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LATE HOURS.—It is hard to tell, observes an historian, afflicted family of the deceased, the latter thus bear testiwhy, all over the world, as the age became more luxurious, mony to her worth the hours became later. Was it the crowd of amusements “Never was there a person more completely fitted to that pushed on the hours gradually? or were people of gain the affections of those around her than Mrs. Hill. fashion better ploased with the secrecy and silence of the Never a woman better adapted by nature and educatio night, when the vulgar industrious had gone to rest? In for the position in which she was placed. Firm, yet mild past ages, there were few pastimes but what daylight and gentle-ready and intelligent-acute and penetrating afforded.

_with an extraordinary faculty of adaptation, yet without

the constitutional impatience so frequently associated with ART-EDUCATION OF CHILDREN.-A recent traveller in Eng these qualities; animated and spirited, without being vebe land says: “We have found the children of Queen Victoria, ment and passionate, she was capable of exercising & re

ment and passionate, she was capable of ex at nine in the morning, at the Museum of Practical Art; markable degree of self-control, either natural or acquired. and, on another occasion, at the same hour, amidst the She appeared to possess, by intuition, that insight into Elgin marbles-not the only wise hint to the mothers of character which, with some minds, is the result of longEngland to be found in the highest place. Accustom your continued reflection, attained only by habits of inference children to find beauty in goodness, and goodness in and analogy. beauty."

“The happy faculty, also, of keeping in shadow whatever

was calculated to dampen and sadden the feelings of her REWARD OF FEMALE COURAGE. — The « Moniteur" an- pupils was most particularly a virtue of our much lament. nounces that the Cross of the Legion of Honor has just }

ed teacher." been granted to Madame Abicot de Ragis, who, on the 21st

The managers of the Franklin Institute, of Pennsylvaof December last, gave proof of singular courage in con

şnia, who were also patrons and advisers of the lady manatending alone against three malefactors who had invaded gers of the “School of Design," thus record their respect for her house, in order to burn the archives of the commune her memory :of Oison, of which her husband is the mayor. Madame

“ The Committee on the 'School of Design for Women' Abicot de Ragis was badly burned, and wounded with a have the painful duty of announcing to the Institute the poniard.

death of Mrs. Anne Hill, the Principal of said school. She

left the city, a few weeks ago, to enjoy a short vacation Dress.—Bear it in mind, my young friends, that your

from the labors of the school, and was one of the passendress is a sort of index to your character; that a studied gers on board of the steamboat Henry Clay, at the time and just economy in dress indicates prudence and forc } such a lamentable destruction of life attended the conflathought, a reference to your future wants, and to the claims gration of that vessel. Mrs. Hill was one of those drowned of others. How much nobler is this than to be the slave in an attempt to escape from the boat, and there seems of Fashion, an imitator of the follies of those richer than 3

reason to believe that she fell a sacrifice to her efforts to yourselves one of that frivolous class wittily designated as save a drowning child. She had endeared herself to the “ clothes-people,” because mind, body, and estate are sacri- } committee, to the pupils in the school, and to all its conficed to clothes!

tributors and patrons, by the uniform devotion and energy Economy is not limited to avoiding extravagance. It she manifested in the welfare and success of the school, by will induce you to purchase the most substantial and du- her complete adaptations, personal, moral, and professional, rable materials for your dress. For example, to buy & for its management, and by those ready and practical tastraw hat instead of a silk one, a calico instead of a muslinį lents which so remarkably contributed to its usefulness,

own. &c. Economy will teach you to mend up an old and to the enjoyment of the public confidence. gown, and make it do, instead of buying a new one.

