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means the Teacher would be led to follow up my suggestions and deductions, which would render the lesson attractive and morally useful, instead of being a lesson to be learnt by rote, without any signification or end, and then thrown aside. In this, as in every other branch of education, I do think that a little well said, and fully comprehended by the child, is more judicious and useful, than a lengthened lesson repeated without explanation or remark.
I have attempted, and I trust with some little success, to arrange these pieces in a graduated form,—beginning with some of the simpler poems and winding up with the more difficult ones, so as to prepare the pupil by progressive lessons to be able in the end to read, and recite the deeper and more magnificent productions of our great Bards.
W. H. CORDEAUX.
Morning Hymn ... ... ...
... 38, 39, 40
The Homes of England
Awake, my soul, and with the sun,
Thy daily stage of duty run;
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Redeem thy mis-spent moments past,
And live this day as if the last :
For the great day thyself prepare.
Let all thy converse (1) be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day, clear;
Thy secret thoughts, thy works, and ways.
Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part;
High glory to the Eternal King.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
(1) Converse-Conversation. I (2) Unwearied—Without being weary.
This and the Evening Hymn should be early learnt and frequently repeated by the younger pupils. .