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T. How can we be like lambs or sheep? ---C. By loving one another, and being kind to each other.
[See Index. See the kind Shepherd, Jesus, stands, &c.
2. THE GLOW WORM. Children, this is the representation of an insect, called a Glow-worm. When seen by day-light, it has but a dark and dull appearance, and something like the ground maggot; but the light spot here represented in the tail, shines beautifully bright at night, and would light a person home, when the moon does not shine.
The Glow-worm is generally seen in the months of August and September, and sometimes the ground is sprinkled over with them. In some countries, they almost cover the trees and hedges, and look like so many diamonds. Birds sometimes pick them up, and light up their nests with them.
They have wings, which are enclosed in a kind of shell ? but they use them very little. They are very harmless, and live upon the leaves of vegetables, and small insects. Some people will collect a great number of them, and place them about their gardens, where they make a pretty appearance at night, and will remain for a long time. The Evangelist Matthew says, “ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” Matt. v. 16.
As the Glow-worm shews its little light for the use of other animals, so should children let their light shine before men; that is, they should set such an example, by doing, as far as they are able, what will please their heavenly Father; and thereby, perhaps, they may make some other little children, their companions, wish to be like them.
For applying this Lesson, see Application, page 102.
Sing. [See Infant Hymns. What bless'd examples do I find, &c.
SOME OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES.
[Tune--Scots wha ha'e.
According to Orthography.
According to Geometry.
According to Geography.
We know the cause of day and night,
According to Astronomy.
According unto History.
According to Chronology.
According to Zoography.
According unto Botany.
is for Ironmonger, selling screws, nails, and tools;
S is for Sawyer, he cuts planks from a tree;
LESSONS ON OBJECTS. The Teacher having, as is supposed, arranged the children in the gallery, places before them, on a table, the object or objects he wishes to converse upon; having, at the same time, the large slate, or black board, at hand, on which to minute down their observations. Let him then commence, allowing the children to ask their own questions, and reply to his in their own language; for experience has fully taught, that children have the same curiosity that men have : the same desire to know the use and nature of every thing they see; and to lead a child to obserye, with attention, the objects by which it may be surrounded, and then to describe with accuracy the impressions it may have received from such observations, appears to us to be the first business of education. We therefore give, as a specimen, a Lesson on
A STONE AND A BOX. 1. The qualities alike in each. Both are dry; hard ; smooth; heavy; cold; opaque ; brown colour; moveable; useful ; objects; have names; nouns; lifeless; senseless; at rest; have outsides, &c.
2. The qualities unlike.
A STONE AND A PIECE OF GLASS. 1. Qualities alike. Dry; smooth; hard; heavy; cold: brittle; useful; moveable; objects; names ; nouns ; lifeless; senseless; at rest ; solid ; outsides ; &c. &c.
2. Qualities unlike.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES ON STONE. Jacob's pillow-Gen. xxviii. 11. Jacob at the well of Haran-Gen. xxix. 10, Jacob's covenant with LabanGen. xxxi. 45. Moses, when his hands were heavyExod. xvii. 12. The ten commandments-Exod. xxxi. 18. The stones on Aaron—Exod. xxviii. 12, &c. Aaron's breastplate-Exod. xxxix. 6-8. The blasphemer-Lev. xxiv. 23. The stubborn son - Deut. xxi. 18-21, Stones from Jordan-Josh. iv. 3. Five kings in the cave-Josh. X. 18. David and Goliah-1 Sam. xvii. 40-49. Also, Ps. cxviii. 22.- Isa. xxviii. 16.—Matt. iii. 9-Matt. vii. 9.—Luke xix. 40.—1 Peter, ii, 4, 6, &c.
ON SPONGE AND INDIA RUBBER. 1. SPONGE is
2. INDIA RUBBER is
The use of Sponge is to wash with, and for boys to clean their slates with.
The use of India Rubber is
to make balls of, and to rub out the marks of the lead pencil.