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sent very defective. In some instances no questions are asked ; in others, improper ones; and the object of the Editor is solely to supply the want of a Questioning Book, where, under such circumstances, it may be felt. The children should be asked the questions the first time with their books open ; afterwards their recollection should be exercised by trying them with their books shut. It would also be a profitable employment, if the Teacher was frequently to examine his class, by the Questioning Book, in the ground already gone over; and this examination should be without previous reading at the time. Thus when the Children are reading the 6th chapter of St. Matthew, they should be asked questions out of the 5th, &c.

In order still to leave some room for the exercise of the Teacher's judgment, it will be observed, that where the answers are to be given from the words of the book which the children are reading, they are not -added in the present work; but merely where an explanation is required, and then they are to be learned by dictation from the mouth of the Teacher, in the same manner as the Catechism, or any other religious instruction. The Teacher should be satisfied, if the general sense is given, without being too particular as to the literal words.




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Questions for the National School Book, No. 2.

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What do you mean by the word ?

A. Do wrong, or go out of the right way;

Whose law should be joy to you?

What is man's way not like?

What will the Lord do, if we call

upon him?

Try me, O God, and let me not err. Thy law is joy to me.

The way of man is not as the way of God. My

call on the Lord and he will help thee : he doth love to help them that call on his

Do all that is just, and let no ill be in thy mind. God sees us, and all that we


do. If


will have God to love you, walk in his law, and he will keep you. W

Whom doth God love to help?

What are we to do?

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. 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 free for God does not love those quently draw on?

who do so. Itis a sad mean What will make a crime thing to tell lies, and one he 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 not swear, nor take God's by it, or naming it in com- name in vain, nor call ill

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 ?

LES-SON IV. What day in the week is There is

s one day in the it, in particular, that we week to go to church, and ought to go to church? that is the Lord's day. No Which is the Lord's Day?

one A. Sunday.

day, but should learn t

to What

may we not do on serve God, and do what will that day?

please him. Those who will

mon talk.


that onld work or play on

bor What should we learn to do ?

What must those do who will serve God ?

Where ?

What must we do besides praying to him?

Which is the house of God ?

A. The Church.

What do we go to the house of God for ?

Where do we find his Word ?

A. In the Bible.

Where is God always, though we cannot see him?

What does God know concerning those who are 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

serve God, must pray to him at home, as well as at church, and give him thanks for the good things they have had. When they go to the house of God, they must pray there too, and hear his word. God is in his house, though no eye can see him, and he knows who prays to him and who does not. When psalms are sung, you should stand up, and not sit, as some folks do.

are to leave church, you should not crowd or push ; but walk back to school in your place, for it has a bad look to see a boy run in the street in a

When you

rude way.

rude way?

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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

God, he had not thought of God, and yet he


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 ?


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 day, do 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



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


think that the great do upon that?

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

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

What 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 was ?

What did he tell him God does not mind ?

What does God look at ?

If the heart of poor people is right, what does God care for their dress?

What did Tom then say to the good man?

say ?


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