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that favored little room, for the enjoyment of soctat Intercourse and for the exercise of taste and ingenuity. If any intricate pattern was desired to be marked on a counterpane, any more than usually elaborate dress trimming to be devised, any costuming to be stndiously adapted for an academical exhibition, this authority must first be consulted. Was a young heir to a fair name to be carried, in presence of an Interested circle of friends, to the baptismal font, her skilful fingers were sure to be called into requisition for embroidering the robe and the exquisitely finished linen cambric cap with which infant heads were necessarily shielded, by the custom of the time, from coming in contact with the air. And one thing well worthy of remark was that every effort of her skill was the best of its kind, was perfectly finished—a tact of no small Importance in a day of superficiality like the present.
"B^as said by some, pretending to have had their curiosity gratified, that an early disappointment had been hers, that death had called from earth one who vxistohave been her companion. If so, the sorrow was all her own, and was never allowed to interfere with a contentions discharge of duty or a dignified sweetness of deportment. No fretfulness or impatience was ever manifested. Those who knew most of her history averred that she had declined the hand and fortune of more than one high name on the world's stage. But inch knowledge was gained from other lips than her own; none of the weak vanity which could boast of such a thing found a lodgment In her nature.
This "old maid" lived eighty-six years, lovely in her winter of life because she was so widely and warmly beloved, and only resting from her active good works daring the last throe or four years. These she enjoyed in the sweet sympathies of the Church, where she had been an ornament and a devoted servant of her Saviour till He called her to Hla Church on high.
Old Homer As Poet Fob Ladies.—The Odyssey has lately been translated anew by two celebrated English scholars. In noticing these translations, a British critic says that "The Odyssey" has been considered by very good authority as a ladies' book. Bentley says that "Homer made the Hind for men, and the Odyssey for the other sex." Fenelon must have had some such notion of the fitness of things, when he chose for the subject of his prose poem (as French critics call It) the adventures of Telemachus in search of Ulysses. The English critic remarks that Fenelon's "classical epic was well knowu to most of the young ladies of the past generation. Calypso, and Circe, and the Sirens wore old acquaintances of our respectable grandmothers, whatever they might have thought of them. ITauslcaa and her Maidens, the Gardens of Alclnous, the Cyclops addressed by Ulysses, the Song of the Sirens—all well known amongst our national heir-looms of Art—assume considerable knowledge of the Homeric fable on the part of the public for whom thoy were painted."
The reviewer thinks the stndy of Latin and Greek is not declining in Great Britain. Plato has lately found three competent translators among the men, and "a fourth Is now announced in the person of a young lady. Yonng ladies were lately seen with brooches of the severest classical typo, bearing Greek mottoes, which must have occasionally puzzled an admiring cornet who left Eton early."
We think the stndy of languages is peculiarly appro
priate to the feminine mind, and more care should be given to this accomplishment.
A Subieut For Refleution—In an article on the "Characteristics of Language," we find the following assertions, which should be carefully considered. Are we really improving as we boast, or are we becoming a vulgar people f
"One observation cannot fall to strike those who compare the ancient classical languages with the modern, and that is the entire absence of what we call vulgarity In the ancients. And this is becanse wealth worship was comparatively unknown to them. We serve either God or Mammon, while with them Plutus was a very subordinate sort of divinity. The gentleman of the Greek was 'the man beantifuland good*; ofthe Romans, 'the perfectly finished man'; he was formerly, even with us, the gentile man or 'man of good family'; he is now, with the mass of people (in Great Britain), 'the well-off man, who does not externally disgrace his condition.' The Greeks and Romans had no name for ' snob* or 'roftiriw,' which showed that the thing itself, though it must have existed among them, had not become of the powers that be. In all the Greek and Latin authors, there are no such self-condemning idioms as ' How much is he worth?' and 'Cumbien epousez^eousf between which it is hard to assign the palm of baseness."
Is not this Mammon worship incorporated in every popular idea of American gentility? Let us look closely to our notes of admiration when a rich man or woman Is the subject of especial praise. We can never be a great nation unless we love and honor true greatness.
