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this means gou will grow up tender-hearted and compas, sionate, which will please God.

STORY V. There was a girl whose

e name was Betsey Clarke, she had a sad trick, she would play with fire. One day she took up a live coal with the tongs and let it drop on the child as it lay in her lap, and burnt its poor face, and made it quite bad. One day she took a stick which was all in a blaze, and ran round the room, and set the bed on fire ; and if it had not been for a man who was in the room at the time, the whole house would have been burnt down, but he put the flames out. At-last she set her own frock on fire, and all her clothes caught fire from it, and she was burnt to death,

Questions. What bad, trick bad Betsey Clarke? [Ansa She played with fire.] Did she burn any body ? [Ans. Yes: the babe.] Was it not a sad thing to burn a poor babe? (Ans. Yes.] What other mischief did she do?. [Ans. Set the bed on fire.] Would it not have been a dreadful thing for a whole house to bave been burnt, and the lives of a family Jost, through the foolish tricks of an idle child ? [Ans. Yes.] What became of Betsey Clarke? [Ans. She was burnt to death.] Is fire a good thing when made a good use of ? [Ans. Yes.] Is it a proper plaything for children? [Ans No.]

Instruction. The bad fate of Betsey Clarke should teach all boys and girls not to make a plaything of fire. Fire is.of great use to warm us when we are cold, and to dress our food; but it may be made one of the worst of foes, for it will burn down house and home, and take the lives of those that have not the sense to use it right.

Learn then, from the unbappy fate of Betsey Clarke, never to play with fire, as you know not wbat mischief: you may do to yourselves and others.

STORY VI. Patty Clive was one of those girls who do not care what dirt they live in. If she had new shoes she would run in the wet with then), and soak them through, till they burst in holes at the sides, or the soles came off. If she had a new cap, she would put it on so that you would take it for an old one. If she had a new gown, in a short time it would

baven sleeve 'uoript, or a seany rent? Fars. have dirt and grease till it was quite a shame to be seen. And if the steeves ript; or the seams reat, she would not take a needle and thread and mend them. A lady once gave her clothes; and made her tight and smart froni top in time, when her good friend went to the house, she found Patty Clive as bad as if she had had no one thing bought for her. She Was eruitei a fright. Her face was all smut, ker Hair 'stood on end fot want of a comb, her gown was an grease and rags, her stiocs were down at beel, the straps of them hung loose. “ 18 this the girl that I made so nice ?" said her good friend: “If this is the way you use my gifts, you shall have no more of them;" so the ladj“ left Patty Clive to get clothes where she could, who had not the good Juck to meet with another such a friend as the one slie lost by her bad ways.

When Patty Clive grew up she would not take a broom to sweep the room, but would sit in dirt and rags all round her for hours and hours; nor would she take the pains to make het bed for weeks and weeks; and she would let the sot and all tive pigs come in, till the floor was worse than you can think; there was not such a room to be found for dirt in the whole town: yet Patty did not care, she had no shame in her. * At last she was qnite sick and bad; for no one would go near ber to do the least thing for her, for they knew they would be like to lose their own lives if they went to such a house, it smelt so of ditt they could not bear it. In short, she lost ber life through hier dirt; for those who live in such

s-as she did, have no chance to get well when they are so bad as she was.

Questions - What sort of girl was Patty Clive? [Ans. A dirty girl.) Did she take care of her shoes ? [Ans. No Should Hol children take care of their shoes? [Ans. Yes. Why should they do so ? [Ans: Because they cost a great deal of money.) Is it right for children to make their poor parents work to krep them in extravagance ? [ Ans. No ] Does a girl look well with her bait uncombed, and her cap put ori in an untidy way?" (Ans. No:) What sort of a trins was Petty's gown in? [.ns. All grease and rags ] Is it very easy, with care, to keeo from grease and dirt ? Ans. Yes.) Dues Roy Wharshould you do when you see such things bapa phot? fine

, Mennt ihrøm directly. I Don't you think Patiy

most base been sadly ashamed when the lady who had giron her clothes called and found her ragged and dirty!: Ans. Yes

. ] Was it not a sad misfortune to lose such a biend, [Ans. Y09.] Was Patty Clive neater in the house than she was io her dress? [-Ans. No ) Is it not a shocking sight to see a woman sitting in the midst of dirt and rags ? [Ans. Yes.] Is there any great trouble in sweoping a room, and putting away litters Ans. No.} Is it not very idle to neglect making the będ (Ans. Yes,] Must not a bed be very hard and uncomfortable that is never shook or beat ? [Ans. Yes,) Is it not a nasty sight to see sows and pigs in a house ? (Ans. Yes.] Where should such creatures be kepts [Ans. In a sty.] Shey'd you like to live with hogs? Ans. No.] What did Party Clive bring upon herself by her filtby ways? (Ans. Sickness.] Did she get people to look after her when she was ill? ( Ars No.) What became of her? Ans. She died.]

