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Th’industrious bee brings honey home,
Sipp'd from the op’ning flower ;
To seek its winter store.
A little worm may thank;
At night, while on the bank.
May well be call'd a dunce;
As youth can come but once.
QUESTIONS. What do you call the young of a Mare ? .... A Foal. Of a Cow? .. A Calf. I Of a Duck? A Duckling. Of a Dog ? .. A Puppy. Of a Sheep? A Lamb. Of a Cat? .. A Kitten. Of a Wolf? A Cub. Of a Fox? .. A Cub. Of a Swine? A Pig. Of a Lion ? .. A Whelp. Of a Goose? A Gosling. Of a Goat ? .. A Kid. Of a Peacock? A Peachick. Of a Deer ? .. A Fawn. Of a Bear ? A Cub. Of a Tiger? .. A Cub. | Ofa Hedgehog? A Hedgepig. Of a Hen? .. A Chicken. / Of an Eagle ? An Eaglet.
Mention an animal that has a trunk? .... An Elephant. With a beard? A Goat. One that hops? A Sparrow. With along neck ? An Ostrich. One that struts? A Peacock. One that stings? A Bee. One that crawls? A Maggot. One that flies ? A Bird. One that neighs? A Horse. One that creeps? A Snail. One that brays ? An Ass. One that roars ? A Lion. One that bleats? A Sheep. One that grunts? A Swine. One that quacks? A Duck. One that barks? A Dog. One that gabbles? A Goose. One that mews ? A Cat. One that bellows? A Bull. One that coos ? A Pigeon. One that hoots ? An Owl. One that crows? A Cock. One that buzzes? A Bee. One that chucks? A Hen. One that screams? A Lapwing. One that howls? A Wolf. One that hisses? A Serpent. One that squeaks? A Pig. One that chirps ? A Sparrow. One that sings? A Canary. One that chatters? A Monkey.
Where 'tis ground into flour, 'tis said;
And bake into nice loaves of bread.
Steep'd in water, then expos’d to great heat,
Makes beer, ale, and porter, so sweet.
To our horses, their favourite food :
On cakes made from this, which are good.
The first oft is made into bread;
Pigs, with peas, are well fatted and fed.
God's goodness to man, and to beast;
Be those who would love him the least.
ON THE DAISY.
Tho' common and forgot,
Now, children, do you not ?
Then toss them all in fun,
What I can see in one.
While I dissect this weed;
You'll learn them if you read.
These little white things petals are,
The green are calix callid;
The seeds therein enroll’d.
Are white, and hollow, too,
And cause the plant to grow.
Look on, and Him adore ;
He's in this simple flower.
To love what God has made
Or daisies in the shade.
THE BIRD'S NEST.
It wins my admiration 6. To view the structure of that little workA bird's nest. Mark it well within—without; No tool had he that wrought; no knife to cut; No nail to fix; no needle to sew with ; No glue to join ; his little beak was all ; And yet how neatly finished! What nice hand, With every kind of tool to work with, And twenty years' apprenticeship to boot, Could make me such another ?" No, my friends, For it was God who taught the little bird How to build so neat and soft a nest; And the sly fox, too, how to make his hole So deep and warm, where he may lie secure. For thus it is written in the Bible ! Foxes* have holes, and the birds of the air Have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where To lay his head. And who was that Son of Man ? The Lion of the Tribe of Judah !
* Matt, chap. viii, v. 20
The Bright and Morning Star! The Prince of Peace !
ON BRICK MAKING.
You who have seen how bricks are made
The board, on which the bricks are laid,
Through the fields, they observed two sacks
'Till told they contain'd seed of flax. “ Of flax !” exclaim'd John, “ why I've often heard tell,
“ A most useful plant this to be; " That sheeting, fine linen, and cambric, as well,
“ Are produc'd from it; how, I can't see.” Now John appear’d anxious instruction to gain,
As good children most frequently do; And if you will strive it in mind to retain,
What his Teacher told him I'll tell you.