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A TREASURY OF CHARADES
Ready for banquet and for bowl, KING ARTHUR and the Table Round Or lance and helmet and my whole, In towered Camelot held revel,
For drawing sword or drinking.
Carl. And prince, and knight, and courtier found That night upon the rush-strewn ground
No. 80. A temporary level.
My second filled Cleopatra, They pledged the king, and quenched their She shook her stately head ; thirst,
“ They ne'er shall take me prisoner, For loyalty and pleasure beckoned, Bring me my first,” she said. Sobriety was treason worst; So mirth and madness filled my first,
And thus she died unwept for, – And serving-men my second.
For her no bell did toll,
None mourned her, for, though worldA boisterous set, upon my soul,
renowned, And troubled more with thirst than She ever did my whole. thinking;
ODDO OSSETT. ILLUSTRATED REBUS.- No. 81.
My 49, 26, 6, 34, 39, 13, was one of the
nymph, loved by Cupid.
My 50, 51, 39, 19, 20, 60, was an intimate
friend of Ulysses.
certain pair of twins.
music and poetry.
goddess of war.
My 64, 54, 36, 65, I, was a giant killed by
My 33, 59, 31, 31, 40, is a letter of the
My 12, 63, 45, 27, is a Hindoo goddess.
My 58, 7, 42, 23, 43, was a powerful sor-
My 3, 15, 20, 46, 21, 52, 8, were presided
My 3, 32, 4, 21, 30, were three powerful
My whole is two lines of poetry which
((Words) R (butt) (leaves), (deed) S R (tea) [(IV) (tune) (eyes) (N on E) (?-hat) (re's ex
can) (knot) (C on cur).)
HERE ends the fourth year of intercourse which we have held together through the pages of our Magazine, dear children and friends. That intercourse we have enjoyed most heartily, although we may have now and then grown a little weary with the constant thought and exertion necessary to prepare the numbers which succeed each other so rapidly, and which must be ever watched that they may be worthy of your regard and confidence. You too have been happy with us, as your almost innumerable letters have told us, and you have wished us from month to month more prosperity and length of days than are wont to fall to the lot of any in this world, where life and usefulness and happiness are only prepared for, or, at the most, are only begun. For all your interest and good-will we thank you; and we are sure that you will believe us when we tell you again, as we have told you before, that our chief pleasure in our work, and our chief reward for it, spring from your enjoyment and benefit in the result of our labors.
Our fifth volume, which begins with the next number, will be undoubtedly the best of all; and we shall expect to find you all gathering again about us, and bringing into the circle those of your friends with whom we are not yet acquainted.
In this place we cannot enter into the full particulars of the Prospectus for 1869, but we can give you an idea of the principal features.
To begin with, Mr. Aldrich will tell you “The Story of a Bad Boy." Not an “awfully bad boy," you know, but a boy like so many of our nephews and godsons — with every-day faults, and every day virtues too, who learns to work his way through naughtiness to goodness, and who comes, through some trouble and some "scrapes,” to an honest and esteemed youth. We believe that this will be the first time that such a real boy has been put into a story, and we are sure that you will all be delighted with him.
For the girls we have a story too, – the companion to “Farming for Boys," a tale written by the daughter of the gentleman who wrote that most popular narrative, and who will give his attention and advice to the preparation of " Gardening for Girls."
The declaimers among you will find themselves well provided for in Mr. Kellogg's Declamations, and the Dialogues of Mr. Epes Sargent; while for evenings at home, or for any exhibitions at school or elsewhere, there will be the Acting Charades of Miss S. Annie Frost.
Instruction and information will be supplied you in the articles upon American History by Mr. Bone, Mr. Parton's stories of some of the world's great navigators, in Mr. Shanks's tales of man's strange occupations by land or sea, in the articles by different hands about the wonders of nature and the marvels of foreign lands, and in accounts of trades and manufactures by Mr. Trowbridge and others.
Lighter reading will not be forgotten, of course, and stories and poems by your favorites and by new writers will form a part of every number ; so that with music, pictures, and your own departments, – “Round the Evening Lamp" and the “ Letter Box," — there will be something within our covers for every day and hour.
