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LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS:
Instruction with Amusement.
BEING A SELECTION OF INTERESTING
STORIES, DIALOGUES, FABLES AND POETRY.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND DOMES-
BY JESSE TORREY, JUN.
To secure the perpetuation of our republican form of government to future generations,
SECOND EDITION, REVISED.
489926 ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS. Eastern District of Perinsulaanid, 10.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-fourth day of
with Amusement. Being a selection of Interesting Stories, Dialogues,
mestic nurseries. By Jesse Torrey, Jr.
In Conformity to the Act of the Congreșs of the United States, entitled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned;"_And also to the Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, “ An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
Report of the Committee of the Philadelphia Academy
of Teachers: Adopted Nov. 6, 1824. THE Committee to whom was referred Mr. Jesse Torrey's “Pleasing Companion for Little Girls and Boys,” beg leave to report,
That they have perused the “Pleasing Companion," and have much
J. IRVINE HITCHCOCK,
C. B. TREGO, Sec'y.
1 2 3 4 5. 6.
PAGE 3. Don't give too much for the Whistle,
102 4. The Humane Indian,
103 5. Description of the tremendous eruption of the Volcano of Mount Vesuvius, in October, 1822,
104 6. General Putnam and the Wolf,
106 7. An Indian convinced of the necessity and duty of industry, by the examples of fishes and birds,
108 8. A Dialogue between two School Boys on Dancing,
110 9. The Vicar of Wakefield's account of the Adventure of his
son Moses, when he sent him to the fair to sell his colt, 112 10. The story of Ali Cogia, merchant of Bagdad,
115 11. Story of a cheat caught in a trap of his own invention. From “The Adventures of Hajji Baba,”
119 CHAPTER V.
Fables. FAB. 1. The Vain Jackdaw,
125 7. The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox,
ib. 8. The Mice in Council,
126 9. The Husbandman and the Stork,
ib. 10. The Shepherd's Boy,
127 CHAPTER VI.
POETRY. Selected from “ Poems for Infant Minds." 1. The Idle Boy, 2. The Industrious Boy, 3. The Robin, 4. Never play with fire, 5. The Fox and the Crow, 6. The Pigs, 7. Finery, 8. The Vulgar Little Lady, 9. The last Dying Speech and Confession of poor Puss, 10. The Pond, 11. Greedy Richard, 12. Dirty Jack, 13. Reading, 14. The good-natured Girls, 15. The Cow and the Ass, 16. Tit for Tat, 17. Contented John, 18. The way to be Happy, 19. The Village Green,
128 ib. 129 130
2b. 131 132
6. 133 135 136 137
ib. 140 141