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however, considered so great a piece of barbarism to spoil this curious piece of antiquity, that the stone has been restored to its situation with great pains and labour. Some of these rocking stones are natural; some made by art; and it is believed chiefly by the Druids of old.
QUESTIONS FROM THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
(See page 113.)
1. IN what year did Edward' III. come to the throne?
2. How old was he?
3. How did his mother behave to him?
4. Who assisted the queen in keeping the young king from his just rights? 5. What did the young king do to deliver himself from the power of the queen and Mortimer ?
6. How was Mortimer punished?
queen ? 8. How long did she continue in confinement?
9. Did the king ever visit her? 10. What was the character of Edward III?
11. Where did he gain a great victory?
12. How many of the Scotch were killed?
13. What country did he next attempt to conquer?
14. Upon what pretence did he claim the crown of France?
15. What great battle did he fight in France?
16. How many soldiers had the English?
17. How many had the French? 18. What two things were in favour of the English in that battle?
19. What town in France did Edward take?
20. How long was he in taking it? 21. How did he shew his anger against the citizens for resisting him so long?
22. Who pleaded for the prisoners? 23. Were they set at liberty?
24. What battle did the queen gain? 25. What battle did the black-prince gain?
26. What great prisoner did he take? 27. What great affliction was the king called upon to suffer?
28. How did he bear his loss?
30. In what year ?
LESSON FOR A CHILD.
(FROM A BRIEF VIEW OF SCRIPTURE HISTORY FOR CHILDREN.) (Continued from p. 86.)
LOT soon found what bad people the men of Sodom and Gomorrah were, and he was vexed with their wickedness. But it seemed to be of no use to attempt to advise them; for when he told them of their sins, they railed at him, and wanted to kill him; and he seemed "as one that mocked," even to his own sons-in-law, when he told them of their danger. But God sent two angels to bring Lot and his family out of Sodom, and when they were safe out, the Lord rained fire and
brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, and burnt them, with all the wicked people that were in them. Thus the Lord was merciful to Lot, and saved him. But Lot's wife did not like to leave Sodom: she looked back, and became a pillar of salt.
Questions to be asked, after the child has read the Lesson.
Q. Was not Lot grieved with the wickedness of the men of Sodom?
Q. What did they do when he told them of their faults?
A. They railed at him.
Q. What does railing mean?
A. That they spoke spitefully to him.
Q. What did Lot seem like to his sons-in-law, when he told them of their danger, and warned them to come away from the wicked men of Sodom? A. He seemed like one that mocked. Q. What did God do to save Lot? A. He sent two angels.
Q. Where did they bring him?
Q. What did the Lord do then? A. Rained down fire and brimstone upon Sodom and Gomorrah.
Q. Were they quite burnt up?
Q. Were Lot's family saved with him?
A. Yes; but his wife looked back.
A. She was turned to a pillar of salt.
HINTS TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO ARE APPOINTED TEACHERS IN
You are appointed to teach others. It is creditable to you that you have been thought worthy of undertaking such an office. Children will be sure to improve in their learning, if they can once be brought to be attentive. Now the national plan of education generally makes children attentive, because they like the credit of taking places, and do not like the disgrace of losing them. But, besides this, as teacher, you must take care to be very