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CHILDREN WITH BOAT

Then runs, and, kneeling by the fountain side,
Sends his brave ship in triumph down the tide.

Rogers.
INFANCY—The Finding of Moses
“ Behold, the babe wept."

Exodus ii. 6.

C. H, Selous ..

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THE SLEEPING INFANT

7. N. Lee, after 7. G. Meyer
Sweet dreams, form a shade
O'er my lovely infant's head!
Sweet dreams of pleasant streams
By happy, silent moony beams!
Sweet sleep, with soft down
Weave thy brows an infant crown!

Blake.

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BERKHAMPSTEAD RECTORY

W. Nicholls
'Tis now become a history little known,
That once we called the pastoral house our own.

Cowper.
THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS

C. H. Selous
O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,

The Reaper came that day ;
'Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flowers away.

Long fellow.
THE BOY CONFESSOR.

C. Green.
But Cyril replied: "I fear neither the fire nor the sword.
God is my Father. Put me to death without delay, that I
may the sooner go to Him."

Sketches of the Early Church.

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Child AND PET LAMB .

What boots it who with sweet caresses,

First called thee his, or squire or hind?
For thou in every wight that passes,
Dost now a friendly playmate find.

Baillie.

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THE PRESENTATION OF SAMUEL

C. H. Selous
“For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me
my petition which I asked of him : therefore also I have
lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent
to the Lord.”

1 Samuel i. 27, 28. LITTLE RACHEL'S REVERIE.

W. Nicholls
There's Martha; led by mother's hand through lanes where roses blow;
They gather Spring's blue violets and white daisies as they go;
And Mary's mother smoothes her hair, till soft as silk it be:
Oh, father! will my mother ne'er come back again to me?

Chadwick.

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THE PLAYGROUND.

The little ones, unbuttoned, glowing hot,
Playing our games, and on the very spot,
As happy as we once, to kneel and draw
The chalky ring, and knuckle down at taw;
To pitch the ball into the grounded hat,
Or drive it devious with a dext'rous pat.

Cowper.

CASABIANCA .

7. D. Watson . .

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The flames rolled on-he would not go,

Without his father's word:
That father, faint in death below,
His voice no longer heard.

Hemans.

YOUTH.

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Floral Border. .

. Noel Humphreys & E. M. Wimperis THE EARNEST STUDENT.

7. N. Lee.
“ Infinite Truth, the life of my desires,

Come from the sky, and join Thyself to me:
I'm tired with hearing, and this reading tires;

But never tired of telling Thee,
'Tis Thy fair face alone my spirit burns to see.”

Watts.

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THE FRIENDSHIP OF DAVID AND JONATHAN

G. 7. Pinwell.
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because
he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped him-
self of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David,
and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to
his girdle.”

amuel xviii. 3, 4.

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