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the most wretched character ; and yet so then be exposed so unexpectedly may render great was the force of domestic association, his existence a sore burthen to himself
. that his language was fine, and his fluency The hot-house plant sickens and dies in of expression admirable.—(Cic. de Brut., our harsh climate when protection is withsec. 59.) If such a happy talent was thus drawn. acquired without effort, what might not If our early trains of ideas create a habit have been accomplished by well-directed of over-valuing any pleasure or pain, too labour! We have been recently informed much will be sacrificed during life to obtain that Sir Robert Peel derived his fluency the one or avoid the other. We shall be in and eloquencc from the manner in which prodigious haste to realize a pleasure as his father had trained him up from early soon as desired, or to extinguish a pain as boyhood to speak from a table on any sub- soon as felt. But these results can only be ject suggested to him. Applause stimulated attained by a series of steps, frequently his efforts, however imperfect at first, until numerous ones; and if impatience hurry us the habit was acquired, which was after- to overlook these, we may sacrifice more wards so admirably matured. Such an than we gain. It is desirable that parents anecdote is, at least, strikingly illustrative should follow the order of nature, and rever of the success which might be reasonably thwart it; and thus contribute to form correct expected to crown similar persevering associations in the minds of their children as efforts.
to the connexion between pain and sin on the Cicero beautifully says:—“We have read one hand, and pleasure and good conduct the letters of Cornelia, the mother of the on the other, and as to the importance of Gracchi. It is evident that her sons were the constant exercise of patience and selfnursed (educatos) in her discourse more control. than in her lap.” Women, indeed, of energy, piety, or talent, have exercised a prodigious influence over their children. It
NUMBER ONE. is said that these commonly resemble their ONE hour lost in the morning by laying mothers in their intellectual qualities; and in bed will put back all the business of the that this fact accounts for the notorious day. deficiency in the sons of Tully and Lord Chesterfield. Cleobulus vainly urged his one month of labour in a year.
One hour gained by early rising is worth countrymen to educate their females; the
One hole in the fence will cost ten times few who followed his advice witnessed the as much as it will to fix it at once. beneficial result. We cannot be surprised One diseased sheep will spoil a flock. at the love of pleasure, frivolity, and ex- One unruly animal will learn all others ternal embellishment which distinguishes in company bad tricks. the mass; it is the vacancy of untutored One drunkard will keep a family poor and minds which is thus manifested: they feed make them miserable. upon husks, because no solid nourishment
One wife that is always telling how fine has been ever provided for them. In order her neighbour dresses, and how little she to arrest the evil, we must direct them to can get, will look pleasanter if she talks higher and nobler objects; we must educate about something else. them thoroughly, and with earnest dili- One husband that is penurious or lazy, gence. They will subsequently mould the and deprives his family of necessary.com, character of their sons, and impart to genius forts, such as their neighbours enjoy, is not and to virtue a softness and delicacy which as desirable a husband as he ought to be. can be found nowhere else. Their love and tenderness will render their influence per- of anger.
One kind word may turn aside a torrent manent and paramount, as“ in sweet and
One doubt may lead to disbelief. kindly tones and words they direct the
One glass of wine is better than two. opening mind to nature, to beauty, to acts One God alone can be God. of benevolence, to deeds of virtue, and to the source of all good, to God Himself.”
The great defect of domestic training in INDUSTRY.-If industry is no more than habit, general is the habit of cherishing pride and it is at least an excellent one. “If you ask me vanity in children, and of allowing them to which is the real hereditary sin of human nature
, have their own way in everything. It is do you imagine I shall answer, pride, or luxury
, forgotten that a spoilt child
must pass into lence. Whó conquers indolence, will conquer all a selfish and opposing world, and that the the rest." Indeed all good principles must stage contradictions and trials to which he must ' nate without mental activity.--Zimmerman.
SILLY people when they are shrived think RULES OF LIVING.-ADAPTED FROM THE GERMAN themselves cleansed of their sins, when they are only wiped of their money.
OF A, VON PLATEN. A POPULAR ERROR.- It is a mistaken idea that
(Continued from p. 117.) women talk more than men, arising from the fact that we pay them more attention.
13. Should any misfortune threaten to plunge "I FEEL,” said an old lady," that I've got about you into the deep gloom of despondency, stimuthrough with this world. "I shan't enjoy much late your courage by an effort of resignation. more trouble, nor suffer much more comfort."
