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• As ihese old ahndes of the civic quantum mutatus! The northern Porte aristocrary since the westward migra- --where was enclosed and converted tion of their former proprietors are now into a courting-house; the principal rapidly disappeariay, it may not be entrance was blocked up; the grand uninunosting to give a brief descrip. staircase had been pulled down to make tion of the house in question, in the space for new rooms; the whole builla court-yard of which the great gates ing was parcelled out into countingof a double l'orie Cochere Have anirance houses
and small apartments ;
the from a 11 /2.44 mireet without any clains beautiful lime-trees had disappearet;, to architectural leaure, the pluiu brick the terrace and garden were covered edifice had beveribeless, an air of with warehouse and out buildings; the grandeur froin its exieni, ils solidity, busile of clerks and porters, and the and its all.llefving seclusion, eren in creaking of cranes, were substituted for the heart of the city; for when the the stilly him alluded to in the text. great gaies were closed, it was com- It was a melancholy scene, especially pletely insulated, and might almost hare a's it served to recal the former occusto
Seng The principal portal pants, who, like the glory of the man. opened on a hall sixty or seventy sion, had now passed away for ever.' feet long terminating in a large glass The Moneyed Man. door, through which might be seen
ANECDOTE FROM TAR PERSIAN.-4 the lofty trees of the garden beyond. From the middle of the hall you as.
sage was asked “what is the best time
to dine?" He replied, “ For the richo cend the principal stairs, terininating
man, when he is hungry; for the poor on the frst floor in a spacious picture
when he can get it." gallery, ornamented at the time in
A foolish muezzin was nbserved in question by paintings of the Flemish
the desert calling to prayer and then mastere, and communicating with a
running to a distance and listening. saite of namerous and handsome rooms.
Some one asked bim what he was The garden, which might be turned
about. He replied, “ People tell me exteusive, considering its situation, was houded by an elevated terrace, as.
that my voice sounds best at a discended by a flight of stone steps and tance, and I am trying to judge for shadert hy a of veverable line myself whether they are right.” Aris.
totle met a handsome vouth in tho' trees. At one end of the terrace stood
street and asked him some questions, a handsome suminer house, pared with
to which he returned silly answers. colonred marble; ani heneath this,
“ That is a goodly building," said the having an entrance door from the garden
philosopher, “if it were inhabited.” below, was a grotto, studded all over with shells, and decorated with
MANAGERS AND AUTHORS.--Of some stone (upid's perched on the edge of hundreds of pieces sent promiscuous a shell.shaped basin, from the centre by unknown writers to the manager, of which a minie jet d'ean threw up during my appearance in that capacity, $lender column of water. This may there was but one deemed fit for reread like
ihe description of a most presentation ; and amongst those sub. cockoregfien Rus in urbe; hut its real mitted by men
were brauty when gloring with the freshness found fraught with danger, and dis. of spring, and the surprise of being missed accordingly. As one instance ushered into such
a grren, spacious, among the various others to which ho and quiet seclusion from the noise is subjected by candidates for stage and bustle of the surrounding city, ef. honours, may be mentioned this anecfectually lifted it out of any common dote. A tragedy of pearly 600 pages, place or rulgar associations. Alas! written by an author totally unknown, for the dese mansions of the civic an likely ever to remain so, was sent magnates! After an interval of many me by one particular friend of mine, years, this well-remembered spor as and strongly recommended by threo iately visited by the writers. Ehen! other. The first was a moonlight sceno,
BY SAMUEL LOVER.
and in the opening soliloquy thereof the It was a beantinl sentiment of one hero, gazing on the uncloaded wlory whom her lord proposed to put away, of Liana, accused her, despite her “ Gire me, then, back," said be, "that berliv ond alleged chastity, of intri. whieh I brought to you." Aud the gning (with whom can the reader ima man answered in bis rul ar coarse. gipe ?) with the “ Man in the Moon." dess of soul, “ Your forlove I shall I mention this little cireu distance merely return to you." "I thonght not of to designate the difficult position of a fortune," said the lady ; "give me hack manager in only one department of my real wealth-give me back my beauty his rocation, for, owing to my rejection and my youth-give me back the vira of this pyramid, one of the frieuds in ginity of sou)- give me bark tbe cheerfał question has never spoken to me since. mind, and the heart that had never
HOMK.-The only fountain in the been disappointed."— Mirror. wilderness of life, where man drinks
SIMPLE ('URE FOR THE RHEUMATIŠM. of water totally unmixed with bitter
-Boil a small pot full of potatoes, and ness, is that wbich gushes for him bathe the parts affected with the water in the calm and shady recess of domestic life,
in which the potatoes were boiled, as Pleasures mas
heal the beast hot as it can be applied, immediately with artificial excitenient, ambition may befure getting into bed. Toe ains will délulle it with its xolden dreams, wat may eradicate its fine fibres, and di ated, by the vest morniug. Some of
be removed, or at least grea iy alleriminish its sensitiveness, but it is only ihe most obstinate theomatic paids hare donjestic love that can reuder it truly been cared by one applicatiou of this bappy.
norel and sinple remedy. THE SON TO HIS MOTHER. A VERY LONG NIGH1.-“ Nottingham
House used formerly to be in sad There was a place in childhood that I re. disrepair, and the late proprietor was
(member well, overheard once, when a visitor tider. And there, a voice of sweetest lone, bright pectedly arrived, calling loudly to his
[fairy tales did tell; serrant, ‘Bring be a fork to open the and gentle words and food embrace were drawing-room door!" Maps of the sin.
