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No. 26.

Vast multitudes who bear the name of


This day proclaim, with songs and chantOf us the poet and historian speaks,

ings high, Ere Adam walked the earth our graces His triumph over death's keen agony.

shone ; Yet in a day we vanish and are gone.

Born of the earth, we are man's portion

here, Earthly we are not seen by mortal eyes ;

But from that land where glows celestialday Though sound nor touch our properties with every evil thing we flee away. reveal,

RATH. You'd seek in vain our presence to conceal.

No. 27.




A city on the sea, of Spanish name, A king and queen, of whom, while one For trade with foreign lands of some was reigning in one country, the other renown;

reigned over another. Far south, a silver river floweth down. My home was on a pleasant Grecian mount.

Absence of cold. There, with my sisters fair, I wandered free,

Badges of office. Or joined the chase in Dian's company.

A bird. That orient city by Constantine named

Learned men. Contains a haunt of women :- - women fair,

Evil. Favorites, yet prisoners, slaves, are gath

To shun. ered there.

A kind of fish.




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No. 30.


2. My first figure added to my second is

equal to my third. I am composed of 8 letters.

3. The sum of my three figures divided

by my first is equal to the quotient of My 2, 5, 6, is the noblest creation of God.

my third divided by my second. My 4, 3, 2, is a horned animal.

4. The sum of my three figures divided My 2, 1, 4, 7, is a place of traffic.

by my third is equal to my second. My 5, 4, 2, is part of the human body.

What number am I? My 8, 5, 7, is part of a man's apparel.

BANNY Buds. My 7, 5, 6, is an article used in tanning. My 7, 1, 4, is a substance obtained from ILLUSTRATED REBUS. — No. 33.

turpentine. My whole is an imaginary flower.



No. 31.

I am composed of 26 letters.
My 8, 16, 3, 18, was one of Noah's sons.
My 26, 7, 12, 25, 13, 20, is a color.
My 5, 10, 18, 17, 15, 2, 21, 4, 5, 19, 22, is

the name of a piece of music, and

also of a piece of poetry. My I, 13, 11, 24, is a fierce animal.

ANSWERS. My 23, 19, 9, is what the flowers could

20. CoW. not spare.

My 6, 21, 9, is a direction given to oxen.
My whole is the title of a piece of music.



Narcissus. ARITHMETICAL PUZZLE. 21. Suspect a tale-bearer, and trust him not.

[ (sus pecked) a (tail-bearer), and (truss) +

(hymn) (knot).) I Am a number composed of three 22. Green-back. figures.

23. The letter H.

24. Take care of the minutes, and the hours will 1. When I am divided by my third figure take care of themselves. I equal 71.

25. A cape.

Nassa U.

No. 32.

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E-n and E-a received their welcome | Actors frequently bear excellent characters, no Young Folks' for October, and in it were pleased doubt, but their path is beset with many temptato see an answer to their epistle concerning stage- tions from which quieter lives are happily free, and business, though rather disappointed at it, fancy. they need the best principles and the greatest ing they detect a tone of disapproval in it. Now, firmness to sustain them. Our correspondents must dear Young Folks,' we know that the measure of not be charmed by the tinsel that glitters over an our iniquity is great in this business ; but, alas for actor's life, -for, although that shine ever so bright, the natural depravity of mankind in general and of it cannot comfort, cheer, elevate or purify, and young girls in particular, we cannot help it, and under it all the brain must study and the hands are not miserable that we cannot, - we rather enjoy must toil as hard as though one were but an unit, in fact. But you say you do not know precisely noticed worker in the quiet ways of home. what we want, and give us a list. Now, we would Edie D. frees her mind thus frankly :like to know about each of those things and very

“WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 1868. explicitly; but as that would be too much even for

“MY DEAR "Young Folks,'the patience of our dear Young Folks,' - to whom

“If not too late, I will wish you a happy New the patience of Job, as we often think, could not Year. I am now expecting the February number. have been a circumstance, — we will content our. The holidays are over, and I have settled down to selves for the present with asking you to tell us my usual jog-trot existence, - rise at half past about the behavior and customs of the theatre. seven, eat my breakfast, and off to school. Three Could you tell us also a little about some of the times a week I go to dancing school. This is noted actors of to-day? - about their lives, etc., varied by an occasional soirée at M's. and if actors are not very often good? So, hoping

“Jan. 27. and trusting for an answer in your next number,

“Since writing the above, my February numwe sign ourselves,

ber has come. My love to Contadina ; the date “ Yours persistently, but affectionately.”

