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Man ever fondly talks and dreams
Of happier days in store,
And ever intent on such golden aims,
He strives and struggles the more.
'the world grows old and again grows young,
Yet amendment is ever upon his tongue.
Iope cradles the child in the dawning of life,
She dazzles t'e boyish eye,
Her promises animate manhood's strife,
To the aged she doth not die.
For though in the grave his course must end,
Still e'ven from the grave can his hopes ascend,
It is not a Battering illusion, bred
In the void of a foolish brain ;
A voice in the inmost heart hath said,
" Life was not bestow'd in vain."
And the promise that inmost voice both spoken,
To the trusting soul shall ne'er be broken.
FUITS AND FLOWER.
When God first framed this world of ours.
For beauty and for love,
Each attribute would try its powers,
Its varied skill would prove.
All, all, but Mercy had a share,
And she stood silent by,
Gazing upon the work so fair,
With earnest, lon eye.
The Father saw her darling face,
And read her wishes too,
Ani said, " It is a sinless place,
What is there you can do?"
She quickly sent her searching eye
Throughout earth's fresh green bowers,
Then murmured with a gentle sigh,
" There's neither fruit nor flowers."
A smile the wished commission gave
Then swift as light she flew,
Her wings of violet to lave
In Eden's morning dew.
Up rose the sun, but what a sight
Met his admiring view
The bursting buds speak their delight,
Through tints of richest hue.
The flowers on every side look up
With wonder to the sky;
While nestled in each tiny cup,
Fruit germs lay lovingly.
New songs were borne upo-i the breeze,
New joy earth's dwellers feel;
For e'ven the birds and humming bees,
Their bliss cannot conceal.
But when this happiness to spoil, *
The mon-ter sin appeared,
Thistles and thorns from out the soil,
Their heads as quickly reared.
Then Mercy wept, for well she knew
She had no power to stay
The curse that man upon him drew,
By leaving wisdom's way.
* But still her work she might pursue,
And soften his sad hours
Choice Fruit upon the rough thorns grew,
Upon the thistles, Flowers.
A LITTLES OF EVETYTHING IS NOTHING OF
ANYTHING.-A STORY THAT HAS MANY CDUN
Young men ! Read if and Heed it !
A Jack-of-all-trades and master of none
was Panurgus Pebbles: from the birchen
* tingle of boyhood to the menial pains of
ma" ' estate his shiallowv versatility was his
bane: from the first kick and crowv in long
clothes to the -silent rigidity in the shroud,
his lhfe, a patchwrork harlequin, was ever
slapping and flapping him. His mind was
*like Jacques' motiely fool, or rather like a
kaleidoscope-yet wanted refietion,-the
* ~ smoked glasses in that instruument, that by
doubling the confused mass of glass splin-.
-ters, &c., changes disoraer into a " pattern
When Pebbles pickea up his scraps of
knowledge, A eaven only knows! Pekilus
*Pigment, my artist friend, has ever beside
his easel a spare canvass whereon he be
stows at random the dabs of colour that re
main in his brush, while he is working up
- 'his great picture for the Academy. On this
canvass, upon the foundation thus laid, be
terwards depicts such a subject as the pro.
iling tints may suggest. Can it be that
Nature, when supplying the crania of a num
ber of mortals with brains of different ten
dencies, cast into the head of Pebbles the
superabundant cerebral scraps.
Panurgus was the son of an old Squire,
whose spouse was a fashionable lady.
. .'1e father took him out for a ride ;
,The mother sent him to school;
The paternal care taught him to sing,
," Tally ho 1"
The maternal drilled him in the " Busy
T'he Squire declared that his son should
be " a man, not a milksop !"
'1' ry lady said hers should be " a gentle.
man, nDp a stable-boy."
Betweeq $.~e two influences, Panurgus.
got off esily. If he did not go to school his
:father would screen him from his merited
punishment; if he refuse4 to ride a spirited
- horse his mother shielded lsiu; from his fath
er's wrath; if he failed in the melody of
:" Tally ho !" the lady would express her
pleasure that he did not take a liking to " a
song that was not fitted for polite society."
~To whieb the squire retorted by observing
"that as to the matter of that he did not
think Dr. Watts was much better. How
about that verse
l'Abroad in the meadow. to see the young lambs
Go sporting about by the side of their--,
a proper word truly to he pot in the mouths
~of children !"
So far his piebald breeding and disposition
did our hero no harm-at least no present
harm-for in after years the effect of these
two counter-influences came upon him.
