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AliKXANDKH L. IIICKISY.
Xo. l-IO :ii-iiut Street,
VHEItE all km. is of lent .er liu.-, valises and
carpetbags, of eveiy style and pattern are
AufHCtured, in the best manner and frjni the best
iienaU, and sold at ihe lowest rate.
Philad.lpt.ii, July lth. 1813.-1 y.
"OlIS Machine hue now been tented by more
. then thirlv families in this neighborhood, and
i given entire atisfciion. It is o simple in ii
nslruction. that it cannot get out of order. Ii
ilaiua no iron to rul, and no rptingeor rollers lo
, out of repair. Il will do twice ss much wash-
with less than halt the wear and tear of an) of
Kte invention, and whit I or greater ln,ior.
ice, it cost but little over half as much as other
The subarrilt-r haa the exclusive right tor Nor.
mberland. Union, Lt coining, Columbia, l.u-
ne and Clinton cuuuties. Price otsinile ro
nef6. H. B. MASSE R.
The ' following certifirata is from a few of ihosi
o bare tbee machines in uae.
. Sunhury, Aug. 54, 1844.
kVe. the suhseribers, certify that w have now
uae, in our families, "Shugert's Patent Wnsh
Mschine,"snd do not ht.ilate siying that It is
oat excellent invention. Thai, in Wahing,
rill rave more than one ball the uual labor.
tt it doss not require more than one third the
al quantity of soap and water ; and that there
o rubbing, and consequently, little or no wear
or tearing. That it knock off do buttons, and
, lb finest clothes, such as collars, Urea, lurk,
s, &c, may be washed in a very abort time
tout the leaat injury, and in fact without any
rent wear and tear, whatever. We therefore
trftilly recommend it to our friends and In the
lie, as a most useful and labor aaving machine.
( , CHARLES W.HEU1NS,
ttlUEON MARK I.E.
Hon. GEO. C. WELKER,
, BENJ. HENDRICKS,
a' Hotsl. (formerly Trernont Hons, Ne.
. Cheenut sUeet,) Pblladelphia, September
have need Shu gen's Patent Washing Macbio
y house upwards of sight months, and do not
at to av that I deem il on of the mo4 ue
nd valuable labor-saving machine ever invso
, I formarly kept two woman continually c
d in waehiug. who now do as much in two
as they then did in on week, liter i no
or teer In washinc and it require not mors
one-third Ihe usual quantity of eosp, I have
a number of other machine in my family, but
is so decidedly au pert or to vry thing else, and
lie liabl to get out of repair, that I would not
ithout on If they shoo Id oat ten time in
they are sold for. DANIEL HEBR.
xLAT" 85tD Tbi bigUeal price wHTb
given for Flax Seed, at lb tr of
in. , 1645 HENRY MASSE I.
Absolute acquiescence la the decisions of the
By Manser Jt Elsely.
She ian't what I painted her
A thing all hearts to win
I saw no beauty when I found
She had'nt got the "tin."
I loved her upward of a week
But found it would'nt pay;
So I "took my hat and went ashore,'
And cot Miss Alice Gray.
Her dark brown hair was all a sham , ,
Her forehead, "Jones' white ;"
One eye an artificial one,
The other far from bright ;
Oh, she may twine her purchased curls
She musn't look this way
My heart ia far from breaking ' '
' For the love of Alice Gray. ' '
I've sunk a very pretty turn
In ride and sweetmeats past,
' And havn't now the first red cent " ' '
She drained me to the last. '
How green I was in earnest grave,
' ' I certainly must say ; -
I shall be cut by all the "B'hoys,"
For courting Alice Gray.
He wan a Flashing Walsieoet.
He wore a flashy waistcoat on the night when
first we met, .
With a famous pair of whiskers and imperial of
His air had all the haughtiness, his voice tbe man
ly tone, '
Of a gentleman with eight thousand dollars of his
""" own: ' ': ' '' ' r'
I saw him but a moment, and methinks I see him
now,-'1'- . '" ; (
With a very 6ashy waisteoat, and a beaver on his
j . brow. ' , . ", .. -'. x''-' 1 "
And once again I saw that brow no neat "Le-
. :j gay'.' was there, . a
But a shocking "bad un" was his hat, and matted
was his hair,
He wore a brick within that hat the change was
And be was flanked by constables who march-
him up the atreet.
