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Af AID T A LOS.
T deep and lordly Danube
Goes winding far belew ;
1 we the whit walled hamlets
Amidst his viueyarda flow,
And Southward, through tho other, shine
Tha Stj rise bill of enow.
O'er many a leaf ua of landscape
Sleeps tha warm base ef noon i
Tha woo in j winds cams freighted
With fragrant tales af Jane,
And do wo amid tha corn and flowers
1 bear tha water'e tuna.
The meadow-lark is singing
A if it atill were mora ;
Sounds through lh dark piaa forest
Tue hunter a dreamy bora ;
And the aky cuckoo's plaining note
Mocks the maiden ia the corn.
I watch the cloud armada.
Go aailiag up the aky.
Lulled by the murmuriar, mountain frose,
Upon whoae bed I lie.
And the faint Bound of neee-day chimes
That in tha distance die.
A warm and droway eweetneee
la eteaiing e'er my brain ;
I aee aa mare the Danube
Sweep througu ita royal plain
I bear aa mora tha peaaant girla
Singing amid the grain!
Soft, eilvery winga a moment
Seem reeling en my brew :
Again I bear Uie water,
Hut ita voice i deeper new,
A no the mocking bird and oriole
Are ainging ea the bengh !
The elm and linden branches
Droop cloee and dark e'er bead,
Aad the foaming foreat brooklet
Leaps dowa ita rocky bed ;
Be eiitl, my heart ! the see are paeeed
The pains of homo 1 tread !
Tha aha were of creamy bloaooma
Are oa the lindea spray,
And dowa the clover meadow
They heap tha aceated bay.
And glad wmda toes the feroat Uevee
All the bright summer day.
Old playmate t bid me welcome
Amid your brother band !
Give me the old aflecuea
Tha glowing grasp of hand !
I warship no more the realms ef old
Htrt ia my Fatherland t
Come hither, gentle maiden.
Who woep'at ia Under joy '.
The rapture of thy prose ace
O'er romea the world's anney.
And calms the wild aad throbbing heart
Which warms tha wandering boy.
In nuDT a mountain fastne
By many a river a foam.
And through the gorgeous cities,
'Twaa louelineee to ream.
For the sweetest music in my heart
Waa the olden eongs of home !
Ah ! glen, and foaraiag brooklet,
Aua frieaua, hare TaaUhad new !
The balmy fftyriaa breesee
Are Mooing on my brow,
And eunds ag&iu the cuckoo's call
From the forest's inmost bough.
Vei'.ea is the heart'e glad vision
The v. ini of fancy fold ;
I rir and journey onward,
Turaurn lalirvs preen and eld.
Where Uie far, whit A'ps reveal the mora
And keep the sunset s gold .
From Chambers' Journal.
The Power Haae.
One of the most remarkable instances ol
the cflkacv of music occurred during the
rVhraixl Farinelli's visit to Spain. The
rmeen determined to trv the effect of his
tonishinz Dowers on the kins, who had
had a passion for music. He waa then la
boring under such a dejection of spirits, as
baffled all medical treatment, and disap.
pointed every effort made to divert his
thoughts. Neither pleasure nor business
could rouse him from the hopeles melancholy
under which he labored. Utterly incapable
of managing public affairs, or of enjoying
domestic intercourse, he remained in a state
of the most deplorable sadness and apathy.
Farinelli was placed in a room adjoining
that where the Ling sat; he sang some of
his pthetic songs with all the captivating
expression for which he was so remarkable.
The cueen anxiously watched the effect;
nor was sie disappointed. The king seemed
iurpristd; and as he listened, he became af
fected, and tears forced their way, and the
pent-up feelings gushed forth once more.
Another song. and he ordered the attendance
of the singer". Farinelli appeared; the king
gave utterance to his delight and admira
tion, and desired him to say how he should
reward him for the gratification which his
wonderful talents had given. Farinelli,
who had been directed how to act, only in
treated that his majesty would permit his at
tendants to dress him, and that he would ap
pear in council as usual. The king com
plied; his spirits returned; and thus Farinelli
effected a cure in some moments which the
ablest medical men in Spain, all the devo
ted courtiers, and the anxious family, had in
rain endeavored to bring about. Thi af
fecting anecdote naturally reminds us of the
playing of David before Saul, when the evil
spirit departed from the king, and he was
well. To tliis very remarkable case, the
beautiful lines of Cumberland, now almost
forgotten, but worthy of being remembered,
are appropriate. The last stanza runs
The turbid paxaiaaa shall retire
Before the minstrel's art.
And the aama band that sweeps the lyre
Shall beal the stricken heart.'
Aa to Farinelli, he rose to the hiehest favor
at court; and, to his great credit, instead of
being elated by an elevation so exciting to
one of humble birui. He preserved a numui.
ty and aunphcity which endeared nun to
the Spanish nobility, and won from them
their esteem and confidence. The various
anecdotes recounted of this gifted man, re
fect as much honor on Lis disposition and
character as they do on the genius that so
eminently distinguished him. There was
such enchantment in his singing, that it
completely overcame Senesino, who was
himstlf one of the finest singers, lie and
Farinelli had long wished to hear each oth
er sing: the opportunity was at length af
fouK d, and they were engaged to perform at
1 h anm t),(-!ri Senesino Dlsved the Dart
of an inexorable tyrant, and Farinelli of
hia unhappy captive. When he appeared
in chains, he sang with such exquisite pathos.
that Senes, no forrot the cruel part he n&d
to sustain; he forgot everything; and, throw
Inc himself into Farinelli arms, he burst
into tears. But this need not surprise us,
when we recollect that two hired assassins,
who, it may be presumed, were not posses,
ed of very tender feelings, when they wait
ed to fulfil their engagement to murder Stra-
della, near the door of church in Rome,
where be was taking part in an oratorio.
were so completely overcome by bis pathetic
music, that they not only abandoned their
purpose, but confessed it to bun, and warn
ed him of his danger. Tha complete mas
tery which music often exerts over the mind
may be considered its greatest triumph. I
need only allude to the Ranz des Yachts
of the Swisfc, and the Lochaher no more of
the Scotch regiments. Its influence over
the affections may be illustrated by. an anec
dote connected with a custom which is ob
served among the Greeks. The young
Greek often leaves hia borne for a foreirn
land, but never without grief. Fondly at-
tached to the place ct'n birth, and to hia,li
domestic tics,iie feels himself an exile
wherever be goes, and endures the greatest
anxiety on account of those near and dat
to him that he lias left, and is often haunted
with a sad foreboding that he is to meet
them no more. When he is about to take
his leave, there is a farewell repast, to which
the relations and Uie Inenas are invitco,
when it is over, all the guests accompany
is traveler some miles on his journey.
