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No. 8. The east was gray and the stars were pale, As he pines away in his lonely cell,
The trumpet had given warning, The captive curses my last, There was saddling of horses and buck. While the dull chimes toll, and the slow ling of mail
hours roll, In the royal camp that morning.
And the weary days drag past. Sir Richard rose at the break of day But mount and ride, though ruin betide, And sang, as he armed for the coming And my last should keep me away from
fray :“My first is ever as free as air,
“Under my helmet is gathered my whole, And will not be bound by a chain ; My steed begins to neigh, Both squire and knight must yield to its My comrades all for my presence call, might,
No time for more delay. And swell the victor's train.
So mount and ride, if death betide, Then mount and ride, whate'er betide, Then take my whole to my weeping bride." My life for my king, my first to my bride.
DEAR YOUNG FOLKS:“Praise of him must walk the earth Forever, and to noble deeds give birth.
I claim that I belong to the canine speThis is the Happy Warrior; this is he
cies, though most dogs have four legs, That every man in arms would wish to be.” while I have only three. I am often black His country.
all over ; but sometimes my head, neck,
and forelegs are yellow. I sleep standCROSS WORDS.
ing, and live a great many years. I think What lawyers love.
naturalists might trace my ancestry to the The flame that lit his breast. iron age, when I chanced to originate. I A city of Japan.
am a beast of burden. I can bear a heavy The germ of a tree.
load of wood and bark without opening A monster of Eastern Story.
my mouth. Strange temperature mine. Its opposite.
In winter I am usually hot, and in sumA. R.
mer cold. One bright boy looking at me ENIGMA.
says, now that he has guessed me, that he No. 12.
does not see anything very marvellous in I am composed of 39 letters.
Let me answer,
Nor I. My 14, 14, 33, 22, ruled Rome under the
D. N. A. Empire.
WILLY WISP. My 26,35,22,8, 23, every baby ought to have. My 17, 34, 38, you get from China.
ANSWERS. My 11, 29, 3, 20, London is famous for.
1. Conchoid, My 19, 10, 37, 13, are what we see with.
Hourl, My 12, 32, 29, 9, keeps us from starving.
Arsenic, Dly 30, 31, 31, 30, is a favorite vegetable.
Rack, My 39, 18, nobody ever was, or ever will be.
Lethe, My 18, 5, 33, 27, 8, have three feet.
Endymion, My 4, 5, 6, 7, is identical with my 24, 25,
Semiramis. 26, 27, and is often seen at sea.
2. Miss-(hour-i(eye). My 6, 33, 2, 11, 4, 2, 39, 2, 15, 21, are a
3. Concealing faults is but adding to them. [(C on
seal in G) (fall) t si s (butt adding) 2t (he) m.] part of the alphabet.
4. Speech is silvern, silence golden. (S (peaches) My 16, 36, is a girl's name.
(sill) v (urns) (eye) (lens) (goal) (den).) My 28, 15, 31, 30, 1, 22, you must digest
5. William the Conqueror. as well as you can.
6. Mother. My whole is a favorite sentiment with
7. Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malIrish politicians.
ice. [(Knot) (hinge) x (ten) (ewe) a (ten) (oars) L. R. A.
e (tea) dow (naught in mal) (ice).]
Contadina sends us a letter all the way from impossible — by the following process: 'If a soapItaly, and for a reward she shall have it all print- bubble be blown in a clean, circular saucer, with a ed, especially as she gives us good help in it:- very smooth, even rim, well moistened with the “DEAR EDITORS:
soapy liquid, and care be taken in the blowing that "Last December I neglected to send for 'Our it be single, quite free from any small, adhering Young Folks,' forgetting how far from home we bubbles, and somewhat more than hemispherical, are ; and when in January I wrote to a friend ask- so that, while it touches and springs from the rim ing to have it sent to me, some misfortune must all around, it shall somewhat overhang the saucer; bave happened to the letter, for I waited till May and if in this state it be placed under a clear glass without any answer to it and then wrote to a cousin, hemisphere, or other transparent cover, to defend and on returning from a pleasant journey in beauti- it from gusts of air and prevent its dying too quickful Switzerland, I found waiting for me all the ly, the colors, which in the act of blowing wander numbers from last January down to this October. irregularly over its surface, will be observed to arI cannot tell you how delighted I was to see their range themselves into regular circles, surrounding dear faces — or backs, rather - once more. They the highest point, or vertex, of the sphere. If the reminded me so much of the good old times at bubble be a thick one (i. e. not blown too near the home when they were read aloud in the evenings. bursting point), only faint, or perhaps no colors at In the Letter Box' of the September number I all, will at first appear, but will gradually come on, notice that a 'family of children’ wish to know growing more full and vivid, and that not by any 'who can make the largest and most splendid soap- particular color assuming a greater richness and bubbles.' I do not know how to make the largest, depth of tint, but by the gradual withdrawal of but I can make them last a very long time. Per- the faint tints from the vertex, while fresh and haps the information will be acceptable to my