I saw him but a moment, yet methinks I see him
Charged by those worthy officers with kicking
up a row.
Selected f i om the Ball, American oI8lS.
A lady lightly, sweetly fingered o'er
"The Legacy," a favorite song by Moore :
Another lady sat retiming by,
So that a beau right opposite could spy
A fintly faekumed limb ! "Pray sir," said she,
"Tell me; do you admire the Legacy ?"
Oh ye ;" he quickly answered, full of glee,
"Fair maid, I much admire ihe Leg I see!"
Peculiarities ttf Lllerarjr Blew.
JoHNaoH used to bile hi nails to the quick,
an intimation of his dogmatism and crustiness.
Addison wds remarkable for the irregularity
of hi pulse, but bis heart 'was believed to be in
tho right place and of proper deniensiona.'
I'opb was of a frame so feeble that he waa ao-
customed to brace himselt up with stay ptdded
with cotton, lie occasionally lound tiiuo also
to lace his enemies
Hi'MK, the histarian usually composed while
reclining upon a eof. He did not search Tor
fame, but f'ie came to visit him.
MgtuoK, while scieucea covered hie hold
with laurels, used to cover hii feet with sever-
al pair of stockings.
Dkn Joh.on need to nit silent in learned
company, 'and auck in,' a Fuller say, -nut
only liia wine, but their several huinora.' Like
Shakepeare he held the mirror up lo nature,
but chose sometime to look into the glass him I
M aflUABKCHi, librarian to the grand duke of!
Tuscany, and a very luarced man, waa fond of
petting- spider, the web of which he would
not sutler to be molested. He seldom left hi
books, ate, drank, and slept among them, thus
imitating the domestic propensities and Indus
try of hie etrsnpe favorites.
Roaanav used to knit lace strings when in
the company of Illiterate people, for the pur
pose of concealing the uneaaioe which their
gabble gave him. He preferred hi lact atrings
to their long yarns.
Cowlbv boasted with much geyety of the
versatility of hi passions among many mietres
see, but wanted even the confidence to addreaa
one. To bis Under fair one, bo made no ten
Stielk constantly preached eonoo.y to
others, but forgot to practise it himself. lie
waa always in dsbt, and once pulled the nose
of an acquaintance who bealitated to lend bim
a large sum of tuooey. Certainly eurioua
way of obtaining a draft I
BLOOMmLB wrote most of hia poem, the
'Farmer Boy,' with chalk, upon th top of a pair
of bellows wind instrument until tbi time
probably unknown to tb choir of tho Muaea.
AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL.
majority, ilia vital principle of Republics, from which then is no appeal bat to force, the vital principle
S unbar?, North lunberlfuid Co.
THIS PATBIfT CtlVnBTt
Of th Bnttef Vpeenlailew.
I only think with every eon of chivalry and
song, that a night without a mistress is like a
tky without a atar. Anna of Gierstdn.
Patience Peabody waa a perfect paragon of
poetical personification light il a fairy, bloom
ing' a a rose, ryea like a gazelle', and besuti
Hit as a Psyche. I it to be wondered then that
t soon became over head and ear, ig and
whiskers, in love I I aaw her first in church,
and nothing- could or would have contented my
eotil but a wind up in this same sacred ptsce.
I requested Obcd Donlittle to introduce me to
Ephineics Close Ephineius in time made me
acquainted with Sy Stoke ; Sy with Joe Pal
mer; Joe with Mai inn Maon ; Madison with
Ichabot! , Ichabod will) John Peabody, the cou
sin of Patience ; and lie in true succession with
Patience, the to kafan of all my hopes. I ought
to have won her, for never did mortal atrive so
bard to gain the presence of earth' potentates,
as did I to try Patience. She, it must be con
feeeed, waa rather repulsive towards me; in
deed, so much so, that I took sn early occasion
of requesting her to'shnw a cause.
How is it, Miss Peabody, that one who -I rives
so hard to ingratiate himself in your pnod opin
ion, meet so many rebuff and rroeses 1 What
is the cause, my desr Mies! I had asked this
question tutta voce at a quilting frolic, but the
fractious littlit jade not recming disposed for a
whif-per, cried out luud enough to fix all eyes on
'Gals and boys, only hear this tarnal pesky
dandy, what curious questions he pokes al me;
he wants to spark with me, but rather guess we
Bangor girls don't of yoir city dandie, what's
(rot more coat tail than brains, any day.'