During this, and at tha repast, it is the cus
tom to sing larewell songs; many oi uicac
have been lone in use, Lul some are com
posed specially for the occasion; and it not
unfrequendy happen that they are com
posed extempore by some dearest to aim, or
by himself. There wbj such a meeting held
dav near Findua, on the occasion oi me
ounrest of three sons of respectable parents
devoting himself to voluntary exile. The
deepest regret wnicn ne ieit iu moving
linme nf his childhood. WoS Uie conscious-
that h carried with hun no share ol
tha affections of a mother on wliom he do-
t She. unlike the renerality 61 ureelt
mothers, had never marked him ea an object
f her W. but had treated him with a cold-
neas . painfully contrasted with Ler conduct
towards her other children; this he had borne
without a murmur, but now that tie was
about to leave ber. perhaps lorever, tits
hMrt waa breakinc. The spot chocen lor
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the nartinz was a wild and desolate scene,
urnnnr hi eh and ninred rock. Several of
the mourntul songs naa aireaay oeen sung,
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when the young traveler, separating trom rus
company, ascended a iocs wmcu wcnmug
the path; here ne sang nis last sua iiccu w
tones that sank into every neart, ana arew
tears from everv eve. He expressed, with the
deepest pathos, the passionate grief which
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ha fo it n miittin? his home ana tnose ne
loved : but his greatest anniish was in think
ing he was going without his mother's affec
tion. 1 he heart ot tne motner was toucneu;
her emotion increased with every word and
every note of the pathetic air to which he
sans : the warm current of affection gushed
from Us bidden springs ; sne ciaepea rum iu
her arms, and weepine and kissing him over
o. .... . i i
and over again, she intreated forgiveness.
and promised to love and cherish him
long as she lived. I he promise was invw-
lablv and tenderly kept.
The most simple music, or that which js
hardly music at all, often finds its way to
the vary heart. It is said that Curran at
tributed his first impressions of eloquence
and noetrv to the wild chant of the Irish
citv. or funeral dinre. The memory of some
of those strains, which have been often de
scribed as something unearthly, and resem
bling the melody ot an Aolian harp, no
doubt flitted across his mind, as he has aat
preparing himself for the defence of some
client's life, as was his wont, with his vio
lin in his band, from which ever and anon
he drew forth wild and plaintive sounds. It
is customary with the improvisatori to sweep
the chord! of an instrument as they com
pose their verses, to aid their conceptions
Even the music of bells produces a power
ful effect. bo does not feel bis spirit
lighten as he hears the merrv chime of fes
tive bells ! Who does not feci a touch of
awe as the death-bell tolls ? The inhabi
tants of Limerick are proud of their cathe
dral bells ; and well they may, for they are
Eassine sweet. They boast that they were
rouht from Italy, and tell of their having
occupied the skill of a clever youn? artist
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for some years, oy me tune ne naa manu
factured them, their chime had taken such
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possession 01 nis nean, uibi resuiveu
never to leave them ; so that when he sold
them to the prioi of a convent, he removed
to their neighborhood, that he might still
hear their music ; he honed that they would
toll his requiem. Troubles came lie lost
his property the convent was laid waste
the bells were taken away and this grieved
the artist more than any of his losses ; he
wandered over many of the countries of
Europe, hoping to reach the spot where his
bells might be. Years after tliey bad been
manufactured, it happened that, towards the
close of spring, on a lovely evening, a ves
sel had anchored at som distance from
Limerick, and a boat was seen to glide
from it side along the Shannon. It had
been hired by one of the passengers the
Italian aitist now grown old and gray.
He was impatient to reach the city, to which
he had traced his much-loved bells. As
they rowed along the smooth waters, the
steeple of the cathedral appeared in the dia-
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lance above tne surrounuing uuuamgs ; tne
boatmen pointed it out to the stranger, as be
sat in the stern ; he fixed his eyes earnestly
and fondly upon iu The boat glided on ;
but all at once, through the stillness of the
hour, the peal from the sweet cathedral bells
burst upon the air : the stranger crossed his
arms upon his breast and leant back. The
shore was reached ; the face of the Italian
was still turned towards the cathedral, but the
spirit had fled, and the bells had tolled his
Method. A lady was complimenting a
clergyman on the fact that she could al-
ways recollect and recite more of the mat
ter of his sermons than those of any other
minister she was in the habit of hearing.-
She could not account for this; but she
thought the fact waa worthy of observation.
The reverend rentleman remarked that he
thoutrht he could explain the cause. " I
happen," he said, " to make a particular
Eoiot of classifying my topics it is a hob
y of mine to do so ; and therefore I never
compose a sermon without first nettling the
relationship and order of my argument! and
illustrations. Suppose, madam, that your
servant wsa starting for town, and you
were obliged hastily to instruct her about
few domestic purchases, not having time
to write down the items ; and suppose you
said " Be sure to bring some tea, and also
some soap, and coffee too, by the by ; and
some powder-blue ; and don't forget a few
light cakes, and a little starch, and some
sugar ; and, now I think of it, soda you
would not be surprised if her memory fail
ed with regard to one or two of the arti
cles." ' But if your commission ran thus :
"2fow, Mary, to-morrow we are going to
have some friends to tea, therefore bring
supply of tea and coffee, and sugar and
light cakes ; and the next day, you know,
is washing-day, ao that we shall want soap,
and starch, and soda, and powder-blue;
it is most likely she would retain your or
der as easily as you retain my sermon.
