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Sonnet to F. A.
BY JAMES BUSSELL LOWELL. Unconscious es the sunshine, simply sweet And generous as that, thou dost not close Thyself in art, as life were but a rose To rumple bee-like with luxurious feet; Thy higher mind therein finds sure retreat, But not from care of common hopes and woes; ihee the dark chamber, thee the unfrinended knows, Although no gaping crowds thy praiee repeat: Ccubummate artist, who life’s l&ndscane bleak— Jtlas brimmed with sun to many a clouded eye, .touched to a brighter hue the beggar’s cheek; Hung over orphaned lives a gracious sky. And traced for eyes, that else would vainly seek, Fair pictures of an angel drawing nigh ! Florence, Italy, January, 1874. —May Atlantic. FARM AAD HOUSEHOLD. Brine That Will Preserve Butter a Year. Among the many devices for keeping butter in a manner that preserves the fresh rosy flavor of new with all its sweetness, is the following from the Dutchess Farmer, which is said to be entirely successful. “ To three gallons of brine strong enough to bear an egrg, add a quarter of a pound of nice white sugar and one tablespoonfnl of saltpeter. Boil the brine, and when it is cold strain care fully. Make your butter into rolls, and wrap each separately in a clean white muslin cloth, tying up with a string. Pack a large jar full, weigh the butter down, and pour the brine until it is sub merged. This will keep really good butter perfectly fresh and sweet for a whole year. Be careful to not put upon ice butter that yon wish to keep for any length of time, In summer when the heat will not admit of butter being made into rolls, pack closely in small jars, and, using the same brine, allowit to cover the butter to a depth of at least four inches. This excludes the air, and answers very nearly as well as the first method suggested.” Preiniura Honey and How to Get It, A corrcsponJ-oUt of the Bee Keeper Magazine says: The plan is simply to keep a very strong colony queenless, during the period of the greatest flow of honey. All apiarians know that a virgin swarm will work with more energy in building comb and storing honey, than one with a full supply. It is not uncommon for strong families, with everything needful for storing honey in surplus boxes, to loaf about the hive, until a few empty frames are given between the full ones, when they will soon be filled, but, being in the queen’s chamber, she immediately per forms her maternal duty, ana you get no honey. The law is immutable, in their allowing no empty space between broad combs, and the law impelling the bees to fill the space with combs, acts with like force in indicating to the queen her duty. By virtue of cause and effect, if the entire hive is made into space, it is but fulfilling that law for the bees to promptly fill it with comb and honey, if per chance, it is in abundant supply, but madame queen being present, we must allow a considerable force to assist in attentions to her royalty; dethrone her and supply the colony with material to make anew one, and yet allow none to mature for a period, and we shall have onr boxes filled with the beauteous nec tar. The operrtion is to put two large swarms, without queens or comb, into a hive filled with empty sectional frames or honey boxes, and give one broad comb at one end of the hive, and before the new queen is hatched remove the comb and give them another. When the second has become fertile, the great est flow of honey being over, remove the honey frames or boxes and fill the hive with combs or empty frames as the fall season f( r honey may indicate. The queens and broad combs can be utilized to advantage, which any intelligent apiarian will understand. Windows in Stables. We find in a German exchange some curious observations cn the manner in which the position of the windows in the stable affect the eyes of the horse. In one instance the horses of a farmer, fine animals, celebrated for their excel lent condition, were kept in a stable lighted only by small window at one side. When light was needed for work the door was temporarily left open; the result was, that nearly all of these ani mals had eyes of unequal strength, and in time a number of them became blind on the side toward the window. A strong light directly in the horses’ faces has been found to weaken the sight. The worst position of all for a stable window is in front of the horses, and much higher than their heads. An of ficer had bought a perfectly sound mare from a gentleman'whose stable was lighted by windows at the rear of the stalls. The animal was sound and perfectly satisfactory. After three months she became suddenly ground shy; on examining her eyes they were found directed upward, and this was explained by the fact that the windows of the officer's stable were situ ated above the head of the stalls, the eyes being generally drawn in that di rection. She was removed to another stable, where the light was admitted from all sides, and in three months’ time the difficulty had disappeared. Another