14. Shun no toil, as the wise Seneca says, to “WHAT was the use of the eclipse ?" asked a
make yourself remarkable by some talent or young lady. “Oh, it gave the sun time for re
other. flection,” replied a wag.
15. Yet do not devote yourself to one branch A LEARNED divine was in the habit of preaching exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. so as to be rather beyond the comprehension of Give up no science entirely, for science is but his humble village hearers. The squire of his
one. parish met him one day, and asked him what the
16. Follow also the counsel of Garve; acquire duty of a shepherd was ? “To feed his flock, of the art and skill to render the whole man at least course," was the reply. “Ought he then," said tolerable, although you may gain your real reputhe squire, " to place the hay so high that but tation in the world by a single part only. To a few of the sheep can reach it ?"
rational man this attainment is obligatory. THE WIFE's CHANCE.-Late one night that 17. Let your watch-words be constant activity most miserable of all human beings, a drunken and daily contemplation of yourself and the ways husband, after spending his whole time at his of God. These will guard you against every false club, set out for home. *"Well,” said he to him- step. self, "if I find my wife up, I'll scold her : what
18. Allow yourself, moreover, as much recreabusiness has she to sit up, wasting fire and light, tion as is needful for you, but not more, unless eh? And if I find her in bed, I'll scold her: you would reap the reward of disagreeable feel. what right has she to go to bed before I get ings. home?"
19. Force yourself in the evil hour to no labour
except it be a positive duty. Yet, on the other A CURIOUS WAY FOR POPPING THE QUESTION hand, fly procrastination, which Young justly calls Most worthy of adoration,
the thief of time. These rules have their excep. And highly in estimation,
tions, not likely to be mistaken. After long consideration
20. Introduce changes in your reading and And serious meditation,
studies. Who reads but little at a time, retains I feel an inclination
that little the better. To become your relation.-S.D.
21. Guard against reading too much or too DR. B. was called to visit a lady in Chelsea. rapidly. Read rather with attention ; lay the book After continuing his calls for some weeks, she ex: read, and reflect upon it.
often down; impress on your mind what you have pressed her fears that it might be inconvenient
22. Weigh every step that you are about to take, for him to come so far on her account. “O,
whenever your passions become involved. How madam,” replied
the doctor, innocently, “I have often do things assume a different aspect, when another patient in the neighbourhood, and thus, they are fairly considered. you know, I kill two birds with one stone !” “Isn't the world older than it used to be?” in all that you have ascertained to be clear of
23. On the other hand, be prompt and decided said a young hopeful to his senior. "Yes; doubt, irreproachable, and in accordance with duty,
" I'hen what do folks mean by old and in which you can in no wise fear misconstructimes ?” “Go to bed, sonny, that's a good boy, tion. and we'll talk of these things on the morrow.' How to DECIPHER A RUNNING HAND. - When it pure and stainless to posterity. Let no end in
24. Maintain your name blameless, and deliver a friend at Glasgow writes to you about what duce a resort to questionable means. looks like the “Cluuuluug Cuuuuuu,” you may
25. In all things study moderation, a virtue safely conjecture that he means the “Chamber of
more difficult than it appears, but more neces. Commerce.” When he speaks of a pamphlet by sary than any other. Think not, however, that “M. de Cuuuuuu,” you know something of the writer's drist, and of the person named, conjection.
anything base can be ennobled by moderature that it is “de Cormenin" of whom he writes;
MAXIMS. but how are you to guess that “Suuuuluuuuu” is “Scaricalsino,” somewhere within a day's journey Refuse not to be informed, for that shows pride of Florence? or how even decipher, in the hand of or stupidity. some new correspondent, that "S.S. TIMmmmn" Humility and knowledge in poor clothes, ex. is Mr.“ J. G. Williams?"
cel pride and ignorance in costly attire. A GUEST at the Duke of Wellington's table Neither despise nor oppose what thou dost not blurted out the question, amid dead silence, understand. “Pray, Duke, were you surprised at Waterloo pu Happy that king who is great by justice, and With what a neat and easy turn of the wrist he ran that people who are free by obedience. the unhappy man through: "No, but I am now.”
DOMESTIC HINTS AND RECEIPTS.
