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Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...

Comfort And Sobriety.
Let me here give you a few maxims to commit to memory:---- ...

The Trusty Dog.
I am glad to introduce to you, the noble dog whose picture ...

Or, Honesty Rewarded.
At St. Petersburgh, the birth day of any of the royal famil...

The Orphans' Voyage.
Two little orphan boys, whose parents died in a foreign lan...

Or The Unexpected Meeting.
I must tell you who were Lettice and Myra. They were the da...

Flying The Kite.
Flying the kite is a pleasant amusement for boys, and when ...

Anna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...

Chorus
As the manna lay, on the desert ground, So from day to d...

The Boy And The Gold Robin.
A bright eyed boy was sleeping upon a bank of blossoming cl...

The Bracelet;
...

Anne Cleaveland.
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...

Melly, Anna And Susy.
There is nothing more pleasant than to see brothers and sis...

The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...

The Portrait Of Flora Purchased.
Anna started for her home, and when she had arrived, she sl...

The Grey Old Cottage.
In the valley between "Longbrigg" and "Highclose," in the f...

Remember The Cake.
I will tell you an anecdote about Mrs. Hannah More, when sh...

The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...

Revelation Of God's Holy Word.
Ye favored lands, rejoice Where God reveals his word...

A Good Act For Another.
A man was going from Norwich to New London with a loaded te...



A BOY REPROVED BY A BIRD.








The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of houses and
barns. A young lad saw one of the sparrows conveying materials for her
nest, which she was building under the eaves of a cottage adjoining
his father's house. He was told not to disturb it. But birds eggs form
a temptation to many boys. At a favorable opportunity the lad climbed
up to the roof of the cottage and carried away the nest with the eggs
in it. Among the materials of which the nest was composed was a piece
of paper with some printed verses on it. The boy pulled it out and
found it to be a page of one of Dr. Watts' hymns, which had been
picked up in the yard by the poor bird for strengthening her nest.
The boy unfolded the paper and read:----

"Why should I deprive my neighbor
Of his goods against his will?
Hands were made for honest labor,
Not to plunder nor to steal."

The lad says, in his after years, "I never forgot the lesson presented
to me by that leaf of paper which had been fixed to the nest of the
poor sparrow." Let young people remember that when they do wrong they
will get reproved, and it may be by the means of a bird.





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