Sidor som bilder

109-Patchouli. J. S.-Dry the leaves of much which the discontented may desire ; but to atchouli in drawers; let each leaf lie singly in its inhabitants it will be a place, far ontvieing the dark: turn it over once a day for a fortnight; the oriental in brilliancy and glory. it will then be sufficiently dry. If this plan 115--Rale at which the Wings of Insects Move. is adopted they will retain their scent.

Y. A.-The buzzing and humming noises pro110-Conduct to Servunts. G.--Politeness is duced by winged insects are not as you suppose as necessary to a happy intercourse with the vocal sound. They result from sonorous undulainhabitants of the kitchen, as with those of tions imparted to the air by the flapping of their the parlour; it lessens the pains of service, pro- wings. This may be rendered evident by observ. motes kind feelings on both sides, and checks ing, that the noise always ceases when the in sect unbecoming familiarity; always thank them for alights on any object. The sirene has been what they do for you, and always ask rather than ! ingeniously applied for the purpose of ascertaincommand their services.

ing the rate at which the wings of such creatures 111-Toleration. E. L. -- Toleration is the flar. The instrument being brought into unison great lesson of travel. As in a small way a man with the sound produced by the insect, indicates, anay mortity spiritual pride by strolling on Sun. as in the case of any other musical sound, the day in a city from church to church, each of rate of vibration. In this way it has been ascerwhich is regarded by its sect as the true strait tained that the wings of a gnat flap at the rate gate, so in a large way is he benefited by winter- of 15,000 times per second. The pitch of the ing in Rome and then shipping at Naples for the note produced by this insect in the act of flying last. For thus he learns the truth emphasized is, therefore, more than two octaves above the with all magnificence, that neither upon this highest note of a seven-octave pianoforte. mountain nor yet at Jerusalem is the only spot 116-Your Mother. C. Y.-Children ought to of worship. In Rome you may see the pomp of love, obey and honour their parents. Let your the world's ancient metropolis surrounding the mother in particular, who, in your tender years, pope. In Damascus the meanest beggar would has the more immediate charge of you, be on spit upon the pope with loathing.

earth the most sacred object of your affections. 112-Amount of Food Required by Animals. Let her be your friend and chief confidant. ConP. D.-of hay, an ox requires 2 per cent, a day ceal nothing from her, but make her acquainted of his live weight. That is, if the ox weighs with the company which you keep, the books 2,000 lbs., he requires 40 lbs. of hay. If he which you read, and even the faults which you is working, he will take 2 per cent. A milch commit! Happy is the son, and particularly the cow should have 3 per cent. of her weight, as she daughter, who are not afraid to communicate to is proportionably lighter than the ox, and part of their mother their more secret thoughts. Whilst the substance of hier food goes to form milk. A they remain thus artless and undisguised, they fatting ox may be fed 5 per cent. at first, 45 are free from danger. Children, obey your per cent, when half fat, and afterwards 4 per parents in youth; but whenever you are no cent. This is independent of other food. A longer under their care, let not your reverence grown sheep will take 3 per cent. of its weight abate. If by the providence of God you should in hay, to keep in good store condition. Animals rise above them in the world, grow not ashamed in a growing state require most food, and it is of them. While they are bending under the very poor economy to stint them.

infirmities of old age, still continue to treat them 116--Gecse. M.-Geese can only be kept to with respect as well as affection. advantage where there are old fields or commons 117-Guard against Vulgar Language. S.C.for them to graze in, as grass is an important There is as much connection between the words article of their food. If well kept, a goose will and the thoughts, as there is between the thoughts lay a hundred eggs in a year. In France, where and the words; the latter are not only the exgreat attention is paid to the raising of geese, pression of the former, but they have a power to they do not allow the goose to sit herself, but re-act upon the soul and leave the stains of their they put her eggs under common fowls, giving corruption there. A young man who allows four or five eggs to each hen. If the goose is himself to use one profane or vulgar word, has not permitted to sit, she must be plentifully and only shown that there is a foul spot on his mind, regularly fed during the process. When the but by the utterance of that word he extends young ones are hatched, they should be kept that spot and inflames it, till by indulgence, it in a warm dry place for four days or more (ac- will soon pollute and ruin the whole soul. Be cording to the weather), and fed with lettuce- careful of your words, as well as your thoughts. leaves boiled in milk. They will then begin to If you can control the tongue, that no improper graze a little.

