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Let me here give you a few maxims to commit to memory:---- ...
A little boy went to sea with his father to learn to be a s...
The Saint's Rest.
We've no abiding city here: This may distress the wo...
Margaret And Herbert.
In a large family there are often diversity of character an...
Anna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...
Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...
The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....
No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...
The Lady Or The Tiger?
In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, wh...
The Golden Crown.
A teacher once asked a child, "If you had a golden crown, w...
Flying The Kite.
Flying the kite is a pleasant amusement for boys, and when ...
You have read of that remarkable man, Mr. Usher, who was Ar...
Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...
The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...
Lizzy And Her Dog.
I wish to relate to you a very affecting story about a good...
The Child And Flower.
The Atheist in his garden stood, At twilight's pen...
The Jew And His Daughter.
A Jew came to this country from London, many years ago, and...
The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...
The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...
The Flower That Looks Up.
"What beautiful things flowers are," said one of the party ...
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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