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adverbs, mieux, pis, moins, because they are lady of the house to come and look at the rendered in English by the same words, carriage. In an instant the malignant grin better, worse, less, it is necessary, by a com- is exchanged for a fawning smile, but not parison between the two sorts of words, to so quickly but that you saw the malignant show the difference of their formation : grin. A man has gone to law with you Adjeetive, Meilleur, beiter, is the compara- about a point which appears to you perfectly rative of good, bon, and is used instead of clear. Now, don't sit down and think over plus bon, which is never used in French; and over again these petty provocations. Adverb, Mieux, better, is the comparative Exclude them from your mind. Most of of well, bien, (adverb,) and is used instead them are really too contemptible to be of plus bien, which is never used in French; thought of. The noble machinery of your Adjective, Pire, worse, is the comparative mind, though you be only a commonplace of mauvais, bad, and is used instead of plus good-hearted mortal, was made for somemauvais. (Both may be used in French); thing better than to grind that wretched Adverb, Pis, worse, is the comparative of grist. And as for greater injuries, don't mal, badly, and is used instead of plus mal. think of them more than you can help. (Both may be used in French); Adjective, You will make yourself miserable. You Moindre, less, is the comparative of petit, will think the man who cheated or misreless or smaller, and is used instead of plus presented you an incarnate demon, while, petit. (Both may be used in French) ; Ad probably, he is in the main not so bad, verh, Moins, less, is the comparative of peu, though possessed of an unhappy disposition little, and is used instead of plus peu, which to tell lies to the prejudice of his acquaintis never used.

anre. Remember, that if you could see his Examples. This fruit is good, but that conduct, and your own conduct, from his is better, Ce fruit est bon, mais celui-ci est point of view, you might see that there is meilleur ; I love you well, but I love him much to be said even for him. No matter better, Je vous aime bien, mais je l'aime how wrong a man is, he may be able to mieux'; His health is bad, but it has been persuade himself into the honest belief that worse, Sa santé est mauvaise, mais elle a he is in the right. You may kill an apostle, été pire ; He used to speak badly, but he and think you are doing God service. You speaks worse than ever, îl parlait mal, mais may vilify a curate, who is more popular il parle pis, que jamais; My income is than yourself; and in the process of vilifismall, but yours is less, Mon revenu est cation, you may quote much Scripture and petit, mais le votre est moindre; I drink shed many tears. Very, very few offenders little, but you drink still less, Je bois peu, see their offence in the precise light in mais vous buvez encore moins.

which you do while you condemn it. So, (To be continued.)

resolve that in any complicated case, in which misapprehension is possiblem-in all cases in which you cannot conviet a man of

direet falsehood, you shall give him credit TURNING THE BACK ON THE

for honesty of intention. And as to all WORRIES OF LIFE.

these petty offences which have been named

-as to most petty mortifications and disapYou may brood over a little worry till, pointments--why, turn your back on them.. like the prophet's cloud, it passes from Turn away from the contemplation of Mr. being of the size of a man's hand into some- Snarling's criticism as you would turn away thing that blackens all the sky, from the from a little stagnant puddle to look at horizon to the zenith. You overhear Mr. fairer sights. Look in the opposite direcSnarling informing a stranger that your tion from all Miss Limejuice's doings and essays in Fraser are mainly characterized sayings, as you would look in another direca by conceit and ill-nature (Mr. Snarling. tion from the sole untidy corner of the pat on the cap). Your wife and you enter garden where the rotten pea-sticks are. As à drawing-room to make a forenoon visit. for the graver sorrow, try and 'hink of it no Miss Limejuice is staying at the house. more. Learn its lesson indeed; God sent Your friend Mr. Smith drove you down in it to teach you something, and to train you his drag, which is a remarkably handsome somehow; but then, try and think of it no turn-out. And entering the drawing-room somewhat faster than was expected, you surprise Miss Limejuice, still with a malige

THE seeds of repentance are sown in youth nant grin on her extraordinarily ugly coun- by pleasure, but the harvest is reaped in age by tenace, telegraphing across the room to the pain.

