
Primers (Instructional books) -- 1894   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet books -- 1894   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1894
Genre: Children's stories
Children's poetry
Primers (Instructional books)   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet books   ( rbgenr )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York
Netherlands
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: with numerous illustrations.
General Note: Attributed to Laura Valentine by the Bodleian Library.
General Note: "Lith in Holland by Emrik & Binger, 337 Strand, London"--back cover
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Bibliographic ID: UF00082774
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002222566
notis - ALG2812
oclc - 226307845

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of


JOHN AND IIIS DOG.


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we


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on so

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FIRST READING LESSON.


Do
No.


go up.
He is


to go to it.


It is my ox.
If my ox is to go.
I am at it. It is I.


As ye go.
We go up.
He is at it.


So it isi.:


ah


am at


an


go

he

if


in

is


lo

me


it my

to


up


We


go


on.




LESSON 2.


We go up to it.
Ye go up to us.


go up to it.


Is it by me ?


We do


He is up it.


Oh! go up by me, do.


No.


LESSON- 3.


Do it


so.


He is to do it.


'We or
It is it.
It is so.


On


ye go.
Is it so
As he is.


an ox.


We do


Oh No.


so.


or no?
It is to be.


Of it.


LESSON 4.


It is he.


Do I


do so?


Go in to it.
He is at it.
Do as we do.


If it be so.
So it is by me.
My ox is to go.
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LESSON 5.


Do we go up to it?
We do go up. So do I.
He is to do so. If he be in.
Is it he? Is it I?
I am to go on to it.
As we go; as I go. Do so.


Be
It i
An
It i
No
To


LESSON 6.
it so. Do as we do.
s my ox. Go up to it.
ox is it? As it is so.
s on an ox. If it is he.
it is I. Do gp to it.
me it is so. Is it so?


LESSON 7.
Is it to be so? No, it is he.
He is to do it if he is up.
As it is in it, go to it.
He is to go to us as he is.
Oh no. By me-to me.
If we go. I am to do it.
So is he. Of it; to it; by it.
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FIGURES AND OBJECTS.


2.-TWO BOYS.


1.-ONE GIRL.


3.-THREE OLD MEN.


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SPELLING LESSONS IN WORDS OF THREE LETTERS


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bee
cup


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FLY.


are
boy
can
pan





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but
cry
eye
sty
sky
try


yes
the
pea
for
now
not
bog
fog
sun
fun
tea
sea
mug
pug


HAY.
she
was
see
one
two
you
six
mix
get
met
bar
tar
far
mar


dog
egg,
fly


BEE.


too
her
put
cut
inn


mop
top
joy
toy
off
car
jar


EYE.


Do you
see the fly?
Yes, I do.
No, I do
not, but I


had
has
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him



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ear
man
fan
ran
run
set





EAR.

see an ant;
do you ?
Oh, yes, I
do.


FLY AND-ANT
36




LESSON 1.


and
ram


fat
hat


ham
jam


My cat can eat a rat.


my pet.


Do you see her


cat
rat


i has a dog and it is his pet; as


the cat is my pet.


cat ?


Has she a


No, she has not one, but


he has.


LESSON 2.
It is a ram you see. A fat
ram, but it is no one's pet.
It 'can run, and the dog can
run too. He has a hat, so has
she. Get me a bit of ham for
Sthe cat to eat. Oh! no, do


not


let her eat it.


LESSON 3.
My cat can run and get the rat and eat it.
The rat was in my cot.
-L ~How did it get in ? No


one saw it.
saw it go in.
not.
37


RAT-


Oh! yes, he
No, he did


eat
pit


pet
let
She is
? He


CAT.


RAM.




LESSON 4.


new men


may


The boy is hot,


he is in


the sun.


Let us


go


to the


new -cut hay, and we can


the men who mow.


go out ?
you to go.


No, it is too hot for


LESSON 5.


log


The man has


See, he


cut the ash.


Scan
No, it


is not an ash; it is


an oak.


Sit on a log


out of the sun.
you hot ?


No, I am not.
go. No, let me


Go in the
sit by you.


hay.


Do


The man can cut it, can


he not?
by you.


He can.


