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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.

This is the way we Spread Manure,
When lands are much in need ;
This is the way we Plough the Ground,
Before we Sow the Seed.
This is the way we Sow the Seed,
Which every child should know ;
This is th' way we Harrow the Ground,
And cover the Seed to Grow.
This is the way we Scare the Crows,
That come to pick the Seed ;
This is the way we Hoe the Ground,
To clear out ev'ry Weed.
This is the way we Reap the Corn,
When Harvest Time is come;
This is the way we Bind the Corn,
In Sheaves, to carry Home.
This is the way we Thrash the Corn
In Winter's coldest day;
This the way we Fan the Corn,
To blow the Chaff away.
This is the way we Grind the Corn,
Into fine Flour so sweet;
This is the way we Knead the Dough,
And so make Bread to eat.


[Tune--Scots wha ha'e.
The letters we can rightly tell,
The consonants distinguish well,
And many little words can spell,

According to Orthography.
The name and nature of a line-
Some angles too we can define,
And how together they combine,

According to Geometry.
The shape of our own world we know;
Its great divisions we can shew,
And o'er the map of England go,

According to Geography.

We know the cause of day and night,
We know the source of heat and light-
The Planets we can name aright,

According to Astronomy.
The Kings of England we can name,
And tell a little of their fame,
And how the British Throne they claim,

According unto History.
We know of eras, times, and dates,
About the rise and fall of states,
When kings and nations met their fates,

According to Chronology.
We know of insects, fish, and worms,
Of birds which shun our winter storms,
Of many beast and reptile forms,

According to Zoography.
We know of fruit and timber trees,
Of flowers, whose pretty colours please,
And even plants beyond the seas,

According unto Botany.

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A is for Architect, he buildings does plan;
B is for Butcher, who sells beef and lamb.
C is for Currier, he leather does dress;
D is for Dyer, who will dye cloth, and press.
E's for Engineer, he makes vessels for steam ;
F is for Farrier, who shoes horses—a team.
G is for Grazier, he for cattle has grounds;
H is for Huntsman, who follows the hounds.

is for Ironmonger, selling screws, nails, and tools;
J is for Joiner, who builds Infant Schools.
K is for Keeper, he looks after game;
L is for Limner, who draws pictures to frame.
M is for Mason, he cuts stone square and round;
N is for Newsman, who takes papers round.
0 is for Oculist, he doctors the eyes ;
P is for Pastrycook, who makes jellies and pies.
Q's for Quillcutter, he prepares pens to write;
R is for Ranger, watching parks day and night.

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S is for Sawyer, he cuts planks from a tree;
T is for Tailor, who clothes you and me.
U's for Upholsterer, he'd make a nice bed ;
V is for Vintner, who sells white wine and red.
W's for Weaver, at his loom he will sing;
Y is for Yeoman, who waits on the King.

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 Mineral.

A Vegetable.

Round, &c.

No sides.

Four sides.



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Will open, &c.

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.








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.

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