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9. Wealth poured in on the brave potter, and he was obliged to build new works, which he did a few miles out of his native town, calling the place Etruria, after the ancient Italian birthplace of ceramic art. Here, too, he built a splendid mansion, and lived among his people as their friend and benefactor. All his life long he was modest and kind, ever ready to help the distressed, and to assist deserving merit. He had risen from the ranks to be the recognised head of the art to which he devoted his life, and when he passed away, in the year 1795, he left a name and an impress on his country's history. What was the secret of his success ? Industry and honesty. His failures were stepping-stones to triumphs, as they have been in the history of all true lives. Adapted from the Boy's Own Paper. By permission

of the Religious Tract Society.

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1. CLOSE to yon roof that humble window see, Where in the spring-time some few flow'rets

grow; Among those flow'rets soon a form will be, With flaxen hair, and cheeks with health that

glow. Close to yon roof that humble window see, Where in the spring-time some few flow'rets

grow:
Jenny the sempstress calls that garden hers;

Jenny, on humble means content to live ;
Jenny, who might be wealthy, but prefers

What God is pleased to give.

A little bird within that garden sings,

Its notes among the leaves you plainly hear; To her such pleasure that loved warbling brings,

It serves in dullest hours her heart to cheer. A little bird within that garden sings,

Its notes among the leaves you plainly hear:
Jenny the sempstress calls that songster hers;

Jenny, on humble means content to live ;
Jenny, who might be wealthy, but prefers

What God is pleased to give.
3. Upon the poor she often will bestow

What she has hardly earned-a mite of food;
When mis’ry passes in the street below,

No hunger can she feel-she is so good.
Upon the poor she often will bestow

What she has hardly earned—a mite of food :
Jenny the sempstress calls this pleasure hers;

Jenny, on humble means content to live ;
Jenny, who might be wealthy, but prefers

What God is pleased to give.

By permission of Messrs. WARNE and Co.

THE MAN WHO FOUND A NEW

WORLD. 1492.

PART I.

America was not known to the English, nor to any of the nations living in Europe. The ships of that time were not much larger than our boats, so that people were afraid to make very long journeys in them. At length a man, named Christopher Columbus, determined to try whether there was not, lying beyond the Western ocean, a country that had never yet been discovered. He was the son of a woolcomber, and when he was a boy worked at his father's trade.

1. ABOUT four hundred

years ago

2. As he grew up he chose to be a sailor, having a great desire to visit strange lands. He studied the stars, knowing that they would help him to find his way over the seas; and he learnt to draw, that he might be able to make maps of any lands he should succeed in reaching. He had travelled to every part of the world that was then known.

3. In course of years, as he gathered knowledge and daring from his sea life, he began to feel sure that there must be land beyond the sea which might be visited. He knew the world was round, and he thought to himself that if Europe, Asia, and Africa were the only continents in it, there must be an immense expanse of water; so much so, that the part containing the land would be a great deal too heavy for the other portion, and would make the world lop-sided.

4. About this time, a pilot who had taken a ship much further westward than any who had gone before, found a piece of wood, with curious figures cut on it, floating in the sea. The wind being then from the west had led the pilot to suppose that

wood must have come from some country in that direction. A brother-in-law of Columbus had also met with some large canes floating in the same sea.

5. These things increased the thirst for discovery which he had so long felt. At length he asked the people of Genoa, his own town, to give him some ships that he might set out on his enterprise. They, however, only laughed at him, and would not listen to his words ; so he next went to court, and addressed himself to the King of Portugal, who heard him with great attention, and told him to explain his plan to three learned men, who knew a great deal about geography, and would be able to help him.

6. Instead of helping him, these men treated him very badly, advising the king to fit out a ship and send it the way Columbus had pointed out, without telling him anything about it; thinking that if any new country was discovered they should get the credit of it. The king was unjust enough to follow their advice, and he allowed them tu embark in a vessel and begin their unworthy undertaking ; but when they had sailed some distance and storms arose, while no land appeared, they lost courage and returned to Portugal, where they declared that the search was hopeless as well as very dangerous.

7. When Columbus found out the trick that had been played upon him, he went to the King of Spain, and sent his brother to Henry VII, of England, to see if he could get help from some

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