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was honestly his, yet conscience told him he was doing wrong; and he was in a very unhappy state of mind until he restored the lost treasure to its rightful owner. The happiness he then felt was worth more to him than any amount of money obtained dishonestly.]


PRAISE THE LORD. 1. O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

2. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart. I will be glad, and rejoice in thee. I will sing praises to thy name, O thou most High.

3. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continuallya be in my mouth. I will sing praises unto his name forevermore.

4. O praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all

ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us; and the truth of the Lord enduretho forever. Praise ye the Lord.

5. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

6. All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

7. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our King. For God is the King of all the earth. Sing, ye, praises unto him.

8. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands : all the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing to thy name.

9. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

10. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.

11. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy enduretho forever.

12. O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the chil. dren of men.

13. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.

14. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. • CON-TIN'-U-AL-LY, constantly.

1 KIND'-NESS, goodness.

• EN-DŪR'ETH, lasteth; continueth.

0 GEN-ER-A'-TION, the people of one period. (Lesson LXX., consisting of verses selected from the Psalms, is both an address to the Lord, and an exhortation to praise him. The character of the piece requires, for its appropriate reading, such solemnity of tone, and reverence of manner, as one should feel in addressing Deity.]

Behold the book whose leaves display
The truth', the life', the way'.
The mines of earth no treasure give

That could this volume buy':
In teaching me the way to live',

It teaches how to die'.

There is a simple little truth-

Dispute it, ye who can-
'Tis not old age, or lively youth,

But Mind that makes the man.

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1. “How many caterpillars there are this summer !” said Willie. “What disagreeable,“ uglylooking things they are, too'! They were not here

last month; but now they are all over the trees, and on the ground, almost as thick as flies. Where did they all come from', Uncle John'?”

They came from little eggs that were laid by the butterflies," said Uncle John.

2. “The butterflies' !" Do butterflies lay eggs that hatch out such ugly-looking worms as these caterpillars are'? How very strange that is'! But I have not seen any butterflies since last summer," said Willie.

3. “That is very true; but the butterflies laid the eggs last autumn;


when the spring comes on, the warm weather makes them hatch out."

“But what becomes of all the caterpillars every year'? Do they lay eggs which hatch out other caterpillars' ???

4. “Not at all. Many are killed in various ways; but great numbers of them change into the beautiful butterflies which you and Mary admire so much."

5. “That is very curious," said Willie. “It must be very funny for a worm, that has only crept on the ground, to have wings given to it, so that it can fly up into the air. But, Uncle John', did you ever see a caterpillar change into a butterfly' ?"

6. “I have often seen it while it was changing,said Uncle John; “but it does not change instantly. The caterpillar, after hiding itself away in some quiet place, first throws off its hairy covering, or skin; then it is called a chrys'-a-lis, or chrys'-alid; and in this condition it remains, with little or

no motion, sometimes only a few days, and at other times weeks or months, when it finally comes out a butterfly, with wings. A great many of the fly. ing insects pass through just such changes—having been worms, or grubs, before they were able to fly."

7. “Do you mean to say, Uncle John', that all the flying insects—such as beetles', and flies', and musquitoes', and grasshoppers', and crickets', and bees', and wasps', and moths', were first worms without wings' ?"

8. “All that you have named, except crickets and grasshoppers,” said Uncle John. “All the beetles', all the thousand kinds of flies, and the musquitoes'; and all the bees, and wasps, and the butterflies, and the moths, pass through these wonderful changes."

9. “How I should like to see what you call a chrys'-a-lis', Uncle John', change into a butterfly!said Willie.

“ If it were in the spring of the year,” said Uncle John,“ we could easily find a chrys'-a-lis; and then you might watch it, and see this wonderful change: but now, all that could have been found last spring have already changed into butterflies.”

10. The summer passed away, and the winter also; and when spring came again, Willie had not forgotten what had been told him about the cater: pillars and the butterflies; and one day he asked Uncle John if he thought he could find a chrys'-alis for him.

11. Uncle John thought he could: and after he

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