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together with the various kinds of farinaceous food, aro the lightest on the stomach, as well as, generally, the most nutritions for an invalid. Milk preparations aro useful when the lnngt* are weak. Food that the stomach can digest without distressing the patient is tho kind that gives actual strength.

To Make Gruel. Mix a dessertspoonful of fine oatmeal or patent groats In two of cold water, add a pint of boiling water, and boil it ten minutes, keeping it stirred.

Or: Boil a quarter of a pint of groats in a quart of water for about two hours, and strain through a sieve.

Slir into the gruel a small piece of butter, and some sugar, nutmeg or ginger, grated; or, if it be not sweetened, add a small pinch of s;ilt.

Indian Meal Gruel —Sift the Indian meal through a fine sieve; wet two spoonfuls of this meal with cold water, and beat it till there are no lumps; then stir it into a pint and a half of boiliug water, and let it boil half an hour, stirring it all the time. Season it as liked best.

Barley Gruel.—Wash four ounces of pearl barley, boil it in two quarts of water with a stick of cinnamon till reduced to a quart; strain and return it into the saucepan with sugar and three-fourths of a pint of port wiue, or the same quantity of milk. Heat up, and use M wauled.

FLOrR Caudle.—Mix, smoothly, a tablespoonful of flour with a gill of water; set on the fire In a saucepan a gill of new milk, sweeten it, and when it boils add the flour and water; simmer and stir them together for a quarter of an hour.

White Caudle.—Make the gruel as above, strain through a sieve, and stir it till cold. When to be used, sweeten it to taste, grate in some nutmeg, and add a little white wiue; a little lemon-peol or juice is sometimes added.

Tho yolk of an egg, well beaten, may likewise, be stirred in when the gruel is boiling.

MISCELLANEOUS.

To Glaze Or Varnish Drawings.—One ounce of Canada balsam, two ounces of oil of turpentine, well dissolved. The drawing should be previously washed over with a solution of isinglass.

To Make The Hands White.—In order to preserve the liands soft and white, they should always be washed in warm water with line soap, and carefully dried with a moderately coarse towel, being well rubbed every timo to insure a brisk circulation, than which nothing can be more effectual in promoting a transparent and soft appearance. Almond paste is of use in preserving the il-licacy of the hands. It is made thus: Blanch and beat up four ounces of bitter almonds; add to them rhree ounces of lemon-juice, three ounces of almond oil, and a little weak spirits of wine. The following is a serviceable pomade for rubbing the hands on retiring to rest: Take two ounces of sweet almonds, beat with three drachms of white wax, and throe drachms of spermaceti; put np carefully in rose-water.

To Preserve Furs.—When laying up muff* and tippets for the summer, if a tallow candle be placed on or near them, all danger of caterpillars will be obviated.

To Choose A Carpet.—Always select one the figures of which are small; for in this case the two webs in which tho carpeting consists are always much closer

Interwoven than in carpets where large figures upon ample grounds arc represented.

How To Toast Well.—Stir tho Ore until there is a clear, glowing surface, free from flame or smoke; cat tho broad moderately thick, and do not hold it close to tho bars, but at such a distance as to see it when it i$ beginning to burn; move it gently up and down until tho whole surface is a clear uniform brown; when thoroughly toasted, serve it up as quickly as possible before it has timo to cool.

To Prevent Ink From Damaging Steel Tens.— Throw, cither into the inkstand or tho bottle in which the ink is kept, a few nails, broken bits of steel pens (not varnished), or any piece of iron not rusted The corrosive action of the acid contained In the ink is expended on the irou introduced, and which is soon covered, by the decomposition of the sulphate of copper, with the coppery hue observable ou metallic pens u^ed with common ink. The ink will not now affect the pen; or, should it still do so, it will only be necessary to add more iron, and tho mischief will be entirely remedied.

