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Life will be far more enjoyed, Permit me, kind friends, thus to introduce
If his hours are well employed, To your notice five letters, and point out their
Nor by trifling things annoyed,
Will he be! use. First, if you would be successful and thrive,
Be industrious, and you
Of earth's troubles will have few;
While your calling you pursue, If my form you will make in one, five, four, two, three;
Time will fly! And there's none, you must own, that can truly
Never can the idler know tell who Is more low in degree than five, three, four, one,
Half the joys found here below,
Which his Maker doth bestow two; But the most interesting of all I've here penn'd
From on high!
W. H. H. Is the two, four, five, three, one of the Family Friend.
13.-HISTORICAL ENIGMA. IAGO FFYNONAU.
a. Oxford. 6. Caen. C. Thames. d. Orm
kirk. e. Buxton. f. Earthquake. g. ReadingI am a word of five letters: cut off my tail, and October. you will find me used to indicate wants; adjust my tail, and behead me, you will find me a French Murmur, rum, rum. 17.-Disbelieving. 18.- The
14.-Dust-man, 15.–Stone, tone, ton, not. 1 pronoun; then curtail me once more, and a mea
letter E. 19.-Up-set. 20.-Grape, rape, per, sure you'll find. My whole is a fashionable young 21.– Newspaper, 22.-Straw. berry. 23.- A river. lady. 76.-TOWNS IN IRELAND ENIGMATICALLY
24:-TOWNS IN AMERICA ENIGMATICALLY EXPRESSED.
EXPRESSED. a. The French masculine for beautiful, and the a. Hamilton. 6. Buffalo. c. New York opposite to slow.
Louisville. e. Baltimore. f. Brooklyn. b. Part of a tree which always floats.
25. -Paper. 26.-a. Cart, car. b. Star, rata c. A pure element, and a narrow pass over a c. Dice, ice. d. Chin inch. e. Name, mean. river.
Cash, ash. g. Shoe, hoe. h. Sing, sin. & Wine d. The opposite to old, and a harbour,
wire. j. Cure, cur. e. A centre and a weight. f. The French for a party, a metal, and a trans
27.--ACROSTIC ENIGMA. parent glass.
a. Calais. 6. Heron.
c. Antelope. d. Rock. 77.-NUMBERED CHARADE.
e. Lunatic. f. Eiskoi.
Sheffield. My 11, 8, 9, 10 is used to fasten letters; my
28.-NUMBERED CHARADE. 8, 4, 5 is a small domestic animal; my 1, 7, 3 is to bind; my 2, 7, 11 is a possessive pronoun; my
Dictionary. 2, 7, 10, 5 is part of a sword; my 2, 4, 5 is worn
29.-HISTORICAL ENIGMA, on the head; my 6, 7, 8, 3 is a grain; and my whole is a favourite Christmas amusement.
a. Plato. 6. Elysium. c. Ramesis. 4. Itals.
e, Calliope. f. Lycurgus, g. Euripides, h, Solon 78.
-Pericles, My 4, 5, 6 is a texture of sedges; my 8, 3, 6 a
30.-Rush-light. 31.- Waterloo. 32-Wasp, domestic animal; my 1, 2, 3, 4, a measure; my paws, was, saw. 33.-Fac-simile. 8, 2, 3, 4 is to stuff; my 4, 3, 1 is a disorder of the mind; my 2, 3, 6 is a small mischievous animal
34.-TRANSPOSITION. my 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 is a play; my 2, 3, 4 is a horned Telegram, message animal; my whole is theatrical.
LADIES' NAMES ENIGMATICALLY DESCRIBED. I am soft and white, and am found both in the extreme north and south ; I am a source of great a. Anna. 6. Catherine. c. Caroline. d. Maramusement to school-boys, and no one can find tha. e. Frances. f. Charlotte. g. Lucretia. me in the heat of summer,
h. Ella. i. Elizabeth. j. Augusta.
