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The scenery round my childhood and we have stumbled in the fearful darkhome wos very beautiful. A broad river ness that clouded it around : and are bruis

danced by green hills and lofty trees, anded and mangled on the sharp crags and "Its only a little grave." they said,

found for itself & home among the snow steep precipices, when our bands and feet, "Only just a child that's dead” capped mountains.

and bodies are all torn and bleeding with And so they care lessly turned away,

I sat by the river, listening to its glad the thords we found among the flowers, From the mound the spade bad made that day,

song, till my soul beat sweet time to its how agonizing the wakening !--AmbiAh ! They did not know how deep a shade That little grave in our home bad made.

mystic chime. I knew others strayed tion's star was still brightly burning, but

there before me, and I loved to think of it was wandering afar; and before us were I know the coffin was narrow and small, them.

deep rivers, sharp rocks, fearful abysses One yard would have served for an ample pall:

The beautiful Indian girl! How sweet and thick briers. The rumbling of distant One man in bis arms could have borne away The rosewood and its freight of clay,

must have been her dream! and when thunder sounded in our ears, and the red But I know that darling hopes were hid

she awoke was it a terrible, a sudden awak- lightning of despair blazoned the sky Beneath that little coffin lid.

ing? Or did life's great “duties” chase above us. And at the end of the path

away life's ideal" beauties, one by one, that led to Fame and Pleasure, rolled a 1 know the mother stood that day

until the merry" girl-spirit went far deep pit which no man could fathom, Oh! With folded bands by that form of clay; I know that burning tears were hid

away? Where? To the green hills? I the unutterable woe of that awakening! "'Neath the drooping lash and aching lid," do not know. To the deep caverns? I The mountains, the rivers, the green grass And I know her lips, and cheeks, and brow, cannot tell. Buried on the rivers pebbled and bright flowers that strewed our childWere almost as white as her baby's now.

bottom or floating amid the starry world! hood's path, were far behind us. And I know that some things were hid away,

I only know that the woman spirit eame our eyes“gazed wistfully on the fair plains The crimson frock and wrappings gay; -came to meet the turbulent waters ; dig- wbich our feet might ne'er tread again.The little sock, and the half worn shoe, nified to meet rightly the duties in her And the bright dream of those bygone The cap with its plume and tassels blue; And an empty crib, with its covers spread,

pathway. Across the sunny brow came days came swiftly o'er our hearts, till our As white as the face of the sinless dead.

clouds of care, over the merry heart fell brain grew dizzy with their weight of

many shadows, and sometimes when the anguish ; and some of us with a strong Tis a little grave; but, oh ! have care! river sang in low murmurs, and the stars will swept the mad vision from their For world-wide hopes are buried there ; And ye perhaps in coming years,

whispered wondrous things, the girl-spirit hearts and plunged forward, not daring to May see, like her, through blinded tears,

came back and cried for admittance into look back again. And as they did so How much of light, how much of joy,

the care worn heart. Many times and oft their hearts grew proud and hard ; and Is buried up with an only boy.

it came when the music of nature was some sped with fearful velocity down the

surging through her soul. It whispered path of pleasure. Some toiled uncomLIFE.

to her of the "

long ago,” and pointed to plainingly in the steep rocks that led to the years of tbe past that went straying fame, only at the end to fall with

over the mountains and never returned.-low wailing cries of terror into the deep "I slept and dreamed that life was beauty ;

And her heart yearned for the merry, pit from which no man could rescue them. I woke and found that life was duty.

dreamy girl-spirit; but the calm, majestic And some of those who looked back Was then my dream a shadowy lie?

woman spirit know there was a home for over the green vales of the past, felt their on, sad heart courageously,

ber there no longer. And so thegirl spir- hearts melt and grow meek and bumble. And thou shalt find thy dream to be,

it went afar.. But often when the winds Life's pleasures were like vanishing bubA noonday light and truth to tbee." It was a strange sleep and a beautiful are whistling by, she hears its low voice bles in their sight-worldly fame an undream. I was a child and looked forth calling to her. And then I mused on all satisfying phantom. Murmurs of bali upon this world so full of beauty, and my beautiful—that the bright star that beam- lips went rippling through every chamber

around. I dreamed that my life was torgotten prayers falling from a mother's glad eyes were full of joy, I gathered my friends around me and we built beau

ed down upon my natal morn would guide of their hearts. Low snatches of songs

me to those far off mountains, where the sung by those they loved in the days gone tiful “ castles in the air." Ohi how splen. soul rests on beds of bliss, and the weary, by, moved plaintively through their souls did were the walls hung round with pictures of rare anticipation. We covered aching heart slumbers in peace; where until great drops of tears fell and washed the floor with tapestried carpets of Exult- the deep river of pleasure rolls and unfad away the dark stains the world had placed

They were not the same ing Hopes; and the windows were inviting flowers of love bloom thickly around. on their hearts.

