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and flourishing State of Ohio now boasts of 12,064 sehools. J
Nearly $200,000 was paid by Ohio for eommon sehooi a in the >
year 1851." j
Sueh is the reeord; but there must be some mistake in 5
the figures. If the amount paid by the State be only \
$300,000, divided among 12,664 sehools, it would givo but a .
fraetion over fifteen dvllari to eaeh sehool. If the sum is, $
us we believe, nearly $2,000,000, it would only make an
average of about one hundred and 1ifty-eiyht dallan to eaeh
sehool. Is there any young man in our land, worthy of
being employed as a teaeher, who would serve as a sehool-
master for $158 per year! We may see from this how in-
dispensable it is to the sueeess of the eommon-sehool system,
that the young women of our eountry should be qualified
and ehiefly employed as instruetors of ehildren and youth.

Tite Mareiaoe RElation.—Addison has left on reeord the following important sentenee: '* Two persons who have ehosen eaeh other out of all the speeies, with the design to l>e eaeh other's mutual eomfort and entertainment, have in that aetion bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respeet to eaeh other's frailties and imperfeetions, to the end of their lires."

The Roman Women.—A writer in ajate reviow, speaking of the Roman women, and their influenee during the existenee of the kingdom, says: "From the time of the Sahines to Theodora's eonquest of Justinian, women seem to have been at the bottom of almost all the memorable events of Roman history. Lueretia, Virginia, Veturia, Fahia, the wife of Liefnins, who beeame, at her instigation, the first Plebeian Consul, are Illustrious examples of this; and, whatever may be the ehanges of manners and opinions, as Hume has well remarked, all nations, with one aeeord, point for the ideal of a virtuous matron, to the daughter of Seiplo, and the mother of the Graeehi.'* Who, then, will doubt the influenee of women!

The Mother.—It has been truly said: "The first Iwing

that rushes to the reeolleetion of a soldier or a sailor, in his;

heart's diffieulty, is his mother. She elings to his memory! and affeetion in the midst of all the forgetfulness and hardihood indueed by a roving life. The last message he

leaves is for her, his last whisper breathes her name. The \

mother, as she instils the lesson of piety and filial obliga- 1

tion into the heart of her infant son, should always feel \

that her labor is not in vain. She may drop into the i

grave; but she has left behind her influenee that will work 5

for her. The bow it broken, but the arrow is sped, and I

will do its offiee." J

Woman's Inrelleor.—Mr. Tlume, in his " History of Eng- S land." speaking at the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey, has < this memorable passage: "She had reeeived all her edura- \ tion with King Edward VI., and seemed to possess even a j grader faeility in aequiring every part of manly and elassieal literature." In the eonduet of her edueation, the prejudiees against the intelleetual eharaeter of the sex seem to have been forgotten; and history, as it reeords the moral worth of this unfortunate lady, at the same time bears high testimony of her intelleetual attainments.

In speaking also of Queen Elizabeth, a sovereign whose prineipal fault was her personal vanity—and great ram are not always devoid of this weakness of vanity—the same historian uses the following language: "Her vigor, her eonstaney, her vigilanee, penetration, and address, merit the highest praises. The wise ministers and able men that flourished during her reign, owed all of them their advaneement to her ehoiee, and, with all their en

deavors, were never able to obtain an undue aseendaney over her." This last assertion easts some doubt on the truth of the eommonly reeeived opinion eoneerning the vanity of Elizabeth. All the flattery those men eould offer her, never sueeeeded in misleading her judgment, or eontrolling her sense of the duties of bar station.

To Coreesponnents.—The following artieles are aeeepted: "NebuehadnexEar's Bream," "Presentiment," "Lines," "To the Evening Star," "The Faded Flower," " The Departed," "To the Faithless," "Away with Care," "The Twins," "Evening Thoughts," "The Newly Married," "Aliee Gray," " Lore's Elysinm," " The Miser," and " Memory's Dreams.*'

JVek.—Will the editor who sent us the poem eommeneing—

"Where are the light and happy hearts?"

have the goodness to send us his address! We have lost his letter, and eannot return the poem till we hear from him.

li Tho Chase" and " Lines" are neither of them quite perfeet , The pieees will do better for a nowspaper than for the " Lady's Book." They will be returned.

