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Lives of married folks remind us
We can live our lives as well,
Such examples as shall “tell."
Such examples that another,
Wasting time in idle sport,
Seeing, shall take heart and court!
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart on triumph set;
And each one a husband get!
PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE.
[Recite the two following pieces with simplicity and naturalness.]
Up this world and down this world,
Though drifted about
And tossed without,
What though the sky is heavy with clouds,
If the bleak wind blows,
Or the sunshine glows,
What if breakers rise up ahead,
Move steadily by,
With downcast eye,
If a hurricane rise in the midnight skies,
Glide safely along,
With a smile and a song,
Up this world, and down this world,
Though weary and worn,
Bereft and forlorn,
Never give up when trials come,
Never sit down
With a fear and a frown,
There are daisies springing along the shores,
Thero are rose-hued dyes
In the autumn skies-
A TALE OF A MOUSE.
Last night as I tumbled and toss'd in my béd,
There sat the young sinner, exceedingly slim,
“Not so," I replied, “you have troubled me sore
The mouse gave a sigh, as I took up the box,
The cat mew'd her thanks and uplifted her paws,
DARE AND DO!
J. W. SANBORN.
[Boldly and forcibly.]
Onward go, forward go,
Like a soldier true!
That is yours to do!
Never fear, never faint,
In the world's highway;
For it work and pray!
Nobly think, nobly act,
In life's endeavor;
Be a coward never!
Onward go, forward go;
Be master of your plan:
"I'll be a working man!"
THE MAGIO OF SILENOE.
[Give in a natural, conversational style.] You have often heard “It takes two to make a quarrel." Do you believe it? I'll tell you how one of my little friends managed. Dolly never came to see Marjorie that there was not a quarrel. Marjorie tried to speak gently, but no matter how hard she tried, Dolly finally made her so angry that she would soon speak sharp words, too. "O, what shall
poor little Marjorie. “Suppose you try this plan," said her mamma. 1. The next time Dolly comes in, seat yourself in front of the fire, and take the tongs in your hand. Whenever a sharp word comes from Dolly, gently snap the tongs without speaking a word.”
Soon afterwards, in marched Dolly to see her little friend.
It was not a quarter of an hour before Dolly's temper was ruffled, and her voice was raised, and, as usual, she began to find fault and scold. Marjorie fled to the hearth and seized the tongs, snapping them gently.
More angry words from Dolly.
“Why don't you speak ?" screamed Dolly in a fury. Snap! went the tongs.
“Speak!” said she. Snap! was the only answer.
Away she went. Did she keep her promise? No, indeed. She came the very next day; but seeing Marjorie run for the tongs, she solemnly said if she would only let them alone, they should quarrel no more for ever and ever!
LIZZIE P. SMART.
[Give in a tender, expressive manner.]
That I found the other night,
Lined with satin white.
Once worn on Grandma's hair,
And need no gems more rare.
That was clasped by chubby hands;
Grown old 'ınid life's swift sands.