Front Cover
 Title Page
 True charity
 The widow
 Our family
 The sleigh ride
 The rescued lamb
 The pedlar
 The blind man
 The country cousin
 Little Nell
 Back Cover

Group Title: Franklin toys
Title: The good child's own book of moral and instructive stories
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00000421/00001
 Material Information
Title: The good child's own book of moral and instructive stories
Series Title: Franklin toys
Physical Description: 24 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Philip, 1798-1866
Cozans, Philip J ( Publisher )
Baldwin, Enos ( Engraver , Binding designer )
Publisher: Philip J. Cozans
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1856
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Readers (Primary)   ( lcsh )
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1856   ( lcsh )
Moral tales -- 1856   ( local )
Publishers' paper bindings (Binding) -- 1856   ( rbbin )
Baldwin -- Signed bindings (Binding) -- 1856   ( rbbin )
Bldn -- 1856
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Moral tales   ( local )
Publishers' paper bindings (Binding)   ( rbbin )
Signed bindings (Binding)   ( rbbin )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Statement of Responsibility: by Uncle Philip.
General Note: Series statement at head of title.
General Note: Each page printed within red decorative border.
General Note: The front wrapper desigend and signed: E. Baldwin.
Funding: Brittle Books Program
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00000421
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002250670
oclc - 18303817
notis - ALK2418
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Title Page
        Page 1
    True charity
        Page 2
    The widow
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Our family
        Page 5
        Page 6
    The sleigh ride
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
    The rescued lamb
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    The pedlar
        Page 15
        Page 16
    The blind man
        Page 17
        Page 18
    The country cousin
        Page 19
        Page 20
    Little Nell
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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the heart: True Charity, "is not to let the left hand
know what the right hand doeth." It is not true
charity to make a boast to the world of all that we
do for the needy and unfortunate. In the picture, /
you see a poor old blind man led by a dog. Dogs
S are faithful companions of the blind. Take a lesson
fifrom the dumb brute and do not act rudely or roughly
towards any one, blind or poor. He has walked a
great way and is going to visit some of his old cor-
rades. He is an old soldier,-he cannot work, and ,
is therefore compelled to exist on the charity of the
S world.
John, George, and Robert met him on the road,
S and he asked for some pennies. John threw some
in the grass by him, and said, pick them up old
S man. George picked them up for him-he could
S not see them himself. Robert had no pennies, but I
Soon brought him some bread and cheerfully bid him
eat. The old man pleased them all. John's charity
was false-he threw the pennies in order that his
Companions might think him a fine fellow. George J,
and Robert's was true Charity, for what they did,
they did in a spirit of sympathy and kindness.
S Whatever you give-give cheerfully and kindly,
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lF any of you have lost your father you are well,
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able to appreciate one of the greatest losses to the
"; young. Many a poor boy has early to lament the
loss of either father or mother. When a lady loses | .
her husband, she is called a widow. When a gen- .
tleman loses his wife, he is called a widower. It is
a sad misfortune for a woman to lose her husband,
I' for then she is deprived of her supporter, her pro- ;
tector, and her adviser. It is equally a misfortune / i/
S to lose one's wife, for then the gentleman's house is
neglected, his children uncared for, all maternal in-
fluences are lost to them. He himself is deprived
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of her happy society; he now has none to share his
joys or his sorrows. He now has no kind hand to
S alleviate the pain of his mental frame, and no loving
S words to encourage him on in his arduous way J
through life. The lady represented in the picture,
';. is one who has just received the sad tidings of the
loss of her husband at sea. They were just about
Sto commence the evening meal, when the postman
\ announced the sad tidings.
-. Poor woman, she is now alone in the world with
S three children. She is telling them of their great
S loss. See how sad and mournful the group appears.
SThe mother is seated. The daughter's head rests
S mournfully on her mother's shoulder. The little son
is sinking on his knees. The eldest boy is clinging j/-
I/ to his mother's arm. He has determined to assist his
Smother. He will go to sea and in a few years, will
be like his father a Captain. He will then get rich //
and place his mother in ease and comfort. The little
(I: fellow will then go to college and become a learned
i man, and will assist the family. Thus will this fine
lady be provided for by her dutiful loving children.