Smith $ Inth Diamond.
ToLKSATioa or Follt. I have ob
served one ingredient somewhat necessary
id a man a composition towards happiness,
which people of feeling would do well to
acquire a certain respect for the follies of
mankind : for there are so many fools whom
the opinion of the world entitles to regard,
whom accident has placed in heights of
which they are unworthy, that he who can
not restrain hia contempt or indignation at
the eight, will be too often quarrelling with
the disposal of things to relish that share
which is allotted to himself.- Man of
Confront improper conduct, not by retail
Tut Mammoth Cava. The Give had
ost none of its attractions, and in wander.
ing through the well-known, balls a such
air.-eenbla comoanv. the pleasure I felt waa
greatly ethanced by the contrast between
my present situation, and that in' Mhich I
last Ixiheld them, then, alone, or woiaethan
alone, unknown, in a crowd of friends and
acquaintances, 1 hfcd passed through them,
and whatever were my tnougms, i wan iorcea
to keep them to aiy3elf for Jack of ao audi
tor for the gnfy.old rocks, which-iowned
above, were not of a kind talk to, albeit,
one could there fini "sennoca in storie" in
a'l their Derfection. Now, it waa di Serent,
and yet strange as it may eeem, pi wi we
manv fancies which floated throuti my
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mind, not cne fourd utterance. Yet were
there tome solemn thought among tnera,
thoughts hardtorejwesB. To be euro these
were but lew when i a company, yet eve a mon,
they would sometimes force themselt ea up-
on me. out wnen aionc, mm
alone, they came tluck and fast. I be h-
ence cf the Cave, and its darkness are aw-
ul! There ia a sui)ernatural Ueptn acout it,
unfathomable, but how perceptible! Mor.
tality, and things of mortal mould, iippear
totally unsuited to a place in which time ia
not, and vitality seems extinguished. ; lfev.
cr Alasior should revisit earth in search of
a home, let him wander to the Mammoth
Cave, and blocking up the mouth of one of
its countless branches, seek out aomM Hid
den waterfall, plaahine from ita secret tource
to its equally unknown bed and tntie let
him dwell. Ages might pass away and
still no aoucdsave that of the rushing water,
r.l!;. mnmmlf on tha ear. would ever
throb in the pulaeltas air; nations inight
rise, pasa away, and be forgotten and the
same solidity of darkness the same tiding
echo of the ceaseless plajh of the mysteri
ous waters would be heard and naught
beside. Fitting pla:e, indeed, were 1; for
him. the Spirit of Solitude, to dwell in!
Where thought would De nis oniy compan
ion, and the murmur of tho waters hia end
less lullabv. The fiiery creations of a thou-
taa t l.
sand years, growing atom by atom from the
walls around would increase, and he know
it not; plants moro beautiful than sculp
tor's chisel ever cu. from Parian marble,
and purer in their whiteness; del cate
leaves, and scrolls of countless exquisite in
volutions; 4end.-ils more graceful thar. the
curls of Cupid's hair would creep out of the
stone around nd the alienee etiU the
same tlte darkness the same and soli aide
reign and rest supreme. iVom a Utter of
a Young Corrupcrulent.
Plebiiax Hiboism. A great inunda
tion having taken p-lace in the north of Ita
ly, owing to an ems&ive fall of auow in
the Alps, followed by a speedy thaw, the
river Adige carried off a bridge near Vienna,
except the middle part, on which was the
hnnc of the toll-eatierer or porter, nnd
who. with his whole family, thus remained
imnrisoncd bv the waves, and in momenta
rv dancer of destruction. They were dis
covered from the banks stretching forth
their hands, screaming and imploring sjc-
nor. while fraraient3 of the remaining aich
were continually dropping into the water.
In this extreme danm. a nobleman, who
was present, a Count Pulverini, I think,
held out a purse of one hundred sequins as
a reward to any adventurer who would take
a boat and deliver this unhappy family.
But the risk wea ao great of being borae
down by the rapidity of the stream, of bei;ig
dashed arainst the lragment oi the Dridje,
or of being crushed by the falling ston,
that not one in the vast number ot specta
tor! had courage enough to attempt smih
n ftnlnit. A oeusant passimc along wis
informed of the propotwd reward. Imme
i a v
diately jumping inta a boat, he, by strengh
of oars, rained die middle of Uie river,
hmneht the boat under the pile, and ti e
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whole family safely descended by means of
a rope. " Courage," cried he, now you
are safe." By a still more strenuous effort,
ml sreat atrenrth of arm. he brought the
boat and fcunilf shore. " Biave fellow !
exclaimed the count, handing the purse
him. "here is Uw promised recompense
" I shall never expose my hie lor money,
answered the peasant. My labor is i
sufficient livelihood for myself, my wife, arn
children. Give the purse to the poor fami
ly which have lost all." We are indebted
to Horace Walpole for the preservauon o
this beautiful incident. He would havt
been entitled to much more of our gratitude,
had he evinced the aume anxiety to preseive
the name of the illustrious peasant, as he
has shown with regard to that of the noble
man who offered the reward. But the title
and the gold had fully greater charms for
him than the name of an obscure laborer,
Avxcdots or a Pabot. Where we
stopped next morning, the 14th, the
whole region had been overflowed upon our
ascent. JNovr the waters naa isiien tnree
feeL and the land was high and dry, and
covered by a beautiful forest. While
this place, extraordinary noises Com a flock
of paiTOts at a little distance attracted our
attention. At one instant all was hushed;
then broke foith a perfect Babel of screams,
suggestive of the clamour of a flock of crows
and jays about a helpless owl. It might be
tha Jibe parrobi had beleaguered one of these
BunJalinded enemies, or perhaps the assem
bly had met to canvass aome momentous
poict the overbearing conduct of the
araras, or the growing insolence of the paro
quets. Guns in hand, we crept silently to
wards them, and soon discovered the cause of
the excitement. Conspicuously mounted up
on a tree-top stood a Urge green parrot, while
around him upon adjacent branches were col
lected a host of his compeers. There was a
pause. "Oh J.asu u!" came down from
the tr-top, and a burnt of imitative shrieks
and vociferous applauje followed. "Ha,
ha. ha a!" and Poll rolled hia head, and
doubled up his bodr. quite beside himself
with laughter. Tumultuous applause and
encores. "Ha, ha, ha, Papaguyri a!"
