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ELECTRICAL RECREATIONS,

Complete, Celina makes me her prime pet; The marvellous Fountain.-Suspend a vessel of Nor do I cause the poetess regret : water from the arch, and place in the vessel a | Transposed, I am a pet consider'd still; capillary syphon. The water will at first issue This garden-seated, that enjoying hill. by drops only; but when the wheel is put in motion, there will be one continual stream of water; and if the electrification be strong, a

CHARADE. number of streams will issue in the form of a

CELINA, by admirers styled divine, cone. The stream will appear quite luminous in Sat in her bower of fragrant eglantine : the dark.

She studied Tasso's most applauded tome,
Then cast a bright glance on her castle-home :

She saw then, clearly, far above her bower, ENGLISH COUNTIES; HISTORICAL

My first part move above the tallest tower. ENIGMA.

An olden tenant of the broad domain, Ip any love the pensive sigh,

The lady noticed, moving o'er the plain; Now let him bring the Poet nigh,

Her arbour stood, on elevated spot, Whose tender lines and gentle lay

Whence was perceived, such tenant's tiny cot. Sooth'd, at the Leasowes, care away.

While viewing scene, now set before her eyes, -Then him who in each glowing line

My second part she saw without surprise : Declares the woes to Palestine :

Such part obtains the esteem of swain or cit; O charm us with his presence here,

'Tis early noticed in Mosaic writ. And let his name salute our ear.

'Twas deem'd of value by the early sage, -Next I would his fair name review

Who ruled as patriarch in a simple age; Who brings the marvellous in view,

'Tis prized at present, I do simply sins, And well his talents did employ

By peasant, peer, philosopher, or king. On famed Partenopex of Blois.

My whole is noticed on the land or sea; -Now from the last-named author turn,

Sometimes sustaining the first part of me; To her who wept o'er IIenry's urn ;

At other times, without such decking plume, Whose dying daughter's last appeal

'Tis seen exalted in the tempest gloom.
Each sympathetic breast must feel.
-And lastly take him in your train,

RIDDLES,
Who glean'd the literary plain ;
Who oft an hour can well employ
For those who love sweet sympathy.

To various use my genius I expand, -Then unite each Poet's name,

I move in various ways, but seldom stand ; And I think you will proclaim

Often a follower of those on high, A County where fine brawn is sought,

E'en of some bodies in the spangled sky; And rich short cakes in plenty bought

Always on court-days of our gracious Queen,
But there to walk or run I'm never seen;

Or if for locomotion my vocation,
TRANSPOSITIONS.

l'ın never known to go beyond my statio:1;

Sometimes an agent made for mischief dire, To antique dame, mine entire form was given,

Yet then I'm innocent till touch'd by fire; As sacred pledge, before observant Heaven :

I give no aid to songsters' melody, But, when transposed, 'twas seen on Watcher's

Yet there's a beauteous bird delights in me :

With one more attribute I will concludeTelling, contempt in mind had won a place.

If animated, I'm a multitude. 2.

2. Complete, I've form'd the title of four men,

Be my first of my second, and you will be my Royal, now silent, in the grave's sad pen :

whole. Some hold it now, who, when it is transposed, -

3. Sans vowel --use it, when feasts are disclosed.

My first from coy and cruel maids you fear, 3.

My second shun, or your destruction's near Entire, I am an island; where is wide,

My whole's a blank, devoid of all pretence The Atlantic-kissing, far-revolving Clyde;

To art or artifice, to wit or sense.
Transposed, such island, holds me in her heart;
There, through me, fire-germs, on their foes do
dart.

ANSWERS TO FAMILY PASTIME.

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Untouch'd, I wander over the blustrous brine;

TRANSPOsitiox-Pap-Papa.
Yet seldom venture so far as the line :
Boys make me small; when, on my transposed

RIDDLESforms,

1. The king's highway. 2. Mo-no-syllable. I boldly brave the fairy-fashion'd storms.

3. A shadow. 4. There are no vices (novices)

in them. 5. By adding D to position you make 5. On the wide fiat, in the sweet summer day,

a deposition. 6. A corkscrew. 7. Plea-sure. Entire, I frame a Caledonian play ;

S. Car-pet. Instead of sucl: enjoyment, truants know,

CHARADE-Carpet, the common luxury of ile My transposed figure will the teacher show. abodes of men,

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sense and industry of the daughter, made ELLEN LYNDHURST ; the home of Dr. Montague a happy and

well-ordered one. A TALE OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH.

