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Tais elegant and most useful work is very easy { chrysanthemum, wild parsloy, fern, and a multitude in its execution, while the means and appliances for of others may be found, including the smaller sycaits performance are within the reach of every one. more and small vine leaves; but they must all have The materials are simply yellow withered leaves, a turned of a golden hue, or reddish-tinted yellow. little dissolved gum, black paint, and copal varnish; Prepare the article to be ornamented thus: First while the objects to be ornamented may be a box, { rub the surface smoothly down with sand-paper ; cupboard, table, &c., in fact, any old furniture that then coat it over with black paint, which can be has been rendered unsightly by age or long use. A procured ready mixed at any oil-shop; when dry, plain deal box, costing about a shilling, may by this rub it down smoothly with pumice-stone, and give process, so far as the outside goes, be converted into two more coats. When these are dry, arrange the a costly-looking dressing-case. An exquisite chess- leaves on the surface in a careless manner, but not board may be made, with very little skill, from a } in groups, unless preferred. Butterflies, drawn and square piece of deal. Flower-pots, polo-screens, } colored yellow with gamboge, or cut out of prints, folding and hand-screens, may all be decorated in and then colored, may be stuck at different spaces this manner, and, from untidy-looking lumber, may with advantage ; but there should be no other color be converted into articles of use, elegance, and than the brown and different tints of yellow in the beanty; and this at a merely nominal expense, taste leaves. Gum the wrong side of the leaf, and press being the chief requisite in the production. The } it on in its appointed place with a hard tuft of wademployment forms one of the most agreeable and ding, fastened tightly up in a piece of silk. Con. pleasing amusements for summer days and winter tinue this with the whole of the leaves; and when evenings; in the summer giving a purpose and an they are all gummed on, dissolve some gelatine or aim to many a joyous ramble, for in these desultory isinglass in warm water, and while rather warm, walks a goodly collection may be made of Nature's brush it well over every portion of the work, using ambered jewels.

the brush entirely one way, not forward and back. All leaves that are small, of uneven shape, and When dry, give the work three coats of the best serrated at the edges, are well adapted for this work. copal varnish, letting the article remain a day or As they are collected, they should be placed be two between each coat. This process, though elabotween sheets of paper, but not close together, then

rate in detail, is easily and even quickly done, and pressed by placing a board on the top, with a weight will well repay any trouble that may be taken, as, upon it, to express any moisture that may be there with a renewed coat of varnish every five or six in, and to render them quite flat. In the autumn, { years, it will remain, as long as the wood will hold the sweet-scented geranium-leaves, the maple, thorn, { together, as bright in appearance as when first


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Materials.-Half ounce each of stone-color and { violet, but increasing 1 violet on the 5th stitch; shaded violet, 8-thread; half ounce of shaded am- then 7 drab, increasing one in the 4th drab stitch. ber, 4-thread Berlin wool ; 4 yards of ordinary-sized { 11th.-All violet, increasing 1 in every 5th stitch. blind or skirt-cord; 77 small curtain rings, the size § 12th.-All violet, but without increasing, unless measuring across five-eighths of an inch ; Nos. 1 { required. and 2 Penelope Hook ; 2 bunches No. 6 steel beads. The diameter of the mat should now measure six

With No. 1 hook, and drab wool, work 11 stitches inches across ; but, should it be required larger, ando over the end of the cord ; double in as small a other row of cord, or even two, will give the incircle as possible, unite, and work 2 stitches into creased size. every loop for three more rounds.

Now do under all the rings, about 30 to 32 stitches 5th round.—1 stitch into every loop.

for each ring are necessary; unite and tie the knot 6th.-Increase 1 stitch in every 2d loop. There { very neatly, and sew six of these rings round a 7th, must be 72 stitches in this round.

sowing them with cotton the color, and sewing them 7th.—Place a pin in every 9th loop, and in this at the parts where each ring is joined, about 6 same 9th loop work with 8-thread violet, 1 stitch; stitches in length; be careful that no stitches are then 9 stitches drab in the next 8 loops, that is, in } seen on the right side ; then sew steel beads round creasing 1 stitch in about the 4th loop; repeat this the centre ring, taking up five to six beads at a time all round.