,"By this sudden and/afflicting dispensation of ProviNothing will aid you so much in the practice of economy dence, the school has been bereaved of a bead which it will in your dress as expertness with your needle. No Ameri be difficult to replace; her children and family have lost a can woman, let her speak all the tongues, and play on all kind, faithful, and religious mother and relative, and the the instruments invented, can be said to be educated, if community has been deprived of one whose career of use she is not a good needlewoman. With a little pains, you

fulness in a new philanthropic effort was full of the promay learn how to make your own gowns. With ingenuity, mise of rich and abundant good. you can turn and refit them. It would not cost you half “Sincerely condoling with all those who have thus lost the trouble and time it does to learn to embroider muslin

one endeared to them by the possession of such gifts, the well; and, tell me, which contributes the more to a good

committee offer the following resolutions :appearance, a neatly repaired and well-fitted dress, or a

Resolved, That the sympathy and condolence of the worked collar? Which would give you the most favorable

Institute be, and the same are hereby tendered to the impression of the character of the wearer?

family of Mrs. Apne Hill, to her late pupils, and to her

friends, in the great and irreparable bereavement which TRIBUTE TO Mrs. ANNE HILL.--This excellent and accorn they have suffered by her death. plished woman was one of the victims in that awful catas

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be trophe, the burning of the IIenry Clay. None has been transmitted to the family of Mrs. Hill by the President of more laincnted among the multitude there sacrificed to the

the Institute, and that the same be entered at large upon reckless spirit of emulation which gives the swiftest steam the minutes, as a humble tribute of our estimation of ber boat its popularity, and therefore its conductors their power


S. V. MERRICK, President." over human destiny. The death of Mrs. Hill is, indeed, a public loss. She was engaged, most successfully, in carry.

CHRISTMAS ! -and a merry one, will, we hope, be enjoyed ing out the experiment of the "School of Design for Wo by our renders. This holiday is so near neighbor of No men,” established in this city, about four years ago, by } Year, that we anticipate the last while thinking of the Mrs. Sarah Peter. Mrs. Hill had had charge of the school first. The farewell we bid our readers and friends at the nearly a year, and had gained the entire confidence of both

close of this number seems united with the welcome we managers and pupils. In a letter of condolence to the shall give them to our new volume of January, 1853.



VOLUME XLV.--This number closes the forty-fifth volume of the Lady's Book !" If age proves merit in a literary magazine, onrs may well claim the crown. No other periodical of the kind in our land has boen so long and well sustained. We ask a continuance of this liberal support: we aro resolved to merit the patronage of all who wish to sustain the credit of American talent, and improve the character of American literature.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.-The following articles are accepted: “ The East,” “On the Common Fallacy that Youth is a Blessing,” “Presentiment," " 'Twas the Dawning of Day," “ The Message to the Dead," “ Sonnet," “ The Dream-land of Hope,” “Not at Home,” « The Zephyr's Message,” “ Hil Allah?” “Scene at the Cascade Bridge,” and “Life in Earnest."

The following are declined; some because we have no room, and others because not adapted to our pages: “Memory,” “Tho Lone Heart's Complaint," " A Dirge,” “ Lake Ontario,” “I'll think of Thee, Amanda,” “The Past," “Letter to my Father," "The Three Boons," “ Love and Poesy,” “When Echo answers Echo," To the Lark,” “The Weary World," "A Last Look," “ Gossips," "The Dead," "A Truce to my Aspirings," “ Wonders," "She is Gone," and “A Winter Song."

A number of articles on hand we have not had time to examine. The writers are not forgotten; and we thank our many friends for their constant favors.

Lady Subscribers."-Smoking-cap in our next number. “Nina,” Mexico, N. Y.-What was the title of the article? Please be explicit

“ W. II. W.," New York.--Must have a little patience with us. There are MSS. that we have had on hand a long time, that must take precedence. The corrections will be made

ANCIENT EGYPT UNDER THE PHARAOHS. By John Kenrick, A.M. This is a work of deep research into the mysteries of antiquity, and is, consequently, full of interest to the student of history. It describes, to use the words of the author, according to the present state of our knowledge, the land and the people of Egypt, their arts and sciences, their civil institutions, and their religious faith and usages; and relates their history from the earliest records of the monarchy to its final absorption in the empire of Alexander.