Dr. Montague's profession rendering (Continued front page 214.)

his own movements at all times uncertain,

the domesticity of his children was all the CHAPTER XV.

more important. They would rise at any PROFESSIONAL "IJFE-THE DOCTOR'S FAMILY

hour of the night, to attend their father UNEXT CTED EVENTS.

when called to some case of extreme danThe house in which Dr. Montague re- ger, or would minister to his wants upon sided, stood at the corner of one of the his return. Although these duties might fashionable squares at the west end of the have been delegated to the servants, the metropolis. But it was not alone the noble daughters chose to divide between them and the rich that sought the aid of his skill. the personal services rendered to their Many a poor widow in faded mourning, father. Dr. Montague was, therefore, found ready admission to his house. And happy in the enjoyment of the love and others who bore marks of decline from a duty of his children. They would listen happier position, might also be observed to with the greatest interest to narratives of enter frequently. Doctor Montague was his bedside experiences, and would often known throughout a large circle as a bene- shed tears of sympathy for the sufferings volent man, ever ready to sympathize with of his patients, even though personally the fallen and the needy. He exercised the unknown to them. great functions of his science, not merely Upon one occasion, about ten o'clock as a seeker of wealth and fame, but as in the morning, the Doctor returned from a Christian, accounting to God for the a case to which he had been called about proper use of the faculties with which he was four hours previously. The daughters endowed.

heard their father's well-known knock, We have already said that his family con and ran to meet him in the hall. Louisa, sisted of five children, of whom three were as active as a fawn, sprang towards him, daughters, and two of them sons. One of and stole the first kiss from his cold the latter enjoyed the confidence of the cheek,--for the morning was an inclement government, in an appointment abroad; one. Then she took his hat and stick, the other had recently taken holy orders. while Mary assisted him to untie the Of the daughters, Charlotte, the second, wrapper around his mouth, and then to had married a merchant settled in the remove the ample coat which enveloped city of Edinburgh; the others, Mary, the him. The things were then handed to the elder, and Louisa, the younger, resided | man-servant; and the daughters clasping at home. Mrs. Montague had been dead their father on either side, led him into about five years, and since that time the the parlour, wheeled forward his arm-chair, management of domestic affairs had been and set him down before a cheering fire. undertaken by Miss Montague, a lady of Louisa kissed her father again and great intellectual acquirements. Louisa was again, and warming her hands patted his a young person of elegant appearance, ex- cold cheeks with them, until the old ceedingly cheerful and warm-hearted, and, gentleman began to smile, and a glow of as well as being liberally educated, she was comfortable warmth set a healthy bloom highly intelligent. She was not, however, upon his countenance. Mary busied herone of those fastidiously sentimental young self in the preparation of ber father's ladies who see vulgarity in every kind of breakfast, while Louisa, who was always a useful employment, and waste their time pet, and according to the ideas of some away in fashionable frivolities, but being persons, a spoiled child, knelt by his sufficiently accomplished and graceful to side, and questioned him about the case move in any circle, she never despised or to which he had been attending. neglected those substantial duties of life i “Ah,” said the Doctor, “it's a very sad upon which domestic comfort so mate- affair-poor Belgrave is dead!” rially depends, but shared the household " Dead !” exclaimed the daughters duties with her sister, and thus the good simultaneously.

VOL. VIII.--NO. XCIV.

“Yes, dead," resumed Mr. Montague, Katy, when I saw her blush at her father's " and a horrible death, too. Another failing, whenever she thought that I nc warning-if mankind will but hear its ticed it.” voice."

"It is men of his ability and tempera. " What did he die of, papa ?" asked ment who very frequently fall under the Louisa.

influence of this vice," said the Doctor ; “Delirium tremens, my child, that "they are free and affable, society courts horrid malady which so frequently over- i them; they have sanguine dispositions, takes the victims of intemperance. When and see no danger in . neir festivity: the I first saw him this morning insanity was generosity of the hear, overpowers the fast setting in, and before I had been with judgment of the mind, and they fall him an hour, the paroxysm was so violent, before they are aware oi' it. Thus inthat four persons could scarcely hold him temperance ensnares our noblest minds. down. I knew that either this case, or the and our most generous spirits. It is a chronic disease of the heart from which false argument that such men are clever he has long suffered would take him off, by virtue of their excesses; the truth is, so I stayed to the last, and did my best, that they are so in spite of thein. If but all to no purpose."

Belgrave had been a sober man, he would “Poor Kate," said Louisa, alluding have lived to be a great genius, an orna. to a daughter of the deceased, “she was ment and a benefactor to society; as it a school-fellow of mine. A dear, kind. is he has dishonoured the name of man, hearted girl. All the school loved her. and has broken the heart of a loving wife, I have felt bitterly for her since I found and left a helpless child alone in the that her father was going to ruin. She world, to struggle with its cares and had one fault-she was a little proud_ temptations." vain of her father's wealth, and fond of In this way the father and the daughters talking of his carriages, and horses, and would discuss the experiences of every the favourite one she used to ride. But day; and would endeavour to gather inthen he was fond of her, and spoiled her. structions therefrom. The conversation Poor girl, she must feel this terrible re. I had scarcely terminated, when the postverse."

man's loud, kyock was heard, and soon "I believe," said the Doctor, “ that all afterwards the servant entered the room, his property is heavily mortgaged. In and presented a letter to the Doctor. fact he has been occupying his house for “ It is from William," said Mary, as she a long time upon sufferance. Kate will caught a glance of the handwriting. be houseless aow, no doubt."

