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

Harvest Song.
Now the golden ear wants the reaper's hand, Banish eve...

The Philosophy Of Relative Existences
In a certain summer, not long gone, my friend Bentley and I...

Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...

The Uncertainty Of Life.
Josiah Martin was a young man of whom any mother might have...

Lizzy And Her Dog.
I wish to relate to you a very affecting story about a good...

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

Pleasant Play.
There are many plays in which children may amuse themselves...

The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...

Story About An Indian.
A poor sick man might go to the door of some rich person's ...

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

A Boy Reproved By A Bird.
The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of hou...

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

The Motherless Birds.
There were two men who were neighbors to each other, living...

The Jew And His Daughter.
A Jew came to this country from London, many years ago, and...

Anecdotes.
TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...

The Glow Worm.
On a summer's evening about half an hour after bed time, as...

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

The Bit Of Garden.
Young children like to have a small piece of land for a gar...

The Reward.
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...



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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