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THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS. How oft for love ye blush or bleed, Sweet charmers of the flowery mead! With wordless tongues ye fondly speak The loves of timid ones and meek: Ye tell the maid the youth would sip The nectar from her honied lip; And sweetly falls her modest eyes When in thy voice she hears his sighs. Sweet Flowers! whose alluring chain Enchants the maiden or the swain; Your breath perfumed, your eyes of blue, Bear many a tale, both fond and true. How oft a throb of pure love glows, Warm'd by the whispers of the Rose! Where Pinks and Pansies lead the train, The heart will seldom woo in vain! Sweet Flowers! weep not the decree That layeth cruel hands on ye, And rudely from the parent spray Beareth the op'ning bud away. Though love and beauty be your own, Far deeper springs of both are known; So be your mission still divine, To die upon Affection's shrine.

THE EDITOR.

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THE WORK-TABLE FRIEND. OCTAGON COVER FOR AN EASY CHAIR.

(Continued from page 229.)

3rd and 4th Rows.-Pearl.

5th Row-Plain.

6th Row.-Same as 2nd Row 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Rows.-Same as 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th.

11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Rows.-Same as the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. 15th Row.-Pearled.

Now every alter

nate row pearled.

16th Row.-K 5, Tf and K 2 + 5 times, K8, Tf and K 2+ 5 times, K 8, Tf and K25 times, K 4.

18th Row.-K 6, Tf and K 2 + 4 times, K 10, Tf and K 2 + 4 times, K 10, Tf and K24 times, K 5.

24th Row.-K 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf, K 2+ twice, K 3, Tf, K 2 +, K 2, K2 +, Tf, K 1, Tfand K2+4 times, K 3, Tf, K 2+, K2, K2+, Tf, K 1, repeat from *, Tf, K 2 +. 26th Row.-K 1, Tf and K 2 + 3 times, K8, Tf and K 2 + 5 times, K 8, repeat from, Tf and K 2+ twice. 28th Row.-Same as 26th.

49 stitches on another of the eight sides, and
begin again at the 1st row, picking up a loop
each row from the side of the Border just
completed, so as to join the two together;
continue this on each of the eight sides,
then knit the edging, and sew it on.
For the Edge.

Repeat the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and four times; cast off rather loose.

Cast on thirteen stitches.

1st Row.-K 2, Tf and K 2 + twice, K 2, K 2+, Tf, K 3.

2nd Row.-K 3, Tf twice round the pin, P2+, Tf, P 2+, Tf, P 1, K 5.

3rd Row.-K 2, Tf, K 2 +, K 2, Tf, K 2+, Tf, K 3, Tf, K 3.

4th Row.-K 3, Tf twice round the pin, P 5, Tf, P 1, Tf, P 3, K 4.

20th Row.-K 1, Tf, K 2 +, Tf, K 4, * Tf and K 23 times, K 3, repeat from 4 times, Tf, K 2 +, K 1.

22nd Row.-K 2, Tf and K 2 + twice, * K3, Tf and K 2 + twice, K 2, K 2 +, Tf, K 1, Tf and K 2 + 3 times, repeat from, K 3, Tf and K 2+ twice, K 3, Kfore the last "Tf" in the line. 2+, Tf, K 2.

30th Row.-K 1, Tf and K 2+ twice, Tf, K 5, Tf, K 2+, K 4, Tf and K 2+ 4 times, K 4, Tf, K 2+, K 4, repeat from *, Tf, K 2+, K 1.

32nd Row.-K 1, Tf and K 2 + 3 times, K2, K 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf, K 2 +, K 4, * Tf, K 2 + 3 times, K 3, K 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf, K 2+, K 4, repeat from *, Tf, K 2 +.

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34th Row-K 8, K 2+, T, K 1, Ti and K 2 twice, * K 11, K 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf, K2+twice, repeat from *, K 5.

36th Row.-K 7, * K 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf and K 2 + 3 times, K 9, repeat from *, K 2+, Tf, K, 1 Tf, K 2 + 3 times, K 4.

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38th Row.-K 6, * K 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf and K 24 times, K 7, repeat from *, 2+, Tf, K 1, Tf and K 2 + 4 times, K 3. 39th Row.-Pearled.

5th Row.-K 2, Tf, K 2+, Tf, K 2 +, K 6, K 2+, P 5.

6th Row.-Cast off all but 12 stitches, knit them, and repeat till of sufficient length.

5th rows
Pick up

In p. 167 will be found the requisite corrections for the 69th and 103rd rows of the Octagon Chair Cover.