on the needle ; then place the needle between the 8th.-Work 3 stitches violet into the 1 violet joinings of the rings, take upon it about 35 beads, stitch; then 9 stitches drab, working only 8 stitches and draw the cotton across to the opposite point; in the last compartment, to commence next row. repeat this twice more, the beads will then form as

9th.—In the last drab stitch that was not worked given in engraving ; sew the circles of rings on to into, work 1 violet stitch; then 4 more violet; then the mat by two of the rings, and sew the circles 7 drab, increasing 1 in 4th stitch; in the last com together by one ring. Any other color beside ampartment make only 2 drab after the increased ber will do for the rings. If the table-cover is stitch, in order to make 8 violet in next round. scarlet, green wool should be used; if blue, amber;

10th.-8 violet, the 1st to come before the 5th or if green, scarlet or pink. violet of last row, and the last to come after the 5th

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In the March number, we made an “ Appeal to Ameri-, It respected ourselves and those around us. As it was, the can Christians on behalf of the 'Ladies' Medical Missionary little quackery which we must, more or less, become Society of Philadelphia.'”

acquainted with, gave us a great reputation. A simple We are highly gratified by the reception given to our cathartic; a decoction of aniseed or liquorice for a cough; Appeal. The public, generally, received it with favor, as and, above all, a solution of sulphade of zinc for the eyes, almost daily letters evince. It has been noticed kindly, have been attended with such beneficial effects, that my and republished, in part or wholly, in many public journals reputation in the healing art is fully established; and I and newspapers.* A large number of clergymen, eminent find it difficult to evade the importunities to engage in in station, talents, and piety, have written to express their higher practice. Even when physicians are, as now, nume interest in the movement, and offer their co-operation. We rous, and very good ones, too (all of whom pay great attenshall, in a future number, give extracts from these inte ? tion to the medical wants of the poor), I find, among a resting letters. Now we will introduce the opinions of two certain class, that the teacher's prescription' is held in ladies, whose merits and influence are well known to our higher estimation than that of the regular practitioner; readers.

and sometimes our own physician, who is somewhat

facetious, threatens to arraign me for practising without a Letter from Mrs. L. H. Sigorarney, dated Hartford, Conn.,

diploma, pretending to be jealous of the confidence I have January 7, 1852:“The excellence of the design of the Ladies' Medical

gained over the ignorant and superstitious, which science Missionary Society of Philadelphia,' well as the institu

has, as yet, failed to obtain.

« As it may be gratifying to you to learn how far your tion of that nature (N. E. Fem. Med. Col.) established in

views respecting female midwivos have been sanctioned by Boston, approves itself to wise and thoughtful judges, as not only congenial to the capacity and sphere of woman,

modern practice (the ancient practice was entirely in the but as a measure of patriotism and philanthropy. I am,

hands of women, all writers allow), I must inform you that

among the first institutions provided for by government, therefore, happy to comply with your request to become

after the establishment of the kingdom of Greece, was one one of its patrons."

for midwifery. The native practitioners-all femalos-Letter of Mrs. Frances M. Hill.—The second letter is { were compelled to attend. A well-instructed, and, in all from that Christian lady so highly distinguished for her respects, well-qualified woman, who had studied in Italy, long and able services in the Mission School, established by was placed at the head of this institution, the American Protestant Episcopal Church, at Athens, “Young women who could read were sought for, and inGreece. Her letter is dated March 26, 1852 —

ducements offered to them to become midwives. Some of “ Your kind note of January last, together with the the older pupils from our school entered, have since com* Appeal on behalf of the Ladies' Medical Missionary So pleted their studies, and are among the regular practition ciety,' reached me some weeks since, but numerous engage crs in this branch. Male physicians are only called upon ments have prevented me from replying to it sooner. The in cases of great emergency, and this is rather to give testi

Appeal itself exhibits 80 fully the numerous reasons mony that the case has been properly conducted than from which make the acquisition of Medical Science for Women any personal practice they may render. highly desirable, that it is quite unnecessary for me to add "Some time since, the advantage of having Female anything more on the subject. There can be little doubts Physicians for Protestant Missions was presented to me by but that such knowledge would greatly increase the sphere } reading the account of the Institution of Kaiserswerth* of usefulness to every female missionary. Perhaps a simple (on the Rhine), sent me by a young friend who had prestatement of my own experience may serve as an encou- viously been spending some weeks with us. The Instituragement to those whose minds have been turned to the tion at Kaiserswerth, under the direction of the Rev. consideration of this subject.

