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SELECTED AND EDITED BY

J. E. CARPENTER,

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EDITOR OF “PENNY READINGS," "SONGS: SACRED AND DEVOTIONAL,"

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2705. f. 5-59

Price ONE SHILLING, boards,

HOW WE ARE GOVERNED;

OR,
THE CROWN, THE SENATE, AND THE BENCH.

By ALBANY FONBLANQUE, Jun.
REVISED TO THE PRESENT DATE BY W. A. HOLDSWORTH, Esg.

This “masterly treatise " should be circulated throughout the length and breadth of the land, and generally used in all Schools and Colleges. In 160 concisely written pages it gives information which every man should know who has the interest of the Government of the people of Great Britain and her Colonies at heart. Its diffusion everywhere must be the means of eventual good to all who carefully read the book.

“ A reprint of a very useful little work, revised to the present date by Mr. Wm. Holdsworth. Small and low-priced, it is a very valuable handy book of the constitution, government, laws, and power of Great Britain, and tells in a plain, simple, and concise manner, facts of which no Englishman should be ignorant.” Observer.

New Serial Publication for the Million.

Price ONE SHILLING,

TO BE CONTINUED IN MONTHLY VOLUMES; OR IN FORTNIGHTLY

PARTS, EACH SIXPENCE,

PENNY READINGS,

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IN PROSE AND VERSE,
For the use of Members of Literary and Scientific Institutions, Recreation Societies,

Mutual Improvement Associations, MechanicsInstitutes, Young Men's Societies,
Working Men's Clubs, and all kindred Societies, and for the General Reader.

Compiled and Edited by J. E. CARPENTER, TWELVE YEARS PUBLIC READER, LECTURER, AND ENTERTAINER AT THE

PRINCIPAL LITERARY INSTITUTIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN.

“ In the present day, when Penny Readings are so popular in nearly every town and village in the kingdom, the necessity of such a selection must be obvious. Moreover, Mr. CARPENTER is just the man for the undertaking." - From the Institute, for September.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE

Rich and Poor......

Anonymous

Woman's Curiosity

Mrs. Hannah More......

5

The Sagacity of the Spider Oliver Goldsmith.

7

The Stray Sheep........

Mrs. Parton....

11

Our Son Jo...

Rev. George Aspinall, D.D. 14

The Labourer.

William D. Gallagher 15

Be Kind to the Aged..... Anonymous

17

Excellence of the Scriptures.... Edwards.

18

“What is that, Mother ?''. George W. Doane

19

The Weathercock,

Albert G. Greene..

20

My First Guinea.....

Rev. Dr. Vaughan

23

The Poor Man's Song....... Mrs. Hannah More

24

The Three Warnings..

Mrs. Thrale.......

26

Choose the Right One..... Mrs. Parton...

29

The Child and the Stars.... J. E. Carpenter

32

“Rock me to Sleep, Mother”'. Anonymous

33

"I Wouldn't-Would You ?"..... Anonymous

35

The Cricket on the Hearth..... Rev. Thomas Cole.

37

The Oak Tree.....

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher 38

The Use of Flowers......... Mrs. Mary Howitt..... 40

Spring Flowers...

The Editor

41

The Sick Man and the Angel..... John Gay....

45

Early Rising...

Anonymous

46

Immortality

Rev. W. E. Channing, D.D. 48

How Little Bessie fell Asleep Anonymous

49

The Two Weavers..

Mrs. Hannah More....... 51

An Indian Tale.

Miss Crompton

53

Light for All....

Robert Gilfillan

59

Attachments of Animals.. ...... Edward Jesse

60

Calm .......

Rev. Horatius Bonar, D.D. 69

The Light of Stars...... W. H. Longfellow

70

Temper....

J. Hain Friswell ...... 72

The Homeward Bound..

Authoress of God's Pro-

vidence House"

75

The Brothers........

Anonymous

78

The Flowers of Nature........... W. Hill...

93

Frederick Locker ...... 93

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