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tin" C the t itf.
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Not in the solitude
Alon may man commune with heaven, or see
Oaly la garage wood
And sunny vide the present Deity;
Or only hear his voice
Where the wind whisper and the wave rejoice.
r.ven here do I behold
The steps. Almighty! here, ainiJst the crowd
Through the great city rollej,
Willi everlasting murmur doep and loud
Choking the w ays that wind (kind.
'Mongst the proud pile, the work of human
Thy golden sunshine comes (lies.
From tUe round heaven, and on their dwellings
And light their inner homes skies.
For theiu thou till'st with air tlie uutouuded
And givckt them filestores
Of Mou, aud the harvea of iU s.iore.
Thy spirit is around.
Quickening the restless mas that sweeps along;
And this --. -.1 ........
Voices and footfalls of the numlwrlen throng
i,me me resounuiug sea.
Or like the rainy tempests, speaks of thee.
And when the hours of rest
Come, like a calm, upon the mid sea briue,
11 ashing iU billowy breast
TheUietf the moment, too, is thine;
It breathes of Jlim who keeps
The vast aud helpless city while ittdoeps.
taosi ii. ii. aiui tia.' rot n.
U'hen at ere I sit alone.
Thinking ou the Past aud Uoue
W hile th clock, with drow sy tiuger,
Marks how slow the minute linger
And tbe embers, dimly burning.
Tell ,f Life t lust returning
Then my lonely chair around,
W ilia solemn mournful sound
W ith a murmur soft aud low.
Come the ghosts of Long Ago.
One by one, I count them o'er,
oires, that are heard no more.
Tears that loving cheeks have wet.
VI orOx, whose umn: liug'-r vet
Holy faces, pale and fair,
Shadowy lock f waving hair
t-eulJe sighs aud whisjiers eiear,
onp forj-oltrfu niauy a year
Up of dewy f.-:grjii"ce-"-cve
brighter, bluer tnaii tbe skie
Odors breathed from I'araJise.
And the gentle shadows gii.ie
ofUy murmuring at iuv side.
Till the long an J gloomy day
All forgot teii. faum aav.
Thus, when I a.n all alone.
Ireauiiug o'er the Fast and (. one.
All around me, sad and ,
t'orue the ghost of Long Ago.
From Miarjie's .Magazine,
t reurlt t Uairrrs.
CBLKT Cavalier de Ii S.i!!. th frit
colonizer of Louisiana, (lie taried on his
discoveries A. 1. VuS,) is a sinking per.
son as a colonizer ant! discoverer ; if lor no
other reason, at least lor the ne.iii; m.
t':ona!"ty of his character; and the features
in ti'.in. tliat, throughout his course, are per
petually remind! ns us of tlie Frent Innm.
U e dj noi moan tiie latter to he understood
in an unfavorable sei.e. The French
character has a light, pliant, affectionate
fide of it; and shows, in m.c of iis sjieci
tnens, a mixture of minx. u c and spiiit
which is ery takir.g. La Salle ha this re
matkably. I!e has run the grave, plodding,
energetic, iiersovi-riiu, et'tdoinatic t haracter
of ti;e Knglish coloniser. The founders of
our coloii.al empire were men made in a
different mould, to what we s-e in this
1 ght -hearted, gallant, French adventurer.
And the fruits of their Ia!ors have Ikvn pro
IxjiUoiialiV more eirlitrin .m.l :.V,. Th..
Fir in hniati ha t uloni.jd for the lieiicfit of
the Angio-Xivjii in the west, and no sooner
ha lie settled lt.ti If in his new domain,
tliau li.e heavy we:ii! nf nli!i
l.fls o.lilcd hill Out of it. Tie S.tn-i
shows tiiat p niiw f .r o ujiation, jnanae
ni ut, and sys: n:, which alone gains ter.
man nt hold iijvui a new coi-n'ry. In the
first iiKrtiM r; ho w. v. i. and in ilC aet (f ex
ploring and (in dais liis w.iy from lake to
lake, ami lorrsi tofuei, i(, tlt. n, vt- icuion.
the 1 rem ii.naii isju;te as vit-orotn in his
way as the KiiclMiiiiin. lie mixes up the
ex(itf:ueiii ol d;si.'ov-iv, however, with
pleasures and tastes ouite his own. He
strews flowers !' the way, makes pretty
scene as he tf..s a!oit', mourns his gay col
ors on the top of the io k, and fes'.oou tlte
forest stumps. Me notes In pr3irrs hy or
nemcntal erections, and begins to dance
when he has ariivetl at i' el(J of a eood
day's or week" -'p!orinsr, ami thinks he
has achieved s.metiiini:. J,- is stitnulaifd,
moreover, by the tli.noiidi ,, u, h Jove of
la gloirr, and d not dream of adultera
ting the noble admixture with any bast
mercantile fcrlir.tr. lie has not shipping,
and ducks, and lactories in view; his dis
covery is a fine dieum to him. He is pleased
with it, as lie would lie with a good play ;
and the real hardships and roiigimessts he
endure are mixed wtdi sometiiingof h.sold
opera house. Mage light, fide scene, ami odier
Farisian sympathies'. We hear of dancing
on boaid, as the ship of discovery was cros
sing die Atlantic. "A joyous company of
girls on board sought to wear away the te
diou&irsH of the voyajje, ami enliven the
spirits of d.e passengers by the amusement
of dancing. This was more than die grave
and scrupulous Hecolleet (a priest of a par
ticular order) could endure, and he took
occasion to reprimand the young damsels,
and check their hilarity. 1 JSalle inter
pose, and said theje was no harm in dan
cing.'" Ilia men are fnghu ned at dieir fi.st start
upon tlieir .Mississippi voyage of discovery,
with a ptctuie of the hoirors and danirer of
that mysterious river.
"Nikanape, a man of rank in (he camp,
and lN-othrr to die great chief of the nation,
who was Absent on a hunting excursion, in
vited the Frenchman to an entertainment;
and before kitting do a n to the repast, he
made a long spee.rh, th drift of which was,
to advise his pies; against the perilous
scheme of going down the Mississippi. He
said that o:1kts had pciished in the attempt;
that the banks were inhabited by a strong
and terrible race of men, who killed every
body that tame aaiotig them ; that the wa
ters swarmed with crocodiles, serpents, and
frightful monsters; and that, even if the
boat was large ami strong enough lo escape
these dangers, it would Ik: dashed in pieces
by the falls and rapids, or meet widi inevi
table destruction in a hideous whirlpool at
dii river's mouth, where the. river itself was
swallowed up and lost. This harangue,
mhidi the orator enforced by ( xpre&.ioiw of
anxious concern f jr the welfare of his friends,
produced an obvious effect on the minds of
La .Sallt's men."
