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PAMILIAR SKETCHES AND MORAL Progressiveness,

65 Robinson Crusoe, to an Old Vo-
ESSAYS.

Recollections of a Working-Man, 145 lume of,
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Ride in South Africa,
156 Ruins of Many Lands,

319
Alps, Tracings of the,
321 Schoolboy Days,

305 Sonnet, by Calder Campbell, 48
Ashore in Calcutta, -

228 Singing Birds, Green Food for, 49 Sonnet, by Calder Campbell, 400
171 | South Wales, Trip to,

17 Sonnet to Ben Lomond,
Bengalee Doctor,

400

Sonnet to L- Christmas, 16
Berlin - Potsdam - Hamburg, Ex-

Struggles for Life in the Metro-
cursion to,

polis,
49, 76 Sonnet to the Buttercup,

48
241 Summer Excursion in Germany- Sonnet to the Snowdrop,
Blowing Past,

80
165
Brazilian Forest, Walks in a,
Vienna to Prague and Dres- Strangers, the,

432
Cairo Bookseller,
428 den,

144
57, 92, 136 TO
228 Summer-Time in Town and Coun- Voice from the Deer Forest,
Calcutta, Ashore in,

27
Christmas-Time, Games for, 417
try, by Thomas Miller,

288

1 Wait no Longer,
Club, Crosscauseway,
385 Town in Summer, by T. Miller, 1 Yesterday,

368
Country, Disappearance of the, 289 Tracings of the Alps,

321
Country in Summer, by Thomas Trip to the Wye and South Wales, 17
Miller,

1 Truths for England, Plain, 337
311 Undercliff, Isle of Wight,

66
Cousin Tom,

POPULAR SCIENCE.
Crosscauseway Club,
385 Unknown Republic,

165
Alum Works,

175
Dilemmas of Humanity,

401 | Very Wise, Never Wrong, and In-
Doing and Dreaming,

33 Atmospheric Electrical Pheno-
225 fallible,

mena,

358
Dresden-Leipsic, Excursion to,

92 | Vienna to Prague and Dresden,
Duckweed Hawker,

134
57 Chemistry of Autumn,
49
Summer Excursion from,

387

360 Chemistry of Winter,
Emigrant Voices from New Zea- Waiting, Wisdom of,

Cockroach on Shipboard,

14
land,
353 Walk among the East of London

113

363 Conway Tube Bridge,
Enemies,

97
Jews,

419

165 Electric Light,
England, Plain Truths for,

337 Walks in a Brazilian Forest,
Fashion, Frolics of, -
209 Wintering in Pau, 153, 186, 236, 300, 396 Electrical Phenomena, Atmosphe-

360
rical,

358
Feasts,

Wisdom of Waiting,

361
Fireside Games,

147
417 Wool-Gleaning,

152 Flower Hybrids,
Footprints of Genius,
103 Word on the Highlands,
193 Flowers, Fruits, and Trees, Curio-

309
sities of

145
Fowling in Faroe and Shetland,
180 Working-Man's Recollections,

341
French Oddity,
88 Wye, Trip to,

Hybrids, Flower,

147
Frolics of Fashion,
209 Your Business is under Considera-

198

271 Liebig on the Vital Forces,
Games, Fireside,
417 tion,

Light, Electric,

419
Gardens,
221

Light and Vegetation,

295
Garret-Master,
76

Mauritius, Science in,

190
Genius, Footprints of,
103

Mayua,

348
Get Thee out of Thy Country, 129

POETRY.

Meteors and Shooting-Stars, 276
Glances at Paris in September

Natural History, Sketches in, 38
1848,
273 A Sketch,

208
Neptune, Planet,

276
Goust, Unknown Republic of, 165 Adonäis,

379 New Esculent,

348
Great Men,
257 | Bessy and her Dog, by Mary Ben- Polar Clock, -

276
How to Get On,
312 nett,
176 Science in Mauritius,

190
Human Hydrophobia,
81 Chimes for the Times,

96
Scientific Jottings,

276
Humanity, Dilemmas of,
401 | Evil E’e,

62
Torpidity of Animals,

38
Hydrophobia, Human,
81 Fairies' Summer Evening Song,
352 Tube Bridge,

113
Label Printer,
78 Fakeer of Jungheera,
298 Vegetation and Light,

295
Mushroom Hunter,
49 Friedhof, or Court of Peace, 416

Winter, Chemistry of,

387
Nationality,
369 Gentle Words,

272
New Zealand, Emigrant Voices Give Place, ye Ladies,

256
from,
353 Happy Dream,

128
O Rus!
289 | I Ken a Fair Wee Flower,

62

TALES AND OTHER NARRATIVES.
Paris, Glances at, in September Kinge's Hunt is Upp,

224
1818,
273 Life's Journey, by Calder Campbell, 160 Babes in the Wood,'

