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WILD FLOWERS.

CULTIVATED FLOWERS.

Why would a spider be a good correspondent ? HEALTH AND MONEY.There is this difference Because he drops a line by every post.

between these two temporal blessings-health and A young woman meeting a learned doctor, in money: money is the most envied, but, the least the square of a certain town, asked him where she enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least might find a shopkeeper whom she wanted. The envied; and this superiority of the latter is still doctor gave the following direction:-“Move your more obvious when we reflect that the poorest pedestrian digits along the diagonal of this rect man would not part with his health for money, but angle, in a line perpendicular to the earth's equa that the richest would gladly part with all his tor, till you arrive at the junction of the two sides. I money for health, Diverge then to the left, at right angles-Perge Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, for about fifty paces in that quadrangle, and you Whose short refresh upon the tender green, will have ocular demonstration of him, standing Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show, in an orifice made in an edifice for the purpose of And straight is gone, as it had never been... illumination.”

Daniel, CURRAN.--Curran was once asked what an Irish 1 Nations in a state of war are like individuals in gentleman, just arrived in England, could mean a state of intoxication-they frequently contract by perpetually putting out his tongue. "I sup- debts when drunk which they are obliged to pay pose," replied the wit, “he's trying to catch the when sober. English accent!

By reading we enjoy the dead, by conversation Diderot has said, that in order to write well on the living, and by contemplation ourselves. the subject of females, it would be necessary to Memory acts on the thought like sudden heat dip the pen in the dyes of the rainbow, and dry upon a dormant fly; it wakes it up from the dead. the paper with powder borrowed from the wings puts new life into it, and it stretches out its wings, of the butterfly.

and buzzes round as if it had never slept.-HaliA Yankee has just invented a method to catch burton. rats. He says: “ Locate your bed in a room Good breeding is a guard upon the tongue; the much infested by these animals, and, on retiring, misfortune is, that we put it on and off with our put out the light. Then strew over your pillow fine clothes and visiting faces, and do not wear it some strong-smelling cheese, three or four red where it is wanted-at home! herrings, some barley meal or new malt, and a No ordinary misfortune, no ordinary mis-governsprinkling of dried codfish. Keep awake till you ment, will do so much to make a nation wretched find the rats at work, then make a grab,

as the constant progress of physical knowledge TO BECOME Tain-The following may be and the cor

and the constant effort of every man to better himconsidered one of the most successful prescriptions self will do to make a nation prosperous. in procuring leanness: Take of anxiety as much There are many people whose whole wisdom as you can carry; of labour, twelve hours; of consists in hiding their want of it. sleep, five hours ; of food, one meal; of dis The violet grows low, and covers itself with its appointed love, one season : of blighted friendship, own leaves, and yet of all flowers yields the most half-a-dozen instances. Let these ingredients be delicious and fragrant smell. Such is humility. mixed carefully with a considerable weight of A writer beautifully remarks that a man's

mind from which all religious remedies | mother is the representative of his Maker. Mishave been excluded, and excessive leanness will fortune, and even crime, set no barriers between be produced.

her and her son. While his mother lives, a man "Is your horse perfectly gentle, Mr. Trotter ?” will have one friend on earth who will not desert “Perfectly gentle, sir-the only fault he has got him when he is ready to despair. Her affection if that be a fault-is a playful habit of extending flows from a pure fountain, and ceases only at the the hinder hoofs now and then.” “By 'extend ocean of eternity. ing the hinder hoofs,' you don't mean kicking, I THE ONLY PLACE.-Home can never be transhope?" "Some people call it kicking, Mr. Green, ferred, never repeated in the experience of an inbut it is only a slight reaction of the muscles-a dividual. The place consecrated to parental love disease rather than a vice.” Exit Green, whistling. | by the innocence and sports of childhood is the

Which are the most industrious letters - The only home of the human heart. Bees. Which are the most extensive letters ? Sir Walter Scott used to repeat the following The Seas. Which are the most masculine let-striking lines as an inscription found at Melrose ters ? - The He's. Which are the egotistical Abbey :letters - The I's. Which are the leguminous “The earth goeth on the earth, glistering in gold; letters - The Peas. Which are the sensible The earth goes to the earth sooner than it wold;' letters - The Wise.

