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

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

The Golden Crown.
A teacher once asked a child, "If you had a golden crown, w...

No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...

George And His Guinea.
Little George Ames went with his aunt to attend a missionar...

Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...

Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...

The Happy Family.
There are a great many novel sights in the streets of Londo...

Gather The Flowers.
Two little girls went into the fields to gather flowers. Bu...

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

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

The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...

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

The Lady Or The Tiger?
In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, wh...

The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...

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

Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...

The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....

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

His Wife's Deceased Sister
It is now five years since an event occurred which so color...



A GOOD MOTHER.








Mrs. Savage was the eldest sister of Matthew Henry. When she was a
child she had a great many advantages for the improvement of her mind.
When only seven years of age, she could translate the Hebrew language,
and when ten years old, she could write out her father's sermons. She
possessed a very amiable disposition, and was very kind and benevolent
to all who needed the comforts of life. She was a Christian, and when
she became a mother she began the work of educating her children
herself. She had a large family of nine children, and as she had
treasured up in her memory many hymns and verses which she had learned
when a child, she was able to teach the same to her children. She was
so kind and affectionate that every body loved her. Her children took
much pleasure in hearing their mother repeat to them the hymns and
texts of Scripture which she had learned.

[Illustration]

Some children are very careless, and indifferent to their parents'
advice; such ones will regret it in their riper years. But Mrs.
Savage's little boys and girls loved their mother, and were very
obedient to her commands. When evening came, before they retired to
bed she would call her little children around her (as you see in the
picture,) and they would kneel down and say their evening prayer. A
pleasant sight, indeed, to see our dear children remembering their
Creator in the days of their youth. Mrs. S. was "useful, beloved,
meek, humble, and charitable." She lived a happy, cheerful life; she
was an ornament to her Christian profession, a "good mother." She died
suddenly at the good old age of eighty-eight.





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