more and more intense hues appear at that point, friends, so I send a receipt for the liquid from and open out into circular rings surrounding which to make them, which I take from Sir John giving place, as they enlarge, to others still more F. W. Herschel's 'Familiar Lectures on Scientific brilliant, until at length a very bright white spot Subjects.' Speaking of soap-bubbles, he says : makes its appearance, quickly succeeded by a black ‘M. Plateau gives the following recipe for such a
Soon after the appearance of this the bubble liquid: ist. Dissolve one part, by weight, of Mar
bursts.' seilles soap, cut into thin slices, in forty parts of
"Now for a few questions: Would it be breakdistilled water, and filter. Call the liquid A. ad. ing trust for you to give us a clew as to the age of Mix two parts, by measure, of pure glycerine with Willy Wisp, — whether he is fifteen or thirty? one part of the solution A, in a temperature of 66° (We fear it would.) Will you tell me whether Fahr., and, after shaking them together long and monkeys ever really do make bridges as described violently, leave them at rest for some days. A
in ‘Afloat in the Forest'? (Yes, they do.) I must clear liquid will settle, with a turbid one above. tell you how very much I like 'A Summer in LesThe lower is to be sucked out from beneath with a lie Goldthwaite's Life.' It is one of the most siphon, taking the utmost care not to carry down charming stories I ever read. After lending it to any of the latter to mix with the clear fluid. A a great many friends here, I sent it to Rome, where bubble blown with this will last several hours, even
it had immense success. I hope you will pardon in the open air. Or the mixed liquid, after stand
me for taking so much of your time, and believe ing twenty-four hours, may be filtered.' I hope me to be our friends will be successful in their attempts at
Always most truly your little friend.” making these bubbles if they should try. The book Salome. The language is well chosen and well speaks of making the colors more beautiful than put together. Is the idea of the sketch your own, they generally are — which seems to me almost or founded upon something German?
Hezekiah H., Fictitious, Forget-me-not, Wil- One Interested will find Pitman's books on Shortlie and Sophie and Maggie, Parker M., Alice (of hand the best, we believe. They may be had in Stamford), Blue Fay, Edwin H. Vinton (your Boston of Otis Clapp, and in New York of Fowler 'ambition is yet in advance of your ability), Jack and Wells. Spratt, May M. (excuse us for not printing your
Drawer. Ruskin's “Elements of Drawing request, – please to spell handsome with a d), will probably suit you. Any bookseller can supJuvenis, E. M., T. B., Ida B., L. & G. C., ply it. It costs about $1.75 or $2.00. Alice S., S. E. B., Dot, Arthur, C. W. B., Yankee Middy, Sprite. Thanks, one and all, for
Sydney Cuttlebell. You did n't send your work.
your favors and your efforts.
Seraphina. You can make your picture of “BoKitty. Puzzles and other “Evening Lamp” Peep" flat and smooth by laying it face downward matters are not paid for. The other portions of on a clean ironing-board, dampening it very slightthe magazine are all bought.
ly on the back, and pressing it gently with a warm
flat-iron. If Gracie and Ellie. Glue the leaves to stiff paper
you are careful, there will not be a
crease left in the sheet. or pasteboard, and then coat them with fine varnish. Carrie Kent. Thank you for your kind letter. sketched; we shall use it by and by. – Lyceum is
Hartboy. Your long rebus is clever, and nicely We don't like to use puzzles about ourselves.
derived from the Greek word AÚkELOV, which is Michigander. The books you name are not on based upon the neighborhood to an early lyceum any of the premium lists.
(or place for philosophical and other instruction) Dimples wants to know whether animals of the of the temple of Apollo Núxelos, – that is, Apollo higher class reason and think. It has always been the wolf-slayer, wolf in Greek being dúkos. – Nuheld that the brute has in his instinct what sup- cleus, which means the central point of any mass plies the place of man's reason; but Professor or collection, comes from the Latin-nux (a nut), Agassiz and other philosophers of our day begin and meant originally a kernel. to claim reason for animals. Certainly beasts do Albert Dare. Your story is very well for a bemany things which can hardly be explained if they ginner, but of course it is not good enough to be cannot think, at least a little.
In the last scene of “Hamlet,” Hamlet, asking pardon of his old friend Laertes for any wrong he may have done him, says:
"Free me so far in your most generous thoughts,
And hurt my brother.”