110
Pan, Wintering in, 153, 186, 236,300,396 Lilies of the Field,

240 Blind Man's Granddaughter, 189
Plain Truths for England, 337 | Poor Mary-Ann,'

112 | Blum, Robert,

409

17 Hashish,

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Buffalo Hunters,

98 Macaulay's History of England, 425 Fluctuation of Marriages, 266
Callot, Jaques,
402 Maclagan's Poems and Songs, 61 Foley, Account of,

431
Cherry-Tree Hut,

339 Martineau's, Miss, Eastern Life, Foster, John, the Essayist, 249
Columns for Young People-

Present and Past,

7 Freaks upon Flowers, Fruits, and
The Jackal,
415 Michell's Ruins of Many Lands, 319 Trees,

309
The Peacock,
286 Milnes's Life of Keats,

376 Gardens,

221
Country Visit of an Editor, 131 Pursuits of Literature,

328 Gossip about Sharks,

203
Cousin Tom,
344 Researches on the Motion of the Great Bedford Level,

213
Dasee Lewellyn's Wish,

179
Joints, Liebig's,
198 Gresham College,

216
Death of Murat,
116 Romance of the Peerage, Craik's, 141 Hashish,

341
Editor's Country Visit,
131 Royal Society, Wild's History of, 105 High School of Hobart Town,

430
Eppy Forbes, our Cousin, 30 Ruins of Many Lands, Michell's, 319 Highlands, Word on,

193
Faults on Both Sides,
422 Sanitary Ramblings by Dr Gavin, 12 Honours of Literature,

127
February 1848, Incident of the, 359 South Australia, Byrne on,

74 | House and its Varieties,

226
Female Self-Devotedness, 245 Thompson's Autobiography of an Houses of the Humbler Classes, 223
Fortunes of a Farmer's Boy, 158 Artisan,

13 Hudson's Bay Company,

242
Gambler,
195 Vagrancy, Report on,

326 Humbler Classes, Houses of the, 223
Good Counsel Better than Good Voice from the Deer Forest, 27 Importance of the Insignificant,
Pay,
34 Wild's History of the Royal So- Improvement of the Negroes,

303
Honeymoon in 1848,
20 ciety,
105 Incident on the Pacific,

282
Incident of the February 1848, 359 Women of the American Revolu- Information for Intending Emi.
Jackal, The,

415
tion,

349
grants,

284
Leclerc, Sebastian,
142

Insignificant, Importance of the,
Little Olivier of Boulogne,
230

Inundation of Irish,

261
Misses Blackadder,
149

Irish Inundation,

261
Misspent Guinea,
410 MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES OF IN. Jackal, The,

415
Murat, Death of,

116 STRUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENT. Jews of the East of London,
Narrative of a Yorkshire Emigrant, 217

Joseph
Lancaster,

139
Nicholas Dechamp, Story of, 370 Adelaide, St Andrew's Society of, 45 Junk, Chinese, visit to,
Nuthatch,
123 Africa, Blockade of,
120 Lancaster, Joseph,

139
Obscure Inventors,
431 Age of Towns,

42 Liberia now an Independent State, 394
Old Flemish Burying-Ground, 55 Allen, William,

233 Library Statistics,

252
Old Wisdom,
3 Anglo-Indians, Poetry of the, 297 Literature, Honours of,

127
Our Cousin Éppy Forbes, 30 Animal Trainer, Bisset, the, 22 London Bakers,
Palissy, Bernard,
335 Australia, Snakes in,

