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And feathers that so gaily look,

All in a shining cap had he.
Then how my little heart did bound!

Alas, I thought it fine to see;
Nor dreamt, that when the kiss went round

There soon would be no kiss for me, 5. At length the bell again did ring

There was a victory they said.
'Twas what my father said he'd bring;

But ah! it brought my father dead.
My mother shriek’d, her heart was wo;

She clasp'd me to her trembling knee;
God grant that you may never know,

How wild a kiss she gave to me! 6. But once again, but once again,

These lips a mother's kisses felt;
That once again, that once again,

The tale a heart of stone would melt,
'Twas when upon her death-bed laid,

(Alas! alas! that sight to see,).
“My child, my child," she feebly said,

And gave a parting kiss to me.
fur7. So now I am an orphan boy,

With nought below my heart to cheer; de'

No mother's love, no father's joy, pr

Nor kin nor kind to wipe the tear.
My lodging is the cold, cold ground;

Í eat the bread of charity;
And when the kiss of love goes round,

There is, alas, no kiss for me.


DEFINITION. Con’-sul, a person commissioned by a king or state to re. side in a foreign country as an agent or representative, to protect the rights, commerce, merchants and seamen of the

state, and to aid the government in any commercial transac. tions with such foreign country.

The Arab and his Horse.

1. The Horse is one of the most useful and val-u-able animals, designed for the benefit of man. He is a strong, beautiful, and noble quad'-ru-ped; and in all countries where he is found, he is the o-be-di-ent slave of his master.

2. The best Horses are found in Arabia; and in no other part of the world are they treated with so much tenderness and affection as in that country.

3. When they are colts, the Arabs speak kindly to them, and learn them to play and frolic with their children. They never whip them as men do in this country, but treat them gently and use them as friends. The children of the poor Arab, often sleep with his horse, and fondle and play with him without fear or injury.

4. As an instance of the great attachment which the Arab feels for his Horse, the following account is related. “The whole property of a poor Arabian of the Desert consisted of a most beautiful Horse. The French consul at Said offered to purchase him for his master, the king of France.

5. “ The Arab hes-i-ta-ted for a long time, but, pressed by want, he at length con-sent-ed to sell him for a con-sid-er-a-ble sum of money. The consul, not choosing to give so high a price without in-struc-tion, wrote to France for per-mis-sion to make the purchase. The king gave orders to pay the money.

6. “The consul immediately sent notice thereof to the Arab, who soon made his appearance, mounted on his beautiful Horse,—and the gold he had demanded as his price was paid down to him. The Arab, covered with miserable clothing, dismounted, and looked at the money; then, turning his eyes to his Horse, he sighed, and thus addressed him:

7. "To whom am I going to yield thee up? To Europeans,—who will tie thee close,—who will beat thee, -who will renderthee miserable; remain with me, my beauty, my darling, my jewel, and rejoice the hearts of my children. As he pronounced these words, he sprang on his back, and was out of sight in a moment."


Beau-tiful, pleasing to the eye, elegant.
De-light, pleasure, joy, satisfaction.
Lair, the bed or couch of a beast.
Dés-ért, an uninhabited place, a waste.'
Tér-ri-ble, frightful, dreadful, formidable.
Gló-ri.ous, noble, illustrious, bright.

The Teacher instructing his Pupils. 1. COME, and I will show you what is beautiful. It is a rose fully blown. See how she sits upon her mossy stem, like the queen of all flowers! Her leaves glow like fire, the air is filled with her sweet odor; she is the delight of every eye.

2. She is beautiful, but there is a fairer than she. He that made the rose is more beautiful than the rose: He is all lovely: He is the delight of every heart.

3. I will show you what is strong. The lion is strong when he raises himself up from his lair, when he shakes his mane, when the voice of his roaring is heard the cattle of the field fly, and the wild beasts of the desert hide themselves,—for he is very terrible.

4. The lion is strong, but He that made the lion is stronger than he: His anger is terrible. Hecould make us die in a moment, and no one could save us from His hand

5. I will show you what is glorious. The sun is glorious. When he shines in the clear sky, when he sits on his bright throne in the heavens, and looks abroad over all the earth, he is the most glorious and excellent object the eye can behold.

6. The sun is glorious, but He that made the sun is more glorious than he. The eye beholds Him not, for His brightness is more dazzling than we could bear. He sees in all dark places, by night as well as by day; and the light of his countenance is over all His works.

7. Who is this that is greater than all things, and what is his name, that my lips may praise him? His great name is God. He made all things, but he is himself more excellent than all which he has made. They are beautiful, but he is beauty; they are strong, but he is strength; they are perfect, but he is perfection.


DEFINITIONS. Shroud, burial clothes, a winding sheet. Sép-ul-chre, a grave, a place where a dead body is buried. Pa-vil-ion, a tent, a temporary moveable habitation.

What kind of word is wonderful? From what is it deriv. ed? What word is the opposite of creature? Enclosed? Narrow? Darkness? How many polysyllables in this lesson? Trisyllables?

The Silk Worm.-INFANT TEACHER'S ASSISTANT. 1. Come, and I will tell you what is wonderful!

The silk-worm is wonderful:
For all the silk in the world is made
By that little creature!- Breaking from
Her little egg-first as a caterpillar:

Then with her curious mouth,
Weaving her golden shroud;


Then she lies and lives without air or food,
Enclosed in three hundred yards of silk;
Till bursting from her narrow sepulchre,

She springs forth a little butterfly,

Lays her eggs and dies.
The work and changes of the silk-worm

Are wonderful;

But He that made the silk-worm,
Is far more wonderful than all his works;

He maketh darkness his pavilion
And rideth


the wings of the wind; His way is in the sea, in the trackless ocean,

His paths in the great waters,
And his footsteps are not known.


Lived, resided, dwelt, had their home., unpleasant, hard to be passed.
A-mú-sing, pleasing, diverting, entertaining.
Cer-tain-ly, surely, truly, without doubt.
Mope, walk stupidly, dull, gloomy, spiritless.
Be-times', early, seasonably, in good season.

William and John. 1. I had once two school boys, who lived nearly a mile from the school-house. Sometimes the weather was cold—the snow blew, and made the path difficult. It was quite amusing to see how differently these boys would manage;

2. John would stay around the fire, and as soon as breakfast was over, would, look out, and as he saw the snow fly, he would begin to complain, and say, “Oh I can't go to school to-day. It is too cold I shall certainly freeze."

3. Thus he would stand dreading the cold, till late school time; then, as his mother compelled him to go,

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