La Salle instantly brings the imae of
U gloire liefore them.
-He said the dangers, which had been
tnted in m. U glowi, M ,w Q1
tlieir face so clear a slamji of exaggeration
and improbability, that he was convinced
that Nikanajw himself w.iuM excu. ,;1U
or regnrdtng tJiuu with utter incralulity;
and, even ,f thej- were as formidable as had
been represeuted, tht courage of FrtnrJu
nun mould only I the more eager to if.
co-inUr them, as crowning their enterprise
tciOi the greater glory.1'
Ia fcalle hunself starU on Ins voV'tgc
from France, with a tuitent of nobility ; he
is the Sieurde la Salle. The .Sieur de la
Salle builds h"t3 sliip 'GriC:n," in Canada,
for Mississippi discoveries. 1 1 e vessel was
.named "The Griflin,"in compliment to the
Count de I route nac, whose armorial war
ing were adorned by two griflins, as sup
porters. 'Hie sliip was coiiiplcteiv imisiieo,
rigged, and equipped within t-ix inondis
Iro-n the day on which the keel was iaiu.
The ornamental parts were not forgotten.
The grirYin with exjandel wings, surmount
Oil by an eagle, sat on the prow."
I he ceremony of takin? possession ol a
district is characteristic in the same wav.
The .Sieur de la Salle, it should I known
by the way, always wears, on such occa
sions, and on all occasions of ceremony, "a
scarlet coat, embroidered with sold."
The arms of France were attached to
da? column, with this incription : Ijou'xs the
Crtat, King of France aud Xararrt,
reigns; the 9th of April, 1C32. All the
men were under arms, and, after chanti.ig
die Te Dev.m, they honored the occasion by
a discharge of their muskets, end cries of
Long lire the king. The column was
dien erected bv the Sicur de la Salle, who
nwtde a formal speech, taking possession of
the whoie country of Ijouisiana lor the
t rench king, the nations and people con
tail ted therein, the seas and harbois adja
cent, and a! 1 the streams flowing into the
.li.sijs;iti. which he calls die neat river St.
IjOuIs. A leaden plate was b iried at the
loot of a tiee, with a Latin nisei iption, con
laining the arms of Fiance anJ the !ate,
and purporting that La Salle, Tonty, 7.n-
nobe, and twenty Fren hmen, were the first
to navigate the river from Illinois to its
mouth. The cross was then erected wi.h
similar ceremonies. At the same time an
c."ouut of these proceedings was drawn up,
in the form or a J r&es erbai, certified by
a notary, and signed by thirteen of the prin
cipal persons nl th expedition.
This sort of hartules?, amuing pomp
iroes on throughout, and La Salle's chival
ry, and the old "chateaux" associations fol
low him into the new world, lie carries
France with him wherever he goes.
There is the same character shown in the
petiral dejection of mind which comes nut
when he has ill luck, ami expresses irsejf
by giving a melancholy name to a station
he erects, or a river he crosses ; and his geo
graphic a! chart, in the act of formation, ex
presses, by the nomenclature i.jon it, the
d;llereut phases of mind the disioverer was
in. He is deserted, ou one occasion, by
'.-.x of his men, including the two saw
ycis, whoe services were exceedingly im
poitant. The defec tion of so huge u num
ber was not only discouraging in itself, but
a iad bieaih in the company." lie built a
fort so.ni after this loss, and called it, -in
sympathy with his feelings, Fort Cievccceur,
Urol.en Heart." A sain
Five or aix miles beyond, they came to
another river, which Father Anastase savs
w as broader and deeper than the Scire at
I ordered on one side bv the most
beautiful trees, and on the other by exten
sive plains. They crossed it on a raft.
TI is was the Colorado. It was afterwards
caih-d the Maligne by La Salle, in conse
queii' e of one of his party having been de
vonred in it by a crocodile."
His e ngaging manner to his people in all
distresses, and way of making speeches to
them, and cheering them up, are quite in
the style of French amiablencss and good
nature. "The Sieur de hi Salle, calling
the g(od people together- addressed diem in
an eloquent sjee.h," says Anastase, "iih
that engaging air which was so nitural to
him, presenting such motives to sustain their
constancy as the occasion would admit, and
ei.coujaging them to hope for his secdy re
turn with succors to relieve their distresses.'
With this gayety, gallantry, and spirit,
religion comes in too, aud ha.-, its place in
the scene. La Sjie lake s out liiar mission-
anes with linn, whom h takes into his
ounseJs. and treats as his Ikhuii friends.
They a ( ompaiiv the course of disov-
ery, preaching and converting, when they
have the opportunity; assisting La Salle in
boat and fort-building when they have noth
ing better to lo.
"Although La Salle had received hisedu-
cation at the hands of the Jesuits, and had
lived wiih them for many years, vet his pre
dilections seemed to have leaned townrdmLe
Ke'collee-ts. From them he rl.ose the snir.
ituat guieles who were to accomiianr Inn
his discoveries. When he arriveel at fort
Frontenac, he found Fathers Gabriel, Louis
Hennepin, ami Zenolie Membre, awaiting
his ordera; as also Luke Huisset and Melil
tiion Watteau,the fonner destined for the mis
sionary station at the fort, and the latter lor
that at Niagara. They were all natives of the
Spanish Netherlands. The most renowned
of thse fathers wts Hennepin, who has
figured in die lite rary world, and w ho w ill
often appear in the course of diis narrative.
He came to Canada in the same vessel with
the Sieur de la Salle, when returning after
his first voyage to France ; and from that
time he had been employed as a missionary
at Fort Frontenac. or in rambling among
the Iroquios. In some of these excursions
he visited AlLmy. then calld New Orange,
ami other frontier settlements of New Yolk.
IJeing of a restless temper, it was not his
humor to remain long in tlie same plac e."
The mixture in La Salle's mind of arms
and religion attracts the remark of the
American biographer. In a speech to a
crowd of Indians on stepping out of his
"La Salic took iho first opportunity to
explain to then, the objects that had brought
limi to their country, which he could el.j
with the more facility as he was accompa-nie-d
by two interpreters. He told Uiein
that he had come from Canada to impart to
them a knowiedge af the true God, to assist
them against their cuemiits, and U) supply
them with arms and with the conveniences
of life. At this interview lie said nothing
about his proposed voyage to the Mississippi.
I if fact, his aim seems only to have been to
quell their apprehensions and rivet their
friendship. The idea of teaching them the
Cliri.-lian religion, and at the same time
putting fire-arms in their hands to excite
their passion for war, is so incongruous, that
tins rr-nort inidit be doubted, if it Uf re not
coutrmed by two of the missionaries who
were present, aud who relate the circum
stance without comment."
