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2. Daffy-down-dilly had heard under ground

The sweet rushing sound
Of the streams as they burst off their white win-

ter chains,
Of the whistling spring winds and the pattering

rains.

3. “ Now then,” thought Daffy, deep down in her

heart,

66 It's time I should start!” So she pushed her soft leaves thro' the hard frozen

ground, Quite up to the surface, and then she looked round.

4. There was snow all about her.

- gray

clouds overhead

The trees all looked dead.
Then how do you think Daffy-down-dilly felt
When the sun would not shine, and the ice would

not melt?

5. “Cold weather !” thought Daffy, still working

away ;

- The earth's hard to-day! There's but a half-inch of my leaves to be seen, And two-thirds of that is more yellow than green.

6. “I can't do much yet; but I'll do what I can.

It's well I began! For, unless I can manage to lift up my head, The people will think that the Spring herself's

dead."

7. So, little by little, she brought her leaves out,

All clustered about;
And then her bright flowers began to unfold,
Till Daffy stood robed in her spring green and

gold
8. O Daffy-down-dilly! so brave and so true!

I wish all were like you !
So ready for duty in all sorts of weather,
And holding forth courage and beauty together.

LESSON LXIX.

JOSEPH SOLD INTO EGYPT.

Genesis xxxvii. 3-28.

W Israel loved Joseph more than all his chil

dren, because he was the son of his old age : and he made him a coat of many colors. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

2. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren : and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

3. And his brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words.

4. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more: and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth ? And his brethren envied him ; but his father observed the saying.

5. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said unto him, Here am I. And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron.

6. And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field : and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph found his brethren in Dothan.

7. And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit; and we will say,

Some evil beast hath devoured him ; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

8. And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, and said, Let us not kill him. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

9. And it came to pass when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

10. And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

11. And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit • is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood ? Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother.

12. Then there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. Israel, another name for Jacob, \.conspire, to agree together to grandson of Abraham.

commit a crime. obeisance, a bow of respect. twenty pieces of silver, observe, to notice carefully. about five dollars.

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THERE

The bee goes

NHERE are three conditions

necessary

for the

support and comfort of human life; these are, labor and capital and their exchange. First, there must be labor. This condition is absolute. It applies to the inferior animals as well as to man. from flower to flower; but it is to labor for its honey. The condition of the support of life being labor, if labor were by some miracle to be stopped, after a season all animal life on this earth would end.

2. But labor must not be limited to the bare supply of present want. If it is, and sickness or other obstacles to labor occur, then there will be no ability to meet the succeeding want. Then there must be an accumulation of the results of labor, which is capital.

3. If a man needs a quart of corn for his support to-day, and he raises only that amount, then, if he should be sick to-morrow, or be kept from his daily labor, he would suffer or die. But if he raises each day more than he needs, then he has a provision for sickness or accident; he has capital.

4. But another power is wanted to give labor a profitable direction besides that of accumulation, and that is the exchange between labor and capital. This

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