The earth builds on the earth castles and towers; NICE DEFINITIONS.There is a trifling differ- The earth says to the earth, ‘All shall be ours ! ence between-lst. Treading the boards, and All may mend, and sympathies are healing, and walking the plank. 2nd. Being a dead shot and reason hath its influence with the worst; and in being shot dead, 3rd. Making money, and making those worst is ample hope, only if thou have

charity and faith, A biography of Robespierre, which appeared He that blows the coals in quarrels he has in an Irish paper, concludes in the following ludi- | nothing to do with has no right to complain if crous manner: This extraordinary man left no l the sparks fly in his face. Children behind him except his brother, who was 1. Better to be brought up at a good mother's killed at the same time,”

knee than at the feet of a Gamaliel.

coins.

anable thread; and as bobiect of his wifning the usual those ears mostonsidered as pamer evening,

THE HIVE.

Philip, since, as an elegant writer (Pindar) remarks. “ for the first he was indebted to his gene

ral; for the second to his horge; and his wife is MƏN OF LOW ESTATE BUT LOFTY SOULS. shrewdly suspected of having helped him to the Heyne. the celebrated German classical scholar, third." stands pre-eminent. His father was a poor weaver, WEATHER FORETOLD BY THE ROBIN. - Few who was not able to pay even at the lowest rate for observers of nature can have passed unheeded the his instruction in the common elements of learn- sweetness and peculiarity of the song of the robin, ing. The youth had a strong desire to learn and its various indications with regard to atmoLatin, and a son of his schoolmaster consented to spheric changes-the mellow liquid notes of teach him at fourpence a week; but Heyne was spring and summer, the melancholy sweet pipings unable to pay even this pittance. One day he was l of autumn, and the jerking chirps of winter. In sent for bread; and as he went he pondered sor- spring, when about to change his winter song for rowfully on this great object of his wishes, and the vernal, he for a short time warbles in so unentered the bakery in tears. On learning the usual a strain as at first to startle and puzzle cause of his grief, the kind-hearted baker promised even those ears most experienced in the notes of to pay the fee required, at which Heyne says he | birds. He may be considered as part of the nawas quite intoxicated with joy; and as he ran, turalist's barometer. On a summer evening, ragged and barefoot, through the streets, tossing though the weather be in an unsettled and rainy the loaf of bread in the air, it slipped from state, he sometimes takes his stand his hand and rolled into the gutter. This | “On the topmost twig that looks up to the sky,". accident, and a sharp reprimand from his mother, or on the house-top," singing cheerfully and who could not well afford such a loss, brought sweetly. When this is observed, it is an unerring him to his senses. He continued his lessons for promise of succeeding fine days. Sometimes, nearly two years, when his young teacher told him though the atmosphere be dry and warm, he may he had taught him all he knew. Heyne after- / be seen melancholy, chirping and brooding in 3 wards was celebrated for his great superiority in bush, or low in a hedge: this promises the reclassical learning; so that at his death, it was said verse of his m the university where he was Professor had lost its LA WIFE's PRAYER.-We do not assume that chief distinction and honour for half a century. we recognise that which is truly beautiful in all

SIXPLICITY OF DRESS.-Female loveliness never that makes humanity approach to the Divine; but appears to so good advantage as when set off with if there is anything that comes nearer to the imsimplicity of dress. No artist ever decks his ploration of Ruth to Naomi than the subjoined, angels with towering feathers and grand jewellery; we have not seen it :-“Lord ! bless and preserve and our dear human angels, if they would make that dear person whom thou hast chosen to be my good their title to that name, should carefully | husband: let his life be long and blessed, com. avoid ornaments which properly belong to Indian fortable and holy; and let me also become a great squaws and African princes. These tinselries | blessing and comfort unto him, a sharer in all his may serve to give effect on the stage or upon a Ijoys, a refreshment in all his sorrows, 8 meet ball-room floor, but in daily life there is no sub | helper for him in all the accidents and changes in stitute for simplicity. A vulgar taste is not to be the world: make me amiable for ever in his eyes, disguised by gold or diamonds.