Go to her. I am


The boy, too, has an axe.


who


out


mow


hot


see


May


axe


ash


-oak


sit


old


axe.


an


old


Are


oak.


It is an


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LESSON 6.


ink
pen


LESSON 7.


He has
a cow. It
is a fat
cow. Men
mow hay
for the
cow to eat.


He has a
cap. Put
it on. It


is his
too,
his


cow.


net,
and
ink


and pen.


She has a fat
the ink. Get
It is on my bed.
now to see the
pig. Are you


pig.


My pen


A BIG PIG.
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is bad, and so is
. my cap for me.
SI am to go out
cow and the


to go ?


Yes.


cap
cow


bed
red


net
hog


pig
bag




LESSON 8.


EEL.
fox
ton
tub
how


FOX.


Did


you


is his top,
fox run ?
my net.
eat it. H


jug?
has


see the eft ?
and her tub.


No, I did


Yes, I saw it.


Did


not.


.an you eat an


you see


the


An eel is in


eel ?


ow the fox can run!


Yes, she has.


a mop..


My cap


He has a top.


We do not
Has Ann a


is on.


'She


She has not


a top.


EFT.


eft
eel
jug.
Ann


TOP.


JUG.




LESSON 9.


Tom
big


cot
fed


DOG.


Tom has a big dog;
too, as you see.


and he has a bat


The sky
our cot.
i .


is red


The dog is
him eat a bit


fed
of


to-day, we

by' Ann.


pie


can see it in


She can


if he -can eat


let
or


you
not


PIE.


may cut
eat pie.


it, Ann.'
You


mop up the wet mud


men are on the ice.
see the men on the ice ?


do.


Get me a bit


0o


No, I do


:an go
now.


Do you
Yes, I
f ice to


eat. Do not eat it, Ann.
not fit to eat. I beg. you
to eat it.


bad
box

hit

saw

gay


did
day

try

dry

nut


wet
mud

pie

tie

win


ice
fit

beg

bat,

Ann


and
The


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SPELLING LESSONS OF THREE AND


rose


kite


moth


oats


pink


cock


bird dove
.
lark
dark
park
bark
farm
harm ROSE.
4.
fish
dish
last
past
cast
fast
OATS.
7.
jay
pay
nay
ray
sly
pry JAY.


milk


silk


gate


MOTH.


KITE


PINK.


COCK.


DOVE.


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The child is to find the first ezght words
on the pictures when they are learnt.


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FOUR LETTERS,


late.
5.
rest
Best
west
mill
fill
bill
6.
r wing
sing
morn
born
song
long
8.
kit
pin
lip
sip
dip
rip




LESSON 10.


good
kind
slow
mine
kept
draw
lost
seen TWO ASSES.

The ass is good and
One of these asses is mine.
at the farm to draw the cart.
nice one; we have six cows
a hive for our bees. We r
the ass and to the cows.
we find bees as well as in
,by the pond
we have seen /
up. Here is a
like it? No, I FROG.
a hen of my own, and sh
me; one a. day. Have you
No, I have not. I will give


44


here
have
hive
wood
must
well
pond
frog


kind, but slow.
They are kept
Our farm is a
and an ox; and
nust be kind to
In the wood
the hive; and
in the wood
a frog jump
frog. Do you
do not. I have
e lays eggs for
seen my hen?
you an egg?


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LESSON 11.
vat port beat hand
gnat fort feet land
hold air meet hurt
sold fair pray pert
told drum flay rill
wine hum lay will
pine plum ring soul
line wasp VAT. sting glad
A vat is made to hold
wine. This vat is for port
wine. We hear by our ears.
When a drum is beat, our
RING. ears can hear it. DRUM.

A wasp has a sting. It will sting you if you
put your hand oni it, so pray do not do so. A
fly will eat jam. Here ,
are some by a jar of -. ,.4.
plum jam. They do At
not sting to hurt, but a ..nw-
WASP. gnat does; its sting
will hurt, but not as much as that
f a asDANCE OF FLIES.
of a wasp.
The gnats are to be seen by the
pond. Here are some of them.
When the sun s sets, they fly up
in the air, and -seem glad.




LESSON 12.


kid
owl
web
near
tree
like


WEB.


this
know
nice
make
take
wake


Do you see the web up in the tree?