But it was not only in his studies that our
hero shone superficially. Was there a game
of cricket proposed, who so- ready as Peb.
bles to make. one of a side. But without
that genuin've of the sport, which would
have sustained him during his fielding, lie
soon got tired, and the boys, knowing his
failing, always sent him in last, being sure
that his wickets once down Pebbles would
slink off to some other pastime. Not that
he was a great loss, for like all who do not
enter into the spirit of the game con amore,
he was a slovenly player, and went among i
the cricket-lovers by the soubriquet of but- I
ter-fingers; while among the boating com
munity (for the school was near the river
Weir and the bovs had a whole fleet of
" dingies" on it) he was known as crab Peb- I
bles-a title derived from his frequent suc
cesses in catching those crustacea while I
rowing. To the uninitiated we will explain: i
He who would capture a crab must seat j
himself in a rowing boat, and taking an oar i
pull it scientifically until the vessel gets a I
swift onward motion, by seamen entitled I
" head-way." When this is accomplished i
let our friend turn his oar over slightly and
try to lift it out of the water straight. There i
is a slight splash-a jerk-aad the operator i
finds the handle of his oar in his abdomenal I
region, and almost before he can wink, his I
head descends and his heels fly up, and the .
experiment is concluded-the crab is caught.
Poor Pebbles! his heels were oftener in the I
air than his scull in the water; for he bad i
another way of "capturing cancers," name- I
ly, by never putting his oar in the water at 4
all, merely skimming it along the surface, so
that, the air not offering the same resistance 4
s water, the force of his own stroke shot I
poor Pebbles into the lap of his neighbour f
on the next thwart. This evolution was j
aalled by the boys " Pebbles's pull," a stroke r
of which (as Featherwell, the best oar in the i
school averred) " one half was in the air and r
the other out of the water."
Then what disasters did not Panurgus get I
into, when, with the bag of paper shreds,
the hare-one of the best runners in the
chool-set off across the country ! About c
twenty minutes after, the pack would start c
elter-skelter, over head and ditch, where r
the paper was thickly scattered ; or wan- d
lering at fault over a ploughed field to re- c
over the scent. Some time or other in the t
Jay was sure to see Panurgus pounded in a i
eld, or up to his neck in a ditch, or stuck,
ied-downward, in a hedge, as if measuring v
he wide expanse of heaven with nis legs in I
ieu of compasses. But in spite of all this, t
Panurgus would often be in at the death. n
His plan was to climb a high tree, and try ii
o spy out the hare in the distance, or if he I
:ould not see him, to watch the direction in
which the hounds were going, and draw his li
:onclusions therefrom. He knew that the v
tare was sure to make for some farmer's v
iouse, where he was known, or else to some I
ittle village ale-house (for of course the ush- I
rs were not " mighty hunters," and did not e
oin in hare and hounds), and settling from E
he running where the hare was likely to be, t
e would set off by the road, and generally tl
'ell in with the pack not far from the hare's ti
'rm (generally a wooden one, on which
;tood a pewter, whence the hare drankge- a
reshment in the shape of beer).
In d e course of time Panurgus left Bed- C
eigh to enter at the University. Durinig his. I
tay at school what prizes had he gainedi I;
~one! He was second or third in several
~lasses-poor . Jack-of-all-trades--and the t
prinkling of knowledge that he had of C
iverything in general, would, if it had beenin
pplied to one thing in particular, have gain-. I
d him a reward; but no: it was fated thata
Pebbles should be a little of everything, ands
othing of anything, and so lhe was ! s
At College he met several of his old 1
choolfellows, who had the left Bedleigh be- i
re him. " Of course among so many old a
~opanions Pebbles did not lack for friends," I
ay you. But he did !
"1I say, Fea'her well," said Coxon . of p
3rasenose, " what sort of a fellow is Peb
les of St. Mark's; he was at school withi
ou, wvasn't he I"
"EHumph ! Yes," replies Featherwell, now
Japtain of the U. B. C., and immensely pop
lar among the boatin,' men. " Awful tmuff!
can't pull two strokes without-Matching as
nany crabs ; he'd upset the veriest tub on I
:e river." I
And so the subject is dropped ;-and Pa
Four gowvnsmen are strollinig along the
igh-street when our hero passes.a
" That's an old Bedleigh man," says onec
f the quartette. "Horrid stick !" grunts.c
Bales, the Sec. of the St. Mark's Coll.
(ricket Club. " He can't handle his bat a
bit I 'didn't know anything of him at
"lHe comes from our part of the world,"
says Snaffle of Merton. " I have seen him I
out with the governor's hounds: he funiked
at the first hedge, and I ntever saw him againi!' r
" Look at his drass !" drawls the elegant I
Pulker. " One would think he-aw-dras
ied himself with a knife and fawk-aw.
