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The Happy Family.
There are a great many novel sights in the streets of Londo...

The Shepherd And His Bible.
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Old Pipes And The Dryad
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Gather The Flowers.
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The Golden Crown.
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Anecdotes.
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A Tale Of Negative Gravity
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A Piece Of Red Calico
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Or, Honesty Rewarded.
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Comfort And Sobriety.
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No Payno Work.
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The Orphans' Voyage.
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The Market Day.
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Edward And Ellen.
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The Flower That Looks Up.
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George And His Guinea.
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Story About An Indian.
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Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...

The Grey Old Cottage.
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My Early Days.
My father's house was indeed a pleasant home; and father wa...



PLEASANT PLAY.








There are many plays in which children may amuse themselves so as to
benefit both the mind and body. Exercise is very essential to the
health, and all children should accustom themselves to such exercise
as will give elasticity too all the muscles of the body. Some
children often play too hard, and others, before they get through
playing, get to quarrelling. Children never appear so badly as when
they quarrel with each other. Joseph and William, Jane and little
Susan, are out in the garden playing "hide and seek," around the
summer house. William became a little contrary, because everything in
the play did not suit him, and declared he would run away. Children
should never let anger rise in their bosoms because of some small
mistake on the part of others. They should always overlook all
mistakes, forgive all injuries, and learn to love each other when at
play, as well as when at school. Good children will play together,
without getting angry, and it is a pretty sight to see such children
all happy in each other's society and enjoying their pleasant pastimes
with cheerful and happy hearts.

Our evil actions spring like trees,
From small and hidden seeds;
We think, or wish some wicked thing,
And then do wicked deeds.

Whoever dares to tell a lie,
Whoever steals a pin,
Whoever strikes an angry blow,
Has done a deed of sin.





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