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PLEASANT WORDS are as an honeycomb; sweet to the soul.

Prov. xvi. 24.

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Is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly.

W. I REMEMBER, papa, the Tom was glad to receive this tale which you told us about order, for he happened to be Tom Martingale.

very early that morning. He L. And so do I, papa; you thought that he should reach said that charity “ vaunteth not Mr. Snub's shop before his son itself.”

started for school. P. And in the text which I But we will go to Mr. Snub's have written above, are two shop before him. John Snub, more truths about charity. senior, was not unlike his son. You shall know how Tom Mar- He was an ugly looking man, tingale learned them.

but he was very hard-working.

Being a country shoemaker he Tom was brushing his hat did nearly all his work himself.

morning, his younger If you had looked into his shop brother was putting the school- at 8 o'clock in the morning, you books in the school-bag, and would have found that he had both were just going out of done breakfast, and was seated the street-door when their on his low chair. Regularly father called them back. at 8 o'clock he used to put his

“I wish, Tom,” he said, lap-stone on his knees, and “that you would call on Mr. place some unfortunate shoe Snub, the shoemaker. Tell upon it. Then, with a shorthim to let me have my Wel- handled hammer in his hand, lington boots in the course of he would beat the old shoe the day on Saturday.” without mercy. He had little


time to whistle or sing, for, His sister Sarah used to sit, and while he worked, his little girl work at her needle, and listen and two younger boys used to to him, and wonder what it all sit around him, and read. meant. Every day, during working

“What is the use of your hours, he“ kept school" with learning all this?” she said ; them. He had taught them “you go on, amaveram, amareading, writing, and arith- verus, amaverat, and then again, metic, because they were not amaveramus, amaveratis, amayet strong enough to walk with verant, until I am quite tired. their brother, John, to the You are not a gentleman's son, National School.

John; what can be the use of On the morning when Tom Latin to you ?”. Martingale was sent with his “I'll tell you,” said John; papa's message, these children “ you know how you like to go were obliged to wait. Their with me into the fields, and to elder brother, was saying his learn botany, and to study lesson to his father,

botany-books. You know the The lesson which the shoe-old books which father has, maker's son repeated was from about insects, and the microthe Latin Grammar. You scope, and chemistry, and naremember how Tom Martingale tural philosophy, and other promised his papa that he things. Now I like to read would teach John something such books.” every morning; and to his sur- “ So do I,” said Sarah, prise John said he would like " And I should like to buy a to learn Latin. So, every day microscope one day.” for three months, John Snub “If you can save up enough had waited for the Martingales money,” said Sarah. at the finger-post near the “I dare say I shall,” said common, and had said his John. “There is no reason why lesson to them on their way to poor people shouldn't examine school. This was his plan : God's works as well as rich he used to learn his declen- people.” sions, or verbs, in the evening, “That's right, John,” said say them to his father in the his father; “I only wish I had morning, and then repeat them begun to learn a little earlier to Tom again. When Tom myself.” heard his lessons he used to “ And,” said John, much enteach him how to pronounce couraged, “you know how we the words properly; for, he have been puzzled by those said, unless you learn the books-by all the Latin names right“accent” and “quantity,” in them. When I know more you cannot learn Latin pro- Latin I can translate these perly.

names and understand them. John Snub liked to hear his “Besides I can understand son say his Latin, but the my own language better, Sarah, younger

children did not. when I know Latin. I know

the roots of a great many words The three boys then bid the already, and I am going, too, to shoemaker good morning, and learn Greek roots, and—but set off together for school. there's a ring at the bell; shall I go, father?"

If you had been at Mr. Mar“Yes," said his father, " for tingale's house on the next see, your friends, Tom and his Saturday afternoon, you would brother, are looking in at the have seen Tom sitting up in his window."

own bedroom alone. Although “If you please, Mr. Snub,” it was a half holiday, he was said Tom, after he had said hard at work; he was writing good morning to John, papa the “folios” which his papa had says will you be sure and let given him to do. They were him have his Wellington boots wanted by four o'clock, in time in the course of the day on for the evening post. Saturday?"