Pastor Fleidner, prepares pious young women for various “In the early stage of our missionary career,t a knows departments of missionary operations. The study of mediledge of medicine would have been a great benefit, both as cine forms a part of this preparation. The graduates of

this Institution are set apart for their work, and receive the * The "Appeal" has also been republished, with many title of Deaconesses. Some of these have been sent to our commendations, in “Sharpe's London Magazine" for March, own country, and have an institution at Pittsburg. In the and widely circulated in England. We have received most spring of last year, Mr. Hill met four of these Deaconcheering sympathy, encouragement, and approval, reaching osses on the steamer between Corfu and Syra; they were us from the intelligent and influential of the Old World as accompanied by the good Pastor Fleidner, and were on well as the New. It is, indeed, true, as the Committee of their way to Jerusalem, to take charge of a hospital the Legislature of Massachusetts say, in their Report on which the King of Prussia has founded at an expense of Female Medical Education:

$50,000. “The public journals, having had occasion to allude to “We have heard of them recently, and learn that the or discuss the subject, have with great unanimity given effort has been attended with great success, and promises their influence in favor of the movement, many of them to be a most important aid in facilitating the operations expressing their views in the strongest terms of approval.” of the missionary on that most interesting spot. I hope

| Rev. John Hill and his wife, Frances M. Hill, were sent to Greece in 1832, where they have ever since re { See Fredrika Bremer's article on this Institution, in mained.

ļ the "Lady's Book" for June.

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these details may prove encouraging to all engaged in the

THE HEART. execution of the plan; there can be no doubt that a well

BY FRANTZ A. 408 CU ZISKER. qualified female physician must be a great advantage to all missionary stations."

LONELY! most lonely, is the human heart, Mrs. Hill'a letter needs no commont. It must carry the 3

If from the God most holy It depart! conviction to every unprejudiced mind, that medical sci

Each object then, however doar in life ence is a proper study for woman-is the science for which

Wealth, friends, and children, even the lovely wifethe sex is peculiarly fitted; and that as missionaries, wo

All that is prized by worldlings as their pleasuremen, when thus qualified, may render most essential

Is but a shadow of the heavenly treasure. service in the cause of humanity and the advancement of

God is the heart's sure refuge when afflicted, Christian morals in heathen lands. Men can never gain

Though in the sight of men we stand convicted: access to the homes and harems where the women and

They may condemn us innocent, untried: children of Eastern nations dwell. If these poor, ignorant

But, if the heart be true and sanctified. ones are healed and taught, it must be done by pious

Ne'er can our hope from happiness be riven, Christian women. Therefore, we feel sure our readers will

For peace, the heavenly peace, to us is given. rejoice to learn that the two Colleges* alluded to in our March number are prospering greatly. The late Report But oh! how desolate and dark the heart, (April 14, 1852) of the Massachusetts Legislature, in favor If from this holy faith it should depart! of granting $10,000 to aid the Institution in Boston, holds Nor can the Infidel be made to feel this language: “Considered in its various features of use Till God his loving mercies doth reveal. fulness, the institution conducted and sustained by the If sin in thy dark heart hath made its bed, Female Medical Education Society, it appears to us, must Destroy it by the blood which Christ for thee hath shed. rank among the most important educational establishments in the State; and it certainly appears to be a suit TO CORRESPONDENTS.--The following articles are accepted: able and desirable object for legislative encouragement." “Woman in her Social Relations," " The Lady of Haddon

It is greatly to be desired that Pennsylvania, either by Hall," “ Stanzas,” “ Herbert Leslie," “ To my little Edlegislative aid or private donations, should contribute to ward,” “Fun in Earnest,” “The Soldier's Dream of Home," build up the Female Medical College in this city, as the “Recollections," &c., " To Sabina," and "You cannot bind New England people are encouraging their own institution his wing." of the like design.

The following pieces are not wanted : “Pains of Fancy," The Boston “Medical and Surgical Journal," the organ} “Scenes in Paris,” “Country Winds," " Night and Mornof the profession in New England, suggests to physicians ing,” “Sabbath Reflections,” “Solitude," “ Ernest Essenthe expediency of co-operating in carrying out the clearly } berger," "A Vision,” “To-Morrow," "An Indian War expressed wishes of the public.