However, the preachinz of the mission
aries produces an impression, in spite, too,
of the great difficulty of their not understand-
.1 f ! 1 . . ..
mg uic muian language, nor the Indians
theirs. They find die cross respected,
though th-y cannot discover why.
"No demonstrations of hostility were
J.st l. i i- ii
o, i jj uicniuti-9, who cvruiauy itccep.
tod the calmet of pe ace, visited die French-
men in uietr camp, and invited Uiem to
dieir village. The sliore was lined by a
concourse of people to receive them, cabins
were assigned for their accommodation, fuel
Was supplied for tlieir fires, nhiindftr.ro rd
provisions was brought to Uiem, and for three
days they were regahfd with a continual
feast. Lh(e Indians, it v.as rental ked,
were of a much gayer humor than those of
the norUi, more frank and open-Leaited,
more gentle in their manners, and decorous
in their deportment. 1 heir b.eur da la
Sail was treated with marked defcience
and respect. He took jtossesoion of the
country in the name of his king, erected a
cross, and adorned it with the) nrma of
France. This was done with much pomp
and ceremony, at which the savages testi
fies! great joy, ami doubtless supposed it to
be intended for their amusement, r ather
Zcnobe also performed his part, by encVav
oring to impress upon the multitude some
or the myster.es ol lusfuitli, as far as he could
do it without understanding a word of their
language ; and he did not despair of having
produe;ed good effects, especially as hejob.
seived, on his return, that the crass stood
untouched, and had been surrounded by the
Indians with a 1 ne of palisades,
Such is the character of La Salle's course
of adventure, lie is a gallant adventurer
in die fust place ; he is a converter ami
missionary in the next : and he and his
"Recollects" act together with perfect liar-
mony and brotherly spirit, lie goes through
his difficulties widi u light limit, "it
would be impossible," says one of his mis
sionary fathers of him, "to find in history
an instance of u more intrepid and invinci
hie courage than that of the Sieur dc la
Salle. He was never cast down, and he
constantly hoped, with the aid of Heaven,
lo accomplish his enterpnso. He did ac
coniplish it, and discovered and founded the
colony of IjOutsiana, now one of the I'm
ted States; but he did not live to enjoy his
discovery. Jt I reucli gavety and Iight-
heartet jiess accompanied the course of his
dscovery.a r rench tragedy closed it. He
was liiiudereci by a clique of his own men.
I oor La Salle certainly claims our puy as
much as any one we know of ; lw so littl
ele-served his fate. 1 le was so perfec tly un-
litted to be lh? mark of an assassin
murdeious knot amongst his own followers,
however, having killed in revenger some of
their own e-Mupanions. feared La Salle's
discovering the crime.
'As the conspiratois had be gun the woik
oi blood, they laid a scheme on the spot for
I destroying the Sie-ur tie La Salh in con-
j fortuity, it mav lc, with a pievious design,
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tino inniei uie iiieiio 01 suiieilllg lilt HSl
punishment of their guilt at his hands.
They deliberated on the method of doing
it for two or three days. Meantime La Salle
expressed anxiety at the long absence of
Moragnel, and seemed to have forebodings
of some unhappy event. Tor he asked wheth
er Duliaiitaml his associates hud not s'lown
symptoms of dissatisfaction. He fenred, also,
that the w hole party might hav e been cut off
by the savages.
"Finally, he eletermined to go himself in
search of them, leaving the catiip, on the
lOth of March, under the charge of Joule!.
He was accompanied by father Aua4asc,
1 . i i i ,,.
auo two native's, wno nan served Dun as
guides. After travelling about six mile's,
they found the bloody cravat of Sage-t near
the bank of a river, and, at the sane lime',
two engle's were seen hovering over tlieir
heads, as if attract?tl by food on th? ground.
La Salle fired his gun, w hii !i was he.itd by
the conspirators on the other sitle o " the riv
er. Duhautnnd Larcheveqtie immediately
crossed over at some distance in advance.
La Salle approached, and, meeting Lar.
che-veque. asked fer Moragnet, and was an
swered vaguely that he was along the river.
At that moment, Uiihaut, who was conceal
ed in the high grass dischuiged his musket and
shot him through the head. Father Anas
tase w as slanting by his side, and expectetl
to sluiie- tie same fate, till the lOuspieutoi
told him they had no design upon his life.
"La Salle survived aieout an hour, un
able to sjK-ak, but pressing the hand tf the
good father, to signify that le uudcrstixiel
what was said to him. The same kind
friend ting his grave, ami huiied him, and
erected a cross over his retrains. Tliu
'crislcd,' says he, 'our wise condm tor, con-!
M.iiit in noversuies. luiiepiu, cent rous, i n
gaging, adroit, skilful, and rapahl of auv
thing. He w ho, during a period of twenty
years, had sofu neil the fierce temper of a
va-t niimbe r ef savage nations, was mas
sacred by his own jKOph. whom he had
loaded with benefits, lie dieel in the vigor
of life, in the midst of his career, and his
labors, without the consolation of having
seen iheir re-suits.' "
From I'luiiil.fr' Joiirui!.
H'rnf ISolra im XnUj),
The following anecdote, told by Mr.
Feaiherstouhaiigh, in his "Canoe Yoy.ige
up the Miimay Sotor," plaees the pig at a
respectable elevation in the seale of dis.
criminating intelligence: "As we tp
proached a farm on the American side of
the St. Clair river, belonging to the captain
of our steamer, a curious fact fell under ny
observation. The pigs belonging to the
farm came squealing down to the water
side, a thing which the persons at th; farm
assured ne they never did when other steam,
eis passed. The captain explained this
singular recognition on the part of the pigs,
by slating that the swill of his steamer was
always preserved for them, tmd that, on
reaehing the landing-place, it was iumndi
ately put on shore 10 feed them. The ani
mals having !een accustomed lo this vak a-bit-
imjtortation tluring the whole summer
inondis, had learneel lo distinguish the eeu
liar sound which the steam made in rushing
through the pipe of the sieainer; and as
Utcy could do this at tie distance of half a
mile, they immediately, upon hming it,
Listened down to the river, whilst lie noise
mtide by the other steamers wrs disregard
ed." This is a curious instance of tie pos
sibility of sharpening the faculties of the
lower animal by an appeal lo their appe
tites, and a conclusive proof that the re adiest
way to make all swinish animals reasonably
is to provide plenty of swill for them.
