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Tnts flower requires five petals to form it, two violet and three yellow; one of the latter must be larger than the rest, and of a deeper eolor. All the wool must be split.

For the violet petals, east on ten stitehes on two needles, five on eaeh; fold the two needles so as to bring the last stiteh behind the first, and doubleknit a pieee of rather more than half an ineh in length, taking one stiteh from one needle, and one from the other throughout eaeh row. When you take the needles out, run the wool through them with a rug needle, and pass a pieee of double wire through the little hag whieh the knitting has formed, eateh it at the top and sides to keep it in form, draw up the other end, and twist tho wires together after having shaped the wire to tho form of the petal. Tho yellow petals are knitted in the same way, the largest requires twelve stitehes, and the last four or six rows must be done with violet wool, to form the dark spot at the top. The two smaller yellow petals only require eight stitehes, with two or four rows of violet at the top; twist tho wires of the five petals together, and eover the stem with green wool; a eross stiteh, like herring-bone, should be mado with green wool, where the petals join in the middle of tho flower.


Thread a needle with whole green wool, fasten this on the stem, at the haek of the flower, and take a herring stiteh at the haek of eaeh petal, making the stiteh rather long, and leaving the wool loose. The bud is formed by making a little tuft of yellow, violet, and green wool, mixed together; fix it on a pieee of wire by erossing tho wool over, and twisting the wire very tight, turn tho ends of the wool down the wire, and fasten them at about a quarter of an ineh down, by twisting some green split wool round, with whieh tho little stem must bo also eovered.


Cast on three stitehes.

Knit one row, purl one row, then

Ist row.—Make one, knit one throughout tho row.

2d.—Make one, purl the row.

3d.—Make one, knit three, make one, knit one, make one, knit two.

4th.—Make one, purl the row.

Mi.—Make one, knit five, make one, knit one, make one, knit six.

6th.—Make one, purl the row.

7fft.—Cast oft", or fasten off, three stitehes, knit three, make one, knit one .

j 8(7i.—Cast off three stitehes, purl the row.

j 9th.—Make one, knit five, make one, knit one,

\ make one, knit four.

S 10th.—Make one, purl the row.

) 11th.—Make one, knit seven, make one, knit one,

j make one, knit six.

12(1.—Make one, purl the row.

13th.—Fasten off three stitehes, knit tho remainder.

Hth.—Fasten off three stitehes, purl the rest. 15th.—Knit six, make one, knit one, make one, knit six.

16(4.—Purl the row.

17th.—Knit seven, make one, knit one, make one, knit six.

18(7i.—Purl the row. >

19f4.—Fasten off three stitehes, knit four, make one, knit one, make one, knit seven.

20th.—Cast off three stitehes, purl tho row.

21st.—Knit six, make one, knit one, make one, knit five.

22d.—Purl the row.

23d.—Knit seven, make one, knit one, make one, j knit six.

24th.—Purl the row. j 25(4.—Cast off three stitehes, knit remainder, j 26th.—Cast off three stitehes, purl remainder, j 27(4.—Knit row plain. I 28(1.—Purl the row plain, j 29(4.—Knit row plain.

< 30th.—Purl row plain.

j Slt(.—Cast off two, knit remainder, j 32d.—Cast off two, purl remainder.

33d.—Knit row plain.

S4th.—Purl row. ! 3bth.—Knit row plain. j S6th.—Purl row plain.

31th.—Cast off two, knit remainder. S 38(4.—Cast off two, purl remainder.

Fasten off the two last stitehes.

It is on this prineiple that all kinds of indented s leaves are made; by knitting more rows with inerease between the eastings off, they are made broadj er; by working more rows between the eastings off, j they are made longer; and by easting off more ! stitehes at a time, the indentations are made deeper; j so that the endless variety of natural leaves may be j eopied without diffieulty.

Having oompleted the leaves, some wire must be i sown neatly round, following tho turnings of tht

< leaf exaetly; and for the larger ones, it will be better to sow a double wire in the eentro of the leaf at

j the haek, whieh will eoneeal the openings left by . tho inerease of stitehes.

! One or two flowers, with a bud, and two or three [ leaves, are suifieient for a small braneh.

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Ip knitted in good size China silk, it does weil to ornament eaps or bonnets.

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Four ealyx are required for eaeh flower j east on eight stitehes with erimson tplit wool.

l#f row.—Knit plain. 2d.—Purl.

