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Questions for this Month. FOR SENIORS.—(Boys and girls of the ages of 12, 13, 14, and 15)

Draw a Map of England and Wales. FoR JUNIORS.—(Boys and girls of the ages of 8, 9, 10, and 11)

Write a short account of the Cat.


The Publisher has much pleasure in giving PRIZES to the writers of the two best answers to each question in every number. The first prize will be a book of the value of Five SHILLINGS ; the second, a book of the value of THREE SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE. Two books of each kind will be given-four in all; but a Scholar, after taking one prize, cannot obtain another until an interval of six months has elapsed. Should his paper during that time obtain the distinction which would otherwise entitle him to a prize, it will be printed in its proper position, but the prize will be awarded to the scholar who has written the answer next in merit.

Prizes FOR ESSAYS PRINTED IN THIS NUMBER. A five shilling book each to W. C. BELL, Manchester Grammar School; and ELLEN SPOONER, Sunningdale School, Windsor.

A three chilling and sixpenny book each to EMILY BAILEY, Sir C. Trevelyan's School, Seaton, Devon; and EDWARD OWEN BAKER, Whitby's Blue Coat School, Chichester.

The above-named Prize Essayists are desired to send to the publisher, Mr. JOHN HEYWOOD, 141 and 143, Deansgate, Manchester, the name of any book or books, of the value referred to, which they would like to receive, and such will be forwarded, post free, within one week afterwards. The Publisher, of course, reserves to himself the right of refusing to forward any work the character of which he may think injurious, but with that single exception Prize Essayists may select any work they please. They will doubtless avail themselves of the advice of their parents or teachers in their selection.

A catalogue of three thousand works will be sent by the publisher on receipt of a penny postage stamp for postage.

Answers to Questions in the June Number. The answers to the parsing question are, on the whole, very creditable. Parsing, to be complete, should show the government of words; that is, it is not sufficient to point out a word as a conjunction—it should be shown what words or sentences it joins together. Some scholars have omitted to state their age, and some the school where they attend. Each competitor should carefully read the instructions before he or she commences to answer the question, and should be particular in stating name, age, and school or residence. Those whose names do not appear should not be discouraged; good work well done brings with it its own reward, and will one day fully repay the worker.

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And (they) make us (to) lose the good (thing, which) we oft might win,

By fearing to attempt (it)." " Our 1

Possess. adjective pronoun, qualifying “ doubts.” doubts

Common noun, plural pumber, neuter gender,

nominative ease, subject to the verb " are." are

Substantive verb, indicative present tense,

plural mamber, 3rd person, agreeing with its

subject "doubts.". traitors,

Common noun, plural number, neuter gender, sürd person, nominative case after the verb

are. And

Conjunction, joining the two sentences. (they make

Irregular transitive verb, active voice, indiqative

mood, present tense, plural number, 3rd person, agreeing with its subjects doubts,” and

governing “us." Personal pronoun, ist person, common gender, - plural number, objective case, governed by

is make." Irregular transitive verb, infinitive mood, present

tense. the

Definite article, limiting "sthing" (understood). good (thing which) Adjective, in the positive degree, qualifying

thing" funderstood). we

Personal pronoun, 1st person, plural number,

nominative case, subject to the verb " might

win." oft,

Adverb of time, qualifying the verb "might win." might win, Irregular transitive verb, active voice, potential

mood, past tense, plural number, 1st person,

agreeing with its subject “we.” Ву

Preposition, governing “ fearing." fearing

Participial noun, from the verb "to fear,"

objective case, governed by "by." to attempt (it)." Regular transitive verb, infinitive mood, present

tense, governing "it" (understood).


Manchester Grammar School. I certify that this has been honestly worked.


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" Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win,

By fearing to attempt.”
Personal pronoun, 1st person, plural number, common

gender, possessive case, possessing “ doubts."
Common noun, 3rd person, plural number, neuter

gender, nominative case to the verb "are." Neuter verb, indicative mood, present tense, 3rd person,

plaral number, to agree with its nominative " doubts."