words are pronounced by it, you will soon be 114-The Home of Taste. P. C.-How easy it able to control the mind and save it from coris to be neat-io be clean! How easy it is to ruption. You extinguish the fire by smotherarrange the rooms with the most graceful pro- ing it, or by preventing bad thoughts bursting priety! How easy it is to invest our house with out in language. Never utter a word anywhere, The truest elegance! Elegance resides not with which you would be ashamed to speak in prethe upholsterer or the draper; it is not in the sence of the most religious man. Try this mosaics, the carpetings, the rosewood, the ma- practice a little, and you will soon have command hogany, the candelabra, or the marble orna. of yourself. ments: it exists in the spirit, presiding over the 118-The Pendulum. M. C. H. - The penchambers of the dwelling. Contentment must dulum is a time-keeper, because the times of the always be most graceful; it sheds serenity over vibrations are very nearly equal, whether it be the scene of its abode; it transforms a waste moving much or little ; that is to say, whether into a garden. The home lighted by these inti- the arc described by it be large or small. A mations of a brighter life may be wanting in common clock is merely a pendulum, with wheel.

work attached to it, to record the number of the mixed with a small quantity of dried currants or vibrations; and with a weight or spring, having some other sour fruit. In preparing them for force enough to counteract the retarding effects use, they require but little stewing, and should of friction and the resistance of the air. The have a teaspoonful of flour moistened and stirred wheels show how many swings or beats of the into them just before they are done, to thicken pendulum have taken place, because at every them a little. Vinegar is sometimes used instead beat, a tooth of the last wheel is allowed to pass. of sour fruit, but it is not so good.” Now, if this wheel has sixty teeth, as is common, it will just turn round once for sixty beats of

181-Show Furniture.M.-Furniture too good the pendulum, or seconds; and a hand fixed

to be used is a nuisance. What can be more on its axis, projecting through the dial plate, unpleasant than the aspect of a room, or suite of will be the second hand of the clock. The

rooms, where everything is bagged up? Chairs other wheels are so connected with this first: druggeted carpet, a hearth-rug wrong side out.

and sofas in pinafores, mirrors in muslin, a and the numbers of the teeth on them so propor- and a chandelier in a sack, seen by rays of light tioned, that one turns sixty times slower than the first, to fit its axis to carry a minute

that struggle in edgeways through the slits in hand; and another, by moving twelve times

the shutters, and exhaling that particular brownslower still, is fitted to carry an hour-hand.

holland fragrance which belongs to drawing. 119-Respect for the Aged. F. F.-There is

rooms in masquerade dress, form one of the something venerable in age. In all nations the

most cheerless, dispiriting, unhumanlike spec

We highest respect has been paid to it. "The hoary tacles in the diorama of domestie life. head,” says Solomon, "is a crown of glory, it would as lief be ushered into a vault as into it be found in the way of righteousness.' The

It is pro

such an apartment. Nothing can be more chilling patriarchs vere a kind of Lares among the

to the feelings, except, perhaps, a perspective tribes of their descendants. Among the Egyptians,

view of the family wash taking an airing on the

clothes-lines. the young were obliged to rise up in the presence

Give us furniture that is made of the old, and on every occasion, resign them

for wear - tables upon which you can bring the most honourable seat. The Spartans bor

down your fist with an emphasis, without rowed this law from them, and rigidly enforced throwing the lady of the house into hystericsit among their youth. They never thought of chairs that you can lean back in-carpets that its “ breaking the spirit” of their rising warriors you can promenade upon-in a word, give us to require this submission. Job sets it down as

comfort, and let us wear things out. a mark of deplorable degeneracy among his people, voking to see chairs and sofas preserved for that they that were younger than he, had him in

years without spot or blemish, while the wrinkles derision. It stands imperishably recorded as one

are multiplying in the face, and the gray hairs of Heaven's high commands, that honour is to

on the head of the proprietor. For these and be given to father and mother. This, too, is the sundry other reasons, we have an especial spirit command " with proinise”-a promised blessing against show furniture. to those who obey, but an implied curse, yea, a 122-Truth. B.C.-You ask what truth is, and cutting off from the land, to those who disregard a writer two hundred years ago thus answers you. it. It has been supposed that our republican " Truth is the glory of time, and the daughter institutions are not favourable to the growth of of eternity, a title of the highest grace, and a this spirit. There is the more need, then, that it note of Divine nature; she is the life of religion, be assiduously cultivated. The mind, even in the light of love, the grace of wit, and the crown infancy, should be deeply imbued with it. And of wisdom; she is the beauty of valour, the “ venerate the aged” should be, with our whole brightness of honour, the blessing of reason, people, one of the fixed maxims of life, no one and the joy of faith; her truth is pure gold, her allowing himself any departure from it.