and he spread his. wings, and began to
dance on nia peich with emphasis. The
effect upon tho auditory was prodijyious,
and all sorts of rapturous contortions were
testifying their intelligence, when aome sus
picious eye spied our hiding-place, and the
affrighted birds hurried off, their borrowed
notes of joy ludicrously changed to ratur
al cries of alarm. Complacent ' Poll ! he
had eacjped from confinement, and with
his stock of Portuguese waa founding a new
school among the parrots. xbw ako
Voyagt vp we rivtr Amazon.
Sitomis. SiMiHVis, Nurvs, 6zc.
These mighty names remain now only
small points, eruinrging a Kale above thai
ocean under which all their actiom are
buried. We can just descry, by the dying
glimmer of anciect history, that that ocean is
of blood. , , , - . ; '
' The prohibition against being "lovers of
pleasure.9 is itself a provision for pleasure.
a security, tar keep tha fine anise of enjoy.
ment from blunting.
When la Uwe tisae te ale.
I naked a lad and happy ehlld,
Whose baadj wire tiled with flowers,
Whose silvery laugh ranr free and wild .
Among tho yin-wrethed bowers ; ,
I troseed her sunny path and cried,
When ia thi time to die T
Not yet ! not yet tho child replied,
And swiftly bouadsd by.
I liked a maiden j back she throw
The treaaea of her hair j
Criers tresses o'er her cheeks I knew,
Like pearla that glistened there ;
A Bash passed o'er her lilly brow,
X heard her apirit sigh ;
Hi t now aha cried ; Oh no j not now.
, Tenth ia ao Ume te die.
I aiked a mother as she pressed
Her first-bora in her arms,
As gently oa her tender breast
2iho laid those infant charms ;
In quivering tones her uceenta earn a
Her ayes wore dim with tears j
Mr boy his mother's life must claim
Tor many, many years.
I questioned one ia manhood's prime ;
Of proud and fearless air ;
HU brow was furrowed not by time,
Or dimmed by woa or ears.
In iwgry accents he replied,
Aad flashed with acorn his eye ;
Talk cot to me of death ho cried,
' For only age ahould die.
Iqoeationed age ; from him the tomb
H ad long been all prepared ;
. Bat death that withere youth and bloom,
This man of years bad spared.
Onte mere hia nature's dying fire
Flashed high, and than ho cried ;
Lifs, only life la my aealre !
Then gasped, and groaned, and died.
I ashed a Christian Answer thou
When is the hoar of death !
A holy calm was on his brew,
Aad peaceful waa his breath :
And sweetly o'er his features stols,
A smile, a light divine j
Hs spake the largusgs of his soul,
My Mastar'a time ia mine.
from the Dublin Calversity atafaslas.
- Tate Wake t Ike Abeeal.
The dismal yew and cypress tall
Wave o'er the churchyard lone,
Where rest our friends aad fathers all
Beneath the funeral atone.
Ia holy greundour kindred sleep
Ob, early lost! o'er the
. No sorrowing friend shsli ever weep,
Mo at ranger bead the knee.
, Mo chums, lora am I!
Hoarte daahing rolls the aalt sea-wave
Over oar perished darling's grave.
Tha triads, the sullsu deep that tore,
HU death-song chanted laud
The weado that lino the el if ted shoro
Wire all his burial shroud.
Nor friendly wail and holy dirge,
Anl long lament of love;
Around him reared tho agry surgs,
Tixt curlew screamed above;
Mo cbnma. lora am I!
My grief would turn to rapture new,
Could I but touch that pal, id brow.
The stream-borne bubbles aoeneat buret
That earliest left the source
The surliest buds his faded first
In suture's wonted eoune.
With jTiarded pace her aeaiona creep,
By tUow decay eipire;
The young alone the aged weep,
The son aloae the sirs.
Mo churaa, lorn am I!
That dsath a backward course should bold.
Te em te the young, end spare the old
Caoss Pc Bros is. A lady having ap
plied to a Servants' Institution for a nursery.
maid, and to a nursery garden er for plants,
mistakes the latter person lor the clerk to
the former, and accordingly misinterpret!
the man s talk about his flowers in a man.
ner exceedingly grotesque:
"When Uie man came in, I said to him,
very naturally, 'My man-servant tells me
that you have brought with you a few of
the names of such as you think will suit
me. They have all been in the nursery a
long time, I believe ; and what kind of
places hava they been accustomed to?'
Oh, a very nice place,' he replied: 'about
the tame as yours might be, mum.
bid a warmish bed, and have always
accustomed to be out in the open air.