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DESIGN IN CROCHET APPLIQUE, BY MRS. WARREN.

For the oval in centre of each division. DESIGN IN CROCHET APPLIQUÉ; Make 22 ch, turn back and work 20 De

down, For the Canopy of an Arabian Bedstead, thread; 1 ch 21 Dc up the other side; 2 ch

thus leaving one ch., which secures the also for the Head, by joining four to- 21 Dc down ; 8 ch 1 L in next loop; 5 ch 1 gether.

L in 3rd loop; 5 ch L in each fourth loop Materials. -Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s. for 4 times, then 5 ch 1 L in loop at extreme Boar's Head Cotton, No. 6. No. 2 Penelope Hook, point; 5 ch 1 L in same loop ; 5 ch 1 L in

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2nd -toop ; 5 ch 1 L in each 4th "loop for 4 "De into the al ch beyond the 5 Dc); then times ; '5 'ch Dc in 3rd loop of the 8 ch. join and finish the leaf as the two last were (This completes the oval. Do not fusten off joined and finished ; 5 Dow 5 ch in oval; 1 till the whole of the leaves are made). 3 Dc ch 3. Dcu the 5 ch at point. w next chs.

Fifth Leaf.- Repeat from (A) to (B) First leaf (which isat the point) A. For again, and after the last:group of L stitches, the vein make 15 ch; turn back, work 14 'T Dc into the 1 ch (beyond the 5 Do); DC De down; Dc *u-same 5 ch again ; 3 ch Tu the first chs of leaf; 1 ch T Dou Est chs (or turn on reverse -side); 3 Dc the 1st in of leaf just made; 3-ch T Dc unext chs of 3rd loop of the 14 Dc; T 3.Lu 3 ch ; 3 ch -leaf; 3 ch T Dc-u next chs ; 5 ch TDoon T3 Dc the ist in next first loop of the 14 Dc; Đc stitch-which joins the two links of ths T3 L u3 ch ; 5 ch T3 Dc as before; T 5 together; *3 ch Do u next chs of left hand Lu5 ch ; 5 ch T3Dc as before ; T 5 Lu 5 leaf; 7.ch T 1L-u 2nd of the chs; 5chiDc ch; 5 ch'T Dc in the one ch-at the point, 1 fuchs of leaf. 5 ch Dc w next chs; 5 ch Dc ch T-5 Lu5 ch ; 5 ch 'T Dc in same loopát next; 5 ch Dou same; 5 ch Dc u each of point; 1 ch T 5'Lu 5 ch; 5 ch "T 3 Do the the chs of leaf for 6 times; then

3 Do u the 1st in next loop of the 14 Dc; T5 L u 5 ch; remainder of the chs in oval; 1 ch. Repeat 5 ch T 3 Dcas before; T 5 L 45ch ; 3 ch T3 from the second leaf.” After all the leaves De as before; T 3 Li 3 eh ; '3 eh T 3 Deas be- are tinished, to join the first and last

together, fore; T 3 Lu 3 oh. There must be 4.groups join as the 2nd leaf was joined to the first, of L stitches at each side, and 2 groups cat and at the last 5 ch Doru the 5 ch of leaf, the point. (B) "T Dc on the 2nd De in the and fasten off. 5 ch in the oval: -5ch T.Dcu the ohs at end For the outside Row of Crochet. -3 Dou of 1st group of Dc;-5 ch Dozat next chs for the 5 chat point of leaf and point of oval; 4 times more; 5 ch Dc u samne;which is at 5 ch Deurnext ohs ; 5 ch 1. L'unext; 5th the point of leaf ; 15 th Dcu each of the chs 1 double L*u 7 ch ; 5 ch 1 double L-u next down the leaf for 5 times; 1 ch Đcon 1st chs ; 5-ch 1!Lurnext; 5 ch De u-next; 5 L stitch in oval.