When he was at school he always had five
patches about his person ; two-aw-thiat
le knelt on ; two-aw-that lie leant on,<
and one-aw-that he sat on-aw!, I
Poor Pebbles-bad you only entered heartr
and soul into onte pursuit at school, how dif-i
frent had your reception been ! If you bad
given your attention -to aquaties, how proud
ly would Featherwell have introduced you 1
to the University eight! Ah-those crabs Ii
--truly cancers ale awvay your popularity !
If you had .been a cricketer, Bales .would
have been proud of you ;-had you given
your ettention to your toilette, Pulker would
have honqnred yoiu with his arm down the
Broa-walk on 9Mw Sunday ; had you
been a hard worker or prizeman at school,
Mugger and Grirnd, of Balliol, would have
hailed you with joy, and'have proposed and
seconded you at the Union. But no; Jael:-i
of-all-rades and master of none w'as thy
harater, and between the various stools wep
hays u~epioned camest thoui to the ground,
oh Pebbles ! Nay, aian, never grumble-thy
betters have been so tilted up before thee.
These stools of thine are but humble joint.
stools-three-legged wooden stools-lowly
ones; but thy betters have fallen from high
er. Did not Lord Thistledown strive to
keep his balance and obtain office with Con
servative and LiberalI When, lo! away
glid the two stools, and down came my
Lord upon the fioor of the I-louse, amid
peals of " inextinguishable laughter !" Nay,
more, when mighty nations were at variance,
have not certain little petty, pettifogging
Kinglings striven to appear neutral, and to
balance between the contending parties?
And have not they had their fall, or will they
riot soon ?. Aye, Panurgus, and therefore
bless thy stars that thou didst fall from a
joint-stool instead of a lofty throne I
But to return to our story.
After a short time Pebbles began to make
riends in his college, and before long be.
:ame a popular man, because he was a use.
l man ! Was a man wanted to make up
in eleven at short notice, Bales was sure to
ipply to Pebbles. Was a man in the Eight
e Torpid laid up for a time, who should
pull in his place but Pebbles I Did the De
:ating Society wish to give a supper, whose
ooms should they borrow but Pebbles?
knd so Pebbles was popular, bugged him.
telf with the idea that he was liked for him.
ielf, and was therefore all the more ready
o help Bales, or Featherwell,or DeBates (the
?resident of the last-named Society), on an
So time went on, and Pebbles got through
uis " Little Go," as it was called then, in
n those happy days when (contraeiction
bough it ceem) the examinations were easi
r, because they were without Moderations.
Pebbles, we say, got through his "Little
Yo," but when he went in for his "Great
Ditto we are sorry to say that, judging
rom his superficial knowledge of all his sub.
ets, that Panurgus had not done his duty in
eading for the examination (a conjecture in
vbich they were not far wrong) the exami
iers gave into the hands of the Clerk of the
4chools no testamur for Mr. Pebbles of St.
Pebbles was plucked! They call it
loughed now, but the sensations after the
peration are, we believe, the same. They
onsist, we are told, of a kind of desire to
neet the examiners in a blind alley some
lark night-a conviction that they have
onspired to cheat you, and a general in.
ense disgust of everybody and everything
ii the world.
Pebbles was plucked! And no sooner
as it whispered in Oxford than the trades
eople began to drop in for their pickings, and
bey were no slight ones! With his usual
aotley disposition, Panurgus had dabbled
ri all the pursuits and amusements of a
Jniversity Life. *
His rooms were hung with proofs-before.
etters, that vied in cost (although they
were, in a pictorial point of view, not very
aluable) with the choice engravings of
urin, the great amateur artist of St. Mark's.
lis Madonnas, and Oak Crosses, and Saints,
xcited the envy of Reredos of Oriel; while
inaffie, of Merton, did not turn out in a bet
r pink or brighter boots than Pebbles, al
Nough the latter seldom did more than ride
a the meet and back.
Featherwell admired Panurgus's gig, as
he floated at her moorings by the barge,
nd lie vowed she was well worth the money,
,uch as it was, at which she was valued.
). Villiers, of Ch : Chi:, had not more cost
y furniture than our hero, whoses rooms
evertheless wvere a conisummation of bad
este. Bookstall, of Balliol, did not lay
t more on his library than Pebbles, whose
umerous volumes were merely costly rub.
ish notwithstanding. In short, as Jack of.
lI. trades had lie set up in Oxford, and no
mall sum did it cost him to purchase his
tock in all, so that wvhen lie camie to survey
is position, he found himself considerably
i debt, and without a testamur. In disgust
nd despair he took his name off' the Col
uge books, and returned honme.
The Squire, after a great deal of storming,
aid his son's debts,,remarking to his wife,!
' Well, Mistress Pebbles, I always said that
Vatts's hymns would do the boy no good
' In books. and work, and healthful play,
May my first ours be past,
That I may give for every day
A good aceount at last.'
