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FOR 1864


“And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them :
and His disciples rebuked those that brought them.

“But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them,
Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of
such is the kingdom of God."-ST. MARK X. 13, 14.



NEW THOUGHTS FOR THE they draw soft, sheltering curNEW YEAR.

tains before you fall asleep!
WONDER if any


Again, how ready your Ears dear readers of Early are to bring you all sorts of mes

Days have ever thought sages, from your dear mother's that when you were sent into voice to the tiny mew of the this world, your heavenly poor little kitten that has got Father gave you a number of her velvet paw fast in the little servants to wait upon you, worsted-skein! How quick to to protect you from many give you notice to escape from dangers, to do exactly what the fast-driving carriage, or the you bid them, to belong en- angry sting of the


to tirely to yourself; so that, with- let you hear every sound, from out your leave, they can do the pealing organ to the chirp nothing for anyone else; and so of the cricket on your hearth! dependent are you on their And when you are tired at night, services, the loss of any one of how carefully do these active them would make you very servants shut the doors, that sad indeed.

you may slumber quietly! First, then, you have two of Again, what a busy little the brightest, pleasantest, little servant the Tongue is! Ready servants in your Eyes. What to tell your little brothers or beautiful things they sisters all your pleasures or always showing you, from. troubles; ready to call out in the sun setting in crimson and a minute if any harm is near ; gold, to the lady-bird on a rose- to count up all your treasures, leaf! And how quick they are to amuse you with funny stories, to see any coming danger, and charm you

with pretty songs; to warn you against it, from ready, too, if you teach it, to the flash of lightning to the sing soft, low tunes, and by its pebble in your path! And when lullaby to help the eyes and ears you are wearied with the beau- to send you to sleep. tiful sights around, how kindly Then the nimble Hands, how

VOL. IV. SECOND SERIES.-January, 1864.



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