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plants, are to be found the most remarkable Effect of Electricity on Flowers.-M. Berthochemical decompositions, which no chemist can lon, of Montpelier, announces that he has proved ever produce. Here various bodies are fixed or by experiment that flowers on being electrified eliminated, and nourishment supplied to the emit a much stronger odor than usual; which tissues. Then, as to exhalation—from the green explains the fact that the atmosphere is generally parts of plants we find that oxygen, the chief loaded with fragrance during the prevalence of essential of plants and animals, is given off abun- thunderstorms.-P.T. dantly from those parts which are colored. Carbonic acid is important to plants; containing car- A Beautiful" Dove-likeFlower.—The Panama bon, a black body resembling charcoal, of which Star mentions a beautiful lily, with a bulb root, it is the chief constituent. A remarkable instance long oval leaves, and a stock four feet in length, of the adaptation of birds to their leafy habitations, found only on one particular part of the Isthmus, is, that in singing they give off this body largely, near Panama. It is named Espiritu Santo, and mixed with air. Animals are chiefly fed by is thus described :-"The plant possesses little plants, containing the same four elements above beauty beyond what is contained in the flower mentioned, but modified in their condition. It is itself, which is of a most elegant and peculiar a well known fact that, unless we eat and drink, formation. The outward part, which is smaller we die; but that while we are eating and drink than a pigeon's egg, resembles a curiously shaped ing we are really dying, may appear a paradox. vase : on opening the lid of which, the most perfect It nevertheless is strictly true. The destruction and beautiful fac simile of the dove is found within. and reproduction of the particles of the human The head is turned over its back, appearing as if frame are continually going on; so that a man at it were about to take its farewell of earth, and soar forty years, though apparently the same as at to some brighter region. No person can see this twenty, has not probably a single atom in his extraordinary flower for the first time without a body which has not been changed. Respiration deep feeling of wonder and admiration at the itself is, in fact, a species of slow combustion. perfection and beauty displayed in its formation ; By this, the vital current is purified and supplied and every succeeding time it is met with, the with oxygen ; while a portion of the same body observer gazes upon it with increased admiration combined with superfluous carbon, is again given and curiosity.”—HELEN W. off. So that we may truly be said " to die daily,' [The flower is elsewhere styled the "Paradise and to enter again upon a kind of new life; this Flower;" and if we remember rightly, there is a continues till the vital force finally becomes ex- sonnet to it in a collection of poems, by the Rev. tinct, when another series of changes are pro- J. W. Burgon, of Oriel College, Oxford.] duced.-CHEMICUS. Insects, Lasiocampa, Rubi, &c.-I am not at all

Thoughts on a Faded Rose :surprised that “Cerura's” friend has been unsuc- Sweet flow'r! how fleeting is thy bloom, cesful in rearing the larvæ of Lasiocampa Rubi. How soon thy beauties fade ; Many years ago, I myself made the same mistake Though lately cull'd from Flora's bow'rs, in feeding them on the bramble. They all, of In brightest tints array'd. course, died. Experience has made me wiser; and I have many a time reared them as mentioned in How great the change a few short hours the March number of our JOURNAL. Bear in Have wrought upon thy lot;, mind that I lay down no absolute rule; I speak of

Those leaves on which the sunbeams smil'd, that which I individually have found to be best.

Lie wither'd and forgot ! Wet food I have always considered objectionable ; for there is generally sufficient moisture in the

Still beautiful thou art! tho' death leaves for the proper nourishment of the larvæ.

Has mark'd thee for his own; But by all means let “Cerura" follow his own

E'en when upon thy blushing cheek fancy in this matter. Chacun à sa façon." I

The glitt'ring dew-drop shone. shall have pleasure, at the proper season, in Fair blossom! while I sadly gaze sending him through you some eggs of Potatoria.

Upon thy fragile form, I did not positively assert that his larva of Ligus

Methinks thou dost a lesson teach tri was stuck by an ichneumon; 1 merely sug- That mortals should not scorn. gested (ante page 125), the probability of such a thing. “Cerura" says he is able readily to decide Emblem thou art of all the bliss when a caterpillar is unfortunately so stuck. I confess that I have often been deceived by appear.