36.-ACROSTIC CONUNDRUM.-A FLOWIE. ANSWERS TO THE ENIGMAS, &c.
a. Pensioner. 6. Renegado. C. Idleness. d.
MufNE. (On pp. 122, 125.)
37.-Cast-i-gate. 38.-Noon. BE NOT IDLE.
A BATCH OF POETS. .
a. Alexander Pope. 6. Robert Barns. c. Aler. Work that's suited to his mind,
ander Smith. d. Samuel Butler. ( Thomas And if he's that way inclined
Chatterton. f. William Wordsworth,
THE EDITOR TO HIS FRIENDS.
a gallon of water, with three pounds of double
refined sugar, and boil it to a candy height; then ADDRESS: 122, FLEET STREET, E.C., LONDON.
take it off the fire, and add the pulp of the oranges Wo should feel grateful to our subscribers, new
and lemons; keep stirring it until it is almost and old, if they would give a small attention to
cold, then put it into a vessel for use. our “Please Inform Me?” on the wrapper. There
27. C. BELLEY.-A REMEDY FOR SLEEPLESSare a great number of queries remaining unan
NESS.—How to get sleep is to many persons a swered, which we are sure need not be if our
matter of great importance. Nervous persons, friends made a point of consulting this depart- who are troubled with wakefulness and excitabiment of our Magazine. Although the information lity, usually have a strong tendency of blood on is sought for by only one person, it should not be
the brain, with cold extremities. The pressure of forgotten that thousands may be interested in it
the blood on the brain keeps it in a stimulated or at some future time. We are anxious that there wakeful state, and the pulsations in the head are should subsist a literary companionship between
often painful. Let such rise and chafe the body our readers, mutually beneficial and interesting and extremities with a brush or towel, or rub We invite questions, and are ever grateful for smartly with the hands, to promote circulation,
and withdraw the excessive amount of blood answers; we will always find space for them.
from the brain, and they will fall asleep in a few FIRST CLASS.
moments. A cold bath, or a sponge bath and Lizzie E. R.-W. Garbutt, jun.
- Agnese. — rubbing, or a good run, or a rapid walk in the Fanny (you are entitled to a first class; but we
open air, or going up or down stairs a few times just before retiring,
will aid in 'equalizing circu. intend doing something different from the old certificates; do not despair, we see improvement lation and promoting sleep. These rules are in the writing).-Anna Grey (like yourself, we do simple, and easy of application in castle or cabin, not generally approve lotteries; but there are ex
mansion or cottage, and may minister to the
comfort of thousands, who would freely expend ceptional cases, and we will consider whether the one you propose is amongst them; in the mean
money for an anodyne to promote "Nature's time, accept our best thanks for your generous
sweet restorer, balmy sleep.”-G, M, F. G. offer). -Captain J. R.-Edouard. - Eliza.-Well
28, GILBERT ASHTON.-TO REMOVE FRECKLES to-do (may you continue so).-Little Giggie (you FROM THE Face.- Dissolve, in half an ounce of have again omitted the solution).- Rosa F. (the lemon-juice, one ounce of Venice soap, and add a expression of your unabated interest is encou
quarter of an ounce each of oil of bitter almonds raging).Ada and Eva (we like the sentiment of and
delignated oil of Tartar. Place this mixture “Be not Idle," but not the execution).- Edwin in the sun till it acquires the consistency of ointand Lotty.-G. Coley.-Nellie (we hope your con
ment; when in this state, add three drops of the fession to a bad temper is exaggerated; certainly oil of rhodium, and keep it for use. Apply it to we cannot find it in the writing).- T. B. Dover.
the face in the following manner: Wash the parts D. M. R.-Rolando (a certificate shall at once be
at night with elder-flower water; then anoint prepared). -Narcissa (we have mislaid name and with the ointment. In the morning cleanse the address; favour us again).- Estelle (it may be skin from its oily adhesion by washing it copiously found in Croly's Life of Luther).-W. H. H. (we in rose-water.-G. M. F. G. always endeavour to respect your wishes).