ch* 3 Đeze 5 chat point of leaf; 5 ch Đc 24 Second Leaf.lch 5 Dc u next 55 eh; 5 ch.; 5 ch 1 double L Tu next chs; 1 ch 1 De on the L stitch. Repeat from (A) to (1); double L'unext; 5 ch Dc w next; 5 ch. Rebut at the end of the 14 Dc, Dc on the L peat from * again. Then -3 Dc u 5 eh at stiteh again, and after all the groups of point of leaf; 5 ch Dc u next chs; 5 ch 1 stitehes are made in*the--leaf, T.Dcru the 1 L u next; -5ch 1 double L u next; 5 ch' 1 ch in first leaf.

double L usnext; 5 ch 1 Lu next; -5ch Dc Then to join the two teaves together:- Dou u next; 5 ch. "Repeat from beginning. End 1st 5 ch of Istileaf; 1 ch T Dc u Ist chs in with-ých Đc on i1st Dc stitch at point. 2nd leaf; 3 ch 1 Dcu5.ch of 1st leaf; 3 2nd Row.7 ch 1 L on last of the 3 De; ch Do u next chs of "2nd-leaf; 5ch T Doon 5 ch 1 L'u-each of the chs for 7 times; -5 ch the Dc stitch which gjoins the 2 links of chs 1 L on centre of the 3 Dc; 5 ch 1L in same together; 3 ch Dc unext chs of leaf; 7'ch loop; 5 ch zniss one 5 ch; 1 L u each ofthe T1 L u 2nd of the chs ; 5 ch Dc w chs of two.chs for twice; 5 th Dcu inext chs; leaf; 5 ch (Đc u next ths; 5 oh "Dc-u next; miss the 3Dc, 5'ch Dc w next; 5 th 1 Liu 5 ch Dcru-same ;-5 ch Dc'u each of the chś each of the chs for twice; 5 ch miss-one 5 of leaf for 5 times.; then 3'Douilst-5-ch in th 1 L on centre of the 3.Dc; 5 ch 1 Liin oval; 1 ch.5 Dc mu mext-5 ch ; De on L same loop; 5 ch 1 L u each of the chs for 7 stitch.

times; 5 ch Dc in 3rd loop of the 7 ch. Third Leaf:-Repeat from (A)tto (B), but Brd. Row.5 Dc u each 5 oh, butu thei5 after the last.group of I stitches, T Dc into ch at each cornermake 2 Dc 1 ch; 2 more the l ch (after the 5 Dc), and to join the Dc, and fasten off. two leares together-Dc rurchs of left hand Then with same cotton, sew the two sides leaf; 1'ch T Dcullstchs of leaf just made; together, as in engraving, sewing into every 2 ch T Dcumext chs of leaf; 2 ch T Dcú loop. When a sufficient number of diri. chs of leaf just made; 2 ch T Doau"next -sions are sewed together, taek them on tola chs of leaf; 2 th T Dc tu chs of leaf just heading of dimity, and work overcast stitih made; 5 ch Đc ru next 'chs of leaf just by overcasting into every loop on ito ithe made; 5-ch Deru

next chs-at point ; 6-ch cálico. Do u same; 5 ch Dc l'each of the chs for 5

Đc u 5 th in oval; il ch-5 Dc unext COLLAR AND OUFFS OF CROCHET 5; Doson L stitch.

APPLIQUE. Fourth "Leaf:- "Repeat from (4) to (B) Materinits. Mossrs. Walter Evans and Coke. again, ibutt after the last group of I stitches, InBoar's "Head-Cotton, No. 50. No. 4 Penelope

times;

Hook, and sufficient fine cambric for collar and our hands by a friend, the charges made for cuffs,

such articles as horse-radish, parsley, femel, 1st. Row. -- Make 25 ch, unite; u (or &c.; and this induced us to prosecute our under) these chs work 43 Dć.

inquiries. The result is as we expected, 2nd. Row.-1 ch. Another row of Do or that a very considerable item accrues in the Dc,

household accounts of nine-tenths of the 3rd. Row.-2ch. Another row of Dc on families in London and other large towns, Dc.