3i/.—Knit plain, 4fA.—Purl.

bth.—Make one, knit two; repeat to the end of row.

v 6rt.—Purl. | 7th.—Knit plain. 8<A.—Purl. 9th.—Knit plain. 10tA.—Purl. llfA.—Knit plain. 12th.—Purl.

13th.—Make one, knit three; repeat to the end of row.


15th.—Make one, knit four; repeat. ,

17fA.—Make one, knit five to the end of row.

18tA.—Knit six stitehes, turn haek and purl the same (leaving the rest of the stitehes on the needle). Continue knitting and purling the six stitehes until you have six small rows; then deerease one stiteh, knit four; next row, deerease ono, purl three, knit a row plain; then deerease one, purl two; lastly slip one, knit two together, turn the slipped stiteh over, fasten the wool by putting it through the last stiteh. This eompletes one division of the ealyx. Break off the wool, leaving about a yard on the work, in order neatly to earry down the wool to the stitehes, whieh are still on the needle. Then, with the same wool, knit six more stitehes, whieh must be done espeeially as the first, forming the seeond division, and with the same wool knit the third and fourth, whieh finishes the ealyx.

Sew a hit of fino wire (with the same split wool) round the end of eaeh division, and the ends of the wire must be sown two by two on the inside of the flower before it is sown up.


The eorolla is small in the Fuehsia, and less apparent than the ealyx. The eolor of the wool must be either purple or dark puee.

Cast on eight stitehes.

let row.—Knit plain.


3d.—Make one, knit two; repeat througheut the row.


5th.—Knit plain.


1th.—Make ono, knit throe; througheut the row.


9th.—Knit plain.


5 11/A.—Knit foui stitehes, turn haek, deerease one, j purl two, and finish by slipping one, knitting two j together, turning the slipped stiteh ovor, and putj ting the wool through the loop; bring the wool \ down the edge in the same way as for the ealyx, j and knit the seeond, third, and fourth divisions like

< the first . Sew a hit of wire round the edge, follow

< ing the sinuosities of the work, and sew the two edges together.

The pistil and stamen ean be made like the lily, j but very mueh finer and smaller; but a simpler and ; easier methed is, to stiffen some pale green, or white

< sewing eotton, with gum, and eut eight pieees of it, \ of about five or six inehes long, for the stamen, and \ ono hit rather longer for the pistil; tie them toj gether, and dip the longest in gnm, and then in { some green powder, or wool eut as fine as powder, : and the rest, first in gum, and then immediately in 5 yellow powder, or wool eut as fino, whieh will an\ swer quite as well for the purpose. Mount your j flower, by plaeing the stamens and pistil inside the * eorolla, and that too within the ealyx, suffieiently

low to shew the eorolla slightly; sew the open side of the ealyx, and twist all the stalks together, eovering the little stem with green wool.


Cast on four stitehes, knit one row plain, purl one row.

3d row.—Make one stiteh, knit ono througheut the row. 4tA.—Purl. 5fA.—Knit plain. 6fA.—Purl.

7th.—Make one, knit two througheut the row.


9tA.—Knit plain.


Then gather all the stitehes with a rug needle, make a little hall of red wool, put a hit of wire aeross it, fold over, and twist the wire quite tight, eover the little hall with the pieee just knitted, sew j the opening neatly, and gather up the stitehes at j the stem, whieh must be eovered with erimson wool.


< Cast on three stitehes, knit, and purl alternate 1 rows, inereasing one stiteh at the beginning of eaeh 5 row until the loaf is of the breadth desired (about

< seven stitehes for the smallest, and fourteen or |ix; teen stitehes for the largest); then knit and purl

< four rows witheut inerease, and begin to deerease in : every row, until you have but three stitehes left, : whieh knit as one, and fasten off. Sew a fine wire ; round the leaves, leaving a small hit at the end as a : stalk, and also a fine wire doubled, at the haek of ; the leaf, in the eentre, whieh will keep it in shape.

j Several shades and sizes of leaves are required, as

j also several buds and flowers, to form a handsome

:, braneh.


"Festivals, when duly observed, attaeh men to the eivil and religious institutions of their eountry; it is an evil, therefore, when they fall into disuse. Who is there who does not reeolleet their effeet upon himself in early life P— Souturv.

The Ameriean people have two peeuliar festivals, eaeh eonneeted with their history, and therefore of great importanee ln giving power and distinetness to their nationality.