This passing world imparts;

Where love, and friendship's silken chain, ances; and knowing how very liable the larva of

Would fain enthral our hearts. Ligustri is to be destroyed by its enemy the ichneumon, I really did conclude his had fallen a Then may we learn from thy frail life, victim to this abominably destructive insect. After To place our hopes above; all, I have still some slight misgivings as to this For God reigns there, and He alone matter, more especially as “ Cerura” simply affirms Is worthy of our love. his own disbelief, without stating his own opinion

R. C. of the fact. Is“ Cerura” fond of coleopterous insects? If not, let me recommend him to study To Keep away the Moth.- Before folding up them as an additional most instructive recreation and putting away your winter blankets, furs, and (if simply recreation); but I would much rather other articles, sprinkle thein, or smear them over see it made a thorough study.--Bombyx ATLAS. with a few drops of oil of turpentine ; either alone or mixed with an equal bulk of spirits of wine. a lover of all dumb created things, could write so No stain will be left; and if spirits of wine be strongly against that silky, artful creature," the used, the odor is by no means disagreeable.- Cat;" until " woful experience” has opened my ARABELLA E.

eyes to such being quite consistent with your other

opinions on Natural History. The fact is this. My Death of "the Nottinghamshire Entomolo- "second-self" has for some years past kept a few, gist."- Mr. John Trueman, of Edmonston, well say ten or a dozen, little Bantam fowls-great pets known in Mansfield and its neighborbood as “the of ours as you may guess, living as we do in the Nottinghamshire Entomologist,” was killed acci- | midst of bricks and mortar in a town. From time dentally on the 4th ult., at Ollerton races, by com- to time, however, during several years, divers of ing in contact with a fly which was driving at a these pets have most unaccountably disappearedrapid rate. His collection of English insects was I say unaccountably, for from their house being a one of the completest ever formed by a private in- brick-built and slated one, with railings at the sides, dividual, and the British Museum is indebted to and no rat-holes discoverable therein, it became it for many specimens.--E. W.

impossible, unless I could believe in what I consi

dered your "theory," that cats could be the aggresHow to turn a White Dahlia blue. I have sors. This year likewise, three chickens and one been told, but never have tried the experiment, hen have been destroyed in the same mysterious by a celebrated cultivator of dahlias in Belgium, manner; and on Friday night last our greatest pet, that he hopes to be able, in the course of a year a splendid little fellow and a present to our only or two, to produce a blue one, by keeping con- child, was killed. It was found on the following stantly watered the root of a white one with a so- morning, much mutilated; the head being off, and lution of sulphate of iron. The sulphate of iron the body mangled. A piece or two of fur were adturns hydrangeas blue, and why not, he says, hering to the spurs of the bird, evidently from his other white flowers as well? Of course, the so- struggles with the enemy. Doubt seemed now at lution must be very weak when used.-G. C. an end ; accordingly the next night a rat gin was

placed close to the fowl-house door, and baited Epitaph on a favorite Mouse.- A few days since, with the head of the unfortunate cock. The next my old master was looking over some manuscripts morning, a brown monster in the form of a cat was written very nearly half a century ago; when discovered, caught by the leg. I need not tell you all of a sudden I saw a peculiar smile on his that his life was speedily put an end to with the face. As he was calmly watching my movements, kitchen poker. We now hope to have a little I asked--what amused him so much? He then peace for our feathered pets. I really feel bound, showed me the book, and extracted from it the Sir, to absolve you from the charge of cruelty to following epitaph on the “ Death of a favorite animals ; and to admit that you are fully justified Mouse," written thirty-five years ago. It will in using the strong language you occasionally do prove to my little cousin, “Bo-peep," that against those plagues the domestic cats, which are formerly our race was as much petted as they are allowed to range at large in such numbers during

I admire the verses so much for their the night.-John Garland, Dorchester. simple, natural, and unaffected feeling, that I thought you would not object to giving them a

Insects, Potatoria, &c.--Let me thank C. corner in our JOURNAL.-Downy,

Miller for his obliging communication (ante page 253).

I have bred some thousands of ON THE DEATH OF A FAVORITE MOUSE.

Potatorias, but certainly never adopted the plan Beneath this beech, we quiet lay

he speaks of. I hope this year to try the experiThe ashes of a fav'rite mouse,

ment. I fear C. Miller's olfactory nerves are not Which Death untimely snatched away

very sensitive; as he has not yet been able to And laid within its narrow house.

perceive the offensive smell emitted by the cater

pillar and chrysalis of the Goat-Moth. Only In vain thy coat of velvet sleek,

three days since, I had occasion to examine a box Thy fair long tail and sparkling eye,

which contained one of these chrysalides; and I To ward the fatal blow would seek ;

can assure him the perfume was as pungent as Since mice, as well as men, must die. ever, although placed there nine years ago.