Yes,


I do. Can you m
.I I cannot.


ake a web like it? Oh, no,
Here is an inn, you see; and


lan owl is on a, tree near it.


can fly.


Has Tom a kid?


INN. know if he has one or not.


a nice pet for a boy.


Who is Tom ?


An owl
I do not
A kid is
He is a


boy who has an ass. Did you see the owl ?
Yes, I did see it; it was near the inn, and so
was the kid. 'The kid is the pet of the men


of the inn as well as of Tom.


Tom ?


Do you know


He is a kind boy,


and is good to his ass and
'to his kid and to his dog.
He made me a kite, one
WL. day, and I can fly it,.
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MARY AND THE TINY DUCKS.



47





LESSONS IN WORDS


OF TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX
LETTERS.


1.
these
those
could
would
5.
arms
knee
head
face
place
hair
pair
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chase
race
brain
chain
drain
grain
train


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sail
fail
ship
slip


2.
might
night
chair
stair
6.
nurse
child
aunt
plant
ease
tease
seas
10.
stain
main
vain
heart
part
start
mart


slice
price
dwell
shell
spell
swell
fell
fall
call
small


BELL.


NURSE AND CHILD.


MAN, BOY, AND DOG.


hymr
swim
sprint
string


mark
hark


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strong
g prong
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stars
cars


3.
cream
dream
gleam
steam


4.
bleat
cheat
treat
wheat


7. 8.
field boat
yield float
boast fruit
coast suit
earn mute
learn cute
11. 12.
foam earth
roam mirth
moan birth
groan beach
oar peach
boar teach
roar reach


sand
pull
full
fern
stern
broom
room
thank
prank
sent
went


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LESSON 1.


quite
proud
tail
rail
mane
please
friend
spend
end
lend
right
sight
fight


walk
town
rent
street
threw
stone
James
throw
faces
loud
ground
caught
pony


JAMES AND HIS PONY.


James loves
sweets and bits
name is Fun.


his wee po-ny.
of bread, and


He
pats


gives it
it; its


James can ride quite well,


and Fun goes fast when he has


his back, and


James is


proud of


James on
Fun's nice


tail and mane. Fun is fond of
and will try to please him; and


the


boy,


James is


kind to Fun; they are good friends,
po-ny and boy. James has a kind,
heart.


that
good




LESSON 2.


grows bread mouse look stalk
rich sheaf flour shall house
enough flies means stile drive
Wheat grows in the rich earth
to make us bread. Men cut it
down, and tie it up like this, in
what is said to be a sheaf. The
grain is ground at the mill, and
it is then the flour, that we make
into bread. Cook makes it, not I.
A small- mouse has put her nest
in the wheat. Look at her. Here
she is on the stalk of the wheat.
Hers is a small house, but it is big
enough for her. Do you see the
bee that flies over the sheaf?

This boy does not live in the
town. He has a whip, and he
means to get over the stile, and go
to the wheat field, to drive the cart
home. He is a good boy.
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LESSON 3.


COMING HOME WITH THE FLOWERS.


Rose has


pick
much
ere
climb
a-gain
uses
tools
gave
things
toys


been out in the fields


seed
plough
goes
spoon
floor
John
thin
stout
short
poor


to pick


spring buds. She has her lap full of them. She
will give them to her sick Aunt to make her


room smell sweet and look
John is a good boy;


take a nest
poor bird.


bright.
he would


or hurt a
WVhen he has


time to play, he uses the
tools his Aunt gave him,
and makes nice things
with them. He has just
made a box to hold his


tools.
nice ?


Does it not look


JOHN AND HIS TOOLS.


the


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LITTLE ARTHUR'S DAY.


WAKING UP.


Little Arthur wakes at the
peep of day;


DIGGING IN THE GARDEN.

To dig his garden he eagerly
strives ;


GOING DOWN STAIRS.


He is dressed, and goes down
the stairs to play.


DRIVING THE COW.


And then in the field the
old cow he drives.





LITTLE ARTHUR'S


PLAYING AT BEING A CARPENTER.

As a carpenter next, a box he
makes;


RIDING THE ROCKING HORSE.


Then a ride


on his rocking-


horse he takes.