L good account-by Jove, ma'am-he's
rought me plenty of accounts to pay for
tis ' books, and work, and healthful play.'" "
"Pebbles, my dear, you are profane !"
vas all the poor lady could say. TIo send
5anurgus to College had been her pet
cheme, for she wanted her son to be an ac
omplished gentlemen. The old Squire, on the
ther hand, had opposed it, saying that he nev
r went to College, nor his father before 'him,
!et they made good Squires without it, and
by should not Panurgus; so that, with the!
xception of the bills, lie was not greatly
exed at our hero's failure at Oxford. But
es did not live long to be either vexed or'
>leased at anything ; for the next year Pa.
urgus saw him laid in the family vault at
ldleigha Minster; and not long after, the
nother followed him.
So Pebbles came into his property, not a
ittle lessened by the payment of his debts;
'or many a patriarchal elm and manty an an
ient oak wvent into the pockets of the
radesmen in the shape of cheques and bank
totes. Not a few old trees, that standing
n the Park, had seen generations of Peb
les' carried to christening, bringing home
>rides, borne slowly forth to burial, felt with
tshudder through all their limbs and leaves
and fibres, the edge otf the ringing axe, and
yowing, rending, falling with a sudden, aul
en crash, were borne far away to do battle
vith the stormy seas, or to rot and crumble
iway in the rich black churchyard mould.
But they were soon followed by more ; for
ioor Pebbles was so full of new plans forI
nanging his estate that, like the Irishmian
vho spent his last half-crown to buy a purse:
:o put it in, he sold his acres to pay for the
mprovements he had made in them, and
what is more, sold them for lean, because of
hose very idedtical so-called improvements.
m.i tea.t left him bnecnus he insisted on
their planting cabbages and celery instead ol
potatoes-a crol., he said, that was sure to
fail. His farmed' gave up their farms be.
cause he meddled with their plans, and
burnt the fields t4 improve the soil, until he
converted all theland Into a large desert of
brick dust. Butworst of all, he had dab.
bled in rail-way peculation, and so at last
came a crash, anutbe Jews got hold of the
Then what changes took place!
The suit of aimour that Sir Peregrine
Pebbles had wornlat Agincourt re-appeared
in Fitzroy-street; in the- studio of Pcekilus
Pigment, and its fortrait was in the Acade
my, A.D. 18-in thiat celebrated artist's pic
ture of the Battlilof Otterburne, wherein it
figured down in front, with Earl' Percy in.
The old portraiis of the Pebbles of anti
quity were cariiedaway to Wardour-street,
whence they were removed to the suburban
villa of Higgins, tie retired grocer, at which
place, they flgured is the Higginses of an
And so the spoi ed the Israelites Egyp
tians. Over the fsea .to Boulogne went
Pebbles, there to cOnsider what was next to
be done. Was helitted for any profession
or trade I We fear not. Did he imagine
himself fit for any. Of course he did,
there was nothing in the world that, for the
short space of perhips an hour, he did not
think his special idcation. Like Shakes.
peare's Weaver, he.wanted to be Pyramus
and Thisbe, and Li' and Wall, but was on.
ly moonshine I-But still he tried all; like
that aristocratic weather-cock Villiers, he
" Was everytbing bf ttrns and nothing long."
Pebbles was wanaering on the beach at
Boulogne, and turning over in his mind the
various modes of making a living, when
some one touched hin on the shoulder, and
turning round, he saw.a little jovial-looking
" Why Pebblis," lelaimed Bales, for he
it was, " in the dumla I What's the matter?
Stump's down, or r ut, eh I" For be it
known, that Bales s retained his love f6r
the " manly game," aid he set up the boys
of his village with bals, balls, and stumps,
much to the delight of the farmers, who
found that when the Jlads were better em.
ployed, they did notifob orchards or hen.
houses so often. Hli~ricket-nania had lost
him the good opin of 'the two Misses
Hassock, for he once Aentured to express
his belief that in mAitfacturing towns and
mining districts it would be a good plan to
allow the men and liojs a game at cricket
on Saint's Daysi
In answer to Bales' enquiry, our hero told
him his story. The little ecelesiastic was
touched, for he knew Pebbles' old failing;
it may be his conscience smois him for the
way in hich be had made Panurgus useful
in the old college dbys. "Cheer up, old
fellow," he esclaimed, " what if you are
bowled out once, you must have anotheP
innings I and you mustn't hit so wild,--stick
to one thing, and work hard at it; don't try
to do everything. A Jack-of-all-trades is
master of none, you know; you don't often
meet with a good bat who is worth much at
wicket-keeping, or a good bowler who gets
the score. In the meantime, old fellow, let
me have the pleasure of lending an old col
lege-mate some of the needful !"
