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No, 60.

In famine's grasp I hunger and thirst, PRAY how shall I define my first?

I'm ever in a rage, 'T is not, fair reader mine,

I seethe in the lava by Ætna poured forth, A word quite easy to describe

I’m inscribed on every page.
In just a single line.
Bat if you 'll only take my whole,

In the swaying of leaves and the babbling I'm sure you 'll say with me,

of streams, My meaning and my last are clear ;

In the “heather that blooms in the dell,” Now see if we agree.

In the cottage of humble, the palace of CARL


And the cave of the hermit I dwell. No. 61. I'm found in the heavens, 'mong angels I live in despair and in anguish am found; and saints,

I'm felt in miasma's breath;
I'm known in the earth below, I can despise what every man dreads,
I'm felt in the crash of the raging storm, For know that I live in death.
I'm felt where the storm-gales blow.

D. O. T.
No. 62.

My 6, 75, 62, was presided over by Mars.

My 57, 12, 65, 74, I, was a king of Ly.

dia. I am composed of 76 letters. My 14, 3, 46, 24, was a famous poet, con

My 36, 55, 24, 19, was a celebrated queen

of Carthage. temporary with Horace. My 11, 2, 18, 10, 19, 27, was a hero who My 44, 53, 71, 33, 14, 60, was presided fought in the Trojan War.

over by Minerva. My 15, 26, 33, 4, 16, was another name for My whole is an oft-quoted couplet written Odin.

by Lord Byron.

COSIE. My 63, 8, 52, 76, 41, 39, was a German god, called “The Good.”

No. 63. My 30, 70, 1, 37, 9, 22, 13, 59, 64, was the sacred plant of the Druids.

FRENCH. My 45, 12, 60, 74, 56, presided over mar.

Je suis composé de 33 lettres. riage.

Mon 19, 7, 28, 8, 13, 36, 3, on entends My 25, 73, 53, 56, 42, 75, was the wife of

dans l'été. Odin.

Mon 12, 17, 29, 27, 2, presque tous les My 58, 61, 72, 34, was cup-bearer to the

garçons étudent. gods.

Mon 33, 7, II, 15, 18, 23, est très chaud. My 49, 28, 40, 32, was called “ The Thun. Mon 9, 24, 31, 21, 5, 14, n'est pas aujourdderer."

'hui. My 38, 67, 52, 31, 23, was stolen by Paris. Mon 16, 26, 21, 18, 22, 10, 33, sont très My 17, 55, 20, 29, 5, was the Greek who

agréable à manger. persuaded the Trojans to draw the Mon 25, 17, 32, 27, 30, 6, est indispensawooden horse into Troy.

ble à ceux qui ecrivent. My 54, 46, 71, 50, 16, 41, was a Hindoo Mon 4, 7, 1, 24, on employe dans le jardeity.

dinage. My 47, 69, 35, 62, 40, 20, was a famous Mon 20, 17, 26, 7, 12, 3, il faut toujours ferryman.

tenir. My 43, 7, 9, 59, 21, 17, were slaves.

Mon tout est un proverbe dont on doit se My 48, 35, 68, 51, 71, is the abode of de

rappeller au mois de mars. parted spirits.

F. S.

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For if you'd see my pointed nose,

My quick and whisking ways, My sparkling eyes and tiny toes, You thus my whole can raise.


48. Cyclop,
49. Puss,

52. Enigmatical.

53. None are so fond of secrets as those who do

not mean to keep them. ((Nun) R (sofa) od Nest, TwiG.

of (sea) c (reates) (ass) T (hose) (hod) 0 (knot) EurekA,

(men to) (key) p (T he) m.]
Ephemera L.

54. Strain a point mentally to discover what ander 50. Portsmouth is a seaboard city on a vast penin

the sun this can be. (St (rain) (ape) (cintsula of Southern England. ((Port)s(mouth)

ment) (awl E) (toad) is (cover) (what under (eye)s a (C bored) (city on knave) (ass) (t) (pen

the sun) this (can) B.] in cellar) (of 's) (outh) (urn in gland).] 55. Hum-bug. 51. By humility and fear of the Lord are riches, 56. Wolf— fowl — owl - flow-low - wool - me

and honor, and life.









Annie, of Stamford, Conn., writes thus agreea- "Write any number of more than one figure. bly:

Subtract the sum of the digits from the number, "MY DEAR YOUNG FOLKS,'

tell me all the figures but one in the answer, and "In the July number there are several ques

I will tell you the remaining one.' tions which you desired your little friends to an

“This is founded on the mathematical peculiarswer, promising to publish the best replies. So, ity, — or principle, if you choose, – that the remainbeing very desirous of seeing myself in print, 1 der obtained by subtracting the sum of the digits herewith send an answer to the query, 'What is of a number from the number itself is nine (9), or considered the best of Mendelssohn's pieces?'

some multiple thereof. But M. B. B. cannot al“His fame rests in a great measure upon his ways tell the remaining digit as he proposes. Here oratorio 'St. Paul,' and also upon that of. Elijah.' are a few examples :The latter is considered in England as his crown

388 ing work, and was written expressly for the Birmingham festival of August 26, 1846.


369 "Among the most famous of his many published works are his music for Goethe's "Walpurgis In both of these I choose to tell him the hundreds Night,' the 'Antigone' and 'Edipus' of Sopho- and tens digit. How can he determine whether cles, ‘Athalie,' and a great number of admirable the units digit is o or 9? He simply cannot. sonatas, concertos, trios, &c. In his 'Songs with

"Take other examples of similar numbers, viz. : out Words, for the piano-forte, Mendelssohn

288 opened a new vein of beauty, and produced an indispensable work for pianists by throwing aside

279 language, and writing melody and accompaniment for the pianist alone, at the same time keeping in view the scope and character of the instrument, and inventing charming traits of arrangement.