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: than that of a happy family. A happy family can
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be lvin kind, tudious, and obedient. They must
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They must fear God and be obedient. They must
S ttend ( iool reularv. Must not associate with
bad and azy 'in1s and bov s. Thev must go to Sun-

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S lay school. They must love God above all things, .
and pray to Him night and morning. They must
:/ ; be kind to their playmates, respectful and obedient
S to their Teachers, and rude td none. If they do so, j
they will be a cause of infinite pleasure to their pa-
S rents, and will cause them to love them the more.
S Their parents will be proud of them, and friends
will hold them up as an example for other children.
S Our family is a happy family.
We all love, honor and obey our parents. We
:I assist morning and night at prayers. We attend Ky
S school daily. We all go to church together. We e
14.' never quarrel, and are really happy. We have fre-
nevi e r
Squent parties, and when Cliristmas comes, Santa
SClaus always leaves us something nice. You see us :
all asesmbled in the parlor on Christmas day, and
we are showing our parents all our toys, John has
Sa fine fishing-rod : Will a big humming top: Jane a
pretty doll: Kate has a nice work box:-in fact, we
S have all sorts of nice toys and books. At night we
r intend to have a party, and all our little friends are
invited-we will indeed have a merry Christmas.
We will spend our holidays visiting our friends, and
Then will come New year's day. We will then have ,.
S another party, and next year we will all live happy
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songs. Our favorite dog does not wish to go out,
but keeps close to the fire. Nature is not dead-
(i but sleeps. We have no songs of birds, but we have
S the merry gingle of the sleigh bells, and the echoes
of the woods are awakened by the hearty laugh and I'
shout of the sleighing parties. The sun too, rises
(! / more beautiful in winter than in summer. As soon
as the sun raises his disc above the horizon, sheds '
i his beautiful rays on the snowy scene, and is reflect-
ed back in all the hues of the rainbow-forming
i countless and glittering icy crystals ; then indeed, is
L. nature beautiful. 1
i It is great amusement for us to go skating and
S ., sleighing in winter. The sleighs are light and fine, '
beautifully painted, and of all shapes. We can ride
very fast, for many miles in a day. It is much more
r pleasant to travel in winter in America, than it is in
i Russia. In Russia, it is colder and the sleighs are J
very rude. They are made out of trees and one fA
Sbox. They have no springs and ride very heavy
.!r and hard. The snow is deeper and much more dif-
ficult for the horse to travel in. You see in the pic-
ture, a Russian who is taking his children a sleigh- "
riding. They appear very cold. The horse does
S not seem to draw easy. and the sleigh is very ugly.

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C.j |i ARVEST time is that season of the year when
the different crops are cut and gathered into barns. I
.6, jAt this time all the persons on the farm can work,
even the smallest of the children. It is a merry /
I time, and if the crop is a good and heavy one, it is a
laboriousl time. The farmers and all their families
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They do not go to the house, but eat dinner in the
woods, or under some big tree. They make a novel
fire-place by fixing three sticks together upon which
they can hang a pot. When the dinner is ready, the
bell is rung-the men all stop work-the horses are
watered and turned loose to eat. The farmers then
get together and have a fine dinner. They have
their wives and families with them, and so enjoy a

good time. During the heat the little children sleep,
They do not goamuse themselves at different games. Harvestinthe

appears to the city boy as easy work, but it is quite
the contrary.
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I remember being on a visit to a farm house justwhich
They can harvest time ommt. enced. The farmdinner is ready, the

me to go out and help. I was glad to go, and as he
went along I pointed out all I would do, how fast I
would work, and how long I would continue to work.
He smiled and said, Well, well, we will see." I
did work for some time, but I soon got tired and
watered ancompelled turned loosest. The old farmer whispers then
to me-" It is better to be slow and suredinner. They han it is
to be impetuous and ufamiie s with them, andw what he
meant, angood time. During the heat was the l little children sleep,
.. -i or amuse themselves at different games. Harvesting i,
: appears to the city boy as easy work, but it is quite -\ \
i :': the contrary. t
:,,\. I remember being on a visit to a farm house just ; J
", \, when harvest time commenced. The farmer invited

S mTe to goext time I went, I was glad to go,sure ands he
!i' went along I pointed out all I would do, how fast I i

worked rkall day without being I would cnch fatiue to work.
\ e smiled and said,"Well, well, we will see." I
z did work for some time, but I soon got tired and
/% was compelled to rest. The old farmer whispered
;. to me-" It is better to be slow and sure, than it is j
.,' to be impetuous and uncertain." I saw what he /,