. 'Haw ! haw 1 haw !' waa roared out in regu
lar down-east chorus,
, . 'I guess, Mr. Jen kin,' said one of the beaux
of the party, 'you've misted a figure with our
Patience ; thai ere speculation ain't no go.'',
'Haw ! baw ! how 1' was repeated. .
, 'Perhaps, squire, you think , we're only half
baked in these parts but you'll find your bread
all dough.' , . . .
Haw! haw! haw !', re-echoed . through the
'You won't stand no more cliancehere with
oure gale, than you would to cut down a raft of
white pines wilh s penknife !'
The corus waa JrcupoeJ,
Gincerbread and molar?,' exclaimed the
fair Patience, 'did any one ever look so streaky
as he does, He looks about as mean and little
as the small end of uothin' whittled down ! But
no matter, M inter, don't be down in the mouth.
1 begin to think I'll take compassion on you;
so as they are going to have a stop, why you
shall be my partner.'
I thought this a favorable symptom; soon I
ws somewhat relieved from my previous un
pleasant predicament, and in an incredible short
time tbe room waa cleared by putting the table
against the wall, and thereon piling the chair
ss we stood out in couples. A negro, the Dick
Hamilton of the village, rolled into the room
with a fiddle in his hand, and we were soon im
mersed in all the mysteries of 'set to your part
ner, cut out, cms over, down the middle, up
Patience waa in excellent spirit, and seem
ed to kindle with the exercise ol dancing, a if
her tiny little feet, (lor they were the sweetest
little loves ot feet I ever saw,) aa if, I say their
buoyancy had communicated itself to the head
and heart I seized the luky moment, and
pound into her ear ail the soil nonsence I was
master of. I told her irreaistable was her
smile, how likes meteors were her eyes, how
like the down of the turtle dove were the frin
ges that encased them, how much whiter than
pesrla were her teeth how much more fra
grant than tho rose her lips how cupid might
nestle in her dimples, and drink love'a intoxica
tion in her sighs in fine, I exhausted the vo
cabulary of compliments, and had the satisfac
tion to find that I was making an impression.
Theie waa a fascination in her glance which I
could not resist my eyea followed her in the
mazes of the dance, enraptured ! Sure ahe
knew no more of a mazurka, or a gallopade,
than a cow doe of a sugar dish ; but native
holiness waa in every elaatie motion other
dancing might be poetry ol motion, hers was
poetry of ("race itself. A she put up her sweet
little face, and peering into my eyes while ad
dressing her, I thought I could gaze and talk
forever. I quite forgot all her former quizzing,
and waa carried down tbe stream of feeling,
full freighted with hope, and ballaated with
love, amounting to an eternal constancy of nine
In out of the sets of the contra danee, I took
occasion to retain tha aolt white hand which
the figure had given me right of possession, and
gently squeezing I sighed into ber left eart
Lovely Patience, present kindness haa bound
me to you forever; will you add to my obligation
by giving m an opportunity of declaring, lo pri
vat, my affection for you, and permit me to
teaainy heart of iu load ol love, which like a
Pa Saturdaj, July 35, 1846.
pent up earth quake, is tearing this fond soul to
'As soon as Ihe young folks are a little tired
of hi stomp down, I gueea they'll be after fal
ling to work on the mine pic and mulled
cider, which are laid out in the next room. So
do you start to go home after this, but come
back as soon as you hear Jack stop his fiddle t
gives rnpon the window, and twill b here
to meet you; for all the lest will be In the
other room, and too busy eating and drinking to
watch me !' ,
I was about to vent my thanks, when a look
of hers put me on my giard, and with difficul
ty I restrained their expression. An opportu
nity soon presented iteelfto leave the company.
I pleaded business, and made a how. After
gaining the garden gate, I looked up at the
moon and thought it never shone more beauti
ful ; every thing was eo pure and soft and calm,
I felt as if 1 could gaze forever. At length a step
approached ; it was my valet Simon, whom I
ordered to stop for orders about this hour. To
him I communicated my little arrangement,
and settled that he ahould go buck with me to
the house, as bis presence might be necessary
in case Patience fdiou'd consent to an immedi
ate elopment. '
The fiddle ceased ! Oh love ! Oh raptnre !
born on my ark of promise, like tbe wondering
dovenfArrarat, I curbed my impatience for a
few moments, as a matter of precaution, and
then tapped on a pane of glaaa. The door open
ed almost immediately. " ;
Hush !' said Patience, 'come in gently ; they
are all at the good things but who is this I'
'Divine essence of female beauty and enndes
cension,' replied I, 'only 'my trusty sorvant Si-
We walked in tip, tip, tip as soft as mice
sfter cheese I seized the hand of Patience
and covered it with kisses; she we yielding
and loving. After a reiteration of my love I
proposed immediate flight to which she re
'Ah sir, you must bo generous ; but are you
not about to deceive a poor simple country
12-irl 3' .. ."