The Foeeth Op Jelr Is the exponent of independenee and eivil freedom. Thanrs0ivin0 Dav is the national pledge of Christian faith in God, aeknowledging him as the dispenser of blessings. These two festivals should be joyfully and universally observed throughout our whole eountry, and thus ineorporated in our hablts of thought as inseparable from Ameriean life.

Our Independenee Day is thus eelebrated. Wherever an Ameriean is found, the Fourth of July is a festival; and those nations who sit in ehains and darkness feel that there is hope even for them, when the Ameriean flag is raised in the trinmph of freedom. Would not the light of liberty be dimmed were this observanee to eease?

Thanksgiving Day is a festival of anefent date in Now England, being established there soon after the settlement of Boston. The observanee has been gradually extending; and, for a few years past, efforts have been made to have a fixed day, whieh shall be universally observed throughout our whole eountry. The " Lady's Book" was the pioneer in this endeavor to give unity to the idea of Thanksgiving Day, and thus make it a national observanee.

The last Thursday ln November was seleeted as the day, on the whole, most appropriate. Last year, twenty-nine States, and all the Territories, united in the festival. This year, we trust that Virginia and Vermont will eome into this arrangement, and that the Governors of eaeh and all the States and Territories will appoint Thursday, the 2bth of Novembrr, at the Day of Thanksgicing.

The year 1852 would thus be an era from whieh to date the establishment of this national festival; and heneeforth, wherever an Ameriean is found, the last Thursday in November would be the Thanksgiving Dny. Families may be separated so widely that personal reunion would be Impossible; still this festival, like the Fourth of July, will bring every Ameriean heart into harmony with his home and his eountry. The influenee of sueh an Ameriean festival on foreigners would also be salutary, by showing them that our people aeknowledge the Lord as our God. In our own wide land, from the St. John's to the Rio Grande, and from the Atlantie to the Paeifie Oeean, every heart would, on one day in eaeh year, beat in unison of enjoyment and thankfulness.

Therefore, we hope to witness this year the first of these national festivals.

Delusions.—It is a mortifying faet that people love to be deeeived. Many ehoose to live in darkness when the light is all around them: it would seem impossible they should be thus blind, did we not have the evidenee of their folly before us. How any sane person ean put faith in spirit tappings, and the manifestations made by the eunning speeulators in this now way of divination, is a greater mar

I vel than any the medinma have pretended to set forth. But

i there is one eonsolation. The folly and wiekedness of

I these delusions are harmless and weak eompared with

> those that resulted from the witeheraft mania of 1092.

| During that sad year, the delusion had its beginning and

? ending, so far as the tragie drama was enaeted. It opened

i in the following manner: Near the elose of the month of

! February, 1692, two little girls in the family of the Bev.^

\ Mr. Parris, Elisabeth, his daughter, aged nine, and Ablgail

j Williams, his nieee, about twelve years of age, together

\ with a young girl of the neighborhood, named Ann Put

j nam, began to aet in a strange and unaeeountable manner.

\ They would ereep into holes, and under benehes and ehairs.

( and put themselves into odd postures, make antie gestures.

| and utter loud outeries, and ridieulous, ineoherent, and

? unintelligible expressions. The attention of the family

j was arrested. No aeeount or explanation of the eonduet of

5 the ehildren eould be given, and so physieians were ealled

> in and eonsulted. One < f these sapient men gave It as his ! opmion that the ehildren were bewitehed I From this en\ eouragement,the delusion went on gathering strength and i power in its frightful eourse, till the lives of twenty bono\ eent persons, aeeused of witeheraft, had been saerifieed, a <! number of others eondemned, and over three hundred had

> suffered, more or less severely, from imprisonment, or by fleeing from their homes.

\ Sueh seenes eannot be re-enaeted. The rappers may tak e

, money from their dupes; they eannot toueh those who re

'fuse to be deluded by their mummeries. Thus we find our

i people have made sensible progress during the last one

\ hundred and sixty years. Still the tendeney of mind.