Ret. Jobs Whsi.et's Portrait Op His Mother.—"Take her for all in all, I do not believe that any human being ever brought into the world and carried through it a larger portion of original goodness than my dear mother. Every one who know her loved her, for she seemed to be mado to be happy herself, and to make every one happy within her little sphere. Her understanding was a* good as her heart; It is from her I have inherited that alertness of mind and quickness of apprehension, without which it would have been Impossible for me to have undertaken half of what I have performed. Go4 never blessed a human creature with a more cheerfol disposition, a more generous spirit, a sweeter temper, or a tenderer heart. I remember that when I first understood what death was, and began to think of it, the most fearful thought It Induced was that of losing my mother , It seemed to me more than I could bear, and I used to hopo that I might die before her."
Littlb Seeds And Flowers.
To calm the troubled heart is woman's office.
What fools are selfish men! what blinded dupes!
Their thankless heirs, the means of pampering vice.
In the pure glories of eternal joy
now many here count wealth by other tale
Than gold or money's worth? Will It pass in heavon?
It might be well to place some treasure there.
If ISS S. J. Halb's BOARDINO AND DAT SciTOOL FOB
Young Ladies, 1826 Rlttenhouse Square, Philadelphia.
This school is designed to give a thorough and liberal English education, to furnish the best facilities for acquiring the French language, and the best instruction in music and the other accomplishments. The moral training and the health and physical development of the scholars are carefully attended to.
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To or/RCoBBB«PONDRNTS.—The following manuscripts are accepted: "Two Dreams" — "Contributions" (in part)—" Regina"—" Safe"—" The Grass-grown Road"— "What the Old Han said to the Fortune-teller"—and "A Dream of Long Ago."
These articles we must decline; some are well written, and one or two give promise of real genins. We cannot, however, encourage any one of the writers to pursue literature as a profession which will be remunerative. At present, there seems small demand for new books, and periodicals have many difficulties to surmount. The supply of writers is greater than the demand for articles. We hope this state of things will alter, will improve in favor of American authorship; those (and their name is many) who have written us for counsel on these subjects will please accept this summary in reply. We should be very glad to say to all who desiro to write, "Go on nnd prosper." Then wo should not have to give this Hat: "Clear the Track"— "The Great Magician"—"Why I am a Bachelor"— "Two Sonnets"—" Emma Hilton"—" Song"—" Acrostic Lines" (very well on the "dedication leaf)—"Sabbath Morning Thought"—"Ode to Summer"—"Moonlight Hours"—"Our Compact"—"Hope"—"The Picture of Death"—"Morning" — "Joy Bolls" — "The FortuneHunter's Rebuff"—" A Sonnet"—and "A Sermon."
"Betphcgor" will pleaso accept our thanks for the Charade.
CHILDREN, AND HOW TO GUIBE THEM.*
WHAT A CHILD 18 AND WHAT IT SHOULD DO.
Now, a child consists, like ourselves, of a body and a soul. I am not going to say much about the guiding of the souls of children—that is a little out of my lino—but I may tell you that the soul, especially in children, depends much, for its good and for its evil, for its happiness or its misery, upon the kind of body it lives In; for the body is ju*t the house that the soul dwells in; and yon know that, if a house be uncomfortable, the tenant of It will be uncomfortable and out of sorts; If its windows let the rain and wind in, if the chimney smoke, if the honse be damp, and if there be a want of gond sir, then the people who live in it will be miserable enough; and if they have no coals, and no water,
* From "Lay Sermons." By Dr. J. Brown, M. D. Published by Carter & Brothers, New York.
and no meat, and no beds, then yon may be sure it will soon be left by its inhabitants. And so, it you don't do all you can to make your children's bodies healthy and happy, their souls will get miserable and cankered and useless, their tempers peevish; and if you don't feed and clothe them right, then their pour little souls will leave their ill-used bodies—will be starved out of them; and many a man and woman havehad their tempers, and their minds and hearts, made miseries to themselves, and all about them, just from a want of care of their bodies when children.
