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“ A day, in such obedience spent,
For frequently I find
And make a heavy mind.”
Charli, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
Who show'd the little ant the way
Her narrow hole to bore ?
In laying up her store?
Of wool, and hay, and moss ;
And lay the twigs across ?
Among the sweetest flow'rs,
To eat in winter hours?
And gave their little skin,
To do his holy will.
THE POOR FLY.
So, so, you are running away, Mr. Fly,
'I hope you are sorry for what you have done,
You may kill many flies, but you cannot make one.
WHAT CAME OF FIRING A GUN.
And broke its shining wing !
Poor harmless little thing !
To sing a merry song;
As light it skimm'd along.
(Hid in the springing corn,
It never should return.
Or bring them dainties rare:
All in the bitter air.
Poor little bird !--if people knew
I think that even boys
For nothing but the noise.
THE LITTLE NEGRO. Ah! the poor little blaekamoor, see, there he goes, And the blood gushes out from his half-frozen toes, And his legs are so thin you may almost see the bones, As he goes, shiver, shiver, all along on the stones. He was once a negro-boy, and a merry boy was he, Playing outlandish plays, by the tall palm-tree, Or bathing in the river, like a brisk water-rat, And at night sleeping sound on a little piece of mat. But there came some wicked people, and they stole
him far away, And then good-bye to palm-tree tall, and merry,
merry play, For they took him from his house and home, and ev'ry
body dear, And now, poor little negro-boy, he's come a begging
And fie upon the wicked folks who did this cruel thing! I wish some mighty nobleman would go and tell the
king; For to steal him from his house and home must be a
crying sin, Though he was a little negro-boy, and had a sooty
« How can I the south from the north ever know,
When there is no S in the sky;
When not the least mark I can spy ?”
His mother, who sat at her work by the fire,
To Alfred's request thus replied :
The difficult point to decide.
Now that is both easy and clear; Wherever at ev’ning he sets from your view,
The west, my beloved, is there.