officer reports that daring the campaign of 1869, in France, he rode a horse ihat was a capitol jumper. On his return from the war he placed the animal in his stable, the windows of which were above the front of the stalls, and in a short time the horse became so of the grouna that he had to sell it. He had had a similar experience with otner saddle horses, all of which be came ground shy in in their stalls. One animal in particular, a thorough-bred maie lenowned for her jumping quali ties, refused in a short time to cross the smallest obstacle, and when forced to cross a foot-wide gully, made a leap that would have cleared a ditch fourteen feet wide. Owners of horses who find that their animals shy at objects on the ground, or at their side, would do well to look to the windows of their stables for an explanation of the evil. Remedy for Moles. AJ./W me for the benef t of those troubled with moles to state how I keep my premises entirely free from them at an expenditure of about ten cents in money and less than two hours of time per annum. My lot is 150 by 140 feet, and for a time the moles had almost entire possession. I adopt the follow ing method: I take a grain of corn, and with a sharp penknife split open the small end of the grani and open it as much as I can without breaking off either side; then I take on the point of my knife a little strychnine and insert into the opening in the corn and press the grain tightly against the blade of the knife so as to wipe off all the poison; then press together as closely as possible the separated parts of the grain. After preparing a sufficient amount of corn in this way, I take a small, round stick and make a hole into the track of the mote and drop a grain of the poisoned corn into the opening, and cover up the opening made by the stick with dirt so as to exclude the light. I drop a grain here and there in their tracks all over the premises, and that is the last of the moles for at least six months: and whenever one appears the same process immediately stops the evil. Strychnine being a deadly poison, the greatest care is necessary in hand ing it, and none should ever be allowed to remain in he house after the corn is prepared. By soaking the corn in water for 24 hours before preparing it makes it less liable to break in opening the end of the grain. A friend of mine says he uses arsenic in dough, made up in small balls with good effect. If moles in other parts of the country are the same as in Arkansas, the above is a sovereign remedy. —Charles F. Har vey, in N. Y. Tribune. Practical Suggestions. Never let tomatoes lie on the ground if possible, as they bear more abundant ly, last longer, and are better flavored when bushed or trellised. Fluid glue may be prepared by dis solving one pound of good glue in one pint of hot water, to which are added three ounces of nitric acid; after the ev olution of nitrous vapors has ceased tie liquid is cooled, when it is fit for use. The best joke of the season is perpe trated this week on its readers by the Rural New Yorker, being the printing of an excellent likeness of the Hon. Henry Wilson for that of ex-President Johnson. We do not think the Vice- President will feel much flattered. Put clean water near the hives where the bees can find it, especially during dry weather. By so doing your neigh bors will not be annoyed by having them about their pumps and Veils. Some times a half dozen bees will be found in a pail of water Just pumped from the well. The bees were in the nose of the pump getting water. A correspondent gives a very simple and easily tried means of driving rats from the premises, and which he says is very effective. Take copperas, the quantity to depend upon the number of buildings or places infested, pulver ize it very fine, and sprinkle it in all the buildings— in fact, in every place that they are in the habit of frequenting. In a few days, according to the writer, all the rats will be gene. When a cow’s bag becomes swelled, a simple and generally effectual remedy is found in applying fresh lard, which should be thoroughly and repeatedly rubbed in. Some people use beef brine instead of lard, with good results. Plenty of rubbing without any applica tion will often effect a cure. The calf should be allowed to suck until a cure is effected, and if a portion of the milk is drawn from the cow before he is given his rations, so he will be obliged to do a good deal of stripping, he will help to reduce the swelling. B. F. Phillips, of Colebrook, Ashta bula county, Ohio, recommends to us copperas and lime as a safe, sure and cheap destroyer of the Colorado potato bug. Mr. Phillips says: “I used five pounds each of copperas and slaaed Mme, dissolved in twenty gallons of water, and applied it with a whitewash brush.effectually destroying the enemy. A trial of the same mixture, with twice as much water, did the work equally well.” His field was alive with the beetles and their larvse before the ap plication. The mixture improves the growth of the potato vine, and it cer tainly cannot do any harm. The cop peras is itself a manure, operating somewhat as gypsum or land plaster. To Tan Skins.