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Title: The Childs own picture alphabet, or, Step by step learning
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Title: The Childs own picture alphabet, or, Step by step learning
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Language: English
Creator: Fisher & Brother ( Publisher )
Publisher: Fisher & Brother
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Publication Date: ca. 1880
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A Sta uls flr Artillery-men,
whose guns we abhor,
Though they do but their duty
when a natiou's at war.

B Stands for Boatman, who is
plying the oar,
Taking his passengers safe to the

U SiStands for Charger with his
rider is prancing,
To the front rank of battle is
boldly advancing.

The Baldwin Labrary


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D Staiiuls ti.r Doukey, at which
all thu dil '.s lark,
Though his lii'l,.u he carries from
Ouoru until dark.

E Is an Eagle, whose eye is so
1.'riht., .
ft ,fears not to gaze on the eastern
sun's light.

F Stand for Fowls, the turkey,
hen, and their brood,
Which urar the barn door are
picking up food.

The Little Soldier.
Oh. ma shouted little Geoia: "ne il.y, as he heard
the Souuthe stri-et. Oh. ma! come, look
at the --...lii,:i W h,-u they .anue 1'-.-t the winl.w out .
of whi. h he wa I.oki,_ic. he b'i.an.: erv much excited,.
and it rquir'.:-i as inLi h ias hi;s mn i:.uld il. to rstraiin
hini tiu rliinniin. ,l..win stItiii to follow tihemi. He was
very ,:,rrvy Iw\-h tl-y wiere gu.ne, but he loved his ma
too 1niuch to give h'-r pain hvy Irying or fretting, az srume
nauimhty (hil-lrn:n il ... When Ii pa r-iae home in the
everninf, icGeorg-e give hin a loni. aiiouut of all lie badl
teen. andil tul. hiru how ruicbh he wilhe'l that he was a
sollii.r. 'rlo.rr~e'c pn wao very much pleased with himn -
on aRiS-:ount of his r,,Il behavior, anil determined tto make
himi a present ; so when TlOroree got up in the mor'nng,
a few days afterwards, he found a full soldier's suit, on a chair beside his bed, very much
to his delight, *

__ .I Effle and her. Little Kitten.
SLittle Efie was the most amiable little lassie in
the whole village. and so oblt)iing and ,Ltoo:d-natuired
/ h,:,i a that every body loved her. Sh-e :..uld not see any-
/ one in distress without doing all Ahe could to help
/ them, eien though it taui.-el her to gpie up some of
her own pleasures; often has she give away the
last penny she had to a poor little girl or boy, who
', S. "she thought needed it more than the did. One rainy
.- ^day- .hdile returning from school, she heard the
viewing of a (at as if in distress; upon stooping
down she round a little kitten half drowned andt
starved, she carried it teulleriy into the hou:,se and
gave it such attention, that it fully recovered, and
becaine as lively and playful as kittens generally
are. It seemed never to forget that it owed its lile to Effli, and grew very fond of her, so
that they became very great friends.

The Pet Lamb. --
Willie and Mary were great friends, being almost -"
of the sae age. they were constantly together
during their ilay-hb urs. As they lived in the coun- t w
try they had dill'rent means of enjoyment. from
those children who live in the city. They would
ramble rver the bill and come home, either with
their hands filled with flower-. or baskets full of
berries. They often fied thile chickens in the nimrn-
ing, who. when they found that Willie and Mary
never hurt them, rew -o tame as to,eat out of their
hanuls. They wl.re fond of watching the little
lambs playing in the fields, and sometimes tried to
catch them, but they were too wild; their htther .
seeing them do this several times. toll them. that if they studied their lessons well for a
month, he would! give them a lamb. When they got it, they named it Lilly, and taught it
to follow wherever their went.

