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

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

The Child And Flower.
The Atheist in his garden stood, At twilight's pen...

Lily Ford.
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...

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

The Boy Found In The Snow.
One winter's night when the evening had shut in very early,...

A Tale Of Negative Gravity
My wife and I were staying at a small town in northern Ital...

A Piece Of Red Calico
I was going into town one morning from my suburban residenc...

The Saint's Rest.
We've no abiding city here: This may distress the wo...

Early At School.
One Sabbath evening a teacher was walking up and down in th...

Benny's First Drawing.
You have perhaps heard of Benjamin West, the celebrated art...

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

Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...

Asaph
About a hundred feet back from the main street of a village...

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

Julia's Sunset Walk.
It was a beautiful June day, just at the sun's setting, whe...

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

Telling Secrets.
There is a company of girls met together, and what can they...

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

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



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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