— Take equal parts of sulphur, alum and salt, and dampen to a paste; then rub on the pelt with a brush for light skins, and let them lay about a week. You can tell when they tanned by scraping off a little of the mixture; the skin w ill be very white if tanned thoroughly. It is preferable to add a little dissolved saltpetre on hard skins. Before these ingredients are applied take off all grease sub stances. For sheep or dog skins for robes I sometimes take a box and put a little sulphur in it and set it on fire; then I fix the skin wherb it can catch the smoke. When you smother the fire you can hold the pelt quite close without burning it; for light skins, however, this will not answer. This process makes them more pliable; they look better and keep free from moth. Choice Recipes. Boiled Cherry Pudding.— One brick loaf soaked until soft in a pint of milk; sweetened to taste; add one quart of ripe cherries, and eggs well beaten. Boil two hours. Serve with vinegar sauce. Potato Short-Cake.— Take cold mashed potatoes left from dinner; beat in more milk, butter and salt; put them out on your doughboard; add just flour enough to roll it out; bake on the grid dle the same as you bake short-cake* cut it in squares and serve. To Preserve Berries Wtthoet Cooking.— Recommended as very superior: With every pound of nice fresh berries mix one and one half pounds of white sugar—work the b( fries and sugar together with a spoon 01 wooden maul until every berry is crushed —dip into clean, dry glass cans* Fill them full and screw on the covers. Place in a cool, dry cellar, and shade from the light. Crab Apple Jelly. —Boil the apples with just water enough to cover them for four hours. Bub through a colan der and then strain through a flannel bag. Now measure the juice, and to each pint allow a pound of sugnr. If the juice does not seem reduced enough, put on to boil a |whiie before putting in the sugar, then put the sugar in and boil ten or fifteen minutes. Currant Catsup. —This is a favorite preparation to eat with meats, and is mad i of five pounds of mashed currants, three pounds of sugar, one pint of vin egar, two tabiespoonfulsof finely-ground cinnamon, one of cloves,one of allspice, one of black pepper, one nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Cook half an hour. A great improvement on the above is to add the same proportion of spices to the juice, and boil and finish as a jelly. Then the useless seeds and skins are rejected, and more than all, it always retains its first fresh, delicate flavor, which is lost after a time under the regular recipe for catsup. Waffles.— ln the evening boil quite soft four tablespoonfuls of rice, using more water than when cooking it for other purposes.. In the morning beat the whites of three eggs, put the yolks into the rice, stiriug both lightly together; add one pint of new milk; a little salt and flour to make rather a thick batter; stir in the whites last, and bake a light brown in a well-greased waffle iron. The batter should be thick enough to require a little spreading out with a spoon when put upon the iron, but if too thick the waffle will be tough. ' The above quantity is sufficient for a family of four or five persons. Deep irons are better than shallow ones. A Plain Meat Soup.— Crack the bone of a shin of beef and put it on to boil in one quart of water to each pound of meat, and a large teaspoonful of salt to each quart of water. Let it boil two hours, and skim it well. Then add four onions pared and sliced, two carrots, scraped and cut in slices, and a bunch of sweet herbs, if at hand. When the vegetables are tender take out the meat, strain off the soup, and return it to the pot again; thicken it with a li tie flour mixed with water; then add some finely chopped parsley, salt and pepper to the taste, and some dumplings, made of a teaspoonful of butter to two of flour, moistened with a little milk or water. Drop these dumplings into the soup and let them boil five minutes. It is then ready to serve. Raspberry Vinegar.— Put a pound of very fine ripe raspberries in a bowl, bruise them well, and pour upon them a quart of the best cider vinegar; next day strain the liquor on a pound of fresh, ripe raspberries, bruise them also, and the following day do the same, but do not squeeze the fruit or it will make it ferment, only drain the liquor as you can from it. The last time pass it through a canvas bag previously wet with the vinegar to prevent - -aste. Put the juice into a stone jar, with a pound of sugar to every pint of juice; the sugar must be broken into lumps; stir it, and when melted put the jars into a pan of water; let it simmer a little, anti then skim it; when cold bottle it. It will be fine and thick when cold, and a most ex cellent syrup for making a wholesome drink. —— A Mis-spent Life. The western papers record a rather romantic suicide of recent occurrence in Kansas City. The