247 | Look into a Directory,
Peacock, the, a Tale,
286 Autumn, Chemistry of,

134 Louis Blanc, Chevalier, on his
Plain People,
332 Bakers of London,

47 Plans,

100
Planter, West Indian,

82 Bank of Scotland, Notes towards Louisiana, Voice from,
Quaker Love, by Leitch Ritchie, 277 a History of the,

121 Manual Dexterity in Manufactures, 79
Saying and Doing, a Tale, 390 Bengalee Doctor,

171 Marriages, Fluctuation of,

266
Sebastian Leclerc,
142 Bisset, the Animal Trainer, 22 Masons of Paris,

253
Silver Mine,
258 Blockade of Africa,

120 Mental Faculties, Remarkable Case
Singular Captivity,
317 Blum, Robert,
409 of Suspension of,

11
Spanish Exiles, Anecdote of, 220 Boy-Labourers, Experiment with, 94 Mesmerism, Supposed Cure of Can-
Start in Life,
210 Cairo Bookseller,

428

cer by,
Struggles of Principle,
161 Calcutta, Education in,

108 Milne, James, Account of,
That which Money cannot Buy, 267 Callot, Jaques,

402 Milton, Opprobrium of,
Treasure,

68 Cancer said to be Cured by Mes- Mischievous Schoolboys,
Waxen Head,
293 merism,
383 Monster Unveiled,

313
West Indian Planter,
82 Carlisle Bakers,

173 Natural Law of Cleanliness, 269
Will, by Anna Maria Sargeant, 364 Channing, Dr,

89 Negro Improvability,

303
Yorkshire Emigrant in America, 217 Chateaubriand,

201 Negroes, Republic of,

394
Chemistry of Autumn,
134 New Esculent,

348
Chemistry of Winter,
387 New Zealand, Emigrants in,

353
Chevalier on the Plans of Louis New Zealand, Settlement of Otago
NOTICES OF BOOKS.

Blanc,
100 in,

209
Cholera, Remedy for,
272 Opprobrium of Milton,

73
Artisan, Thompson's Autobiogra- Christmas in the Olden Times, 413 Otago Settlement,

209
phy of an,

13 Cleanliness, Natural Law of, 269 Pacific, Incident on the,
Bank of England, Francis's History Commercial Hotels of Egypt, 380 Palissy, Bernard,
of the,

52 Cotton, from the Pod to the Piece, 372 Paris, Glances at in September
Bartlett's Forty Days in the De- Derbyshire Potteries, Visit to the, 314 1848,
sert,
406 Detached Seas,

177 Paris, Masons of,
Bethnal Green, Dr Gavin on, 12 Directory, Look into a,

280 Pau, Wintering in, 153, 166,236,300,396
British Colonies, Byrne on the, 74 Eccentricities of Sympathy, 59 Penal Schools, English,

170
Byme's Twelve Years' Rambling Economic View of Temperance, 126 Pod to the Piece,
in the British Colonies,

74 Editor, Mysterious Goings on of an, 313 Poetry of the Anglo-Indians,
Chevalier's 'Question des Travail- Education Question in Scotland, 183 Prison at Reading, Visit to the,

leurs,'
Craik's Romance of the Peerage, 141 Emigrant's, Steerage, Journal,
100 Emigrant, Yorkshire, in America, 217 Public Health Act,

233

264 Pursuits of Literature,
Deer Forest, Voice from,

27 Emigrants, Intending, Information Races, Different European,
Eastern Life, Present and Past, for,

284 Railways, Finance of,
by Miss Martineau,
7 Emigration,
129 Reading, Prison at, Visit to the,

290
Ellett's Women of the American Emigration Statistics,

111 Remedy for Cholera,

272
Revolution,
349 English Penal Schools,
170 Richard François,

158
England, Macaulay's History of, 425 European Races, Different, - 411 Roberts, John, Account of, - 432
Forty Days in the Desert, Bart- Everything is Convertible to Some Royal Society, History of,

105
lett's,
406 Use,

302 Sanitary Evils from Slaughter-
Francis's History of the Bank of Experiment with Boy-Labourers, 94 Houses in Towns,

906
England,

52 Faroe and Shetland, Fowling in, 180 Sanitary Measures, Enforcement of, 232
Gavin's, Dr, Sanitary Ramblings,
12 Feasts,
361 Scavenger, Fortunes of a,

302
Keats, John, Milnes's Life of, 376 Femalé Heroism,

108 Schoolboys, Mischievous,
Liebig's Researches on the Motion Fens, Great Level of the, 213 Schools, English Penal,

170
of the Joints,
198 | Finance of Railways,

330 | Scotland, Education Question in, 180

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431
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273

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Seas, Detached,
177 Boiling Water, Curiosities of, 416 Land of Plenty,