Kvcry one is aw are of the ferocious con
tests which often take pi
acc among tl;c
season of love
higher animals during
and gallantry; but few, we bcleve, will be
piepareel to find the same feelini raging us
fiercely among the cold-blooded deni2cns of
the waters, though the poet has long ago
given his word for it, "that even an oyster
may be crossed in love." Such, however,
is the case, if we may credit the subjoined
psjagraph from the "Elgin Courier:"
"While sevcrsl cutter-men (of the preven
tive aervice) were on their rounds the other
day, and bearing along the Findhorn, be.
tween Glcnferness and Dulcie Bridge, they
observed an unusual commotion among the
spawning IhkIs of the ford. On approach
ing the spot, two large male salmon were
seen, engaged in mortal combat for the jkis
session of a female. Never did chivalrie.
knights contest for the hand of 'ladye fair'
more fiercely than these bn'udly lords of the
flood. The tranqnil bosom of the stream
was lashed into foam by the struggles of
the finny antagonists; in the mean time the
object of the fray was beating silently about,
spectatress of die fight.' From the np. I
petiraucc of tin? stream dyed with blood,
ami gradually assuming its former smooth
surface it wus evident Uiat the contest was
over. One of iho salmou at last fioundeis
on the surfa ;c dead : and the victor, it
may bo conicctuied, exhaustedly bore off
his prize. The men, who hail the curiosity
to watth die light, as a proof of their story,
conveyed die deid salmon to the nearest
victor had torn off the
fiesli along thu ba,-k, fiom head to tail, to
the very bone. In the movement of salmon-spawning,
the males have often been
seen chasing each odier ; but such a fray as
thu litis not been witnessed by the oldest
nsher or poacher on the I inuhorn,
Mr. Gardner, in his recently-published
"Travels in Brazil," furnishes some ad
ditional infomaticn respecting the habits
ana character of Uc electric eel: "In the
Rio de Palnia," stys he, "as in all the riv
era within the province of Goya, the Gym
not us electrkus is exceedingly common,
They are of all sits, from a foot to six feet
in length, and aie frequently caught on the
line wnu n ate set lor Iisnes; tliey are some
times eaten, but not generally, although
their flesh is 3aid to lie very good. Horses
as well as men, by coming in contact with
them in t:ie water, are not unfrenucntly
thrown dow n by tie shock w hich they im
part: they are called by the inhabitants
Treme-trtme. In rainy weather, those who
fish in these livers often receive a shock,
which is communicated along the moisture
upon the rod and line, when one of them
happens to sei.o tin hook. I saw one in
a state of captivity, about six feet long,
w hich was so tame, that it would allow any
one to put his hand upon it, and even slide
for its whetle length dirough the fingers; but
if irritaied in the smallest degree, by pinch
ing it a little, it tmtantly communicated
The same authcrity confirms the early
accounts respecting the prodigious swallow
ing capacity of the boa-constrictor accounts
which certain naturalists, whose researches
never extended he.-youd the galleries of a
museum, are in the habit of treating with
ridicule and unbelie". "The boa," says he,
' is not uncommon throughout the whole
province ol Goyaz, particularly by the wood
ed margins of lakes, marshes, and streams.
Sometimes they attain the enormous length
of forty feet: lie largest 1 ever saw was at
thus place, but it was not alive. Some
weeks U fore our arrive.! at Stipe, the favor
ite iKiuig-lioise ol "sciihor Lgoctra, whicli
h id been put out to pasture not far from tic
house, could not be found, although strict
scan h was made for it all over the f.i.ienda
el . .1.. r. . i f i
oiioiuy a iter tins, 0112 01 lus vaqueiros, in
going through a wood by the side of a small
liver, saw an enormous loa suspended in the
fork of a tiee which hung ove-r the water
it was elead, but had evidently been delated
1 1 .. . . i 1 ii-
oov. 11 auve i'V a recent noou : ana neing in
an inert state, i:. had not been aide to extri-
case it.-eit iioui tiie loik helore the waters
fell. I: v.iis dragged out to the eqvm coun
try I'V two l;or?es, at d was found to nit a-
sure thirty. s; ven feet 11 length,
ing it, lie bones of a hor.se, in
broken condition, anc the flesh in a half-di-
srestcd state, were found wilhui it. the Inuie's
of the lead being uninjured. From these
ciituinstanees, it was concluded that the boa
lad devoured the horse entire. In all kind.
of snakes the capacity for swallowing is
prodigious. I have often seen one not
thicker than my thumb swallow a fro as
large as my fist; and I once killed a rattle.
snke aliotit four feet long, and of 110 great
thickness, which had swallowed not less
than three luge frogs, one of which swelled
out, its sieles to nearly twice the thickness of
the other parts. I lave also seen a very
slender snake that frequents the roofs of
houses, swallow an enure bat three times
its own thic kness. If such le the else
with these smaller kinels, it is not to be
wondered at that one diirty-scveu feet long
should be able to swallow a horse, particu
larly when it is known that, previously to
doing si, it breaks tie Iwnes of the animal
by coiling itself round it, and afterwanls
ii . ....
tifruaies it with a slimv matter wlm h it
his the power of secreting in its mouth.
Much las been said and writ'en loth for
and against the ingenuity and imitative
faculties of monkeys these accounts, how
ever, generally referring to the animals in a
s:de nf domestication and training. We
have little recemled of their natural state
beyond ileir chattering frolicksomeuess,
their shyness, their affection for their young,
or their occasionally pe'ting some obtrusive
traveller with rotten twigs or palm-nuts fiom
the biauches overhead. The following ex
tinct from the same traveller not onlv mils
to our knowledge on th.s st ore, but exhibits
the monkey tribe as capable of employing
implements, if we may so speak, for the
attainment of a certain end: "The moist
and marshy cmipos .pro luce various kinds
of palm-trees, which bear large clusters of
small nuts, greatly resembling miniature
cocoa-nuts. When ripe;, these are covered
externally with a fibrcits oily substance,
w hich has a sw eetish taste, and constitutes
the favorite food of the little ring tailed
monkeys, which are no less fond of the in
temal part of the nut, whith contain a
kernel similar to that nf the cocoa. In
several parts of the inteiior. I lad been told
that, to get ot this kerned, the shell being
too hard to break with their teeth, the mon.
keys carry the nuts to a rocky place, and
there break them with a stone ; and I even
met w ith persons who assured me that they
hal watched them in sue li places, ami actu
ally seen llieia engaged in this operation.
TH account I always considered to lie
fabulous till I arrived at Sape. In an ex
e ursiou we made over the Serra, w here it is
composed of neaily bare, rugcexl lime-stone
peaks, in several almost inaccessible places,
we came upon large heaps of the broken
shell.) of nuts, generally on a bare, open
pait of the rock, and along with them a
number of roundish pieces of stone, larger
than the fist, which had evidently been em
ployed in breaking the shells. These,
Senhor Lngoeira told me, were the places re
sorted to by the monkeys for the purpose of
breaking the nuts collected in the low
grounds; ami that, in his shooting excur
sions over the mountains, he has frequently
seen them take flight on his approach.