To Make Cement For Metals.—Take of gum mastich ten grains, rectified spirits of wine two drachms, add two ounce* of strong isinglass glue made with brandy, and ten grains of true gum ammoniac. Dissolve all together, and keep it stopped in a phial. "When intended to be used, set it in warm water.

Making Vineoar.—To eight gallons of clear rain water, add three quarts of molasses, put it into a good cask, shako well a few times, then add two or three spooufuls of good yeast cakes. If iu summer, place the cask in the sun; if in winter, near tho chimney, whore it may bo watm. In ten or fifteen days, add to the liquid a, sheet of brown paper, torn in strips, dipped in molasses, and good vinegar will be produced. Tho paper will, in this way, form what is called the "mother," or life of vinegar.

Bt.riNn For Clothes.—Take one ounce of soft Prussian blue, powder it; and put it into a bottle with one quart of clear rain water, and add a quarter of an ounce of oxalic arid (powdered) ; a teaspoonful is sufficient for a large washing.

DELiciors Toasted Chef.se.—Cut two ounces of cheese into thin slices, put it into a saucepan, set it on the Are. and add one gill of fresh milk; simmer it till the choe-o is quite dissolved, then take it from the firo and pour :t into a shallow disn ; when cooled a little, add the yolk of an egg well beaten. Then place it before, the fire, anJ browu it nicely.

Yellow Better In Winter.—Put in yolks of egg» just before the butter comes near tho termination of the churning. This has been repeatedly tried, aud make* very fine, swoet butter.

Furnitcrk Taste.—Take two ounces of beeswax, two ounces of turpentine, and a quarter of an ounce of linseed oil. Melt them together in a slow oven, in a gallipot. It may be made red (if required) by steeping a little alkanet-root in the turpentine previous to melting tho wax in it.

To Make Rose Lonwora—To a poand of finely-sifted loaf-sugar, put an ounce of powdered jrum-Arabic; mix it into a stiff paste with rose-water, and grind up with the paste a little of the conserve of roses, which gives both flavor and color; punch the ma** into round or oval lozenges, each containing al)OUt nftoeu grainB> aud dry them in a stove.

THE GOOD TIME COMING: COME!

Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.—Pbovbrkw, Chap. xxxi.

Wb began to illustrate the motto by citing examples of what women, in this Nineteenth Century, wore, In Christian lands, encouraged to do, ami what generous support good men were giving to the education of their daughters and sisters. We found, however, that our dissertation would be too long to allow of the familiar introduction to our readers of one of the most charming feminine writers of the day. Have you over heard of Madame 1)e Gasparin, a French lady of uncommon genins and truo piety? A simple picture of life from hor last book* (which British critics enl.iguo) will be the best way of showing how the development of woman's mind is showing the true strength and honor of hor soul and causing hor to rejoice, becanse her power for good is now widely diffused, and beginning to be so tenderly acknowledged and cherished by good men. Our own creed on these subjects is well known to our readers: that the Biri.k is woman's Mahxa Chabta; the only guarantee of her rights, and the only expositor of her duties; that under its teachings men learn to honor her; that wherever itsdoctrines are believed ami obeyed, her influence gains power; and that all human good is founded in goodness.

Perhaps, however, few would expect to flnd, in the work of a French lady, these sentiments so charmingly expressed and go persuasively illustrated, that the Sketches havo all the fascination of an entertaining n tvel united with the heavenly wisdom of the Gospel. We give one glimpse of this charming book.

MARIETTA.

'* So you will not come and see Marietta? She understands French, and then you would bo giving her so much pleasure!"

Thus spoke Master Schimp. Master Schimp was a shoemaker, settled in the little Gorman town held in charge by tho old General, where I had gone with tho Baroness. Master Schimp had brought home my shoes. He nometimes made shoes for me; when finished ho brought them home, and when he brought them, he sat down, and when he sat down ho never knew when to g^t up again! He was a hale, thick-set man of seventy, irf wrinkled as an ancient banner, with a tangled shock of hair, Rmall. clear gray eyes, a flexible mouth, a comfortable opinion of himself, and the best heart In the world.