"So it is,” exclaimed Louisa, clapping "And to think that once they were so her hands with joy. “Oh, papa! do let rich, and lived so luxuriously,” said me read it, while you take your breakVary; "it is, indeed, a warning."

fast." « Belgrave was a clever fellow, there's She took the letter from her father's no denying that," said Mr. Montague ; hand, and opening it, kissed it, exclaim“his work upon Vental Philosophy,' ing joyfully, - Yes, it is from the dear argues a peculiarly powerful mind. But boy !" She then proceeded to read a what is philosophy to man, if he cannot long and loving letter, which told that he save himself from ruin?"

had in view an appointment to an excel"He was a good-natured, good-tem- lent living, and that, before he entered pered gentleman," said Louisa. “When upon the duties thereof, he intended Kate and I were playing in his garden, spending a few weeks with his family, and only about two years ago, he climbed up to see as much as possible of the Instituthe trees, and gathering the ripe fruit, tions and society of London. Papa was tossed them down to us as we scampered to kiss each of the girls for him-and about after them upon the grass. He really if William had not made this always had some cheerful thing to say, request, the Doctor would have beer or some acceptable gift to present. I can't greeted with an endless number of these tell you how I grieved when I found him affectionate salutations for the two taking to drink; and how I felt for poor daughters embraced him in their exultations in such a manner, that their papa “I can ill spare you Alfred, you are now almost wished that William was present, so useful to me; but if matters of importto relieve him from the effects of their ance call you away, I will not object. enthusiasm.

When do you wish to leave ?" In the inidst of this outburst of feeling, “To-night, sir,--this very night!” said Alfred Beresford entered from the surgery. · Alfred, with much earnestness. He looked exceedingly pale and dejected. “To-night?” exclaimed Louisa. Louisa ran towards him, exclaiming, “Oh, “Yes, to-night. The call upon me is Alfred, we have had such good news. a very serious one, and I must not neglect Our brother William is coming home im- it." inediately to stay several weeks with us! “But you will return soon—and in time I am so glad! You will like him so to see my brother ?" asked Louisa. much, and I know that he will like you!” “Oh, certainly,” said Alfred “I shall

Alfred made little reply, but looked be away only a few days." coinpletely dejected.

"Well, Alfred,” said Dr. Montague, “Why, Alfred,” said Louisa, “what is “ with that promise, I will manage to the matter with you? Always when I spare you." have spoken of 'my brother's coming | "Thank you, sir," said Alfred, " I will home, you have expressed much interest, not unduly trespass upon your induland a longing desire to see them." gence.” He then left the room to prepare

"I am glad your brother is com for his departure. ing, Miss Louisa," said Alfred, “and I So much was Alfred beloved by the hope his doing so will afford you much family, that for some moments the pleajoy; but I have at present a cause of sure afforded by William's letter, was formuch anxiety, and am come to ask Mr. gotten in the regret occasioned by Alfred's Montagne to relieve me from my duties departure. Presently the conversation was for a short time, that I may visit my resumed, and some speculations arose as uncle at Windmere."

to the cause of his anxiety; but no solu"Miss Louisa," said Louisa, repeating tion of the problem could be found. Alfred's words. “He calls me Miss Louisa, and has a cause of much anxiety, i and wishes to leave for Windmere. I

CHAPTER XVI. hope Mr. Alfred that I have given you no cause of pain ?"

FURTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF LIBERTINISM. "Oh dear, no!” said Alfred, anxiously, CHARLES LANGFORD, enveloped in a "quite the contrary. You have always loose dressing - gown, tied around the treated me with much kindness, but waist with crimson cord, terminating in matters in connection with my family, call | two large tassels, which hung down in me away, and I hope Mr. Montague may front, sat before a richly inlaid writingbe able to spare me for a few days." desk, in the elegant apartment in which

The daughters both looked anxiously we first inade liis acquaintance. Stretchinto Alfred's face, and were alarmed at ing forth his hand, he rang a bell, and his the sadness of his looks. He had been valet instantly waited upon him. their companion almost from the first time “John," said the gentleman, “ light the he entered the liouse. On Sundays he taper." escorted them to Church; upon other “Yes, sir,” and John proceeded to ful. occasions, when his duties permitted, he fil the command while his master sealed a attended with them at evening parties, letter with perfumed wax, which diffused an and friendly visits—and they had almost agreeable odour throughout the room. become to regard him as a brother. Hence “There!” said he, as he wrote the address the familiarity of the terms in which upon it, “that will set the heart of my Louisa addressed him. Alfred had, more guardian angel at rest. Some one has over, completely gained the respect and been talking to her, no doubt, or why confidence of Dr. Montague, who treated would she express such doubts of our him as a son.

happiness, and of her suitableness to The Doctor looked around, and said, my tastes, when, but a short time ago, all

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