Short StoriesThe Transferred Ghost
The country residence of Mr. John Hinckman was a delightful...
No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...
Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...
Lettice And Myra.
Julia's Sunset Walk.
It was a beautiful June day, just at the sun's setting, whe...
Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...
The Portrait Of Flora Purchased.
Anna started for her home, and when she had arrived, she sl...
Revelation Of God's Holy Word.
Ye favored lands, rejoice Where God reveals his word...
The Pleasant Sail.
Down by the sea-coast is the pleasant town of Saco, Where M...
The Trusty Dog.
I am glad to introduce to you, the noble dog whose picture ...
Lettice And Catherine,
Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...
Gather The Flowers.
Two little girls went into the fields to gather flowers. Bu...
Or The Unexpected Meeting.
I must tell you who were Lettice and Myra. They were the da...
The Saint's Rest.
We've no abiding city here: This may distress the wo...
Edward And Ellen.
Edward Ford owned a snug little cottage with a small farm s...
TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...
Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...
Melly, Anna And Susy.
There is nothing more pleasant than to see brothers and sis...
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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