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of one part of the liquor to twenty of water, in shallow dishes; lay the leaves in, and let them remain until perfectly white, when they must be removed immediately, and dried in blotting-paper. If this solution should not be strong enough to bleach them in ten or twelve hours, a little more of the liquor must be added, but care must be taken not to use too much, or the finer fibres will be destroyed.
In the dissecting process, the leaves invariably come off their stems ; they may be mounted, when bleached, either among branched stalk, previously dried and bleached, or on fine wire, covered with white tissue-paper.
The leaves should be gathered when fully grown, or the fibre is not sufficiently strong, and some leaves dissect much better than others. Amongst these are the poplar, maple, pear, ivy, holly, magnolia, etc.; the seed vessels of the large oriental poppy, the thorn, apple, and heubane dissect well, and many smaller seed vessels, after they have shed their seeds, may be dried, and then bleached without steeping in water, as first directed.
SOME HINTS ABOUT LADY'S BONNETS.
A Elacr bonnet with white feathers, with white, rose, or red flowers, suits a fair complexion. A lustreless white bonnet does not suit well with fair and rosy complexions. The white bonnet may have flowers, either white rose, or particularly blue. A light blue bonnet is particularly suitable to the light-haired type; it may be ornamented with white flowers, and in many cases with yellow and orange flowers, but not with rose or violet flowers. A green bonnet is advantageous to fair or rosy complexions; it may be trimmed with white flowers, but preferably with rose. A rose-colored bonnet must not be too close to the skin; and if it is found that the hair does not produce sufficient separation, the distance from the rosecolor may be increased by means of white, or green, which is preferable; a wreath of white flowers in the midst of their leaves has a good effect. A black bonnet does not contrast so well with the ensemble of the type with black hair as with the other type; yet it may produce a good effect, and reoeive advantageously accessories of white, red, rose, orange, and yellow. A white bonnet gives rise to the same remarks as those which have been made concerning its use in connection with the blonde type, except that for the brunettes it is better to give the preference to accessories of red, rose, orange, and
also yellow, rather than to blue. Bonnets of rose, red, cerise, are suitable for brunettes when the hair separates as much as possible the bunnet from the complexion. White feathers accord well with red; and white flowers, with abundance of leaves, have a good effect with rose. A yellow bonnet suits a brunette very well, and receives with advantage violet or bins accessories; the hair must always interpose between the complexion and headdress. It ia the same with bonnets of an orange color more or less broken, such as chamois. Blue trimmings are eminently suitable with orange and its shades. A green bonnet is suitable to fair and light rosy complexions; rose, red, or white flowers are preferable to all others. A blue bonnet is only suitable to a fair or bright red complexion; nor can it be allied to such as have a tint of orange-brown. When it suits a brunette, it may take with advantage yellow or orange trimmings. A violet bonnet is always unsuitable to every complexion, since there are none which yellow will suit. Yet if we interpose between the violet and the skin, not only the hair, but also yellow accessories, a bonnet of this color may become favorable. As an important memorandum, it must be added, that whenever the color of a bonnet does not realize the intended effect, even when the complexion is separated from the headdress by masses of hair, it is advantageous to place between the hair and the bonnet certain accessories.
TO A WHIP-POOR-WILL.
BT W. B. OlFPNNT.
When shades of evening fall on all around,
And silent are the woodland warbler's tougnes, Near by my lowly cot thy notes resound—
Thy thrilling notes—bird of the bellows lnugs! And doth thy welcome evening's serenade
Hy sonl with new-born Inspiration fill, As o'er the bosom of the sleeping glade
Thy weird notes fall, thon plaintive Whip-poor-will'
Thine is a life of solitnde profound;
Thy mid-day absence, too, a mystery! What fate Induces thee to rest, spell-bound,
Till Sol sinks deep beneath Hesperia's sea 7 Art thou the spirit of departed olay,
Krst doomed to roam a trackless woodland goal ?— Thy cancelled notes throughout the live-long day,
And evening anthems, penance for a soulf
Nay! legends eld wonld weave a witchery
Around thy being, linked with solitnde; But God, in his great wisdom, gave to thee
The night-realm, where no day-bird dare IntrudeNor marvel I at superstition's spell,
When man God's own immaculate would wrong! That song is Heaven's gift; thou, too. canst tell.
Thou feathered one—thou poet-bird of song!
sleeve, from the inside seam to half the width of the upper part; it has a box-plaited cape at top, and a small cuff at the hand.
Zouave Dress.—For a child of three years, requiring one and a half yards of cloth, or merino, or two of narrow poplin, all of which are suitable materials. The skirt is full, and laid in box-plaits on a band, and trimmed with velvet in borders, to which figures are attached. The jacket is cut away from the front, and the open sleeve, rounded up on the front side, and both trimmed to match the skirt. The under
left with only the outline, as given in the illustration, or it may be filled up with slanting stitches, meeting up the centre, but all emanating from the middle, where the two pieces form a square. The rays are worked solid, the stitches taking the same direction as the ends of each, producing a circular effect. When the cross is worked on ribbon, the ends are turned up at the back, so as to hide the stitches; but velvet is too thick to be finished in this way. and therefore will require lining. A gold fringe should be added to the end to complete this book-mark.