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PREFACE.

This Reading Book is not intended to supersede, in Female Schools, the use of the Third and Fourth Books of Lessons. The Lessons here given convey information, which will be found more generally useful for Girls, than that contained in the Fifth Book.

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Paga

The Manufacture of Pins and Needles Book of Trades

131

Integrity

Esther Hewlett

134

Pearls

Kirby -

137

Sayings of Poor Richard

Benjamin Franklin 139

Snow Houses

Captain Franklin 142

Canadian Indian Encampment

Back-woods of Canada 144

Russian Villages

Апоп.

149

On Tidiness

Cottage Visiter

153

Uses of Salt

M Diarmid

154

Night in a Turkish Family -

Dr. Walsh

155

Boundlessness of the Creation

Chalmers

158

The Vice of Lying

Evans

159

The Lantern Fly

Monthly Visiter

161

On Slander and Detraction

Anon.

163

Duties of a Housekeeper

Mrs. Parkes

164

Chinese Dinner

Laplace

166

Detached Pieces

Various Authors

170

The Sea

Horne

171

Story of a Cotton Gown

Saturday Magazine 175

The Sick Chamber

Literary Gems

180

The Government of the Tongue

Butler

181

The Government of the Thoughts

Horne

182

Follies of Fashion

Davis

183

Miseries of Indolence

Jay

184

Influence of Christianity on the Female

Character

J. G. Carter

186

On Fishes

Sharon Turner

188

Great value of Water in Hot Climates Saturday Magazine 191

On Equality

Watson

194

Early Frugality

Frugal Housewife

195

Early Training of Children

Saturday Magazine 196

Nests of Birds

Chateaubriand

198

The Moving Plant

Conversations on Botany 200

The Nutmeg Tree and Fruit

Ibid

200

Artificial Migration of Bees

Insect Miscellanies 201

Knowledge always Useful

Conversations on Botany 203

The Food of Ants

Brougham

203

Visit to the Blind Asylum

Anon.

205

The Water Bottles of the East

Saturday Magazine 207

Islands produced by Insects

Captain Hali

212

Sea Fowl

Chateaubriand

216

Methods of Improving in Knowledge Anon.

217

Family Affection

Mrs. King

220

Governesses

Journal of Education 221

Good Management

Anon.

224

Successive States of Human Life

Sharon Turner

226

Advice to those Attending on Sickness The Physician

228

The Mahogany Tree

Saturday Magazine 230

Principal Manufactures of England

Aikin

232

Duties of Brothers and Sisters

Belfrage

The Tea Tree

Vegetable Substances 235

Courtesy and Politeness

Mrs. Chapone

238

Deceiving Parents

Abbott's Reader

239

Proper Improvement of a Child's Birth-day Anon.

243

Detached Pieces

Baxter, &c.

245

Bread

Saturday Magazine 248

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Gillespie

Gracious Rain

Anon.

On Dreaming of my Mother

11. F. Lyte

The Orphan Girl's Recollections of a Mother Anon.

The Song of the Bees

Miss Goula

The Exile

B. Barton

The Flight of Years

Anon.

On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture Cowper

The Coral Island

J. Montgomery

To my Son

Grahame

To my Brother

Elizabeth Cory

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