COMPARATIVE PHYSIOGNOMY; or, Resemblances between Men and Animals. By James W. Redfield, M. D. This is an amusing book, having no less than three hundred and fifty pictures of men and beasts, between whom the author professes to have discovered a resemblance. How far he will be able to carry his readers with him in his imaginary discoveries, and in his descriptions and comparisons, we must leave to the readers themselves.

THE POETICAL WORKS OF FITZ GREENE HALLECK. We have, in & preceding number of the “ Lady's Book," noticed the publication, by Redfield, of New York, of a new and beautiful edition of the poetical works of Mr. Halleck, who is universally known to the literary world as one of the best of our American poets. As an author, Mr. H. was foremost among his contemporaries in the establishment of an unequivocal literary reputation for his country, and in claiming for her writers an undisputed equality with European writers of the present age. Possessing the rarest qualifications of genius, directed by a sound and polished ulucation, an exuberant fancy, always under the control of a pure moral sentiment, no man has done more by his writings to elevate and adorn the literature of his country than Mr. Halleck. And, for presenting this new edition of his works to the public, at a time when the strife seems to be who shall print and who shall read the greatest number of foreign works, the publisher deserves the thanks of every true-hearted American reader. The volume is for sale by .W. B. Zieber, Third below Chestnut Street.

Literary Notices.

From J. S. REDFIELD, Clinton Hall, New York, through From M. W. DODD, New York, through J. W. MOORE, W. B. ZIEBER, Philadelphia :

Philadelphia ? PHILOSOPHERS AND ACTRESSES. From the French STORIES OF ANCIENT ROME. By F. W. Ricord. With of Arsene Houssaye. Two volumes. A knowledge of the illustrations. There is scarcely any history so interesting subjects of these volumes-French philosophers and French to youthful readers as that of ancient Rome, especially that actresses--would be, to most minds, satisfactory evidence

portion of it dating from the exposure of the “wolf-suckled with regard to their worthless character. Yet, although

twins," to the overthrow of the Tarquins. There is an air e author has not kept very closely to his subjects, we of fabulous enchantment thrown round this period of Romuch doubt whether the wit and wisdom which do at times man history, which, however much matter-of-fact men may appear in his pages, would repay any one for the danger desire it to be removed, will never be wholly dissipated, and incurred in gathering them from tho mass of flippancy, never can cease to gratify the fancy both of the young and false sentiment, useless philosophy, licentious scandal, and the old. The volume before us is “intended as the first of masked infidelity from which they spring, like flowers on a connected series devoted to the most important events of the dizzy verge of & precipice. Some knowledge is un Roman history," and is a complete account, arranged under doubtedly useful and necessary, but the knowledge of evil appropriate heads, of the period we have above alluded to. is the curse of man; and the less we know of the wrong The author's design has been to adapt bis “stories" to the side of human nature, the more peaceful, pure, and benefi capacities of the young, and, at the same time, to render cont will be the tenor of our lives. Not so, thinks M. Hous them agreeable and instructive to the general reader. In saye. And there is, besides, every evidence that he belongs this, by his clear, simple, and yet attractive style, he bas to that class of epicureans who, departing from the true, been very successful. We have only one objection to make, benutiful, and practicable precepts of their Master_"vir after a cursory examination, which is, that Mr. Ricord has tue is pleasure"-have inscribed on the altar of their pas descended occasionally to the rhetorical artifice of thinking sions the seductive, though fallacious sentiment, that plea for his heroes. This, it is true, is a common thing with sure is virtue. It is not necessary, nay, it is full of misery modern historians; but, still, there is nothing, in our to mankind, that there should be converts to this latter 3 opinion, moro deserving of reprehension. A cultivate doctrine. And, therefore, M. Houssaye being free to writo imagination is not satisfied with it, a correct judgment con. books for such a purpose, and others being free to translate demns it, and it is utterly opposed to truth. It is an error, and to publish them, we, too, claim the privilege of saying, { however, into which Mr. Ricord has rarely fallen, and into in regard to them, that they are entirely unfit for the peru- which he bas perhaps been drawn by the imagined orations sal, if not of gentlemen, certainly of the truly modest and so numerous in the illustrious authors from whom his mateamiable ladies of our country.

rials are derived.