That they both can, and really do, make
use of a stone in order to break that which
is t'K hard for their teeth, I have frequently
witnessed in a little pet monkey that accom
panied me on my journey. 1 obtained it in
1'iauhy, aud it was the only one of the
many tame animals I carried with me that
readied Rio dc Janeiro alive: it was a fe
male of the species we are now speaking
of, and ultimately became very gentle.
Jerry was the favorite with all, and indeed,
in all respects fared like ourselves; it be
taine so fond of tea, which it drank every
morning and evening, that it would not go
to sleep widiout its usual allowance. Its
favorile food wa farinha, boiled rice, and
bananas; but scarcely anything came amiss
to it. A raw egg was a choice morsel, and
on tieing given to it, it broke one end by
gently knocking it on the floor, and com-
v 1 1 y awiwii a v miw a w p uiivs
nleted the hole by picking off die broken
iii3 0f shell, and putting it on the point of
its long sleneler finger ; throwing back its
head, and holding the egg erect between
its two nanus. 11 &uou vwumiw v .j-.v.
out iho whole contents. ' Whenever any
thing was given to it that was loo hard to
break with its teeth, it always looked about
for a stone, which it would hold in both its
hands, and rising erect on it3 legs, would
let it fall, leaping backwards at me same
time, to avoid any injury to its toes."
We are occasionally availed try Hie an
onymous abuse of parlor naturalists for re
peating what certain travellers nave written
respecting the dimensions and habits of the
so-called bird-catching spiders ol utn
America : what do such authorities say to
tiie recent testimony of Dr. Von Tschudi ?
"AtOuibe." he says, "I saw a bird-catching
spider (my gale) of extraordinary large sue.
The back-part of the body alone measured
two inches ! ISctiig at some distance, I sup
posed it to lie one of the rodent animals,
nnd I fired at it. To niv mortification 1
discovered mv mistake when too late, for
the specimen was completely destroyed by
die shot, and was useless fot my collection.
The Indians assured me that on the margin
of the stream which flowed near the plan
tation, many larger individuals were to be
found ; but I never saw another f such re
markable size as the one I inadvertently de
The vampire, or blood-sucking bats,
which were also so long regarded as fain
lous, are thus spoken of by ihe same re
cent authority : "Not less tioublcsome
are the leaf nosed bats. ( phiillostoma.) whi 1
attack both man ami beast. This bat rubs
1111 the skin of his victim, from which he
sucks the blood. The domestic animals
suffer creallv from the nocturnal attat ks
of these creatures uml many ate desuoyed
by the exhaustion consequent on the relat
ed blood sucking. The blood drawn ty
the bat itself dte.s not exceed n few ounces ;
but if. when satisfieel it drops dow n to the
irrninul m nu'nv the ee'Ollild continues
to bleed for a long time, and in the morn
ing die animal is often found in a veiy
weak condition, and covered with blood.
One ef my mules, on which a leaf nosed
bat made a nightly attack, was only saved
bv having his bnck rubbed with an oint
nient made of spirits of camphor, soap, and
M-trolcum. The blood-suckers have such
an aversion to the smell of this ointment,
lhal 011 its application they e eased to ap
proach the mule. These li!i are ve'ry mis
chievous in the plantations of the forests,
wlieie leasts of hurtle 11 and horned cattle
are cxocd o tlieir attacks. Whether they
venture to assail man, has Iktii a much
disputed question. Several travellers de
clare they do not. I may, however, men
tion a use which occurred within my ow n
knowledge. A but fastened on the noe of
an Indian lying intoxicated in a plantation,
and sucked so much blood, that it was una
ble to fly away. The slight wound was
followed bv such severe inflammation and
sw elling that the features of the Cholo were
ii'U recognizable." This account is con
fumed by Mr. ('ardner, the Brazilian travel
ler, who believes that the puueture which
the vampire makes in the skin of the ani
mals is effected by the sharp hooked nail
of its thumb, and thr; from tiie wound thus
made it abstm-ts the blood by the suctorial
jHiwers of its lips and tongue."
(ricra of OI4 liclnrr.
In a late picture 3ale in London, we note
some instances of price, which loeikenl as if
the appreciation of the Masters wus nut yet
entirely loat. For example :
"The mtraculouj Muriilo, 'Tim adoruliou of
the Shepherds,' was bought by Mr. Tlicel iU-",
supposed to be for the .Marques of Ilt-rllord,
for ti.t'T J guinnns, while the uvt picture, a Wy
njnt's, rarrinl away 4'MI guiues. The large
Vauder eh, a 11101 frelt aud vigorous pic
ture purchase j by Mr. Farrer some while siuce
at the Karl of Litchfield's sale, at Si-hugborougb,
for about LI.'.j K was here carried irl" by the
Marquees f HurtforJ, for 1,00 guineas ; aud the
Rubens, 'The Holy Family,' a glowing viUen?e
of startling genius, which wan at one period in
the imperial gal. ery of Vieuua, until the F111
puror Joseph 11. presented ii to the Counsellor
liurliii.of Bruels, roe to guineas.
"The latter picture was likewise for the Mar
quest of Hertford, who laid out the prinrelv
sum during this day's sale alone, of ill.iMM.
The fear, however, was very gnerally express
ed ill the room that his lor.lsliip purpose the re
moval of these .'l-eat gems to the palace he is now
huil iing in Paris ; and, if so, the gratification i f
the llritish puh'ir, and the moie important fart
of their utilitv ss works of studv, svill he entire.
Nor elo they, iu this rage fur Old Pic
tures, entirely overlook all modern excel
lence : take the following iu proof: diouirh
hei', to In- sure, the artist is one who, in his
particular sort of subject, has probably nev.
it been surpassed, lie who of old puinteHl
for Alexander a counter so life-like that
steeds at s'glit of it pricked up iheir ears and
neighed, was no doubt a good animal paint
er : the name of Vernet, too, U vast as to
all that appertains to horse-flesh . Paul Pot
ter's bull's and his boar and lion hunts hnv
been matchless : tiie Raphael of. v.s stnnds
supreme in puss portraiture : but I ir Irs ex
qnisite monkeys, his delicious dos, his in
imitable jackasses, and, indeed, his imn'crv
of the nunncrs and forms of he whole ani
mal kingdom, the moiureh of die bensls
might well make Landjeer piiutertohis
quathuped Couit :
"Profits of Paivter. It is worthy of re
mark, as a circuinst nice In excite n. Utile sur
prise in F.ngland, an perfect astonishment on
the eoutineut, that for the fuur pictures pointed
by Mr. IvNvjrd I.umlsivr this year he r -r ived
nearly seven thousand pounds, v'm I ' for
ti'io paintings, and Jt 1, 13;) for the cnpyrigiiU;
The copy lights of the 1V:icc fiuJ War were
piinlnsed for C'i.fij' lv Mr. Ahler.u in .Mom.
that of the Kefreshment,' for K 1,000, for M-ssrs.