Boubyx Atlas, May 5.
But yet thy mem'ry long shall live,
And in our hearts for ever dwell;

The Country; and the Benefits derivable from And sorrowing friendship still shall give Early Rising. You are really very tantalising, A tear for one she loved so well!

Mr. Editor, for writing so graphically and so viGutcombe Park, April, 15, 1818. X. Y. vidly about the joys of the country, and the sym

pathetic feeling that unites all ramblers in the Cats, beyond all question, Vermin":-Let me fields. I want to do as you do, but cannot.

I confess to you, my dear Sir, that there has always drink deeply into the spirit of every word you been one point, and one only, in which I consi- write, and long to share with you all the delectadered there was some little discrepancy between bilities you speak of. I am confident we should your “preaching and practice ;" but, having now sympathise. "But where I live—some two hundred discovered my error, and no longer thinking so, I miles from you—people do not regard pure feeling; cannot do otherwise than write you " a plain un- they ridicule everything like sentiment.

My varnished tale" by way of making the amende heart, like yours, is formed for friendship; but I honorable. I could never for a moment imagine live in an atmosphere where friendship, properly until now, how you, being as well as myself such so called, cannot flourish. Eating, drinking, and

now.

sleeping, are the gods we worship; and I have no such a man as Dr. Ashburner should have been inducement to early rising. Oh, if you lived duped by so shallow an artifice, and given sanction nearer; if you would but knock at my casement at too to the imposture by the publication of his sun-rise, and let me join you—how gladly would I name! As for Robert Owen, the octogenarian, become your pupil, and emerge into a new and it is no wonder if at his age he should exhibit blissful life! I should like to see an article on signs of decay; and we can afford to smile at the Early Rising from your pen.-FanNY, Liverpool. poor old man's egotistical credulity: It seems

[We have curtailed your letter, Fanny, but we that women always officiate in these matters. are well pleased to let the sentiment remain. You Dux fæmina facti? Is it then a matter to marvel feel, just as we wish all our readers to feel—that at, if petticoat influence should warp the judgthe life we are compelled to live is an artificial one. ment?" I am very greatly mistaken if I did not We sacrifice nature altogether, and pay dearly one day observe Mrs. Hayden, the rapping for the sacrifice—at this lovely season in particular. “Medium,” walking arm-in-arm through the We have in our former volumes gone largely into public streets with one of our professed modern the subject of Early Rising. Consult the index to philosophers, a man ranking high in the medical each volume. Hear what Daniel Webster says profession. Hence his perversion from the cause about enjoying the Beauties of the Morning :- of truth! Mr. Robert Spicer is another singularly

Everybody knows the morning in its meta- demented individual, the avowed champion of Rapphorical sense, applied to so many occasions. ping Spirits. He has been inditing a very silly The health, strength, and beauty of early years, letter to the Critic, which, to show his ignorance lead us to call that period the morning of life.' I imagine, they have cruelly printed at length! Of a lovely young woman, we say she is bright when he talks about Spirits conversing by as the morning;' and no one doubts why Lucifer alphabets under the table, he quite upsets one's is called son of the morning.' But the morning gravity. Besides, the Spirits give incorrect reitself

