The Nursery, Number 164 by Various


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Supplementary Reading for Primary Schools!

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Child's Monthly Reader.

The third volume of "THE CHILD'S MONTHLY," a magazine which has been
used with great success in many primary schools, was completed with its
March issue. It is now consolidated with "THE NURSERY," which will
embody all its most prominent features. We can supply back numbers of
"The Child's Monthly" and "Monthly Reader" at the above low rate.

We call the especial attention of School Committees, Teachers, and
others to the opportunity here afforded of obtaining the

Choicest and Best Illustrated Reading-Matter

at a trifling expense. Each number contains 16 pages, printed in large
type on fine tinted paper. Send stamp for a specimen copy. Address


36 _Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass._

[Illustration: THE LITTLE TEACHER.]


I know of a little girl, who, like Mozart, shows a great talent for
music, though she is not yet ten years old. Before she could walk, it
seemed to be her delight to creep along the floor to the piano, draw
herself up so as to touch the key-board, and then strike the different

Some of the sounds were pleasing to her, and from some she would start
and draw back, as if she were hurt. A false note in music seemed to
inflict pain, while she would show great pleasure when the harmony was

This little girl, whose name is Laura, has been so faithful in studying
the rules of music, that, young as she is, she is employed to teach it
to children still younger than herself. As her parents are poor, she is
paid well for this service. In the picture you may see her standing,
while Emma Dean, one of her little pupils, occupies the music-stool.

"Oh, I shall never learn to play like you, Miss Laura," says Emma.

"Pray don't call me _Miss_," says Laura; "for I am but a little girl
like yourself."

"But then you know so much more than I do, that I like to call you
_Miss_," says Emma. "Are you not my teacher?"

"I try to be," says Laura; "but, if we talk instead of work, we shall
not make much improvement. Now let me hear you play over this exercise
once more."

"But I have played it a dozen times," says Emma. "Let us try something

"You have played it a dozen times; but you must play it two hundred
times more, if you expect to be perfect in it," says Laura.

"Two hundred times! Oh, I can't think of it," exclaims Emma. "Let us
try something new."

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