victim of his own rashness was Mr. Algernon C. Merwin, one of the four “fast” young English men who last winter rented the old Denver theatre and engaged a full variety troupe from Chicago to open it in grand style- The young “lords” looked upon their enterprise through golden spec tacles. They not only invested all they had, pawned their wardrobes, jewelry, and hunting equipage, but they ran in to debt and anticipated their quarterly allowance. Their theatrical specula tion proved disastrous. Their creditors wrote to England to their references, and then came the trouble. The aris tocratic relations of the romantic young men paid their debts, disowned the cul prits, and cut off their quarterly allow ance. The result was four fast young men thrown upon the town in Denver. Mer win cleared out and went to Kansas' City, where he secured an engagement at the Olympic varieties, but made a failure. He next turned up under an assumed name in the kitchen of the Lindell Hotel. He could speak three languages,and had he possessed s small modicum of cheek, Lo might have won his way to any position. But he appeared to be helpless as a child, and when the Lindell Hotel closed, seemed to be cast adrift, unable to help him self. When he went to Colorado one year ago he had $1,500 in his pocket, and had a quarterly income of S3OO. When this was cut off he was bankrupt and in debt, and seemed to have lost all desire to help or save himself. The other evening he slipped out of the hotel and disappeared in the Missouri river. Two negroes gave the alarm, but it was too late to rescue or even save the body of the suicide. Wholesale Discovery of Tor gotten Tillages in Syria. From the Pall Mall (London) Gazette. Some geographical discoveries of con siderable importance, not only in a scientific, but also (for the Ottoman Treasury) in a financial point of view, have been recently made in Syria in the shape of a host of villages whose very existence was unknown or had been forgotten. No fewer than seventy nine of these hapless hamlets have been unearthed in the single district of Damascus, besides about an equal num ber in other parts of the province, by Medjeddin Effendi, the defterdar of the vilaet, who has been devoting his time and energies to the discovery of old of ficial registers. He is still, it is stated, busily employed in prosecuting his re searches, and it is strongly suspected that a number of other unknown villages in Hauran will be dragged to light. This is more pleasant for the Govern ment than for the villagers, who would doubtless have been well content to have remained in humble obscurity, “ the world forgetting by the world forgot.” There is something very cap tivating in the idea of a secluded" town or village, far from the busy haunts of men, unmarked in any map, and whose inhabitants, escaping all the anno;* ances of imperial taxation, have those local burdens to bear that they have fitted on their own shoulders. Lord love you; when we see what some people do all the week —people who are stanch at church, remember, I can't help thinking there are a good many poor souls who are only Chris tians at morning and afternoon service. Dickens. A SEA OF ICE. Encountered Durli g n Voyage from London to New York. Ficm the New York Herald* August 12. The bark Kate Crosby, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, which arrived at this port last Monday morning, fifty-nine days from London, passed through an it'* mense fleet of icebergs on her voyage hither. The bark, a very neatly built vessel of 600 tons, is now lying off Pigeon’s wharf, at Hunter’s point. Her commander, Capt. Porter, has followed the sea for a good part of his life, and has been on the Kate Crosby for the last four years. Never before in all his experience, he says, has he passed such large floes of ice. On the morning of July 15, about 7 o’clock, when in lati tude 24 degrees 28 minutes north, and longitude 47 degrees 47 minutes west, being about 210 miles east north east of Bonavista Point, the first ice berg was seen. A thick fog through which they had been sailing for the two previous days had just cleared away, and the thermometer had fallen. As the captain said, “ it was like a cool October day.” No rain was falling, and the sky was only slightly over cast. Soon other icebergs were re ported, and the course of the vessel had to be changed. In a very short time, from the deck, a great many more were discovered. By nine o’clock, twenty-seven icebergs could be counted, and from the topmast they could be seen covering the sea to the north as far as the eye could reach. Shortly after noon the number had reached seventy - three. The vessel sailed quite close to some of them. The water was covered with many smaller floating pieces of ice. Some of them were three times as large as the ship, and the majority were as high as the topmasts. They contin ued in sight all day until 10 p. m. , when they became less frequent. On the first and second days after, between ten and fifteen very large bergs