The best Likeness.
Here is a pi,:ture of little Emma holding a
pi,.ltre flutnle :'.LIundI er owu Ieae. She has evi-
dli.rtl, taken it fr:mn ...tt hier own portrait which is
lyiu.i IlehinijI h1 r oii the ldoor. Her little 'log ap- .
liear- to lie ,lelightedl. and is harking at her. as it'
he thought it a mutih better likeness than the
portrait. Her mother is colmiul through the gar-
den, anl will -ee her be-l.,re she puts the frame
back to its place again. She will he surprised to
seet what h.-r dauilht-rl has done. but as she did
not mean any u11m shelie will not scol.i her.-
Emmai's mother i t- \ ry ft;nd of her, as she
always minds. whvbt she is told to do, without
Pi.uting as s-ome little 'irLi do- I hope that you
eier diolbey your parents, or ure guilty of any thind If r bihilI they hab\e to sc


/ tio
the table. at laht pt.rceived the cause; for
his dog. Lhichll did nut intend any injury.

What Little Children Ought to Do.
Litile children always should
Learn to be .loth wise and good:
Never. iin. \ r .li-gree:
God cani .All their actions cse.
"Little lhdlien .-jhult obey ,.
Their kinti pa.ir .tl.s every day;
GoId -. njiirid-i.l their thii to do,
STh:t their d.i.o mla not be few.
Little children sh:old agree,
I.i\%: In lre and harmony;
As ioud augels ido abl)oe,
So should they each other love.

The Young Hero.
Charles the XII ol" Swedlen, when scarce seven
ars old, ljein_ at' di iiin-r with his mother, the
eeu, was balnding a hit ot bread to his favorite
n., when the- huiigir ar inil inal'pping it too
gerlv, hit his hadii in a dlreaudfin manner. The
)und bled coliiuusLly; but our young hero. with-
t crying or appeariug to take any notice of what
d happened, wrapped his hand in his napkin to
nIval his isifortune. The queen perceiving he
1 not eat. asked him the reason. AHe thanked
r. and replied that he was not hungry. The
rty thought he was ill. and renewed their ques-
as. but all in Sain. although lie had now grown
le with loss of blood. An officer, who attended
Charles would sooner have died than betrayed


G Stands for Gas-light, that
brightens the street,
Guiding at night the wayfarer's


H Stands for Hawk, which
soars very high,
To seize on the heron that skims
through the sky.

Stands for Indian, whose king
is here decked:
Are the Jewels his javelins



K Stands for Kettle, yo see
through the door,.
While Kate, in the Kitchen, is
sweeping the floor.

L Is a pet Lamb that lies on
the grass,
And is fed by a lady that chances
to pass.

M Is 4 Man, who is mending
his mat,
Whilst his cat, a good mouser, is
catching a rat.


The cows that we have here in the
picture, seems perfectly contented; they
have spent the' day in eating as much
grass as they wanted, and are now chew-
ing it over again, as you have often seen
cows do in the evening. Cows lead a
very peaceful life, having very little to
trouble them except flies, which often
make them so restless as to kick over
the milk pail, and sometimes the milk
maid too. Bulls are however, occasion-
ally very fierce and have caused the
death of persons. A red object seems
to exasperate them very much. Bulls
are generally fastened by an iron ring through their nose, but which only burts them when
the try to get away. Ask your motber to tell you about the bdll-fights in Spain..

We have here represented a rooster,
four hens and three little chickens, they
are all eating except' the "rooster, who
appears to be keeping guard over the
others. The old hen is very fond of her
little ones, and will fly at any one who
attempts to touch them. It is often
very amusing to watch the actions of a
hen, who has hatched some duck eggs,
she is very much puzzled on account of
their odd appearance, and when they go
into the water. as little chickens never
do, she is so much afraid of their being
drowned, that she is in the greatest dlis-
tress as long as they are away from her. Jucking all the time aa loudly as she can. Some-
times the roosters fight very hard, they try to stick their spurs into each other and often
leave one dead upon the ground.