From CHARLES SCRIBNER, New York, through LINDSAY & } reader, whether he has or has not been influenced by the BLA KISTON, Philadelphia :

treacherous sophisms of Gibbon and Hume, or by the ARCHIBALD CAMERON; OR, HEART-TRIALS. This slighter, but unpardonable errors of Paley and other auis the life-history of a very pious and amiable young man, thors, will rise from the perusal of this volume without in the form of a novel, “ founded upon fact.” If sound mo feeling himself to be a wiser, if not a better man. No free rality, fine sentiments, and not a few striking and interest thinker, no atheist, in whose bosom there still lingers & ing descriptions and incidents, together with a generally spark of feeling allied even to human gratitude-we will clear, and oftentimes poetical form of expression, are calcu not say to divine love,however faint it may be, will fail to lated to attract readers, we can entertain no doubt of the be touched by the conclusive reasoning, and the persuasive rapid and extensive sale of this publication. There are } eloquence through which the author prepares the mind some points of practical theology discussed in its pages, and the heart for the reception of the paramount truth of upon anything but the graphic merits of which we, of God's existence, and of the great and consequent duty of course, can speak with but little certainty. Whether "obedience to his will,” incumbent upon all his creatures. ministers do resort to the artifices mentioned, in order to OUR FIRST MOTHER. The author of this work, as we gain popularity and rich congregations, it is not our pro believe, has aimed to impart Scriptural instruction upon vince to decide; but certainly there appears to be a strong a number of select topics naturally suggested by the Mosaic verisimilitude to nature, together with a great deal of history. The “ character and the matter, the style and quiet humor and gentle seriousness in our author's de execution of the work” have been cordially approved of by scription of the practices which he insinuates many young several theological professors, who speak confidently of the clergymen are forced to adopt, in order to secure and retain author's extensive Biblical research, and who state that, in the good-will of their congregations.

religious doctrine, he is always orthodox. THE LIVES OF WINFIELD SCOTT AND ANDREW LITTLE SILVERSTRING; or, Tales and Poems for the JACKSON. By J. T. Headley, author of "Napoleon and Young. By Wm. Olana Bourne. This is a beautiful volbis Marshals," “ Washington and bis Generals," etc. etc. ume, full of instruction and entertainment for the young. The author informs us that this volume “ is designed to be It contains fifty stories, sketches, and poems, all of which the commencement of a series of biographical sketches of are admirably composed, and designed not merely to distinguished men of the present generation.” It is writ amuse, but to instruct and adorn the minds of youthful ten in Mr. Headley's usually graphic and attractive style. readers. The book is embellished with likenesses of the two heroes, of whose patriotic services it is the record.

From HARPER & BROTHERS, New York, through LINDSAY & ESSAYS ON THE PROGRESS OF NATIONS, in Civiliza BLAKISTON, Philadelphia :tion, Productive Industry, Manufactures, Commerce, Bank TIIE PERSONAL ADVENTURES OF «OUR OWN CORing, Internal Improvements, Emigration, and Population. RESPONDENT" IN ITALY. Showing how an Active CamBy Ezra C. Seaman. This is a volume of upwards of six paigner can find Good Quarters when Other Men lie in the hundred pages. It is a compilation of essays written by Fields; Good Dinners when Many are Half Slarved; and the author on the subjects embraced in the title, in the Good Wine, though the King's Staff be reduced to Half Rations. years 1846, 1847, and 1848. To these a large amount of By Michael Burke Honan. We have not perused this book; new matter has been added, and the whole condensed, but learn, from the first sentence in the preface, that it is corrected, and rearranged.” With the author's specula original, and not a reprint of the author's correspondence tions on the progress of nations in religion, politics, and from Italy to the “ London Times." Near the close of the civilization, we do not propose to meddle. In relation to work, the author says of himself: “I am & good Roman these questions, including the author's general view of Catholic-not good in a religious or moral sense, I have governments, ancient and modern, we have, however, read the humility to say, but a faithful son of the old church, very different relations, drawn from quite as reliable au