< whieh puts faith in marvels of human invention, while rejeeting God's Word as the only rule of moral and spiritual

v enlightenment, is still witnessed; and the sel1Uhmts whieh

. uses this weakness for Its own wieked purposes of gaining

< power and money is now manifested in a most disgusting i form. The following is taken from the "Boston Courier," i a paper of high repute in that eity:—

j "A Contention Op 'Spirirualists.'—A eonvention of pro

; fessed believers in 'spiritual manifestations'—men and

j women—assembled in Wuhingtoman Hall, Bromfleld Street, yesterday morning (August Gth). It was a singular

J eolleetion of dupes and fanaties, resembling more a eongre

j gation of lunaties than a eompany of rational ereatures.

i In faet, we have never seen the like outside the walls of a

j mad-house."

f We eannot enter into the details of this revolting spee

j taele, where men and women seemed striving to outdo

j eaeh other in fanatieal fooleries. But though the rap

i pings, like the witeheraft delusion, were originated by

\ females, we find the deeeption eneouraged and systema

\ thted by men for their own advantage, in a far greater do

5 gree than by our sex. The offieers and ehief aetors in this

; "Spiritualists' Convention*' were men.

\ Our readers have no sympathy with these insane movt

j ments, and our only reason for notieing the subjeet is that.

? when our "Book," a eentury henee, is referred to as a

i speeimen of the literature of the nineteenth eentury, it

j may be apparent we did not, even by silenee, assent to the

i humbug—to use a vulgar, but for this folly a most appre

] priate name—of "spirit rappers.*'

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Womre Neen Emplovment.—Yes, women need a wider sphere of employment.*t for their tastes, talents, and the affeetions. Then they would not invent delusions. Give them something to do whieh men eonsider important, and, if the edueation of the women has been at all judieious, see if their work bo not well done. The Institution of Kaiserswerth, on the Rhine, has been alluded to in our pages both by Mrs. Hill and Miss Bremer. We have now before us a pamphlet, published in London, giving a full deseription of the manner in whieh the good Pastor Fliedner has sueeeeded in training female students to take eharge of the siek and the poor, and superintend hospitals, infant and industrial sehools, and, in short, to be the edueators and preservers of humanity. He gives to those he sends out the title of Deaeanases. The English writer thus urges the revival of that order of women in every Protestant eountry:—

li The want of meetsary oeeupation among English girls must have struek every one. How usual it is to see families of five or sis daughters at homo, in the higher ranks, with no other oeeupation in life but a elass in a Sunday sehool. And what is that? A ehapter of the Bible is opened at random, and the spiritual doetor, with no more idea of her patient's spiritual anatomy than she has plan for improving it, explains at random,

"In the middle elasses, how many there are who feel themselves burdensome to their fathers, or brothers, but who, not finding hushands, and not having the edueation to be governesses, do not know what to do with themselves.

"Intelleetual edueation is, however, as before said, not what wo want to supply. Is intelleet enough for the being who was sent here, like her great Master, to 'finish' her Father's 'work?' There was a woman onee, who said that she was the * handmaid of the Lord.' She was not tho first, nor will she be the last, who has felt that this was really woman's only business on earth.

"If, then, there are many women who live unmarried, and many more who pass the third of the usual term of life unmarried, and if intelleetual oeeupation is not meant to be their end in life, what are they to do with that thirst for aetion, useful aetion, whieh every woman feels who is not diseased in mind or body? God planted it there. God, who has ereated nothing in vain. What were His intentions with regard to 'unmarried women and widows?' How did He mean to employ them, to satisfy them?

"For every want we ean always find u divine supply. And aeeordingly, we see, in the very first times of Christianity, an apostolieal institution for the employment of woman's powers direetly in the serviee of God. Wo find them engaged as 'servants of the Chureh.* We read, in the Epistle to the Romans, of a * Deaeoness,' w in the Aets of tho Apostles, of* Deatons.' Not only men were employed in the serviee of the siek and poor, but also women. In the fourth eentury, St. Chrysostom speaks of forty Deaeonesses at Constantinople. Wo find them in the Western Chureh as late as the eighth, in the Eastern, as the twelfth eentury. When tho Waldenses, and the Bohemian and Moravian brothers began to arise out of the night of the Middle Ages, we find in these eommunities, formed after the model of tho apostolieal institutions, the offiee of Deaeonesses, who were ealled Preebyterae, established in 1457. 'Many ehose,' it is said, * the single state, not beeause they expeeted thereby to reaeh a supereminent degree of holiness, but that they might be the better able to eare for the siek and the young.'