of her letter carried my thoughts back with a If E-n and E-a wish to know about the details rush to my own bright sunny home in Italy. A of stage routine, we can do no better than to refer few years before my birth my mother was ordered them to a book called “Footlight Flashes," written to Italy for her health, and it benefited her so by Mr. Davidge, an old actor. There are enough much that she stayed until I was twelve, that being little topics about scenery, machinery, costume, a little over two years ago. I was born in Venice, study, rehearsal, performance, and management, but I have travelled all over Italy. Of all the to fill even a larger book than Mr. Davidge's, and places I ever was in, I dislike Washington the so we cannot possibly undertake to discuss them most. If you could only see it now, you would here. One thing is, however, to be ever borne in sympathize with me. It rained yesterday, and mind by those young people who, in the ignorance the streets are deep mud, with several inches of and ambition of their youth, are "stage-struck," muddy water on top of it. The people are too that the actor's profession is a tedious and labori-cold-blooded. I feel as though I would like to ous one, seldom very profitable and often very shake them sometimes. My most humble respects dreary. Of course there are persons of genius to Willy Wisp, and tell him he only excites so who make their way to fame and perhaps wealth ; much interest because he so obstinately remains but genius, or even great talent, is very, very rare. incognito; the female sex is proverbially curious. Then there are lazy people, who shuffle along, and in my opinion he is only a conceited young Amerjust manage to support life; but who would be one ican. As I have written my ill-humor away, I of these? The actor is no more to be envied than think I will stop. the soldier ; for, although some few may be great

“Your cross friend." and known in the world, most must toil and strug- Would that all the ill-humor in the world could gle, and suffer, must live and die poor and obscure.' be so easily and amusingly disposed of!


Red Jacket. Write to D. Appleton & Co., Alice D. Pussy Willow's story is not all told Publishers, New York City, enclosing a stamped yet. envelope for their answer, and you will undoubt

Brownie. It is a fanciful way of showing how edly receive all the information you want. the children would manage things if they could

Charlie N. L. If the boy is not a good boy, carry out their own little dreams. you must break off from association with him,

Greenie. Don't be afraid, is the best cure for whether it is easy to do so or not.

bashfulness. Make one bold start, and going on Here's a nice little letter, to be sure !

will be easy enough. “Dear EDITORS,

M. D. F. Just such a question as yours has "A few days ago I had a note from one of my been answered here already. friends asking me to come up to her house. So

Hautboy. “Sc." in the corner of a wood-enup I went, and she proposed to make some bread. graving stands for sculpsit, “engraved.” — The I had never made any before, neither had she. As rebuses will not quite do. we had both read •Pussy Willow,' and liked it ever and ever so much, we remembered that there Potomac. If you read the advertisements you was a receipt for bread in it; so we brought the will find out about the premiums. number down into the kitchen, as we thought, if Fannie F. If you think that we shall give any Pussy succeeded with her first bread, why should opinion that will disagree with that of your parents, not we?

you make a great mistake. It is your first duty, “First, of course, we sifted and measured the while you are a child, to conform to their wishes flour; having got it all nicely weighed, what must and meet their views. Sarah do but accidentally hit the pan, and over

Croquet Mallets. If you wish a guide to crowent all the flour (and our trouble) on to the floor and our dresses. Luckily we were enveloped in quet, we must refer you either to the pamphlet large towels, and the cook, being very good-na- published under authority of the Newport club tured, laughed as hard as any of us. The flour (by Sheldon & Co., of New York, we think), or to being swept up, we measured some more and went

that of Captain Mayne Reid. on with our work. All that was fun enough, but Ethel. If Webster is the authority for spelling when we came to the kneading, – 0, was n't it in the school which you attend, you can certainly splendid? Was n't that bread fisted, and punched, conform to the rules of the school in respect to and rolled? Every once in a while, in a very such words as centre. But you are still free, of ecstasy of delight, we would give our separate course, to do as you like away from your class. little cushions a tiny toss in the air, but very care. If your parents prefer — rightly, as we think ful, I can tell you, to catch them again. Then we to write centre instead of center, you can easily do put our bread away to rise.

so too; but in your school exercises you should “The next morning I went up again, and we follow the established custom of your teachers. gave the bread a shorter kneading, then let it rise an hour, and finally it was stowed away snug and