Song," " Ah, why so sad p" “ The Lone Heart,” “WanderSurely the physicians of Philadelphia will be as mag ings," and "Melancholy.” : nanimous in lending their approval and encouragement. We have not had time to examine all the articles sent

} last month, but shall report them in Augusta

Ws here subjoin two poems written for our “Book,” the first by a Greek gentleman, for several years a resident in our republic; the other by a German, author of the work on “German Literature” noticed in our March number,





FROM her Olympian and Castalian home,
My muse to Alabama's clime doth roam;
Where Helicon --D0-Chunneenggee soars,
And, for Tissus, Chiseenoxee pours!

To Locheepoko turkey sportsmen go,
And where magnolias cheer Escambia's flow;
Where Coosa under giant pines bears trade,
And swoll'n Tombigby rolls in live-oak shade.

Towards Tennessee ride hunters of the fawn;
They leave Wedowee with the opening dawn:
Red men from Talladega there are gone.
How hushed, betwixt Tuscumbia and Mobile,
The savage warw hoop! while the Saxon's wheel

And Lybia's banjo ring their merry peal!
Lafayette, Ala, April 9, 1852.

I ASKED the question, should I say "everybody is gone out only 1," or "only me and was answered “only 1,” because "only P” means "I alone"-" remain,” being understood.

Had I used the conjunction “but," instead of "only," the proper construction would have been the same, be cause “but” means “ be out,” or, in more modern phrase, “I being out of the question.” The modern “but," said my informant, represents two distinct words, both impers tives. When it stands for “ be out,” it is the precise equivar lent of “except," derived from the Latin. Sometimes it is used for the imperative of an obsolete verb, signifying to add, which is now retained only in the infinitive, “to boot.” Let us look for an instance: here is one in Sir Charles Grandison, which lies open before me. Harriet Byron writes, after some preliminary reflections, “But, why should I torment myself? what must be, will." The interpretation of the passage is this: to what I have already said, boot (or, in modern English, add) this second thought, that what must be, will; and, therefore, why should I torment myself? These two are the only rent meanings of that Proteus-like conjunction; and one or other will explain all Johnson's hundred instances, scarcely one of which he understood properly. Johnson's industry was unwearied, but his research trifling. Authority, and not analysis, was its object. Authority belonged to his

• The New England Female Medical College in Boston, and the Pennsylvania Female Medical College in Philadelphis. The third session of this College commences September 13. Those young ladies who wish to attend may address their letters to David J. Johnson, M.D., 229 Arch Street, Philadelphia.

day, inquiry to ours: 80 adieu to learning-and hey! for citing incidents and wild scenery he describes. The work knowledged bas les savans) et vive le savoir!

Şis handsomely illustrated, and, in all respects, is creditable Alas! it makes one's head ache to look over this gram- } alike to the author and his publishers. matical jargon : I wrote my first twenty volumes without LIFE OF LORD JEFFREY. With a Selection from his much troubling my head on the subject. But now “the Correspondence. By Lord Cockburn, one of the Judges of schoolmaster is abroad;" that is, he is at home with me the Court of Sessions in Scotland. In two volumes. The and my march of intellect goes on without ever budging life and correspondence of Francis Jeffrey will naturally from the fireside. "Mon voyage autour de ma cheminée," } excite the attention and curiosity of literary men in every would not be the least intellectual book I ever wrote. And quarter of the world. He who, when living, was esteemed yet my dear Mr. Colburn would not give me £20 for all the as the greatest of British critics, when dead cannot be for. grammar that I may write for the rest of my life; though g otten, having left behind him a record as imperishable as I rivalled in etymological philosophy“ The Diversions of the history and the monuments of his country. The work Purley."

appears to have been written with great care and equal Before I drop grammar-wbat a droll pun is that of the candor, attributing to Lord Jeffrey nothing that was not grammarian presenting his book to the Académie, after the true of him, and, at the same time, exposing some of the Duke de had advanced his pretensions to be elected " clap-traps" through which indiscreet friends aimed to one of the quarante, on the score of his illustrious ancestors. elevate his reputation. The biographer assures us that, out « Je suis ici pour mon grand-père," said the duke. “Je suis of many hundreds of letters that he had seen," there was ici pour ma GRAMMAIRE,” said his ignoble philological com scarcely three lines that might not be read with propriety petitor.