~7 ~IQ


ASKING FOR A STORY.

For a story he begs in the failing
light;


SAYING "GOOD NIGHT."

In bed the boy murmurs a sweet
Good night."


DAY.




NELL AND THE BUDS.
sweet twists
buds large
creep-er thinks
fold horns
leaves queen
Nell loves the
sweet buds of the
bind-weed that
A grows in the field.
n YIt twists round a
small tree. She
thinks the buds
look like horns, so
she calls down one
to the queen of the
buds to ask where
she lives, and if
she will come out
of one and have a
game of play with
her. But there is
no queen of the
buds or the leaves.
Who made them?
.~l8' .You can .tell,
Freddie, can you
not? Yes, the good God made them grow.




A SMALL MAID.
Jane will only hard dust
clean maid sweeps
raises round soon
next would these does

Jane thinks she can
clean the house as well as
the maid can, so she takes
the broom and sweeps and
sweeps quite hard, and
raises a great dust; but she
goes round and round, and
so the dust moves only
from one place to the next,
but it is still there. We
must learn how to do all
things, or we cannot do
them. If Ann would teach
Jane how to sweep,
she would soon do it
very well. Jane has
put on Ann's cap,
and' thinks she is
like Ann now; but
she cannot sweep
as Ann does.


moves




GOING TO WAR.




J77-
-~m -' -
I I1








war march wall die
flag along laugh brave
sword horse first sure
The boys play at go-ing to war. Here
they are! They have a gun, a horse, a
drum, a flag, a horn, a sword, and they march
along; they mean to fight and win the day.
Old Tom and Ann are on the wall; they
look at the boys and laugh. Tom says,
"On you go, boys! Fight and win; do not
let any one take our flag." "No, we will
die first," cry the boys. They are brave lads,
and will fight well, we feel sure.




THE FIVE


This lit-tie pig went
to mar-ket, J


This lit-tle pig ate
roast beef


This lit-tle pig stayed
at home;


~'o2?L


This lit-tle pig
had none.


This lit-tie pig said, "Wee! wee! wee !
I can't find my way home !"
57


PIGS.


LIT-TLE





THE FOUR


SPRING.


SUMMER.
58


SEASONS.





































AUTUMN.


I


/- "-


WINTER.
59





BY THE


Do you
am so glad
to the sea.
sea-weeds.


LESSON 1.
like to go on the sands ? Oh, yes! I
when pa-pa says that it is time to go
I love the sands and the shells and
Do not you ? Yes, I do; I love them all.


don-key
kick
hoofs
shoes
seat
thrown
scream
trot
grew
drew
weeds
back


steer
beam
seem
tide
ride
wide
ebb
flow
storm
spade
rake
build


LESSON 2.
John one day went on a don-key to the sands
to have a ride; but the ass was a bad one. It
gave a kick and threw up its hoofs, and John was
thrown off on the sand, but I am glad to say he
was not hurt.


___


C-----~-


SEA.




LESSON 3.


heap white

flow-ers green

home plume

black grey

cheeks cloak
ROSE'S WALK.
Rose has had leave to walk in the wood
near the house. It is Spring, and she has
got -a great heap of flow-ers to take home.
Rose is a good girl, and minds all that is said
to her; so her Ma-ma is fond of her, and is
glad to do any thing to please her. She
gave Rose a doll to-day. It has black eyes
and hair, and red cheeks, and its dress is of
white silk, with green stripes on it. It has a
white hat, with a plume in it, and a grey
cloak. It is a nice doll, and Rose loves it,
but she did not bring it out to-day, as she
meant to go to the woods.
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her


CAT
and




A
DOG
and


A
MARE
and






Some
SHEEP


KITTENS.






some
PUPPIES.


a
FOAL.







and
LAMBS.







her
CALF.


Two
GOATS







A COCK
and
A HEN





A DUCK
and


and
TWO
KIDS.







with their
CHICKENS.






her
DUCKLINGS.


COW
and

















THE SWALLOW.


The Swal-low comes to us
in May. It flies very fast;
but it does not sing.


THE SKYLARK.


This bird gets up when
the sun rises, and sings a
sweet song as it flies up to
the sky.


THE SONG THRUSH.