"Luther eomplains how fow, in his neighborhood, are found to fill the offiee of Deaeons, saying that he must wait • till our Lord God makes Christians,' and further adds, that . women have espeeial graee to alleviate woe, and the VOl. Xlv.—34

words of women move the human being more than those of men.' In the sixteenth eentury, it is well known how Robert von der Mark, Prinee of Sedan in the Netherlands, revived the institution of Protestant Sisters of Charity, and, instead of appropriating the revenues of the suppressed monasteries in his domains, devoted them to this purpose. In the first General Synod of the Evangelieal Chureh of tho Lower Rhine and the Netherlands, at Wesel. 156$, we find the offiee of Deaeonesses reeommended, and. ln the Classieal Synod, of 1580, expressly established. In England, they were not wanting. Among the Non-Conformists, under Elizabeth, 1576, Deaeonesses were instituted during divine serviee, and reeeived amidst the general prayer of the eommunity. The Pilgrim Fathers of 1602— 1025, who were driven first to Amsterdam and Leyden, then to North Ameriea, earried their Deaeonesses with them. In Amsterdam, we read bow ' the Deaeoness sat in her plaee at ehureh with a little blrehen rod in her hand, to eorreet the ehildren,' and * how she ealled upon the young maidens for their serviees, when there were siek,' and how 'she was obeyed like a mother in Israel.'

"It thus appears that, long previous to the establishment of the Order of Sisters of Merey, by S. Vineent de Paulo, in 1033, the importanee of the offiee of Deaeoness had been reeognized by all divisions of Christians; and they aeeordingly existed.

"We see, therefore, that God has not implanted an impulse in the hearts of women, without preparing a way for them to obey it.

"Why did not tho institution spread and flourish further? Perhaps this maybe suffieiently explained by the faet that there were no nursery-grounds — preparatory sehools for Deaeonesses, so that fitness for their offiee was, so to speak, aeeidental. This want is now supplied.

"In Prussia, the system for the praetieal training of Deaeonesses has spread in all direetions.

In Paris, Straeburg, Eehallens (in Switzerland), Utreeht, and England, the institution exists. Whether tho blessing be greater to the elass from whieh the laborers are taken, or to that among whieh they labor, it is hard to say."

In our next number, we will give the history of the Institution of Kaiserswerth.

To Coreesponnents.—The following artieles are aeeepted: "To my Mother," "The. Zephyr's Message," and "The Periwinkle."

Not aeeepted: "The Tide of Life."

We have a mass of manuseripts on hand not yet read. The warm weather has indueed the editress to take a trip. l!pon her return, she will give immediate attention to the eontributions.

"Lines to Mrs. Hale" have been reeeived. They are gratefully aeknowledged by the publisher, and will be submitted with the manuseripts.

In answer to our eorrespondent from Cleveland, Ohio, we do not know a writer by that name.

"Mary," Salem, Mass., is informed that she must make a now mesh for the instep. We have a work on knitting for the nursery. We will also give instruetions for knitting several other kinds of fruit ,

"Anna." We have destroyed the MSS. agreeably to your request. We published, in the August number, for 1&50, under the title of " A Gleam of Moonshine," an artiele very similar.

Persons asking adviee, or writing upon business of their own. where an answer is required, must inelose a postKifflee stamp, or we shall negleet paying postage on the answer.

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TALES OF MY LANDLORD. Seeond Series. "The Heart of .Mid-Lothian" and "The Bride of Lammermoor." VolF. 3 and 4. Wa would appear somowhat ridieulous in the eyes of our readers, were we. at this late day, to attempt to eulogize the " Waverloy Novels," But wo may he permitted, in all truthfulness, to eall their attention to the beautiful edition now in progress through the press of Lipplnnott, Orambo & Co., of this eity. This edition embraees the author's latest eorreetions, notes, Ae . It is printed upon fine paper, now and beautiful type, with illustrations, and neatly bound in eloth, for twelve dollars; or. if taken in parts, in paper, fifty eents a volume. It will be eomprised In twelve volumes, eaeh volume, or part, to eontain a eomplete novel. The best edition now publishing.

THE MORMONS. OR LATTER-DAY SAINTS, m (he Volby of the. Great Salt Lake. A History of tMeir Rise and Progress, Peeuliar Doetrines, Present Condition* and Prospeets, derived from Personal Observation, during a BesMrnee among them. By Lieutenant J. Gunnison, of the Topographieal Engineers. As this politieo-religious seet is daily growing in numbers and importanee, in a moral as well as in a national viow, we eoneeive that the author of this work has performed a high publie duty in presenting us with au impartial aeeount of their faith and its tendeneies. His objeet has not been to ridieule the folly or tho glaring absurdities of their faith, but merely to state what it is, leaving his readers to infer, from tho faets stated, its irrational and unseriptural pretensions. He tells us that their priests are the eivil offieers, and they go so far as to say that our Saviour had three wives, Mary and Martha, and the other Mary, whom Jesus loved, all married at the wedding in Canaan of Galilee. That a people, formed into a State under sueh a eivil and religious eode, ean be tolerated even under tho liberal eonstitution of the United States, is a question whieh remains to be deeided. It is one whieh involves the existenee and the foree, not only of our eountry's nationality, but of those prineiples ot" the eommon law whieh have heretofore bren eonsidered of universal applieation.