336
Sharks, Gossip about,
203 Causes of Disease,
351 Leap-Frog,

96
Shops,
250 Charity,
352 Locusts, Swarm of,

368
Singular Captivity,
317 Christmas Tale,
224 Milk, Varieties of,

16
Slaughter-Houses in Towns, Evils Clan Munro,

352 | Mind,

48
206 Cloth made of Pine Apple Leaves, 320 Moral Regeneration,

80
Snakes in Australia,
247 Compensations,
288 Moral Seasons,

384
Sneezing,
25 Confession,
368 Moravian Missionaries,

368
South Africa,
156 Crafts in Germany,
320 Obligation to Brutes,

96
St Andrew's Society of Adelaide, 45 Cultivation of Taste,

240 Peat-Mosses,

175
Statistics of Libraries,
252 Death,

288 Pedestrianism in the Brickyard, 272
Steerage Emigrants Journal, 264 Diffusion of Books,

224 Pike, The,

16
Sublimities of the Toe,
168 Do or Don't,

384 | Pint of Ale and a Newspaper, 207
Sugar Question,
3 Domestic Happiness,

32 Pope, Personal Appearance of the, 208
Suspension of Mental Faculties, Easy Way of Gaining or Losing Popular Errors Respecting Eating
Remarkable Case of,
11 Five Years of Life,

16 Fruit,

239
Sympathy and its Eccentricities, 59 Eel Fascinated by a Snake, 336 Popular Recreation,

208
Tasmania, High School in, 430 Effect of Slight Deviations, 96 Pyrenean Dog, Sagacity of a, 352
Temperance, Economic View of, 126 Electrotype,

16 Romanticists,

80
Towns, Age of,
42 Encounter with a Prairie Wolf

,

207 Saving of Fuel in Gas-Works, 64
Tramp,

326 Excellencies of Knowledge, 336 Scarcity of Young Celebrities, 368
Tube Bridge,
113 Exemplary Economy,
144 Silk Trade,

224
Undercliff, Isle of Wight, 66 Factory Education in Lancashire, 80 Small Profits,

304
Vagrancy, Report on,
326 Fichte's Lecture,
144 Smoking,

64
Vestris the Dancer,
168 Healthy Skin,

48 Speaking-Trumpet,

352
Visit to the Chinese Junk,
40 Hedge and other Birds, Plea for, 48 Steam Cradle,

96
Visit to the Derbyshire Potteries, 314 Help to Energy,

224 Suspicion,

336
Visit to the Prison at Reading, 290 House-Fly, Use of in Teaching, 63 Swallows,
Voice from Louisiana,
62 Hydraulic Power,
272 Telegraph,

32
Wakalahs, or Commercial Hotels Ignorance, Inability of,

304 Temperance Statistics,

256
of Egypt,
380 Importance of Flannel Next the Too Late,

224
Wilson, Mrs, in Calentta,

Skin,
256 | Trifles, Effect of,

400
Wool-Gleaning,
152 Improvements in the Highlands, 384 True Blue,

256
Working-Men, Habits of, 145 Indefatigable Teacher,

239 True Tolerance,
Industry,

336 | Valuable Hint for Farmers, 207
Instruction,
400 Viaduct Across the Dee,

336
Inward Influence of Outward Voice of the Tench,

240
Beauty,
240 What London Is,

80
ANECDOTES AND PARAGRAPHS. Kindly Germans,

240 Who are the Truly Valuable in
Knowledge, Excellencies of, 304 Society,

320
Actress of the Last Century, 304 Knowledge of Ignorance,

416 Wonders of Chemistry,

256
Boiling Down in Australia, 64 Lady Freemason,

288 | Work or Learn,

239

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CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS, EDITORS OF CHAMBERS'S INFORMATION FOR

THE PEOPLE,' CHAMBERS'S EDUCATIONAL COURSE,' &c.

No. 235. NEW SERIES.

SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1848.

PRICE 1 d.

BY THOMAS MILLER.

