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17. “Yes, mamma.'
18. And yet, I think you did not seem to care for being told that you had a shabby hat on.'
19. No, mamma, I did not care for it a bit.'
20. "How did that happen, when you think it one Ce the most delightful things in the world to have handsome clothes ?'
21. Because, mamma, I was so happy to think that I had given Anna so much pleasure.'
22. “And does that thought still make you feel bappy ?'
23. "Yes, mamma, very happy .
24. Do you think it will make you feel so tomor row, too ?'
25. Yes, I am sure it will, tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. I know it will make me feel happy, whenever I think of it; because it gave Anna pleasure, and because I saw that you thought I had done right.'
26. Do you think it would have given you as much pleasure to wear the new bonnet yourself ?'
27. No, I am sure it would not; because now that I am come home again, the pleasure of my new hat would have been all over ; but I am still happy to think I have behaved good-naturedly to Anna, and that you are pleased with me.'
28. "Then you see, my dear little girl,' said her mother, kissing her affectionately, you have already found out some of the things, that will make you much happier, than either sweet cake or fine clothes.'
ERRORS. 1. mused for amused; useyal for usual. 2. bunnet for bonnet; she sh'd for she should. 3. plezhur for pleasure. 6. yisterday for yesterday. 22. dooz for does. 28. aready for already.
QUESTIONS. What is the Rule ? Pronounce ure distinctly in these words, viz pleasure, measure, exposure, erasure, composure, displeasure, nature, feature, creature, pressure, fissurc, closure, censure, ligature, legislature, imposture, departure, seizure.
How do you read viz. ? u Does the voice rise, or fall at go ? 8. Does it rise, or fall at would ? 9. Does it rise, or fall at mamma? 10. Docs it rise, or fall at her ? 16. Does it rise, or fall at morning ? 17 Does it rise, or fall at mamma? 32 Does it rise, or fall at happy? 13 Does it rise, or fall at happy?
LESSON X X. RULE. Carefully avoid pronouncing aw like awr, or like or. Many persons say lawr, pawr, flawr, sawr, for lavo, pavo, flaw, saw.
CAROLINE AND EDWARD 1. CAROLINE PERcy was a pretty little girl, and uncommonly amiable. Her young acquaintances thought
her one of the happiest girls in all the world, and so indeed she was. She had a plenty of story books and playthings, and of every such thing that was proper for her. And, more than all these, she had kind parents, who loved their little girl, and sought to do everything for her good, and her happiness.
2. But one thing was wanting, for which Caroline would gladly have exchanged her dolls and all the rest of her fine playthings. She was an only child ; and when she saw her companions with their little brothers and sisters, she would wish that she too had brothers and sisters, and would think how she should love to help take care of them — to play with them, and share all her good things with them.
3. Children who think it a hard task to take care of those who are younger than themselves, and play with them, and give up to them, can perhaps hardly imagine how much Caroline wished that she had a little brother or sister.
4. When she was about seven years old, her wish was gratified; she had a little brother born. He was called Edward, and was a very lovely babe.
5. To be permitted to hold the little stranger-to sit by his cradle, or in any way to assist in taking care of him, seemed to make Caroline perfectly happy ; and she applied herself with more diligence than ever before, to learning all her lessons, that she might know how to teach her dear little brother, when he should be old enough to learn.
6. As soon as Edward was able to notice any one, it was Caroline. He would follow her with his eyes, and stretch out his little hands to her; and when he began
to speak, would call after her continually; and he even seemed to mourn for her when she was absent.
7. Caroline continued to feel that she could not do too much for her brother ; and it gave great happiness to their parents to see their children so much attached to each other.
8. Edward was a fine active child, and could now talk and run about. It was pleasant to see how carefully Caroline watched over him, as he went about the house, or when they played together in the yard or garden. This kind of pleasure, however, was not to last long.
9. When Edward was about fifteen months old, he had the hooping-cough very badly, so badly, indeed, that it was feared that he would never be well.
10. He was but just recovering from his cough, when he was attacked with the measles, and became so ill, that every one thought he must certainly die. He suffered a great deal ; and it was very uncommon to see so young a child suffer so patiently.
11. Caroline's distress was very great; she could not bear to leave the room of her dear sick brother a moment. But her mother told her, that it troubled Edward to see her cry, and appear so distressed ; and besides this, her mother taught her, that the Lord does not permit any sickness or pain, but for some good purpose; and that we ought not to repine at what He does, because He always does what is right.
12. Caroline endeavored to be composed, and tried to do all the good she could to her dear little brother. Edward would look after her when she moved from his bed, would sometimes hold out his little hand, an! faintly say, "Taroline-titter Taroline.'
13. After some weeks, to the astonishment o. every body, the little one seemed to be slowly recovering ; and before many days, his beautiful black eyes again beamed brightly as he looked at his sister, and in a firmer, livelier tone, called "Taroline ! Taroline!'
14. It was in the spring of the year, and the country began to look beautifully. Caroline felt very desirous that her brother should regain his strength, and be able to run about with her, and enjoy the fine weather ; but poor little Edward seemed entirely to nare forgotten how to walk.
15. His parents, and the physician who attended him, thought he would learn to run about again as his nealth and strength returned. But, although he soon appeared to be entirely well, grew fleshy, and by his playful, engaging behavior, charmed the whole family, yet he still seemed to have no power to walk, — he could not move one step.
16. His parents became exceedingly uneasy, and took hiin to the most experienced and celebrated physicians. Everything that could be thought of was tried, but all in vain. This lovely, interesting boy, remained a cripple.
17. Very severely was this affliction felt by his parents, but they endeavored to submit cheerfully to the dispensations of Him who orderes all things right, and to teach their children to do so likewise.
ERRORS. 1. sort for sought. 2. sawr or sor for saw. 3. childurn for children; phaps for perhaps ; magine for imagine. 5 learnin or larnin for learning; perfecly for perfectly 10.