There is something very sad, and, in a true sense, very unnatural in an unhappy child. You and I, grown-up people, who have cares, and have had sorrows, and difficulties, and sins, may well be dull and sad sometimes; it would be still sadder, If we were not often so; but children should be always either laughing and playing, or eating and sleeping. Play is their business. You cannot think how much useful knowledge, and now much valuable bodily exercise, a child teaches itself in Its play.
HOW TO MANAOB CHILDREN.
To begin with their Iteads. You know the head eontains the brain, which is the king of the body, and commands all under him ; and it depends on bis being good or bad whether his subjects— tho legs, and arms, and body, and stomach, and our old friends the bowels, are In good order and happy, or not. Now, first of nil, keep the head cool. Nature has given it a night-cap of her own in the hair, and it is the best. And keep the head clean. Give it a good scouring every Saturday night at the least; and if It get sore and scabbit, the best thing I know for it is to wash it with soft soap (black soap), and put a big cubbage-blade on it every night.
Then for the lungs, or ficftts— the bellows that keep the fire of life burning—they are very busy in children, becanse a child is not like grown-up folk, merely keeping* itself up. It is doing this, and growing too; so it eats more, and sleeps more, and breathes more in proportion than big folk. And to carry on all this business it must have fresh air, and lots of it. So, whenever it can be managed, a child should have a good while every day in the open air, and should have well-aired places to sleep in. Then for their nichl-yuums, the best are long flannel gowns; and children should be always more warmly clad than grown-up people—cold kills them more easily.
Then there is the stomachy and as this Is the kitchen and great manufactory, it Is almost always the first thing that goes wrong in children, and generally aa much from too much being put in, as from its food being of an Injurious kind. A baby, for nine months after it is born, should have almost nothing but its mother's milk. This is God's food, and It is the best and the cheapest too. If the baby be healthy, it should be weaned at nine or ten months; and this should be done gradually, giving the baby a little gruel, or new milk, and water and sugar, or thin bread berry, once a day for some time, so as gradually to wean it. This makes It easier for mother as well as baby. No child should get meat or hard things till it gets teeth to chew them, and no baby should ever get a drop of whiskey, or any strong drink, unless by tho doctor's orders. Whiskey to the soft, tender stomach of an Infant is like vitriol to ours: it is a burning poison to its dear little body, as it may bo a burning poison and a curse to its never-dying soul. At you value your children's health of body, and tho salvation of their souls, never give them a drop of whiskey; and let mothers, above all others, beware of drinking when nursing. The whiskey passes from thetr stomachs into their milk, and poisons their own child. This is a positive fact.
"A DEC vR WOMAN" AND HER CHILD.
And think of a drank woman carrying and managing a child! I was once, many years ago, walking in Lothian Street, when I saw a woman walking along very drunk. She was carrying a child; it was lying over her shonlder. I saw it slip, slipping farther and farther back. I ran, and cried out; but before I could get up, the poor little thing, smiling over its miserable mother's shonlder, fell down, like a stone, on its head, on the pavement; it gave a gasp, and turned up its bine eyes, and had a convulsion, and its soul was away to God, and its little soft, waefn' body lying dead, and its Idiotic mother grinning and staggering over It, half seeing the dreadful truth, then forgetting it, and curalng and swearing. That was a sight t so much misery, and wickedness, and ruin. It was the young woman's only child. When she came to herself, she became mad, and is to this day a drivelling idiot, and goes about for ever seeking for her child, and cursing the woman who killed it. This is a true tale, too true.
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THE SUPERNATURAL IN RELATION TO THE NATURAL. By the Rev. James M'Cosh, LL. D., Author of " The Method of the Divine Government," etc. A very valuable work, Intended to refute the arguments of the " Essays and Reviews," which hare been so full of mischief, especially to young men. One of the questions started by the " Essays and Reviews" relates to the reality and possibility of supernatural operation, and It is that question which la here discussed in an able, thorough, and reverential manner.
