Short StoriesA Good Act For Another.
A man was going from Norwich to New London with a loaded te...
The First Dollar.
I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the...
Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...
His Wife's Deceased Sister
It is now five years since an event occurred which so color...
The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...
The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...
The Boy And The Dew Drops.
A little boy who had been out early in the morning playing ...
Early At School.
One Sabbath evening a teacher was walking up and down in th...
Now the golden ear wants the reaper's hand, Banish eve...
Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...
Melly, Anna And Susy.
There is nothing more pleasant than to see brothers and sis...
Agnes And The Mouse.
One brilliant Christmas day, two little girls were walking ...
Little Charles knew nothing about an echo. As he was playin...
The Market Day.
Mrs. Ford had three little children--Lily, Hetty, and a dea...
The Uncertainty Of Life.
Josiah Martin was a young man of whom any mother might have...
Or, Honesty Rewarded.
At St. Petersburgh, the birth day of any of the royal famil...
A Piece Of Red Calico
I was going into town one morning from my suburban residenc...
Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...
The Orphans' Voyage.
Two little orphan boys, whose parents died in a foreign lan...
The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...
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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