The Thrush can sing, and
its song is very sweet. It
sings in March.


THE CUCKOO.
When we hear the Cuc-koo
in the tree,we know that Spring
is come. We like to hear him
cry Cuc-koo, Cuc-koo!"


















THE BLACKBIRD


This bird sings a sweet
song. It is ve-ry kind to
its young birds.


THE STARLING.


The Starl-ing can
to speak, and will
word we teach it.


be taught
say -any


THE HOUSE SPARROW.


The spar-row lives in a
nest in the wall and on the
house-top. It does not sing.


THE WREN.


The wren is a small bird,
but sings a sweet song to us all
the win-ter, even in the snow.
5




SPELLING LESSONS OF FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX LETTERS.
LESSON 1.
shines gone
warm ripe
Knock t stick
boughs bush
down work
IN THE WOOD. shade throws

The boys and girls have gone
into the woods to play. The
nuts are ripe, and Tom wants to
knock some down with his stick.
Nell and Ann pick some from a
low bush; Rose is on her knees
.,- to look at the ants at work, and
Ned throws stones into the pond at the leaves.
The sun shines, but they are in the shade, and
do not feel too warm under the fine old trees.
By-and-by, Nurse will bring out some cups and
the teapot, and they will have tea; the boughs of
the oak-tree will shade them. Ann will drink
milk, she does not like tea; but all six of them
will eat the nice cake Nurse gives them.
66




LESSON 2.


cold
snow
fire
flames


storm
freeze
hard
bard


It is cold;


thus
poke
coals
poles
clothes


cloth
rain
hail


snow is


wind
thaw
time
world
each
cloud
block
clock

on the


wool
sheep
frost
smoke
road
roof
skate
prate


earth and on


the trees, and the road is quite hard from the


frost.


The snow is on the roof of the house


and on the ground, and all the world looks white.


Last night the rain


is no wind,


no rain


and hail fell; to-day there
I, no hail, but it freezes
hard. Let us make


a good fire;


put


on coals, but first


poke it.


Thus we


shall make
room warm.


WINTER.


the




LESSON 3.


bells

chimes

heat

stands

lane

leads


porch

church

o-ver

hedge

three

miles


It is warm in the sun, though there are
clouds in the sky; so the girls and boys go out
of the house and lie on the grass, in the shade
of the trees. Their house stands in the lane that
leads to the town, but it is quite three miles
from it. They do not like the town. They love
the green fields, the grass, and the trees. Do
you see the sheep in the field over the stile and
the church which is far off? Yes, I do.




LESSON 4.


Will

Jane

tale

light

though

when


Jane and Will like to sit by the fire when it
is cold and dark. Some-times Jane tells Will a
tale; some-times they look in the fire and think
they see faces in the red-hot coals. Did you see
some when you sat by the fire? No, I did
not, and I do not think they did.
69


nought

brought

sought

tells

tongs

prongs




LESSON 5.
BRAVE HUGH.
Hugh was out for a
walk one day in the
town, and as he went
down one of the streets,
a boy threw a stone
at him, and hurt him.
Hugh told him not to
throw stones; but the
bad boy only made
faces at him. Hugh
went on, but by-and-
by he heard a loud
cry. He cast a look
back, and saw the bad L `---'
boy on the ground, and some horses just about
to go over him. Hugh iTan. aid caught the
horses' heads, and held-them while the bad boy
got up. So, though the boy had hurt him with
a stone, he saved the lad's life at the risk of his
own, for the horses might .have gone over him.
Was not Hugh a good, kindlboy ?
70





NURSERY DITTIES.


THE Queen of
Hearts she
made some
tarts,
All on a
summer rs
day;
The Knave of
Hearts, he
stole the
tarts,
And took
them clean
away.


THE QUEEN OF HEARTS.


The King of
H e a rts
called for
the tarts,
And beat the
Knave full
sore ;
The Knave
of Hearts
brought
back the
tarts,
And vowed
he'd steal
no more.


SEE
All


a pin and pick
the day you'll


it up,
have good


luck;
See a pin and let it lay,
Bad luck you'll have all the day.



TOM, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig and away he run.
The pig was eat, and Tom was
beat,
And Tom went -roaring down
the street.