Tom worked very hard, but Mr. Snub promised he would; he did not succeed well. He and at the same t me he drew several long sighs, he shook thanked Tom for his kindness his head and exclaimed, “I in teaching his son. He paid am sure it is not written well Tom many compliments, and enough.” He had six more said it was very praiseworthy for folios to write when a servant a gentleman's son, as he was, to knocked at his door with the mesteach his poor boy

sage that his papa wanted him. When Tom heard these words “ Well, Tom,” said his papa, he did not behave as he would “have you finished the writing ?” have done before. Instead of “It will be done, papa, before stopping to be praised, he four o'clock: at least, I think begged Mr. Snob to say no- it will.” thing about the matter, and “I am sorry you should be made haste to get away. “I so late,” said his papa; "you see think,” he said, as he was the evil of putting off matters of leaving, “that John knows business to the last moment. quite as much as I do; so he When you have anything that deserves to be praised quite as is disagreable to do you should much. He can work arithmetic finish it off at once, and have better than I can; and as for done with it. his writing, I cannot write half “But I have something else to so well. Papa gave me thirty tell you. I have just called on folios of writing to copy for Mr. Snub, the shoemaker; I was him at the beginning of the afraid he might fail to send week, and I tried to write them home my Wellington boots, but in a lawyer's hand like the I found that his son John had copy, but I couldn't do it. I brought them home an hour ago. have no taste for writing like “I have been talking with him some boys. So you see, Mr. about you and his son.' Snub, that some have one thing

6 What did he say, papa ?” and some another.”

said Tom, colouring slightly.”

“He said,” answered his papa, see the writing I have done for “a great many things in your you.” praise. He showed me how much - You need not trouble yourLatin you had taught John, and self about that,” said his papa, how much pains you had taken." | "the folios are all finished

“Oh, he need not have said here they are! anything about it,” replied Tom. “Why, who wrote them?” said

* He need not, but he liked Tom. “This is not my writing.” to do so. There are two things, “No, all these folios came however, which have made me home with the boots,said his even more glad than he was.” papa, laughing

“ John Snob “What are they, papa ?”

wrote them. He heard you com“In the first place, I was glad plain of your troubles last Wedyou had not boasted of doing nesday, and I secretly supplied good to John. I was glad that him with a printed copy, that you allowed me to find out the he might have the pleasure of circumstance myself. In the copying it for you.” second place, I was glad that


," said Tom, "he has you would not receive any praise shown a kindness to me without from John's father for what you mentioning it. That is Charity.had done. He told me all that “It was done,” said his papa, you said last Wednesday.

6 from Gratitude. But you may “There are, Tom, two sorts learn two more lessons from this of people who do good. Some deed of his. will help you, but they always “ Thirdly, those who have take care to let you know ex- true Charity will be sure to be actly how much you owe them. found out. Even if they are not Such people think too much of repaid by the gratitude of others themselves ; they have not real in this world, their Father charity; they may be said to be which seeth in secret will repuffed up, and to behave them- ward them openly.' selves unseemly.

“Fourthly, here is another “But there are a better kind of reason for never boasting at one's eople. There are many who good deeds. We can scarcely will do you a kindness, and say ever do good to any one person, nothing about it. Such people who cannot render us some serhave true CHARITY. Will you vice in his turn. In the course try to be always like these peo- of our lifetime, we are all sure ple, and never to be "puffed to be indebted to others, even up' on account of your own to many persons whom deeds?"

"I will try, papa," said Tom. "So let us learn to do all the “I am sure I need not be "puffed good we are able without being up; you will say so when you puffed up.””


never see.



Order 12.—THE Cocoa TREE AND OTHERS.


Pod, or Capsule, of the Cacao-tree-Pod opened.

P. We have learned of the P. “And of other plants." Orders from which we get our say, “ from which we get either cotton and linen clothing. We medicine, food, clothing, gums, have talked about the Orders or dyes.” Do you not drink which contain the cabbage and cocoa every morning? turnip, water-cresses, and other W. Yes. You see us drink articles of food.

it at breakfast. L. And of the poppies, from P. You do not yet know to which we get opium and other what Order the cocoa tree bemedicines.

longs, neither can you describe W. And of the water lilies, the Order from which we get from which the Egyptians and our tea or coffee. Chinese get food.

L. Are you going to describe Ion. And of the berberries, these Orders next, papa ? from which we get preserves

P. We will talk of the cocoa and a yellow dye.

and tea trees. The coffee tree

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