time is right precious, her word most gracious. 120-Use of Tomatoes and Elderberries. W.- and her will is most glorious; her essence is in The question may be answered by reprinting the God, and her dwelling with his servants; her letter of an American lady on the subject: “In will is in her wisdom, and her work to his glory: reply to an inquiry whether green tomatoes can she is honoured in love, and graced in constancy: be applied to any useful purpose, I may just state in patience admired, and in charity beloved; she how they have been used in my mother's family is the angel's worship, the virgin's fame, the for several years past, and thought to be very saint's bliss, and the martyr's crown; she is the good. As late in the season as we can obtain a king's greatness, and his council's goodness, his sufficient quantity of ripe tomatoes and green subject's peace, and his kingdom's praise; she is ones together, we make them into a jam, by using the life of learning, and the light of the law, two parts of tomatoes (after the skins have been honour of trade, and the grace of labour; she taken off) to one part of molasses, or wet sugar, hath a pure eye, a plain hand, a piercing wit, and and stewing them together till sufficiently done a perfect heart; she is wisdom's walk in the way to keep--say an hour or more. If weather of holiness, and takes up her rest but in the should be very warm after the jam is made, it resolution of goodness; her tongue never trips, may need heating over. We generally use more her heart never faints, her hand never fails, and ripe tomatoes than green ones in this way, as we her faith never fears; her church is without take part of the green ones for making sliced schism, her court without vanity, and her kindom pickles similar to the "Indian pickles,” except without villany. In sum, so infinite is her that we put with the sliced tomatoes nearly an excellence in the construction of all sense, that I equal quantity of cabbage cut fine, and use less willthus only conclude in the wonder of her onion. For both jam and pickles we frequently worth, she is the nature of perfection in the use the tomatoes after they are somewhat frost- perfection of Nature, where God, in Christ, shows bitten. Elderberries are very good when dried, the glory of Christianity.”

have any:

123-Shoes. G. S.-Whenever shoes or boots tion of your min. Keep good company, or are taken from the feet, it will greatly prolong none. Make few pro:nises. Live up to all your the upper leather from cracking, if the wearer was engagements. Keep your own secrets, if you to bend back the sole of the shoe on the knee, or

Good company and good conversathe back of a chair, and also pinch up the upper tion are the very sinews of virtue. Never listen leather; it should be done when warm from the to loose and infidel conversation. If any one feet. Shoes worn only once a week should be speaks evil of you, let your life be so virtuous done in this manner every Sunday night. When that none will believe him. Ever live, misforput on again the next Sunday morning, they will tune excepted, within your income. Earn your have the feel of a new pair.

money before you spend it, 184-Good Habits. M.-There were four good 129-Courteous Behaviour. C. E. E.-The way habits a wise and good man earnestly recom- to make yourself pleasing to others, is to show mended in his counsels, and by his own example, that you care for them. The whole world is and which he considered essentially necessary like the miller at Mansfield, “who cared for for the happy management of temporal concerns; nobody-no, not he-because nobody cared for these are, punctuality, accuracy, steadiness, and him.” And the whole world will serve you so, it despatch. Without the first time is wasted; you give them the same cause.

Let every one, without the second, mistakes the most hurtful to therefore, see that you do care for them, by our own credit and interest, and that of others showing them what Sterne so happily calls, " the may be committed; without the third, nothing small, sweet courtesies of life,” those courtesies can be well done; and without the fourth oppor- in which there is no parade; whose voice is too tunities of advantage are lost, which it is im. still to tease, and which manifest themselves possible to reveal.

by tender and affectionate looks, and little kind 125-Botany. H. M.-By all means apply acts of attention, giving others the preference yourself to this interesting pursuit. The science in every little enjoyment at the table, in the field, of botany, from its beauty, order, and regularity, walking, sitting, or standing. presents innumerable proofs of intelligence and 130-Forced Fruits. M. T. B.-Forced fruits infinite wisdom in Him who crowned the mo- realise a high price from the early period at narchs of the forest, and painted the delicate which they are brought to market, and not corolla of the blushing flower. Solomon, we are from superiority of size or flavour, as their informed, “ considered the herbs of the field, dearness leads many persons to imagine. Indeed, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that forced fruits are very inferior to those of natural grows on the wall," and, no doubt, much of the growth: the former are obtained at a season wisdom that shone so conspicuous in his cha- when there is little light, whereas the latter are racter, was derived from his communings with matured in the full blaze of a summer's sun. these bright teachers.

