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PETER PARLEY'S GEOGRAPHY.

The world is round, and like a ball

Seems swinging in the air ; A sky extends around it all,

And stars are shining there.

Water and land upon the face

Of this round world we see ; The land is man's safe dwelling place,

But ships sail on the sea.

Two mighty continents there are,

And many islands too, And mountains, hills, and valleys there,

With level plains we view.

The ocean, like the broad blue sky,

Extends around the sphere,
While seas, and lakes, and rivers lie

Unfolded, bright and clear,

Around the earth on every side,

Where hills and plains are spread, The various tribes of men abide,

White, black, and copper red.

And animals and plants there be,

Of various name and form ; And in the bosom of the sea

All sorts of fishes swarm.

Geography goes high and low,

To set them forth and shew them, The more attention you bestow,

The better you will know them.

THE LITTLE SHIP.

A LITTLE ship was on the sea,

It was a pretty sight;
It sailed along so pleasantly,

And all was calm and bright.

When lo! a storm began to rise,

The wind blew loud and strong ; It blew the clouds across the skies,

It blew the waves along.

And all but one, were sore afraid

Of sinking in the deep ;
His head was on a pillow laid,

And he was fast asleep.

Master, we perish !-Master save!

They cried,—their Master heard ; He rose, rebuked the wind and wave,

And still'd them with a word.

He to the storm says,

Peace,-be still;" The raging billows cease, The mighty winds obey his will,

And all are hushed to peace.

Oh! well we know it was the Lord,

Our Saviour and our Friend ;
Whose care of those who trust his word,
Will never, never,

end.

Anon.

THE DOVE.

I KNEW a little sickly child,

The long, long summer day,
When all the world was green and bright,

Alone in bed he lay.
There used to come a little dove

Before his window small,
And sing to him with her sweet voice,

Out of the fir tree tall.

And when that sick child better grew,

And he could crawl along,
Close to that window he would creep,

And listen to her song.
And he was gentle in his speech,

And quiet in his play;
He would not for the world have made

That sweet dove fly away.

There is a holy Dove that sings

To every Christian child, That whispers to his little heart

A song as sweet, as mild.

The Holy Spirit of our God,

That speaks his soul within,-
That leads him on to all things right,

And holds him back from sin.

And he must hear that still small voice

Nor tempt it to depart,
The Spirit great and wonderful,

That whispers to his heart.
He must be wise, and pure, and true,

Must strive, and watch, and pray,
For unresisted sin at last,

Will drive that Dove away.

ANON.

MY MOTHER.

Who fed me from her gentle breast,
And hush'd me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses press'd ?

My Mother.

When sleep forsook my open eye,
Who was it sung sweet lullaby,
And soothed me that I should not cry?

My Mother.

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