A gentleman was once walking in a
field, when his attention was called by
the actions of a sheep that was grazing
near him. She came ip cls.e to him,
bleating as if in great distress. and then
ran off to a brook whi(h flowed thr,,ugh
the pasture. At first blie tcka no notice
of her, but as her entreatie, continued.
he followed her. When he rea lied the
spot to which she led him. he disco er-
ed the cause of her cries. Her hImb
L ... had fallen into the broik. and] the hanks
being steep, the pior little thing was
unable to escape. The water wav9 not
deep enough to drown-it and lie was able to rescue it, much to the delight of the mother,
who licked it with her tongue to dry it and made every show of joy.
j -,

Horses have been known to become ,
so founI of their nastersaes to show
every sign of affection and to refuse to
leave them, when in battle they have
fallen from their saddles. A story is
told of a horse whose master so far for-
got himself, as to get tipsy ; on his way
home he rolled from the saddle into the
middle of the road. His horse stood
still, but after waiting some time for his
rider to get up, he took him by the col-
lar and shook him, this had little or no
effect, for the man only grumbled at r i1
being disturbed. The animal was not to
be put .t,. atld so applied his mouth to one of his master's coat tails, and tried to put him
upon his feet, but the coat gave way. Three men who saw the horse during this trial,
came to his aid, and lifted the man up.

No animals are more noted for their
affelttionate qualities than the ,1.,g. i, i-
dents cf this kind, connected with his
history. exist in every town. The St.
Bernard d,.gs are every where known
forr their practice of rescuing strangers
lost in the snow. Newfoundland dogs
have often been the means of saving
persons from drowning, being quite large
as well as very fond of the water. "A
dog of this kind, who had saved the
lives of'several children, seemed to un-
I derstland the service be had rendered,
.. .... .. and grew so fond of it, that he would
carry children into the pond and leave them until they were nearly strangled, when he
would dash in and rescue them. lie was reluctantly destroyed.

You have all heard of the size and
ferocity of this animal, as well as of his
tremendous roar. Although in their -
native wilds they are very destructive
ti life, often killing men; when caught
Nouug, they have been tamed and ex-
lithited with tlIeir keepers in menageries.
Lions have been known to be. omeso
attached to dogs, which have been put
into their cages, as to be seldom happy
in their abse ee. One, who formed such
'an attachment for a terrier, was known
to grieve so much on account of the
death of his companion, that it was
found necessary to supply its place by another, which, however, the lion killed with one
stroke of its paw.

N Stands for Nightingale, that
all the night long
Pours merrily forth her sweet,
plaintive song.

O Is the Ouraug Outang, ,n
odd creature, see,
Who sits, with his club, on the
stump of a tree.

P Stands for Ploughman, break-
ing the ground,
And near him are little Pigs run-
ning around.

Q -Is a Quarry of marble so
Anl near it. isme Quails are about
taking flight..

R Is a Ram, who ,) gaze leads
the sheep,
And round him young rabbits
most playfully leap.

S Stanils for Shepherd, who sits
on the rock,
Atteutively watching his own little



Susan and her Dove.
You may have -een the beautiful ring doves, their
color is nearly white, and their necks are surrounded .
with a ring of a darker hue. They are often very
tame, and will fly upon your shoulder, as well as eat
out of your hands. Susan's dbve had been given to
her by a poor little girl. whom Susan had often .
helped. This little girl. whose name was Sarah.
had no father, and so she had to depend upon her
mother, who was very poor. Susan's mother had .
often supplied her with clothing and other articles. .
Sarah was very fInd of Su.an, and a a means of
showing her gratitude, had given her this dove
wlich her brother lihd :caught before it could ly far.
SuX.san prized it highly, and wuuld often caress it as you may see in. the picture. It has
never enjoyed its freedom, and I have no doubt is as happy as if it were at liberty.