Have you ever known what it is to sit in the very <ev«'r-heat of impatience, upright and smiling, with now aoJ then a gentle inclination of the head, a yes and no repeated at intervals; while in your heart, far below

* The Neat* and the Heavenly Horizons By Madame r>e Ga.*parin. New York: Carter & Brothers. (See L::erary Notices.)

this surface of affability, a voice went on exclaiming, "Provoking, unconscionable creature, do you never intend to go away * You havo bee u here at least an hour! and no doubt will sit there for another! Oh that somebody else would want me! would come to fetch me away!"

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And who was Marietta? An invalid cousin, whom, with her sister, he had taken to live with him. And Marietta, bo she who or what she might be, saved me. I blessed her, and putting on my bonnet, drew a long relieved breath and said, "Wo will go." Even Master Schimp, wiio was not easily impressed, seemed struck with my sndden energy.

A few steps brought us to his small, neat dwelling, colored with the peculiar spinach green tho Germans are so fond of. Its windows shone and sparkled with cleanliness; on oue side uf tho door was the shop where ho kept his men at work. A pleasant-looking, middleaged woman, Marietta's sister, who was standing on the door-step, moved aside to let us pass. I followed him, and as he led tho way through a dark passage he said — "So you do not know Marietta? Well, then, you have something curious to see."

He opened the door, and as the light streamed into the passage, I Haw indeed smmdhing which seemed rather to spring than rise out of a chair, and come forward to meet us. I stopped short, and but for ono of Muster Schimp*s keen glances, I think I should have screamed. How shall I describe this something, this poor, strangely deformed creature, threo feet at most in height, with a head so out of all just proportion as to recall the pasteboard monstrosities that milliners used as blocks; her hands, in the absence of arms, sticking out of her shoulders, more like fins it seemed to me than hands; without logs, almost without feet—a maillot set upright on earth! And yet this lived; it spoke; it had a soul: even now It was coloring deeply.

Master Schimp, who had meant to produce a strong effect, looked just a little remorseful at the extent of his success. This soon passed, and a few laughing words with Marietta set him at ease.

"No fear, cousin; 'a friend,' as one says tothe patrol. Come now, we are going to have a little French." And Master Schimp began to exhibit his prodigy.

He recounted how he had brought Marietta to live with him, how he had taught her first to read and write in Gorman, then in French; how he had followed this up with arithmetic, the two grammars, geography and history; lmw Marietta had taught herself knitting, embroidering, and all varieties of needlework ; while he showed mo her copy-books, and drew a crochet collar out of the poor girl's work-basket. Marietta, at first painfully embarrassed, began to be more at her ease. She looked at her cousin with mild eyes so full of gratitnde and affection, of deep respect, of implicit confidence, that they seemed able to take in no other object.

I, too, had regained my self-possession, and ventured to look again at Marietta, and again I was shocked; so

pitiable, so appalling was this malformation, that the heart knew not what to make of it. It was a contradiction, an iui/fo-s-aibilUy, one's innate Be use of fitness seemed outraged by such a strange freak on the part of Nature; and when I remembered that Nature was hut another word for the Creator, and that this deplorable travesty had been permitted, a where/ore of fearful import arose in my mind. It came there—aud was gone like a flash; another look and the dark surmise passed away forever. This poor head could boast of its abundant hair, of fine eyes, and of regular features, but these were not tbo charm ; it was the tender, inexpressible charm of its expression; in the joy, the peace, the purity that spoke therewith such sweet simplicity—the soul looking forth so clearly, that one forgot whether the body was there or not.

After the first embarrassment of my introduction was over, Marietta talked to mo without constraint; her voice had & youthful, touching tone in it that weut straight to my heart. Master Schimp was called away, and the expression of her eyes chauged a little; they seemed to send forth a dimmer light, as a lamp does after it has been lei down.