The following are deelined; several of these artieles are worth publishing, if we had room: "The Rainbow," "Lines to a Friend," " Patienee," "Bad Bargains," " The Return," "Twilight Musings," "The Widow's Prayer,"

"To H "A Seeret hidden in my heart," "Hope,**

"Songs of Trinmph," and "The Forsaken One."
Will F. E. F., of Now York, please let us hear from her!



Waterton, the naturalist, who, like Mango Park, and other bold adventurers into lands beyond the sea, passes for the fabrieator of half the marvels he was the first to witness, asserts that, whenever he eneountered an alligator tete-d-tfo in the wilderness, he used to leap on his haek, and ride the beast to death. This feat, so mueh diseredited by the stay-at-home erities, was an aet of neither bravery nor braggartry. but of neeessity. Either the man or the alligator must have had tho upper hand. 11 a faUa opttr.

Just so are we situated with regard to the world. Either we must leap upon its haek, strike our spur into its panting sides, and, in spite of its sealy defenees, eompel it to obey our glowing will, or the animal will mangle us with its feroeious jaws, and pursue its way towards its refuge in the eool waters, leaving us expiring in the dust . Either the world or the individual must obtain tho upper hand. Happy he who hath the genins and presenee of mind of a Waterton!

The greatest diffieulty experieneed nowadays in aeeomplishing the subjugation of the brute, is to get it on fivit, with the viow of mounting. Lazy and over-fed, it lies ruminating, half lost amid the springing grass of its fertile mradows. like a Cheshire eow, whieh, when roused by an oeeasional impulse of friskiness, goes eumbrously frolitking round the pastures, without aim or end. save that of J Its own eork-serowed tail, only to subside anow lnto the j apathetie torpor of obesity. What is to bo done with sueh j a world! A priek less penetrating than that of a goad will I not awaken it from ib. luxurious and self-suifieing rumina! tions; nay. a stunning blnw between the horns is ahso\ lutely indispensable to overmaster its huge, heavy, and * powerful organization.


Between tbo somnolenee and selfishness of the applauding elasses, eejebrity has beeome a thing of yesterday I There is neither eourage nor energy left in the world to engender a great reputation. As of old the gods deserted Greeee, great men are deserting Great Britain.



What is tbo best of all possible things to be taught? Mor vt Noonness. That respeets Gon and man; God first, and man seeond. To infuse into the mind of a ehild, therefore, love and fear towards God—the perfeet—in wisdom, goodness, justiee, and power—the Creator; Benefaetor, and Saviour, the seeret Witness and the Judge—this is of all teaehing the very best. But it eannot be aeeomplished merely in set times and by set phrases; it sbould mingle In all the teaeher's desires and aetions. The ehild imblbes it when he sees that the instruetor feels and aets on it himself. When the youth is untruthful, when he wounds his eompanion in body, in mind, in eharaeter, or in property, then sbow him that his offenee is against God; that you are God's ministers to enforee his laws, and must do your duty. Be thus mindful in all sineerity, judge eorreetly, adopt no subterfuge, pretend not to think the ehild is better than he is, but deal plainly and truly, tbough lovingly, with him; then his moral approhation will go with you, tbough it sbould be against himself, and even if eireumstanees require you to punish him. The voiee of eonseienee residing in his heart is as the voiee of God; and, if you invariably interpret that voiee with eorreetness and truth, the ehild will submit and obey you naturally and affectionately. But, if your government is unjust or eaprieious, If you punish one day what you pass over or approve another, the dissatisfied ehild will naturally rebel.

