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TIE HOME CIRCLE.
'OLTTII. There are gains for all our losses, There are balms for all our pail; lut when youth the dream departs, it takes something from our hearts And it never comes again. We are stronger, we are better Under manhood's sterner reign; Still we feel that something sweet Fyllowed youth with flying feet, And will never come again. Something beautiful haS vani4Ifed., And we sigh for it in vain; We behold it everywhere, o(I life earth, and in the air, But it never comes again.. -Richard Henrg Stoddard. THE SCENERY OF BERMUDA. itlhotit making cOmparisons, which are paid on good uuntlheity to be odlonus, It may truthinlly affirmed that the scenery, of ;riiiutidt, without ever overcomilng one with nthlusiaosmi. is ever pleasing, and, like a 0oice work of art, or a quiet but thought :11 piece of music, has the inestimable qual ty of improving ol acquaitntance. Its arms are so subtile that,. before. one is a re. It has stolenimiul enduring place In one's clioons. I have seen islands far more strik mig and iiagnificent, which have gained reely so strong a hold upon my memory, r scented to invite the stranger to return ith such singular mnagnetism. The pome nate grows abundiultiy, and Its brilliant reen foliage, starred with the flame-like pleidor of scarlet blossoms, Corms one of he most chatracteristic features In a Ber muda landscaipe. The same may be said of he tiddle-trF and the geraniumn; while the leander. growing ini groves the height of an pple tree, and festooned with wonderful lasses of crimson and white flowers, oftea parts regal beauty to the rural roadside. ariely is often given to the flora by the In rveninlg of the tamarind, the red cedar, the .ntury plant, Surinam cherry the grape nit, the banana, and, waving majestically ver all, the queenly palm' a bronze like aft lithely swaying in the sea-wind and owned by an undulating crest of emerald umes. The mangrove Is abundant, in the ral coves, its snake-like branches twisted gether most inextricably over the water, d forming green coyes where the dreamer ay suppose sea-fairies dwell, if he is 5o lided.-Appleton.' Journal. HEART FRIENDS: low precious is the sweet look, the silent essure of the hand, the conscious blending kindred spirits which tell, far better than ague can express, the deep yearning of ia dhg heart to help us to bear life's bur us. How our weary heads seem bright ed, as we meet those who have felt the me sorrow, au , dealing tenderly and rev ntly with our grief, seek to soothe and nsole us by their tender sympathy. It is said that " opposites attract In love" d we often see marked contrasts, yet re there not some common ground of mpathy, some congeniality of spirit, the could not be lasting. The higher and rer the sentiments of the heart, the closer d stronger the bond will be. As face answers to face in water, so does eheart to that of a friend. When we are ioleing over success gained after long, rtl, Preserving e~'orts. half the joy is mpened it no friend rejoices with us o'er ewell-won victory. mist thou a friend ? Guard with. Jealous re that friendship. Let no hasty word or oughtless act, mar Its pure, fine commun *. Above all, be true to its trusts! Let confidence be sacredly kept! Beware w thou triflest here, for the saddest tihing earth, aand the most dlmtcult to heal, is a ecn friendship. But If thy friendship Is pt lnviolate, it wvill bless thy whole life, l'nifg it with beauty and peace. Ifour earthly loves are sources of such Santi Pleasure, howv much higher and rer the enjoynment of the Everlasting Ve 80 freely proffered by one who stoops call us friends. There are joys and sor 8 we may not confide to the dearest lily friend. How sweet to breathe into ear of our ever present, ever sympthiz Frienid our In most thoughts and feelings. rty fidends may betray our trusts or uInte lhou: t need. . "Greater love no man thai. 3 that a man lay diown his life for his friends." Jesus has proved his love by flying for us." Can we not prove ours by living for him? Earthly friends may be impatient with our faults, and weary of our burdens, and withold their sympathy, but, Thee's no place where earthly sorrows, Am more felt than up in heaven; There's no place where earthly feelings, Have such tender judgment given. Let us seek that Friend. He will lead us through tiie.paths of lifn and go with us in the dark valley of death, where no friend can go, and land us sately on the other shore.