and for ever dear to him. Unite his heart to me EARLY RISING.-Dr. Wilson Philip, in his in the dearest love and holiness, and mine to him “Treatise on Indigestion,” says—“Although it is in all sweetness, charity, and compliance, Keep

nsequence to the debilitated to go early to me from all ungentleness, all discontentedness, bed, there are few things more hurtful to them and unreasonableness of passion and humour; than remaining in it too long. Getting up an hour | and make me humble and obedient, useful and or two earlier often gives a degree of vigour observant, that we may delight in each other ac which nothing else can procure. For those who cording to Thy blessed word, and both of us may are not much debilitated and sleep well, the best rejoice in Thee, having our portion in the love rule is to get out of bed soon after waking in the and service of God for ever." morning. This at first may appear too early, for TRUE FRIENDSHIP,--A definition of true friend the debilitated require more sleep than the ship is not difficult, though unhappily the requihealthy; but rising early will gradually prolong site ingredients are rare. According to Pliny, the the sleep on the succeeding night, till the quan- old Roman friendship was a composition of sevetity the patient enjoys is equal to his demand for ral ingredients, of which the principal was union it. Lying late is not only hurtful by the relaxa of hearts, a fine flower that grew in several parts tion it occasions, but also by occupying that part of the empire; sincerity, frankness, disinterestedof the day at which exercise is most beneficial." ness, pity, and tenderness, of each an equal qual

How to SUBDUE PRIDE.-To quell the pride, tity; these were all blended togecher with two even of the greatest, we should reflect how much rich oils, which were called rerpetual kind wishes we owe to others, and how little to ourselves. and serenity of temper; and the whole was strongly Philip, having made himself master of the Potidæa, perfumed with the desire of pleasing, which gave received three messengers in one day. The first it a most grateful smell, and was a sure restorabrought him an account of a great victory gained | tive in all sorts of vapours. This cordial, thus over the Illyrians by his general, Parmenio; the prepared, was of so durable a nature, that no second told him that he was proclaimed victor at length of time could waste it; and what is very the Olympic games; and the third informed him remarkable (says our author), it increased in of the birth of Alexander. But there was nothing | weight and value the longer you kept it. This in all these events that ought to have fed the fine recipe has been most grossly adulterated by vanity, or that would have justified the pride ot | the moderns,

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na | the purpose of cleaning; and, as articles intended DOMESTIC HINTS AND RECEIPTS.

solely for ornament may not be so highly annealed as others, without any fraudulent negli

gence on the part of the manufacturer, it will be CARE OF LINĖN.-One of the most important

proper never to apply water to them beyond a departments in the management of a household

tepid temperature. An ingenious and simple is that which embraces a care of linen. Accord

| mode of annealing glass has been some time in ingly, when this is well dried and put away in the use by chemists. It consists in immersing the wardrobe, the next part of our duty is to secure it

vessel in cold water, gradually heated to the boilfrom the effects of damp and the inroads of in

ing point, and suffered to remain till cold, when it sects. These intruders are often destructive, but

will be fit for use. Should the glass be exposed to they may be prevented from doing injury by a la hizher temperature than that of boiling water, judicious mixture of aromatic shrubs and flowers, it will be necessary to immerse it in oil. Having cut up and sewn in silken bags, and the drawers and

thus guarded against fractures, we naturally come shelves interspersed by them. Rosemary, lavender.

to the best modes of repairing them when they thyme, cedar shavings, roses, powdered sassafras,

casually take place, for which purpose various cassia, lignea, mixed with a few drops of otto of

mixtures have been proposed; and it will here be rose or other strong perfume, may be agreeably

sufficient to select only those which excel in neatadopted for this purpose. In all cases, it will be

ness and facility. Perhaps the best cement, both found that the linen, as well as all other washable

for strength and invisibility, is that made from articles, will be economised by being examined

mastic. The process, indeed, may be thought and where necessary, carefully repaired previous

tedious; but a sufficient quantity may be made at to their admission to the laundry. The articles

once to last a lifetime. To an ounce of mastic add ought also to be numbered and arranged after

as much highly-rectified spirits of wine as will washing, so as to have their regular turn in do

dissolve it. Soak an ounce of isinglass in water mestic use. Another saving will be found in

until quite soft, the dissolve it in pure rum or purchasing soap in large quantities, cutting it in brandy until it forms a strong glue, to which add pieces of about a pound weight each, and keeping about a quarter of an ounce of gum ammoniac, it in a place of moderate temperature. As linen

well rubbed and mixed. Put the two mixtures is sometimes scorched in the getting up, without

together in an earthen vessel over a gentle heat; actually being burned through, the effect may be when well united, the mixture may be put into a removed by the following means:

phial and kept well stopped. When wanted for To remove Scorching from Linen. -- Add to use, the bottle must be set in warm water, when & quart of vinegar the juice of half a dozen large the china or glass articles must also be warmed onions, about an ounce of soap rasped down, a

and the cement applied. It will be proper that quarter of a pound of fuller's earth, one ounce of

the broken surfaces, when carefully fitted, shall lime, and one ounce of pearlash or any other

be kept in close contact for twelve hours at least, strong alkali. Boil the whole until it is pretty

until the cement is fully set, after which the thick, and lay some of it on the scorched part,

fracture will be found as secure as any part of the suffering it to dry. It will be found that on

vessel, and scarcely perceptible. It may be aprepeating the process for one or two washings, the

plied successfully to marbles, and even to metals. mark will be completely removed without any When not provided with this cement, and in a additional damage to the linen: provided its hurry, the white of an egg well beaten with quicktexture is not absolutely injured as well as dis

lime and a small quantity of very old cheese, forms coloured.

an excellent substitute either for broken china or CHINA AND GLASS WARE.—The best material old ornamental glass-ware. It is also a fact well or cleaning either porcelain or glass-ware is ascertained, that the expressed juice of garlic is fuller's earth ; but it must be beaten into a fine an everlasting cement, leaving no mark of fracpowder, and carefully cleared from all rough or ture, if neatly done. These are fully sufficient for nard particles, which might endanger the polish every useful purpose; but we may still further obof the brilliant surface. In cleaning porcelain it serve, in respect to the cement of quicklime, that must also be observed that some species require it may be improved if, instead of cheese, we subWore care and attention than others, as every stitute the whey produced by boiling milk and person must have observed that china-ware in vinegar, separating the curd carefully, and beat

amon use frequently loses some of its colours. ing up with half a pint of it, the whites of six e red, especially of vermilion, is the first to go, eggs, adding the sifted quicklime until it forms a ecause that colour, together with some others, is thick paste, which resists both fire and water.

on by the Chinese after burning. The modern SILK A PROTACTION AGAINST INFECTION.-A Chinese porn

nese porcelain is not, indeed, so susceptible of silk covering of the texture of a common handker

rabbing or wearing off, as vegetable reds are chief is said to possess the peculiar property of w used by them instead of the mineral colour. resisting the noxious influence and of neutralizing Much of the

n of the red now used in China is actually the effects of malaria. It is well known that such produced by the anotto extracted from the cut is the nature of malaria poison, that it is easily tings of

of scarlet cloth, which have long formed an decomposed by even feeble chemical agents. Now, e of exportation to Canton. It ought to be it is probable that the heated air proceeding from 1 for granted that all china or glass-ware is the lungs may form an atmosphere within the Tempered ; yet a little careful attention may veil of silk, of power sufficient to decompose the misplaced, even on that point: for though miasma in its passage to the mouth, although it

utal china or glass-ware is not exposed to may be equally true that the texture of the silk

tion of hot water in common domestic use, covering may act mechanically as a non-conou may be injudiciously immersed in it for ductor,

your bither rig on wholicial re

FAMILY COUNCIL.

Apply these principles, dear Marion, to your mode of dealing with your husband, and you will

find it the best means of combating against the LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL.

difficulties of your situation; nay, it is the only The Letters this month are highly creditable. way by which you may hope to bring about an comprising compositions that would do no dis

amendment. credit to more experienced writers. The best are

When you perceive the fire ready to break ont marked by elevated feeling and good sense. They

do not assist its ignition, or add fuel to the flame are by Emma S.P. (who traces back the arts of by returning like for like; do not meet the hasty domestic unhappiness to their chief source-an expression with one equally bitter; and by all imprudent choice in marriage, and wilfulness in

means never struggle for the last word, but, if the young), A. G., W. Y. Somerville, Nina

possible, as soon as you perceive the colour mount Gordon, Alfred A., and Marguerite,

and the eye flash (a sure indication of what is to follow), retire from the scene, not with a bang of

the door, but with coolness and self-possession. MY DEAR MARION,

Solitude will work wonders in abating the tempest

within, and in hastening the reaction from fierce I am as much surprised as pained by the

passion to calm serenity of mind: he will then contents of your letter, for a bad temper is certainly the last failing I should have imagined your

have opportunity for reflection, which will bring

him to his better self; reason will be reinstated William possessed. But we must live with per

in her rightful place, and the moments of calm sons to know their real character and disposition;

consideration which succeed will most likely be & few weeks of daily and hourly intercourse will

employed in beneficial regrets, which, though they reveal both good and bad qualities, which an

may not produce a permanent reformation, will by acquaintance of as many years, occurring occa

no means hinder its progress. sionally or at stated intervals, would not discover.