, few people, inhabitants of cities, know any- plies in ninety-nine cases out of every hundred; thing about. "Among all the good people, not one the single correct reply is by a lucky guess. The in a thousand sees the sun rise once a-year. They humbug has been got up in a slovenly manner. know nothing of the morning. Their idea of it is, In the haste to get money, the rehearsals have that it is that part of the day which comes after a been neglected. The cloven foot is ill concealed. cup of coffee, or a piece of toast. With them. The impostors may “ pay” well to be written up; morning is not a new issuing of light, a new but it will not do. We can deal with science, and bursting forth of the sun, a new waking up of all believe everything that is connected therewith. that has life from a sort of temporary death, to be- But let this world be the limit; and let us not hold again the works of God, the Heaven and the presume publicly to recognise any new editions of earth—it is only a part of the domestic day, be- the "Witch of Endor.' The trick is stale; the longing to reading the newspapers, answering imposition is detected; the public are wide awake. notes, sending the children to school, giving orders - LYNX. for dinner, &c. The first streak of light, the earliest [You have only anticipated what we would purpling of the east, which the lark springs forth to greet; and the deeper and deeper coloring * Poor Robert Owen was sadly hoaxed. His into orange and red, till at length the glorious seduction by the fair “Medium was comparasun is seen, regent of the day—this they never tively easy. The following is his confession.enjoy, for they never see it. I never could think “While conversing with Mrs. Hayden, and that Adam had much the advantage of us, from while we were both standing before the fire, and having seen the world while it was new. The talking of our mutual friends, suddenly raps were manifestations of the power of God, like his mer heard on a table at some distance from us, no one cies, are, 'new every morning,' and fresh every being near to it. I was surprised; and as the moment. We see as fine risings of the sun as raps continued and appeared to indicate a strong ever Adam saw; and its risings are as much a desire to attract attention, I asked what was the miracle now as they were in his day, and I think meaning of the sounds. Mrs. Hayden said, they a good deal more ; because it is now a part of the were made by Spirits anxious to communicate miracle, that for thousands and thousands of years with some one, and she would inquire who they he has come to his appointed time, without the were. They replied to her, by the alphabet, that variation of a millionth part of a second. I know they were friends of mine who were desirous to the morning; I am acquainted with it, and I love communicate with me. Mrs. Hayden then gave it. I love it, fresh and sweet as it is—a daily me the alphabet and pencil, and I found that the new creation, breaking forth, and calling all that spirits were those of my mother and father.(!) I have life, and breath, and being, to new adoration tested their truth by various questions, and their and enjoyments, and new gratitude.”—Let these answers, all correct, surprised me exceedingly. remarks, Fanny, rouse you to an effort in our I bave since had twelve séances, some of long absence. We thank you for your good-will, and continuance, and during which I have asked a shall be happy to hear you have become an early considerable number of questions; to all of which, riser. Having no precise address, we could not with one exception, I have had prompt and true write you privately.]

answers, so far as to the past and present, and very

rational replies as to the future."--After this, The " Spirit Rappers." —You deserve public Mrs. Hayden raised the ghosts of Benjamin thanks, Mr. Editor, for having so completely ex- Franklin and others; among them, the ghost of posed these wretched impostors. From what I Mrs. Owen, and her younger daughter! All this hear, and from what I have seen, I imagine their garbage is printed and published and how much reign is nearly over. It is to be lamented that more !- ED. K. J.

on

ourself have said on this subject. The cheat was stings, or bruises. Every second of your existence too transparent to last for any length of time. The you are wounded by some piece of animal life that question of rap-ping up Spirits has no connection nobody has ever seen before, except Swammerdam whatever either with philosophy or science. and Meriam. An insect with eleven legs is Neither is it a delusion wrought on the minds of swim in your tea-cup; a nondescript, with the practitioners. It is simply one of the newest nine wings, is struggling in the small-beer; or a modes of studied extortion. John Bull may be caterpillar, with several dozen eyes in his stomach, superstitious; but this is too large even for his is hastening over the bread and butter. All nature swallow. We have heard of Judas Iscariot being is alive, and seems to be gathering all her entorecently seen reflected in the globules of a mological host to eat you up, as you are standing, crystal. He was clad in scarlet hosen, and he out of coat, waistcoat, and over-alls. Such are wore an alarmingly large cocked-hat. The boy the tropics ! All this reconciles us to our dews, who held the crystal, declared he saw him thus fogs, vapors and drizzle ; to our apothecaries habited. In his hand was a snuff box; and he sat rushing about with tincture and gargles; to our cross-legged; in his mouth was a small pipe. The old British constitutional coughs, sore throats, and boy remarked, -he was “ blazing away." He swelled faces."-Aye, most truly reconciles us, say was mesmerised when he saw this.