were passed daily. On the latter day, just after they had passed quite close to a largo iceberg, it turned over and burst with a great noise, like the rumbling of an earthquake. During this time they had passed four steamers. Capt. Por ter said he could not understand how there were so few accidents, seeing the danger so many of our steamers run on every voyage. More icebergs have invaded our northern ocean this year in the direct track of Euro pean commerce than has ever before been xccorded. The steamship Indiana, ex the American line, on her trip hist month from Liverpool to Phil adeljniia, reports that on the morning of July 6 she encountered between xif teen and twenty icebergs within two hours, from half-uast three to half-past five. The course of the ship had to be alter ed to pass some of them, and they sail ed directly between others. The weath er was rainy and the thermometer had fallen about ten degrees. This was in longitude 48 degrees west and latitude 41 degrees north, directly south of where the Kate Crosby encountered the bergs nine days afterward. This was almost the southern limit in which ice bergs are seen at this season of the year. They have been met, however, earlier in the season, as far as 33 de grees north latitude. Couldn’t Behave Herself. A Saratoga correspondent of the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser overheard two joung ladies talking, and this is what they said; “ Nell, I’m going home to morrow.” ‘ ‘ Going home to-morrow ? What for, pray ? ” “ Because I can’t behave myself.” “ Well, out with it Jennie. What have you been doing ? ” “ Lots of things.” “ Well, give us the first.” “ You know Prank Kennedy, Nell ? ” “ That soft simpering fellow that al vays tells vou how ‘chawming’ vou bok?” Exactly. This morning I saw him coming and made up my mind to take him down.” “ I put my diamond brooch in a chair, pin upwards, and asked him to sit down.” “ He sat, of course, and what then ? ” “He jumped up and yelled, ‘Oh, my ’ ” “‘What’s the trouble,’ I asked. ‘ Nothing in particular; only I thought of an engagement at this very moment; you must excuse me.’ And off he went; and would you believe it, Nell, the brooch was sticking to him.” “That was awful, Jennie,” and the two girls giggled together for five min utes. Nell broke the spell by demand ing “ What next ? ” “ Why you see I w?.s talking with that young sprig of a clergyman, the Rev. Tom Parsons. We had nearly talked each other to death. when as luck would have it, he made some remark about mosquitoes. I was on my native heath at once, and began to tell him of my experience at Rock away. * Did they bite very ha d? ’ in quired the Rev. Thomas. ‘ I wish, Mr. Parsons,’ said I, ‘you could see my legs and judge for yourself.” “That was a horrid speech Jennie. How could you say such a thing ? ” “ Why, Nell, it popped out before I knew it.” “ And what did Mr. Parsons say ? ” “He blushed clean to the eyes/ and I ran away.” Death of Rev. Charles G. Finney. Charles G. Finney, who was for many years President of the Oberlin College, Ohio, died suddenly Monday, August 16th, of heart disease, at his late resi dence in Oberlin. He was apparently in good health up to the time of his death. This venerable man, who was once widely known, was born in War ren, Conn.* August 29, 1792. In early life he studied law in Jefferson county, New York, but gave up that pur suit to join the ministry of the Con gregational Church, in which he was ordained in 1822. In 1824 he began missionary labors as a revivalist, and by his wonderful powers as a preacher he effected great good. In 1835 he ac cepted a professorship at Oberlin Col lege, and in 1835 became pastor of the First Congregational Church in that town. Whilst at Oberlin, he published several popular works, the most im portant of which was “Lectures on Revivals of Religion,” upwards of 12,- 000 of which were sold in this country alone. Mr. Finney continued to preach as a revivalist while holding his pastor ate, and in 1848 he extended his labors to England, where he remained three effecting many conversions. ‘ In 1852 he became President of Oberlin College and held that position until 1866. Mr. Finney held advanced opin ions on political and social questions, being in his time a resolute Abolition ist, and advocate of temperance. He was well grounded in theology, and de livered a series ot lectures on that sub ject. During his revival labors he ob tained the popular title of “Elder” Finney, and, excepting Cartwright, there was iirobably no one of whom more odd and entertaining stories were told. Pulmonary Gymnastics in Consumption Galignani’s Messenger has the follow ing: “Under this title (in French), Dr. Burq has published one of the most curious dissertations we ever remember having seen, and which, we think, con tains advice which may be useful to such of our readers as may be affected with weakness in the chest. He begins with stating the question fairly: ‘Are declamation, singing, and, above all, wind instruments, dangerous exercises