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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
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.
Embroidered Trimming.-Messrs. Bennoch, Twentymann, ani Rigg, Cheap side, London.
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."
WOMAN's silence, although it is less frequent, signifies much more than man's
ON PLANTING A FLOWER FROM RUN.
“ 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,
And manly courage died,
And smiled amid the storm,
Inspired its fragile form.
I sow the choicest seed,
The plant from Runimede;
Sweet nutriment the same,
Our gallant fathers came.
If they but use it well;
In even the lowliest cell;
From scorn and danger freed;
My flower of Runimede.
The trees of Eden ! sweet it were
Their bowering shades to see,
To wreck their canopy-
I MUST NOT TEASE MY MOTHER.
I must not tease my mother,
For she is very kind,
I must directly mind;
And could not speak or walk,
And taught me how to talk.
And when she likes to read,
Most silently indeed.
Nor trifling troubles tell,
And try to make her well.
I've heard dear father say,
She nursed me night and day.
She gives me clothes and food,
But trying to be good.
She loves me all the day,
And teaches me to pray;
She every hour shall see,
Its temple valves unfold;
The mighty men of old;
Dry bones are clothed and live;
And buried joys revive.
Of saddening twilight steals,
Its emptiness reveals;
of cheering perfume streams, Till with a lifted heart we tread
The pleasant land of dreams.
O young man! in thy prime;
Enrich the hoard of Time.
A trifler 'mid her bowers,
In life's disastrous hours.
O maiden! in thy bloom;
Before the days of gloom;
Beneath ber wand sublime,
From the frail threads of Time.
" Which is the tree of knowledge ? say!”
A dark-eyed girl enquired,
The magic scene admired.
Within your blest abode;
Where archer never strode,
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.
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
JE W JII b
11 12 wodinih ori Removing Smell of House Sewage. Mixing
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
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.