from the charge for herbs used in soups, or 4th. Row.–3 ch 20 Dc down ; 7 ch' miss for garnish, coming under the general de3 loops of the Dc; 20 Dc up,

nomination of pot herbs. sth. Row.--9 ch Dc in 3rd loop; this loop Our country friends will be surprised will be at the point. 9 ch Dc in each 5th when we inform them that every time our loop 4 times. (This reaches to the last De lodging-house friend indulged in a beefbefore the chs at point). 11 ch miss the 7 steak, being a pound of meat or less, and ch; 'De on 1st De up the other side; 9 ch coming within the cost of a shilling, a Dc in each 5th loop for 4 times. (This brings charge was made of threepence for horsetoʻthe first 9. ch at point.)

radish. His landlady might have profited, 6th. Row.-5 Deu9 ch, 5 ch, 5 more Dc to be sure, as all landladies do, by their U same ; 2 ch 11 Dc u each of the 9 chs, purchases for lodgers, and if she was thrifty, with 2 ch hetween each'9 for 4 times; then could have made a stick of horse-radish 8Dcu Il ch; 5 ch 8 more Dc u same; then -the greengrocer's usual charge for a 2 ch, and repeat as before 'up the other single stick is threepence-serve her other side.

lodgers; or, hav ng scraped a portion, pre7th. Row.-10 ch 1 Lu 5 ch between the served it for future occasions; but fow Dc at the point; 7 ch 1 L in same loop ; 7 landladies will be at this trouble, and whech 1 L in 2 ch; 7 ch Dc in next 2-ch; 5'ch ther they will or not, their lodgers are 1 Dc in same; 7.ch Dc in next 2 eh ; 7 ch saddled with an extra charge of nearly one1 L in next; 7 ch 1 L in same; 7 ch'i L u third the price of the steak for the necessary next; 7 ch 1 L'u 3 ch at the point; 9 ch 1 furnish of horse-radish. In like manner, L in same. Now repeat up the other side femel was charged with salmon or mackerel the same, and after the last 7 ch, De into twopennyworth of fennel to a mackerel the 3rd loop of the 10 ch.

costing fourpence-and parsley with cut8th, and last Row.-11 Dc u each 7-ch;

lets. We adduce these extreme cases to 15 Déu 11 ch; 6 Dc u 5 ch wherever they show the absurdity of the thing; and occur, all round. Draw the thread through, although in densely-populated towns it and fasten off. 12 of these divisions will be may be difficult to remedy, we are certain required for a collar, and 6 for each cuff. that many thousands of families may avoid

When finished, sew them together as in this charge, and we may add inconvenience; engraving; then tack the crochet on to a for rather than send a servant on constant piece of cambric, and with same cotton errands to the greengrocer's, when porovercast the edge of each division which is chance a fish is bought, they put up with nearest the neck of collar.

the want of the article they require for garnish, and for serving up the dish in a

proper manner. "POT-HERBS.

Every housekeeper who possesses a patch

of ground, though ever so small, should We are told, on the authority of Caleb cultivate a few of the herbs which are in Quotem in the farce, that “many small constant request for cookery or garnish; articles make up a sum;" and all writers on and this may be done mixed with flowers in thrift and economy impress the necessity borders, without in the least detracting for saving in those trifling items, which, if from the beauty of a parterre. By this neglected, reach an aggregate of no.small means, the herbs will always be at least amount in household accounts. “ Take fresh and in the greatest perfection, and care of the pence," says Franklin, "and the expense is so small (after the first purthe pounds will take care of themselves,". chase of the seed or roots) as to be scarcely a maxim which has grown into a proverb, calculable. Let the housekeeper look over and which cannot be better applied than to her greengrocer's bills, and she will be surthe subject of our present remarks.

prised at the aggregate charge for herbs, Our attention was drawn to this matter a and such small gear as horse-radish, fennel, short time since by observing, in looking &c., in a month or a year. We speak over some old lodging-house bills put into within rule when we say, that in many

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