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10. My first is like a monarch's sword

When sheath'd or drawn in hand;
My second turns a thousand tons,

Yet has not power to stand.
My third was known when men were few

On this our earth below;
They sought to use it for their good,

But brought instead a woe.
When you together join my whole,

A sea-port town you'll view,
Belonging to Great Britain's isle.-
Now tell the place.-Adieu !-F. F.

Cut off my head, and if you guess,
Your angry feelings you'll express;
Cut off my tail, and you will see
In me a tall and stately tree.
My whole complete is what you like
On every cold and wintry night.-A. T. D.

2. A LESSON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.--Let your con duct be distinguished by 19, 2, 4, 6, 8, 14, 11 ; let all your habits be 21, 30, 19, 16, 22, 17, 25, 14, 40; let your transactions be marked by 15, 12, 10, 3, 13, 17; be not 31, 13, 26, 6, 17, 32, 21, 9, 14, 28, 18, 13, 23, but avoid the snares of 38, 14, 24, 40, 33, 7, 19: cultivate 17, 6, 36, 9, 39, 33, 20, 13, 31 habits; and shun the 21, 6, 19, 27, 14, 25, 21, 9, 35, 29, 32 of the wicked; remember that 7, 9, 5, 34, 22, 17, 23 fear to meet 37, 40, 25, 14, 24, but that the good rejoice in the promises of 39, 12. 37. My whole is a sentence of eight words, composed of forty letters, expressive of a truth which should be impressed upon your minds.

ANSWERS TO ENIGMAS, p. 90. 1. Goose-berry. 1

2. Hem-lock.


REBUSES, &c., Pp. 119-121. 1. War-wick.

4. Pert-in-a-city. 1. NNAAOREC-a Greek lyric poet. He was

2. Po-lice.

5. Pen-i-tent. choked by a grape-stone while drinking: 2. AABBULRD - a popular female writer, 3. Hem-i-sphere.

6. Honey-moon. whose pleasing works have found their way to 7. Nile-Isaiah-Nebuchadnezzar-Ephesusmost British families.

Vashti-Elim-Hannah-NINEVEH. 3. EEBBNAOR-a fanatical member of par

8. The Eye.

12. Umbrella. liament, who became notorious in the time of

9. Band-age.

13. Wo-man. Cromwell.

10. Sky-rock-et.

14. Fire-fly. 4. IOZBLNE-an enterprising traveller, whose il. Mass-acre. researches in Egypt have been of great service to

15. Mary-Inter-Lion-Tiger-Organ-Nectar persons engaged in the study of antiquities. When

-MILTON. in London, becoming involved in difficulties, he maintained himself by performing for some time at


16 17 18 19 20 . MNTEEABH – a distinguished political 1.-12345

GREAT EXHIBITION writer, the father of a school of politicians still

26 27 Very numerous, and perhaps increasing. He was


INDUSTRY a man of unblemished character.

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 6. DWKOAOLBC-a British admiral, distin

NATIONS. guished for his achievements in many battles. He was engaged in the battle of Trafalgar, and when 2.-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

14 15 16 17 18 19 Nelson was wounded, he (Nelson) addressing him


1 HEAVEN said "God bless you I shall never

35 36 37 See you more!"


6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15



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28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

36 37 OF


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1. Port.


1. Abernethy.

4. Massaniello.
2. Addison.

5. Antoinette.
3. Alexander.

6. Archimedes.
ESTIMÁBLE QUALITIES.-6, 3, 26, 19, 12, 8,
displayed my first quality; 15, 13, 2, 1, 18, 9, exer-

5. Teneriffe. cised my second; and our 26, 29, 18, 9, gave the 2. Madeira.

6. Hermitage. best example of 'my third. The latter all 24, 5, 30 3. Lisbon.

7. Champagne. and 2, 12, 6, 16, 21 may imitate without difficulty, 4. Tent.

8. Mead. and find that much 11, 26, 10, 14, 21, 33, 4, 4 will result; it will diminish the 4, 29, 18, 18, 12, 2, 4 of those around us; and will prove that we pos

PRACTICAL PUZZLE, NO. XIV., P. 119. Sess my second quality. My qualities are 31, 18, 33, 17, 28-19, 18, 33, 20, 4, 32, 18, 5, 4 to none

Blow with considerable force down one side of wholly 22, 33, 8, 25, 16, 27, but which many may the glass upon the edge of the half-crown. The not be 23, 2, 10, 18, 33 that they possess. My whole sixpence will be expelled by the force of the air, is a sentence of ten words, consisting of thirty- and will fall either upon the upper surface of the three letters, representing qualities which make half-crown, or upon the table. A little practice man great, glorious, and happy. Strive to discover will render the performance of this feat very and display them.