THE north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor Robin do
then ?
Poor thing!


He'll sit in a barn,
And to keep himself warm,
Will hide his head under his
wing,
Poor thing!


RHYMES AND


NURSERY





AND NURSERY


JACK and Jill went up the
hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his
crown,


And Jill came
after.


tumbling


LITTLE Jack Horner sat in a
corner,
Eating his Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb, and


And


took out a plum,
said, "What
boy am I !"


a good


HERE am I, little jumping Joan;
When nobody's with me,.
I am always alone.

THIRTY days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting Leap.year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.


NURSERY


RHYMES


DITTIES.






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AS~TI** O'T P~SD I jW *BEK- X




FABLES.


THE LION AND THE MOUSE.
ONCE upon a time a small
mouse found a lion asleep and
t ran up on his back. The lion
d Twoke, and was first going to kill
the mouse by a blow from his
7 great paw, when she begged him
to forgive her and let her go. The
lion was kind and said that he
would not hurt her, and the mouse
thanked him and told him that if ever she could help him she
would. The lion laughed to himself at the promise. How could
a little mouse help such a great lion ? But one day the lion was
caught in a net, and could not get out. The mouse heard him
roar, and came to see what was the matter. When she saw the
net she set to work, and gnawed the ropes through, and set her
friend the lion free. We are never
too small to help one another.


THE DOG AND THE
MANGER.
A DOG once made his bed '
on some hay in a manger.
By-and-by an ox came and
wished to eat the hay, but the dog growled and would not let
him. How can you be so silly and unkind ?" said the ox;
"you can't eat hay yourself, and you will not let me eat it !"





THE DOG AND THE SHADOW.


A DOG, going across a plank
over a little stream, with 'a piece i
of meat in his mouth, saw his i
own shadow in the clear water,
and believing it to be another I
dog who had a larger piece of
meat, he greedily snapped at it, .
and in doing so, of course, he
dropped his own piece into the water and lost it. So his greedi-
ness was punished by the loss of his dinner. In grasping at a
shadow we may lose the substance.



THE FOX AND THE CROW.
A CROw having taken a large piece of cheese out of a cottage
window, flew up in a tree to eat it. A fox, who wished to get it,.
came under the tree, and began
to flatter the crow on her fine.
voice. Now you know a crow's.
voice is very hoarse; but the:
silly bird was so pleased at his.
praise that when he begged her
to sing she tried to do so, and,.
of course, dropped the cheese.
The cunning fox caught it up.
and ran off with it: he did not care for the crow's song. Do not
believe people when they praise you unjustly.
77





THE WOLF AND THE LAMB.


.,a.- s i ONE hot day a wolf and a lamb
came to drink at 4the brook at the same
"I. time. Now, the wolf wanted anexcuse
for eating up the lamb, so he said,
y. "u lWhy do you make the water so
muddy that I cannot drink it The
lamb answered very gently, "I cannot
make it muddy for you, since you drink
it before it runs down to me." Well,"
said the wolf, "that is true, but I hear,
that you spoke ill of me about half a year ago." But," replied the lamb,
"I was not born then." "Then," said the wolf, "if it was not you it was
your father, and that is all the same!" So he seized the poor little lamb
and ate it up.
Any excuse will do to make a quarrel, but only wicked people make them.


THE CAT AND THE MICE.
THERE was once a house very full of mice, so the people who lived in it
bought a cat who every day ate some of them. The mice talked together
about it and resolved to keep out of Pussy's way; so they hid, cunningly, on
an upper shelf. The cat finding that _
they did not come out, thought that ''
she would try to deceive them. So
she hung by her hinder-legs on a peg
in the wall, and pretended to be quite
dead. She thought that then they
would not be afraid of her; but the
mice were not to be imposed upon.
A clever old mouse peeped at the
cat and said, "So you are there! I
would not trust you, though your skin were stuffed with straw. It is best
always to keep away from wicked creatures."
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THE COUNTRY CHURCH.





OF THE WEEK.


I.-SUNDAY is


the First


Day


. .. I.


2.-MONDAY is the Second Day......


II.


3.-TUESDAY is the


Third


Day ......