From A. Hart (late Carey A Hart), eorner of Fourth and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia:—

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PIERRE; OR, THE AMBIGUITIES. By Herman Melville. We really have nothing to add to the severity of the eritieal notiees whieh have already appeared in respeet to this elegantly printed volume; fnr, in all truth, all tho notiees whieh wo have seen have been severe enough to satisfy the author, as well as tho publie, that he has

i strangely mistaken his own powers and the patienee of his

i friends in presuming to leave his native element, the

i oeean, and his original business of harpooning wlinJes. for

< the mysteries and amblguities" of metaphysies, love, ? and romanee. It may be, however, that the heretofore in

< telligible and popular author has merely assumed bis prei sent transeendental metamorphosis, in order that be may i have range and seope enough to satirize the ridieulous pre? tensions of some of our modern literati. Under the suppoS sition that sueh has been his intention, we submit the folj lowing notiee of ids book, as the very test off-hami effort ? we eould make in imitation of his style: Mulodiously ( brealhing an inane mysteriousness, into the impalpable i airiness of our unsearehable sanetum, this wonderful ereat tion of its ineffable author's sublime-wiuging imagination

> has teen fluttering its snow-like-invested pinions upon our

! multitudinous table. Mysteriously breathing an iuane

> melody, it has been beautifying the innermost reeesses of

< our visual organs with the luseious l urpleness and superb \ goldness of its exterior adornment. Wo Lave listened to \ Its outhreathing of sweet-swarming sounds, and their meloi dious, mournful, wonderful, and unintelligible molodiouai ness has "dropped like pendulous, glittering ieieles," with \ soft-ringing silveriness, upon our never-to-be-deM^hted-s-ufnS eiently organs of hearing; and, in the insignifieant siiriiifii eaueles of that deftly-stealing and wonderfully-serpentining \ melodiousness, we have found an infinite, unbounded, in<; expressible myeteriousness of nothingness.


i TUBAL: eontaining Aeeounts of Vte Salem Witeheraft, the

> Coeklane Gkost, Vie Poeliester liappings, the Stratford JWysi teries, Oraeles, Astrology, Dreams, Demons, Ghosts, Speetres, } ete. ete. By Cbprles Wyllys Elliott. The author of this \ book deserves great eredit for the pains he has taken to ( arm the eredulous with arguments and faets against the ! impositions whieh are eontinually praetised upon them by j impious pretenders to divine and supernatural powers. \ If there are auy features in the mental developments of ! the present age whieh lead us to doubt its superiority over

< the past, il is the evidenees whieh are daily brought under \ our eonsideration of the ready submission paid to a elass

> of pretenders, sueh as would not have been tolerated even ( in the dark ages. To enlighten the ignorant, and to susf tain the weak-minded, who are now, as they were in former J periods, the uaresisting dupes of knaves and hypoerites, is \ a work of humanity whieh deserves the approhation and ] eneouragement of every member of soeiety. And this apj prohation, without endorsing all his sentiments, we willJ ingly extend to the author of " Mysteries," for his efforts i in brhalf of truth, and in opposition to superstition, falsei hood, and folly.


i RICA,/rom the Ado/Jim of the Federal Constitution to the

\ end of the Sixteenth Congress. By Riehard nildreth. Vol

j ume o. Madison and Moaroe. We have favorably no

i tieed the preeeding volumes of this able national work.

5 We are awaio that there is mueh in the volume before us, \ as happened to be the ease in the two former volumes, f whieh will not prove to be entirely palatable, either in reS gard to men or measures, to the surviving party politieians i of either of the two '*old sehools.*' It will prohably be S eoneeded, howevor, even by the old partisans, that their j visws in respeet to the men and measures of the exeiting j period to whith the volume before us partieularly refers, i have long sinee undergone a radieal ehange of sentiment. } And, by the younger elass of readers and politieians, who j have assumed the plaees of the former, it will perhaps be i aeknowledged that tho work is suseeptible of furnishing S faets. and of establishing viows of politieal events, and of \ the aetors who partieipated in those events, very different

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