who never will desert its standard." It would seem, from thorities as those referred to in this work. The statistics this, that his church has some other standards, and some of commerce, manufactures, population, etc. etc., form a other evidences of faithfulness besides those of religion and very interesting feature in the compilation, and will be ac morality. But Mr. Honan is an impulsive Irishman, and ceptable to those who desire to be acquainted with matters therefore we will not visit his church with what appears to of loss and gain in the science of barter and the philosophy be a natural mistake, or a native bull. of trade.

· THE INSTITUTES OF ALGEBRA. Being the first of a OUTLINES OF MORAL SCIENCE. By Archibald Alex Course of Mathematics. Designed for the Use of Schools, ander, D. D., late Professor in the Theological Seminary at Academies, and Colleges. By Gerardus Beekman Docharty, Princeton, N.J. At a time when the press is teeming } LL. D., Professor of Mathematics in the New York Free with the productions of a class of authors who seem to be Academy. The author of this work, who has been twentyguided by no moral or benevolent principles whatever, it is five years a teacher of mathematics, presents it to the pub pleasant to come in contact with a volume like this, so } lic under the belief that it will materially lighten the labor complete in all its arrangements, so simple, and yet so of the instructor, and facilitate the progress of the pupil. comprehensive in its arguments, so sound and irrefutable PARISIAN SIGHTS AND FRENCH PRINCIPLES, SEEN in its logic, and, above all, so full of the benignant spirit, THROUGH AMERICAN SPECTACLES. The majority of and of the true teachings of Christianity. It is not long “ Parisian Sights" are, no doubt, very interesting; and, fince we laid down a work, in which its author seemed to though they have been frequently displayed, may stiil labor hard to prove that the Christian doctrine of obedience claim a respectable share of admiration, especially when had been the cause of nearly all the miseries of mankind, delineated in so handsome a manner as they are in the and of all the darkness which is supposed to have enve. volume before us. Some of them, however, and a large loped the world, wholly or partially, up to the period, or portion of what are called “ French Vinciples," might, so thereabouts, of the first French Revolution. But here is far as our plain republican morality is concerned, be left a moral philosopher who teaches sublimer doctrines, here to the examination of French opticians. Holding this is an historian whose deductions from the records of civili- opinion, we cannot be expected to approve very cordially zation are far more consoling to the heart of the truly of a book which, though generally unexceptionable, conenlightened progressionist. No intelligent, right-minded {tains the result of a rather too microscopic observation of



the immoral sights and principles of Paris and the Paris. remark that it is a series of tales, poetical translations, etc., ians. The author, we admit, is profuse in condemnation } gracefully combined with the scenes and incidents forming of the licentiousness of French usages; yet even he, & re the story to which its title is due; the whole written in a spectable American father, has not handled pitch and pleasing and elegant manner, uniting sparkling criticisms escaped undefiled, and has frequently to blush for some of with delicate humor, and delightful home-pictures with his equivocal representations of sights and principles.

lively descriptions of exterior nature, and pervaded by a cheerful tone of simple and unstrained morality.

LIVES OF WELLINGTON AND PEEL. From the “ LonFrom D. APPLETON & Co., New York, through C. G. HEN- {

don Times.” This is a neat volume, uniform with “ ApDERSON & Co. (late Geo. S. Appleton), Philadelphia S

pleton's Popular Library of the Best Authors." SUMMER-TIME IN THE COUNTRY. By the Rev. R. A. Willmott, author of “Jeremy Taylor: a Biography.” From 11. LONG & BROTTIER, New York: This is the summer journal of an observant and well-read NORTHWOOD; OR, LIFE NORTH AND SOUTH. Showrural clergyman, devoted rather to literature than to na

ing the true Character of Both. By Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale. tural history, and more intent on recording the thoughts