4.-WEDNESDAY is the


5.-THURSDAY

6.-FRIDAY is

7.-SATURDAY


Fourth Day


is the Fifth

the Sixth Da

is the Sevenl


Dy . .


.. IV.

.. V.

.. VI.


The Year is


divided into


365 Days.


There are 52 Weeks


in a Year, which


is divided into


III.


Day ... VII.


DAYS


Twelve


THE


Months.





THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.
















b- -






















APRIL.




















SJANUMAY. FEBRJUNE.

81
APRI






-i



I ,.





THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.,
















JULY-. AUGUST.









l" ...^i hC




SEPTEMBER. OCTOBER.
















NOVEMBER. -DECEMBER.
82


w0





THE CLOCK.


CAN you tell what time it is by the Clock? No. Then I will teach you.
You see that there are Twelve Figures on the Face, and Two hands that
move round and point to them.
The long hand tells the Minutes and the short hand tells the hours.
When the long hand and the short hand are both at XII (twelve), it is
Twelve o'clock; and when the long hand gets round to XII again, the short
hand will be at I (one), and it will be One o'clock.
So that while the short hand is moving from XII to I, the long hand has
gone right round the face.

Sge Let us start at Twelve o'clock. Both hands, you see, are now
together on the figure XII.


When the long hand is at I, (one) the short hand has moved a
very little way, and it is Five minutes past Twelve.


When the long hand is at II'(two), the short hand has moved
a little further on, and it is Ten minutes past Twelve.

SWhen the long hand is at III (three), the short hand has
moved one quarter the space between XII and I, and it is a
Quarter past Twelve.

When the long hand is at IV (four), the short hand has moved
a little further on still, and it is Twenty minutes past Twelve.


SV When the long hand is at V (five) it is Twenty-five minutes
past Twelve.




THE CLOCK.


When the long hand is at VI (six) the short hand is half-way
between XII and I: and it is half-past Twelve.


When the long hand is at VII (seven) it is Twenty-five minutes
to One.


When the long hand is at VIII (eight) it is Twenty minutes
to One.

When the long hand is at IX (nine) the short hand, which has
been slowly moving all the while, has gone three quarters the
space between XII and I, and it is a Quarter to One.


When the long hand is at X (ten) it is Ten minutes to One.



When the long hand is at XI (eleven) the short hand is very
near the figure I, and it is Five minutes to One.


SVno When the long hand has got round to XII again, the short
4 w hand is at I, and it is One o'clock.

And in the same way the short hand will move from I to II, while the long
hand is going right round the face again, and it will then be Two o'clock.
So that when the short hand has pointed out all the hours, one after
another, it will only have gone round the face once, but the long hand will
have gone round it twelve times.


A4/


'4







MONEY IS COINED IN COPPER, SILVER AND GOLD.



MONEY IS MADE FROM COPPER IN THREE FORMS, WHICH ARE CALLED-









A FARTHING. 9
A HALFPENNY.
A PENNY.

MONEY IS MADE FROM SILVER IN SEVEN FORMS, WHICH ARE CALLED-


A THREEPENCE.


A SHILLING.


A FLORIN
(OR TWO SHILLINGS).


A HALF-CROWN
(OR TWO SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE).


A DOUBLE FLORIN
(OR FOUR SHILLINGS)


A CROWN
(OR FIVE SHILLINGS).


MONEY IS MADE FROM GOLD IN TWO FORMS, WHICH


ARE CALLED-


A HALF SOVEREIGN.


A SOVEREIGN
(OR A POUND).


There is a Double Sovereign as vell, but it is so
little used that we do not give a picture of it.


TABLE OF VALUE.


2 FARTHINGS
2 HALFPENNIES
[2 PENNIES
2 THREEPENNIES
2 SIXPENCES
2 SHILLINGS
2 HALF-CIOWNS
10 SHILLINGS
2 HALF SOVEREIG:


MAKE I HALFPENNY.
I PENNY.
,, SHILLING.
I SIXPENCE.
I SHILLING.
I FLORIN.
,, I CROWN OR 5 SHILLINGS.
I HALF SOVEREIGN.
NS ,, I SOVEREIGN.


THE OBVERSE SIDE OF THE COIN ALWAYS SHOWS THE HEAD OF THE REIGNING MONARCH.
85


A SIXPENCE.






THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND.


WILLIAM I. (CONQUEROR.)
1066-1087.


EDWARD II.
1307-1327.


WILLIAM ]I. RUFUSS.)
1087-1100.


HENRY II.
1154-1189.


HENRY IlI.
1216-1272.


EDWARD 111.
1327-1377.
86


HENRY 1. (BEAUCLERC.)
1100-1135.


RICHARD T. (CCEUR DE LION.)
1189-1199.


EDWARD I.
1272-1307.


RICHARD II.
1377--1399.





THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF


ENGLAND.




o"54


HENRY IV
1399-1413.


EDWARD IV.
1461-1483.


HENRY VII.
1485-1509.


QUEEN MARY.
1553-1558.


HENRY V.
1413-1422.


EDWARD V.
1483.


HENRY VIII.
1509-1547.


QUEEN ELIZABETH.
1558-1603.
87


HENRY VI.
1422-1461.


RICHARD III.
1483-1485.


EDWARD VI.
1547-1553.


JAMES I.
1603-1625.





THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND.


CHARLES I.
1625-1649.


OLIVER CROMWELL.
1653-1658 THE PROTECTORATE.


CHARLES II.
1660-1685.


WILLIAM AND MARY.
1689-1702.


GEORGE III.
1760-1820.


WILLIAM IV.
1830-1837
88


JAMES II.
1685-1688.


ANNE.
1702-1714.


VICTORIA.
1837.






EASY I



THE

I LOVE to see
The busy bee
I love to watch the hive;
When the sun's hot
They linger not,-
It makes them all alive.

We see their skill,
How with good-will
They do their work attend;
Each little cell
Is shaped so well
That none their work can mend.

Now in, now out,
They move about,
Yet all in order true;
Each seems to know
Both where to go
And what it has to do.


POETRY.



BEE.

'Midst summer heat,
The honey sweet
It gathers while it may,
In tiny drops,
And never stops
To waste its time in play.

I hear it come-
I know its hum,
It flies from flower to flower;
And to its store
A little more
It adds each day and hour.

Just so should I
My heart apply,
My proper work to mind;
Look for some sweet
In all I meet,
And store up all I find.
-ANONYMOUS.






QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

WHO show'd the little ant the way
Her narrow hole to bore,
And spend the pleasant summer day
In laying up her store?


The sparrow builds her clever nest
Of wool, and hay, and moss:
Who told her how to weave it best,
And lay the twigs across?


Who taught the busy bee to fly
Among the sweetest flowers,
And lay his feast of honey by,
To eat in winter hours?


'Twas God, who show'd them all the way,
And gave their little skill,
And teaches children, if they pray,
To do His holy will.
-NURSERY RHYMES.


























































THE PATH THROUGH THE WOOD.





91





S TAR.


TWINKLE, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark:
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
-NURSERY RHYMES.


THE





THE HOMES OF ENGLAND.


THE stately homes of England,
How beautiful they stand,
Amidst their tall ancestral trees,
O'er all the pleasant land!
The deer across their greensward bound,
Through shade and sunny gleam;
And the swan glides past them with the sound
Of some rejoicing stream.
The merry homes of England!
Around their hearths by night,
What gladsome looks of household love
Meet in the ruddy light!
There woman's voice flows forth in song,
Or childhood's tale is told,
Or lips move tunefully along
Some glorious page of old.
The blessed homes of England i
How softly on their bowers
Is laid the holy quietness
That breathes from Sabbath hours
Solemn, yet sweet, the church-bell's chime
Floats through their woods at morn;
All other sounds, in that still time,
Of breeze and leaf are born.
The cottage homes of England!
By thousands on her plains,
They are smiling o'er the silvery brooks,
And round the hamlet fanes.
Through glowing orchards forth they peep,
Each from its nook of leaves;
And fearless there the lowly sleep,
As the bird beneath their eaves.
The free fair homes of England I
Long, long, in hut and hall,
May hearts of native proof be reared
To guard each hallowed wall I
And green for ever be the groves,
And bright the flowery sod,
Where first the child's glad spirit loves
Its country and its God I -MRS. HEMANS.
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THE LORD'S PRAYER.


Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen.













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