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It is now the break of day. Get up, and will take a walk. The sun can not be seen but there are clear streaks of light in the I

, and we seen yet;

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Look! now you

he will soon rise; let us set out.
may view him mount the hill; how red he seems,
through the fogs and mists of morn; these he will
soon drive off. O, how bright he is! we dare not
look him in the face; our eyes will not bear so
strong a light.

Come, we will here leave the high road, and cross
the fields; but keep in the path, lest the dew wet
your feet. Ha! there the lark soars high in the
hear how he sings; now he drops at once to
his mate. How soon the birds rise, both to get
food, and build their nests; these, they line with
the warm wool, that the hedge robs from the fleece of
the sheep: there! one flies off with some in his mouth.

This is the spring time of the year. There are the mild lambs; look, how that one sucks the teat of his dam. Baa, baa, are the sounds they make. I like to hear them, and to view the young ones at play: see, how they frisk, and jump, and run round and round. The cows feed in the deep rich grass; which shines with dew drops. O, sweet cows! that give us such nice milk and cream : they low for the hand to milk them.

We must now go home; or our friends will have to wait for us; as we are past our time. Pluck a green bough from the hedge. The May will soon be in bloom; then we will deck our hearth with it; its white buds have a sweet smell. In what rich hues the meads are drest; blue, white, red, and all gay tints. Cull me a few to place in the glass

vase on the stand.

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There is our house! O, how sweet a stroll w had! Do not you want your bread and milk? be glad of a cup of tea, and a slice from our loaf. This walk will do us all good; it give kind of new life, and makes us long for our and not, as when we lie late in bed, have n for it. "Sweet is the breath of morn!"

Now we are at home. Shut the gate; your shoes well, and wipe them on the mat; up your hats, caps, and cloaks; and then com your meal. We glow with warmth, and nee go to the fire.-How well they all look! The cheeks and bright eyes show that the run has them good. This will, no doubt, be a fine, h for the time of year.

It is school time; say your night tasks; and write this verse on your slate, from your Book.* You have done it well; I see no fa and I am glad you put all the stops, as you them in the print. Now go and write. Her pen; hold it thus; don't blot your book, nor too fast. Now do your sums from the New P Good child, you have done six sums; they a right. You You may rub them out; and I will a mark, where you left off.

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You may all go out and play; play is sweet, when we have well done our work. Some take their hoops; some their balls. You may fly your kite, if you have a long string to hold it up by. Can you spin your top? Let us now choose a new game, in which we can all join. Ah! the bell rings; we must now comb our hair, and brush our clothes. When we next hear it, we must go in to dine.


Now, come up and spell; and then write a page of small hand, from print; and those that can write straight, need not rule lines. Here are pens and ink. Bring your books, and read to me in a class. Use the same tone of voice, as when you speak. I will now hear you spell a few of the hard words, that you met with while read. you

Bring the globe and your book of maps. Turn to the map of the world; show me on it, the north, south, east, west. What are the names of the lines you see drawn on the globe? Set the globe for this day, at twelve o'clock at noon. Now point out the chief towns in all parts of the world.* That will do. Go on with your sums.

* See Joseph Guy's Geography for Young Children. Price 9d.

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