Instruction. You may -Jearn from this little tale, that it is one of the first marks of untidiness to wear out shoes in an extravagant manner---that dirty girls are very disagreeablethat if they chance to get friends shey seldom keep them that ladies, though their compassion often leads them 19 clothe poor children, will not give twice to those who abuse their first gifts---that those who are antidy in their clothes, are usually so in their houses --that those who give them. selves up io nastiness, put themselves upon a fooling with the dirtiest of beasts-that pastiness often breeds disease---and, that those who bring sickness upon themselves by such means make people afraid of going to help them; and that life, may be lost through want of cleapliness ; nay, a whole neighbourhood may be infected through the dirtiness of one person. Use yourselves to neatness while you are young-- keep your clothes cleap---put on your caps and handkerchiefs neatlypin your gowns---if you chance to tear any thing mend it directly--and if you see any holes or thin places in your slockings or other things, darn or piece them before they get too bad - buckle your shpes, and change them every day, and do every thing in a tidy ways and then you will go up good housewives ; and it is a great credit to be a good housewife.

STORY VII. Becky Downes was quite a neat child. When she was but two years

old she would take care of her things. When once her ciothes were put on, she would not fade a pin oui of

them; ani if she saw a pin on the ground or the floor, she would pick it up and save it, for she had been told, that " pin a day is a groat a year," and that a groat would buy two small loaves of bread. Wlien she was three years old she would fold up her things as nice as could be; and when she cat or drank, she took care not to grease her things; and would stand as still as a mouse to let her aunt wash her hands and face, and comb out her hair.

As (5001 as she could hold a short brush, she began to brush the stairs down; and her pride was to sift white sand on the floor to make it look neat. • When she grew a great girl she learot to work of her aunt; and then she would mend her clothes, and make neat caps and things, if she had but bits of cloth to join, that most folk would have thought good for nothing. One day she was seen by the same lady who bought clothes for Patty Clive, and she bought such for her. Becky Downes took such care of them, that at the year's end they were quite clean and tight. So her friend said, “Well, my good child, as you make such good use of my gifts, I will give you more ; and I will put you to school to learn to read, and I dare say when you grow up you will get a good place.” And so she did; for it was not hard for such a good neat girl to get a place, as it was known that she would take care and not "poil things, but do as she ought to do.

Questions -What sort of a girl was Becky Downes? (Ans. A neat one.] How soon did she begin to take care of her things ? [zins. At two years old.] What did she do as soon as she could use a short brush? [Ans. Brush the stairs down.] What else did she do to make the house look neat? [Ans. Sift white sand on the floor.] What did she do when she had any bits of cloth? [Ans. Join them together.] Did she go about such a slatternly figure as Patty Clive? (Ans. No.] How xvere the clothes which the lady gave her at the year's end ?

[ Ans. Quite clean and tight ] Did she get into a good place 1. when she was old enough to go to service? (Ans. Yes.] 1. Instruction.---Endeavon, to initate Becky Downes, if you wish to gain the notice of ladies, or to get into a good place.

(3 STORY VIII., 10. When Polly Dun was quite a babe, she was brought up to

beg. She had a false tale made up for her to tell, that she ti poight move people to give to her. She said her daddy was

dead, and that her mammy lay sick ju a barn, and that she

bad 10 bread to eat; and a great deal more of such stuff which was not true. And she would run in the dust or the dirt with no sboes on her feet, and with scarce a rag on her back; and knew not the least about God, or wliat she ought to do to please bim, At last her mammy did die, and her daddy ran off and left her, and she had not a friend in the ivorld to take the least care of her. She knew not where to go of days or wbere to lodge of nights; and all the false things she had said came on her, for she was like to starve in truth; and she crept to a barn, where she lay down on the straw and thought she should die. But by good chance the farmer came in to see if his wheat was fit to thrash, and he saw the girl in that sad state, and said, “ Whose child are you? How.came your in this bad way !” She was so weak she could scarce speak; but said, in quite a low faint voice," I aw Polly Dun; my mammy is dead, and my daddy is run off and left me to starve."—"0, you are Poll Dun," said the farmer ; " and you are at your old game, I find. Hare you no new tale to tell ?"-.-“ It is true now," said Polly ; and the man thought it was, for she was as pale as death, and had no strength in her ; so he went and got a bit of bread and some warm beer, and gave her; and when she had eat and drank them, she

could get up and walk. So when the man saw she was like to be well, he said, “ If you will leave off your old ways and beg no more, I will put you to a place where you may learn to work and rear, and in time earn food and clothes.” Polly said she should be glad to go. · So he took her to a school where she learnt to spin and knit, and sew, and work, and clean a bouse ; and in time she was a nice neat tight girl, and got a good place. - Questions.---What was Polly Dun brought up to at first? (Ans, Begging:] What stories did she tell to move pity? { Ans. False stories.] Was it not very shameful to go about thus with lies in her mouth ?. [ Ans. Yes.] What had she like to have done through her lying ? (Ans. Died.] Did the man who found her in the barn believe her at first? [dns. No.) Why did he not? [Ans. Because she told lies before.] Was she a good girl when he put her to school ? [Ans. Yes.] What did she become at last? (Ans. A nice tidy good girl.]

Instruction.--. Take care ivever to go a begging, it is the meaest of all employments ; nothing except stealing can be '30 scandalous as imposing upon charitable people with a false

tale of distress za besides, it is robbing teal objects of charity of : what would be given, to the mu o Those to whoun God has

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