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As soon as the classes haves i Stand up! been inspected.......... { 2 Clasp hands!

1 Sit down! When prayer is concluded..

2 Keep silence and sit quiet!, 1 Silence !

2 Monitors at the bottom of When the teaching is over.

your classes !

3 Stand up! Singing being over

Sit down!

1 Stand up! The exhortation being over.

2 Clasp hands!

i Sit down! Prayer being over

2 Prepare to go!
3 Retire peaceably class by

The same commands may be used for the afternoon.
Arrangement and qualifications of the Classes,


Dictionaries or highestSpelling, Testaments

4 Syllables and upwards Spelling Books, 3 Syllables only 3 Syllables only Ditto 2 ditto only


ditto only Ditto Monosyllables only Monosyllables only Ditto Introduction only

Introduction only

Used by the first four classes generally, viz. Milk for Babes,

Dr. Watts's, and Assembly's with and without Proofs,
Watts’s Hymns, or what other catechisms or bymps the

Committee appoint. The classes are to be supplied with books agreeable to the above scale, as six classes will in general be found most suitable.

The classes are to be kept as distinct as possible. They must be formed into divisions of nine scholars each, to be disa tinguished by A, B, C, &c. but when a class consists only of twelve scholars, they are to form but one division, until that number is exceeded, when it is to be formed into two divisions, and so on.

The scholar whose name stands most frequently the first in reading and spelling, according to the class-book, is to be considered the most eligible for promotion to a higher class, which is to take place, when sufficiently qualified, the last Sunday in every quarter.

Each class is to have a class-book, and if possible, to sit upon a separate form to keep them distinct.

Teachers. When any teacher resigns a class, the rest of the teachers shall appoint one by ballot to fill the vacancy.

They are to use every endeavour to maintain the good order

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and discipline of their classes, and are to act in strict confor. mity to the rules of the school.

They are to be strict in levying the fines on their scholars, and when they cannot pay, to keep an account of what tickets they may owe.

They must not leave their classes, nor talk or gossip together, during school-hours.

They are not to neglect visitiug as often as possible the sick of their classes, and are to give a report in writing to the superintendent. If they do not go home, they are requested to dine in the school-room with such children as may stop.

Monitors. A monitor is to be appointed to every class. They are to consist of scholars recommended by their teachers, appointed by the superintendent, and approved by the committee, but none are to be considered qualified unless they are well behaved, can repeat all the catechisms through by heart, and are also able to write. These are to be termed qualified monitors.

They are to wear labels with the number of the class to which they belong, during the school hours, as a distinction, and when the school is over they must deposit them with the secretary, and when they come to school, are to apply to him for them again, and must not go to their classes without them.

They are always to be with their classes at the opening and conclusion of the school, during singing, prayer, &c. and while there is no teaching.

They are not to teach, except in the absence of the teacher of their class, or at his request, when they are to assist in hearing the scholars reliearse the lessons, &c. When the teaching commences, they are (if not employed,) to exercise as scholars in the class to which they belong; and when the teaching is over, they are to return, at command, to the re: spective classes to which they are appointed as monitors.

The monitors are to keep the classes quiet, and if any scholar will not mind them, they are to ask the superintendent to put on the disorderly label, and the disorderly scholars are to sit at the bottom of each class.

To avoid the inconvenience of waiting too long for qualified monitors, temporary ones may be appointed; but who must be given particularly to understand, that they are only to remain in office till regular monitors can be obiained, unless they are wise and industrious enough to qualify themselves in time, so as to prevent any others from taking their places, which will be always open to any scholars for fair competition. Note.-This law should be well known in the school.

If any monitor be absent two Sundays, the superintendent is to ascertain the cause of such absence, and if be judges it proper he is to suspend such monitor, and select another to till up the vacancy.

Conduct to be observed by the Children, They must be obedient, and behave properly to their teaclrens and monitors.

They must always come to the school clean washed and combed, and punctual to the time appointed.

They must each come provided with a bag to contain their books.

They inust always bring the whole of their books with them to school, unless ordered otherwise,

They must not be seen playing, or making a noise in coming to school, or returning home.

No two scholars must be seen talking to each other, during the school hours, or divine service.

While learning their lessons, they must repeat to themselves so as not to be heard.

They are always to stand up while saying their lessons to their teachers, in an uniform posture.

They are not to go out during the school hours, unless ill, or particularly wanted.

They are not to be allowed to go home before the time appointed, without a note being sent by the parents or guardians, requesting that favor, which is only to be granted on very particular occasions.

They are not to bring with them any children who do not belong to the school.

They are not to take home any books till they are purchased.

Whenever they receive a ticket, and on entering and leaving the school they must make a bow or courtesy.

They are not to turn round during prayer, and are to stand with their hands clasped before them.

