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EXHIBITION FANCY AND of

an embroidered table-cover designed by NEEDLEWORK.

Mr. Gruner, and exhibited (c. 19, No. 88) EMBROIDERY.

by Mrs. Frances Purcell, 3 New Burling“The Phrygian Queen to her rich wardrobe went, and wools,

ton-street, London. It is worked in silks Where treasured odours breathed a costly scent, There lay the vestures of no vulgar art,

of colours manifold and bright," tek Sidonian maids embroider'd every part." and the design, which is exceedingly grace

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HOMER's ILIAD ful in many parts, although too crowded The fact becomes daily more evident in our opinion, is very skilfully executed that the Great Exhibition has done an by Mrs. Purcell. The peculiarity of the incalculable amount of good to the people work consists in its being worked partly of this country generally, in elevating on canvass and partly on velvet. The their tastes for that which is beautiful centre is worked on canvass, the part withand meritorious, and although in some in-out it is embroidered in chenille upon stances it may have caused a depression in salmon - coloured terry - velvet, and the trade, yet a reaction is now taking place border worked in tent-stitch upon canvass. and will ere long be more fully developed. The blending of the various colours was

Table-cover in wools and silks, designed by Mr. Gruner, executed and exhibited by Mrs. Purcell.

London.

Embroidered Trimming.-Messrs. Bennoch, Twentymann, ani Rigg, Cheap side, London.

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Worked Table-covers, designed by M. Clerget, & Co., and exhibited by Madlie. Hunson. Paris.

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The fourth engraving represents a por- CHANGE IN COLOUR OF THE tion of a very beautiful Arabesque table

HAIR. cover, worked in fine wools and silks, designed by M. Clerget, the ornamentist, The changes which are produced by and exhibited by Malle. Hunson and Co. disturbances of the heart upon the cuof Paris. The arabesque style, which taneous capillaries are illustrated in a Vitruvius considers originated at Rome, remarkable manner in persons where the when wealth and luxury were predominant, hair of the head has suddenly become was never more successfully carried out white from a disturbance in the heart than in this case.

caused by violent mental excitement. A We must not omit to mention the beauti- lady who was deeply grieved on receiving ful specimens of Swiss embroidery on the intelligence of a great change in her muslin and tulle. The accompanying worldly condition, and who had a very reengraving is taken from some straw em- markable quantity of dark hair, found on

the following morning the whole of her hair had become of a silver white. Some striking instances of this kind are narrated by historians :-"I was struck," says Madame Campan, “with the astonishing change misfortune had wrought upon Maria Antoinette's features; her whole head of hair had turned almost white during her transit from Varennes to Paris.” The Duchess of Luxembourg, when caught making her escape during the terrors of the French Revolution, and put in prison, the next morning it was observed that her hair had become white. A Spanish officer, 'distinguished for his bravery, was in the Duke of Alva's camp, and an experiment was made by one of the authorities to test his courage. At midnight, the Provost-marshal, accompanied by his guard and a confessor,

aweke him from his sleep, informing him broidery, exhibited (Switzerland No. 189) that, by order of the Viceroy, he was to be by Depierre Brothers, Heiden, Appenzell, immediately executed, and that he had and represents one of the veils produced only a quarter of an hour left to make his by this firm. The last engraving is given peace with heaven. After he had conas a sample of common Swiss embroidery. fessed he said he was prepared for death

, but declared his innocence. The Propostmarshal at this moment burst into a fit of laughter, and told him that they merely wanted to try his courage. Placing his hand upon his heart, and with a paleness, he ordered the Provost out of his tent, observing that he had “done him an evil office;" and the next morning, to the wonder of the whole army, the hair his head, from having been of a deep black colour, had become perfectly white

! -Dr. Wardrop, on Diseases of the Heart."

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WOMAN's silence, although it is less frequent, signifies much more than man's

ON PLANTING A FLOWER FROM RUN.

MEDE.

“ From the green turf of Runimede,

A daisy's root I drew; Amid whose moisten'a crown of leaves,

A healthful bud crept through, And whisper'd to its infant ear

That it might cross the sea, A cherish'd emigrant, and find

A western home with me.