PROBLEM No. XVII.-BY MR. A. G. M'COMBE, of Glasgow.-White playing first, mates in 4 moves.

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25. Q. R. to B. 26. K. R. to Kt. (a.) 27. B. to K. 2. 28. Q. to Q. B. 3. 29. B. takes P. 30. Q. Kt. P. I. 31. Q. to B. 2. (f.) 32. K. to Q. (g.) 33. P. takes Kt. 34. Q. to Q. 3. 35. K. to K.

25. K. to K. 26. Q. Kt. P. 2. 27. P. takes P. 28. Q. R. to Kt. 29. R. to Kt. 5. 30. Q. to Q. R. 4 (e.) 31. Q. to R. 6. (ch.) 32. Kt. takes B. 33. R. to Kt. 7. 34. B. to R. 5. (ch.) 35. Checkmates in two moves.



1. K. P. 2.

1. Q. Kt. to B. 3. 2. Q. P. 2.

2. K. P. 2. 3. Q. P. 1.

3. Q. Kt. to K. 2. 4. Q. B. to K. Kt. 5. 4. Q. P. 1. 5. Q. Kt. to B. 3.

5. K. Kt. to B. 3. 6. B. takes Kt.

6. P. takes B. 7. Q: to K. R. 5. (ch.) 7. Kt, to Kt. 3. 8. K. Kt. to B. 3. 8. K. B. to Kt. 2. (a.) 9. K. Kt. to R. 4.

9. K. to B. 2. 10. K. B. to Q. 3.

10. Q. B. to Q. 2. 11. Castles on Q. side. 11. Q. to Q. B. (6.) 12. K. R. P. I.

12. B. to K. 13. Kt. to K. B. 5.

13. K. to B. 14. Kt. takes B.

14. K. takes Kt. 15. Q. to B. 3.

15. K. R. P. 2. 16. Kt. to K. 2.

16. K. R. P. 1. 17. K. Kt. P. 2.

17. B. to K. B. 2. 18. K. R. to Kt.

18. Q. B. P. 2. 19. Q. B. P. 2.

19. Q. to Q. 20. Q. to K. 3.

20. Q. R. to B. 21. K. B. P. 2.

21. P. takes P. 22. Kt. takes P.

22. Kt. to K. 4. 23. K. Kt. P. 1.

23. P. takes P. 24. R. takes P. (ch.) (.) 24. K. to B.

Solution to Problem XVI., p. 122.

BLACK 1. Kt. to K. Kt. 7. (ch.) 1. Kt. takes Kt. (hest.) 2. K. B. to K. 4.

2. If Kt. at B. 5 is moved. 3. B, to Q. 5. (ch.) Mate.

or if

2. Kt. at Kt. 2. moves. 3. B. to K. B. 5. Mate.


(a.) Q. to K. 2, and then to K. B. 2, would have been better, because Black would, in that case, not have been obliged to play his K, and thus lose the privilege of Castling. (1.)

b c.). Well played; Black would lose his Q. were he to take this R.

(d.) He should have played this R. to Kt. 7, with a view to take the B., and then play Kt, to K. 6. (e.) Menacing to take B. with R., and thus win White

f.) He seems to have no better move. 19. Interposing Q., or playing K. to Kt. sq., would have lost a piece.




seriousness to the boy, fulfilling the sentiFRANK MEAN WELL;

ment of our great poet:

"Love refines
The thoughts, and heart enlarges ; hath his seat
In reason, and is judicious; is the scale
By which to heavenly love we may ascend."

It was no trifling folly, but a prolific

source of goodness—as true pure love is Tue hearts of youth and childhood are ever. It had no selfish purpose, no thought like the first and youngest shoots of plants, of self. The happiness which he felt he which are so full of life, that they bear up longed to give to every one around him. against burdens, and tourish in opposition A perpetual stream of kindly feelings--of to difficulties which would have completely blessings for all the world, sprang like a destroyed the more advanced growths. The pure fountain therefrom. The very flowers hurricane which prostrates the oak of ma- had sweet significance for him, from the turity, bends only the more flexile stems of humble heath, with its waxen flowers, to the springing corn, or the elastic boughs of the courtly chestnut, with fan-like leaves and young osier ; in like manner the sorrows pink-striped satin flowers, standing in conand calamities which would overwhelm and scious pride of beauty with its dazzling break the heart of the man, cast but a pas- pyramids of blossom. He wanted no book sing shadow and temporary gloom over the of fashionable convention to give the beauspirit of the child.