That quaint old writer, Fuller, remarks, when Thus, darling, those faults which were so effectu

speaking of the characteristics of a good wife, ally concealed by your lover, are soon most painfully manifested now he has become yonr husband.

“She never crosseth her husband in the spring.

tide of his anger, but stays till it be ebbing But it is folly to expect perfection in any human

water. Surely men, contrary to iron, are worse to character: even with the most amiable there is

be wrought upon when they are hot." always some idiosyncrasy which tries our patience,

Thus, if retreat be impossible or inconvenient, and necessitates the practice of self-denial, self

endeavour by all means to keep your own temper; control, and forbearance, and to test our affection. You know what the poet says :

always retain your presence of mind, and, by the

exercise of self-control, keep a guard upon your « The kindest and the happiest pair

tongue until the storm has subsided. Then choose Will find occasion to forbear;

a fitting occasion to point out to him the un. · And something, every day they live,

reasonableness of his conduct, and even if your To pity, and, perhaps, forgive."

arguments are ineffectual in convincing him of

his error, you will at least have the satisfaction Although, my dear Mary, you are in a position of having done your best; and, by this command which requires the exercise of these virtues in no of

no of your own temper, you will gain an immense ordinary degree, yet it is a case by no means so

advantage and superiority, which you would hopeless and incapable of amelioration as by the

inevitably lose did you yield to the commotions of tenor of your letter you seem to imagine. Had mind which a sense of injustice or feeling of selfyou been allied to a spendthrift, a profligate, or a gambler, I could have given you little comfort;

pity would be apt to call up.

But, Mary, I cannot write to you on this subject your future prospects would then be any

longer, as I shall address a letter to your husband; thing but enviable or happy. Now, you say that

for of course, as the forbearance and self-denial William is none of these; but of steady, domestic should not be all on one side, neither should habits, fond of his home and fireside, and of the

advice be given to one only. society of his wife, yet exceedingly violent and

For the present, my dear, I bid you adieu, hoping passionate in temper upon the slightest contra

that when again I hear from you, it will be news diction being offered to his wishes. Now, I can

of a change for the better in your domestic life not say a word in vindication of ill-temper of any kind---neither the passionate nor the sulky will

and prospects admit of the least excuse--yet of the two evils

Your affectionate Mother, the former is preferable in a companion : being

EMMA BUTTERWORTH. of shorter duration, it is less irritating in its effects. The continual “nagging" of a fretful person, like the continual dropping which wears away the

MY DEAR MARY,hard and impenetrable rock, will, in time, diminish and undermine the strongest love; but rage which

It was with a feeling of sadness that I comes on in paroxysms soon exhausts itself by its perused your letter, which reveals that you have own violence and fury. The mind of a passionate | thus early discovered flaws in the temper of the person is like a fire which, burning fiercely, soon chosen of your heart. I am truly sorry, but yet dies out, if no fuel be added to replenish the flame; \ I do not see any occasion for the deep despondency but so long as we continue to heap on combustible you manifest. Perhaps, my dear girl, you exmaterials, the burning will go on. If a house pected that your beloved was, in himself, the em were on fire none but a madman or an incendiary bodiment of all perfection; if so, you are indeed would throw inflammable matter into the blazing disappointed; but you must acknowledge yout mase,

I had no right to expect any such thing, and you

inight have learned from your favourite poet to storm of passion. How shall you meet it? By a moderate your expectations, assured by him that similar outburst-giving raging for raging, and a

torrent of angry words ? Most certainly not, for “The wisest and the happiest pair

by such a course you would but aggravate the Will find occasion to forbear;

evil you desire to cure; your character would sink And something, every day they live,

fathoms in the eyes of your husband; you would To pity, and, perhaps, forgive."

become less than his equal in temper-for such

outbreaks are far worse in woman than in manBut, after all, dear Mary, your disappointment is

and, as a natural consequence, your influence for but partial. With regard to the main elements of

good would be destroyed. But, in contradiction character-high principles-true, earnest love

to all this, let it be your office to pour the oil of happily you are not deceived; it is only temper.