Methought it shrank at first, and paled ;

But when on ocean's tide,
Strong waves and mighty icebergs frown'd,

And manly courage died,
It calmly raised its crested head,

And smiled amid the storm,
As if old Magna Charta's soul

Inspired its fragile form.
So, where within my garden-plat

I sow the choicest seed,
Amid my favourite shrubs I placed

The plant from Runimede;
And know not why it may not draw

Sweet nutriment the same,
As when within that clime, from whence

Our gallant fathers came.
There's liberty enough for all,

If they but use it well;
And Magna Charta's spirit burns

In even the lowliest cell;
And the simplest daisy may unfold,

From scorn and danger freed;
So make yourself at home, my friend,

My flower of Runimede.

EDEN.

The trees of Eden ! sweet it were

Their bowering shades to see,
And know no hand of men might dare

To wreck their canopy-
And 'neath their umbrage, pure and fair,
Recline awhile--and here they are!

I MUST NOT TEASE MY MOTHER.

I must not tease my mother,

For she is very kind,
And everything she says to me

I must directly mind;
For when I was a baby,

And could not speak or walk,
She let me in her bosom sleep,

And taught me how to talk.
I must not tease my mother,

And when she likes to read,
Or has the headach, I will step

Most silently indeed.
I will not choose a noisy play,

Nor trifling troubles tell,
But sit down quiet by her side,

And try to make her well.
I must not tease my mother,

I've heard dear father say,
When I was in my cradle sick,

She nursed me night and day.
She lays me in my little bed,

She gives me clothes and food,
And I have nothing else to pay

But trying to be good.
I must not tease my mother,

She loves me all the day,
And she has patience with my faults,

And teaches me to pray;
How much I'll strive to please her,

She every hour shall see,
For should she go away or die,
What would become of me?

MRS. SIGOURNEY.

MEMORY.
The past she ruleth. At her touch

Its temple valves unfold;
And from their gorgeous shrines descend

The mighty men of old;
At her deep voice the dead reply,

Dry bones are clothed and live;
Long-perish'd garlands bloom anew,

And buried joys revive.
When o'er the future many a shade

Of saddening twilight steals,
Or the dimm'd present to the soul

Its emptiness reveals;
She opes her casket, and a cloud

of cheering perfume streams, Till with a lifted heart we tread

The pleasant land of dreams.
Make friends of potent Memory,

O young man! in thy prime;
And with her jewels bright and rare,

Enrich the hoard of Time.
Yet if thou mockest her with weeds,

A trifler 'mid her bowers,
She'll send a poison through thy veins,

In life's disastrous hours.
Make friends of potent Memory,

O maiden! in thy bloom;
And bind her to thy inmost heart,

Before the days of gloom;
But sorrow softeneth into joy,

Beneath ber wand sublime,
And sne inmorta, robes can weave

From the frail threads of Time.

" Which is the tree of knowledge ? say!”

A dark-eyed girl enquired,
Who, dazzled by the pencil's ray,

The magic scene admired.
We cannot tell, my child, but know
Who rashly pluck'd, and caused our woe."
Oh, Eden's birds ! how bright ye gleair

Within your blest abode;
Building your nests by grove and stream,

Where archer never strode,
In vain we list your song to hear,
That burst on Adam's sinless ear.

And Eden's flowers, so rich and rare

We must not cull their gems, Nor of the luscious fruitage share

That bows the loaded stems; Yet may we plant, in Christian love, Right seeds for Paradise above.

USEFUL RECEIPTS.

a day Aini dasty. Weatiei. TWhenalħat gets wet, wipe it as dry as you can with a clean handker

chief, and then it Pouncez-Powder very finely, some gum-san

a soft brush, before darac-sist it, and put it into a little box: It is with a harus tethen neatly dry go over it

If it'stily fooks used to smooth the paper after scratching out

Tough, with your penknife a blot or an error in writing.

damp it with a sponge dipped in Vinegar or stale

beer, and brush it with a hard "brush ny dry.Bub on the pounce with your finger.-J. MAN