29. GILBERT ASHTON. – To REMOVE THE
SMELL OF PAINT FROM A ROOM.-Place a vessel SECOND CLASS.
full of lighted charcoal in the middle of the room,
and throw on it two or three handfuls of juniper Georgina A. Lacy (do pardon the omission; we berries; shut the windows, the chimney, and the assure you that it was quite accidental).-A. W. door close. Twenty-four hours afterwards the V -g.-Jane Anne (Torquay, and not Torbay, room may be opened, when it will be found that is the favourite English watering-place of the the sickly, unwholesome smell will be entirely Rassian princes).-Mischief (how has this nom gone. The smoke of the juniper berry possesses de plume arisen ?)-Ethol (the reason that your this advantage, that should anything be left in enigma has only just been published is that our the room, such as tapestry, &c., none of it will be Pastime was much in advance of our current injured. Having seen this tried, I can guarantee requirements).-L. L. (see Wrapper).-Marie and its efficacy.-G. M. F. G. Elise (all in good time).-Mary Anne.-Rosemary. 30. ELOISE.- Al in Arabic is an inseparable -“Poor Richard."-Marguerite.--Tiny Tim (fair prefix. Its use is to render nouns definite, like for one so young; but we did not like to see in the English “the.” For instance, the Alkoran is one of your observations a little jesting with the Koran, or book by way of eminence. truth). The Comet.-Aline.-Annie Linton (the 31. MARIA.- TANNIN is an astringent subword you suggest has but one meaning, and that stance, existing in many plants, particularly in is “folly;" we were pleased to find that it has no the bark of the oak, chestnut, and in gall-nuts. charms for you).-Juanita (it shall meet with It is composed principally of gallic acid, and has attention).-F. S. Mills.-Verus Amicus.--Daisy the property of rendering the skins of animals H.
32. MATILDA. THE TELESCOPE is said to
have been invented by Juan Baptiste Porta, & QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Neapolitan nobleman. The earliest telescopes
were no more than a foot and a-half long. Simon 26. G. W.-TO MAKE SHERBET.-Take nine Marius in Germany, and Galileo in Italy, were Seville oranges and three lemons; grate off the the first who made telescopes of a length suitable yellow from the rinds, and put the raspings into for astronomical observations.
33. COUNTRY RAMBLER.- LABCH.—The Larix hundred and seventeen large tiles of gold, a large Europæa of botanists, a species of pine found in cistern of gold, and another of silver; together most of the mountainous districts of Europe : its with a female statue in gold, four feet and a-half bark yields a resinous juice, from which we obtain high. Such gifts as these, added to the luxuries the substance called Venice Turpentine ; it also by which he lived surrounded, have acquired for
his memory a sort of proverbial celebrity.
37. T. W.-Doomsday-book is believed to be the oldest record of England. It is the survey of the kingdom, begun by William the Conqueror. From that survey, it was intended that.judgment might be given upon the value, tenure, and services of all the lands in the kingdom. The precise date at which this survey was undertaken is not positively fixed by historians; but it is supposed to have been commenced in 1080, and completed in 1086. According to some authorities, the appellation of " doomsday-book” was given to the Conqueror's survey, because its decision upon questions of land tenure and the like was as irrevocable as the sentence on the Day of Judg. ment.
38. WOOLWICH.— The peculiar circles in meadows called "fairy rings" are caused by a species of fungi, which so completely absorbs all the nutriment of the soil where it grows as to prevent any other herb from growing on the same spot for some time afterwards.