I should wait them to be out in the
air a great dial, I answered, (hough
ume 1 could t neip lancying that it was very
funny that the man should allude in particu
lar ui their warm beds. 'Now I should like
you to recorr mend me one,' I continued,
'that's healthy and strong, and likely to re
main with me for some time, for it is so die.
tressing to lave to provide yourseit with a
new one every year, 'bo it is, mum,' he
returned. 'I think 1 know the very one
you want, mum. It's a remarkable fine
color, notun.' 'That certainly ia a recom-
mendatron. I like them to look healthy,'
I replied, thinking, of course, that the man
was only talli ing about a nursery maid, and
not .ol some trumpery rose he bad got at
home. 'It's n very dark colored one, mum;
indeed, very nearly a black,' he answered;
and of a suitmer'a evening smells wonder
ful, 1 can assure you, mum. 'txrd a
a a . a t 1 ..a
mercv! I cred out, oeiievmg the man
want'!d to recommend me a negress. 'Oh
la 1 all the Macks do, and 1 wouldn't
have one of tltem about my house for all
I'm worth.' Then may be, mum,' he con
tinue!, you'd like one a trifle gayer. Now,
(here's a Madame Pompadour we've got that
I think would suit you. That's a remarka
ble slowy one, to be sure, and likes a good
deal of raking.' 'Oh, I see,' I replied ; 'a
French bit of ,jooda. No, thank you; they
tall nl thorn a vreaf Hoal tnn m hv hull
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please me. eii, mum, i mat wont
suit you,' he replied, 'what would you think
of a nice Chinese ! We've got a perfect
beauty, I can assure you -just the very
thing for you, cium climb up anywher
run all along tie area-railings, mum crawl
right tver youi back-garden door then up
the house into your drawing-room balcony
almost, like a wild one, mum. 'iike a
wild one'.' 1 almost shrieked, horror-struck
at the idea of intrusting my sweet, little,
a I If . I m
helplefs angel of a rvate to the care ol a
creature with at y such extraordinary pro-
5ensiti. 'Too like a wild one for me. I
on't want any such things about my house.'
But if you object to their running about so
much, mum,' he went on, 'Us very easy to
tie them up and give them a good trimming
occasionally, and then you can keep them
under as much as you please.' 'I don't
want one,' 1 replied, 'that will require so
much looking after, but one that you know
could bo trusted anywhere especially as
tiere will be a little baby to be taken care
of.' 'A little baby! Oh ! then, if that'a the
case, mam,' he had the impudence to say,
'I should think you had better have a month
ly one while you are about it.' 'A monthly
one !' I exclaim!, thinking he was refer
ring to a second Mrs. Tooseypegs, instead
o. a rost
what can you be thinking ol I
I tell you I don't want anything of the
kind.' 'Yes. but. 1 am sure vou don't know
hinv harchr thev are. mum.' he added, ouite
coolly. 'I can give you my word,
git one that a out now, mum, that went
through all the severe frosU of last winter
with nothing mors than a bit of matting as
a covering at night-time. Though, for the
matter of. that, almost all our monthlies are
Uvi same, and don't seem to care where they
arij put, lor really and truly I do think that
thiiy would go on lust as well, mum, even
if their bsds were chock full of gravel.'. 1
tell you I don't want anything of the kind,'
1 laid, half offendod at what (thanks to
tint Dlualermg Air. JJuk t arden) i thought
very like the man's impudence. . I hope no
nonce, mum, ne repuea ; -out you see
must run over what weve got, now,
there's polianthuses. , I'm sure you couldn't
ae . .1
have anything mucn. nicer or auieter man
that, mum.' 'Polly . who V 1 inquired.
Anthus, mum he repaed. - Well, what a
that one like!' I asked. 'Oh ! the sort
U common enough, mum,' he continued
not very tall, and rather delicate, and will
renerallv have five or six flowers in a clus.
o . . i l l :r
ter at the head wants a glass, inougn, h
thn weather sets in very cold, mum
and 'There, that'a enough,' I inter
rupted. 'I'm sick and tired of those common
I I 1 .l: .1 1J. I . .I.oa
Kina OI Ulings uicy wuuiuu i't 5
here. I can tell them.' -Maybe, men,
he went on, 'as it don't aeem as we
can suit you with any of those I've
tioned, perhaps you don t want aucn a tning
as an old man.' 'Old man 1' 1 criixl. No,
what on earth should I ever do with any
nU mam hfr I SJlOmil llkS tO KlIOW! Oi
Lv,,r lilt) dreaminr that he was alluding
.11 .1 tn iK. nlant nf that name. 1
- - w.
that we've got, and it struck me
that you I
might have a spare bed that you would like
to fill, especially aa it would be little or no
extra expense for you.' 'No, no, no !' I
answered ; ! tell you once for all, I ve no
room for any old man here ; and, besides,
if I had, a nice thing it would be to have
him dying directly the cold weather set in.'
'Oh, bless you, mum, lie replied, 4a good
healthy old man will n jver die, and look
quite lively all the winter through. How-
i vr mum. nfrnans vuu u n himu cwuku
'Oh ! I beg your pardon, mum, be replied; jects sulks downwards, wmcu taae root m
but I thought yours waa just the place for tho earth, and after a few yeara one tree re-
vrv finA anrl remarkable handsome one sembles a cluster, and covers- a large space
to step round some day to our place, and In each room is a punkah, which I have be
then we could show you what we've got, I fore described. We procure water for
and you could choose for yourself, mum. I
Yes,' I answered ; 'perhaps that would be I
best, and then I can please myself.' " The
greatest Plague of Life.
A Bbaziman BaKAKrasT abo Home
stead. "At six in the morning coffee
was brought in our room, and the day was I
considered as fairly commenced. We I
then took our guns, and found amusement I
.1 J -I 1 t:-l. I
in me wooaa unui ncuiy cj-ctuu, u,u
was the hour tor breakiast. At mis meat
we never bad coHee or tea, ana rarely any
vegetable except rice ; but rich soups, and
dishes of turtle, meat, fish, and peix boi,
in several lorms oi preparauon, loaaea tne
table. The Brazilian method of cooking
becomes very agreeable when one has con
quered his repugnance to a alight flavor of
garlic and the turtle-oil used in every dish.