^ J meant, and I found that I was tie only one tired, I'
... The next time I went, I was slow and sure, and '
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BWITZEPRLAND is the most mountainous coun-
.. try in Europe, aboundin more than any other, in
wild, grand, and picturesque scenery. There are
to be found stupendous mountains, deep valley's,
\i'j magnificent glaciers, grand and majestic cataracts. a'ia
S Lakes are also found, and one is often amused at the .
"/^ j most fantastic forms assumed by the glaciers. Tho .
Swiss people are hardy, industrious, and temperate.
They ar^ strangers, generally, to luxury and afflu-
ence. They are of simple manners, and are ardently
.. attached to liberty. William Tell, the patriot of the
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Z4 from the tyranny of Gesler. You have often heard
Sof his great feat of shooting an apple from the head
S of his own son. There is another story told of him.
S When a boy, he is said to have, been most brave
S and hardy, and to have given early promise of his
future greatness.
When was about twelve years old, he was attend-
ing a flock of sheep, and as he was driving them to
S be watered, a young lamb slipped and fell into the
Sstream hundreds of feet below. He at first thought
S it was dashed to pieces, but when he saw it struggle
/0,1 up on a piece of rock, he determined on its rescue.
|i' He got a strong rope and stick, and fastened them
well together. He then passed the end of the rope
Around a tree, and told his companions to lower him
// easily. He let himself off the brink of the precipice
and was lowered some seven hundred feet. As he
descended he was repeatedly attacked by eagles, as
he disturbed them from their nests, but he beat them
off, and finally reached the lamb. He took it in his
arms and giving the signal, was soon hoisted up to
the lop.
Thus in early youth did lie display that courage,
:. and kind tenderness, for which he afterwards became

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tement of North America by colonists from Eng- .'
land. When they came here, they found the soil in
411 the possession of the red men or Indians. There
were many different tribes in all parts of the coun-
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first, but were soon compelled to turn on them. The

Lwhites abused and cheated them, and they are doing

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so still. No one has any pity for the poor Indian.
There have been many wars between the Indians
S and the white men, and if the first cause was well
S traced out, it would be found to have existed with
S the whites. In all these wars there is much of thrill-
ing adventure ; many examples of courage, fortitude,
(. and heroic suffering are to be found, alike in the
white and the red man. The white men generally
remained masters of the field, more on account of
l the superiority of their weapons, than of an excess \
; of courage. The Indians in revenge, often attacked
the new and more defenceless settlements. They ;
I(7 would set fire to the houses, and thus compel the ;
poor people to choose between being burned to
.\ death or rush out and be scalped. The women were
o often seized when drawing or carrying water. The
cut represents such a scene.
S The Indian is in the act of scalping the woman,
and the husband is seen levelling his gun to kill
him. The Indian squaw is telling the Indian to
hasten, and points out the white man. The Indians
S are now nearly all conquered, and soon there will
be few left to wield the fatal tomahawk, or smoke
the peaceful Calumtit, I

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LFHE Pedlar is too well known to require much
Sdes-cription. A pollnir is one who carries articles j/
around the city and country for sale. There are
more in the country than in the city. He is a sort
1/ iof travelling store. He has dolls, tops, drums and
all sorts of toys. He also has an assortment of p1
Books. He is very shrewd, rind not easily repulsed,
taking all the negative answers he gets, in the great-
S est good humor, having a pleasant story always rea-
dy, and invariably seeds in selling his wares at
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ERE is a poor blind man. e is led about

large cannon just as he was loading it. He lost his

sight from being burned with the powder, and his
S leg was so mangled that the doctors took it off.
He cannot work, and does not want to beg. He J
therefore plays on his violin, and if people see fit to
give him some money, he blesses them and thanks God.
He is enabled to walk, by having a wooden leg.
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S, As the people pass they stop for a moment to look
at him, and listen to the sweet notes of his fiddle.
They generally give him some pennies, and when .j
night comes he receives bread and meat to take
home. He receives as much from the poor as he /
does from the rich, and when some of the poor peo- -.j
ple cannot give t him anything, they send their child-
S ren to lead him about thus, though they do not give j
him the money, they furnish him with the means

