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And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence,* and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again I will repay thee?

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves ?

And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus'unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

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e ter ni ty THE FORM AND MOTIONS OF THE EARTH. The earth on which we live is not, as people formerly thought, a plain, or flat piece of ground, but a globe

* A penny was about 149 cents, and this among the Romans was the u sua) price of a day's labor.


or ball, about twenty-four thousand miles around.

It moves through the air at the rate of sixty-eight thousand miles an hour; and goes around the sun once in three hundred and sixty-five days which form the year.

It also turns round, like a coach wheel on its axle once, every twenty four hours, which makes the day and the night.

The side of the earth, turned to wards the sun, receives light, and has day; while the side, turned from it, is in darkness, and has night.

The sun always shines though we do not always see it, and the earth is always turning round, though we do not feel it move.

So there is always day in one place, and night in another; and when it is midday in one part of the globe, it is midnight in the part ex actly opposite to it.

These motions of the earth meas

ure all our time. Seven turnings make seven days, or one week; four 1 weeks, a month; and thirteen such months, a year, or three hundred and sixty-five days nearly.

For convenience, we divide each day into twenty-four parts, called hours; each hour into sixty parts, called minutes; and each minute into sixty parts, called seconds; a seconá being the smallest portion of time that we reckon.

Were it not that the earth goes round the sun, and turns round on its own axis, like a wheel upon its axle, we should not be able to measure time at all; but by these motions, we can calculate the longest or shortest period.

The earth has gone one thousand right hundred and forty times round the sun since the birth of our Savior; and since you were born, it has gone just so many times round the sun, as you are years old.


And still the earth is traveling on, and still it is turning round; it never ceases, whether we wake or sleep, labor or be idle.

And still it is bringing eternity nearer,—that awful eternity--that never changing state, where the sun shall not be wanted, and where there shall be no turning round of the earth, to mark the progress of duration.

Let, then, the succession of day and night remind you how time passes away.

Each year, each day, each hour, each minute, each second, brings you nearer eternity. Never be idle; never while away your time, for time is the price of eternity.




On March the twenty-first is spring,
When little birds begin to sing,
To build their nests, to hatch their brood
With tender care provide them food.


Summer's the twenty-first of June, The cuckoo changes then his tune; All nature smiles, the fields look gay. The weather's fine to make the hay,

AUTUMN. September comes: the golden corn, By many busy hands is shorn: Autumn's ripe fruits—an ample store Are gathered in for rich and poor.



Winter's cold frost and northern blast, This season now we mention last; The date, in truth, of which we must Fix on December, twenty first.

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