Short StoriesAnna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...
My Early Days.
My father's house was indeed a pleasant home; and father wa...
Flying The Kite.
Flying the kite is a pleasant amusement for boys, and when ...
Story About An Indian.
A poor sick man might go to the door of some rich person's ...
Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...
The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....
Lettice Taking Home The Work.
Early in the morning, before it was light, and while the tw...
The First Dollar.
I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the...
Or The Unexpected Meeting.
I must tell you who were Lettice and Myra. They were the da...
The Dying Boy.
A little boy, by the name of Bertie, was taken very ill, an...
Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...
The Transferred Ghost
The country residence of Mr. John Hinckman was a delightful...
Arthur And His Apple Tree.
One summer day little William was sitting in the garden cha...
Mother's Last Lesson.
"Will you please teach me my verse, mamma, and then kiss me...
Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...
Lettice And Myra.
The Trusty Dog.
I am glad to introduce to you, the noble dog whose picture ...
Benny's First Drawing.
You have perhaps heard of Benjamin West, the celebrated art...
The Glow Worm.
On a summer's evening about half an hour after bed time, as...
The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...
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.
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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