(given with joy to me, dows were at that time built up; and When I was in that happy place, upou a clergy man who slept there one night
(my moiber's knee. previous to preaching in the parish When fairy tales were ended, " Good church, gut up nexi iraving and opened
(night! she softly said, bis shatters, but seeing no liglit, he And kiss'd and laid me down to sleep, retired to bed, wonderivg much what
(within my liny bed; had disturbed him so early. Unable And holy words she taught me there- to sleep, he watched impatiently fur
[methinks I yet can see the first glimpse of darn, thinking that Her angel eres, as close I kuelt, beside certainly a sleepless night was a very
(my mother's knee. tedious affair, when at length ibe clerk In the sickness of my childhood, the perils rushed into his room, saying that the
(of my prime, wbole congregation were assembled in The sorrows of my riper years: the cares their pews, and liad waited in patiently,
(of ev'ry time; for some time. When doubt or danger weigh’d me down, TøE EFFECTS OF EXAMPLE.-Sam,
(then pleading all for me, Slick says, " Whenever a fellow is too it was a fervent prayer to Heaven that lazy to work, he gels a licence
(bent my mother's knee. sticks his name ores the door-calls And can I this remember, and e'er forget it a tavern—and, nine chances or ten,
but he makes the whole neighbourhood The glow of holy gratitude-- the fulness as lazy and worthless as himself."
[of my love? RECIPROCITY.-" Will you lend father When thon art feeble, mother, come rest your newspaper, Sir?-he only wants to
(ihy arm on me, read it?" "Yes, my boy-and ask him And let thy cherish'd child support the to lend me bis dinner. i only just want
(aged mother's knee. to eat it que
Extracts from Periodicals.
EARLY HISTORY OF PAPER.-In treat- il, is an Arabic version of the Alpbar ing of printing some reference should sisen of Hippocrates, bearing date of be made to the history of paper, but A. D. 1100; and ( asiri in his cata. our readers are probably 100 familiar logue of Arabic Mșs in the library with all ihut is kunwn of the papyrus of the Escurial, Diales especial mene of the Fgyprians, one of the most an. tion that many of them are written ciiut substitutes on record, and the ou ibis bind of paper. ! is certain, gradual imprurements in various coun: however, that linen paper was very tries durn to the present day, to need rare in Europe until ihe fitierpih crn. nur giving more than a passing al tury, and it was not before 1690 thue Jusim to it; and to treat this branch writing or printing paper was wado wortbily, would require a separate in Londur) - Previous to that period realise. Such of our readers
we had our supplies of it from Hol quire more information respecting this land and France, A kind of mixed subject may hart
far paper, buwever, must have been in better source in Sir J. G. Wilkinson's usé lorg before, as a lelier adressed adinirable work on the “ Manner and 19 Henry Jil, by Raymond, son of ( ustoms of the Ancient Egyptians." Raymond, Sixth Count of Poulouse, Neither is it requisite to dwell on the is still preserved in the lower of shoulder blades of sheep, on which Londoti. the early Arabs engraved their roman.
This, therefore, must have beev be. tic «ffusions. The papyrus paper, from Egypt, was also in ust amongst them,
tween the years 1216 and 1272. unuil the introduction of parchment Tbe (binese practised a kind of 250 years before our own era, a ma privling at least 200 years ago, but ? terial for woich we are iudebted to not wilt normalle types This sets the ambition of Euinenes, who wish. to have heen sopeu liat qilar to the ing to possess a more spiendid library mode now in use amongst ils of priuil. than that at Alexandria
ing wood culs from blocks; and even ted in his endeavour's by the jealous in the present day. they still execute efforts of the Prolemies, and this cir works in Ibis manner, as well as by cumstance led to the invention and moveable types. 'I he manner in which employment of a substitute.