Next to moral goodness is Health Ann Staennth, soundness of bodg and of mind. This, like the former, is not what ean be taught at set times, and in set phrases; but it must never be lost right of. It must regulato the measure and the kind of exereise required of the ehild, both bodily and mental, as well as his diet, air, and aeeommodations. The regular routine of sebool duties eonsists in teaehing aets for the praetiee of future life; or seienees in whieh the useful or ornamental arts find their first prineiples; and great skill is required of tbo teaeher in assigning to eaeh pupil an order of studies suitable to his age, and then seleeting sueh books and modes of teaehing as shall make a little time go far.



Instauetoas are not, perhaps, aware bow mueh the art of eomposition is kept from being developed In ehildren by petty eritieism. Children have a great deal to eontend with in the attempt to express their tboughts. In the first plaee, they find it more diffieult than better-trained minds do to preserve their tboughts in their memory. For the meehanieal labor of bolding the pen, of seeing to the spelling, of pointing, and all sueh details, interferes with the purely mental effort. And even when all this is mastered, and they express original tbought, it is like putting out a part of themselves, and they are intensely alive to its reeeption in proportion to its real originality; and, If it la misunderstood, or its garb eritieized, they shrink more than they would at a rude physieal toueh, and will be very mueh tempted to suppress their own tboughts on another oootr

i sion, and only attempt tbo eommonplaees, for whieh they ? have heard expressions.

i For there seems to be, in all finely attempered spirits, a i natural modesty, sometimes even a shrinking delieaey, \ whieh instinetively forblds exposure of tbo invisible exeri eises of the mind and heart, exeept to the eye of a generous 5 liberality aDd a tender love: and it is only time for reflee\ tion and a fully realized faith, whieh gives the strength of j mind that may separate the sense of personality from the \ expression of general truth and beauty, and make elear and J possible to them the duty of reposing on the intrinsie j worth of what is said, and at all events frankly to express ; themselves.

> And is there not a beautiful eause for the modesty of ; ehildbood and genius? Is not the ideal, In these instanees,

more vivid, to whieh their own aetual ereation is so painful j a eontrast, that, if they are foreed to attend to the diserei paney, they are diseouraged? It has been remarked that . the first essays of high genius are seldom in perfeet taste,

> but exhiblt ''tbo disproportions of the ungrown giant." J This ean be easily explained. Genius is apt to feel most J deeply the infinite, and, never losing sight of even theee \ eonneetions whieh it does not express, is unaware of the j Imperfeetions of what is seen by others, whieh is only a

part of what is ereated in its own being, But, if left to a natural development, and unhindered by internal moral evil, the mind always works itself out to perfeet forms; while premature eritieism mildews the flower, aud blasts the promised fruit.

This ease of gonius is not irrelevant. Intellectual edueation, as an art, is an embodiment of all tbose laws and means whieh the development of genius manifests to be the best atmosphere for the produetion of ereative power. For all minds are to be eherished by the same means by whieh genius is developed. In the first plaee, we never know but we have genius to deal with among our pupils, and sbould therefore always make our plan with referenee to it; knowing that the smallest degree of mind is also '^ benefited in its due proportion by the diseipline whieh brings out the highest, and is eertainly quenehed by tbose proeesses from whieh genius suffers. It would not perhaps be going too far to say, that the period of sebool edueation is too early a period for critieism on any original produetion. There is only one fault whieh may be exeepted from this rule, and that is affeetation, a style whieh proeeeds from want of the sentiment of truth. Even this, bowever, sbould not be taken up as literary blunder, but as moral evil, of whieh it is an expression, quite as mueh as affeetation of manners and want of veraeity.



Ask not of me, love, what is love?

Ask what is good of God above;

Ask of tbo great sun what is light:

Ask what is darkness of the night;

Ask sin of what may be forgiven; i Ask what is happiness of Heaven;

i Ask what is folly of the erowd;

Ask what is fashion of the shroud;

Ask what Is sweetness of thy kiss; i Ask of thyself what beauty is—

And, if they eaeh should answer " II"

Let me, too, join them with a sigh.