Pebbles seemed inclined to refuse the
bank note which he offered him. "Pshaw !"
he continued, " It's only a loan, you can pay
me when you get a b-atch. By the bye, I
hope you are a better hand at it than you
were when you missed that splendid catch;
don't you remember-when we played the
Trinity eleven 1" and so they wvalked on,
talking of old times and old companions,
and before they parted Bales had promised
to get our hero a tutorship in a French
family. This he did, and one would fancy
that Pebbles was at length settled down, at
least for a time ; but no, his fate was inexo
rable, andi so poor Panurgus at length fell a
victim to it,
A year after the~last mentioned event, I
was at Boulogne on business, when the
waitress-I believe they call them "flles"
in France-of a little auberge, came to re
quest my presence at the bedside of "a com
patriot." I followed her to the inn, and
then, what the French call mont d'en haut,
and there, In a miserable garret, I found Pa.
nurgus Pebbles shivering upon a miserable
pallet, evidently on the verge of death. I
hurried off immediately, and called upon an
eminent Enighsh physician who was staying
in the place, and returned with him as soon
Too late-when we arrived poor Pebbles
was dead !
How he came to leave the Frendh family
I do not know: probably he thought he had
discovered something that was exactly suited
for him as he fancied, and so threw up a
good situation to grasp after a shadow. He
had not been at the auberge long -before he
was taken seriously ill, and, poor dabbler in
all things, he had consulted Dr. Vyolant
Remmedie and Professor Hlydrus Vasser, a
disciple of Preissnitz. The latter recom
mended wet blankets, the former prescribed
calomnel; and between the two stools, as he
had often done before, Pebbles fell to the
ground-nay, beneath it.
He sleeps in a little churchyard near
Boulogne. Featherwell and I visited the
place last vacation- It was a bright sumn
mer's day, and the shade of the tower lay
clearly de-fined across the grass, and the
shadoiv of the weathercock seemed, as if in
mockery, to rest upon Pebbles' grave.
" Man is hut a vain shadow," said Feath
erwell; and so we turned away and left him
to sleep under the head-stone, with the sim
WHxAs.,-Tlhe Gorgetown (S. C.) Time.
of the 23d ult. says: " Several black whales
were seeni distinctly from the pilot boat W.
W. Shackelford on Sunday, and also on
Monday last, neat thebar of Georgetown,
something quite unusual for* this latitude.
Capt. L. D. Benton and Isaac Lynch can
vouch for the fact of this statement, having
been sufficiently near them to observe them
olyal and distinctly heard them spoutingr."
THE UMBRELLA, MUFF, AND FAN,
An umbrella, lying on the table with a
muff and a fan, thus addressed them: " How
strange it is that you do not accommodate
yourselves to circumstances, instead of be.
Ing fit for certain times and certain places
only. You, Miss Fan, are merely used for
a few bright, warm, summer days, and are
then thrown by. You, Ma'n'selle MuT, are
hid in a corner until the cold and stormy
winter comes; and when the cheerful sun
shows his face, you are considered as an
encumbrance. But I am used at all sea.
sons of the year; I proltect man from the rain
and snow of winter, and am equally'sought
for amid the uncertainties of summer
" True," replied the muff, who was spokes.
woman for its companion, the fan: " but if
our reign is short, at least we have the satis
faction of knowing that we add to the orna
nients of those who use us; while I have
never heard the umbrella spoken of save
with regret, as a sort of necessary evil."
THE APPLICATIN.-If we would only
be content to fill respectably the position for
which we are individually best fitted, with
out indulging in invidious criticisms of the
doings of others, we should escape many of
those unpleasant rubs-bitter truths, hurled
at us in return--which follow as an inevi
TE BARBERT BLOCIB
Two waxen busts, gaily draped in calico,
who prided themselves greatly upon their
genteel appearance in a peruquiet's window,
took occasion one day to heap their disdain
upon a humble beechen block, carved to a
very rude resemblance of the human head,
and used by their common proprietor to fix
such-wigs upon as he intended for sale. Af
ter suffering their taunts for a long time in
silence, the latter thus addressed them : " If
I cannot boast," said he, " of a complexion
as brilliant as yours, or such gracefulness of
form, at least I may advance the .claim of
utility ; for I perceive that, while the tresses
you wear-and have worn these many years
-are not only artificial, but really worth.
less, I have had the good fortune to cover
with my wigs nearly half the parish."
LuEE APPLICATIN.-It d9es not follow
from this fable that a handsome appearance
must needs cover inferiority of character;
but it is meant to teach that those who are
not co highly faou'red as d ourselves in this
rospect may nevertheless have the advan
tage of us in some other qualities, equally,
if nout more valuable.
THE BELLOWS BLOWERS.