459 If I might offer any advice to the readers of the Young Folks,' I should suggest that all — who

655 have not already read them – should read Mendelssohn's Letters, and also Mendelssohn's Biog


639 raphy. The letters, particularly those written from Germany and Switzerland, are perfectly charming; for Mendelssohn was as much beloved for the beauty of his character as for his genius."

720 Victorine. Choose the subjects of your puzzles and so on. In none of these can he determine wherever you please.

correctly the unit's figure, if I choose to give him Miles Standish. How about the historical arti- the figures in the hundreds' and tens' places. cles, the Exposition, the mountains, &c. ?

"I call attention to the inaccuracy, because it Coralie. You left out several words in your sire to avoid.

is 'incorrect teaching,' a thing I presume you de

Respectfully yours, question, and we cannot understand it.

“Jo." This explains itself:

Our correspondent should bear in mind that no “Allow me to call your attention to the Math- rule can be guaranteed as absolute and without ematical Puzzle, No. 43, in your July number. exceptions, even in figures, which — although it is M. B. B. states, and you indorse it by publica- said of them that they "won't lie" - do tell very tion, as follows, viz. :

contradictory stories sometimes.






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Filbert, Zeo, Little Rutkie, L. W. K., Orena, cuts of nearly equal length, and, placing the end of Cherry Blossum (Um ? !), Susan (the “Voices” the shorter at the middle of the longer (like a T. speak to older readers than ours), Pickwick, Red hold them at this joint between the thumb and fine Squirrel, F. L. F., F. M., Nettie (quite right), ger. If the drawer tries to measure with his eye, Mabel, Emma F. P. (quite right, quite right !), in order to be sharp, he will almost always mislead Pelican Society, Dixie, Bow-wow (not so good himself, and find that he has drawn differently as usual), Clara (too late), Scribbler, Frank, Nel- from what he expected. In this there is no atlie of Germantown, Willy and Ida, Blue-Bell Clif tempt at deceit, and so it is well enough to try it. ford. Thanks, one and all, for special favors.

Hautboy. A good anagram should only make St. Clair. We shall print most of your letter few words, but sensible ones, from its subject. soon. — Try if you cannot find out the reason for

Edith. The question you ask was answered the dislike you speak of, and write to us about it, some months ago. please.

L. Howard. We do not know the address. Albert Du V. The materials used in making

Willy Wood. We think favorably of fencing. glass are named in our articles about Nathaniel Nye, – published last year. - Why should n't a

Zep. They are imaginary persons — When one lady fish, if she wants to ? — The Bridge of Sighs is snubbed, or slighted, or "cut," he is said to be is in Venice. - Needles were invented in Spain

sent to Coventry.” at a time of which no record is known: they were A déle. The rebus will not quite do. – The infirst introduced into England about 1565. — If you itials you mentioned were quoted by mistake. read the prophetical books of the Bible, and also

Gamma. The questions which you ask aboat Kings and Chronicles, you will learn about Mt. Freemasonry we cannot answer. Look among the Carmel.

people you know until you find some thoroughly Herbert. Mrs. Conant did not write “The trustworthy and respected man who is a Mason, Seven Little Sisters.” — Your other question has and then ask him. So much as anybody can tell been answered four or five times.

you he will, we have no doubt. Dora. Learn to spell and to use capitals right- Pencil. Such a question as you ask has been ly, instead of asking silly questions about beaux frequently answered here. — The rebus is too far. and flirtations. You have no business with such fetched. foolish nonsense.

Katie B. (1.) The gentleman goes first. (2.) Not Fanny S. F. explains a way of arranging cuts so in the daytime, unless in a crowd or awkward place. that an attempt on the part of the drawer to take (3.) Introduce a gentleman to a lady. advantage by calculating may be met without resort to the trick described by P. H. C., which cer

Caspar. Dropped. tainly, if practised "in earnest,” would be no better Enella. Your song is very well written, but we than cheating. She says that you should take two don't approve of wine and its praises.

Good little boy! Guessed it right the first time, — did n't you? “The love of money is the root of all evil," — that 's the August proverb, sure enough. Now try this one. And when you have found it out, remember it, and act in accordance with it.



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HE King, the Court, and the little traveller were assembled to hear what atoms can do. The King looked very serious. He was thinking that atoms were a bore, but that it was his duty to encourage them. The courtiers looked very serious too. They were thinking, each one, that, if he was King, he would have anybody hung that dared to talk about atoms. A table stood before the Lord High Fiddlestick. On the table stood a copper basin, filled with pounded ice and salt, and two strong bottles of iron, each closed by a screw firmly fixed in the neck.

“Your Majesty,” said my Lord High Fiddlestick, taking up one of them, “ these iron bottles are half an inch thick, and, as you see, they are firmly fastened at the top. They are filled with water, and I am going to place them in this pounded ice and salt, and freeze the water to show you what atoms can do. But I should like first to explain, as well as I can, how water freezes. The water is made up of atoms, or tiny particles, of vapor, which are held together, like the atoms of iron, by cohesion. But water is always much warmer than iron ; and, you

remember, we found out that Heat is motion ; so, when I say that, I mean that the atoms of water have much more motion

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's

Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. VOL. IV. – NO. X.


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