When they retire from the school room, to go to public worship, or any place appointed, they are to walk in rotation, according to their classes, beginning with the girls; the classes are to be headed by their respective monitors, both in proces. sion and during divine service.

Purchase of Books.

each Large tickets.
Hymn Books
Highest class Spelling Book..
Middle do.

Lower do. do.
Milk for Babes Catechism.
Watts's 1st, Catechism.
Watts's 2nd. do.....
Catechisms without Proofs.

with do. Tract for Sale...... One large ticket to be given in exchange for twelve small

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ones. All farge tickets niust be rehearsed by heart, by the scholar who presents them, before they are received in pay. ment; and no books are to be purchased with small ones.

Fines. Any scholar, who, while another of the same class is repeating to the teacher, speaks out of turn, to forfeit one small ticket.

Any two scholars seen talking together, during school hours, to forfeit cach a small ticket.

Any scholar seen eating fruit, or playing with toys, to foro feit one small ticket, and the things to be taken away.

Any scholar coming without his or her books, to forfeit one mall ticket.

Any scholars seen to take their hats, coats, &c. before they are given to them, to forfeit each a small ticket.

Rewards. For every six verses in Hymns, Scripture, &c. repeated by heart....

1 small ticket. For every four questions and answers, re.

1 do. peated by heart, in Milk for Babes.... For every four ditto, ditto in Watts's or As

1 do. sembly's Catechism, without Proofs...

For every four ditto, ditto, ditto, with ditto. 1 do. For spelling, the first in the class or division, 2

1 do. small tickets, the second.....

An annual reward of books, &c. is to be awarded, according to merit, if thought proper by the committee.

Punishments. No corporeal punishment to be allowed in this school, Any schelar or monitor who misbehaves, is to be sent to the bottom of the class, and a large label is to be suspended about them, descriptive of the nature of the offence. Any particular in. stance of misconduct to be referred to the consideration of the teachers.


By the Rev. J. A. James. AFTER repeatedly reading this excellent work, on looking back upon the passages which we had marked for quotation, we find that they embrace so large a portion of the book that it would be impossible, in our contracted limits, to insert them. However, it will be less necessary to make many

extracts because, we trust, every Sunday School Teacher will make a point of procuring this “ Guide” to direct his steps aright in the path of duty, to point out liis dan gers and difficulties, to cheer his spirits amidst the fatigues of the way, and to accelerate his progress iu knowlege, benevolence, piety, and usefulness. We assure our readers that we never saw a book on the subject of Sunday Schools so deserving of their attention, so suited to their situation, and so adapted to instruct, caution, animate, and benefit the spiritual instructors of the young. It is no small credit to Mr. James that, amidst all his labours and engagements, he should have found time to write such a work as this, and particularly that he should be able to enter so deeply into the spirit of his subject, and should pourtray with so much accuracy, and even minuteness, the feelings of a pious devoted teacher, amidst his difficulties and encouragements, bis hopes and his fears, his distress and his delights. We were led sometimes to imagine that it was a venerable teacher to whose counsels and experienced cautions and animating addresses we were listening, and well we know that no one but a man who deeply felt the importance of Sunday Schools; who had well studied the subject for himself, and felt bis mind imbued with its importance, could have written the “ Teacher's Guide.” We should esteem that individual unworthy of being a Sunday School Teacher who did not arise from the perusal of this book more sensible of the importance of his employment-the greatness of his work – the awful responsibility of his situation, and the connexion of his labours with all that is grand in the contemplation of eternity, and transporting in the anticipation of heaven.

We will just give a sketch of the subjects embraced in this truly interesting work, and add a few short extracts.

The introduction gives a brief account of the origin, progress, and improvement of the Sunday School system of education. It is at once interesting and concise. We hope the hints at page 18, as to the religious instruction of elder children on the Sabbath evening, will attract general attention. The statement at page 35, as to the first Sunday School in Asia is, we understand, a mistake.

The following are the important subjects discussed :-The object which Sunday School Teachers should ever keep in view as the ultimate end of all their labours—The qualifications which every teacher should seek to possess Directions as to the manner in which a Teacher should discharge the duties of his officeThe duties of Teachers to each other-The temptations to which Sunday School Teachers are exposed - The discouragements of Sunday School Teachers— The most effectual means of keeping up the spirit of the office-Motives to diligence in the work.

In such an extensive and important range of Sunday School eubjects, there are a great many remarks so worthy of minute and constant attention, that we find it difficult to select a few. Let the following serve as a specimen:

Page 44. It is for you to consider, that every one of the children, which are every Sabbath beneath your care, carries in bis bosom, a soul as valuable, and as durable as that which the Creator has lodged in your own. Neither poverty, ignorance, nor vice, cen sever the tie which binds man to immortality. Every human body is the residence of an immortal spirit, and however diminutive by

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