A lad employed to work the bellows of a
great church-organ, noticed, one day, what
great inconveniences ensued by the non-arri
val of the organist; the circumstan. e, being
quite unforeseen, creating some considera
ble serisation in the church. Putting a very
false estimate upon his own services, he de
termined to play the parish a trick, and
thought that by staying away for once to
cause a similar sensation. But stationing him.
self secretly in the loft, he, to his disappoint.
ment, found that, after the lapse of a min
ute, everything went on just as usual; and
he then learned, that whateve difficulty
there might be to find organists, -bellows
blowers were plentiful enough.
TEr APLICATIoN.-We may all smile at
the folly of the lad in this fable, who, for the
paltry gratification of his vanity, would take
such a step : but ignorance and vulgarity
are continually leading people to make simi
lar exhibitions. Airs assumed by such to
enhance their seeming importance, in the
end only show us how alight a pang is cau
sed by their absence.
TIE TWO MASKS.
In the vestibule of an ancient Greek tem
ple reposed two masks, the one comie, the
othier tragic, whose whole time seemed to
be taken up in a controversy as to which of
them was most pleasing to Jupiter. A torch
that, unfortunately for itself, had been thrown
down near them, and heard the whole dis
eussion, at length broke in with this remark:
" For my part," said he, "[ifancy that Ju
piter is but little moved by the comedy of
the one, or the tragedy of the other, since,
after all, it is clear enough that both of you
are only masks."
TuE APPLICA'rION.-A little sincerity is
worth a great ieal of learning, Finely
turned phrases, and sentences that roll with
the grandeur and force of thunder, are as
dust in the balance, when compared -with
truth in its least-adorned shape. It is cer
tain that one-half of the controversies that
have distracted the world would never have
arisen, had the number of hypocrites been
reduced in the same ratio : the face should
be the index of the mind ; but it will not do
to be all face.
TIE LITTLE FLOWER,
A LEGEND OF ROLLAND.
A little child died, and the guardian angel
wvas bearing its soul to heaven. Already
they had passedt'tne busy city, the fields of
ripe corn, the forest where resounded the
woodman's axe, the canals where glided the
laden vessels, and the angel had not looked
upon them ; but when they came to a poor
villige, lie hovered over it, and looked into
a (lark alley, running through a cluster of
decayed huts. There was grass growing
through the stones; there was broken pot
tery, and damp straw, and piles of cindera
and ashes thrown out. The angel looked
long at the deserted spot, when espying sud
denly a pale flower in the ruins, which had
opened in the shade, he gave a cry of joy,
stooped from the air, and plucked it.
The soul of the child asked him why he
had stoioped for a simple field-flower, without
beauty or fragrance.
"'iThou seest at the bottom of this alley a
cabin, with the roof brokeni by the snows,
and its walls seamed by the rain. T1here
lived once a child of thy age, afficted from
his birth. When he quitted his little straw
bed, lening on his willow erutches. he wvent
two or three times up and down the aljey
it was all. He had never seen the sun 4ut
from his window. When the summer
brought back its bright rays, the little affi- I
ted creature came and sat in their light; he
looked at the blood circulating feebly in hip I
thin hands, and saji, *I 4m better.' Never
had he seen the green of the' meadows or i
the forest, only the little ohildren sometimes
brought him branches of the popular, which
he laid around him on his bet. Then he 1
would dream that he was lying in the shade
of the woods, that the sunshine was dancing
through the leaves, and the birds singing
around. One day his eldest sister brought 4
him a little field flower, with its root. He
planted it in an old earthen pot, and God
prospered the plant tended by the weak hand.
It was the sick child's garden; the litte flow
er was to him the meadows, the Woods, the.
waters, the creation. As long as he lived he
nursed it. He gave it all the air and the
sunshine.that his little window suffered to
enter; he watered it each evening, and told
it good bye till next morning, as if it were a
friend. But when God called away the lit
tle matyr, his family quitted the village, the
alley was abandoned, and the simple flower
surrounded with ruins. Then the providence
of God preserved it where I have just gath
. " Who told you all that I" demabded the
soul of the child.
" I was myself," said the angel, " the lit.
tle sick child who walked on his willow
crutches. God has taken me up to paradise,
but I have not-forgotten the few humblejoys
I had on earth, and I would not give that
simple flower for the most beautiful star in
the sky I now inhabit."
An ingenious person may. afford no end
of amusement to himself and friends by the
aid of a few dozen vaporgraphic glasses, on
which are invisibly delineated a variety of
questions and answers of an appropriate
character, such as love questiona; pon In
drums, &c. Real dissolving views 'mayAso
be depicted on these glasses, possessing an
interest according to their artistic value.