"My cousin is so kind," she exclaimed, with animation; "so very kind; he spoils me,"'she added, with a smile. "He thinks I know everything, when I scarcely know anything at all. And everything is /twdoiug; he ha* been both father aud mother to me."

Her eyes filled, aud I saw, too, that her heart was very full. After a short silence she went on, as if in answer to my unspoken thought—

,; I am happy; the Lord Jesus has loved mo—a poor little creature like me" (this was the only allusion she made to her infirmities); "my cousin loves roe too ; my sister aud everybody; the day is not long, and in the evenings wo read together and are very happy."

"You go ont sometimes?"

"Not now ; my cousin had a little carriage made which he used to draw, but since a very serious illness I have not been able to bear the movement of the wheels."

"And you will sometimes wish for a sight of the country?"

Marietta colored slightly. "Once I used, but not now. I look elsewhere." Then, after a short silence and because she saw ine look sorrowful, she added: "There are flowers in Paradise!"

Yes, I thought—and a glorified body ; but this I did not say to her.

She had lived, it was evident, in an atmosphere of kindness, and having never been exposed to those collisions that wound the heart, just when it is seeking to expand, she expressed her feelings artlessly, aud just as they arose.

"My greatest sorrow is that I am ungrateful. Yes," sho continued, not quite understanding my look of surprise, "you would not have believed it of ne, and yet it la so. There are times when I am so cast down; everything seems so dark, and my heart is so heavy. Thou I could gladly cry ; but this never lasts long, and God forgives me for it. Ho has forgiven me all."

She began to tell me how she spent her time. Her cousin had so stored her mind with knowledge, had so built up her life in the strength of practical faith, that iu neither was there room left for despair; and this poor being, disinherited even of the outward semblance of humanity, had gone on her way unchallenged by any of those desolating problems which pierce through the bone-; and marrow, and make the kuecs of the strong to bow under them.

Cousin Schimp did nothing, it was plain, by halves. It was impossible to look rouud the room without being 6trnck with the exquisite keeping of its arrangements. Marietta's furniture, arm-chair, table, desk, even her vase of flowers, all wire adapted to her height; everything was pretty, everything perfect in its way.

The door burst suddenly open. Six rosy, curly little girls, basket on arm, rushed iu tumultuously, and n\ w to Marietta, almost overwhelming her with kisses. N< w it was that her face- lightened up in earnest, and her smile grew heavenly.

"I teach them to read and work," she said.

It was worth something to see the happy, solf-important look of the little things as they placed themselves on each sido of Marietta.

I left her, and, as I went into the shop, met Masu-r Schimp, green shade, spectacles, and snutf-box.

"Wellf" he said.

I could not speak, but pressed his hands within my own.

"She is my child," he said, in a subdued tone.

Master Schimp, you are a great man; aud Thou, my God, art the great God of heaven and earth!

Said we not truly that the Bible is woman's Magna Charta? What would have been the fate of poor Marietta in a heathen age or heathen land? And Master Schimp, the real nobleman of the Nineteenth Centar*-, how could he ever have become "a great mau'' but through and by the Gospel that has mado him woman.** friend and a good Christian?

YOUNG LADIES' MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY".

An excellent plan of mental improvement has lately been originated in England. As wo hope to induce many of our American young ladies to follow this good example of employing wisely their leisure time, we will give the English editor's remarks, and the Rules of the Society :—

"Fifteen young ladies, residing in the country, having formed themselves into a society, bearing the itbov* name, have kindly forwarded to us the rules for it* regulation.