TINCTURE FOR THE TEETH.-Take of Florentine iris root eight ounces, bruised cloves one
ounce, ambergris one scruple. Bruise the root, Washing.-A little pipe-clay dissolved in the and put the whole ingredients into a glass bottle, water employed in washing linen, cleans the with a quart of rectified spirits of wine. Cork dirtiest linen thoroughly, with about one-half close, and agitate it once a day for a fortnight, the labour, and saving full one-half of soap. The keeping it in a warm place. About a tea-spoonfal clothes will be improved in colour equally as if is sufficient at a time; in this a soft tooth-brush they were bleached.
should be dipped, and then worked into a lather TO CLEAN SILK.-Dresses cleaned by the fol- on the teeth and gums. It cleanses the teeth, lowing method have not the appearance of being strengthens the gums, and sweeteus the breath. cleaned :--Quarter of a pound of honey ; quarter Apply the tincture in the morning, and before reof a pound of soft soap; two wine glasses of gin; tiring to rest. three gills of boiling water. Mix and let stand To WASH CHINA CRAPE SCARFS.-If the fabric until blood-warm. Spread the silk on a clean be good, these articles of dress can be washed as table, with a cloth under it—there must be no frequently as may be required, and no diminution gathers. Dip a nail-brush into the mixture and of their beauty will be discoverable, even when the rub the silk well, especially where there are stains, various shades of green have been employed or the most dirt or spots, and with a sponge wet among other colours in the patterns. In cleaning the whole breadth generally, and rub gently. them, make a strong lather of boiling water ; suffer Then rinse the silk in cold soft water; hang it up it to cool; when cold, or nearly so, wash the scarf to drain ; and iron it damp. The quantity stated quickly and thoroughly;
dip it immediately in is for a plain dress.
cold hard water in which a little salt has been EXERCISE.- Exercise should not be continued thrown (to preserve the colours); rinse, squeeze, after the effort has become at all painful. Our and hang it out to dry in the open air; pin it at its muscles, like the rest of our bodies, are made extreme edge to the line, so that it may not in any susceptible of pain for the beneficent purpose that part be folded together; the more rapidly it dries we may know that they are in danger, and may the clearer it will be. thus be excited to do everything in onr power to TO PRESERVE FRUITS OR FLOWERS THE WHOLE remove them from it. It is a mistaken notion YEAR WITHOUT SPOILING.-Mix 1 lb. of nitre that exercise of all kinds and under all circum- with 2 lbs. of bole ammoniac and 3 lbs. of clean stances is beneficial. Unless it is adapted to the common sand; then, in dry weather, take frnit of condition of the muscles, it will prove the agent any sort, which is not fully ripe, allowing the of death-not the giver of health.
stalks to remain, and put them one by one into an BITING THE NAILS.--This is a habit that open glass until it is quite full: cover the glass should be immediately corrected in children, as, if with oiled cloth closely tied down. Put the glass persisted in for any length of time, it permanently 3 or 4 inches down in the earth, in a dry cellar, deforms the nails. Dipping the finger-ends in and surround it on all sides to the depth of 3 or some bitter tincture will generally prevent children 4 inches with the above mixture. The fruit from putting them to the mouth; but if this fails, will thus be preserved quite fresh all the fear as it sometimes will, each finger-end ought to be round. encased in a stall until the propensity is era- Both the Mauve and the Solferino are colours dicated.
that can now be manufactured of a durable dye, To FILL A DECAYED TOOTH.—The following but we are far from assuring any correspondent plan has been recommended to us by one who has that they will be certain to obtain them in any tested its efficacy: Procure a small piece of gutta- shop, not even in those of a respectable standing. percha, drop it into boiling water, then, with the We can, however, supply them with a test which thumb and finger, take off as much as you sup- they can practise at the cost of purchasing a small pose will fill up the tooth nearly level, and while sample of the article which they desire to add to in this soft state press it into the tooth; then hold their wardrobe. Having obtained this, let them on that side of the mouth cold water two or three soak it in vinegar, and then leave it to dry. I times, which will harden it.
