The following beautiful and useful story was first read in French, and the idea immediately suggested itself to my mind, that with some alterations to make it convey lessons of clear and decided evangelical truth, it would be a very interesting little work for the libraries of Sunday-schools, and every variety of youth ful readers. The story is very touching, and the lessons taught are most useful and im portant. I have never read lessons of prae tical piety drawn with more simplicity than they are in this little book from the beauties of nature. Indeed in almost every chapter we find, addressed to the youthful heart, ser mons whose texts are the ﬂowers of the garden. Where the story is merely translated, the translation is a very free one, and in many places large omissions are made, and in others 'considerable additions will be found.