gentleness on passion's tempestuous waves to Still I am well aware that temper is a very important thing, and a bad temper will embitter the

hear the angry, unjust words in silence, or, if you

| reply at all, with the soft answer that turns cup of domestic happiness. But I have hope for

away wrath, and the storm will abate much sooner you, my dear Mary, because your request for

than you expect, and your husband will doubtless advice shows that you are alive to your duty and

appreciate your forbearance, respect your cominfluence as a wife, and desirous of acting the part of a wise woman.

mand of temper, and, if I judge him rightly, will

anticipate your desire to remonstrate by a frank Now, as a bad temper is undoubtedly a mis

confession of wrong, and a request that you will fortune to its possessor, I think we ought to regard

forgive and forget all his hard speeches. all such as labouring under an infirmity, and

That my dear Mary may be enabled to subdue, therefore, having peculiar claims to gentle and

by the power of the law of love, and bear all her considerate treatment. This being my view of the

trials with a “meek and quiet spirit," is the case, you will not be surprised when I advise you to cultivate a habit of self-watchfulness, as a

prayer of her

Ever-loving Mother, means to aid you in the endeavour to keep your own temper under rigid control. This is abso.

LILY H. lutely necessary if you would preserve your influence over your husband, and thus become the

AGBREABLE. guardian angel of his peace, as well as a real help An ice on a hot day.-ALPHA. mate in the difficult work of self-conquest. Your A moonlight walk with those we love.-J.C.L. feelings, perhaps, will often be inclined to over « Home" to the tired wanderer.-NELLIB, leap the imposed restraint, and you may have to The return of spring after a severe winter.fight many an inward battle in order to preserve G. A. outward meekness and forbearance; but, my dear A pleasant picnic party on a summer's day. Mary, you know where to look for the requisite | A. G.

strength; and, as to the motive, I think you can Giving your umbrella to a friend, and yourself 3 need no other than your love supplies. Then I walking in the rain.-LUCINDA B.

would have you recollect that it is little things Being a member of the Letter-Writing Council, that generally put people out of temper-little 1 and being praised by the editor, - EMMA S. P. acts of thoughtlessness, little neglects, little dis- The charming effect of a genial temper.appointments; therefore, as far as possible, en. | LILY H. deavour to remove these little stumbling-blocks Finding yourself well remembered in your forout of your companion's way. In all your house- tieth cousin's will.-LITTLE GIGGIB AND ADA hold arrangements be orderly and punctual, es AND Eva. pecially with regard to meal-times. My dear The "lover upon trial.”-FANNY. mother used to say to me, "Be sure, Mary, never Praise from those we love.-H. I. H. to keep your husband waiting for dinner, for a To meet with one in whom good sense and good hungry man is an angry man." Now, as hunger feeling are combined.-STEPHANIB. is an unpleasant sensation, it is a pity to add to A good fire after a walk in the snow. -HBCK. it the still more unpleasant feeling of anger, when 1 MONDWIKE. a little careful forethought might appease the one The poetry of social intercourse.-W. Y. S. and prevent the other.

The joy that cometh after pain.-PINK, Be ready, my dear Mary, cheerfully to yield Making amends for a fault, and finding we have your own will and your own preferences in sub-l not done so in vain. -ALEXANDER. jection to your husband's. You may, perhaps, The communion o'the wise and good.-ELSPIB,

say it seems hard to be required always to give Seeing one's name in print for the first time.-3 up one's own will to another. Now, I don't thir SELINA.

it is so very bard, if that other is one you love. The sunshine after a storm.-MIGNONETTE. And, besides, I am very much mistaken if you A lady's plea when she wishes to excuse herself will be always required to act the self-denying from a disagreeable visit.-MIGNONETTE, part; only set the example: let your companion see that you study him before yourself, and I will

ACTION. venture to predict that he will become ashamed of An index to character. -ALPHA. his selfishness, and, yielding to the gentle, but The graceful prancing of a steed.-J.C. L. constantly operating influence of his wife, he will, Rowing against wind and tide.-NBLLIE. in the majority of cases, refer back to her choice The antidote to ennui.-G. A. what she is so read y to give up to his.

The full determination of an energetic mind to But I will suppose that, notwithstanding all | do more and promise less.-A, G. your endeavours to preserve the bond of domestic What a Frenchman is never deficient of peace, you are surprised now and then by a violent E. E. W,

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