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Whom doth God love to do. If you will have God help?

to love

you,

walk in his law, What are we to do? and he will keep you.

What should not be in our mind ?

Who sees us, and all that

we do?

What must we do if we wish God to love us?

LES-SON III.

LESSON III. What does God know? There is not a thought in

What ought we to take our hearts but God knows care not to say or do? it; we ought to take care Why not?

not to say bad words, or do What shall we lose by ill things, lest we lose the lying and stealing ?

love of God. You must What is it to tell lies ? take care not to lie or steal,

What does one lie fre- for God does not love those quently draw on?

who do so. It is a sad mean What will make a crime thing to tell lies, and one lie worse?

draws on more.

Do not lie What do you mean by to hide a fault, for that will taking God's name in vain? make the crime worse. Do

A. Cursing or swearing by not swear, nor take God's it, or naming it in common name in vain, nor call ill talk.

names : a good word is as By whom is it forbidden ? soon said as a bad one. A. By God. Where?

A. In the third commandment.

What is as soon said as a bad word ?

LESSON IV.

LES-SON IV.

What day in the week is it, in particular, that we ought

go to church ? Which is the Lord's Day? A. Sunday.

What may we not do on that day?

There is one day in the week to go to church, and that is the Lord's Day. No one should work or play on that day, but should learn to serve God, and do what will please him. Those who will

What should we learn to serve God must pray to him do?

at home as well as at church, What must those do who and give him thanks for the will serve God ?

good things they have had. Where?

When they go to the house What must we do besides of God, they must pray there praying to him?

too, and hear his word. God Which is the house of is in his house, though no God?

eye can see him, and he A. The Church.

knows who prays to him and What do we go to the who does not. When Psalms house of God for?

are sung you should stand Where do we find his up, and not sit, as some Word ?

folks do. When you are to A. In the Bible.

leave church, you should not Where is God always, crowd or push ; but walk though we cannot see him?

back to school in your place, What does God know for it has a bad look to see concerning those who are a boy run in the street in a there?

In what posture should we be when Psalms are singing ?

What do some folks do ?

In what manner should you go out of Church ?

How does it look to see a boy run in the street in a rude way?

rude way.

LESSON V.

In what way was Tom Bowles brought up?

What were all the days in the week to him ?

What day ought he to have considered different from the rest?

A. Sunday.
Why?

LES-SON V. Tom Bowles was a poor boy, who was brought up so bad, that he did not know what a church was for, and all the days in the week were the same to him ; he did not know how to serve God, he had not thought of God, and yet he day, Do

say to him?

A. Because it is the took the name of God in his Lord's Day.

mouth, but it was to swear Whom did he not know and curse by. In this sad how to serve ?

way Tom Bowles went on, Whom had he no thought till one of the good friends of?

of the

poor

said to him one For what wicked purpose

you

know who God only did he use the name of is, my lad? What? said Tom. God ?

I ask you, said the good Who met Tom Bowles

man,

If
you

know the God while he was going on in this that made you ? Not I, said sad way?

the boy. Have

you not been What did the good man to church ? said the man.

No, said the boy, what What did Tom answer? should I go to church for ?

What did he show by the church is not for poor that?

folks ; they cannot dress A. That he did not un- fine. The church is the derstand the question ? house of God, said the man, What did the good man do

you

think that the great do upon that ?

God minds the dress of What did the boy then folks ? No, my boy, God say ?

looks at the heart. If a What was the next ques- poor man's, or a poor boy's tion the man asked ?

heart is right, God does not For whom did he think like them the worse for a the church was intended ?

mean dress. I do not know Wbat is the church for ?

what to say at the church if A. For people to meet in

I go there, said Tom. to pray to God, and to hear his Word.

Whose house did the good man tell him

the church

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What question did the good Can you not read then? said man, upon this, ask him ?

his friend, do you not know What could not Tom do? how to pray? No, said Tom. Was not that a sad thing? That is a sad thing, said his

What did the good man friend. Well, it is not too tell him it was not too late late for you to learn; I will to do?

take you to a place where What did he say he would you may be taught to know do for him?

God, and serve him; and What did Tom say to this what to do and say at church, offer ?

and a great deal that will do Whither did the good man you good to know. Will you take him?

go, my boy? Yes, that I What did he there learn will, said Tom, if

will, said Tom, if you will to do?

show me the way, and get What did he wish when he me in. So the man took was told how good God is ? Tom to school, and there he

What was he when he learnt to read; and when he went to church ?

was told how good God is, What did he soon learn he did so much wish he had to do?

known it when he was quite What did he leave off? young. And when he went to What did he become ? church he was so glad : and

What is the lesson learnt he soon learnt to pray to from this story?

God, and praise him for all A. How thankful every

things; and left off all his bad child ought to be, who has words, and bad ways, and was any good friend to put him one of the best boys in the to school.

whole school.

LESSON VI.

LES-SON VI. When did Jack begin to

As soon

as the school talk to Tom?

hours were past, Jack said What did he say to him? to Tom, 1 give you joy, my What did he hope? friend, that you are now one

What did he say they of us, and Í hope you will would not then think more like our school, and do your

best in it; but now we will What did he say they

no more talk or think of should do ?

school, but go to play, and How long did Jack say he I will play with you, if you would play with Tom? like, till it grows dusk. So

of?

How did they set off ? they set off full of mirth

At what sort of games did and glee, to play at all such they play?

sorts of games, as are fit for How long did they play good boys, till it was time at them ?

to go home for the night; Whither did Tom then go but as they had long been with Jack?

friends, and dwelt in the For what purpose ?

same street, Tom went home What did Tom think when with Jack, to spend half an they played together? hour, and have some more

But which played best? chat. Do you know, Jack, Why did it not vex Tom ? says he, that I thought, when

When they ran a race, we left school, and went to which beat?

play, that though you beat When they spun a top, me out and out at book, yet whose top stood firm, and I should have my turn at made a loud hum, and kept play; but I own it made me up a good while ?

stare, and if you had not What happened to Tom's been my friend it would top?

have vexed me, to find that When they drove a hoop, you beat me quite as much what happened to Jack's ? at play as at book. When

What could not Tom do we ran a race, your speed to his hoop?

was such, that I had no What happened to it chance to keep up with you: then ?

when we spun our tops, yours What did Tom ask Jack

stood firm, and made a loud to tell him?

hum, and kept up a long What had he thought while; but mine was weak on about Jack ?

its leg, and fell down in less What was Jack's reply? than half the time; and

when you drove your hoop, it went round a tree, or a stone, as if it had life in it, while mine ran from me, and I could not rule it, nor keep it up, so down it fell at the end of the street; for I could not make it turn down the next, as you

did yours, and yet you scarce had need to touch it. How is this, Jack? for I did not think

you

could

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