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To Destroy Verminis-In order to destory/slugs, gypsum (sulphate of lime), with it as you propose snails, or worms, on a large or small scale, prowill partially effect your purpose, which is called cure, a quantity of rgrains is they must be fresh "deodorizing ;', but a more effective addition from the brewery, then any time in the afterwould be peat-charcoal. We should recommend noon put down in the infested places half a you to add some gypsum also..,

handful, at two or three yards apart; sand about To make Court-plasterStretch tightly, some

ten o'clock the same night, visit the ground

with a lantern and candle, and a bucket of thin black or flesh-coloured silk in a wooden

quick-lime. If there are any slugs, &c. they frame, securing it with packthread or small

will be found feeding on the grains, when a tacks. Then go all over it with a soft bristle

little lime from the bucket will settle them. Rebrush, dipped in dissolved isinglass or strong gum-arabic water, Give at two or three coats,

peat the dose until you find no visitors. as

V-18; 155NP A ietting it dry between each. Then go several

Lamp-oil. The best lamp-oil is that which is times over it with white of egg.-J. MANSON.

clear and nearly colourless, like waterarNone Preservation of Books. A few drops of any but the winter-strained oil should be used in perfumed oil, will secure libraries from the con- cold weather. Thick, dark-coloured oil burns suming effects of mouldiness and damp. Russian badly (particularly if it is old), and there is no leather, which is perfumed with the tar of the

economy in trying to use it. Uuless to birch-tree, never moulds; and merchants suffer quire a great deal every night, it is well not to large bales of this article to lie in the London

get more than two or three gallons at a time, as docks in the most careless manner, knowing it spoils by keeping Oil that has been kept that it cannot sustain any injury from damp. several months will frequently not burn at all. Harness Blacking. Seeing an inquiry by A.,

When that is found to be the case, it is best to page 113, of No. 17 New Series, Family Friend, empty it all cut, clean thoroughly the call or jug for a receipt for the above, Lc W.sends the that has contained it, and re-fill it with good following tried and excellent one ; three ounces

fresh oil.

pot Lita of lamp-black, five ounces of soft soap, a quarter

.doid of a pound of wax candles. Melt the wax, and

To Wash a Black Lace Veil.-Mix bullock's mix the black and soap together, and put them

gall with sufficient hot water to make it as warm to the wax; then simmer over the fire, and stir

as you can bear your hand in. Then pass the until cold. It is then fit for use.

veil through it. It must be squeezed, and not

rubbed. It will be well to perfume the gall with To Varnish Druwings, painted in Water-colour,

a little musk. Next rinse the veil through two or any kind of Paper or Card-work.- Take some cold waters, tinging the last with indigo. Then clear parchment cuttings, boil them in water, in a

dry it. Have ready in a pan some stiffening clean glazed pipkin, till they produce a very

made by pouring boiling water on a very small clear size, strain it and kerp it for use. Give piece of glue. Put the veil into it, squeeze it your work two coats of the above size, passing out, stretch it, and clap it. Afterwards pin it quickly over the work, not to disturb the colours; out to dry on a linen cloth, making it very when dry, proceed as before ditected with your straight and even, and taking care to open and varnish.-W.T.

pin the edge very nicely. When dry, iror it To Clean Head and Clothes-brushes.-Put a

on the wrong side, having laid a linen cloth over table-spoonful of pearl-ash into a pint of boiling

the ironing-blanket. Any article of black lace water." Having fastened a bit of sponge to the

may be washed in this manner. end of a stick, dip it into the solution, and wash the brush with it; carefully going in among the

Oil-cloths.--In buying an oil-eloth for a floor,

endeavour to obtain one that was manufactured bristles. Next pour over it some clean hot water, and let it lie a little while. Then drain it, wipe

several years before; as the longer it has been it with a cloth, and dry it before the fire.-J.

made previous to use, the better it will wear GREGORI.

from the paint becoming hard and durable. An

oil-cloth that has been made within the year, is Imila on of Mother-of-pearl.-The imitation of scarcely worth buying, as the paint wi be demother-of-pearl, is produced by a preparation of faced in a very little time, it requiring a long sea-shells, reduced to powder and formed into a while to season. An oil-ciuth should never be paste. The Chinese are said to form their imita- scrubbed with a brush; but, after being first tions of mother of-pearl from rice-glue, which is swept, it should be cleaned by washing with a nothing more than rice ground to an impalpable large soft cloth and lukewarm or cold water. powder, intimately mixed with cold water, and On no account use soap, or take water that is then gently, boiled ; a paste is thus produced, hot; as either of them will certainly bring off which may be formed into moulds or figures.- the paint. When it has dried, you may sponge J.S.C.

it over with milk, which will brighten and pre To take care of Beaver Hats.-A hat should be serve the colours ; and then wipe it with a soft brushed every day with a hat-brush; and twice dry cloth.-J. R.

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