39. FLORETTA.-The plant to which you allude is the pimpernel, commonly called the “Shepherd's Weather Glass.” The flowers are very sensitive, and the corallas never expand in rainy weather, or even when the air is moist. On the contrary, when the atmosphere is dry, and the sun shining, the flowers open. Pimpernel is a native weed well meriting a place in our gardens. The flowers of the common pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) are small, and of a yellowish scarlet,
with a purple circle in the centre. It continues secretes a kind of glue, called Oremburg Gum, to give out a succession of blossoms from June to and in the spring the buds are said to be covered September. with a resin analogous to the much-prized Balm of Mecca. In some parts an exudation appears most important, and the most indispensable item
40. SUFFERER.—DIARRHCA.-The first, the on the leaves of the tree, which concretes into | in the arrest and cure of looseness of the bowels what is called the Manna of Briangon.
is absolute quietude on a bed. Nature herself 34. OPTIMIST.-MELANCHOLY.-We know of always prompts this by disinclining us to loco. 110
better antidote against melancholy than con, motion. The next thing is to eat nothing but stant occupation, and we earnestly recommend
common rice, parched like coffee, and then boiled, that every hour should be filled up with a suc- and taken with a little salt and butter. Drink cession of labours of one kind or another. Reading little or no liquid of any kind. Bits of ice may is also good, but it must be that sort of reading eaten and swallowed at will. Every step taken which interests the mind-never the mere holding in diarrhea, every spoonful of liquid only aggra. of the book before the eyes, while the thoughts are vates the disease. If locomotion is compulsory; either stagnant or wildly wandering. If it should the misfortune of the necessity may be lessened be found impossible to fix the attention, lay the by having a stout piece of woollen flannel bound book aside, and take a brisk walk, not a languid tightly
round the abdomen, so as to be doubled saunter. Above all things, avoid that miserable in front, and kept well in its place. In the prac resource of shutting yourself up in your own tice of many years we have never failed to notice room, withdrawing from the family circle, sup- a gratifying result to follow these observances.posing that all these are uncongenial in spirit. Family Cyclopædia. 35. GLOVE.-S. G.-This word is derived from
41. FIRST INTRODUCTION OF BELLS INTO the Anglo-Saxon Glof, a cover for the hand. The ENGLISH CHURCHES.-Bells were first introduced etymology of the English
word shows an early by Paulinus, bishop of Nola, in Campania, A.D. 400; use of gloves in this country; In the middle ages first known in France in 556. Egbert commanded they formed a rich and costly article of the dress every priest, at the proper hours, to sound the bells of important personages.
of his church, in 750. In 900, bells were used in 36. MANCHESTER.-The name of Cræsus has churches by order of Pope John 1X., as a defence
, become a bye-word for wealth. He was the last by ringing them, against thunder and lightning: king of Lydia, and was conquered by Cyrus. His The first tuneable
set were put up in Croyland offerings to the temple of Delphi consisted of one Abbey in 960.
GOOD AS GOLD;
stem, and twig, and leaf was sharply OR,
traced as by the hand of a mighty master THE OLD TOLL-HOUSE.
in art. The peculiar character of each tree and shrub was grotesquely intensi
tified, so as to form most novel pictures. CHAPTER IV.
Never was seen to greater advantage the THE misty shadows of an autumn crooked, twisted boughs of the oaks, the evening of no common beauty surrounded tower-like elevations of the quaint elms, the Sandown landscape as with a sea, with the close green garniture of their gray, dim, distant, and dreamy, appearing lofty trunks, and the palm-like outspread. the more distant and dreamy as one by one ing of the branches at the summits of a few red lights shone out here and there the venerable patriarchs of that race. from cottages and farms, reminding one By the side of these lords of the leafy of Keat's
world, the more graceful and fragile trees “Charmed magic casements, opening on the appeared minutely and beautifully devefoam
loped, as timid dependants and attached Of perilous seas, in fairy lands forlorn."
companions. Everything in the scene looked unreal, Over this magic scene shone brilliantly strange, fantastic.
from the first decline of day one southern The Grange and the old towers presented star ; but as the gloom of coming night masses of sombre shade sublimely ex. shed every moment a greater solemnity, aggerated against a light background of and the air grew more deathly still, sky of the most delicate tints conceivable. another and another star came forth, and Nothing could be more exquisite than then the full moon rolled forth from her the beauty of the contrast of this pure cloudy hills in all the majesty of her lovesoft heaven, and the dark objects pro- liness, and the Autumn Evening was no jected against it. Here and there a more! cottage stood out with a spectral white- During its evanescent reign, a pleaness amidst trees whose outlines were so sure-boat floated down the Holm Moss curiously distinct, that the form of every stream on its way to the sea.