No, by heaven,' I exclaimed, 'may I perish
if ever I plant in that bosom a thorn.' ...
Well then,' said she, 'let me steal ely,y up
stairs, and get a bundle, and I will be down in
a minute ; should you hear any body coming,
hide but don't go out of doors, aa they may
sen you from the window.'
On she went like a winged messenger of
lift, snd I waa in an ecstacy of joy ahe how
ever, instantly returned, almost breathless, ex
Hide, hide, cousin Jack Peabody's coming,
and if he sees you, we're done up as si ck as a
bee in clover time without a honey bag ; hide,
Where ! where ! let me go out ol doors.'
'No no, some of them sre looking out of the
window, thinking they heard ihe dogs bark.
Well, where the deuce shall hide!'
And where 1 !' echoed Simon.
I have it, I have got it,' said Patience
such an ides, 'here get into this large pitent
churn that Jack sent home tother dsy ; its large
enough to hold two of you.'
I strenuously objected, but at last the sound
of approaching footsteps warned me that no
time waa to be lost, snd in spite of a bran new
suit of black clothe that adorned my outward
man, I plunped in, and bade Simon follow: but
the poor fellow couldn't pack down with me,
and we were reduced to a second stsnd.
'Up the chimney, up the chimney,' said
Patience, and Simon scrambled, leaving many a
spot of soot upon l)i white pants and blue round
about. Scarcely had we escnnced nurselvea snugly,
when the door opened, snd in th whole parly
rushed, arguing and bettinj. Hioh above all
the rest was heard the voice of cousin Jack.
'I tell you ita the tarnalest fine churn you
ever did see, and Sy may aay what he cIioojcs,
but be ain't poing to budge me one inch from
the con sail I've got of tho patent I ao now back
'Well Jack,' retorted Sy, 'you needn't carry
kkirtii so long don't I know something about
churns ; ain't an uncle of mine in Connecticut
got a mill, and il you put a cedar post in at one
end, it will turn out a paten churn at the other.
So now, back again.'
Butboya,' said another voice, 'th proof of
tbe pudding is eating the bap, so let's try Jack's
churn. Patience, run and bring the large be
ain of cream, and tell Dorothy to light a fire,
lhat wo may mull some moic cider quick
My heart was beating against my ribs, I was
in a trap ; but cogitation was out of the ques
tion ; there I was, and the cream of lb joke
waa, there I had to remain. I aoon beard Jack
Ab, here come the cream now Sy, take
off the kiver, and Patience, help me to cant over
the tuff ; now hoy aee how quick I'll make
tbe butter com pour away.'
A splash I a aluick I and auddaa bound brougt
anJ immediate parent of despotism. Jsrraaao.
Vol. ONo. 44 Whole Wo, 804.
ma to the middle of the room, and bump against
Simon, who had been roused from his roof by
Dorothy's fire ; tie bliekssan Incarnate devil
and I as beautiful a cream color aa ever was
We stood a moment as we encountered each
other then simultaneously sprung towards the
door, and aa we beggared the winda in th
swiftness of our retreat, the evening breeze
jiinrd in th laugh against us, as it bore the
sound of their merriment after us, for nearly a
Special Correspondence of the Picayene.
Mataxobas, Jane 18, 1848.
Still no mail from New Orleans. As there
is nothing stirring in camp of much importance,
il may not be amis to treat you to a few items
descriptive of tho life led in camp.
Sa:d BAR.--Amons the annoyances expert
enced by the volunteers during their encamp
ment at the Brazos Santiago, previous to their
march to Bunts, is tho light sand, which is sgt
tated like dust by the sea breeze, and fills the
eyes, tents, and food of the volunteer forces.