The advantages to be derived from the frequent nse of the intellectual faculties are very great; and when it A* considered that a woman of information makes a mora agreeable companion, and is on more equal terms with her husband, as a wife, and also becomes a better instructor for her children, and when it is probable that unused faculties may perhaps be classed in the san-e category as the 'talent bidden in the napkin," it behoves every girl to let no rust accumulate where brightness only should scintillate—to do her best to use the gifts of appreciation, discrimination, and observation, wfth which she is endowed, to let no talent lie idle, to know that she is sent into the world to do God's work, that the sin of idleness is the great sin of omission, and that opportunities neglected are good seeds annihilated. Once reflecting on this, she would surely do her best to become a true woman, lightening the path of duty by good sense and good counsel, shining as a bright example to those around her, and leading her children by progressive steps to a higher and higher knowledge of God's works and ways. In the hope that many other young ladies may be induced to follow the example set, the Kules of the Society aro given for their guidance.

EULES FOE THE HEOTLATIOX OK THE TOCNO LADIES*
MUTCAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETT.

Sutytcta.

January . . . Scripture or Church History,

February . . . Natural Philosrqihy.

March Ancient History.

April .... Science.

May .... Domestic Economy.

June .... Astronomy,

July .... Moda-n History.

August . . Misctllantous.

September . . Djrnestic Economy.

October General History.

November. Gtography.

December . Domestic Economy,

Rule I. Th« number of members shall not exceed Iftoen.

Rule II. Each member of the sisterhood, lu her turn, Is to propose a question to the other member*.

Role III. The question is to bo chosen from one of the •pecified subject* in regular rotation. Thus, if the fli>t nu'mber takes the subject for August, the second member must take the subject for September.

Rule IV. The questions must not be useless or controversial, but of a kind respecting which information may be obtained from books in general use.

Rule V. The manuscript must not exceed twenty-four h;ilf sheet A of ordinary sized note-paper; must bo written on one side of the paper only. Tho ink must be black, and the writing plain and legible. The sheets must be piged, also be attached together at the lea hand corner with a needle and strong cotton. Two or three blank sheets are to be added, so that members may have an opportunity of writing their remarks upon the subject. The whole is to be inclosed in a thick paper cover before sending it to the members.

Rule VI. The authorities which have been consulted n.u*l be given at the end of the manuscript; also the writer's name and address in full.

Rule VII. The proposer shall, on receiving the answers to the questions, choose the one she considers tho best, and forward it to the first imino on tho list of members, a.ter that of the writer of the accepted article.

Rule IX. Each member shall in her turn forward tho manuscript to the next in succession on tho list, before the expiration of two days from the <iroe of its receipt. When all the members havo read it, the last to whom it I* «ent shall .return it to the author.

Rule X. Any ladies wishing to join tho society, or if any members be desirous of leaving, they are requested to communicate with the secretary iu writing ; and, in rho latter case, to return their copies of the rules."

Teuth.

"What is Truth ?" inquired Pilate.

Florence Nightingale gives it as her opinion that "to *?»eak the truth" is a very difficult thing; probably knowing the truth would be more difficult. She says: '■Courts of justice seem to think that anybody can speak 'the whole truth aud nothing but the truth,' if he does but intend it. It requires many faculties combiued of observation and memory to speak 'the whole truth/ acid to say 'nothing but the truth.'

*'' I knows I flbs dreadful; but believe me, Miss, I never finds out I have fibbed until they tells mo so,' was a remark actually made. It In also one of mure extended amplication than most people have tho least idoA of.

"Concu: reuce of testimony, which is ofton adduced as

final proof, may prove nothing more, as is well known to those accustomed to deal with the unobservant imaginative, than that one person has told his story a great many times. I havo heard thirteen persons 'concur' in declaring that a fourteenth, who had never left his bed, went to a distant chapel every morning.

"I have heard persons in perfect good faith declare, that a man camo to dine every day at tho house where they lived, who bad never diued there at all; that a person had never taken the sacrament, by whose side they had twiee, at least, knelt in communion. Such instances might be multiplied ad infinitum, if necessary."

Obsk.rvation.—Miss Nightingale has some very pithy remarks on the deficiency of English women in ready and sound observation. She thinks their faculties are good, but need better training. As examples of the heedlessness of English women, she says—

"I remember, when a child, hearing the story of an accident, related by some one who sent two git Is to fetch a 'bottle of tal volatile from her room. Mary could not stir.'she said; 'Fanny ran ami fetched a bottle that was not sal volatile, and was not in my room.'"