Henry (inves cV Co.; and that cf the 'Stng at
IJ.iv,'" for JtrUO, 'with a share of the profits,) by
.Mr". .McLean. The MVue' an I 'War' sr th
property of .Mr. Vernon ; that of 'Refr.Mhment'
belongs to Mr. Newenhups, a Itelgiiu dealer;
and that of the 'Stag at Hty'to LorJ tio.loliiliin."
Art t nioH,
The following, as to one of the causes of
the beauty of Italian coloring, looks proba
ble enough :
"Vkmktiai AlMosrnt.RC. I am acquainted
with an Fiiirlish trtist who, being struci by the
vivid tints of somo stuB's which he saw worn by
the women.aud which appeured to him preciIy
the same as those he admired in Tili-in and Paul
Veronese, purchased some pieces of the same
fabric aud brought them to Knirlnud ; but he
soou found that for his purpose he ought to have
brought the Venetian atmosphere with him.
U'heu unpacked ill Loudon, the reds seemed as
din jy, and the yellow as dirty, and the blues as
smoky as our own." Mrs. Jajitrfon.Xat. tat.
Appahel. A man ought, in his clothes,
to conform something to those that he con
verses with, to tie custom of the nation,
and Um fashion that is decent and general,
to the occasion, and his own condition ; for
that is best that best u'l with one's call,
ing, nnd the rank we live in. And seeing
that all men are not (rvlipuscs, to read the
riddle of another man's inside, and most
men judge by appearances, it behoves a
man to barter for a good esteem, even from
his clothes and outside. We guess the
goodness of the pasture by the mantle we
see it wears. ttWtaui.
"A Poet is like a bird : he gives what he
has, and he gives a song."
f From the KouarHto Jwwl "
T mi !
wtirre.t at the huth cue.
Mother I look round ro i night-
Wbtfatho bright roooa 1 weeping on ""
A nU like the broaU gren emrtn u wtuieu in ngui,
Aly thought are gentle, and passions itill!
W hy i it Mother thitt 1 think of thoe
WhmoVr 1 wako et night? nd eiii to hear
Thy voire upon tbe even oh, cu it he.
Thy spirit hovers in the eilence ne-ar?
Or i It then "ar Mother that the low
And gentle breathing ef the midnight wind
Hear to my heart the music tonee which flow
So aoftlv, weetly ta my conscioui niiudT
Words thou bast breathed in hoars of gentlenew,
Which linger "round me in these calm, still
As the winds which love iu forest nooi to ret
bVuryet the odors of m thousand (lowers!
I see among the stars when silence sleeps
Overa'd nature, and upon my brow
Stream the cool bree?.es from those aiure deeps,
A form like thiue oh, .Mother, it U thou?
In these still halls beneath the lovely earth,
I've roamed full oft from wordly dreaming free,
And fancy lone to holy thoughts gave birth,
Aud oft 1 thought, dear Mother, then of thee!
Cut ah, 'tis only when my heart Is pure
That thus thine image stealeth thro' my life
A thought so beautiful may not endure
Fierce pussiou's troubled wilderness of strife;
So here where love is holiest, an J all
li free from taint of worldlinesd or guil.',
The heart goes back to home, and loves to call
From all its memories a Mother's smile!
Oh, still sweet vision when the night iscalm,
Coiiie to my spirit that thine inrlueuce
May to my woumW heart yield kindly balm!
So softly 140th it full upon the sehse,
And steal into the heart, as geulle dreams
Steal o'er a maiden's slumbers that wita me
A tailsinuu of love thy preseuce seems.
To point mv heart to gentleness an-l thee!
August I j, 1 s 47. K. T. Cvsbv.
iU'sric Mathematician. My object
was chiefly that of extending the small por
tion of mathematics which the occasional
master of Town Hank had been able to
give me, but without anv one to apply to
! lor assistance when 1 found nivself at a loss,
which frequently happened. I was some
limes disposed to shut my book ; but, at
this early period of life, 1 had an inherent
and inveterate hatred of idleness, and that
feeling has continued to haunt me until the
advanced stage ol" human existence at which
I am now writing. In the midst of this di
leina I was informed that there lived, in the
hills, an old farmer, of the name of (lib-ton,
who went among his ueig'ibois by the ai-
pe Uation of the ici.vc man, on account of his
profound kuowN-ele on almost every sub
ject; that he had the reputation of be-in? a
thorough mathematician : that he made his
own almanac, and could calculate eclipses.
In short, like the village schoolmaster,
"I.aud he could measure, terms aud tiues
And e'en the story ran that he could g"ge."
I determined to see this rustic wontler, and
for that purpose walked some eight or nir
miles into the hilly country, and was so
much g.atified with tiie intiniia'io'i hs cave
me on cvita.n jKiii.. liwit tiad li jundered rn,
and with such gotsl will, urbanity, and pa-
tieii e wuiial, die! lie xiisttise ice, as k
lot Wollaston would have said,) that I le
pra ted my visit three or four times ; and
should have gone at Icat once moie, before
quitting home, had I no: felt somewhat
ashamed lo trouble him on that occasion,
which was the following: I had puzzled
myself for a couple of days and nights with
a pioblcm in imson's Conic Sections,
w ith whit h, without conMiliim; anv one, I
found myself so much perplexcsl and con
r t . - - . . .
nuHtt. as to despair ol ever Ieins: aide to
master. The failure preyed ujion my mind.
n a luture night lined once more, and
alter a vain attempt, fell into a disturbe-d
sh'ep, in the course of which I liecame fussi
ly at work with my problem, or more cor
rectly peraphs, I dreamed to !e so ; and the
result wus, a true and satisfactory solution.
In the morning, in the full recollection of mv
dream, I took up my slate and pencil, and
easily sketched out the solution. 0,i men
tioning the tircunistance in after years, to
I'r. ouns, he told me it was by no means
an unusual ;.-, and that many iiistaie es
are on re-coid e.f imricate K:nts iT4 ? un
ravelled in dreams nr fl!turtcd myd. .Im.
iii creams or ii:iurtel shet.-
iurinra'nj uj tr John Harrow.
Aiti sE or Wir. It is said that the nam.
. . , . . ..
of love is otteii tONen in vain, e ouijn lle to
stand godfather to feelings with which he
has nothing to do, and made answerable
for all the faults and follies whit h inte-re'st,
vanity, and idleness commit while masqtiera-
a;ng under si ten scmtiiunee. u it is nist as
mm ii put upon blamed lor a ihonsand im
pertinences over which it would not have
held for a moment its cjitterins shield; it is
like the radiant fairy doomed ti wander
over earth, concealed and transloime'd, and
only allowe-d on rare occasions to hine
forth in its true and sparkling form. It is
well that wit is an impalpable and ethereal
substance, or it must long since have f vap
oraied in indignation at that peculiarly
wret'-hetl ami mistaken race, its imitators.