i Little Betty.
i '3C. ; i Little Betty was very fond of going to school,
Sand was quite a favorite with her teacher, as well
-I '.. I' 1 as with all her play-fellows. At home you would
\ often see her reading a book, nearly as large as
she could hold. When she found anything she
could not understand, she carried it to her mother,
".' who was always glad to assist, her. Betty was
very fond of having her mother relate stories to "
i"I her, her mother generally selected them from the
Bible, so that Betty was very well acquainted
with all the particulars of the' histories of Joseph
and his Brethren, of Little Samuel and of Moses.
SShe delighted to hear then over and over again.
Nothing gave Betty's father so much pleasure as
to hear of his daughter's progress in her studies, and rewarded her whatever books she

Little Mischief..
Alice had three little kittens, of which one was
a piarti.ular Ilvorite, ehe \,ult i.ften pIlay with
them lather roughly, hiol'1ing them up by their I
tailk. pulling their whiskers to mak d them sneeze.
and otucp her mother found her, as you see in the
tI'' Lure. feeding them with a spoon The one she
i;,a holl of looks a: if it w..uld a great deal rather
llhink thue milk her own way. Alice's mother
:aIdwed her to Ltee, the one e e 'liked best, but
:I:ie the otlieis oaway; she named the one she
kept T',hby. Tably was s.) fond lof Alice, that
she would bring a mvui':e, when she had one. into "
the ro,,m where Alike was. aund to amuse her, .
all,-,ow it tu, eslcape fIr a short di.,tauce, a lnd then
catch it auain. During Alite's sitkneo s she starcely ever left the rutn, appearing to know
that there was very much danger.

Julia and Trip. ..
One day a child, whose parents lived on a farm
near the blue mountains,., di-a[ippered early in the
morning. Thi: faiii.v after waiting some time fi.r
Julia's rttui n. hei.auie alarmed and asked the assist-
unce of thbir n'-i.llb.,r'. They -eleratedi into /t'.
parties to z search the wr, h l Inut without fitning he r. ,' e,
Next day they nmet vithl no better success. While
in their 'li'tre-s :Ia Indian tIrtunately (ame to the
house, when iul'normed of the trouble, he asked for.
the shoes and stockings- of the little girl. He
ordered his dog to smell them and then urged him
to flind the scent. They had not gone far before
Trip began to bark and run with full speed, after
an hour he returned and led them to the child, who
was lying, weak and exhauIeted, beneath a tree. Julia's father-insisle, on buying the dog.
so that Julia and Trip became great friends.

V Little Children.
Sporting through the forest wide;
Playing by the water side;
Wandering o'er the healthy fells;
S* ., Down within the woodland dells;
All among the mountains wild,
Dwelleth many a little child!
In the baron's hall of pride;
By the poor man's fireside;
'Mid the mighty, 'mid the mean,
Little children may be seen,
I,, ,Like the flowers that spring up fair, ,
Bright and countless every where.

Willie or the Violets,
Dame Brown had giWn a holiday to her little
pupils, and promised a silver dollar to whoever
brought her the greatest number of violets. Her -
intention was to please her little scholars, and
give them a long happy day in the Wbods. Little
Willie was hopeful that the reward #ITkht be his, '
for he had long watched a little H l of violet
leaves, nearly hid-len by the long grds. He had
already decided what he would buy, ETi n he found -'j
his violets untouched. Now he ea1 his little "'
friend Clara searching for the same i Nets he had J.
in his basket, who. when she bfouldVthem gone,
began to cry, for her mother was pdOtand ill, and' ..
the money would have helped her. I'Willie's heart was touched, an e gaveup his violets
to Clara, who received the dollar, whi she gave to her sick mother.

T Stands for Tiger, a ferocious
wild least,
That roams in the woods of the
far distant East.

U Stands for Urchin, who tells
falsehoods and swears,
And now he is caught stealing
apples and pears.

V Is the Vineyard where pur-
ple grapes shine,
And near it the vessel that presses
out wine.


W Stands for Windmill, that
turns round and round,
And makes into meal the corn
which is ground.



Z Stands for Zones, many thou-
sand miles' girth,
Which divide heat and cold
throughout the wide earth.

Stands for Xerxes, the great
Persian king.
Is for Youth, of lifetime the


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