to any sensitive lady, or to any fastidious clergyman." By the by, grammar is the last thing that should be placed in the hands of children, as containing the most From CHARLES SCRIBNER, New York, through LIPPINCOTT, abstract and metaphysical propositions, utterly beyond GRAMBO & Co., Philadelphia :their powers of comprehension; putting them to unneces PYNNSHURST: his Wanderings and Ways of Things. sary torture; giving them the habit of taking words for The poetical language, the incidents, and the characters things, and exercising their memory at the expense of their introduced by the author, Donald MacLeod, are all calcuiudgment. But this is the original sin of education, in all lated to rivet the attention of the reader. its branches.

From LINDSAY & BLAKISTON, Philadelphia :-


of Julius Cæsar to the Present Time. With illustrative BY ELIZABETI BARRETT BROWNING.

notes, chronological chart of the kings of England, tables The essence of all Beauty I call Love.

of cotemporary sovereigns, and a table descriptive of the The attribute, the evidence, the end,

present condition of Great Britain. The authoress tells us The consummation, to the inward sense,

that this work has been written in verse under the impres. Of beauty apprehended from without,

sion that the facts referred to will be more readily retained I still call love. As form, when colorless,

in the memory than had they been written in prose. We Is nothing to the eye: that pine-tree there,

hope she will not be disappointed in her anticipations, her Without its black and green, being all a blank;

object being praiseworthy. So, without Love, is Beauty undiscerned

From M. W. DODD, New York, through LINDSAY & BLAKISIn man or angel.

TON, Philadelphia :

REVOLUTIONARY MEMORIALS, embracing Poems by Literary Notices.

the Rev. Wheeler Case, published in 1778, and an Appendir, containing Burgoyne's Proclamation in burlesque), dated

June 23, 1777. A late Authentic Account of the Death of Miss From HENRY CAREY BAIRD (successor to E. L. Carey),

Jane M'Crea. The American Hero, a Sapphic Ode, by Nat. S. E. Corner of Market and Fifth Streets, Philadelphia S.

Niles, A. M., etc. Edited by the Rev. Stephen Dodd, of THE PRACTICAL MODEL CALCULATOR, for the En

East Haven, Conn. As in certain quarters, and among a gineer, Mechanic, Machinist, Manufacturer of Enginework,

certain class of authors, there appears to be a disposition Naval Architect, Miner, and Millwright. By Oliver Byrne,

prevailing to smooth over the tyranny which preceded the Civil, Military, and Mechanical Engineer. Mr. Byrne is

American Revolution, and even to conceal many of the the author of a number of practical works relating to the

cruelties which followed that event, as instigated and pracduties of machinists, mechanics, and engineers, all of which

tised by the enemies of freedom, we look upon this little have been highly appreciated and warmly commended by

memorial as worthy of more than ordinary consideration. those best able to judge of their merits.

The time for hatred and revenge has happily passed away; THE ASSAYER'S GUIDE; or, Practical Directions to As.

but that is no reason why we should cease to remember the sayers, Miners, and Smelters, for the Tests and Assays, by

causes which produced the separation from the mother Heat and by Wet Process, of the Ores of all the Principal

country, and which eventually gave rise to our republican Metals, and of Gold and Silver Coins and Alloys. By Oscar

system of government. M. Lieber, late Geologist to the State of Mississippi. A very useful book in this metallic, mining, and smelting age.

From HARPER & BROTHERS, New York, through LINDSAY &

BLAKISTON, Philadelphia:From LIPPINOOTT, GRAMBO & Co. (successors to Grigg & THE HOWADJI IN SYRIA. By George Curtis, author Elliot), No. 14 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia :

of "Nile Notes.” A very interesting volume, abounding ROMANCE OF NATURAL HISTORY; or, Wild Scenes in graphic and spirited skotches of eastern scenery and and Wild Hunters. By C. W. Webber, author of “Shot in eastern manners. the Eye,” « Old Hicks, the Guide," etc. etc. This is an ele NOTES, EXPLANATORY AND PRACTICAL, ON TILE gant volume of six hundred clearly-printed pages. The BOOK OF REVELATIONS. By Albert Barnes. This volstyle of the author is vigorous, and well adapted to the ex- ume, we believe, is the sixteenth and last of the author's

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