The water, which is execrable, frequently pro
duces painful diseases of ihe bowels, such as
dysentary, etc , &&, which sometimes enervate
and discourage the men. Moat of them, how
ever, bear up under il with great fortitude, and
joke over their pains, thus lightning their own
burdens and cheering their comrades. One
brawny-looking fellow, pale and haggard from
suffering reported himself to his Captain the
other day as a decidedly used-up individual.
'Csp'n,' said he, touching his hat, 'I'm in a bad
wiy there ain't much fight left in me, I'm
efeard do you think the doctor haa anything
that will cure a sand bar!' 'Cure a sand bar 1
no, I fear not my impression is that sand bars
can neither be prevent' or cured on this coast.
Well,' replied the poor fellow, in a half des
ponding, half jocular tone, 'then I'm done for.
I've been practising for two days aa an hour
glass, eomejimet standing one end up and some
times the other, changing the position of a tre
mendous sand bar that has formed in my sto
mach but in either place it fills the channel
and cuts off all chance of navigation for pork
and beans. I think I'll hive lo cave in, Csp'n.'
The aurgeon, however, did not desoair of re
lieving him, but confidently directed him to take
four compound pills snd to keep 'right side up,
with care He is now quite well.
Coi Twionn and Msxk am Nahk.). The
rivers, trees and all other natural productions
of this pari of Mexico, are crooked. A Mexi
can is seldom known to 'tell a straight story,
or to obtain any thing in an upright manner.
Mexican names are as croocked sa their na
ltirs.- Col. Twipge had occasion a few days
since to purchase some Mexicsn horses. F.ar
ly in the morning some fifty horse traders came
riding up to the front of his tent, spurring and
curbing in their horses to show them oft to good
sdvantage. The fine looking old Colonel was
sitting before hit tent, in his shirt sleeves, as
the horse passed backward and forward in re
view before him. Seargeant Blanco acted as
interpreter, and the negotiations soon began.
'How much for that grey horse 1' 'He saya fif
ty dollars, sir.' 'I'll give thirty dollars for him.'
He says he'll take it.' 'Tike the horse cH;
Corporal. Sergeant, ask the fellow hia name.'
'Hi name is Jesus Sol iste pronounced ey
$utte Sol let e.' 'Whit !' 'The English of it, sir,
is Jesus, for his first name.' 'The scoundrel !'
and the horse trader' name wa pot down u-
poa a certificate. Another Jtnree wa sold and
tbe owner's name asked. 'Jesus Tore 'What's
lhat second name !' Torn, air, that mean Bull
in Enelish.' 'Good Heiv-ris!' exclaimed the
Co'onel ! 'what c real urea they are for names!'
The trading continued and the Colonel continu
ed to be astonifdied, until the scene closed.
Several of the crowd, and ugly cut-throat look
ing fellow at that, bore the name of the two
mentioned, coupled with some of tho cremkedet
sn'd most outlandish sir-names that could be
Four Soldisho have been whipped and
drummed out of the service from tbe right wlr.g
of the army within the last two day, for deser
tion. They had deserted before the declsra
tion of war or their fate would have been differ
ent. On of them deserted about year ago,
and had Just enlisted somewhere in the Statea
and waa brought out here. To his dismay,
when he reached head quarters, the first officer
he waa handed over to waa hi old commander.
He can by no possible trick manage to enter
Ihe army again, aa the letter D, faithfully it im
ped with India ink upon a certain prominent
part of the deserter's person, cannot be easily
Mexican Women. Much haa been said and
rang of Mexican female, of their loveliness,
their kindness, and all that sort of thing. It i
plesssnt to imagine tbe contrast that no doubt
exists between the male and female of Mexi
co. The first are fond of revenge, and many of
them are thievish aud blood-thirsty in their propensities-
Of tbe kind disposition of Mexican
women, I have no doubt. They have too often
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fJtSixteen lines er less mike a square.
ahown it to our countrymen in captivity to al
low us to form any other opinion of them. Of
their beauty, however, I must confess that lit
tle can be said, if we speak of them collective
ly.' t have aeen hundreds of them, here, nfn'l
shades and conditions, and with less ihnn holf e
dozen exception, have found them as 'ug'y as a
hedge fence.' Even the prettiest female I hn-e
seen here, would hardly pass muster in Loui?
iana as 'a good-looking' girl. Very many rf
them, however, possess countenances of angel .
sweetness, and alt have excellent teeth. I'i
truth, perfect teeth my be said to bo a charac
teristic ot the Mexicans, ns far a I have knwu
them. The employment of the romn aroun '
Matamoras ia varied, as in all parts of the wor'.c,
and m'.tch more so than in the United Stat".