the colour has flown, it will not have been the FLUID INK.-Ink may be rendered fluid by genuine: if it remain unchanged, they will be asputting into the ink-stand a small quantity, about sured of its continuing durable to the end of its the size of a pin's head, of prepared ox-galls, wear. which may be purchased at any artists' colour shop. SLEEP.-The amount of sleep requisite in a
RICE-FLOUR CEMENT.-An excellent cement state of health has been stated by the best authomay be made from rice-flour, which is at present rity to be, according to age, the following:-For used for that purpose in China and Japan. It is an infant, from fifteen to twenty hours; from the only necessary to mix the rice-flour intimately age of five to twelve, twelve hours; from the age with cold water, and gently simmer it over a fire, of twelve to sixteen, ten hours; from sixteen to when it readily forms a delicate and durable twenty-four, nine hours; afterwards seven hours cement, not only answering all the purposes of are sufficient. common paste, but admirably adapted for joining Much mischief often arises from sufficient care together paper, cards, &c., in forming the various not being taken to shade the eyes of the child from beautiful and tasteful ornaments which afford the sun, and hence diseases of the eye. Hoods of much employment and amusement to the ladies. holland or other materials are sometimes affixed When made of the consistence of plaster clay, to the perambulators, but they are attended with models, busts, bas relievos, &c., may be formed of the disadvantage of hiding the child from her it, and the articles, when dry, are susceptible of nurse, who ought never to lose sight of the high polish, and very durable.
said he, “as they will endeavour to impose upon THE HIVE.
your inexperience, let nothing induce you to buy a plaice that has any appearance of red or orange
spots, as they are the sure sign of an advanced ARREST OF DECAY.-You remember reading stage of decomposition.” My mother promised how upon a day not many years since, certain faithful compliance, in the innocence of her heart, miners, working far underground, came upon the and accordingly, when the fishwoman came to body of a poor fellow who had perished in the the door, she descended to show off her newlysuffocating pit forty years before. Some chymical acquired information. As it happened the woman agent to which the body had been subjected—an had little but plaice, and these she turned over agent prepared in the laboratory of nature-had and over, praising their size and freshness. But effectually arrested the progress of decay. They the obnoxious red spots on every one of them still brought it up to the surface, and for awhile, till it greeted my mother's dissatisfied eyes. On her crumbled away through exposure to the atmos- hinting a doubt of their freshness, she was met by phere, it lay there, the image of a fine sturdy the assertion that they were not long out of the young man. No convulsion had passed over the water, having been caught that morning. This face in death-the features were tranquil; the shook my mother's doubts for a moment, but hair was black as jet. No one recognised the remembering my father's portrayal of the face, a generation had grown up since the day | Brighton fishwoman's iniquitous falsehoods, she on which the miner went down his shaft for the gravely shook her head, and mildly observed, in last time. But a tottering old woman, who had all the pride of conscious knowledge, "My good hurried from her cottage at hearing the news, woman, it may be as you say, but I could not came up, and she knew again the face which think of buying any plaice with those very unthrough all these years she had never quite forgot. pleasant red spots.” The woman's answer was a The poor miner was to have been her husband the perfect shout--"Lord bless your eyes, mum! who day after that on which he died. They were rough ever seen any without 'em ?” A suppressed people, of course, who where looking on; a liberal giggle on the stairs revealed the perpetrator of education and refined feelings are not deemed the joke, and my father rushed off in a perfect essential to the man whose work is to get up ecstacy of laughter, leaving my poor, discomfited coals, or even tin; but there were no dry eyes mother to appease the angry sea nymph as she there when the grey-headed old pilgrim cast her- could.-Hood's Memorials. self upon the youthful corpse, and poured out to HUMILITY.-Humility is a virtue strongly reits deaf ear many words of endearment unused for commended by all, though practised by a very forty years. It was a touching contrast-the one few, and yet it is a subject to which everybody 80 old, the other so young. They had both been lends a willing ear. The master thinks it good young those long years ago; but time had gone doctrine for his servants, the laity for the clergy, on with the living and stood still with the and the clergy for the laity; but certain it is that dead.
nothing makes us so acceptable in the sight of the LEAP YEAR.—You can always know whether it Deity and man, as to rise high by our own is leap-year or not, by dividing the date of the exertions, and yet sink low in virtuous humi. year by four. If there is no remainder, it is leap- lity. year. If there be a remainder, it shows how many LIFE's HAPPIEST PERIOD. — Kingsley gives his years have elapsed since the last leap-year. evidence on this disputed point. He thus de
Wuoso is well instructed derives incomparably clares:-" There is no pleasure that I have ever more from the same reading than is possible to experienced like child's Midsummer holiday : one who is less prepared by mental culture, and the time, I mean, when two or three of us used to this as well by a greater facility and clearness of go away up the brook, and take our dinners with apprehension as by the collations of memory and us, and come home at night tired, dirty, happy, thought which connect themselves with whatever scratched beyond recognition, with a great noseis read.
