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Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...

The Dying Boy.
A little boy, by the name of Bertie, was taken very ill, an...

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

Lettice Taking Home The Work.
Early in the morning, before it was light, and while the tw...

Pledge.
Our hands and our hearts we give To the temperance p...

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

Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...

Look Up.
A little boy went to sea with his father to learn to be a s...

The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...

Remember The Cake.
I will tell you an anecdote about Mrs. Hannah More, when sh...

The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...

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

Mother's Last Lesson.
"Will you please teach me my verse, mamma, and then kiss me...

Flying The Kite.
Flying the kite is a pleasant amusement for boys, and when ...

The Echo.
Little Charles knew nothing about an echo. As he was playin...

Gather The Flowers.
Two little girls went into the fields to gather flowers. Bu...

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

Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...

The Boy And The Dew Drops.
A little boy who had been out early in the morning playing ...

Lettice And Catherine,
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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.

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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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