They milk t!io cows, make bread, eew, r-ell ti'.
the market, pedrile among our troops, a:;il ''
tend mass regjisr'y. There is one occupation
in which much of their time is rpent, end r..
which they are remaikably expert, viz: Btarcli
ing each other's heads for vermin. It seems t
be a general understanding among thsm, tint
all have to go through with this kind of exei
cise daily, and it matters little to them whi
witnesses the interesting operation.
Tosqoa Indian's Tail. A few IrdiatiF,
some twenty or thirty, have been hanging ioudJ
camp for some days, begging, holding war-tan
ces for piy, and getting drunk. Tho other
vening a rather good-bokipg, athletic fe! tow
came to me, and putting- me on the shoulder,
called me bobhy-sUlly, and asked for a picayune.'
His hair was lonp, and a braid reached aliroft
to his feet. Thi was ornamented with sever
al old 8'wpender buckle. 'What will yon apk
to cut off that braid and give it to me V soid I
fo him, thinking of course that he prized it very
highly. 'Four bits,' be promptly replied;
Cut it ofl.' and 1 handed him a knife. Ho com
menced untying it, close to his head, and not
wishing to allow him to crop himself too clofe,
I told him to cut it longer. 'No, me cut him
good,' and the words were bard!y out of his
mouth, before he handed me his braid, which I
soon saw had been ingeniously tied on, end
that it was made of hone-hair t
Battls Pictwb. Two painters, of known
and acknowleged artistical ability, M. Clmtil
Ion, of Paris, and M. Deville, the scene pair'et;
of the Orleans Theatre, are about to proceed tr,
the Rio Grande, with the view of vibiting h
battle-ground of the 8th and 0th of Mi, n 1
making themselves accurately acquainted vcn.ii
what transpired while the two armies were en.
gaged, and giving lo th world an accuia'.e pic
ture of the same. Thry will al?o '.ake pr i i-
of Gen. Taylor and his principal efficer-, vi.o
were engaged, in the battles, BnJ group tiie f
ferent corps of tha twe e.rr.jirs accordine to tLe
positions they occupier. ij the engagement of
Ihe 0th. The dimensions of tlie picture rot t j
be less than eigh'.e en feet in length, by a p-o-portionale
heiahb The chief pcrsonaf-ei on t!e
scene will he a foot snd a half high, which will
amply suffice to preserve the resembltiRees.
N. O. Pic,
In vkteiatk SMoiKtia. A correspondent of the
Troy Whig, writing from Cubs, eays : 'The en
tire population smoke cigars. In returning
from the theatre, the other night, where I went
to ree the Ravel) I raw ladies genteelly dres
sed smoking their cigars as they were walking
home through tha streets.
The barber smokes while he shaves you, th
negro smokes aa he waits upon you, th servant
girt smokes as she sweeps or cooks, the children
smoke i snd, over the way are two or three
pretty girls who smoke the day through, anl
ceaae not when the sun gives a way "to the
A iva an EHblfm or Tag Hcvan Heart.
The jug is most singular utensil. A pail, tum
bler, or decanter, may be rinsed, and you may
satisfy yourself by optical proof that it ia cleen ;
but the jug has a little hole in tha top, and tlio
interior ia all darkness. No eye penetrates it
no band move over the surface. You ca t
clean it only by putting in water, shaking it of
and pouring it out If the water comes nut
clean, you judge you have succeeded in cleat
ing the jug, and vice versa. Hence the ju;r
is like the human heart. No mortal eve ci
look into itn recesses, and you can only judge of
its purity by what Comes out of it.
A lady asked Mr. Jekll the difference U
tween a solicitor and an attorney ! 'Prcci-e!y
the mme' he snswered, 'aa between a crocko
dile and an aligator.'
Dean Swift aays a woman my knit herstocA
in(- but not her brow : she may darn ber bom,
but hot her eyes; curl her hair, but not her
lips i thread her needle-, but not the fuulio
La tinea growe on people t it begin In Cob
web and ends in iron chains. Tha lucre bum-
oa a man haa, tho more he i aV.a lo accom
plish fgr hg l-;'w ccoaent'ik hi time