they do it is by pregibilis moth Parchment held its ground unul the block of wood, generally fron, the year. use of it was in some measure super. tree. Bring Llaned, the block is sytured beded, by the discovery of the to the size of quo pages, ibe suitace thod of inaking paper from cotton and is then rubbed oies with size, gene- i. cilk, called carta bombzeina, and is rally made from boiled rice, which supposed to liave been kauwn in the nakes it perfecily siLooth. The chabeginning of the twelfth century. It racters to be printed are written on derived its appellation of carta Da tbin paper the size of the block, masiepa from having been iniroduced which is glued on to it ju an inverted into Spain from Syria. The Chinese position, so that the charaçiris can were acquainted with the art of ma- be perfectly seen ibrough the back. king paper in great perfection from The intermediate parts are ihen cut various vegetable substapees as early away with great skill, and the letters as A. D. 95, apd Gibbon tells us are thus ieti in relief, and finally the " from credible testimony, tbal paper paper is zently moved. The Chi.
first imported from China 10 nese chronicles stale that this mode Samorcand A. H. 30 (A. D. 662) of printing was indenied 50. B, C, and invented, or Jather introuuced but that paper was vot manufactured at Mecca d. A. 88, (A. D. 710.)" lin 95 A. D., so that poin.iilig was in
Tbe period at which lined paper use 145 years before the invention of was first used has not been accurately paper. Previous to that line, they ascertained ; but, apparently it
used a kind of silk instead of paper.. pot prior to the eleventh century. This was certainly the nearest apThe Moors introduced it into Spain. proach of the modern mode.- Foreign The earliest specimen preserved - f Quarlerly Review.
PROPHECIES AND PROGNOS.
THE HOME-SICK HEART. are not here which were cast asy, (By John "MLAH )
which were by far the greater number. How foolly juves the bone-sick beart BACON ON To poner o'er the past,
TICS (1597).--" My judginent is, that And pines for sene's ther far apart, that they onght all to be despised, and to weit--to die ai disi.
ought to serve but for winter talk by Though richer vales and balinier kales the Gre side; though, when I say des.
Mas tempt the wanderer's stay, pised, I mean it as for belief, for other. His heart will lon: be ainong
wise the spreading or publishing of some scenes fiul, far away!
them is in no sort to be despised, for 0! memory ne'er can charm us so
they have done inoch mischief, and As when it hide ip ar
I see many severe laws made to sup. The fields and friends of long ago,
press them. That that haih given then The distant and the dear! '[wear grace and credit consis.ethi in tree Though clime and care may wasto a
things. First, that men mark ben The frame to dull decay, [chill,
then hit, but never mark when they They Derer will; throub change and miss, as they do generally, also of The lure far, far away.
dreams. The second is, that probable
conjectures or obscure tradisions maar Yet there for joy to coine relies
times turn themselves into prophecies, The hourt when faint and lon,
while the nature of inan, which coTo have some green vale glad our eyes, reteth divination, thinks it no peri] to lis driez upou our brow!
foretel that which indeed thes de but Again beneath the sky to breathe
collect. The third and last, which is Where dawn'd lile's chequer'd day,
the great one, is that almost all of What thouzlits will burn what frelings them, being infinite in vumber, have
When bone is far away! (searn, bren' impostors, anil, by idle avd Moyrargre
crafty brains, merely contrired and (158).) ..." isce some who are mightily feigned after the event past." disea lo stiridy, pore and colonel on Chath Brats. Some experiments have Their almes, and produce them fur been making in France with cloth boats, authority when itny ibing has fallen the invention of a Sienir Leclerc. out, and, in leed, it is harills possible, Hotilla of ilve of these little ressels, but that in suying so much they must carrying twenty eight persens, passed, soinetines stumble upon some truth on Sular last, from the port of Ls amidst an infinite number of lies. 'Quis Raper to St. Cload, without accident; esi enini qui liitm diem jaculans nou and the five were taken hark by 2 aliquando colliserit.' For who shoois single man, in a sinall hand cart. all day ai bols that does not some. During the transit, they were several tiines hit the wbile.' I think
times brought to the bank, and listed the better of thein for some acciden. out of the water, taken to pieces and tai hits. There would be more
cer put together again, and relaunched in taints in it if there were a rule and less than five minutes. The weight & trull always in. lsivg.
Besides no. does not exceed from 12 to 15 kilo. bois records their timiams and false
gramines. prognostics, trasmuch as they are in. begrinbie Physiology.-- When the Al. finito and common; but if they chop mighis clothed ine Parth with rege. upon one truth that carries a migbiy tation, he made every species after its report, as bein rare, incredible, and kind, with its seed in itself; and this premigious. So Diagoras, surnamed will remain true until the days of our the Atheist, answereri him in Samo. earth shall be numbered; and these thraca, who showing him in the tem. six words, siinple as they appear, con. pie the several offerings and stories in tain the rers essence of regetable phs. painting, of those who had escaped siulogv. We have all the species, shipwreck, said to him, "Look you, crented, “each after its kind," and who think the soils bare no care of this puts us in possession of one ge. human things? what do you say to neration of the entire race of vegeta80 many photos preserved frorn death bles, Again, the seed of prery species by their special tavour?" "Why, I is “in itself," and this intolves the soc. seyi' ausvered bo, that their pictures cession of generations.- Florist's Jaurnal.