Sever see any of these poor men, and if you should -
Shave some money to buy toys and story books, give
Shim some and God will reward you. You will soon
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\"I /' have more money, and will then feel happy on being /
C able to relieve the wants of unfortunate humanity,
S by such a small sacrifice. Always treat them kindly
and do not speak roughly to any. They are unfor-
S tunate, and therefore deserve your sympathy.
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LJANY of you have cousins either in the city or
country. When a city boy goes into the country,
the farmer's son is surprised to find how little hei
y/ knows about the crops, the seasons, the rivers, anl
all things familiar to a country boy. He thinks too
that he weais very nice clothes, and is very careful
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look and act so curious. He seems to stare at every
thing, and persons around him. He steps into the
parlor as if he had sore feet; he seems afraid to put
his feet on the carpet. He is struck with wonder
at the large looking glasses, for as he walks around
the room, he sees five or six images of himself. The
city is a mystery to him; where do all the people
go, and where do they live. How do they get
enough to do in order to support themselves ? These
are questions which he cannot answer.
Sometimes when a rich gentleman invites his
country relatives to come to the city, they meet with
I[ v but a poor reception.
( The cut represents the arrival of a young lady's
country cousin. She receives him in all state in theV
parlor. He is not dashingly but plainly dressed.
His wife looks all around and admires the beauties
of the room. The city lady does not rise to receive
and welcome them, because she thinks them so igno-
j rant and uncouth. It more frequently happens that
S the country relatives are better educated, more po-
lite and hospitable, than the city people. The lady
in the cut has showed her ignorance of genuine po-
liteness by not rising to receive her friends.


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SYHERE are many pleasures and advantages
be derived from learning to read and spell when
Young. It is no great praise for any one to know
how to spell correctly, but it is a great shame for
S them to spell badly. When you read and come to
any difficult word you must pause to spell it-con-
Snect the syllables. A syllable is a combination of
S letters uttered at one impulse or effort of the voice,
thus : syllable, is a word composed of three sylla-
bles. When you have done this for a short time
you will be enabled to read correctly. You must
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S read fast. He reads slow, loud, and distinctly, and {
gives each word its due emphasis.
Most persons wish to read too rapidly, and thus
S instead of pronouncing the words they mouth them.
It is no pleasure to listen to such a person read, but
to have the well atoned cadence of voice of a good
reader, fall upon the ear, is indeed a great pleasure.
S Many persons are by some misfortune unable to read.
Then it is that a good reader may be a source of
.&0 pleasure, comfort, and profit to those unable to see
\ or read. Little Nell's father is a distinguished man,
S and is well known for his literary labors. Some -
S years ago he met with a sad accident by which he ,
S was crippled for life, and lost his sight.
Since then he has written several books, and they
S are equal to any he produced before the accident. .
Nelly reads a great deal for him, and as she is a
good and careful reader, he derives much informa-
tion and profit from her readings. He then dictates, '
and she writes, and thus his books are published. ,

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order to enjoy the lovely morn, one must rise with
the early lark. We must go abroad, and gaze at
the rising sun. At first no noise is heard save the
S voice of the lark, or the crow of the proud rooster:
S all else of nature seems asleep, until we behold the
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sober gray of dawn developing itself in the east.
Then every thing is tinged with a golden hue, which
Sgradually deepens into crimson, and then we see the

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ed beams over all nature. The trees seem to have ,a
a new life, and soon the little warbblers of the field
and forest, are sounding their melodious notes. Up J
jumps the Bobolink, he is full of life and glee, and is J
determined that you shall hear him, as he rolls off
(,1 ghis Aw-koo-cro-cray." He delivers his notes with
so much comic gravity, that you can hardly restrain
your laughter, but when he says, Chick, chick, spe, i
sphilly, sphe-dilly che flink, bobolink," you will roar 1.'
with laughter. I
The Bobolink is so cunning and quick, that he i,\
easily dodges the sportsman who is cruel enough to :
shoot at him. You can try to shoot him, but you ,
S had better save your powder for choicer game. In
the cut, two little boys are seen looking at, and pet- /
S ting a little Robin Redbreast. This bird is the pet
of the boys, and comes each morning and sings under
their window. They put crumbs of bread on the win-
S dow sill, and it will soon jump up for them. They
talk to it, and though it cannot speak, it answers,
fir by chirping and jumping about.

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