THE "I WILL'S" OF CHRIST; being Thovghfsupon some of the Passages in which the Words "/ Will" are used by the Lord Jesus Christ. By Philip Bennet Power, M A., Incumbent of Christ Church, Worthing; author of "The 'I Wills* of the Psalms," etc. A work Interesting from its subject, and useful from lts warm and living piety. It is full of exhortation, counsel, comfort, and encouragement.
THE LIFE OF ARTHUR VANDELEUR, MaIor, Royal Artillery. By the author of "Memorials of Captain Hodley Vicara," "English Hearts and English Hands." This Is an account of one who was that rare bolug, "a
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THE SHADY SIDE; or, Life in a Country Parsonage. By a Pastor's Wife. This is a reprint of a work which some yearB ago was extremely popular. The story Is a« interesting as ever, evidently drawn from life, and by no means too highly colored. We recommend all to read it, that they may learn something of the trials through which many a pastor's wife and family pass unmurmuringly.
GOD S WAY OF PEACE: A Book for the Anxiovs. By Horatins Bonar, D. D. The name of this well-known writer brings with it an assurance that the work ha sends forth will repay perusal, and this does so eminently. It Is a clear and simple exposition of the dealings of God with man.
THE SHEPHERD OF BETHLEHEM, KING OF ISRAEL. By A. L. O. B. A very Interesting little book for the young, In which the story of David la interwovea with a tale of modern life, and each told with much spirit and vivacity.
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For thirty-two years we have aat In our office, and every month have furnished our readers regularly with the Lady's Book, until now we have prepared the last number of the sixty-fourth volume. During all this time it has been "Godey's Lady's Book," without change of name or proprietor, and without change of character, except such as has resulted from our continued efforts for Improvement. And we believe we can say, without boasting, that we have Improved our Book. Ask the grandmothers of the present age If the Lady'a Book which la now taken by their granddaughters Is not a vast improvement on the magazine with which they were delighted In their youthful days. Yet, we repeat, In character, our Book has always been the same. From the first, our efforts have been to make It the very best of Its class. And we leave it to our hundreds of thousands of readers to say whether we have not succeeded.
Thinking of the Lady's Book as It was, leads us to a sort of retrospection In regard to other things. When we opened our office thirty-two years ago, and Issued the first number of our magazine, telegraphs were something unthought of, and railroads almost a matter of disbelief and distrust. Philadelphia was a mere village compared with what It Is now; and we have many times, in those days, seen the whole mail from the South conveyed In a wheelbarrow from the post-office to the place where the stage departed for the east. Now everything has changed. A railroad car will scarcely contain the mail. Telegraph poles are familiar objects; and railways cross and recrosseaeh other everywhere, their trains bearing every month the Lady's Book to every section, even the remotest, of the land.
Verily the years we have devoted, and are devoting
to oar Book are makiDg an elderly person of ns; still we hope to live to celebrate the golden anniversary of it* publication, hoping that both its merits and its readers will hare increased at that period In the same ratio as in the past.
Godby For Jr/RR.—"Sitting for a Portrait" is a beautiful steel eDgraving, and the scenery peculiarly suitable to the loafy month of June.
"Catching Birds with Fresh Salt." An original design. Have any of oar young readers ever tried the experiment r We have, but did not succeed.
Look at that Fashion-plate. We defy competition. Is not Jhe pony Just such a one, young folks, as you. would like to have? Let us again remark that oar dresses are taken from the materials that will be in use at the proper season. We have the authority of the great honso of Stewart & Co. for all the materials mentioned in the description of our fashions.
A splendid variety of engravings, illustrative of fashions, embroidery, crochet, and other work, will also be found In this number.
"Eastern Rambles and Reminiscences" are continued. A very lively story is " Ho could not see it." "Aid to the Chinkapins" will well repay a perusal. "Nixon" is a good story. "From May to Novembor," a very popular story, Is continued. We feel well satisfied with the literature of this number.