Here we

I. We never know half our comforts, till we are have" the explanation.” But the boy heard no deprived of them.-JULIANA. rappings; and used no printed alphabet. He was (Well spoken, “Juliana." “Old England for wandering in his sleep; and his disordered brain ever!" say we. If we cannot live here, we can saw a vision-a droll one we confess. The sooner live nowhere. There is very little poetical feeling these tom-fooleries cease the better.]

abroad, we imagine.] Death of the mutilated Jackdaw at South- The Rose Maggot. - Two years ago, ampton.— The poor animal about whose cruel minutely inspecting the buds of my Rose-trees treatment you have so interested yourself, is dead. about the end of March, I observed some very His sufferings have terminated. I observe the small powdery matter about them, and on exafollowing remarks in the Hampshire Advertiser mining with a glass, I found a very small maggot of May 7.-" The Mutilated Jackdaw.—The poor in the bud; it occurred to me that as there are pet at Blechynden-terrace, whose story has twice side buds which come into growth when the appeared in our columns, and afterwards been main bud is accidentally destroyed, I should posfound worthy of a niche in Kupp's JOURNAL, died sibly get rid of one set of caterpillars by removing about a month ago; as we learned upon recent all the main buds; I did so on a large branch, inquiry. His mistresses were unceasing in their leaving the rest of the bush to take its chance. attentions to him, but he gradually dwindled away On the back of many of the buds I found the after our previous visit ; and they imagine it was little creatures busy at work. I noticed the owing to the want of out-of-door's food, which the denuded branch during the summer, and found mutilation of his lower mandible prevented him my conjecture confirmed. New buds came, and from obtaining."—With all my endeavors, Mr. the branch was covered with flowers uninjured, Editor, I have been unable to obtain the name whilst the rest of the tree was very much inof the fiend who committed this barbarous act of fested—the only drawback was, that the roses on inhumanity. He is screened by every body—as if the experimental branch came somewhat later. he had done a meritorious action ! What an unac- I repeated the experiment last year with the same countable world this is !-HĐARTSEASE, Hants. result, and I make this communication in the hope

[It is indeed, “ Heartsease!” This fellow is that others may be induced to try the same mode even a greater miscreant than King, who did of getting rid of one of our worst pests, as the finish roasting his victim and her unborn family: plan has the advantage of extirpating, as far as We lament, as much as you do, that we cannot it is practised, the propagation of the progeny: immortalise his name; we still hope to be able to A quick hand, after the bushes are pruned, would do so.]

soon clear a number of trees much quicker and

very much better than could possibly be effected England, -or the Tropics ? –Our countrymen by hand-picking, when the mischief, in nine cases are getting dissatisfied, Mr. Editor, with our out of ten, is already irretrievably done. If any of

happy land," and are flying all over the world, your correspondents should try this mode, perhaps Let me recommend them to take a trip to a tropical they will communicate their results.-T. H., climate, and then see if England has not some Stoke Newington. claims upon their love. To mention only one "treat" peculiar to tropical climates--the visitation Destructive Birds.-Some remarks have lately of insects. Of these Sydney Smith says :—"The appeared in your columns relative to destructive bête rouge lays the foundation of a tremendous birds. If your correspondents could destroy the ulcer. In a moment you are covered with ticks. birds of which they speak, they would soon wish Chigoes bury themselves in your flesh, and hatch them all back again. A King of Prussia procured a large colony of young chigoes in a few hours. the destruction of sparrows throughout his domiThey will not live together, but every chigoe sets nions, but soon retraced his steps. One pair of up a separate ulcer, and hath his own private por- sparrows in the spring and early summer destroy tion of pus. Flies get into your mouth, into your 6000 caterpillars a week.

In the French game eyes, into your nose ; you eat flies, drink flies, and laws of 1810, or thereabouts, it is expressly enactbreathe flies. Lizarls, cockroaches, and snakes, ed that it shall be lawful for the prefects of depart

beds ; ants eat up the books ; scor- ments to forbid the destruction of all small birds. pions sting you on the foot. Everything bites, | It is fit to add that bird-catching is practised on the continent to a most extraordinary extent, and able for bouquets, and alike fit for windows, greenthis provision is intended to check it, the act re- houses, borders, and beds. Under favorable culticiting—that in consequence of such destruction vation, its blossoms increase in size nearly oneit had been found that vegetation greatly suffered. half. The plants only required to be diviiled anAlmost all the thick-billed birds which eat corn nually, and to have the flower-spikes cut off as the and seeds will also prey upon caterpillars, insects, lower-florets decay. By thus preventing their seedand larvæ. In fact it is difficult to name a single ing, a very protracted display of bloom is obtained. bird which does not do as much good as harm. These are not a hundredth part of the native flowers The bullfinch is perhaps a plague. Walk out which might be introduced with the happiest effect quietly among your plum-trees, and you will see into our gardens.--GEORGE GLENNY. every now and then two or three of these birds quietly crushing the blossoming buds all over the Australia ; two sides to every Question. The tree; but these birds are not over numerous. climate of Australia has been much lauded in our Wood-pigeons have increased of late years, so as Journal, and no doubt, the climate, at certain to become a nuisance; they will shear off entire seasons, is lovely. But is it always so ? Listen! rows of peas as clean as a rabbit. The two latter- Mr. W. Howitt, writing from the Ovens Diggings, named birds do not, as far as I am aware, compen- says :-"The season has been frightfully unhealthy, sate for the mischief they do. The preservation and the journey to the gold-fields has been fatal of game, causing the extirpation of nearly all the to many. Thousands have been struck down by birds and animals of prey, have immensely in sickness; hundreds have already returned, cursing creased the numbers of the feathered tribes, and the parties who sent them such one-sided stateat the same time in a great measure stopped the ments of the gold-fields and the climate. Hundreds predatory incursions of the bird-nester in our fields were still lying ill from the insidious influence of and woods. Thus the equilibrium of check and this 'fine, salubrious climate.' In a letter just counter-check, which in such things constitutes received from Melbourne, I hear that scarcely a the economy of nature, is somewhat interfered soul there but has been ill, and all up the country with.-1.