The desert consisted ot oranges, pacovas,
and preserves. Puddings, unless of tapi
oca, are seldom seen, and pastry never, out
of the city- W ater was brought if we ask
ed for it ; but the usual drink was a light
Lisbon wine. 1 he nrst movement upon
taking our places at the table, was for
each to make a pile of aalt and peppers
upon his plate, which, mashed and liquefied
bv a little caldo or gravy, waa in a condi
tion to teceive the meat. A bowl of cal
do in the centre, filled with faririha, whence
every one could help himself with his own
spoon, waa always present. 1 tie remain-
dor of the day was spent in preserving our
birds, or. if convenient, in again visiting
the forest. The dinner hour was between
1 .1 . 1 L .
si x and seven, ana mat meat was suusi ini
tially the same as breakfast." The follow-
ing picture oi a country-aouse, in wnicn
much entertainment is to be had by all
comers, is interesting. "This was the
first decidedly Brazilian country-house that
we had visited, and a description of it may
not be unmteresUng. It was of one story,
covering a large area, and distinguished in
front bv a deep veranda. I he trame ol
the house was of upright beams, crossed by
smill poles, well fastened together by
withes of sepaw. A thick coat of clay
entirely covered this both within and with- j
out, hardened by exposure into stone.
The floors were of the same hard material ;
and in front of the hammocks were spread
broad reed mats, answering well the pur
pose of carpet. Few and small windows
are necessary, as the inmates of the house
pass most of the day in the open air, or in
the veranda, where hammocks were sus-
pended for lounging, or for the daily siesta.
The roof was of palm thatch, be
palm thatch, beautifully
made, like basket-work in neatness, and
enduring for yeara. The dining-table stood
in the back veranda, and long benches were
placed by iu aides as seats. Back of the
bouse, and entirely distinct, was a covered
alied used for the kitchen and other purposes
Any number of little negroes, of all ages
and sizes, and all naked, were running
about, clustering around the table as we
ate, watching every motion with eyes ex
pressive of fun and frolic, and as comfoita-
ably at home as could well bo imagined.
Pigs, dogs, chickens, and ducks assumed
the same privilege, notwithstanding the zeal-
ous efforts of one little negro, who seemed
to have them m his especial charge. Ed-
waed a Voyage up the rxrer Amazon.
Value or Kjsowleoob. Learning dis-
poseui the constitution ol the mind not to
be fixed or settled in the defects thereof, but
I r i ' T
ana reiormation. ror trie unlearned man
kn0W8 what u j, t0 deacend in:o hinwelf
or to call himself to account; nor the pleas
ure of that "ftuavissima vita, indies sentire
se fieri nieliorein." ("The most pleasant
lite is to leel a consciousnesa of improve
ment every dny.") The good paru he hath
he will learn to show to the full, and use
them dexterously, but not much to increase
them; the faulu he hath he will learn how
to hide and color them, but not much to
amend them; like an ill mower, that mows
on atill. and never wheU his scythe. W here'
as with the learned man it fares otherwise
that he doth ever intermix the correction and
amendment of his mind with the use and
employment thereof. Nay further, in gene.
ral and in sum, certain it is that "Veritas
"truth") and "bonitas ("goodness ) dif.
fer but as the seal and the print: for truth
pnnU goodness; and they be the clouds of
error which descend in the storms of pas
sions and perturbations. jio JJacon s
Advancement of Learning.
certainly there is a somewhat divine in
the silence of the fields, and in that which
is experienced on the tops of high hills,
with the stars in sight. Such silence feels like
the solemnity which the prophet Moses
must have known when he was on tha
mount a mortal waiting for the Lord God
to speak. Martyria.
Uswisk Choice. A
very (bol ' is be
that chooses for beauty principally, his eyes
are witty, but his soul is sensual; it is an UI
band of affection to tie two hearts together
oy a "tiie uireaa ot red and white ere.
An ungrateful man is detested by all;
every one feels hurt by his conduct, because
it operatea to throw a damp upon generosi
ty, and he is regarded as the common injur
er of all those who stand in need of assis
The successes of intellectual effort . are
never so great as when aided by tha aflec
i tions that animate social converse.
Domestic Abbaxoxmekts w lirou.
My house is culled a bungMow, which I
chose as being the most economical. A
bungalo ff is a thatched cottage, with only one
ground itory. The floors of the rooms are
not made of wood, but a sort oi cement
which looks like atone. The bouse stands
in the midst of a large field called a com
pound, which belong to me, and the ser
vants dwellings are scattered arouna. i
have a flower and kitchen garden, iowi-
house arid place for goats, kitchen, stable,
cow home, and a banyan-tree, i ne pain
ways through the grans are of fine gravel,
and the hedges are composed almost enure.
ly of aloes and cactuues, mixed with a very
sweet smelling flower shrub, and here and
there a bamboo, which is a most beautnui
tree, resemblin a very tall weeping-willow.
The sensitive plant crows wild about the
compound, and bears a very pink flower re-
sembling that of the red cloves
1 be banyan
i . l . T7-L
tree IS aDUnuont iicie. xw-u
I have several aloes in my gar-
den which are just flowering,
thrown up a straight stalk
feet high. A large cactus is i
now in bloom.
It is about ten feet high, and each stem oi
leaf ia thicker round than my leg. This
kind bears a very beautiful large white flow-
a. a -1--L I .
er. whicn opens oniy at niznt. in iut
kitchen-garden are the mango, the plantain,
Indian corn, pine-apple trees, and many
others. L ai nets are not used here, but the
floors are covered instead with India matting.
drinking from a large tank or pond; and as
we cannot purchase meat, I have provided
myself with thirty-five duckv sixty fowls,
four goats, and three kids, which last are al
most ready to eat; the goats we shall keep
for their milk. 1 he judge made me a pres-
Lnt of a beautiful fawn of the spotted deer.
which is becoming very tame. I am just
going to join a mutton-club. Four persons
enter imo partnership, and agree to keep a
1 .f"l-.L!. Lrll.J
i small nock oi sneep: one ot wnicn is auiea
i twlce a-week, and then each partner is pro-
i vided with a quarter of mutton, and each
I ;n turn has the liver, heart and head. A
I gentleman yesterday sent me four guinea-
i fowLt. and another tan promised me atx
- . . m
di irons as soon aa I nave a place to see
i i a i
them in. I hava just begun to make a co
lection of insects, snakes, and butterflies
and moths, of die most beautiful kind. The
chameleon is very common, and changes iu
color according to the temper it is in.
have one which ia generally ot a brilliant
green: but if iu anger be loused, it becomes
. . .
covered with large black spots, and when
hungry with white spo. These are the
only changes in iu color I have as yet ob
served; but I have seei others yellow; ouY
ers. again, black, with yellow spots, it is
said that each chameleon has ten diherent
variations of color. There is to be seen
here a light-brown lizard, called the blood
sucker, which is constantly running about
the walLs in the rooms. Whenever we Uke
up a paper or a book, we are sure to find
two or three cockroaches under it not such
cockroaches as you may see in England,
but great ones three or four inches long,
1 be grasshoppers come mto uie house in
numbers, and giow to an uncommon size
You may hear them chirruping half a mile off.