Oh, let ma pray my life may prove,

When thus with thee, that I am love!

Citeraru Notiees.

From Blaseuarr A Lea, Philadelphia:—

LECTURES ON ANCIENT niSTORY, from the Earliest Times to the taking of Alexandria by Oetavianus. Comprising the History of the Asiatie Nations, the E0yptians, Greeks, Maeedonians, and Qtrihaginians. By B.G. Niubuhr. Translated from the German edition of Dr. Mareus Niebuhr, by Dr. Leonhard Sehnritp, P. R. S. E., Reetor of the High Sehool of Edinburgh. With additions and eorreetions from his own MS. notes. In three volumes. These leetures, whieh established a golden reputation for the author during his life, embraee some of the most important aequisitions that hare been made to aneient history in our own times; proving, indeed, that mueh of the past still remains to be developed and authentieated through the zeal and industry of modern investigation. The title of the work, as we havo transeribed it, will be suffieiently explieit to attraet the attention, and to eommend these volumes to the eonsideration of students of history, and to all sueh readers as love to seareh out and eontemplate the motives and aetions of men in the remote ages of the world.

OUTLINES OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. By Thomas B. Shaw, B. A., Professor of English Literature in the Imperial Alexander Lyeeum of St. Petershurg. A now Ameriean edition. With sketehes of Ameriean literature by Heary T. Tuekerman, author of " Charaeteristies of Literature," ete. This is a work whieh will naturally eommend itself to the pernsal of every person who desires to be wellinformed in relation to the progress of English literature in Britain and in the United States.

THE CLASSICAL MANUAL: an Epitomt of Aneient Geography, Greek and Roman Mythology, Antiquities, and Chronology. Chiefly intended for the use of sehools. Compiled by James S. S. Balrd, Trinity College, Dublin, Assistant Classieal Master, King's Sehool, Gloueester. The objeet of the author has been to elueidate the Greek and Roman authors usually read in the junior forms of our sehools.

From C. 0. Hennerson A Co., Philadelphia :— A NEW AND IMPROVED STANDARD FRENCH AND ENGLISH AND ENGLISH AND FRENCH DICTIONARY. By A. O. Collot. pp. 1324. We think this the most eomplete and thoroughly useful work of the kind ever published in our eountry. Sueh a one was needed. The long and sueeessful experienee of the author in teaehing languages gives assuranee that he has well studied the diffieult subjeet he undertook; his great learning and perseveriu^ talents may be estimated by the able manner in whieh he has performed it . Those who study Freneh without a master, as many do, will find this dietionary an indispensable assistant; and, as a family referenee, its good print and large type will insure it favor. The publishers have dona their part liberally, and deserve, as does the author, the liberal patronage of the publie.

«SOP IN RHYME; or, Old Friends in a Nmo Dress. By Marmaduke Park. This very beautiful edition of the fables of the Phrygian dwarf is another proof of the powor of genins. The wealth of Croesus has not left a traee of its possessor on earth; but the writings of his servant, /Esop, are now equal to gold in the hands of their publishers, and better than gold in those of their readers. The volume before us is a ehoiee speeimen of art for ehildren, beeause the engravings are really good. A prettier gift book for the young will rarely be found.