Now this sort of thing pursues every one through life. A woman is asked to fetch a large new bound red book, lying on the table by the window, and she fetches five small, old boarded brown bucks, lying on the shelf by the fire. And this perhaps though she has "put that room to rights" every day for a month, and must have observed the books every day lying iu tho same places for a month—if she had any observation. Miss Nightingale says truly that "these rni.-takes arise from 1st. A want of ready attention ; only one part of the request is heard at all. 2d. A want of the habit of observation."

These two habits or faculties—attention aud ub>ervation—shonld be early cultivated in girls as well as boys, and also careful attention to the accuracy of description.

WoMEx'a Union Mission Society Ok America Fok Hi:atukx Lands.—We hope to have many contributions, liko the ono we now record, to publish during the present year. Every name sent us adds a friend to the good cause; every dollar given strengthens our plan and enlarges the limits of our charity.

From the Frankfort Baptist Juvenile Society, for the Tounghoo Mission, by the hand ofWm. L. Price, 410.

Miss S. J. Hale's Boakdixo And Dat School Por Toe so Ladies, IS'26 Rlttcnhouso Square, Philadelphia.

This school is designed to give a thorough and liberal English education, to furnish tho best facilities for acquiring the French language, and the best instruction in music and tho other accomplishments. Tho moral training aud tho health aud physical development of the scholars are carefully attended to.

Jiff-'rences: Mrs. Emma Willard, Troy, N. T. ; Henry Vethake, LL.D., Win. B. Stevens, D. D., Win. H. Ashhurst, Esq., Louis A. Godey, Esq., Philadelphia; Charles Hodge, D. D., Princeton, N. J.; and others.

To Ode Correspondents.—These articles are accepted,

and will appear as soon as wo havo room: "Two Sonnets"—"A little child shall lead them"—"Call me thine own"—"Illumo my path, O Lord"—"Vesper" (t lie prose article declined)—"Tho Dream"—"What is Life?"— "The Glass on tho Wall"—" Peace, be Still"—" Beneath the Pines"—"The Winds"—"Scarlet Popples"—"Twilight Thoughts" (tho other poem not wanted, we have a large supply)—aud " Market Day to a Stranger."

Wo must decline the following: "National Song"— "There's much in the world to live for" (the other poem* not wanted; the writer can do better)—" A pensive Odo"—" Little pet"—" An Indian Melody"—"Noonday Reverie*"—" Watcher"—"Sabbath at Sea"—"Leviathans in Literaturo" (uot original)—"Everybody"— "Songs for Summer Evenings"—" The War is over"— "The Quiet Woman"— "The Dawn of Hope"—"My Aunt's Lover"—" The Pestilence that walketh in darkness"—"Believe In my love"—"Self-respect"—"Song Qf Love"—"The Unquiet Heart"—and "Inequalities in Nature."

We havo several long articles on hand to examine next mouth.

"My Early name" has a few stanzas worth preserving ; the young writer has poetic feelings, and, by earnest study and careful correction, may yet become a poetess.

My early home was mild aud fair,

Its summer skies were blue,
A balmy fragrance filled the air,

Aiul warbling music too;
A velvet lawn lay fair and bright
Before my young bewildered sight.

In winter when the fields were bare,

And little streams were still.
When frost hung ou the evening air,

Aud all was cold and chill,
My wandering ear with rapturo heard
The chirping of the sweet snow bird.

My early home! though distant still

My feet ai o doomed Lo roam,
lly heart recalls each sloping hill

That peers above thy domo;
And memory fondly travels o'er
Sweet scenes mine eye* may sen no more. 1

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Inflammatory Cnocr.—This is ono of the most formidable and dangerous diseases to which children are exposed. And yet, as it is generally amenable even to domestic treatment in its early stages, and as it is very important that it should bo recognized in tin first approach's, wo will endeavor to givo a plain and pretty full description of its nature, symptoms, and treatment.