ties of nature names and sentiments; the Thus it was with Frank Meanwell. The feelings and emotions were welling from natural elasticity of nature, which belongs his heart, and settled upon fitting flowers. peculiarly to early life, had, in a great External beauty, to a nature so attuned, degree, supported him through calamities as suggestive of religion, and he learned which, happily for him, he could not wholly lo see in each lovely object which for the estimate; and now, under happier auspices, first time met his raptured eye, only anthe same strength of life enabled him to other reflection of the goodness of God in regain his wonted spirits and his former the myriad-faced mirror of nature. Around health. He had not forgotten what had his heart was thus entwined a garland of happened-far from it. The past gave an pure and holy feeling, in which were woven unchildlike seriousness to his disposition, together the “forget-me-not” of memory but seemed at the same time to stimu- -the recollections of his mother with the late his affections. He was sensible of the moss-roses of affection-his modest love singular position which he occupied, and for Isabel—and white water-lilies, emblems ingenuously grateful for the kindness which of that pure spirituality which, like those was shown to him, the very excess of which flowers, has ever its eye and bosom directed seemed to pain him, by reminding him of heavenward. A calm was in Frank's heart, the singular train of circumstances which like the stillness of a summer evening. As had made him the object of tender sym- in that season, nevertheless, clouds pile pathies. In his pure love for Isabel he themselves in fantastic mountainous heaps was indeed happy, and her girlish confes- in the blue sky, tempting to the belief that sion of regard had carried him beyond all there is some distant land, the fancied home bounds of joy. His heart seemed to live in of the storm, there stretching far away to sunshine; and his existence, while Isabel the many-coloured stars, so in Frank's was by, was to him a summer day in mind there seemed to be distant clouds in

the horizon of his destiny. Yet the stars of JUNE,

hope shone down over the gloomy vapours, and when a transient shade, like a summer and it was with no sadness that he taught night, would pass over him in her absence, himself and Isabel to believe that his thoughts of her shone like the glow-worm's mother watched over him from behind the light through the gloom, by the wayside of blue curtain of the sky above. Yet a shade his path of life. Like the air of that sea- like those rising clouds—would someson, which gives maturity to leaves and times come over him, and lessen the joylowers, this attachment appeared to lend l ousness of his day-dreams when he thought



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of the past. The violets, and snowdrops, till too late : the poor husband expecting and primroses of Spring were gone. It was the arrival of his wife, who is dying on her not that he saddened when his memory way in a dreadfully loathsome lodgingwandered baek to his mother's death-bed; house, while he is unable to purchase the no, he felt that she was entirely happy. letter which calls him to her side, or diNo; for ever there in front as he glanced rects whither aid can be sent to her: all along the path of life, a mystery obscured these, and a hundred other miseries, arose his view, like a spectre standing in the way. from a heavy tax upon communion by A question constantly remained unan- writing. How priceless is a letter! How

ed; and the uncertainty with regard marvellous a thing is the fixing of our to his father's fate weighed upon him as a thoughts upon paper--the painting of ideas nightmare. Curiosity in the gossips had with a pen! How glorious the thought, grown tired of seeking for a solution of that the time shall be when, from this power the mystery which many believed would of conversing with those afar off, shall arise only be explained “when the secrets of the means of binding the hearts of all men all hearts should be revealed.” As the in the bonds of love and brotherhood ! boy recovered from the first shock and The pleasure derived from letters in Mr. surprise of his misfortunes, and as with Keen's family was not confined to himhis growth his intellect acquired increasing self and his benevolent wife ; for it was the power, the question was daily pressed upon surgeon's custom to read aloud at the him by himself. It was like the fabled breakfast table all letters except those riddle of the Sphynx, which involved the which referred exclusively to professional destruction of those who were unable to

Philip and Isabel were theresolve her enigma. “Guilty, or not guilty ?" fore delighted to know that they would seemed to be every now and then whispered hear what their brother had got to say, as in his ears.

There was something oppressoon as the morning meal had been coti. sive in the very happiness in which h cluded. Frank, moreover, upon this occalived, while the cloud hung over him; anu sion, was interested more than he otherwise the discovery of his father's fate became a might have been, because, with the last purpose of his life.

despatch of family letters which had been One morning two letters were placed upon sent to James, with some cake to school, the breakfast-table at Mr. Keen's house, and he had written a friendly note, informing it was observed by the children, who knew him, that owing to the kindness of the surthe postman's welcome “ tat-tat,” that one geon, he had been allowed for a time to take of them was in the handwriting of their up his residence in James's home. Frank brother, James Keen, the eldest of the sur- was also aware that further information geon's family. They detected also that it with reference to the circumstances which bore the post-mark of Rochester, where the had caused him to become an inmate of youth alluded to was at school.