This work has not been got up for the occasion, and to and emotions excited by a poetic and philosophic contem

minister to the prevailing excitement on a delicate question plation of nature, than on making scientific notes with re

of State and National policy. It was first published in Bosgard to the movements and doings of bugs, beetles, and

ton, twenty-five years ago, and was the first introduction caterpillars. Stored, as it is, with profound reflections,

of the authoress to the American public, and at once estajudicious criticisms, and pleasing researches, which are

blished her reputation as a writer of fiction, chastened and beantifully illustrated by a liberal and happy use of quota

elevated by the purest moral and religious sentiments. tions, this little volume can scarcely fail to meet the taste

We have never yet, and we have no idea now of mingling of the most refined and fastidious reader.

in any of the political controversies that agitate the public STORIES FROM “BLACKWOOD.” Of these, we need

mind; but it is only an act of justice rendered to the author only say that they are carefully selected from among those

ess to say, that there is no thought or sentiment expressed tales which, by their excellence and finished brevity, have

in the pages of “ Northwood that will not bear the strictest boen a remarkable feature in the remarkable pages of

test of literary and moral criticism, as well as of tbo purest “Old Ebony." Many of them have long enjoyed a high

love of country. It is conservative throughout, calm and and deserved popularity, which, in their present convenient

considerate in its tone and reflections, and altogether such form, will, no doubt, be considerably enhanced.

a work as might be expected to emanate from the pen of a MEN'S WIVES. By W. M. Thackeray. This volume

Christian woman. comprises a series of amusing and attractive papers originally published in "Frazer's Magazine" for 1843, and is

From T. B. PETERSON, Philadelphia : written in its author's usual vein of mingled pleasantry

THE CABIN AND THE PARLOR; OR, SLAVES AND and pathos, sentiment and satire.

MASTERS. By J. Thornton Randolph. This book was The publications above noticed, we would here remark,

very generally and favorably noticed by the press before it form a part of Appleton's well-selected and neatly printed,

made its appearance, and, from all we have heard and seen cheap, and “ Popular Library of the Best Authors."

of its contents since its publication, we think the criticisms REUBEN MEDLICOTT; OR, TIIE COMING MAN. By

of some of its first chapters were just. Our copy, unfortuM. W. Savage, Esq., author of the “Bachelor of the Albany,"

nately, was not received until it was too late to give the “My Uncle, the Curate," etc. etc. One volume. We hay 3

work more than a cursory examination, even had the not for some time met with a more acceptable novel than 3

leaves been cut or separated, as should always be the caso the one at present under notice. We took it up for the

when a patient investigation and a "good notice" are expurpose of giving it a mere superficial examination; but

pected. We bave, nevertheless, become sufficiently famisoon became so interested in its pleasing descriptions, vivid }

liar with the author's vigorous style and general views, to delineations of character, and knowing observations with

enable us to say that he has written a most thrilling nar. regard to human life, that we were unable to return it to

rative, which will at once deeply interest the feelings, and our table until we had perused its entire contents. Our

{ forcibly appeal to the good sense and judgment of his reading was, of course, hasty; and, consequently, we can

readers. not well determine as to the justness of the author's conclusions respecting certain questions of reform, that still From BUNCE & BROTHER, New York agitate, in a greater or less degree, the minds of many ? JACK RUNNYMEDE; or, the Man of Many Thanks. By honest-intentioned persons; but our own intercourse with Douglas Jerrold. This is the title of an amusing little the world has thrown us into contact with not a few Reu pamphlet volume, over which we have enjoyed not a few ben Medlicotte, who, to use his own words, form "signal hearty langhs, not unmindful, however, of the moral it examples of how little is to be done, in this busy world, by seems slyly to inculcate—that enthusiastic views of social much knowledge, much talent, much ambition, nay, even and political perfection are often converted, by bitter ex. by much activity, without singleness of aim and steadiness perience, or by a change of fortune and circumstances, into of purpose.” Such is the moral of the story, which, with opinions the very opposite of those previously entertained. all its scenes of humor and gayety, is a melancholy one. Yet, if the reader shall arise from its perusal a sadder man, THE GIRARD COLLEGE AND ITS FOUNDER : contain. he will also, for the moment, at least, be a wiser and a } ing the Biography of Mr. Girard, the History of the Institubetter.