C Issirurlrr mf tbe (irallrntita.
Dr. Lieber, of the College of Soudi Car
olina, in a recent address before the students
of that Institution, made the "Character of
the ("mtleman" the subject of an excellent
address. If space permitted, the address
should exhibit its good points by abundant
exti.Kls. In the absenee, however, of l.er
scer ('iotat"oi,s, we give the following :
1 have M.ced already that the forbearing
u.e of power is a sure attribute of the true
gentleman ; indeed, we may say that jhvv.
er, physical, moral, purely social, or polit
ical, is one of the touchstones of genuine
gentlemanship. The power which the htrs
baud has over the wife, in which we must
include the in punity with which he may le
unkind to her; the father over his childien ;
the teacher over his pupils ; the oM over
the young; and die young over the aged ;
the strong over the weak ; the officer over
his men ; the master of a vessel over his
hands ; the magistrate over the citizens ; the
employer over the employed ; the rich over
the jkhu" ; the educated over the unlettered ;
the experienced over the confiding; the
keeper of a se cret over him whom it touch
es; the gifted over the ordinary man ; even
the clever over the silly the forbearing and
motlensive use ot all tins power or atuhori
I ,v, or a total abstinence from it, where the
. -ii i ,i .i
in. uu. in i.- iii snow i :ie gentleman in a
plain, unostentatious manner. Kvery tra
veller knows whether a gentlemanly or rude
officer is seeking his trunks. Hut the use
of power does not only form a touchstone ;
even the manner in which an individual
enjoys certain advantages over others is a
test. No gentleman can boast of the de
lights of supeiior health in presence of a
languid patient, or speak of great good luck
when in hearing of a man Iient by habitual
misfortune. Let a man who happily enjoys
the blessings of a pure and honest life,speak
of it to a fallen criminal fellow-being, and
you will soon see whether he be, in addi
tion to his honesty, a ge ntleman or not.
The gentleman does not necdle?ssly and un
ceasingly remind an offender of a wrong he
may have committed against him. lie can
not only f..ii;r:v? ; Le can forget,aud lie strives
for that nobleness of soul and manli
ness of character which impart sufficient
strength to lot the past be past. lie will
never use die power which the knowledge
of an offence, a false step, or an unfortunate
tipomre of weakness rive himTmeeih
enjoy the power of humiliafii,? his d-T
for. A irue man ol honor f,.eU h.iaib?d
himself, when be cannot heir, 1 ,min:
The Arrrcnoss. It aoiieais iir,.....
I.iK'a ih.'if f.nr U.!,.-l,. rj 11.. l '
ted tlieir instructions to the head, uith v
little attention to the heart. Fiom Vr""
tie down to Loce, lx.ks without JuH
i l i r . i . "i.iJe;r
nave ucvn eoinjieics u lor lllltiVatm- and ii,
proving the i:nlertane!in : but f-- : .
portion, fr cukvating and i,u!)rovT..,i
nut V tivil,
Miss Itt V, the ii'lihoH a, ,. 4
but y Tales, has lor some tim,. '
up her residence in Clifton. This re.'
etl lady has now reached a very :slvaii. J
age. During the past week she Lw ' 1...
visiieo rv a not ies venerable and d;...,,
irnished literary character M Mj-"'
f". AiiClRlTIO.N-. Never to
Mic-iiaiit;9 13 a nzil Ol a Vw i,i-n. f -
that way ol speaking wounds either truh
or prudence. Kaggeratioi:s are soruaav'
prostitutions of reputation, iH-cause the7
discover the weakness of understanoW
arui trie nan oist-emm? or h.m that sneslJ
oxcisMve piaises excite notn curiosity
envy ; so that, if merit answer Jwt
. - i . .
vaiue mat is sei u .on it, as it general' K
jens, general opinion icvoits against
impemtuie, and makes the flatterer and
flattered both ridiculous. Anon.
i , .
I 11 r I II t C L' I r a r, ii ii . n
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. n , i ij 1 1 1 fkik.l L ijr, 1 liu'i.f,yl .
114 1 r III llr I.fc ll.U II. V r I .. . I" . 1
jui iin u w.-iiT ui it ii 4111. eiirn k iive
undertaken to realize a .sum of muni v. .!.
invesi.sl fur Mr. I-igh Hum, aj.a:n a,
our Theaue, as annount el, on Vliit3jsv
evening. NotwiihstaiMlin? the h;, j,r:(r,
tlie hou-H- was crowded. The recc i-iti ,,,
alOUt JL'lS.. Il-MI JvHXbu'. fine play I'.,r.
ry Man in His Humour, which aboi.,:,:,,
character and in amusim; illu..;ra:ioiisi.j ' ir,
manners of tlie Klizabethau n'e. aj.
mirably acted. Hoth the lomedv aii
farce were highly re,ihed by the ainfjoiv
who were loud in their xpresi.i;s r,r,
prol;tt:n. The jvifuittiane e e.f t!;;
tetirs in Man he-Mer was e'(ual!v" s'u . , N, .,
That sum real! el was I'lJ-i. S p,,,
ihe expends at bcth pla.-es n - i.ii,.i .
nett pioieeds len.ize'l a; Manehev.-r
LiveijKjoI are a!oi:t i'Tt
Anutheh Nov l'lAM t.-Mr. J. i.'. j'. ,;
nannres U.rouu'i thr I.e.n ion Time
cry of a star whirh l.e ! -s ;(. n. i.y ii. . ,
metic observation lo U a u-w jiUa;. r .. . t
ly beioiisui to the ruu; Wlw rrii M ir . ..
Jujiiler."' The amount i" tnutH'ii crlr, rt
st.ue-1 at -2. i i:i 11. A., w hi. ii. t!.uii; -
buife sntiirint tr etaM..:i in ii ti..
i;, lined it Ia.ia t'.a'.l. Amrr.
IloW sweet a tiling a h.ve e-: !....
is nut ic; lired it i.- a f.eiiji.' t;.;i:
brigin elsewhere. I: J, ,.,;,. k
blotlght fiom aiio.hc.- Wo; I I : i
with j.y in this. I. ;.:t.n hi s i: .,
blest heait that ever t!ii.-b?n-d.
