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asked a man what they are, and he said he could not tell. I then asked my teacher, and he said we have four senses-walking, talking, eating, and drinking,-is it so? do tell me.

Father. You have just been telling me how beautiful the country looked, covered with snow, as you were riding through it, a few days ago: how did you find it out?

E. Why, I saw it with my eyes.

F. Could you know any thing if you had no eyes, Edgar?

E. I think not, father: I should then be as I feel in the night; it seems there is nothing around me.

F. Shut your eyes;--there; tell me now, is this bench hard or soft?

E. The bench is hard, father.

F. How do you know that, when your eyes are shut?

E. It is true I can not see it, but I know it very well when I touch it.

F. You can know something in two ways then, by sight and touch

Now shut your eyes again, and put your hands behind you. What is this that I have put under your nose?

E. A rose, Father.

F. But how do you know it is a rose, when you have neither seen nor felt it?

E. Why, I smelled it; nothing smells so sweetly. O, father, there ,

O are three ways of knowing things; by seeing, feeling, and smelling!

F. I will blindfold you with this handkerchief, so that you can not see,

if you wish to; there, do you see now?

E. Indeed, I can not see any thing.

F. Now, put one hand behind you, and hold your nose with the other, so that you can neither see, feel, nor smell. I will now introduce a visitor

Come here, my friend, and wish Edgar good evening.

Anna. Good evening, Edgar.
E. Good evening, Anna.

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F. Ha! how do you know this is Anna ?

E. Because I heard her speak, and do you not think I can tell my sister's voice ?

F. Very well, here is a new discovery. Now do


know how many ways there are of knowing things?

E. Four-seeing, feeling, smell. ing, and hearing

F. Anna place your hands over Edgar's ears; then we will see if there is another way of knowing things. Open your mouth. What have I put into it?

E. A piece of candy.
F. How do you know that?

E. Trust my taste-I am quite a judge.

F. Your taste has not deceived you.

But what new way have you found of knowing things?

E. By my taste.
F. Now, my son, you have found

out five means by which we can know any thing, or gain knowledge, and they are—seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing, and tasting. These are called the five senses.



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Our Father in heaven,

We hallow thy name!
May thy kingdom holy,

On earth be the same!
O, give to us daily

Our portion of bread!
It is from thy bounty

That all must be fed.
Forgive our transgressions,

And teach us to know
That humble compassion,

That pardons each foe.
Keep us from temptation,

From weakness and sin,
And thine be the glory,


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damn, pow'r, and grace, Shine bright-est in thy Book.

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