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Peaceful as the nature of the frog is, he has how they throng the halls of Thought! there an many enemies, and especially is the watchful Angel-One appears ; stork the most dangerous to him at night. The Though I cannot see her clearly by moon-light, and crow too annoys him, and even men join in the
for tears, persecution. To the epicure his delicate thighs I'd know that foot-fall any where, as light as summer
rain, are always dainties. One French cook, a cruel tormentor, in the time of Napoleon, realized For it sets my pulses playing, as none can do
again, from his peculiar "frog pastries," a fortune of two hundred thousand francs. Even Science makes war upon him. How many does the Ah, Thou art there, my Cynosure ; I know those eyes knife of the anatomist dissect! how many
are thine; breathe their last gasp under the air-pump's No other pair wonld ever turn so lovingly to exbauster! and even upon the half-dead the mine : galvanic battery exercises its powers.
And now, a billow of green turf swells breathless o'er Thus celebrated has the frog become in
her rest, nature's catalogue. His wonderful transforma- As if it feared to wake the babe that slumbers on her tions, from the fish-like egg to a Stentor with breast. powerful lungs, are strange changes enough to attract the notice and study of man. We have read a good deal, and scribbled some, about the The bough was bent to breaking, as the blast went butterfly and its mysterious chrysalis, as beauti- sweeping by, ful images of immortality, and so they are. Has But the nameless bud of beauty was wafted on the not this little animal similar striking traits? He
sky: has, besides, a prognostic sense of the weather, And thou, fair moon! art shining on, in all thy glory when Jupiter Pluvius will open the flood-gates
yet, of heaven, and when Phoebus, after cloudy days, | As if upon no fairer brow no paler seal were
set. will again ascend the skies in his chariot of gold. Thus he enioys a kind of prophetic authority. The Koran relates that when the Chaldeans bad. The purling azure ever parts in music round thy cast Abraham into the flames, the frogs kindly came to his deliverance, spitting into the fire as we together saw thee then, so I behold thee
prow : and extinguishing it. Hence Mabommed commanded them to be respected, for having saved
And yet, methinks, thy deck
and the patriarch fron a fiery death.
gathered years : With the songsters of the fields and the Not so, not sol untouched by time! 'Tis nothing woods, in the height of summer, the frog grows but these tears. mute, concealing himself in his hole: the spiritual part of him falling asleep, the whole animal becomes changed. Here, without fresh I wonder not the stars are out, to see thee riding air or food, be lies and freezes, to be reanimated
by, again, like a spring-born child of our earth. For And not a breath to break the blue of all that blessed the space of twice ten years thus his life endures, There's just one cloud in all that dome of God's own between the summer's joys and a long winter sleep.
starry thought, One little cloud of Zephyr's fleet, left floating there
MOONLIGHT AND A MEMORY.
Not all thy glory, gentle morn, can turn that gloom
to gold, Nor all thy silver lure a star to light a single
BY BENJAMIN F, TAYLOR,
the air ;
For, like a banner weirdly wove in wild Campania's
loom, All Heaven is anchored off the world; and every,
That cloudlet's volume swells aloft, as dark and dead
as doom, every where, The silver surges of the moon make music through As the stars revealed by night, as the dew-drops by Good-night fair moon!-- good night again, pale the stars,
captive to the cloud ; So the bosom's wordless wealth, by the moon-beam's I've seen a deorer light than thine extinguished by misty bars.
the shroud. Oh! sunlight for the world of things, but moonlight That cloud is edged with silver now; its gloom is for the heart!
webbed with gold; From out the dreamy shadows, ho
the forms of the stars shine through everywhere-a pearl in beauty start!
every fold !
Τ Η Ε Τ ΟΙΙ Ε Τ.
(Specially from Paris.)
First Figure.-Dress of cigar-coloured silk, | purses filled to repletion were the order of the with a half-long skirt surmounted by a puffing day; for velvets, changeable-silks, and brocaded of the same, bordered at top and bottom with a satins of the most gorgeous appearance, and narrow velvet to match, put on like flounces fabulous price, shine and scintillate and glow and in small flutes. Tunic in front and behind. wherever fashion gathers its followers together. Close-fitting jacket of the same form as the Watteau skirts are worn over satin jupons, tunic, and caught up in the same style. Velvet one of black velvet garnished with guipure waistband. The body closes straight down in looked remarkably well over a skirt of Grenafront; the sleeves are tight, ornamented in the dier satin. epaulet style, with velvet like that on the tunic; For grand dinners, petites soirées, and the the same velvet is put at the end and runs up opera, low dresses are much less worn than in the side, forming a point near the elbow. Col- bygone years. These are reserved for réunions lar and cuffs of stitched cambric. Fanchon dansantes, and instead of them open or square bonnet of cigar-coloured velvet, with tea-roses corsages are worn, which are becoming to every. at the side, and black lace barbs. Russia one. If very much dressed, the corsage is leather boots. Kid gloves.
simply ornamented with a Valenciennes, tucked SECOND FIGURE.—Dress of green Pékiné within it. The throat is discovered, and a mesatin, with a train and quite plain; black velvet dallion suspended by a velvet completes the jacket raised at the sides, cut round in front toilet. and behind, trimmed with a cigarette fringe in If less dressed, a guimpe of white muslin, gimp; bows of narrow satin mixed with gimp richly trimmed with Valenciennes and a jabot, made very full, and fastened down in the middle in which a woman of taste puts two or three with a velvet agrafe in the butterfly form. bright things of diamonds, rubies, or emeralds. Black satin waistband. Small butterfly bow Poplins, especially, Irish poplins, are in great placed at the end of the sleeves. Black velvet demand this season. The light colours make ribbon and diadem comb in the hair. Black up charmingly for evening dress, and they satin boots.
have this advantage, that, when soiled, they Short dresses for the street, the promenade, will dye and look equal to new; while a dyed and the dance are just now in the ascendant; silk is never fit for anything but a house-dress. but the skirts for walking costume are not quite Cloth dresses, or suits, are also in vogue, so short as they were, while those for evening and, trimmed with fur, are the ideal of winter dress are decidedly shorter. Dinner dresses, dress. on the contrary, are made with extremely long Walking dresses, which are usually made trains, and the Polignac, which is one of the with two skirts, may be economised in expennewest and most elegant dinner toilets, requires sive materials by having the under-one half thirty-eight yards of silk! Striped satins of composed of Alpaca or twill
. Corsages, when the richest description are being used for petti- open, are frequently made with
of coats, and these stripes are usually of the another colour, or piped with the contrasting brightest colours. Judging by the style of colour of the dress. For brunettes, black and dress in this gay capital one would think that ' button-d'or or gold colour is much in request.
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POETRY received and accepted, with thanks.—"The
Searching for Peace;" * The
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« The Charity of Grace Grosvenor.” BOOKS RECEIVED." The Circle of Life." By H. P.
Malet. This is a book which it is impossible to dispose of in a cursory notice, and unfortunately the late period of the month at which we have received it precludes an appropriate one: we therefors defer our review of this really remarkable work till next month.
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