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AN INFANT’S SONG, OR MARCH.

First.

We are happy when at school, Little children, little children, Fighting is against the rule, Happy children, happy children; We should kindness always shew, Little children, little children; Love be seen in all we do Happy children, happy children.

Second. We should all be good at home, To our parents, to our parents; Without leave should never roam; From our parents, from our parents; When we go for any thing, For our parents, for our parents; What they tell us we should bring, - To our parents, to our parents.

Third, We should all attention pay, To our Teacher, to our Teacher; And when told our lessons say ; To our Teacher, to our Teacher ; Thus we all should try to prove, To our Teacher, to our Teacher ; And in all things shew our love,- To our Teacher, to our Teacher.

Fourth. We should never fight at all, In the play-ground, in the play.ground; Nor each other bad names call; In the play-ground, in the play-ground; We should never gamble there, In the play-ground, in the play.ground; Swear, nor lie, for God is there- In the play.ground, in the play-ground.

NATIONAL HYMN.
God save William, our King,
Long live our noble King,

God save the King.
May he the people bless,
And rule in righteousness,
Wealth, peace, and godliness;

God save the King.
And when we breathe a pray’r,
On all our hearts we'll bear

Our gracious Queen.
May heav'n her life befriend,
Grace all her steps attend,
Immortal bliss her end;

God save the Queen.

And when this life shall cease,
Then may both enter peace;

God save the King and Queen.
Then freed from earthly care,
May they thy kingdom share,
And crowns of glory wear;

God save the King and Queen.

HYMN.
Here we suffer grief and pain ;
Here we meet to part again;

In Heaven we part no more.

CHORUS.
0! that will be joyful !
Joyful, joyful, joyful!

0! that will be joyful !

When we meet to part no more!
All who love the Lord below,
When they die to Heaven will go,
And sing with saints above.

0! that will be joyful! &c.
Little Children will be there,
Who have sought the Lord by pray’r,
From every Infant* School.

10! that will be joyful! &c. Teachers, too, shall meet above, And our Pastors, whom we love, Shall meet to part no more.

0! that will be joyful ! &c. 0! how happy we shall be ! For our Saviour we shall see Exalted on his throne!

O! that will be joyful! &c. There we all shall sing with joy, And eternity employ In praising Christ the Lord.

O! that will be joyful! &c. * Sunday, &c.

God shall wipe away all tears,
Pain and sorrows, sighs and fears,
For ever fee away.

0! that will be joyful! &c.
None have seen, nor ear hath heard,
What good things are there prepared
For them that love the Lord.

()! that will be joyful ! &c.
Let us all then watch and pray,
And prepare for that great day
When Christ our judge appears.

Then it will be joyful ! &c.

THE ALARMED CAPTIVE BIRD.

O you foolish fluttering thing,
You're too frighten’d now to sing,
You trembling little bird.

Come try and be joyful,
Joyful, joyful, joyful !
Come try and be joyful,

You pretty little bird !
Rest awhile and stand upright,
Soon you'll overcome your fright,
And be at rest and ease.

O then you'll be joyful, &c.
Who made you that neat round head,
And sends the seed on which you 're fed,
From fields so far away?

Come sing and be joyful, &c,
Who, too, made that nice sharp beak,
Which you use from week to week,
To peck your daily food ?

Do sing and be joyful, &c.
0! what bright and sparkling eyes,
And pretty wings with which he flies
Away from naughty boys.

O won't you be joyful, &c.

Now with slender legs he springs
Upon his perch, and there he sings
With sweet and mellow voice.

O now you are joyful, &c.
I should like to be a bird
And never say a naughty word
Whilst here on earth I dwell.

O that would be joyful, &c. With my wings I soon would rise, And mount aloft into the skies, And flee from woe and care.

O that would be joyful, &c. If I'm good, I soon shall rise To Jesus far above the skies, And ever rest in bliss.

O that would be joyful, &c.
Lord, grant that we poor children here,
May learn thy holy name to fear,
And so prepare for Heaven.

O that will be joyful, &c. &c.
There to meet and part no more.

THE END.

APPENDIX.

ON THE SITUATION AND DIMENSIONS OF AN INFANT

SCHOOL-ROOM. In the choice of a situation for an Infant School, the first consideration should be the physical health of the children, and next--the moral health. The principle derived from the first consideration is, that the spot should be dry and airy ; and the rule deduced from this principle, that the building should be placed on a site elevated either naturally or artificially. The principle derived from the second consideration is, that the school should be so situate as not to expose the children to the risk of moral contamination :-to effect this, it should be a rule always to place Infant Schools in a decent and orderly neighbourhood. Much may be done by forethought and contrivance to secure health and convenience and to save expence; and not only so, but to give the children such a prepossession in favour of order, neatness, and cleanliness, as shall lead to the most beneficial results in after life.

The desiderata of the school-room are, free air, light, sunshine, and cheerfulness. The rule, therefore, should be to have high walls in order to obtain a lofty ceiling, and abundance of windows. The size of the room must depend on the number of children to be instructed in it. The form of the room ought to be rectangular: 50 feet by 25 feet is a very good size, and would contain as many children as an active Master and Mistress could satisfactorily and conveniently manage. The height of the room should be from 15 to 20 feet, and without intervening ceiling ; such being found to produce an echo. In addition to the school-room there should be another room called a class-room, into which the higher classes might be occasionally taken by the Master or Mistress; the size of this room should be from 15 to 20 feet in length, and from 12 to 15 feet in width. At one end of the school-room, or in a recess at the side, a gallery 18 feet wide and 10 feet deep, should be fitted up with steps or seats rising one above the other, for the purpose of instructing the children with greater facility in some partioular branches. The first three or four seats in this gallery

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