gay, three little trout, and one shoe, the other A FARCE was produced in Bannister's time, having been used for a boat, till it had gone down under the title of Fire and Water.” “I predict with all hands out of soundings. How poor our its fate,” said he. “What fate?” whispered the Derby-days, our Greenwich dinners, our evening anxious author at his side. “What fate?” said parties, where there are plenty of nice girls, after Bannister; "why, what can fire and water pro- that! Depend upon it, a man never experiences duce but a hiss ?".
such pleasure or grief after fourteen as he does MUTUAL FORBEARANCE.--The venerable Philip before, unless in some cases in his first loveHenry understood this well, and when his son making, when the sensation is new to him.” Matthew, the commentator, was married, he sent A PARLIAMENTARY return justissued, shows that, these lines to the wedded pair :
within a circle of twenty miles radius, the General
Post-office being the centre, there are 234 com"Love one another, pray oft together, and see panies of enrolled volunteer riflemen, with a maxYou never both together angry be;
imum strength of 23,665, the minimum strength If one speak fire, t'other with water come; of 14,170, and a mean strength of 18,918. The apIs one provoked? be t'other soft and dumb,” | proximate numerical strength of the volunteer
artillerymen in the counties of Kent, Devon, and A JOKE UPON MRs. Hood.--At breakfast he Hants, amounts to 33 companies, with the mean offered to give my mother a few hints on buying strength of 2,235. Of rifles in the same counties, fish, adducing his own superior experience of the the companies are 113, and the mean strength sea as a reason for informing her ignorance as a 9,698. young housekeeper. “Above all things, Jane,"
THE WANDERER'S RETURN. How sweet'tis when for many years
We've roamed in foreign climes,
And scenes of bygone times,
And think, with tear-dimmed eye,
We've spent in days gone by.
Led by our fancy free,
On our fond mother's knee.
Assembled round the hearth;
They now lay still in death.
Whom we for years have loved,
A faithful friend has proved.
How swiftly flies the time,
Of days of “auld lang syne.” And if a tear does dim our eye
THE TESTS OF LOVE. Womax, whose magic the strongest disarms,
(Oh, that the Fates would avert it!) Often with too irrestible charms
Wins a true beart to desert it. Trust not the eyes that are lovingly glancing,
Trust not the lips that are laden with smiles, Trust not the tones to the soul so entrancing, She who so oft is man's pleasure enhancing
Fools him as oft with her wiles !
Fickle in heart as in action;
Distance dispelling attraction:
Often allures him, then deals him a blow, Turns in disdain from the lips she was pressing, Tortures the heart she was fondly caressing,
Makes him a victim of woe!
Heed not-with lofty devotion
'Mid the wild billows of ocean ! “Hearts" (80 misnomered) are often resigned
To the most worthless, if sons of Success Fitter for such than the good and refined; Slighted, forsaken, when Fate's adverse wind
Plunges their barks in distress!
Commonly love-proofs believed;
Him whom they erst have deceived.
To those by Fancy as seraphs endued; Absence, offliction, have proved them misguided, Broken their idols, their judgment derided,
Shattered their faith in the good! Such are love's tests, and by such tests alone
Can its real power be measured; Only by one or the other is shown
What hearts deserve to be treasured: Fanned by Proximity, Fortune, Attention,
That may be kept for awhile in a flame Which but for this might soon suffer declension, And by degrees, in a hopeless suspension, Lose both its aspect and name,
And sorrow fills our breast,
Who long have gone to rest,
Unto our heart is given,
Will soon be laid within the grave;
And flowers wave
Which I may have.
So joyful, when the happy hour Of sinking nature sets me free,
I'll seek the bowers Where spirits pure and lovely stay Awhile, to rest them on their way
'Mong fields of flowers. “ Yes! the time at length is here; I'm dying now; come kiss me, mother,
Heaven is near
I love to sit beneath some shady tree,
And hear the birds sing their sweet melody Ere they retire amid the foliage green. I love to gaze upon the summer sun,
When he is sinking in the far-off west, And like a traveller, his day's work done,
His journey ended, he must needs find rest, All things at eventide do seek repose, All save the stream, which onward, onward flows,
And never weary, never stops to rest. Just so it is with time; day after day, Year after year are quickly hurled away Into eternity, and ever lost,