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that though he was poor in this world, he might be rich in faith, and an heir of a heavenly kingdom; and that, if he only lived according to its precepts, by and by he might go to inherit a glorious mansion, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

My dear children, which of these little boys do you think was the happier, Richard or Samuel ?

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Mary. I wish you would lend me your thimble, Sarah, for I can never find mine when I want it.

Sarah. And why can you not find it, Mary?

M, I am sure I can not tell, but if you do not choose to lend me yours, I can borrow of somebody else.


S. I am willing to lend it to you, but I should like to have you tell me why you always come to me to borrow, when you have lost any thing?

M. Because you never lose your things, and always know where to find them.

S. And bow, then, do you think that I always know where to find my things?

M. How can I tell ? If I knew, I might sometimes contrive to find my own. S. I will tell


secret, if you will hear it. I have a set place for every thing, and after I have done using a thing, I always put it in its proper place, and never leave it to be thrown about and lost.

M. I never can find time to put my things away; and who wants, as soon as she has used a thing, to have to run and put it away, as if one's life depended upon it?

s. Your life does not depend upon it, Mary, but your convenience does; and let me ask, how much more time it will take to put a thing in its proper place, than to hunt after it when it is lost, or to borrow of your friends?

M. Well, Sarah, I will never borrow of you again, you may depend

upon it.

S. Why, you are not affronted, I hope.

M. No, but I am ashamed, and am determined before night to have a place for every thing, and to keep every thing in its place.


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The Baltimore oriole, or golden robin, is much admired for the brilliancy of its colors, and the skill, displayed in the building of its nest.

It spends the winter in the warm regions of the south, and makes its appearance in this country about the first week of May, where it is welcomed as the harbinger of mild and settled weather.

It takes its name from Lord Baltimore, the founder of Maryland, whose coat of arms bore the same colors as this bird, namely, black and orange.

The Baltimore bird is about seven inches long; the head, neck, and up

per part of the back are of a glossy black, the rest of the body is of a bright orange.

As the latter color is seen gleaming among the green leaves, it looks like a flash of fire, from which this bird has been called the fire bird.

The apple tree is its favorite resort, where it may be seen in the spring sipping the sweet juices from the blossoms with great delight.

Its food is small bugs, beetles, and flies, and sometimes it regales itself on cherries and mulberries.

It is a very pleasant songster, and has a great many varied notes; and sometimes, like the mocking bird, it will imitate the notes of other birds.

Its clear, mellow whistle, very much resembles that of the careless plow boy, whistling for his own amusement.

The nest of the Baltimore bird is formed like a pouch, or purse, six or seven inches long, hung from a fork

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