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traitors, Common noun, Brd person, plural number, neuter

gender, nominative case after the verb "are." And Copulative conjunction, joining the sentence “ Our

doubts are traitors" to the sentence make us lose

the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." make Irregular transitive verb, indicative mood, present tense,

3rd person, plural number, to agree with its nominative

" they" (understood). Personal pronoun, 1st person, plural number, common

gender," objective case, governed by the transitive

verb “make." lose Verb of the infinitive mood, governing “good” in the

objective case. the Demonstrative adjective, pointing out “good.” good

Common noun, 3rd person, singular number, nouter

gender, objective case, governed by the verb "to lose." Personal pronoun, 1st person, plural number, common

gender, nominative case to the verb "might win.” oft

Adverb of time, modifying the verb "might win.". might Auxiliary verb, sign of the potential mood. win

Irregular transitive verb, forming with "might” the

compound verb "might win." might win Compound verb, potential mood, present tense, Ist

person, plural number, to agree with its nominative By

Preposition, governing “ fearing" in the objective case. fearing Present participle of the verb." to fear," here used as a

noun, 3rd person, singular number, neuter gender,

objective case, governed by the preposition “by." to attempt." Verb of the infinitive mood, here used as a noun, 3rd

person, singular number, neuter gender, objective case, governed by “ fearing."

EMILY BAILEY, aged 14 years. Sir W. C. Trevelyan's School, Seaton, Devon. The enclosed cxcersises have, to the best of my knowledge, been honestly worked by the children whose names they bear.



The following are the names of the writers of the best papers in the Senior Division :

CLASS I. (AGE 14.) I Wm. Ewens, St. John's Scbool, Exeter 4 lhos. Pritchard, British S., Holyhead 2 W. J. Morrison, East Rainton N.S. 5 Is. Kitchen, Sunningdale School, 3 G. Lever, Blue Coat School, Chichester Windsor

CLASS II. (AGE 13.) 1 W. B. Bowdon, St. John's S., Exeter 4 Cecilia Hawksey, St. Mary's School, 2 Wm. Golds, Blue Coat S., Chichester Oldham 3 Wm. Bell, St. John's 8., Ladywood, 5 Emily Gush, Sir W. C. Trevelyan's Birmingham

Schools, Seaton, Devon

CLASS III. (AGE 12.) i George Gifin, Trust School, Chipping 3 Albert Scarley, Sir W. C. Trevelyan's Ongar

Schools, Seaton, Devon 2 Sarah Foy, St. Mary's Schools, 4 F. Parker, King Edw. 8., B'mingham Oldham

5 G. Keary, Trust s., Chipping Ongar

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Class IV. (ACE Į1.)

This class will in future answer the second question., i la llisyon 11. E. Worthington, 66, Oxford Street, | 3 Joshua Woodland Trust S, Chipping Liverpool

Ongar 2 Edward Rawlinson, Sunningdale S, 4 Richd. Hughes, British 8. Hclyhead Windsor

5 Sarah Kinder, St. Mary's B., Oldham

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SHE IS.Idrav LIFE OF SAMUEL 51. 1.6...!

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CRI! it û "(B.C. 1171 to 1060.) The Prophet Samuel was the last of the Judges of Israel. He was the son of Elkanah and Hannah, of the tribe of Levi, His mother vowed that if a son were given her, she would give him entirely to the Bet her

of God. Eli promised her that God would answer her prayer,

son was born, and she called him Samuel, which means "asked of the Lord.” When he was weaned, his mother took him to the tabernacle of Shiloh, where he was placed under the charge of Eli, She went to see him once a year, and took him a little coat. One night while he was asleep the Lord called him four times. After thrice thinking it was Eli, he was told to say, if called again, “Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth.” Samuel did as he was told, and the Lord announced to him the destruction of Eli's house. lisse

Upon Eli's death Samuel was made Judge, and governed Israel faithfully til he was very old, when his sons did it for him yerybadly. So the people desired a king, and had one named Saul, with whom Samuel was twice very angry-once when he offered a sacrifice, and again when he saved Agag's life. Saul was rejected; and Samuel anointed David in his place. Samuel died and was buried and tona Saul of his destruction,

Ramah. He came out of his grave at the witch,

Children should learn from Samuel's life that they who seek the Lord early shall find him.