Tt-rrtXI! ((.RS. K t'lTTIS'. Mdl.. '1 le "-..
ef September i the lime w lir-n firn-r.. n-.i. v
coinmenre rutting, thoueii th. .j i., . -the,
ears rcntiu-.ie t i i:raw th nn.i,ri., :,t e . i
the staik i.il'T i:. hi l .i- 4..k uv: .-nii'..;v . ..
tied. W have Mr.'lli' t i.i.-iie- u. r.'ei Ji
Vor of the f.OMtl.. II tl. lt tiirnri t",,! I , ii. ;
tiieroru is lie:iviT, in- t.. .r,- .,: ...
to rein . in till the iniili.i f ; ii,Viy
Hut n nu. re rTf,t I ,!i,,,i ,.f , ,.,,,.ir ,
prevail to a prat . tei t i i r;: !a, . r
top are ailowi .! t ft:m i t .'l ii :, j,, ,-.it
the whole hi tie Ml'f.iee i t t ..- n,,.-. m: j r, ...
ri.rn and tuiks lire pu irt .,, k': hi; ' ami it
tiie top. as He bind j.k.- l t..;( m.i.i.-. "I i ...
lime mT for eullu. up i .. i i) f t ,.it tu
th' hunt J. -mt r,;,.j. if iv.i Vk w.f-.i ti -C .
The a :Ti-ates ef ti i n-v i '. e i.i;?t .
Ihe lahor of harvrstiui; i. W .-. t. ju In-i i.rn ,
les. Iiahle to injury itvin tiie l-ot. mi . :. .it t..,-slok'i-r
i.-i b-lter than n!:.-n I : . r . -: . .
Tlios.- who o!i;ect t J it ;iv iiie li .r is r'a'.--.
and that tiie li.oit are ni't r.iilv i.i:i'm"ti,
that the rorn vviii ;n.t l o liat v.
A man Wlll.hu lKXt.llie ll.eil In t!l- l..,l lin-.e
iil at roiiili.h noire t!ian . v li e urn 1 1;-
foider i b-lter, we timi. viiien l .e wie.i -.....
up al the rout. I'lvH'uniin.
i Vt WvtL the QrtM-r Tail. In i.iakii; i
drain from my kiirh d. it haj eni-i I .ii i'
emptied it rimteiirs n'ur t'ie root of il i-:
the quinre treee iiieul oueJ. The Ire--. tit-1 j-
soa after, came into tieann. anu aa a
of brine had l-en erij,-.e.S into l!:e lirji.i. I
pow-d the sa't miht hive prodiier,; alru 'tii
Acting on this supposition, I eoiuiiieiii '. a:
plying salt early in llir spring to tl.e otio-r i,:.
trees at t!i- rat' of three quarts ,,rr ana.n.i '
the surf ice of the croiin.i uo.lr r.irli l-r.-.
trunks cf w hirh were then Lout a Urjr j
man's wril. They came into le;irin i:.r l.
lowing Ke.Kon. an 1 have jivca in.- t oiiTj:i' a..
good eroj.. every year nee. My ii'i'.lw
who had never previously suereetieti in c.vii:::
iinince. have aiopte-.l my plan, and now tiu
uirlieulty; I hive jdauteii ?ni'lf morex.- i
tnse. whirh are now befinnin; to benr 1 -
Crnr. roa tub i-'otr-lltrr li Shi r.r I'j
honey I o:incen, nitrate of copper 1 onn h.!'i.
aeetie acid "-' t:r;rhin; rub town tht nit-aT .
copier thoroughly in a weiievwood or jin- jm
morur, and prad.iaiiy lu it w ith l.oiirv; '
aild the aeetic aei.i so as to form a luia ir
uniform ron-isteney. an, I !j..y it to the i--- :
To FrviT Kr.is raow Iiii..
l a, t;i.A1..,'1 . H0j u,:re r four .i.-..
iu a iint cf water; then with a sril-ii.g im
caub over your p ae aud tVai.ie-, au.i i:.r V
w ill not lij;ht on the article n washe.i. 1 1
may be used w ithout appreh -iimoii, a :t
not eio the leajt injury to the frames.
Mot k Otstem or Cor.. Take a iWn s
a half ears of ycont; corn, aiol grate a'i
prains off the cob a line :ui pos ii.le. Viva.:"
the grated corn three large tabie spoonfirs !
sifted r!our. and the vo!k e.f fti i,- well fw-t, .'
l-et ail be well incorporate,! bv hard l-a'::-;'
Have ready in frying pen an eif u-.l (.ropnrti..
lard and fresh butter. Hold it over the I r-t: '
is boiling hot, and then put in pnriions of :r.
mixture a nearly a po-iMe jn shnp " an!:""
like fried oysters. Fry them browu.au ! '
to table hot. They should he nr.r an ineh tl "
1 n ta-ste it has a sinpnlar reeir,llance ! f"rt:
oysters. The corn mif be vonnj.
Tohto Ho.xr.v. To each pound of .'u..:.--"
allow the grated peel of a leeio and iv f
p -ach leaves. Roil them slowly till hey ar
to pieces, then squeeze tliern throuli a Ut;- '
each ound of liimid allow a pound of si:; ir '
the juief of on(e:iion. 1'oil t:i -in loj I .i-rU f
an hour or till they become a the ' v . TI'
pat it into glawes, and lay doti'.!" ti
over the top. It w ill scurvely I i:itin
from real honey.
Rice Cvkks. Piek and wa'i half a ! "!
rine, and boil it very soft. Then drain it
it get cold, ift a pint nnd a h ilf of t!o'ir v-r
the rice, and mix in a quarter of a poun lef but
ter ami a salt spoonful of st't. !!". tive rvl
very lijiit, and stir them pra-inilly into a s"J.'
of milk. Beat the whole hard, andbik.-iu ! '
fia rinr or watle irons. Send to taMe lu.i.a'"1
eat with butter, honey or mola..es.
Qc imcc Ckklvc. Have liae tip quinces J
pare ud core tnem. Ctl them into pieces
weijh them, and ti cat Ii poju.l v( t.'ie
quinces allow half a pound of the
brown sncur. i'ut ti.j cure aud arin
into a kettle wild water enoagh to cover lle".
keep them covered rIo.-!y. V hen vou t'uj ,!11
am all boiled to pieces and ejaite soft, sirai-i"1
water over th suar, ami when it is ratir- ?
dusolvcd, putitover tlie lire and boil itUli"
syrup, skimiinnj it well. V hen no more srs
ries, put in the qnincn, cover them e'eT
and boil them all day over a slow firo. snrrini
and mashin? them down with a noou till
are a thick smooth pa ite. Then take it oat snj
pnt it into buttered tin pans or deep disnes.
itset to jet cold. It wUl Uea turn out so bna
that you may cut it into slice like cheese, ker?
it iu a dry place in broad stone pot. It " 4r
tended for tha tea table. OA.s Ca'irsrsr.