And now that we have thus hastily sketched the outline of our plans for the next year, we must leave you to read the full Prospectus, and to get up your clubs (which we hope will be larger than ever), while we resume the regular course of our duties, wishing you, as we turn back to our desks, the merriest of Christmas-tides, the happiest and best of New Years, and the brightest, noblest, and most honorable of futures !
G. V. R. desires us to call attention to a mis- R. T. “would like the job of writeing peases for spelling in puzzle No. 62; the third single answer yong Folks.” He had best undertake a little should read Wodan, not Woden. - He also thinks i "job" with the spelling-book. that we should have laid more stress upon Jo's F. O. N. We do not know. correction to M. B. B.'s puzzle (No. 43), than we
“Ruth and Birdie are very much interested in did, when we printed it in our September number. But it is to be borne in mind that the difficulty know when it will be continued. The people in
the story of the Peterkin Family, and want to arises simply from an imperfection in M. B. B.'s Canada who have read the story hope that the statement. If he were to except from his challenge Lady from Philadelphia has not yet succeeded in all sums ending with o or 9, he could make it good, making the Peterkin Family sensible.” according to our understanding, and Jo could only
The tale of the Peterkins is all told, and we can trip him up in just such a case. We therefore did not - and do not — consider it necessary to under- only hope that our readers may learn from their
mishaps to use their own wits seasonably. value M. B. B.'s puzzle because he omitted to specify the one exception to it. - - This paragraph
A.S. The verse you quote is from “The Bugle of G. V. R.'s tells its own story:
Song" in Tennyson's “Princess." "Enigma No. 46 makes Cromwell the cele- Mary & Lizzie. If a lady and gentleman are brated man who figured conspicuously in the time making a call, the lady gives the hint for leaving. of the Reformation.' The Reformation was first - In a formal introduction, there is no need of set on foot by John Wickliffe in 1370, and was shaking hands, for that act is an informality of completed by Edward VI. in 1547. Lutheranism itself. was introduced into Sweden in 1544, and established Tommy. Your drawing is not a rebus; it is in Germany in 1625. Cromwell figured from 1643 only a little sketch of some objects. to 1658, but never in the time of · The Reforma- Earl N. Y. The subject shall be considered. tion.' T. C. P.'s chronology is out of tune."
Mary Ella C. Please to send us your address, A. G. W., Russite Rye, Laura, Alice E. B., and we will write to you by mail. Clara A. H., H.P. & C. G., Lotie, Karl Thaut- May F. Planchette is well enough for fun, proful, Bessie W., Bennie, Katydid, M. C. D., Zobie, vided you don't believe any of the nonsense, or apF. G. DuB, thank you, although we cannot use parent sense, that is written by means of it. your favors.
Alice L. E. sent us, from Chicago, these words Charly Wilder G. Send on the names and get for the "Evening Prayer,” which was published the premium.
in our musical department last winter. They will George A.S. If you had read the contents-page be found to fit exactly, and now the “Prayer" can of your Magazine, you would have found out what be sung as well as played :you now ask us to tell you.
“ As in the Shepherd's bosom Edith E. H. Your verses are very good. You Little lambs delight, have tried to do a little too much in some of them, So fold me, Heavenly Father, however, and so there is an occasional confusion of In thy arms to-night. images. You have a good command of language
Alone in the darkness, and a clear sense of rhythm.
Alone in the world, Penelope T. We never begin correspondences
I seek thy protection, between our subscribers.
A lamb of thy fold. The Girls. Mr. Whittier was himself one of
Forgive me when I stray; the three friends in “The Tent on the Beach,”
0, love me when I pray, and Bayard Taylor, the traveller, was another.
Father dear!" Hickety Pickety. The puzzles are not quite up Many Letters remain to be answered in our next to our mark, we are sorry to say.
The explanation of last month's picture is, “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand." This month we give you, not a problem, but a puzzle ; for our little picture is a contradiction, and we are half inclined to think that only the very shrewdest of you will guess it, although you will all say that it is a first-rate "catch," when you know the answer.