The ants, of which there are three sons, are
a great nuisance, tvery house swarms
with them; and unless the legs of tables.
drawers, 6tc, are kept constantly standing in
jars of water, they attack the dinner-clotha,
and in fact everything they can reach: 1st,
there is a very small red ant, whose bite
causes a very hard red swelling, which con
tinues very painful for some days; 2nd,
great black ant, about the size of an Eng
lish wasp, which biles, but does not sting;
3d, the white ant, rather larger than the
common English ant, which come in
swarm, and iu one night will devour a table
or a shelf full of books. You may come
down in the morning and find your books
apparently all right, but no sooner do you
touch them than they all crumble away to
powder. AcIaruTs Manners and Customs
A Bachelob'b De. "The breakfast
was a good one without being that of a
Sybarite. It was evidently, too, an intel
lectual as well as animal repast, there
was the egg and the newspaper ; a plate of
I shrimps, and a heap of notes and letters on
I a small salver ; muihns, marmalade, coffee.
rolls, and a small volume in French bind
ing, which Spread took up, and found was
a volume of the Provincial Letters, a book
which was a favorite of Barker's, because
it abounded with that sharp, sarcastic logic
which he loved to indulge in himself. The
contenu of the book-stand, indeed, were of
themselves a key to the humor and intellect
ual habiu of the bachelor. There were
old Montaigne, Rabelais, Quevedo, Moliere,
Cervantes, Voltaire, Sterne, Swift, Field
ing, Pope, Dryden, Paul Courier, Burton's
Anatomy of Melancholy, Grimm's Memoirs,
Walpole a Letters, Chaucer, Shakspeare,
Massinger, Jonson; very few modern books,
except Mr. Twiss's Life of Lord Eldon,
Lord Campbell's Lives of the Chancellors,
and one or two odd volumes of Carlyle and
Dickens (evidently none of Barker a peU.)
The lowest ahelf was assigned to the folios.
A splendid edition of Lucian, bound in
vellum, and a good copy of Bayle's Dic
tionary, were the most remarkable. While
Spread was glancing over this small library,
several growls were audible from an adjoin
ing room, and Reynolds was continually
passing and repassing, doing a number of
petty things with the air of a man who car
ried a monarchy upon his shoulders; at length
he seemed to be near the close of his du
ties as gentleman of the bed-chambw, and
approaching Mr. Spread, intimated to him
in a low, deferential tone that he might ex
pect to see Mr. Barker in a few seconds.
Imagine a small, well-made man,
with a smart, compact figure, excessively
erect, his action somewhat martial, his eye
grey, cold, peevitb, critical, and contemp
tuous; a mouth small and sarcastic, a nose
long and vulpine; complexion a pale dry
red; hair stiff and silvery, and evidently un
der the severest discipline to which brush
and comb could subject it, with a view to
iu impartial distribution on each
aide of a
head, which was earned so high, and with
such an air. that it was clear the orraru of
nrmness, combaUveneas, and self-esteem.
were superbly developed. W itli the excep
tion of a plain, but rich robc-de-chambrc,
his morning toilette was complete; trousers
i of shepherd's plaid, seemingly made by a
nrhtary tailor, and tightly strapped down
over a pair of manifest Hoby's; a double
breasted cashmere waistcoat, of what mer
cers call the shawl pattern; the shirt-collar
severely starched, and a little two exalted
above a cravat of dark blue silk, carefully
folded, and tied with a simple, but an ex
act knot." The Bachelor of the Albany.
Wherever there is flattery, there is al-
ways a fool in the case; if the parasite be
detected, it tails to hia ahare; if he . b not,
to tus wbom be deludes.
Vintn. 5ilWllltl 1 BmrA--. t
as an assemblage of female emblems,
harem of metaphors. . There is no woe '
of any age, condition,,, ot appearance k!!
has her resemblance among flowers. Sonv,
women blossom their best, early h lifej
the violet, and like it lose their sweeuw
early ; while others iech a Uter aadlon
perfection, though not ao lovely, kt T
gilliflower. The manners 0f some womea
are affectionate, indeed, but bumble and
seeching, like the appearance of. a fan,
roe-not ; while some other women
the world full in the face and persist "Jj
turning them impudently and dutv-j
botit, like those tall flowers which Lll
the nun. One woman is full of pleanm
nesa and song, and exhales agreeable
ing, as freely as the wild thyme does ,
lovely scent ; while another has no natu;i
expression whatever, and when necearr
elicits from her the utterance of a few woii
the listener is reminded of the bee's fortaw
en forcing hia head into an unpleasant odor
inaiae tne upe oi a snapdraron. 5U.
flowers are best in a plot bv themae!.-
and aome women flotuiah in ceiibacv K
but they are only a very few; for bom.
like climbing plants, unsupported thev
insignificant, but with manly strenrh b
rely upon, then their inherent capacities of
usefulness, and comfort, and lovely life an.
fold themselves. Some females are as fujj
of words as a dog-rose is of blaer.m.'.
while oJiers have lesa talk but more mean!
ing, each single sentiment being worth it,
tention for iu tender thoughtfulness ; tLe
are like the roses of Prgvence. mhiYK
commonly only two or three blossoms at a
time, but tnose very large tnd Ubbuu.