ELLEN SPOONER, aged 8 years.

Sunningdale School, Windsor. ] : I certify that each of the enclosed papers is fairly the work of the child whose name is attached, and whose age is correctly

Chas. W. WYATT, Ver??:it June 7, 1872.

Schoolmaster, Sunningdale School.

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SAMUEL was the son of Elkanah, a Levite, and Hannali his wife. She was the favourite wife of her husband, and had been long asking God to give her a child. At last God gave her a son about 1171 B.C., whom she named Samuel-" the asked or heard of God." When she had weaned him she took him to Shiloh just before the

Feast of the Tabernacles, and presented him to Eli, the high priest, to serve God in the tabernacle, as she had promised. Every year when his mother came to the feast she brought him a little coat; and Samuel grew in the fear of the Lord. One night, when both the high priest and Samuel had lain down to sleep, God called to Samuel, and told him of all the trouble that would afterwards fall upon the house of Eli.' He lay still till the sun was up, for he feared to tell Eli of his vision. Then Eli

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called Samuel to ask him what him all of it he should be served

the Lord had said to him in the night, saying that if he failed worse than £li himself. Soon afterwards the Philistines made war against the Israelites, in which Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phiņėhas, were sainhead be good bad

been taken, he fell backwards from his

ark of God captured. When the news reached Eli that seat and broke his neck. This happened in the year 1141 B.C. Samuel was then made judge. He lived at Ramah, his birthplace, and from thence, year after year, he went up to Bethel, Mizpeth, and Gilgal to do justice, and to advise people in their troubles of national or domestic life. Aş years passed on he appointed his two sons, Joel and Abia, to assist him in his work, but they, instead of fearing God as he did, " turned aside after lacre, and took bribes and perverted judgment.” Samnel next gathered together schools of prophets at Ramah, Mizpeh, Gilgal, and Bethel under himself, whom they called their father.

The conduct of Samuel's sons soon drove the people to ask for å king. Samuel then laid their request before God, who told him to tell the people what kind of king they would have; but they would not be guided by him. Samuel was then ordered by God to anoint Saul, the son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, to be king, in the year' 1095 B.C. "Soon afterwards Samuel, thinking it a proper time to bid farewell to the people, and summoning an assembly at Gilgal, asked the people whether they had found him at any time deceiving any one.

He then gave them his parting counsels, and bade thom farewell, leaving the government in the hands of Saul. Some time afterwards God told Samuel to privately anoint David, the youngest son of Jesse, to be king About six years afterwards Samuel died, in the year 1057 B.C., aged 98 years.

EDWARD OWEN Baker, aged 10 years. stor. Olivej. Whitby's Blue Coat School, Chichester, June 6, 1872..

Dear Sir,--I send by post sixteen papers written by boys of this school, which I believe to be honestly worked.-I am, sir, yours faithfully,

C. BALLARD, Head Master.

The following are the names of the writers of the best papers in the Junior Division :

La 31 debat!!ČLÁSS 1. (AGE 10). I W. Harris, St. John's Schools, Exeter 4 J. Bardget, Shepherds' Hill Academy, 2 J. T. Gaun, Trust S., Chipping Ongar Penrith 3 George Lever, Charlton 5*, Ludwell, 5 John Irwin Child, Colne Wesleyan Salisbury


CLASS II. (AGE 9). 1 G. Proctor, Smallwood N.S., Lawton 4 John F. Dimmer, Wootton Rivers, 2 T. E. Altham, Shepherds' Hill Acad- Pewsey, Wilts, Penrith

(Salisbury 5 W.A. Healey, Empingham National 3 Harry Miles, Charlton S., Ludwell,


CLASS III, (AGE 8). i Caroline Norbury, Smallwood N.S.; 3 A. Ainley, Brooke's Gram. %., Thorne Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent

4 Thos. Coulta, Oulton Park Schools 2 Gertrude Perrin, Sunningdale School. 5 John T. Hardwick, 33, Monmouth St., Windsor



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