for persons of weak or delicate consti tution, and more or less predisposed by birth to serious diseases of the respira tory organs ? ’ Most physicians, he observes, will answer in the affirm ative; he takes the contrary ground, supported by what we deem startling evidence. Dr. Burq, it may be remembered, was the first who pro posed copper as a specific in cholera, on the ground that workmen constantly handling that metal had traversed the epidemic of 1840 with impunity. In or der to establish this fact he had visited a variety of large workshops, and among others those of manufacturers of wind instruments. On one of these oc casions M. Sax gave him the following information, which we here repeat al most word for word: “Besides chol eraic immunity, our workmen enjoy another—they are free from consump tion. Many philanthropists, on seeing our young miJit iry musicians wield the enormous instruments we make, have sorrowed over the few years those poor fellows would have to live. Well, they are mistaken. All men who make it their profession to try the wind instru ments made at the various factories be fore sending them off for sale, all, with out ceception to my knowledge, are free from pulmonary affections. I have known many such who on entering upon this profession were very delicate, and who, though their duty obliged them to blow for hours together, enjoy ed perfect health after a certain time. I am myself an instance of this; my mother died of consumption, eight children of her’s fell victims to the same disease, and only three of us sur vive, and we all three play on wind in struments. The day is not far distant, perhaps, when physicians will have re course to our dreaded art in order to conquer pulmonary diseases.” Dr. Burq’s pamphlet is too important for us to rest content with a single article on this interesting subject. A Remarkable Case of Bi&ramy. The New York Evening Post says: A case of bigamy in the City of Lynn has not got mentioned in the newspapers, but is one of the most remarkable on record. The husband of two wives in this case was a resident of Lynn, who, at the outbreak of the war, obtained a clerkship in the Treasury Department at Washington. He continued to hold this position until his death, which oc curred not long ago. When he went to Washington he left a wife behind him, she having the care of a relative with whom she lived, and not wishing to take up her residence at the capital. This arrangement was continued for fourteen years, the hus band making an annual visit and pass ing his vacation with his wife at her home in Lynn. The character of the man was respec table, and no one ever suspected that he had unlawful marital relations. the occasion of his last visit to his home he was taken violently : ick, and alter a short illness he died. A day or two be fore his death a letter was received from Washington directed to him, and as he was unconscious his wife opened it. It informed her that the man who lay dy ing before her had another wife in Washington, who was the mother of two children. It was the first intima tion she ever received of the fact (which she learned upon further inquiry) that he had been living for several years in a very quiet manner with a lady in Washington, who was, moreover, re spectable, and utterly unaware that she was the wife of a bigamist. Specimen Tramps. The Fort Wayne Sentinel describes some wandering brutes which camped near the city who represented about the lowest type of humanity. The man was really a giant in size, being over six feet in height, and of immense proportions physically. He stooped a little, and carried a hang-dog look about him as a dangerous character in a large crowd. His forehead was low, his eyes small and deeply sunken, and his hair and beard a thick, tangled mass hanging over his breast and shoulders. Two women accompanied him, one of whom seemed to be about forty years of age, and the other perhaps five years younger. Two or three chil dren, the youngest about eight, completed this interesting family party, all of whose countenances, from the youngest to the oldest, showed them to be steeped in degradation and vice. One of the domestic episodes of this tribe was described by a farmer named Wolfort, who, while going home on the Bluffton road with his team, heard loud cries of shouts and anguish some dis tance from the road. Going to the spot from which the sounds proceeded, he met a sight which literally froze his blood. Tied to a tree and stripped to the waist, was a woman, almost frantic with pain, while a savage male brute was beating her with a horse-whip, every lash drawing blood and causing the skin to swell up in large ridges. Mr. Wolfort addressed the man, when the latter pointed a revolver at him, and told him with an oath to leave, or he would shoot him. The beautiful laws of time and space, once dislocated by our inaptitude, are holes ana dens. If the hive be dis turbed by rash and stupid hands, in stead of honey, it will yield us bees. — Emerson. Rain. What can the brown earth do, Drenched and dripping through To the heart, and dazzled by the sight Of the light That cometh after rain ? What can the hurt life do, Healing through and through. Caught and captured by the slaw increata Of the peace Tha cometh after pain ? I would not miss the flower Budded in the shower That lives to brighten all the wealthy Scene Where rain has been, That blossoms after pain! Gems of Wisdom, A word fitly spoken is lihe apples of gold in pictures of silver. Bible. Trust not the world, for it never pay eth that it promiseth.