You shut one eye as you walk along, for it is the only SUMMER-TIME IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.

part you can preserve from the heat. You feel almost

sorry as you peep in at the fishmonger's, to think that London in summer-time is like one of those great kit- the finny tribe should be taken out of their native elechens which were fitted up somewhere within the castles ment in such weather, and laid there to bake. A that were inhabited by the Ogres of our olden tales, and footman in scarlet livery looks like a burning sacrifice in which poor humanity, when captured, was cooked. If offered up by pride, as if he suffered for the sins of you stand upon the gratings to look into the shop win the whole family he serves. The flowers in windows dows on the sunny side of the way, they are as hot as droop, and seem sorrowful, and we never see a butterfly gridirons, and if you loiter long enough you would be that has missed its way in the streets hovering around broiled. You get outside an omnibus to enjoy the fresh them without thinking that it is endeavouring to entice air; but all the fresh air has rushed down the streets that them away to the pleasant gardens in the suburbs : it open upon the river to cool itself—and there you are all seems a lost messenger sent out by the flowers. A green but baked. You get down, and try the inside by way of watering-pan at a brazier's door awakens pleasant recolchange; but that is like a great arched boiler, whose lections, and a parcel of children puddling about a pump only safety-valve is the half-open door, and you find the or a plughole makes one feel cool for an hour after. On big drops oozing from your forehead, and have just time a breathless sultry day, the shrubs in the close city to hail the conductor, to save yourself from being tenderly squares look as if they were cut out of green tinfoil ; steamed. If you get into one of the squares, you might while the crevices between the stones over which the almost as well be fixed on a roasting-jack, for every watering-carts pass seem to open like the mouths of a window looks like a fire; and you go round and round, parched and thirsty multitude, each eager to catch the like Falstaff, ' larding the lean earth. You hurry off to coveted drops. You envy the man who can smoke on Blackfriars Bridge, hoping there to find a little breathing such a day, and almost fancy that he must have some space; but every villanous compound of smell' has little portable fountain in his inside with which he cools stolen a march before you, and is out sweetening itself. himself. Covent Garden Market would really be pleaYou try London Bridge, from whence so many of her sant, if you could but be sheltered by the shadows of Majesty's lieges embark, and there you are greeted with covering trees, instead of the heated roofs of the stilling the self-same evil scent, as if 'Death could not keep his colonnades. Holborn and Snow Hill appear as if made court' anywhere beside the Thames but at the foot of purposely to punish stout sinners and vicious horses. the bridges. Like a rat that tries to climb up the side Gold-fishes in a glass globe that stands in the shade are of a copper covered with verdigris when a fire is lighted the only living objects you look upon with feelings of below, so to avoid the heat, you rush recklessly amid envy. the poison, slip down, resign yourself to the Fates, and But leaving all discontent behind, let us look at are either baked, steamed, or boiled, as they will it. The summer through her green and ever-open doors into a very dogs lie on the hot pavement as if they had given little world walled with hedges of hawthorn, which but up all hopes of ever again finding a cool place; and as a month or so ago were white over with May. That they languidly raise their eyes while you pass, seem to fragrance-rich as ever floated around Eve when she knelt say, 'I would pity you if I could, but there is no help to pray in the garden of Eden, while her long hair fell for either of us.' The cab - horses hang their heads, upon clusters of full-blown roses-has been borne along and stand motionless ; they have even given up whisk- by the breeze from some neighbouring hay-field. How ing their tails and ears, but allow the flies to bite refreshing it feels after inhaling that burnt-brownand the sun to burn, as if appealing mutely to our syn- paper smell which pervades the city streets! How pathies; while their very looks seem to ask if any gracefully that woodbine twines around the hazel ! one has the heart to call them off the stand on such a | You can already see the young nuts peeping with their day. The brasses at the front of the windows blaze green bunches between the coronets of the red-streaked again ; and “Snip, Tailor,' seems written on a tongue of flowers. The very cooing of the ringdore falls drowflame. The only chance you have of cooling yourself is sily upon the quietude, now near, now afar off, just as by trusting to the imagination, and looking into the the fitful breeze comes and goes, and makes a murmur shops where Wenham ice is sold, and fancying that amid the long leaves. The water-flags seem playing with you can see it freezing. Even while the soda-water is one another as they are swayed by the gentle wind; and effervescing, everything around is so hot, that you are the dragon-fly, that sits upon the edge of the white almost doubtful whether or not it boils, so drink it up water-lily, looks as if admiring the fine gauze of his with a kind of desperate risk. The milkman’s cans have wings, and the beautiful blue of his slender body, which a fiery look, and you marvel not that the milk so soon are mirrored in the clear stream. What a home of rest turns sour, while carried about in such-like furnaces. appears that thatched cottage, nestled amid the flicker

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