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FOURTH READING BOOK.

SCRIPTURAL

AND

MISCELLANEOUS LESSONS.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE JOINT SANCTION OF THE COMMITTEE
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1856.

181

Lesson

Page Lesson

Page

20. The Chameleon . . . 93 55. Pallissy the Potter.--

21. The Use of Money.-

Part I. . . . . . 178

Part I. . . . . . 95 | 56. Pallissy the Potter.

22. The Use of Money.-

Part II. . . . .

Part II. . . . . 99 57. Ingratitude . . . . 185

23. Rural Pleasures . . . 103 58. Wages.--Part I. . . . 185

24. Bruce and the Spider . 104 59. Wages.- Part II. . . 188

25. Sheep and Goats . . . 105 60. Isaac Ashford . . . 190

26. Evening . . . . . 109 61. The Value of Money 192

27. High Prices . . . . 110 | 62. The Three Squires.-

28. A Missionary from a

Part I. . . . . . 197

Sunday School . . 113 63. The Shepherd in Ettrick

29. Missionary Hymn . . 117 Forest on a Winter's

30. Printing . . . . . 119 Night . . . . . 202

31. Folding and Binding . 123 64. The Three Squires.-

32. The Cricket . . . . 126

Part II. . . . . 203

33. Rice . . . . . . 127 65. The Three Squires.- Part

34. A Village Pastor . . 130

I

I II. . . . . 207

35. The Beaver.- Part I. . 132 66. The Raven's Nest . . 211

36. The Beaver.- Part II. . 134 67. Eyes and no Eyes; or, the

37. Dr. Samuel Lee . . . 136

Art of Seeing.- Part I. 212

38. The Ivy . . . . . 139 68. Eyes and 10 Eyes; or, the

39. Missions to the Hotten-

Art of Seeing.–Part II. 216

tots.—Part I. . . . 141 | 69. Song of the Golden-crested

40. Missions to the Hotten-

Wren . . . . . 219

tots. - Part. II. . . . 144 70. Kangaroos and other Mar-

41. The Sabbath . . . . 148 supial Animals . . 221

42. Missions to the Hotten-

71. Enduring Affections . 226

tots.- Part III. . . 149 72. Taxes.- Part I. . . 227

43. The Open Window . . 152 73. Taxes.—Part II. . . 230

44. Missions to the Hotten 74. Report of an Adjudged

tots.- Part IV. . . 153 Case, not to be found in

45. Hymn . . . . . . 156 any of the Books. . 234

46. Trees . . . . . . 157 75. First Lessons in Geome

47. Labour and Capital . . 160 | try.- Part I. . . . 235

48. Time . . . . . . 164 76. First Lessons in Geome-

49. Savings Banks. Part I. 164 Į try.- Part II. . . 237

50. Savings Banks.--Part II. 167 77. The Nightingale and Glow-

51. The Farmer's Wife and

worm . . . . . 240

the Raven . . . . 170 78. Mechanical Powers.--

52. Earthenware.- Part I. . 170 Part I. . . . . 241

53. Earthenware.- Part II. . 173 79. Mechanical Powers.---

54 Song of the Goldfinch . 175 Part II. . . . 244

FOURTH READING BOOK.

PART I.

SCRIPTURAL LESSONS.

LESSON 1.
THE ADMISSION OF THE GENTILES.

THE BAPTISM OF CORNELIUS.-A.D. 40. ST. PETER had been the first to preach Christ to the Jews upon the day of Pentecost. He was now commissioned to open the door of the Church to the Gentiles. For Christ had said unto him, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven : and whatever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matt. xvi. 19.

Cornelius was a Roman centurion, living at Cesarea, a man who acknowledged the true God, but did not bind himself to observe the law of Moses. But he was a devout man, and had shown his piety, by giving much alms to the poor, and by continually praying unto God.

One day, about the ninth hour, (that is, about three o'clock in the afternoon,) Cornelius was fasting and praying to God, when he saw an angel standing before him, and saying, Cornelius. “And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said,

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