Not that I depricate dog-roses, nor Uikaiivs
women either ; for what would our htd-ej
be without the one, and often, what wodd
society be without the other ! Daisies tie
little girls; the daffodil is a peasant wo.
man ; and the columbine emblos a maiden
lady of fifty-five. Some ladies are !
pumpions, flaunting all over with bloesoau,
and exuberant witb a kind of vegetable vi.
tality, but which fails the poweteor witk
the first frost of misfortune : while other
women, and they are more numerous, Lft
up their modeat heads like snow -drops out of
the icy ground, and by the Cragrancy of their
promises, and the prettinesa ot their smiles,
do they make their despairing hasbaodj
know and trust, that if for a season the
lace ot lue be hardened and
that there are seeds of happiness underneath
together with energies of nature, numerous
enough, to ripen for their joint fruition a
man and wife, a fresh summer of plenteous,
nesa and beauty, together with accoir.paxy.
ing warmth, affection, and delight.
The Sweetest Pleascbe. A series of
little services are commonly more pleawre
in the aggregate than a aolitary act of con
siderable beneficence. A fortune ol' small
gaina, slowly but surely accumulating, un.
doubtedly affords incomparably a greater de
light thaa 3udden riches; and a wife's ten
der expressions heard two or three times a
day, amount at tho end of the year to vastly
more and sweeter happiness than elecion to
some high office by the united suffrages of
the whole parish. Martyria.
HarrTXESs is like manna; it is w be
gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day .
it will not keep ; it cannot be accumula
ted ; nor have we to go out of ourselves, or
into remote places to gather it, aiDce it is
rained down from heaven, at our very doors,
or rather within aide them. Martyria.
In this world, there ia nothing of such
value aa affection ; and the most trifling ri
presaion cf it, even though it be but a sin
gle word of endearment, is in the best ears
a pleasanter sound than that of gold pieces.
Goaa Fabjuno. Her ia the seerat af (oau
fsnniog-. Tea canaet take from the laad me-
than ya rstr t it, som ahap r thr,
without raising it, aad s eestryis( ysur
capital. Differ at soila may iwjair different
modes of treatment aad croppiag, hot ia every
variety ef sail thee ar th gold raiee
t attend t Drata an til y ni that the wa
ter that falls from heawa daa set stspule ia
th soil, bat raas through it aad off it felr
Tarn ap aad till the laad aaUl year feet sinks
iate a looee powdery loam, that the saa aad a-r
readily paaana tares go. Let aow ed occupy the
place where a aseful plant eeuld peeaibly re
Collect every particle af manar that yea can,
whether liuili er solid. Let aothingsa tne
faros go t wast. Put ia your crept la that
course which experieace hue ahewa to ld t
auecaas ia tlteir growth, aad to aa earicB.it
aad net aa impeveuahmeat af th laad- Civ
every plant room to spread iu roots ia ssi. sod
leavee ia the air.
FaTTOiJO Pocltiv Some skat a 3 their
poultry ia a do, dark place, aad statf lhm
with dough mad from ladiaa core. Otntrs
give them a larger priaoa aad feed them vita
grains, aad donga mixed with milk. Others let
them roe whtver they please, taking ear te
feed them wU three time a day. This cieoe
will not fattliera eo fast athcleeeceaneneat
method, but to ear mind It appears te be the
beet mode. It i moro aoailhy and coagini.il t
the fowl, aad tho flash will bo likely to be mor
A writer ia th " farmer's Library recem
menda this nod for fattening turkeys. He
feeds them liberally la th moraiag, sgaia at
noon, with grain M At night, before roosting,
they should! fed with oat meal and akioi
The best sad fattest tarkevs that we ever
raised, were a'lowed t rua at )arge, aad were
fed With th Log, with, tm wwUk. am ef eat
and pea meal belled np with potatoes, pump
Crrnxs Scio. Scions may bo cat from the
period when tho leaves fall in autumn, until the
circulatioa commences and the leaf- beJa sa-ell
ia the spring. It ia frequently the case Uat
tho winter aJbrda favorable opportunities fer
collecting choice scions. VI htm this is ths cue.
they should bo carefully secured from the sir.
by placing them in some situation where they
will be kept uniformly moist and cool. Some
time fanner undertake journeys, aad perform
excursions through rey; ieae celebrated fer the ex
cellence and rarity of their fruit, aad thus have
aa opportunity ef greedy enlarging their varie
ties, or or adding now and valuable specimeaa
which coald not b etherwis conveniently sb
tainod. I'm it raising ia a lucrative branch ef
is due try, and has claims to far more atteaUsn
thaa it has yet received .Vsiae CmUittitr.
Ccrnw or Tans. Tree had beUer be cat
quit elos te the ground, whether the lot ia la
tended t f row vp agala, r to be clesred.
When there ia n groat depth of saew en the
ground, it is difficult to cut trees eloeely to the
ground, and we often see th stumps from two
to three feet high; but we think sufficieat care
la aot geaerally taken t cat low. The best of
tho wood or timber U generally next to tho
ground. If th land is to be cleared, th plough
aad h arrow caa be mad to work nearer tne
atumpa if they are cut doe to the ground; and
if tho lot Is la tended to grow np, the suckers er
spreuts often eomo out on tho sides or near tho
top, and tho wlada often break them off, or the
atumpa rot aad they perish. Those remarks of
coarse apply only to hardwood trees; resinous
ones never start (rem tho stamp. 4mv
How to Maze Kcsks Tak 7 eggs well
beaten j new milk plat; melted batter )
lb: veast niat. aurar 3 ex.: and beat too
whole well together, with as much flour grsda-
auy added aa will make a very ligat pasie.
Let it rise before th are for half an hoar; uea
add a little mora flour; form th mass late
small flattened loaves er caJfos five or six inches
wide, aad bake moderately. Whoa cold, cat
them tale slicoa th six af ruaks, and put taeat
lato th oven agmia t browa a UtU. Thi
make a ale ton-cake when hot; and when
seasoned with carawmy-eood. It is good to sat
cold Ammitmm JLgrmtmnm.
.i .i i y