Mr. Keen's house had been despatched by In those days of expensive postage, when Isabel at the same time. The breakfast letters were a luxury only to be enjoyed by having been concluded, the surgeon opened the wealthy, or by the friends of members the letters and glanced over them; of Parliament (who could "frank" the en- while he did so his face underwent a change, velopes), the receipt of a communication in which surprise appeared to be a promifrom a friend was an event of some impor- nent expression. He then, to the distance, and was thought the more of on appointment of the children, handed them account of the rarity of its occurrence. over in significant silence to his wife, What miseries did not the system entail on whose curiosity was not a little excited by those who were already suffering! The her husband's manner and his deviation widowed mother, longing to hear from the from his usual custom. In a few minutes son upon whom her support depended, yet afterwards, the surgeon and his wife left the denied the welcome document, being too table, requesting Frank to follow them to poor to pay the postage: the daughter un- the “consulting room," as the apartment able, from the same cause, to possess her- connected with the surgery was called. self of the epistle which informed her of The children's wonder and anxiety were her father's illness, or her mother's death, still further excited when the servant was


seen to take Frank's little coat and hat horses, and late in the afternoon before

mbet from the hall, and carry them to the room they arrived in the straggling, but once where he was closeted with their father and important city of Rochester.

On the way mother. Their fears that Frank was going down, Frank and his friendly guardian had to be sent away increased when they saw a few opportunities for conversation, as it hackney-coach drive to the door; but these was not deemed prudent by the latter to were again dispelled when Frank, clothed allude in any manner to the objects of their in travelling attire, came running out to journey in the presenae: of strangers. The kiss his little friends, and said that he was surgeon, on alighting at the hotel, inquired going to see Jaines, and should be back if they could have private apartments, and again the next evening, he believed. After being answered in the affirmative, ordered many loving and affectionate messages had dinner, and then retired to his bedroom to been given to him, Mr. Keen hurried the remove the chalky dust of the roads, which boy away, saying that he feared that they had completely whitened the travellers. would be too late for the coach which they Important events were passing elsehad to meet; and in a minute afterwards, where. Not in the horizon of Frank's away rolled the vehicle, leaving Isabel and prospects only did clouds collect, and Philip staring from the door, as if their look portentous; but while to him a steady foster-brother had been stolen from them faith gave firm assurance that those vaby some enchantment. Frank leaned out pourous masses would break into refreshof the window and waved a handkerchief, ing showers for the earth, even though till the carriage turned a corner, and thus accompanied by tempest, to some others excluded his young friends from view. they were charged with a gloomy uncer

Throughout the day Mrs. Keen was sub- tainty and conscience-stricken douột that jected to many inquiries and ingenious forbade them to draw any consolation from cross-questionings ; but either would not, the success of their dishonesty. or could not give the children any satis- In a street near the Seven Dials, in the factory replies. From what was said, never- vicinity of Mrs. Margaret Mallalieu's estatheless, Isabel was led to believe that the blishnient for the sale of old iron and journey was fraught with most important stolen property, an apparent cripple was consequences to Frank's prospects and huddled in a heap beside the door of a ginhappiness, and that it was quite possible palace. Though the slouched felt hat that he might not return for many days. which he wore was made to conceal his

In the meanwhile the objects of curiosity features, enough of thein could be seen to having arrived at the booking-office in show that the man was, or had been, in time, secured places on the outside of the bad health. As he solicited alms from the Rochester coach, which was about to start persons who went in or out from the spirit

After a great deal vaults, he eyed them with a curious inof bustle, and a great deal of trouble inquisitiveness, and, unlike the ordinary begpacking, and considerable delay in waiting gar, did not repeat his request after he had for some passengers who had taken inside looked at the person he addressed. A freplaces, but who had not made their appear- quenter of that over-crowded locality might ance, the old coach rolled away from the have observed the same figure in turn at chief office, swayed on either side by the the door of each public house and winegreat tower of luggage which was built up shop in the district; indeed, the man hard on the roof. The bustle and noise were been already recognised as a sort of regular repeated several times at different smaller appendage to the doors of those polluting offices before they reached the outskirts of establishments. At one or another he sat London; and a quarter of an hour was from morning till night. Nobody knew, occupied by a dispute that arose between or cared to know, his history; but it was a two gentlemen about the box-seat, which tale in bar parlours, that the beggar had in those days was considered to give a dig. been seen to run without halting, and that nity and importance to its occupant. All his apparently distorted limbs had been, these matters having been settled, the under sudden excitement, called into accoach was at length drawn out of the great tivity and natural shape. In a district tity. It was mid-day before they changed where ingenuity was thought more highly

with much ceremony.

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