( From LrmneoTT, G Rax Ro A Co. (sueeessors to Grigg 4

I Elliot), No. 14 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia :—

i WAYEIJLEY NOVELS. Abbotsford Edition. Volume 2.

l "The Blaek Dwarf."

| From Charles Serirner, Now York, through Lippiheort,

J Gram Ro £ Co., Philadelphia :—


? Sigourney, will be reeeived by wise and tasteful readers as

j among the literary gems of our eountry. This book is not

\ only historieally instruetive, but riehly attraetive, reeom

\ mended by great beauty of style and purity of sentiment,

\ and by the Teuth of its representations. The brief sketeh

\ of William Penn eontained in these '* Examples of Life and Death," affords us an exquisite summary of his remark

: able eharaeter, suffieient of itself to give value to this vol

; umo in the estimation of our fellow-eitizens. In the most

z eondensed form, Mrs. Sigourney presents us with an unde

\ niable refutation of Maeaulay's ealumnies of a man, the

\ faete of whose whole life prove the saerifiee he made in at

\ testation of the holiness of his praetiee and prineiples. We

\ would partieularly eommend the beautiful outline of

5 Moniea's life to every mother.

i From Geor0e P. Pltsah, No. 10 Park Plaee, New York,

( through Lippinoort, Orameo A Co., Philadelphia:—

> ROUGHING IT IN THE BUSH; or, Lift in Canada. By j Mrs. Moodie. Parts first and seeond. Priee 25 eents eaeh. I Theso amusing volumes are uniform with "Putnam's S Semi-Monthly Library for Travellers and the Fireside." It \ is but just to add, however, that the reader will find somej thing more than amusement in these volumes. Mrs.

Moodie is known as a lady of more than ordinary genins

} and attainments, as a writer of poetry as well as prose.

> From Harper A Brothers, Now York, through Liirsat 4

S Blariston, Philadelphia:—


* NARCHY IN FRANCE. By Alphonse De Lamartine, au

. thor of the " History of tho Girondists." Volume 2. We

! have nothing to add to the general notiee made of this

'work on the appearanee of the first volume.

j MARCO PAUL S VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. By Jaeob Abbott. Mareo's travels in Now York, on the Erie Canal,

<i in Maine, in Vermont, in Boston, and his visit to Spring

j field Armory, are embraeed in four neat little volumes,

< handsomely illustrated. They eontain a great deal of information, in an agreeable form, for young readers.

t From Gouln A Lnroour, Boston, through W. B. Zlerer,

} Philadelphia:—

l CHAMBERS'S POCKET MISCELLANY. Vol. 3. We are always sure that a work from the Messrs. Chambers

< will be instruetive as well as interesting. This series now j in eourse of publieation keeps up the eredit of the house, ! and does eredit to tho taste of those who prepare It for the ; Ameriean publie.

j From J. 8. Redptelr, Clinton Hall, Nsw York, through

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> LAND. By Heury William Herbert, author of "The Cavai liers of England." This volume eontains twenty-four distinet stories, written in Mr. Herbert's animated and fasei

) nating style, and deseriptive of men and manners in a most

i interesting period of tho world.


< A now and beautiful edition.

From Bonee A Baorhea, New York, through T. B. PereaSon, Philadelphia:—

WHITEFRIARS; or, U* Dags of Charles the Seeond. An historieal romanee. With original illustrations by Chapin. Complete in one volume. Priee 5O eents. We have had no time to look into this book of 237 pages, but observe that it has been pronouneed the best historieal romanee sinee


From Lonn A Bsorheas. New YorK :—

THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF HARRY RACKET SCAPEGRACE. This is a romanee whieh will greatly interest the reader, from the faet that its pietures of real life are drawn with a master pen; and, altbough tbose pietures are not always pietures of virtue, they have blended with them sueh exeellent moral eontrasts as will render them salutary lessons to ingenuous minds. The name of "Harry Raeket Seapegraee," we admit, is rather indieative of a work of low origin; but the most sensitive have nothing to apprehend on that seore, for the language Is ehaste, and the sentiments ineuleated by the autbor sueh as might he plaeed witbout danger before every elass of readers, while the wild and exeiting adventures of the hero are eandidly and justly traeed to their true sourees. The work is published as a eompanion to u Frank Falrlegh." It has several illustrations. Priee 50 eents.

BEN BRACE. By Captain Chamler, autbor of the " Life of a Sailor," ete. Illustrated. This work has been very fairly ranked with the best nautieal works of Cooper and Marryatt, by tbose wbo are eapable of judging of the truthfulness of life and its ineidents on the oeean. Priee 50 eents.