your

get into

it is the same.

Gentlemen who have been in

India, China, and over the whole continents of Our Native Flowers.-Perhaps no one of your Europe and America, say that this is the worst readers would dissent from the proposition that climate they know. Without any apparent cause beauty, not rarity, is the first quality to be desired people are everywhere attacked with dysentery, in the tenants of our parterres; and, for ourselves, rheumatism, cramp, and influenza. All this we have no hesitation in saying, that that gardener ought to be fully and fairly stated. One-sided should not have the direction of our flower-borders statements are a dishonest procedure-'a delusion, who rejected the beautiful, because it was common, a mockery, and a snare.' The little black fly of to make room for the more insignificant, merely Australia is a perfect devil. The grass-seeds in because it was scarce. No; we prefer, before all summer, which pierce your legs like needles, will other considerations, beauty of color, beauty of actually run through the sheep-skins into the flesh form, and excellence of fragrance. Moreover, we of the sheep, and into their lungs, and kill them; are not of those who admire most that which costs but this is more particularly the case with the most; but, on the contrary, we should be best de- seed-spikes of a wild geranium, which act like lighted to save every guinea we could from being corkscrews. The dust winds, and the violent expended upon the tenants of our out-door depart- variations of the atmosphere--often of no less than ments, in order that we might have that guinea to 100 degrees in a day—these are nuisances which spare upon our stove and greenhouse, the denizens ought to be well-known. A deal is said about in which must, beyond escape, be excellent, in sending out young women to marry men in the proportion to their costliness. We make these bush. God help such young women as marry observations, because we happen to know that the greater portion of such fellows as the common effects the most beautiful may be obtained by class here. Their very language is perfectly the aid of our native plants. We have seen measled with obscenity and the vilest oaths and rustic seats looking gay, yet refreshing, from the basest phraseology, and they drink all they their profuse clothing of our Vinca minor and can get. In short, this is a country to come to, major; and we will venture to wager a Persian as people go to India, to make money; as to melon against a pompion, that half the amateur spending it here, that, under present circumstances, gardeners of England would not recognise these would require different tastes to those of most flowers in their cultivated dwelling-place. Again, cultivated men and women. The greatest thing if any one wishes to have the soil beneath his shrub- that can be said of this country is, that the better beries gladsome in early spring, let bim introduce classes are so exceedingly kind and hospitable, that pretty page-like flower, the wood anemone, and, considering their isolated lives, not deficient to wave and flourish over the primroses and violets, in general information. I am sure we shall always Let him have there, also, and in his borders too, have occasion to remember the kindness of the the blue and the white forget-me-not, Myosotis inhabitants of the bush. Every house, if we had palustris and M. Alba. We will venture the same desired it, would have opened itself to us as a wager, that not a tithe of your readers ever saw home, and, but for bush kindness, I should, that last-named gay little native. Mr. Paxton's perhaps, not have been writing this.”—Do, Mr. observation applies to them both, when he says, Editor, print this little extract. It may do some as a border-flower it has a very high characteristic real good. It can do no harm.-REBECCA J. -it only requires planting in a moist soil

, slightly [The accounts now arriving from Australia aro sheltered and shaded, to become a truly brilliant terrific-really no other word is suitable to express object; it is equally good for forcing, very valu- one's sentiments. If thousands are going out,

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