tion, its Organization and Plan of Discipline, with the EVENINGS AT DONALDSON MANOR; or, the Christ- } Course of Education, Forms of Admission of Pupils, Descrip mas Guest. By Maria J. McIntosh, author of "Two Liven," tion of the Buildings, etc. etc., and the Will of Mr. Girard. “Charms and Countercharms," etc. etc. A new revised By Henry W. Arey, Secretary of Girard College. The auedition. Many of our readers are perhaps familiar with thor has favored us with a copy of the above seat little this volume, the first edition of which was republished in volume. It contains a great deal of information in regard England with great success, and met with the highest { to the Girard College, which will interest our citizens commendation. To those, however, who are not, we would generally.


LIBRARY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. It is now ten Gallery of Distinguished Americans, with Biographical years since we observed, of The American Pocket Library," Sketches, containing upwards of ono hundred and twenty that “we knew no one better calculated than its editor, Engraved Portraits of the most Eminent Men who have Thomas C. Clarke, for making so useful & book. It is a occupied a place in the History of the United States." We perfect vade mecum." Since then, many thousand copies have before noticed this work, copies of which should be have been sold; and, having been long since out of print, } preserved in every American's library, as the memories of it has now been nearly doubled in size, and reissued by { the heroes and sages, whose portraits adorn it, should reMr. Clarke, with large additions, making it, of course, tain a place in the grateful and affectionate regard of every still more valuable than when, some years since, it was American heart. The work has now reached the eleventh pronounced the best work of its kind in the country. number. Price 25 cents each. As it is issued after the United States Census, which, with From Harper & Brothers, New York, through Lindsay & the Constitution of the United States, is embodied in its Blukiston, Philadelphia: “Pictorial Field Book of the pages, we hope to have the satisfaction of welcoming its Revolution.” No. 28. Price 25 cents. appearance at the close of the next ten years.

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English critics speak very highly of the author's wit and

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ment of time, by sprinkling over the injured surface & Philadelphia: “The Boarding-School Polkas." Arranged thick layer of wheat flour, by the hand, or, what is bet and composed by Thomas A. Becket. Distinguished by the ter, by a dredging-box. Every vestige of pain produced by

eg of Josephine. Adelaide, Clara. Rosabelle, and Geor such injuries is instantly removed, and the sufferer not gians

only escapes the shock to the nervous system accompany

ing such torturo, but will generally fall into a quiet sleep NOVELS, SERIALS, PAMPHLETS, &c.

the moment the atmospheric temperature is thus excluded

from the wound. Multitudes are annually perishing by From E. S. Jones & Co., S. W. corner of Fourth and Race scalds in steamboats, and from burns by camphene, spiritStreets, Philadelphia: Nos. 14 and 15 of the "Model Archi gas, and otherwise, nearly all of whom might be preserved

containing original designs for colleges, villas, suburb from a fatal result, if this simple practice were adopted iman residencos, etc., accompanied by explanations, specifi mediately after such accidents. cations, and elaborate details, etc. etc. By Samuel Sloan, Architect. A very beautiful and very serviceable work. A MINIATURE round of beef may be made of a rib of beef.

From Dewitt & Davenport, New York: “Heads and Take out the bone, and wrap the meat round like a fillet Hearts; or, my Brother, the Colonel.” A novel, illustra of veal, securing it with two or three wooden skewers; tive of the dangerous consequences of yielding to the im place in strong pickle for four or five days; and then put it pulses of the feelings, rather than listening to the dictates in hot water, and let it simmer the usual time. of prudence. By the author of " Cousin Cecil," etc.

From Robert E. Peterson & Co., N. W. corner of Fifth A GOOD GAROLE, in inflammatory sore-throats, may be and Arch Streets, Philadelphia: “The National Portrait ļ made by mixing a little nitre in barley-water.

Receipts, &c.

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