It was a light and graceful cutter, she repeated, wringing her hands. It with white sails spread, in hopes to catch was the faithless Beauty of Sandown, a favouring breeze, but no breeze came; whom the treacherous Ferris had enthe weather was a dead calm.
snared to be the companion of his flight On the deck were two seamen and a from England, while George Fielding was boy, and two passengers—a gentleman detained in London, as his employer had and a lady.
planned he should be. The former wore a long and large With the dawn of day the wind rose travelling cloak, with a deep collar but- tremendously. Many a person, safe on toned high over the chin, and a fur- land, was roused from sweet sleep by the edged velvet cap tied down over the ears. noise of the rushing wind, as it seemed Of his face very little was to be seen. to strike the sides of their dwelling and
The lady wore a close bonnet and thick threaten to annihilate it, and then “ God veil. Her figure was enveloped in shawls protect the ships at sea !” was their and mantles as a defence against night- natural prayer. chills.
But how could that treacherous fugi. The bronzed helmsman sang of “ The tive from justice-how could that faithSaucy Arethusa ;" the boy fell asleep less breaker of her sacred promises hope for on a coil of ropes; the respectable old God's protection in their imminent peril. inariner who was captain and owner of Ferris neither hoped for it, nor asked the cutter, sat by the mast, watching the for it; the cold sceptic was a sceptic in water and the clouds with a critical, danger as in security; he hoped nothing, thoughtful eye.
and feared nothing. The sneer that was The two passengers remained on the so familiar to his face was there when deck, the lady silent, or speaking only in the victim of her own vanity and his monosyllables, and in tremulous tones, villany exclaimed that the storm was a while her companion talked to her long judgment on her, she knew it was, and and earnestly, and with most persuasive insisted on being taken back home. arguments, striving to calm her fears, All day after the gallant little cutter and animate her with hopes of the future. battled with stormy wind and wave,
The full moon had reached the highest and had almost reached the French eoast point of her heavenly ascent, and still the at nightfall, when a furious billow sudcutter was sailing on, now more swiftly, denly dashed over the mast-head - and over swelling waves of molten silver. when that awful wave had disappeared
But soon the wind freshened — the in the white foam, the boat had disapqueen of the night was obscured by peared with it! wildly drifting clouds and the little ves- While the cutter was commencing its sel began to toss to and fro fearfully. last fatal trip, the toll-keeper of San
The two passengers descended to the down and the landlord of the “ Jolly cabin, where the lady, in an agony of ill- Farmer" were holding one of their usual ness and of terror, alternately screamed, gossips by the road gate. wept, prayed, and entreated wildly to be The innkeeper's troublesome gout had taken back to the shore, and to be re-confined him much in-doors of late, but stored to her home.
it was better now, and he enjoyed getting Vainly her companion tried to soothe out to the seat under the hollow elm, to her, to show her the impossibility of smoke his pipe, listen to the creaking return, and to encourage her with assur sign, and look out for guests. ances that the French harbour would He had been put to much inconvenience soon be reached, and that the seamen and some loss in his business by the ab. were fully equal to the safe management sence of George, which he grumbled about of the cutter, even through a much worse now and then, especially when he was in gale than they were likely to experience pain. His family said that he missed at present.
his son very much indeed, and was altered si Oh, no, no! we shall be drowned !" I in his temper.