Iowa, March, 1862. Some cry "hard times," but I prefer to economize in food or raiment if necessary, rather than give up such a dear friend as the Lady's Book; in met, I 'm lost without It, have missed it much already. But our mall facilities are miserable at present, and consequently I 've delayed sending, hoping to be more favored as the travelling improves. Please accept kind wishes for your future. C. H. L.
Loo Ax House, Altooxa, Pa., Pexxa. Rail Road.—A visit to Altoona, simply to take a look through the immense workshops of the great Pennsylvania Rail Road, -would be agreeable enough, particularly as you have also a ride the whole distance through the most beautiful scenery on our continent, passing through populous towns, over a most substantially laid road, winding wound mountains and through tunnels. This, we say, would be enough; but when you can put up at such a house as the Logan, situated at the foot of the mountains, and nearly surrounded by hills, from the top of which you have delightful views, this certainty adds to the pleasures of tho trip. The Logan House was built and famished by the Pennsylvania Rail Road Co., and is one of the largest hotels in this State. It is kept in the most admirable manner by Messrs. D. R. Miller A Co., whose attention to their guests is unremitted. The rooms are as well furnished as those of any private hoase, and the table not to be excelled anywhere. The constant arrival and departure of the trains make it a lively spot. And now, after having spent a week or more with our friends the Millers, jump into the cars in the morning and go over toCresson, less than an hour's ride; away you go up the mountain at a speed equal to the level; and here you witness one of the most splendid specimens of engineering in the world—crossing a mountain in a rail road car, hitherto thought impossible until the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, determined to conquer every obstacle, "went and did it." Arriving near the summit, you go through a tunnel, and then
comes your descent on the other side. Ceessox Springs Is soon reached, and here yon have Art and Nature combined—a splendid hotel seated In the midst of the woods, admirable springs, one of pure water surrounded by almost a field of rhododendrons, which when in bloom add peculiar beauty to the scene. At a short distance from the hoase, through a beautiful walk winding through the woods, is the mineral spring celebrated the country round. Mr. G. W. Mullln is the courteous proprietor of the hotel, and those who have once paid him a visit need no other recommendation. The Cresson is a large house, and is surrounded by cottages, for families who wish to live out of the bustle of the hotel. We have not forgotten our bread and butter days, and therefore think that when these articles are good, and Mr. Mullin has them in perfection, one need not starve; but it is not only bread and butter that you get at the Cresson, for there Is the mountain mutton, which this house is celebrated for; but why particularize? Everythingthat the Philadelphia market affords, and some things that It does not, are found here in perfection. The scenery surroundings are majestic and beautiful, and a sojourn at this mountain house In the summer months is something akin to an earthly paradise.
A Youxa Lady, whom we can recommend, wishes a situation as governess in a family—one where the. children are young would be preferred—to teach Music and French, and the usual branches of an English education. Would have no objection to accept a situation as companion to a sick lady. Address Publisher Lady'* Book, Philadelphia.
We copy from a London paper the following:— Shawls Made From Hum Ax Hair.—Although tolerably well used to the wonders of modern enterprise and novel inventions, we confess that we have been rather taken by uurpri.se at the daring idea of a new manufacture of shawls from the extraordinary material of the human hair. We believe that application has been made to the committee of the Great Exhibition for spaoe to allow of the introduction of glass cases for the display of this singular product of the loom. Amongst the recommendations of these extraordinary shawls it is stated that they are warm, and light, and shining, and very durable, and that they resist the rain as well as any Mackintosh. Notwithstanding all these merits, doubts are entertained whether taste or prejudice may not be against them. The beautiful lustrous hair, which is a sort of glory to the female head, while it waves In silken tresses, becomes less admirable when humiliated from its post of honor, and It may be doubted whether, as the collected debris of a hairdresser's Bfdon, ladies might not shrink with distaste from wearing the mingled strands from many heads over their own shoulders. On the contrary side of the question, it must be remembered that most elegant ornaments are fabricated by those artists in hair, who seem to be born with a genius to the work; only these triumphs of ingenuity are prized as relics of friends beloved but lost. Time will show whether these shawls made from human hair will be patronized by the ladies.
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