Glass valentined may also* e ia4e * the '
same way, which may have invisiby im-.
pressed upon thi rp any written theme, roe
try, or initials.
Breath on this glaas, 4# yoal 4iviip
T4e pdrtraif'df your Valentle.
These vaporgraphic glassesare very easily
made, and at a cost not worth mentioning.
When finished, they have nothing peculiar
in their appearance to indicate their latent a
graphic powers; hence, to a stranger to the
,mystery, they only appear like ordinary
glass. The secret is this : Procure a few c
pieces of window glass, about the size of an
ordinary playing card; then write or draw
on them whatever may be thought proper a
with a quill pen that has been dipped in by.
drofluoric acid, using this watery liquid just ,
as you would ink. After the design has
thus been depicted upon the glass for about
two minutes, the glasses are to be washed i
in clean water, and polished with a silk t
handkerchief, or a dry soft cloth. The
drawing or writing will now be perfectly t
invisible, but if breathed upon the pictures
or letters, become " as clear as noonday." c
The same effect is observed if the glasses
be held over the steam of hot water; hence e
their name, vapor, or stean-; graphic, rela- g
ting to writing. Hydrofluorie acid, at it
eats into glass, is sold in leaden bottles by
the laboratorian chemists. Septimus Piesse- t
Scientifc American. s
( Plucked from we-knowo-where and several
'A woutnded captain being obliged to have
his leg amputated, saw his servant wveeping
for his master's misfortune. " What are you
crying for, simpleton," said he, " don't you a
see you will have one boot less to polish in
future ?" This philosophic consolation quite
dried the poor fellow's tears,
TH E SCHOOILIAsTR.-A pedagogue had g
two pupils; to one he was very partial, and
and to the other he was very severe. -One r
morning it happened that those two were t
late, and were called out to account for. it.
"You must have heard the bell, boys;
why did you not come I"t
"Please, sir," said his favorite, "I was
dreamin' that I was going to Californy, and
I thought the school bell was the bell of the I
steam boat that I was going in." -
" Very well, sir (glad of any pr~eet to c
excuse his favourite); and now, air (turniing E
to the other), what havo you to say I" a
" Please, sir," said the puzzled boy, " i-I I
was wvaiting to see Tom off."1
A JUDGE OF PoR.-" No man," says
Mrs. Partington, " was better calculated to t
judge of pork than my poor husband was;
he knew what good hogs were, for he had I
been brought' up with 'em from his child-.
THE THIRTY BEAUTIs.-Brantome, on
female 'oeauty, gives the Spanish version of
the thirty "ifs." If-now, ladies, len'd an
ear-If Three t'aings yre white.-ikin, teeth,
Three things black-eyeyboan
.eyelashes- yeee'os n
Three things red-lips, cheeks, and nails;
Three things long--waist, hair, and hands;
Three things short-teeth, ears, and feet;
Three things vwe-breast, front, and brow;
Three things narrow-mouth, waist, ied
Three things large-arm, hip, and calf;
Three things fine.-lips, hair, and fingers
Three things small--nose, head, and ho
Then there are thirty beauties in all.
AN INToLERLABLE Pur'sTL.-Theodore
H ook, once walking with a friend, passed a
pastryecook's shop, in th~e windowv of which
was the usual inscriptioi,-" Water les,
and ice creams." " Dear me," sai ' Theodore,
" what an admirable description of the ef
fects of hydrophobia."-'-" How can that bet'!
said his friend; " What have water ices and
ice creams to do with hydrophobia I" "Oh,"
replied H ook, "you do not read it right; I
rad it ihna-water I seeu. and I soaama "
HoUsEHOLD TREAsURE.-A treasure of
ihusband-Carries the baby.
A treasure of a wife-Never spks for
A triasqre o a son- as mp p. ip th0
A t.rpaure of a' daughter-Loo s the
amia .. as her mother-if anything, atr
A treasure 9f a servant-Runs to the post
a less than half a*n hour. -
A treasure of a' co~ok-ls not lvssric
whenever there is company to dinner.
A treasure of r. baby-Doesn't disturb it
lear papa in the middle of the dight.
"PAIA, have Mr. Jone's eyes got feet!
F Why, my son 1"* "Beeas e I heard. othir -
ay that at a party the other evening Mr
rones's eyes followed her all over the room.
Mna . IA MATcp.-mA Scoteh fkre
ner, celebrated in his neighbourhod for his
mmense strength and skill in the athleti
zercises, very frequently had the pleasure
if fighting people who came to try'if; they
ould settle him or not.- Lord D., a greM
bgilistic amato.or, ba4 comns from Loidon
in purpose to fight the athletic Scot. 'The
atter was *alking in an enclosure, at a little,
listance from his house, when the noble
,ord arrived. Ilis lordship tied his horse b
tree and addressed the farmer
Friend, I have heard a gfeat deal of ta1
bout you, and I have coma, a long way to
ee which of us is the best wrestler."