Thus, melons grown in frames, covered with 126-Pomatum. 8. S.-The article now sold mats, and carefully excluded from the influence under this name, is very different from the of that solar light which is indispensable to their original composition. This was called pomatum perfection, have, whatever may be their external from its containing apples, pomum, Lat. Gerarde beauty, none of that luscious flavour which tells us: “There is made an ointment with the the melon, when well cultivated, possesses so pulp of apples, and swine's grease, and rose- eminently. water, which is used to beautify the face, and to 131-Music. S. — Let your daughters cultitake away the roughness of the skin, which is vate music by all means. Every woman who called in shops pomatum, of the apples whereof has an aptitude for music or for singing, should it is made." As the pomatum of the present bless God for the gift, and cultivate it with diliday contains not a particle of apple, it is im- gence; not that she may dazzle strangers, or proper to apply the original name to perfumed win applause from a crowd, but that she may grease.

bring gladness to her own fireside. The in187 --Sea-sickness. M. E. – The traveller, fuence of music in strengthening the affections, strictly to maintain his perpendicularity, that is. is far from being perceived by many of its adto keep the centre of gravity always over the mirers; a sweet melody binds all hearts together support of his body, requires standards of com. as it were, with a golden chord; it makes the parison, which he obtains chiefly by the per pulses beat in unison, and the heart thrill with pendicularity, or known position of things about sympathy. But the music of the fireside must him, as on land; but on ship-board, where be simple and unpretending; it does not rethe lines of the masts, windows, furniture, quire brilliancy of execution, but tenderness &c. are constantly changing, his standards of of feeling-a merry time for the young-a more comparison are soon lost or disturbed. Hence, subdued strain for the aged, but none of the also, the reason why persons unaccustomed noisy clap-trap which is popular in public. to the motion of a ship, often find relief by 132-Motives. C. H. C.-It is the motive that, keeping their eyes directed to the fixed shore, more than anything else, renders an action where it is visible, or by lying on their backs, good or bad. However fair the look of an action and shutting their eyes; and, on the other hand, may be, if the right motive be wanting, the action the ill-effects of looking over the side of the is hollow; if the motive be a bad one, the action vessel at the restless waves of the sea.

is rotten at the core. Who cares for an outward 128-Conduct in Life. G. E.—We are always seeming, or show of friendship or affection, unready to give such advice to our young friends, ( less the heart be also on the same terms? Who as may conduce to their happiness and self-re- does not prize a rough outside, when it covers spect. You will find the following instructions an honest inside, more than the most fawning invaluable. Never be idle. If your hands can- | fondness from a heart that is cold and false? not be usefully employed, attend to the cultiva. | Thus it is right to insist on the principles for at all openings at the lower part of the room, life depend, provided it be not too strong, is while the warmer and lighter air passes out at much to be recommended; but when indivi

their own sake, because the principles give their 136-Glass Pearls. G. R. C.-Glass pearls, value to the action, not the action to the prin- though among the most beautiful, inexpensive ciples, for they are but dross. The principles and common ornament for woman now made, are the gold on which is to be placed the stamp, are produced by a very singular process. In and if tue gold is not good, the stamp, though it 1656, about 200 years ago, a Venetian, named often deceives the people, gives it no real worth : Jaquin, discovered that the scales of a species of and he who graves the queen's image on base fish, called the bleak-fish, possessed the prometal is punished for his forgery.

perty of communicating a pearly hue to water. 133-Thinness of a Soap-bubble. W. C.-You

He found, by experiment, that beads, dipped in are partly correct in your conjecture. A soap

this water, assumed, when dried, the appearance bubble, as it floats in the light of the sun, reflects

of pearls. It proved, however, that the pearly to the eye an endless variety of the most gor- coating: when placed outside, was easily rubbed geous tints of colours. Newton showed. that to off, and the next improvement was to make the cach of these tints corresponds a certain thick

beads hollow. The making of these ness of the substance forming the bubble: in

carried on even to this day in Venice. The beads fact, he showed, in general, that all transparent

are all blown separately. By means of a small substances, when reduced to a certain degree of tube, the insides are delicately coated with this tenuity, would reflect these colours. Near the liquid, and a wax coating is placed over that. highest point of the bubble, just before it bursts,

It requires the scales of four thousand fishes to is always observed a spot which reflects no

produce half a pint of the liquid, to which colours and appears black. Newton showed that

small quantities of sal ammonia and ísinglass are the thicknesses of the bubble at this black point afterwards added. was the 2,500,000th part of an inch! Now, as

