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[Illustration: Cleansing the Leper.]

THE GOOD CHILD'S LIBRARY.

TENTH BOOK.

THE PARABLES OF THE SAVIOUR,

IN EASY VERSE.

WITH BRILLIANT ILLUMINATIONS, FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS

1851.

PREFACE.

The object of the "GOOD CHILD'S LIBRARY," is to encourage a taste for Scripture reading, by presenting some of the most interesting portions of the New Testament narrative, in the attractive form of verse. While the children read these verses, they will not only become acquainted with the principal events in the lives of our Blessed Saviour and His Apostles their travels, their sufferings and their death, but they will see that the Bible is a readable book, and a book that may be read every day, without any fear of becoming the unhappy being that some persons suppose; and besides this, the tone which is given to the affections, the minds, and the morals of children by such reading, is of almost infinite value.

In order to combine things pleasing and things useful, to the greatest possible extent, the publishers have gotten up at a great expense, especially for this work, some of the most beautiful Scripture designs that have ever been published. These pictures are printed in Oil Colours an expensive, but a finished and highly artistical process, of which the publishers are the originators in this country. Each history is illustrated handsomely with them.

There is in all twelve books; each book being complete in itself, and containing a full history.

The "GOOD CHILD'S LIBRARY" is composed of the following books:

Scenes in the Life of the Saviour. Scenes in the Life of St. Peter. Scenes in the Life of St. John. Scenes in the Life of St. Paul. Scenes in the Lives of St. Matthew, St. Jude, and St. Simon. Scenes in the Lives of St. Stephen, Timothy, St. Mark, and St. Luke. Scenes in the Lives of St. Philip, St. Bartholomew, and St. Thomas. Scenes in the Lives of St. Andrew, St. James, and St. James the Less. The Sermon on the Mount. The Parables of the Saviour. The Miracles of the Saviour. Texts for Children.

The Publishers have in preparation another series, embracing Scenes in the Lives of the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Kings, illustrative of the Old Testament Scriptures, to be gotten up in the same style as the present series.

THE PARABLES OF THE SAVIOUR.

CONTENTS.

I. The Sower II. The Tares and the Wheat III. The Unmerciful Servant IV. The Good Samaritan V. The Rich Fool VI. The Lost Sheep VII. The Barren Fig Tree VIII. The Unjust Judge IX. The Pharisee and the Publican X. The Rich Man and Lazarus XI. The Prodigal Son XII. The Ten Virgins XIII. The Judgment XIV. Conclusion

THE PARABLES OF THE SAVIOUR.

I.

OF THE SOWER.

Behold a sower going forth To scatter o'er his field, The seed that in the harvest time A rich return will yield.

And as he sow'd some precious seeds, Were by the way side thrown; The fowls of heaven descried them there, And soon the seed were gone.

And other seeds fell from his hand On stony places round, And forthwith they sprung up, because They had no depth of ground.

But when the sun came up, and warm Sent forth his beaming ray, Because they had no root in earth, They wither'd all away.

Among the thorns some others fell, Of these there was no hope; The seeds were choked, they droop'd and died, Soon as the thorns came up.

But others fell into good ground, And yielded, as we're told, Some of them thirty, sixty some, And some an hundred fold.

The seed that by the wayside fell, Is wisdom in the heart Of him who heareth words of truth, But understandeth not.

And he who is the stony place, Is one who hears the word, Anon with joy receiveth it, And follows after good.

But tribulation soon assails, And persecutions rise, He then forgets the word of truth, And all his goodness dies.

The thorny place is one who hears, And does the truth receive; But finds that cares of life and wealth, His mind and heart deceive... Continue reading book >>




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