TIE HOME CIRCLE.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
" 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
" 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."
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.
New basques a e cut plato ely with
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
$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
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 ...
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
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.
-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
-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
-Dilferent sects, like diflerent cloadks, be
all neir the matter though they don't quite
=--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
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