The Scotchmap, without answegng, seie4
be nobleman by the middle of the .body
oitched him over the hedge, and "ben se(
bout workigg. When his lordship had gof
imself fairry picked up,
"Well," said the farmer, "hae youa
hing more to say to me '
" No," replied his ordship; . bpt perhaps
rou'd be so good 's dp mpe.mymorse.l
Tuz SAr.on's RaTORT.-A sailor was
afled lpon the stond as a)%.iss,
"Well, sir," 'Said' th'' awyei ", you
:now the plainI and defendant "
'I don't kno'w the drift of them w
agee OSOie sawpIr,
"What! not know the meaning of plain.
iff and defendant!" continued the lawyr. -
prppy fellow you, to come here as
ritness. Can yoh tell tiuewhere onbdi
he ship it was that man struck the othet.
"Abaft the binnacli," said the sailor.. -
"Abaft the binnacle," xaid thela'
what do you mean- by that I"
A. pretty fellow you," responded -m
aildr," come here as a lawyer, and don
now what abaft the binnacle mesfs."
THE GExEAN Fon PLAT.-" Good gra.
ious, Anna, what is the German for a platet'
'- Teller," I replied, leaning over the *air.
" Tell her what 1" returned my aunt, no(
upposing that she had heard aright.
"Teller," I answered back at the top m$
How can I tell her, unless yoq tell mq
ihat to tell her 7" she retorted in a tone that
etokened she was gradually becoming hea.
3d, and, indeed, the weather was sultry.
"Can't you jear qie tell. you to tell her
'her f'' .r
"That's just what I *ant to dd! but how,
an I tell her unless I know what to tell her ".
I was lapghing so heartily that I col4
nly sbpu4opt; 1' Tell her, teller." Be
.aring that :N aunt might become exas;
erated, I ran down stairs, and for her edi
cation uttered ibmagie *oid. ' course
he desired plate wa's produced, to lier great
mazement; but she good naturedly joine4
a my unrepressed meripent-utobiogra
by of an Actress. '
A GRAMMATECAL Purn,.4 cbpohas.
er, arter giving one of his selolars g soun4
rubbing for speakg had gr i'ai, sent
im to the other end of the room toInform
nother boy that be wished to speak to him'
*nd, at the same time, promising to repe4
he dose If he spoke to him ungrammatically.
The youngster, quite satisfied widi whag
.0 had got, detei mined to be exact, and thus
ddressed his fellow pupil:
,r here is a egrponi substantive, otile;
3asculine yender, smgul~ar'nuaker, nomima
rye case, and in 'an angry mood,' that sitg
erched upon the ominence at the other side
f the room,'wisbey'tq' articulate a few sent
ences to you il the presblit gensq ' "'
SoxE Nos.-The following inciderit *q
ad from a friend who knows the party;
)eacon Comstock, of Hartford, Connecti:
ut, is well known as being provide4 with a
iiormo'us'handle to his countenance. in the
hape o6f g hqgg nose ; in fa'etit is remarkal
ele for its grea' length. '"QE aate gsulo'
vhen taking up a "boflptioq n g"ae ciurc
o which the deacon belongs, as he passe
brough the congregation every person tq
whom he presented the bag seemed to be
ossessed bya sudden and uncontrollabl@
esire to laugh The deacon did not knoiw
what to make Qf it. He had often ae
ound befor4, but no such effets as t
ail he ever beforegitnessed. The deacod
ras fairly puzzled. The ,isre);hdie ~
Baked out. He had bee's afmicted fora a
>r two with a slight sore on his uaalh
endae, and had placed a small piece w
tiplig~ platiter over-it. 'During the morna
f'thdayv referr'ed to, the'plaster iddo
ed off, and the dedoi seei6 Es sue
osed, on the 'floor yicked it up a'n . stug
on'agairn. But alas for men who sabe
imes diake unfortunate mistakes, he pice
p ins'ta' of it, one of-tho4gittle roao4
ieoes of jiaper *hilch (te wpaniisiclurers
pool cotton-pas1e o06 the Jnd'of every sol
na which reads as roluows;'" Warrantit
old out 200 yards." Such' a sign on such '
oye; wai'enough' to upset 'theg'avityo
yen a pyritan congregation, t'hde
gwe tiung ustihlble.
lonference, at its late sitting in Lonn
Iltered tlieir e Vesiastical .regulag~ose
allo'w miiters to remamiu gve year~at
>Iase1 provided the iedarterly u~e
he''erceait niake I yearl dj~
'ect after the secondyj
n the discipline-ofth esit
his eountry hsion~ been s