7. W.C. Probably not. warm in the oven. The baking was most excit- Emma and Laura. “Oliver Optic's” real ing: we would go into the parlor, begin to prac- 'name is William T. Adams, and he lives at Hartise one of our duets, but the thought of bread rison Square, in Dorchester, Mass. being so strong, we would break off in the middle of the piece and rush into the kitchen, open the

John. Of course you may help yourself in makoven door just a little mite of a crack, and, seeing the play. It is for that reason that we name the

ing out the Shakespearian puzzles by reference to it rising so beautifully, we would go back to our practising again. How many times this was re

scene : you cannot be expected to have Shakepeated, I am sure I could not tell you ; but what speare by heart. I do know is, that at last our two loaves (for we Mary S. P., F. B. E. (many thanks), B. Liss, only took half of the receipt) were done, and, as 1. 7. B. (of the Rocky Mountains), Banny Buds, the cook said, it was the most beautifullest 'Sweet Clover (you were favored, indeed, to have bread ever seen, Our cook said that she could so many Christmas gifts), 7. L. N., P. W. S., not make as good bread herself, but in her own Rebel, Evol, Alice M. R. (not yet, dear !), Clara secret heart I guess she thought she could, — as I (subject too long), L. M. C.,. Starr, Samuel M., know she can.

Agnes B., H. V. H., Flora, Barley Brewster, “But I have tired you, I am afraid, with what A. B. Cash, Tubbs (good boy !), M. H. T., Ross was very interesting to us, but is not to you ; so, Gray, Deshler W., Snow-Bird, Tom-tit, 7. B. with many thanks to Mrs. Stowe, much happiness M. S. (“ blot” is spelled with only one t), Enella to yourselves, and a long life to the Young (did you ever see a shadow "stretching a mile in Folks,'

length”?), Madge Wildfire. Thank you for your “ Yours truly,

long letters and your offers of “ Evening Lamp" “MAMMOTH CAVE." material, one and all.





Some charming child-pictures have reached us, R. T. E. Jupiter and Venus were not actboth pen-and-ink sketches and photographs, for ually “close together" a few weeks ago, but which we cannot find a place, but which we do not only apparently so. Their motions through the like to return without a word of thanks. There is heavens brought them seemingly side by side, just a sweet little “ Baby May,” from New Jersey, as two people walking at a distance from you and a “Lucy May,” from Pennsylvania, and a might seem to be "close together” when their delightful “Little Botheration,” from Connecti- paths brought them nearly into a line with your cut, and a “ Little Boy," from distant Nebraska, eye, thus, – and ever so many more, to whom we can only give an uncle-and-auntly kiss, and a snug corner and

From A, B and C would look as if very near to gentle rock in the Letter Box, before sending them

each other, because their lines of light are almost back to the shelter of their own cradles. only wish the sheets of our magazine were wide enough to tuck all the babies cosily in that come

7. C. P. They are all too old. wandering to our sanctum from far and near.


M. S. B. Don't try to write poetry until you could quote many a bright saying from the rose- know how to write prose. You spell badly, you bud lips of our tiny visitors, if their mammas were do not punctuate, and you do not use capitals willing; but we are not quite sure of this.

properly. If you desired an answer by mail, you A certain little “Birdie " wants to know the should have enclosed an envelope, stamped and

directed "real name of the lady who wrote the ‘Prudy' books, so that she may ask her to write some Espiègle. Thank you for showing the story. more.” We think that " Sophie May" does not Syntax. Your rebuses are almost good enough. wish to have her true name known to the public, but we will tell her that “Birdie" lives in Michi. It is customary, but not necessary, to send the

FeO, SO3. “Good Old Times” is finished. gan, and considers her books “the nicest she ever whole sheet, if a letter is written on two pages read”; and if she asks us, we will tell her, also, only; in formal or elegant correspondence the whose " birdie" it is, that she may herself give whole sheet must be sent; in business communithe desired information, if she will.

cations it is well enough to economize in your M. W. J. T. Trowbridge is the “right name.” paper. Your verses are creditable for a beginner. Tell 7. W. You have the legend right, but it may your brother that he must have grown old a little reasonably be doubted whether there is any more too fast, if he has lost his relish for childish sim- truth in it than we gave in our answer to Tiny plicity. We hope that we shall never lose ours. Tim.

Last month's puzzle when translated reads, “Sweets to the sweet.” Now, what do you say to this one? If you wish for help, you may find it in the play of Henry VI., second part, Act III.,

Scene 3.

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