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CHAPTER X.

GOD.

ALL things, when seen aright, make known to us something about God. To know Him is life.

“Let the first flower, corn-waving field, plain, tree,
Here round my home, still lift my soul to THEE;
And let me ever, midst thy bounties, raise
An humble note of thankfulness and praise.” BLOOMFIELD.

E I G H TY-F I F T H S T U DY.

GOD.

GOD 80 loved the world as to give his only-begotten Son, that whoso. ever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

BIBLE. God, strong and good; the Maker, Glost, breath or life; the soul, or Ruler and Redeemer of man.

mind. Is God love?

Is ghost the same as spirit ? FATHER, the feeder; the Author of Holy, sound; free from all sin. all things.

Is God holy? Is God the Father of man? Holy Ghost, the third person in the Son, issue, or offspring; the second Godhead. person in the Godhead.

Does the Holy Ghost teach man? Did the Son die for man?

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Is wisdom better than know- TRUTH, trust; what agrees with facts. ledge?

Should we always tell the truth? GOODNESS, state of being strong; HOLINESS, state of being sound; state kindness to all.

of being free from sin. Is goodness due to all ?

Is holiness lovely ?

E I G H T Y-SEVEN TH

STUDY.

RELATION OF GOD TO MAN.

THE dearest name by which we can call God, is Father.

“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name."

BIBLE.

makes peace.

MAKER, one who does; the Creator PRIEST, one who stand before; one of all things.

who waits at the altar. Is God the Maker of all ?

Did the priest offer sacrifices ? RULER, one who guides; one who Hign, lifted up; distance upwards. governs.

Are the heavens high? Is God the Ruler of the earth?

HIGH-PRIEST, the priest who entered DAYSMAN, the dawn-man; one who the holy of holies.

Was the high-priest above all Is Christ the daysman ?

others? SIEPIIERD, the sheep-watch; one who PEACE, settled down; a state of quiet. guides and tends sheep.

Is peace a happy thing? Is Christ the Shepherd of his PEACE-MAKER, one who stops anger people?

and makes quiet. FATHER, the feeder; the Author of Is Christ the peace-maker be

tween God and sinners? Is God our Father as Creator?

man.

EIGHTY-EIGHTH STUDY.

THE ABODE OF GOD.

“HEAVEN is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.”

BIBLE.

Earta, dust; the world in which we HEAVEN, raised up, or arched; the live.

region round the earth. Is the earth round?

Does God fill heaven and earth

CHAPTER XI.

QUALITIES OF THINGS.

No one is able to stop when he has named things. He wishes to do something more.

He wishes to name his own feelings. The wood blazes in the stove. It is named fire. But fire acts upon us. We feel it. It is warm.

We see it. It is red or yellow. It is bright also, and sparkling. These are some of its qualities.

We will now go back to home, and see some of its qualities. From home, we will go to the house, household, call

men, and so on, over all the things we have named, gathering up their qualities and naming them. This is the way the mind grows. It first gets the names of THINGS; second, the names of QUALITIES.

ings of

E I G H TY-NIN TH STUDY.

QUALITIES OF HOME,

“HOME, home! sweet, sweet home!
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

open to view.

BARE, open;

laid Is the house bare of shingles? High, lifted up; raised far above

us.

SWEET, soothing; pleasing to the
taste.

Is home sweet?
DEAR, rare; of great value.

Is home a dear place?
SMALL, thin; little in any way.

May a small house be neat? OLD, falling off; a long time made.

Is an old house pleasant ? New, moving; lately made.

Does the child like his new house ?

Is the chimney high above our
heads?
Low, laid down; raised a little above
the earth.

Is a hut a low house?
DARLING, little dear; much beloved.

Whose darling child are you?

N I N E T I ETH STUDY.

QUALITIES OF OUTHOUSES.

THE old barn and snug wood-house peered through small locust grove, and a white dove-cot stood by the gar

den gate.

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NICE, tender; delicate or fine.

Is the inkstand heavy ?
Are chairs nice?

EVEN, smoothed down; level
Rough, rugged; not polished, or even. smooth.
Is the stove rough?

Has the desk an even surface? SMOOTH, soft; having an even sur

even sur- LIGHT, rising up; having little weight. face.

Is a feather light?
Is the table smooth ?

SAME like; like in some way.
HEAVY, heaved; having weight.

Is this the same old chair

NINETY-SECOND STUDY.

QUALITIES OF THE HOUSEHOLD,

SISTERS and brothers, little maid,

How many may you be?
How many seven in all, she said,

And wondering looked at me.”

WORDSWORTH.

Good, strong; kind and comely.

Is a happy family fair to beIs a good father beloved ?

hold? BETTER, more advanced; more kind Busy, closely attending; engaged in than another.

some pursuit. Is life better than raiment?

Should we be always busy ? Best, most advanced; more kind than IDLE, ceasing; not actively employed. all.

Is an idle family poor? Is Jane the best sister of all ? GLAD, lifted up; pleased and joyous. KIND, knowing; tender in feelings. Are good children always glad ? Is a mother kind ?

GLEE, music;, mirth or gayety. FAIR, clear to see; pleasant to be- Is the good child full of glee?

hold.

N I N E T Y - THIRD STUDY.

QUALITIES OF FOOD.

"Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”-BIBLE. .

FRESH, lively; new, lately made. Tart, sharp; sharp to the taste.
Do you like fresh bread?

Are some apples very tart? ENOUGH, quieted; that which satis- Sour, what turns; sharp and biting fies.

to the taste. Has he eaten enough?

Is a lemon sour?

NINETY - FOURTH STUDY.

QUALITIES OF CLOTHING.

“If pall and vair no more I wear,

Nor thou the crimson sheen,

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