137-Airing Rooms. W.E.C. It is a commor the bubble at this point possesses the properties mistake to open all the lower part of the windows of water as essentially as does the Atlantic

of an apartment; whereas, if the upper part, Ocean, it follows that the ultimate molecules also, were opened, the object would be more forming water must have less dimensions than speedily effected. Thus, the air in an apartment this thickness.

is generally heated to a higher temperature than

the external air, either by the heat supplied by 134-Tea. J. J.--Tea, as the morning beve

the human body, or by lamps, candles or Gres. rage, when breakfast forms a good substantial

This renders it lighter than the external air; meal, upon which the powers for the day of and, consequently, the external air will rush in meeting the various chances and changes of

the bigher openings.' "If a candle be held in duals eat little, coffee certainly supports them in

the doorway near the door, it will be found that a more decided manner; and, besides this, tea, the flame will be blown in wards; but, if it be without a certain quantity of solid aliment, is

raised nearly to the top of the doorway, it will be much more likely to influence the nervous blown outwards. The warm air, in this case, system. Some persons, if they drink tea in

flows out at the top, while the cold air flows in at the morning and coffee at night, suffer much the bottom. A current of warm air from the in the animal spirits and in the power of

room is generally rushing up the flue of the enjoyment of the pieasures of society; but if chimney; if the flue be open, even though they reverse the system, and take coffee in the

there should be no fire Jighted in the stove; morning, and tea at night, they reap benefit hence the unwholesomeness of using chimney. from the change; for the coffi:e, which to them

boards. in the morning is nutritious, becomes a stimulus

138-Maxims on Noney. F. B. An excellent at night; and the tea, which acts as a diluent

writer has observed that the art of living easily at night, gives nothing for support during the

as to money, is to arrange your scale of living day.

one degree below your means. Comfort and 135-Glass broken by Hot Water. T.-No per- enjoyment are more dependent upon easiness in son would be so indiscreet as to hazard the detail of expenditure, than upon one degree's breaking of glass, by pouring hot water upon it difierence in the scale. Guard against false if he but understood the simple means of ac- associations of pleasure with expenditure-the counting for its destruction. It is as follows: notion that because pleasure can be purchased “If hot water be poured into a glass with a With money, therefore money cannot be spent round bottom, the expansion produced by the heat without enjoyment. What a thing costs a man of the water will cause the bottom of the glass is no true measure of what it is worth to him; to enlarge ; while the sides, which are not and yet, how often is his appreciation governed heated, retain their former dimensions, and, by no other standard ; as if there were a pleasure consequently, if the heat be sufficiently intense, in expenditure per se. Let yourselves feel a want, the bottom will be forced from the sides, and a before you provide against it. You are more crack or flaw will surround that part of the assured that it is a real want; and it is worth glass by which the sides are uniteal to the bottom. while to feel it a little, in order to feel the relief If, however, the glass be previously washed with from it. When you are undecided as to which of a little warm water, so that the whole is gra- two courses you would like best, choose the dually heated, and, therefore, gradually ex- cheapest. This rule will not only save money, panded, then the hot water may be poured in but save also a good deal of trilling indecision. without danger; because, although the bottom Too much leisure leads to expense; because will expand as before, yet the sides also enlarge, when a man is in want of objeets, it occurs to and the whole yessel undergoes a similar change him that they are to be had for money, and ke of heat.'

invents expenditure, in order to pass the time.

139-Good Company. C.-The tone of good however old they empany is marked by the absence of person breaking shoeekerying be seen body can

or having them become 'untied by tying them plenty of topics to discuss, without giving pain in false knots. Clean hands and nails, and well to any one presenta

brushed hair and teeth, it is in everybody's 140 Vegetables. S. C. Watering gives vege- power to possess; and, without constant attention tables long exposed a fresher colour, and a more to these particulars, the most expensive garments attractive appearance; i but repeated-waterings will fail to produce the effect you desire. are highly pernicious, as they neutralize the natu- 148-Gutta Percha Paste. B.--The Gutta paste, ral juices of some, render others bitter, and by the application of heat, can be spun, spread make all others vapid or disagreeable.