—St. Augustine. W hen spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.—Herber, We are all liable to be corrected by books as by companions.—Fielding. Women do not disapprove their rivals; they hate them. —James Parton. God is the brave man’s hope, and not the coward’s excuse.—Plutarch. It is a kind of good deed to say well, and yet words are do deeds. — Shaks peare. Girls we love for what they are; young men tor what they promise to be. —Goethe. The ruins of a house may be repair ed; why cannot those of the face ?—La Focntaine. That is the briefest and sagest of maxim which bids to “ meddle not.”— Colton. Curiosity is as much the parent of attention as attention is of mercy.— Whately. J Pleasures are like poppies spread; you seize the flower, its bloom is shed. —Burns. Much more may a judge overweigh himself in cruelty than in clemency.— Sir P. Sidney. The broken eggshells of a civilization which time has hatched and devoured, —Julia Ward Howe. Tully was not so eloquent as thou, thou nameless column with the buried b ase. —Byron. Of all the paths leading to a woman’s love, pity is the straightest.—Beaumont and Fletcher. The morning of life is like the dawn of day, full of purity, of imagery, and hai mony. —Chateaubriand. We ought not to judge men’s merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them.—Charrou. Young men are apt to think them selves wise enough, as drunken men are to think themselves sober enough.— Chesterfield. Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will conceal and cover up what is now shining with the greatest splendor. —Horace. Man has here two and a half minutes —one to smile, one to sigh, and half an one to love; for in the midst of this minute he dies,—Richter. The schoolboy counts the time till the return of the holidays; the minor longs to be of age; the lover is impa tient until he is married.—Addison. For man lean® more readily and re members more willingly what excites his ridicule than what deserves his es teem and respect.—Horace. Reason is a director of a man’s will, discovering in action what is good; for the laws of well-doing are the dictates of right reason.—Hooker. Plate sin with gold, and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw doth pierce it. —Shakspeare. Public feeling is nov apt to side with the persecuted, and our modem martyr is as likely to be smothered with roses as with coals. — Chapin. Yet have I ever heard it said that spies and tale-bearers have done more mischief in this world than poisoned bowl or the assassin’s dagger.—Schiller, A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track; but one inch between wreck and smooth rolling prosperity.—Beecher. Liberty of thinking and expressing our thoughts is always fatal to priestly power, and of those pious frauds on which it is commonly founded.—Hume. There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to for tune ; omitted, all the voyage of their lives is bound in shallows and myster ies.—Shakspeare. Different minds incline to different objects; one pursues the vast alone, the wonderful, the wild; another sighs for harmony and grace and gentlest beauty, —Aikenside. Thinkers are scarce as gold; but he whose thoughts embrace all his sub ject, pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size.— Lavater. Many do with opportunities as chil dren do at the seashore, fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone.—Rev. F. Jones. We may imitate the Deity in all his at tributes, but mercy is the only one in which we can pretend to equal him. We cannot, indeed, give like God; but surely we may forgive like him. — Sterne. I undertake to show you that you have means and powers to exhibit greatness of soul and a manly spirit; but what occasion yon have to find fault and complain, do you show me, if you can.— Epictetus, Of all the vices avarice is the most generally detested; it is the effect of an avidity common to all men; it is be cause they hate those from whom they can expect nothing. The greedy misers rail at sordid misers.— Helvetim. The pleasantest hospitality waiteth not for curious costliness, when it can give clearly sufficiency. More cometh of pride and greater friendliness to your own ostentation, than to the comfort of the guest. —Sir P, Sidney. Whatkvbb be the cause of happiness, may also be likewise the cause of mis ery. The medicine which, rightly ap plied, has power to cure, has, when rashness or ignorance prescribes it, the same powfr to destroy. —Johnson.