THE ONWARD AGE: an Anniversarg Poem, reeited befurt the " Young Men's Mereantile Librarg Assoeiation of Cineinnati," in bonor of its Eighteenth Anniversarg. By T. Buehanan Read. This Is a very beautiful and a very sensible poem on the subjeet of progress, by a gentleman wbo has, by his perseveranee and industry, made great progress, not only as an artist, but as a poet. There are but few, indeed, of the readers of the Philadelphia periodieals wbo are not familiar with the name and works of the amiable poet and exeellent artist, T. Buehanan Read.

From J Ames Munaoe A Co., Boston and Cambridge:—

A SELECTION OF ENGLISH SYNONYMS. First Ameriean edition, from the seeond London edition. Revised and enlarged. This work has reeeived high praise from the British erities. The greatest fault found against it is Its brevity. Is not this rather a merit > A great book ean never beeome, as this may, the poeket eompanion of the sebolar. And, what is of more Importanee in our eountry, men of business ean spare time to study this treatise, and thus Improve their preeision in the use of language; and women will be inelined to perfeet their knowledge of words, whieh it is their department to teaeh, in the first Instanee, to eaeh " rising generation." We think the book will be found very useful.

THE OLD ENGAGEMENT. A Srinster's Storg. By Julia Day. There are so many novels nowadays, that It is not very easy to find diseriminating phrases to sot forth their different style and air. But this is a simple story of domestie life, and tbose wbo are pleased with an easy, uupretending book will enjoy it.

THE UNIVERSITY SPEAKER: a Cvlleetion of Pieees designed for QMegt Exereises in Dee5amatum and Reeitation. With Suggestions on Vie Appropriate Eloeution of Partieular Passages, By William Russell. Another of a series of Reading Books, Ae. Ae . There is little need of urging the elaims of any work by this auther on publie attention.

\ His high standing as a teaeher of eloeution gives him

\ autbority as a writer on the art. But the groat variety of

■ eboiee extraets hero presented makes the book of interest | for the family eirele as well as for the eollege.

\ From Litvle, Baown A Co., Boston:—

REVIEW OF LORD MAHON'S HISTORY OF TnE { AMERICAN REVOLUTION. From the " North Ameriean j Review" for July, 1863.

J From D. Appleton A Co., New York :—

LITTLE PEDLINGTON AND THE PEDL1NGTONIANS. j By John Poole. As indieated by the name and autborship, \ these two volumes of the "Popular Library" are satirieal j sketehes of life and soeiety; but rarely do we find satire so \ well sustained, or so little poisoned with personal bltterj ness. Sbooting "folly as it flies" seems the autbor's pur; pose, and the arrow is keen and glittering, and always : reaehes the mark. It is so full of good things, that we { eould quote the wbole, page by page; but we must satisfy ! ourselves and our readers, if possible, after the fashion of little Jaek Horner, extraeting a plum here and there.

The ehronieler of" Little Pedlington" had travelled; had exhausted nearly every plaee of summer resort, when the beauties of this delightful village were brought under his notiee by the "Guide-Book of Felix Hoppy, Esq.," and be as suddenly resolves to visit so Utopian a paradise, where illness, diseontent, envy, and, indeed, every ill that flesh is heir to, would seem to be forever hanished. But, alas! "Little Pedlington" proves to be an epitome of the great j world! Soeial, literary, seientifie, and artistie humbugging

