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LESSON 11.-FAIR PLAY.

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1. Boys at their play, should play fairly. Fair play is a jewel, but foul play is very dirty. Boys and girls may show as much honour, and truth, and justice in their play, as men and women may in their dealings.

2. There is always a true way and a false way, a bright way and a dull way. The true way is clear and straight, the false way is foul and crooked. Some boys at their play like the crooked and not the straightforward way.

3. Cunning and sly boys will try to cheat at their play, they will walk in too far when they bowl or give a ball at cricket, they will kick their taw up nearer to the ring at marbles,

Ill-tempered boys will quarrel about trifles, and týrants will always want their own way.

4. Thus it is that in their sports boys may train themselves to be good men or bad men. If they play fairly they will make their way in the world by fair means. If they cheat and shuffle when they are young, they will cheat and shuffle when they are old, and be wicked and vile.

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5. “Play fairly then. Play honestly and truly. Play cheerfully and kindly. In all your sports let young master Love be one of your playmates, and when the game of life comes on, you will know the pleasure of doing unto others as you would have them do to you.

LESSON 12.—THE FARM HOUSE. Calves dovecote scythe sickle

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1. This is a FARM HOUSE, and in the yard near it are cows, calves, pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, cocks, hens; close to it is a pond, a well, a pigsty, a dovecote, and a barn.

2. The tools used in a farm are a plough, a spade, a fork, a scythe, a rake, a hoe, a churn, a milk pail, a milkmaid's stool, and a sickle.

3. The spade is to dig the ground with, the plough is for ploughing the ground, the scythe is for mowing the grass, the fork is to move the straw and the dung with, the churn is to churn the cream with, and to turn it into butter; the pail is to hold the milk, and the sickle is to reap the corn.

4. The person who lives on the Farm is called a Farmer. He tills the ground, and grows wheat, barley, oats, rye, beans, hay, clover, turnips, carrots; he also feeds cattle, rears fowls for the market, and makes butter and cheese.

5. The cows eat hay and grass. The horses eat hay, and oats, and beans. The sheep feed on grass.

The fowls eat corn, and pick up food from the dung-hill. The pigs eat grey peas, meal, and bran. The peas and the meal are to make them fat.

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6. The Farmer cuts down his grass in the summer, and when it is dried in the sun it is called hay. Clover is also cut and dried, and is called clover-hay. Both clover-hay and

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grass-hay are used to feed the cattle with in the winter.

7. It would be well for every boy to have a small garden to work in, that he may learn how plants, shrubs, herbs, and trees grow. He should have a rake and a spade, a dibbler and a hoe, to work with ; and he ought to get up early in the morning to plant seeds and flowers.

8. Adam, the first man, was employed in tilling the ground, and in working in the garden of Eden.

LESSON 13.-LOVE BETWEEN BROTHERS

AND SISTERS.

Whatever quarrels disturb threatening
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WHATEVER brawls disturb the street,

There should be peace at home ;
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet,

Quarrels should never come.
Birds in their little nests agree ;

And 'tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family

Fall out, and chide, and fight.
Hard names at first, and threatening words,

That are but noisy breath,
May grow to clubs and naked swords,

To murder and to death.

The devil tempts one mother's son

To rage against another ;
So wicked Cain was hurried on

Till he had killed his brother.
The wise will let their anger cool,

At least before 'tis night;
But in the bosom of a fool

It burns till morning light.
Pardon, O God, our childish rage,

Our little brawls remove;
That as we grow to riper age,

Our hearts may all be love.

LESSON 14.—WHAT IS DONE IN THE

FARM. Shrill clothes delve

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1. As soon as the day dawns, the cocks crow loud and shrill, and the men, and the maids, and the boys get up, and come down to their work.

2. The men go to the fields : some go to plough, some to sow seed, some to roll the ground, some to ditch and delve.

In the spring they go out to cut down the grass with their scythes, to make hay. In the summer they go to reap the corn ; in winter, to thrash it in the barn.

3. The boys go out to fetch the cows up to be milked, to feed the sheep, to watch the young corn, and keep the birds off it. They also have to clean the horses and to feed them, to sweep the stable, and to wheel the dirty straw on the

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