Causes.—On this point wo will only remark that the immediate exciting causes seem to bo cold and damp, insufficient clothing, and especially exposure of the arms, leg*, and feet; and changes of the weather. But there can bono doubt that there is a peculiar predisposition to this disease, either inherited or acquired, which renders somo children liable to attacks from tho slightest causes. This predisposition in it y be said to exist only in infancy and childhood; being in greatest force up to tho age of five years, and ceasing in the vast majority of cases before the age of fifteen. Those facts will doubtless afford groat comfort to mothers who are so unfortunate as to have children who are subject to froqneut attacks of such a dangerous and distressing disease.

Katnre and Symptom*.—True Inflammatory croup is an inflammation of tho mucous membrane lining the windpipe and tho larynx, or funuel-shapod expansion of tho windpipe which open* into the throat. The groat

danger in this diseaso is from the formation of a false membrane over the affected parts, thus causing death by strangulation, or for want of breath.

The symptoms of croup are commonly divided into three classes, or stages; and it Is important to notice these divisions, as they have much to do with the treatment. 1st. We have the premonitory stage. 2d. The confirmed. And 3d. The collapsed stage, or stage of threalcued suffocation.

The prunonitory symptoms aro those of a common cold, such as slight fever, thirst, cough, hoarseness, wheezing, drowsiness, watery eyes, and running at the nose. In somo cases the child clutches or rubs tin. throat, and there is slight hesitation in swallowing. On examination of the inside of the throat, no redness will I* seen, unless the disease should be complicated with ordinary sore-throat. In the majority of cases, more or less of these premonitory symptoms will usher in an attack of croup. But it should be remembered that some cases come on suddenly, most commonly in the night, without any premonition sufficient to attract attention. This, however, is much oftener true of spasmodic or false croup, than of true inflammatory croup. Mothers who are on the look-out for the latter variety will generally have timely warning of its dreaded approach.

After the continuance of tho premonitory symptoms for twenty-four or thirty-six hours, the second or confirmed stago sets in. The child awakes suddenly, and almost invariably at night, with a most distressing sensation of impending suffocation, attended by a peculiar sharp, dry, ringing brassy cough, as if tho cough were made through a brazen or metallic tube. The breathing is hurried, he has an alarmed restless look, wants to sit up or get out of bed, bis face is full and flushed, and his eyes are watery and bloodshot. Each inspiration or drawing in of the breath is accompanied by a characteristic crowing noise. The cough and breathing in croup are so very peculiar that they can always be recognized immediately when once heard ; and one cough is generally sufficient to indicate, the difficulty to mothers who have heard it before. The above symptoms continue through the night, unless they are relugyed by medicine. But often towards morning there is a marked remission; the little sufferer sleeps and appears to be better. This state of things may continue until the next evening or night, when the disease will set in with renewed intensity. In severe cases, tho morning remission is only transitory, and the distressing symptoms continue through tho day, becoming more and more urgent as night approaches.

The other symptoms of tho second stage may be summed up thus: High fover, a quick and hard pulse, great thirst and restlessness, clutching at the throat, whispering voice, furred tongue, dry ringing cough, aud a dusky livid appearance of the face.

In the third or allapsal stage, most of these symptoms are aggravated; tho cough is more difficult, the voice is lost, the noisy breathing is continuous, there is drowsiness with starting fits, the skin becomes cold and clammy, tho pulse grows quick and weak, tho eyes are dull and sunken, and tho countenance, is expressive of tho greatest distress. After thus struggling In intolerable ngony for about twelve or eighteen hours, tho liltlo sufferer sinks in death with convulsive movements. Ho dies mainly/or vfmt of breath. How distressing I

Wo have been thus particular in giving the symptoms of this dreadful disease, not because it is very difficult to distinguish, but that mothers may see the great Import

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