out, rolled into sheets as thin as those of oil silk, 141-Britain. M. C.-+The etymology of this or may be wrought up into the thousands of word is the country of tin, as there were great forms for use and ornament of which a strong quantities of lead and tin found on the adjacent and plastic substance is susceptible. There is islands. The Greeks called it Albion, which no limit to the length of the tube or cord that signifies, 'in the Phenician tongue, either white may be spun from the gutta paste; and should or high mountains, from the whiteness of its it break, it can readily be cemented, or welded, shores, or the high rocks on the western coast. by the use of heat. It not only defies wet and

1.142-The Tongue, T. R.-Is not an indispen- cold, but is so little affected by acid as to be sable organ of taste, as you have supposed. extensively used by the manufacturing chemist Blumenbach saw an adult, and in other respects as a receptacle for his acids. a well-informed man, who was born without a 149-Bulbous Roots. E.---The time to put tongue. He could distinguish, nevertheless, them in, is from September to November, and very easily the tastes of solutions of salt, sagar, the earliest ones will begin blowing about and aloes, rubbed on his palate, and would Christmas. Tbe-glasses should be blue, as that express the taste of each in writing.

colour best suits the roots ; put water enough 9143-Faculties of Brutes. T. M.-The dog is in to cover the bulb one-third of the way up, the only animal that dreams; and he and the less rather than more; let the water be soft, elephant the only animals that understand looks; change it once a week, and put in a pinch of the elephant is the only animal that, besides salt every time you change it. Keep the glasses man, feels ennui; the dog, the only quadruped in a place moderately warm, and near to the light, that has been brought to speak. Leibnitz bears A parlour window is a very common place for witness to a hound in Saxony, that could speak thein, but is often too warm, and brings on the distinctly thirty words.

plants too

early, and causes them to be weakly. 144-Artesian Wells. DELTA.Artesian Wells 150-Settled Studies. C. W.F.-A course of are made by boring into the earth till the instru- reading, undertaken for the purpose of ascer ment reaches water, which, from iternal pressure, taining some particular points in history, or by flows spontaneously like a fountain. They are way of testing some theory in morals, or for any so called because this mode of obtaining water specific object, will fructify the mind more than was first practised in a district of France called years of aimless reading. If you consult the Artois. These wells may now be found in almost works alluded to by the authors you are studying, every country, and they often extend several and acquire all the collateral information which hunáred feet into the earth for the purpose of belongs to any subject that engages your attenobtaining a copious stream.

tion, you will find your interest to increase as 145-Night Studies. G. S.--Extraordinary you trace the connection, and that ideas, thus wakefulness, enabling persons to study hard for followed out, become a part of your own mind, days and nights without sleep, leads to a very and suggest new thoughts and feelings. erroneous idea of the harmlessness of this excess. 151-Gum Arabic. W.-The purest and finest Intense thought, or abstraction, has a powerful gum arabic is brought in caravans to Cairo, by influence on the circulation; and this absence of the Arabs of the country round Mounts Tor and sleep is obviously the result of excessive action Sinai, who bring it from this distance on the of the brain, which, if not relieved must soon backs of camels, sown up in bags, and often run on to delirium. Extraordinary wakefulness adulterated with sand, &c. The gum exudes is, therefore, the signal of Nature for suspending | spontaneously from the bark and trunk of the such pursuits.

branches of the tree, in a soft, nearly fluid state, 146- Nature of Hair. W. H.-Hair does not, and hardens by exposure to the air, or heat of as was hitherto supposed, form an essential part

the sun.

It begins to flow in December, imof the skin. It has a principle of existence of its mediately after the rainy season, near the flowerown; and M. F. Cuvier considers the organic ing time of the tree. Afterwards, as the weasystem which produces hair as forming part of ther becomes hotter, incisions are made through that of the senses: the slightest touch, even that the bark, to assist the transudation of the juice. produced by a hair of the human head, is suffi- 152-Study of the English Poets. G. B.--In cient to make certain animals, cats, for example, judging of the character of the English poets, contract their skin and make it tremble, as they from Chaucer to Cowper, you will find no better always do to rid it of light bodies which stick to guides than Campbell in his “ Specimens of the it; and of the presence of which they are ap- British Poets,” and Dr. Aikin in his "Letters to prised by this peculiar sense of touch.

a Young Lady, on a course of English Poetry.". 147-Neat Appearance. D.-Those things 'Indeed, in a majority of the poets mentioned by which are most essential to a neat appearance are Campbell, the specimens which he has given, most within the reach of everybody, and there together with “ Aikin's Select Works of British fore the neglect of them is not to be excused. Poets,” are sufficient for a young reader. CampEverybody can mend stockings and gloves, bell's “ Biographical and Critical Notices on the

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