-Merning Star. BEAUTY. Is "beauty only skin deeps" as the com mon phrase Is? We tthink not always. Beauty extends, further -9ear in through every nerve and 'fiber to the heart and soul. Every person whom we love is beautiful to us. Beauty, theref i, is soul-deep ' and that is a beauty which never fades .in time or eternity'. To be sure, the edmismon, superficial beau ty of form and outward substance is but skin-deep, and passes away, in the advane ing years, if not into ugliness, at least iteto something that is near akin to it, if the soul be not beautiful. But the beauty of the soul Is immortal. If the face of a beautiful-sonledhunnan being in youth be conmmonplace, the mind com mences its work.. upon . the features, and chisels curves and lines of delighting lovii ness. Look at the intellectual man or womtn, who has spent; life vitrtuonrly, cultivating every good faculty of his or her natur.e till old age. What harmony of featuI ti' lt' regal brilliancy in the clear, f k how softly the hearing, hdw -w lithe and bou 'atit the walk or. z 'out ! Even the hair, though whit snow, has a healthy glisten, andtefot witJ artistic lovilness the happy Bicee. : Beauty ini a good, noble-hearted woman is not only skin-deep. It Increases with her years, and becomes more resplendent as she blossoms for the grave. To those, %hwever, who are negligent of the bright talents which God has given them, who waste their youth In idleness or dissipation, beauty is indeed only skit-deep. Neglecting the good qualities of the mind, and encottraging vice and ignorance, the beautiful features of woman grow coarse and angular with advancing years, the skin shrinks and sh'rivels, and what once seemed a very model of grace and harmony has be come inelegant and disagreeable to the sight of all. A BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT. When the summer of youth Is slowly wasting away on the nightfall of age, and the shadow of the path becomes deeper, and life wears to its close; it is pleasant to loolq through the vista of time nppq the sorrows and facilities of our earlier yeaifs. If we bad a home to shelter and hiarts tp rejoic.}with us, and friends have been gatbered around our tiresides, the rough places of the way* faring will have been worn and smoothed away in the twilight of life, and many dark spots we have passed through will grow, brighter and more beautiful. Happy in deed are those whose intercourse with the world has not changed the tone of their earlier feeling, or broken those musical chords of the heart whose vibrations are so melodius, so tender, so touching, in the evening of their lives. HE WASN'T MEAN. Mr. Elijah Hitchcock was a Connecticut constable,' whose character was under scru tiny. Deacon Solomon Rising was en quired of about him. "Deacon Solomon Rising," said the ques tioner, " Do you think Mr. Hitchcocc is a dishonest man ?" (Very promptly,) " Oh, no, sir; not by any means." " Well, do you think he is a mean man ?" "Well, with regard to that." said the Deacon, a little more deliberately, " I may say that I don't really think he is a mean man; I've sometimes thought he was what you might call a 'keerfthil man-a prudent map so to speak.? " "What do. you mean by a prudent man ?" " Well, I mean this: that one time be had an execution for $4 against the old Widow Witter baek here, and he went up to her house and levied on a flock of ducks, and he chased them ducks, one at a time, round the house pooty much all day,>and every time he catched a duck he'd set right down and ring its neck, and charge mileage; an' his mileage 'mounted to more than the debt. Nothin' mean about it; as I know of, but I always thought, after that, Mr. Hitchcock was a very prudent man." FRIENDS. Never cast aside your friends if by any pos sibility you can retain them. We are the weakest of spendthrifts if we let one drop otf through inattention, or let one push away an other, or if we hold aloof from one through. petty jealousy or heedless slight or rough. ness. ceould yoi throw away a diaimond because it pricked you? One good tried is not to be weighed agditis he jewels of the earth. If there is coolness or unkindness between us let us come face to face. and have it out. Life is too short to quarrel iu, or to carry black thoughts of friends. It Ls easy to lose a friend, but a nev one will not come for calling, nor make up for-the-old one. FASEtON NOTES. New basques a e cut plato ely with vests. Maltese crosses, ; diamonds, are favor ite pendants. o Plum and pale btte is a favorite combina tion of colors this sisot , A new ~ibbon, calgd the maribow, trims evening dibs beautiftlly. . Cellui d i nei Used its i I'vo ry In (he biagrifi!actattr of ji Tetry:, Persiatri bridty, int stIps, I dt, on some of the" htuidilyst 'toiItbr "Ching-Foo , r-Stain" is the new Chi bese preparacion r dlscolorli the hair. One of the latest styles of hats is the " Plevna," and is decidedly Russian in ap pearance. $OW ;BE WO E A graduating essay way be made as rise=. ful as a., imatrimonial advertisement, if a country editor will only be good enough to publish, it. A hung lady in Biddeford, Me., wrote a 'beautiful one last summer; took great pains in copying It so as to: give every " g" and every. "y" a long loop; linked the pages with delicate blue riblion: and then read it tvith such ehaimi. lgi4dd that an editor published it in his paper. In this remarkable essay the young authoress declared that she fully intended to eirn her own living without aid from any.nan. Now it happened that afi'ron merchant in CliP cinnati saw the paper, read the essay, and honored the girl for giving tittepaimce to this sentineut; and a correspondeneq eensued which gradually led up to a wedding. LAW AGAISBT PLIRTING, Burke, in the History of Virginia, says: " I find that the Governor was obliged soon after to issue a proclamation forbidding wo men to contract themselves to two several men at one time. For 16iMt en being yet scarce, and much in request, this offense was becoming very