Corrections to

29th Row.-4th line, insert "K 2" be

41st Row.-4th line, omit the last "Tf" in the line.

185th Row.-K 2+, K 5, Tf and K 2+ 3 times, Tf, K 3+, Tf and K 2 + 3 times, Tf, K 3 +, Tf, K 2 + 3 times, Tf, K 3 +, Tf and K 2 + 3 times, Tf, K 5, K 2 +.

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Knit 12 rows.

Knit 19 ribs, encrease, knit 13 ribs, encrease, knit 19 ribs.

Knit 8 rows.

Knit 6 ribs, encrease, knit 14 ribs, encrease, knit 15 ribs, encrease, knit 14 ribs, encrease, knit 6 ribs.

Knit 8 rows.

Knit 7 ribs, encrease, knit 45 ribs, encrease, knit 7 ribs,

Knit 6 rows.

Knit 5 ribs, encrease, knit 43 ribs, en- rib); do this 20 times, that is, at the becrease, knit 5 ribs.

ginning of each row, for 20 rows, leaving 9 ribs in the middle for the neck.

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Knit 6 rows.

Knit 16 ribs, cast off 3 ribs for the armhole, knit 3 ribs, encrease, knit 17 ribs, encrease, knit 3 ribs, cast off 3 ribs, knit 16 ribs.

Take off the front on to a string.
Knit 12 rows on the back..

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Take up the front.
Knit 28 rows.

Encrease a rib nearest the armhole, and knit 16 rows.

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on the opposite side. Eight of these buttons (that is, four fastenings) will be sufficient.

NETTED TIDY.

Two reels of No. 10 Evans's Boar's Head Cot

ton, and two reels of No. 16. No. 6 round wooden

mesh; a broad mesh 2 inches wide. No. 16 Netting Needle.

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With No. 6 mesh, and No. 10 cotton, net a piece of netting eighty-seven diamonds every way; then, with No. 16 cotton, darn a row of diamonds, as in the engraving 1

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Then commence darning the pattern, as in the engraving, only beginning at each corner. Great care must be taken to run, in the ends securely, or, when washed, they's

will all come out.

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Take No. 20 Knitting cotton, 4-thread, and with the broad mesh, net 4 stitches into every diamond; then, after it is washed, cut the Fringe. And alon This should be very slightly stiffened, and afterwards undergo the same process as directed for Crochet work.

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More to our taste is the reply by E. A. H., and this we commend to "A Bachelor's" attention:Is woman's mind so very light? Ungrateful man !-such words to write : When sorrow comes, and come it must, In woman's kindness then you'll trust. Has not woman's gentle care Soothed man when driven to despair? Has not her smile such comfort given, It seem'd a ray of joy from heaven? Oh! say not, then, her mind is light, That shines in sad affliction's night, That leads your thoughts to hopes of heaven, And prays your sins may be forgiven ! The controversy must end here. E. A. H. has certainly the best of it. May Bachelors and Spinsters become reconciled!

TREASURES.

HAPPINESs was born a twin.

THINK with truth, and work with firmness. A THING of beauty is a joy for ever.-Keats. NONE is a fool always, every one sometimes. GRATITUDE is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.

THOUGH we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.

WAR is an inheritance of the savage state, dis

guised by ingenious institutions and false eloquence. It is the abyss in which all channels of abundance are swallowed up.

EVERY act of the man inscribes itself in the memories of his fellows, and in his own manners and face. In nature this self-registration is incessant, and the narrative is the print of the soul.

THE gardener saves every slip, and seed, and peach-stone; his vocation is to be a planter of plants. Not less does the writer attend his affair; whatever he beholds, or experiences, comes to him as a model, and sits for its picture.

THE faculty of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. As an instance of this, reader, Poverty saw a poor barber in his shop at Preston, in Lancashire; but, in a comparatively short time, Perseverance looked upon him as Sir Richard Arkwright!

THE beautiful, the harmonious, the sublime, associated with external things, are but the inward sentiments of man's own soul, awakened by those things, and breathed out upon them, till they become, to his imagination and his feelings, invested as with an intelligent and sympathising spirit, which holds communion with him in his various moods of mirth, melancholy, poetic musing, and solemn meditation.

FROM the earliest ages, poetry has diverted the human family with its melody from the mindfulness of grovelling circumstances, and the dull monotony of every day life, to converse with the Great First Cause, through the medium of a reverential survey of his works. In the primitive ages, to listen to the descriptive songs of the bards, was to learn the history and philosophy of their country; and, from the most remote period of civilization, the poet has ever been the chronicler of virtuous deeds, and the biographer of exalted characters, ant

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