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LESSON XV.*

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THE LAUGHING, HAPPY MAN.

1. What a laughing face'!" How round and plump the cheeks are!" What a merry eye'!" How large and round the head is'! What a wide mouth)

, and what a broad grin!" And the teeth, how white' they are ! And the hair, how long and curly' it

is ! 2. Is the man merry'? Is he very much pleased' ?" Does he look like a happy man' ?" Is he laughing aloud' ?" Is his hair black', as well as curly'? Has he heard something funny'?' Has he seen something pretty'? Do you think he is an old man' ?

3. Why do you think he is merry'? What do you see in his eye? Why does he look happy'? What do you think it is that pleases him?' How do you

know that his hair is black? Who said that he had heard something witty? How do you

know that he is not an old man ? 4. Are his eyes black', or are they gray ?" Are they large', or are they small' ?• Is he an old man', or a young man? Who can answer so many ques

[LESSONS XV. and XVI. embrace a great variety of the different examples of inflections, as eight of the eleven rules for inflections are here illustrated. Yet it is not expected that the pupils will be required to explain these inflections by references to the rules. It will be sufficient if they read the sentences correctly, hy the aid of the marks given.]

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tions'? Can you'? Will you try', or will you not'?

5. We do not hear the man laugh', we see him laugh. We do not say he is a wise man', we say he is a happy man! We think he is a good man', not a bad man'. Happy men are not often wicked men.

6. A good man is cheerful';" he is happy';" he does all the good he can';" he is a good neighbor', and a true friend. He has the respect of all who know him.

7. When a man laughs heartily', the corners of his mouth are drawn up as you see them in the picture'; the cheeks are pushed up',' and wrinkled "; and the eyes are nearly closed'.' Is it the same in sorrow and sadness', and in anger' ?! No! Look at the next picture, and you will see the difference.

LESSON XVI.

THE ANGRY, UNHAPPY Man.

1. Do

you

see this strange man' ? Has he a pleasant face' ?' Does he seem to be happy ? Has he a laughing, merry eye'?" Do you think he is a kindhearted and good man?' What'?" Are you afraid of him' ? Are

you

afraid to go near him' ?'

2. I do not wonder that you

do not like to go near him. Who loves to look at an angry man' ?Not I. It is not pleasant to see a man angry, for his whole face shows that he is in pain. The angry man is not happy. He is wretched, and it makes one unhappy to look at him.

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3. See his eyes' !" How fierce' they are !" They are bloodshot with passion'!210 And his forehead -do you see how it is wrinkled, and raised

up

in rigido furrows' ?' And his nostrils—how wide open they are'!" His lips—how swollen' they are !" Yes, swollen with rage'!' And his teeth—see how he gnashes' them !" He is so angry that he can not speak.

4. You can not see his hands': but they are clenched, as if he were about to strike some one. He can not easily control'd himself. He is burning with anger'! He is bursting with rage'! He has no reason left ! He is like a madman'!

5. How much this man's face tells of the feelings of his heart' !"We can read it all there. He can not conceal his heart from us. And what a bad heart he must have'!!So full of anger', of rage',' of revenge'! Unhappy man'!" : Pas'-sion, anger; rage.

© CLENCH'ED, firmly closed. b RIG-ID, stiff.

& CON-TROL', govern; restrain. [LESSONS XV. and XVI. Here two very different characters are pictured, as well as described in words. The marked contrast shown between the looks of the laughing, happy man, and the angry, unhappy man, should make anger repulsive to every one. Habitual anger leaves its permanent marks of wretchedness upon the countenance. So all sinful passions may be read in the countenance. Cultivate a cheerful disposition. Do not give way to an unhappy temper.]

The angry man is a madman.
Command your temper, lest it command you.

LESSON XVII.

THE THINGS I LOVE. 11. I love the cheerful summer-time,

With all its birds and flowers,
The grassy lawn beneath my feet,

The cool, refreshing showers. 22. I love to hear the little birds.

That sing among the trees;
I love the gentle murmuring stream,

I love the evening breeze.
33. I love the bright and glorious sun..

That gives us light and heat;
I love the pearly° drops of dew

That sparkled 'neath my feet. 44. I love to hear the busy hum

Of honey-making bee,
And learn a lesson, hard to learn,

Of patient industry.
5 5. I love to see the playful lambs,

So innocent and gay;
I love the faithful, watchful dog,

Who guards them night and day. 66. I love to think of Him who made

These pleasant things for me;
Who gave me life, and health, and strength,

And eyes that I might see. 77. I love the holy Sabbath-day,

So peaceful, calm, and still;
And, oh! I love to go to church,

And learn my Maker's will.
A LAWN, a space of ground covered with • Pearl'-y, clear; transparent, like pearl.

d SpaR'-KLE, glisten; shine like sparks.
• Mur'-MUR-ING, making a low, continued e IN'-DUB-TRY, steady attention to business.
J. [Lesson. XVII. Here are mentioned numerous objects and scenes in

nature, which are well calculated to awaken in us a deep interest, and call forth our love. Our attention is then directed to Him who made these pleasant things for us—and, finally, to the Sabbath, and its duties.]

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grass.

noise.

LESSON XVIII. LITTLE DICK AND THE GIANT.—An Allegory. 1. “Now I will tell you a story—and a true story it is too—about Little Dick and the Giant," said Uncle John; “ and you must not ask me any questions about it until I get through."

2. Little Dick was a happy fellow. He would sing and whistle nearly all day. He was as merry as a lark, and as gay as a butterfly, and scarcely any thing could make him sad.

3. One day little Dick thought he would have a ramble in the forest, at some distance from his home. So off he went in high spirits, singing and whistling till the woods rang with his music.

4. At length he reached a clear brook that ran through the woods; and being very thirsty, he stooped down to drink. But, just at that moment, he was suddenly seized—he scarcely knew howand found himself in the hands of a fierce, ugly. looking giant, a hundred times bigger than himself.

5. For some time the giant held him in his big hands, and looked at him with great delight. He then put him into a large bag, and carried him away.

6. Poor Dick, who was in great fear, did all he could do to escape from his cruel captor. He screamed, and he tried to tear the bag; but the giant only laughed at him, and went on, holding him fast.

7. At last, the giant came to his own house unlike any that Dick had ever seen before; for it

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