< are rife. Take, for Instanee, the newly-diseovered medieinal 1 spring in the Vale of Hentsh, ye patrons of "aeid water" ! and " eod-liver oil:"—

j "Taken to the extreme eomer of the vale. A nmn busy I planting trees and shrubs about a deep bole. Wondered \ what that was for. Informed by Hobbleday that Doetors \ Dreneh and Drainum—their eelebrated physieians, and the j proprietors of that portion of the ground—had had the t good fortune to diseover there a mineral spring, of the

nastiest water you ever put to your lips. 'I've tasted it,' \ eontinued Hobbleday; 'enough to poison a dog t So it will J be the making of the plaee, as they say. But what is to , beeome of Cheltenham, Harrow gate, TunltHdge Wells, and • sueh plaees? However, poor devils, that 'a their affair I* \ Faneied I smelt something like the detestable odor of a '< tanyard. Peeped through the window of a small shed, the { door of whieh was fastened by a strong padloek. Saw a i box of sulphur, a eouple of hags of iron filings, a pile of

stale red-herrings, some raw-hide eut into strips, and a ; quantity of hark, sueh as the tanners use. Wondered 5 what that was for."

< The press has also Its elever hits. The astonishing amiabllity of the family where,

j "In order that things may be toujours tranqudle,
\ They seldom express themselves just as they feel,"

< Is only to be equalled by the peaeeful spirit of the u Little i Pedlington Weekly Observer," so pithily set forth In the j motto—

j "All parties to please, and all differenee to smother \ What in one line we state, we retraet in another;"

1 but that surely ean have no referenee to the professedly

< neutral prints of the day. And here are the advantages of taking "a newspaper, set forth in a most unanswerable atyle :—

"'And pray, Mr. Yawkins,' said I, 'whieh, in your opinion, la the greater aetor of the two!'

"'Why really, sir,' said he,' that is a question whieh it is utterly impossible to answer. When I had bat one paper to read—the " Observer"—I was eonvineed that Waddle was the better; but, sinee the "Dietator" has been established, and the preferenee given to Souxel, I am greatly perplexed.'

"'But have you no opinion of your own?' inquired I, with some degree of astonishment .

"'An opinion of my own! Bless me, sir, what an extraordinary question! What is the use of reading a newspaper, if one is to be at the trouble of thinking for one's self after alU'"

We eommend the unquestioning faith of Mr. Yawkins to the reading publie generally.

Here is a shet at the misnomers now beeoming so frequent with us, as well as in England :—

"' Why, then, does the gallant eolonel eall his plaee an abbey V I inquired.

"' First,' gravely replied Hobbled ay, 'beeause it's the fashion; and, seeondly, beeause it's a small, square, redbriek bouse, standing in a eabhage garden.'

"The seeond, being as good a reason as is frequently to be found for niek-naming residenees, of similar pretensions, manors, abbeys, plaees, and eastles, I was satisfied with it."

The drama has a large share of our autbor's notiee; the fine arts, and the rivalry between the votaries of eaeh, are eapitally portrayed. We sbould like room for the portrait of the immortal Daubeon, wbo requests a eandid eritieism of his pietures, whereupon the following feeling refleetion is introdueed :—

"Can a more agreeable task be assigned to you than that of delivering to an artist, an autbor, or, indeed, to anybody, a eandid opinion of his produetions, espeeially if, in the exsess of your eandor, you temper a hundred weight of praise with but one little grain of eensure f Let mine enemy walk through the rooms of the Royal Aeademy even, in arm with an exhibltor, and try it, that's all."

But we have room only for an outline portrait of the present style of progress-women, whieh, we are quite sure, ean give no offenee to any wbo are our friends. The eant has made rapid strides sinee the portrait was penned, yet the ehief eharaeteristies are identieal:—

"* Maseuline-minded ereature I' exelaimed Hoppy, with a gesture of admiration.

"'Thinks for herself on all points, moral,politieal, and soeial 1' exelaimed Rummfns.