common; whereby great disquiet arose between parties and so small trouble to the government: it was therefore ordered that the minister should give notice in his church that what woman soever should use any word or spewchbtend, Ing to a'contract of marriage, t is t rpe sons at one1ime, although not pr iso and legal, yet so as might entangle or eed scruple in their consclencies, should; for such offense, either undergo corporeal coy reemion, or be punished by fine. or other wise, according to the quality of the person so offending. COULDN'T BUISQCRIE. A pair of those interesting, enterprising ladies, who of late seem to carry on so large a business in our down-town offices and stores, in the way of procuring subseriptioss for new works4 selling engravings of " Thie rather of his Country" and other notabili ties, and who (the ladies) arse so facinating in manner, so delightfully importunate, so sweetly u-get-rid-of-able, called a mcrning or two since at the office of a young lawyer, to induce him, as the younger of the two expressed it with a charming smile, "to subscribe to a most elegaht work just about to be published-to be gotten up in elegant style, with illustratlons," etc., etc. "Indeed, ladies," said our friend. "I can not; I have no doubt of the excellence of your work, but I am not in want of any. thing ot that 1ludI. Ins fact, I do not feel able at present to subscribe for a new work of any description. The partnership of which I am a membet has lately been so im prudent as to issue a' work of their own, and the enormous expense attending its Issue, not to speak of the Illustrations, embellish ments, and ornamental adorniugs with which they thought best to clothe the pro duction-such unwonted outlay has reaUyj for the present-in fact,, crippled me-sorry -but-fact--every word of it." "But-ah," interposed our enterprising agentess, "perhaps we could procure you some subscribers for your work ; our terms are quite reasonable. What do you call your work, sir ?" #'Well, we have nQ illy determined as yet, but I guess I shall. ]et Mrs. - have her own way, anid call it after myself ... Charles Henry!" The.ladies concilpld they had an engage= ment on the nextbloek. TIray have been engaged for a long time, and one evening not long shin they were reading the paper together. "Look, love," he, exelilmed, "only $20 for a suit of cl6th ." "Is it a wedding suit?" sheasked, looking naively at her lover. "Oh, 'o," he answered, "It's a business suit." " Well, I mean' business," she replied. Du CHaLWU says he inquired ot the At'ri can canphbals which were the. best eating, men or women, and they all agreed that women Were. Du Chailla need not have. gone to the heathen to find that out. Any young fellow in the country could have told him the same thing..w-Inte-Ocean. Theri 'ai' many persons to be found who take i pleasure in ostentatiously parading tlieil weaik points before 'their neighbors withotit the least regard to the possibility of their being criticised sharply in regard to those failings, to which they appear ever Mix tous to give the gi-eatest prominence. etaab a want of consideration for themselves tends tq render' theft despicable, and is apt to prove a dotbstatit source or bittet hbumilIan tion. Lost wealth may be replaced byindustry},.. lost know ledge by study, lost health by mede icing; but lost time Ip goneforever; It a'man elects to mount, the rounds of the world's ladder, he must =have ihat Charles Lamb .clls "grit.":. The man who expects that quality of nature must become ,A pugilist, knocking the i outof all the "Ifs.' , It is the element, in the body-politic of evetjr success. ful man. A man low down you ecnnot keep if he wapts t rise. Men rise from gutters to rule in palaces, of kings, and to c.romwand the mei content to rem ain in botidage. GOLDEN SHEAV98, -Sadile the heart of the mother Who site by the lonely hearth -Harvest never comes to such as sow not. -He who boasts of a multitude of friends hath none. -First convince tnm by substantial acts of kindness that you love theta. '-It is only those who haViO done nothing who fancy they can do.everything. -=1e who puts' a bad consttuction upon it good act, reveals lhis ownl wickedness at heart. -Dilferent sects, like diflerent cloadks, be all neir the matter though they don't quite agree. =--Hold your tongue when yor are just ready to swear, lie, or sittk lI shly, of use an improper word. -The Germans have this g'Ood proverb: That thefts never enrich; alms never im poverish ; nor prayers birlder Work. -Strive to be the greatest man in your country. and you may be 4dsappointed; strive to be the best, and you Way sueceed. -A man should never be ashamed to own that he is in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that lie is wiser to-day than lie was yesterday. -There are many shining qualities in the mind of man, but none so useful as disore. tion. It is this, indeed, which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them to work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Witjout it,. learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; and virtue itself looks like weakness; and' the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in error and' active in his own prejudices.