'"Not a prejudiee remaining!' responded the M. C; 'and has no more rtUgion than a horse I *"

A STEP FROM THE NEW WORLD TO THE OLD, AND BACK AGAIN. With Tboughts of the Good and Evd in Both. By Henry P. Tappan, Sinee it has beeome but"a step from the New World to the Old," it is one whieh everybody feels bound to take, and to give the publie the benefit of their observations. We weleome our friend, set down in Chestnut Street, eleven days from Liverpool. "Were you at Rome?" "Oh yes, eertainly, four days!" Time was when four mouths was little time enough to devote to the Eternal City. Mr. Tappan has managed to "do" Europe almost as speedily, and does not hesitate to give us his individual opinion on all subjeets; now moralising, and now predieting. But, having some freshness of thought and feeling, it Is, in a measure, imparted to the familiar seenes whieh he deseribes, in the two elegantly printed volumes.

THE DAYS OF BRUCE. A Storg from. Scottish Historg, By Graee Aguilar. The death of this gifted girl has given to the publie several posthumous publieations, edited by her mother. We eonsider the " Days of Bruee" among the best. It is true to history; the stirring seenes of the Seot

1 tlsh war being sketehed with vigor, partieularly the erown

j Ing of Bruee at Seone, the taking of Kildrummie Castle,

> and the ever-eelebrated hattle of Bannoekburn. Through

< this runs a vein of romanee, developing several beautiful \ imaginary eharaeters, exeeedingly well drawn. It will j take the plaee of the *' Seottish Chiefs" with the present \ generation.

5 TIME AND TIDE; or, Strive and Win. By A. S. Roe.

< auther of "James Mentjoy," ete . etc We have a speeial I word of eommendation fur this little volume, the more so

< that, remembering its sketehy, unartistie predeoessors, we \ expeeted little from ft . We eongratulate the autbor nn a \ rapid advanee, both in management of plot and detail. i The story is of Ameriean life, a natural, beautiful pieture s of the faith aud feeling still remaining among men in the < quiet of eountry life, while the tale of a eity's trials and 5 temptations for the young is warningly set forth. Many

< of the eharaeters are well drawn, and the general moral is unexeeptionable.

All the above publieations of Messrs. Appletou reaeh us through Henderson of this eity.


From Robert E. Peterson A Ccs N. W. eorner of Fifth and Areh Streets, Philadelphia: "The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Amerieans, with Biographieal Sketehes; eontaining upwards of one hundred and twenty engraved portraits of the most eminent persons whe have oeeupied a plaee in the history of the United States." No. 1. Priee 25 eents. Containing three portraits of General Washington, and one of Martha Washington.

From T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia: "The Illustrated Old St . Paul's: a Tale of the Plague and the Fire." By William Harrison Alnsworth. The only eomplete edition ever published. From Harper & Brothers, New York, through Lindsay &

I Blakiston, Philadelphia: "Pietorial Field Book of the Revolution." No. 25. Priee 25 eents.—"The Bleak House." By Charles Diekens. No. 5. Priee 12% eents.—" The Mother at Home; or, the Prineiples of Maternal Duty familiarly illustrated." By John 8. C. Abbott, autbor of " The Child at Home," "Josephine," "Maria Antoinette," etc Very greatly improved and enlarged, with numerous engravings.—" London Labor and London Poor." Part 20.

j Priee 12% eents.

To Make A Fink Custann Punniko, mix by degrees a pint of good milk with a large spoonful of flour, the yolki of five eggs, some orange-flower water, and a little pounded einnamon. Butter a hasin that will exaetly bold it , pour the hatter in, and tie a floured eloth over it: put in boiling water over the fire, and turn it about five minutes to prevent the egg going to one side. Half an bour will boil it .

To Paomove The Gaowth Os The Haia when it bd-omes thin, try the following: Eau de eologne, two ounees; tineture of eantharides, two draehms; oil of rosemary and oil of lavender, of eaeh ten drops.

'. To Clean Mothsbvo'-peakl, wash in whiting and water. Soap destroys the brillianey.

Paevious to the reign of Charles TUT., the queens of Franee wore white upon the death of their hushands, and were thus ealled " Reines blanehes" On the death of tha* monareh, the mourning was ehanged to blaek.

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