Some shadows fell ingly looped up with curtains of Fantastic We all have dreamt thus. And when sunny hearts of old.

our feet have last strayed to the mountains heavily. How could it be otherwise !




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But the “sad hearts toiled on courageous- officers. On their arrival they were THE GOOD MAN'S DEPARTURE. ly." They won fame-but it was conse- cheered by the assemblage, and Captain S. crated. They found peace—but it was took his seat on the platform with the

(DEATH OF D. W. ..) that peace“ which the world can neither officers of the meeting. Eloquent and apgive nor 'ake away." And when they propriate speeches were made by Mayor

A father's departed! So gentie and

kind. reached the end of their journey, and saw Harris, Capt. Stone, Hon. James F, Bab

And with sorrowing hearts left his loved the dark river rolling there, they looked cock of New Haven, Hiram Willey and

ones behind: back over the years of the long ago, with. Augustus Brandegee Esqs., of this city.- To mansions In glory surpassiegly

bright, out one pang of sadness or disappointment. Capt. Stone then extended an invitation

His sanctified spirit has taken its

flight. They saw their wild dream of happiness to all present to visit bis noble steamer more than realized in the deep joy that and partake of a collation prepared by the

A brother's departed! No more shall prevaded them, as they crossed the deep popular steward, Mr. Mc.Conkey, to

he meet river to the “mansion prepared” to dwel which they, nothing loth, immediately re- With brothers endeared, or in unity

sweet, with the kind Friend who had guided paired.

With words of condolence and counsels them safely through this life of " beauty'' In the evening there was a fine display

of love,

The heart of a sister in sympathy and of duty.”

of fireworks on board the steamer, and at
the wharf, and also at half past 12 o'clock


A friend has departed 1 His friendship ,

Will cheer the desponding or succor
York a grand display of fireworks was er

the poor;

His heart ihat with pity so frequent
H. STARR. hibited, and a salute fired from Fort Gris-

would glow,
Thursday, September 27, 1860.

All throbless reposes in quietude The steamers running on this line, are THE NEW STEAMBOAT LINE. deservedly favorites with the travelling A christian's departed! A servant

of God, The opening of the new Line of Steam- public and their facilities for good accom

The earth bas exchanged for that

blissful abode boats between Grolon and New York, in modations are unsurpassed by any sther in

New England. connection with the New York, Provi

Their experienced and

Where with glorified spirits he joins

in the themedence and Boston Railread, on Monday worthy commanders are well known and

The song of redemption, the praise

of the Lamb. the 17th inst., was celebrated by many of popular men and have the entire confithe citizens of New London and Groton, dence of the community, and this addition

A soldier's departed—his armor laid to our travelling facilities will be apprewith much eclat. The splendid steamer,

by, ciated by the public.

In glory he moves with the ransomed the Plymouth Rock, the first boat of the

on high; line, care around in the afternoon, reWe learn from tbe Chronicle that “the The sword of the Spirit he wielded

with love, ceiving a salute from Fort Griswold which New York, Providence and Boston rail

His banner was l'ruth, and his was returned by the ner in good road company, under whose management

emblem the Dove. style. . After her arrival and the disem- and control the line is run, have made ex

· The father, the brother, the friend barkation of a large number of ladies and tensive preparations at Groton to accom

that we mourn, gentlemen who came in her, the party, modate the large business hereafter to be Thę christian, the soldier, will with a large crowd in waiting on the transacted there. The new docks and

never return;

His dnty, his kindness, his friendship dock, repaired to the new depot building, piers for the boats stretch along a water

so pure, where suitable preparations had been made front of over six bundred feet. A passen.

His prayers and his conflicte on earth

are now o'er. for their reception, and were called to or- ger depot has been put up, three hundred der by Mayor Harris, of this city, and or feet in length, by fifty wide, with two The father has gone to his Father

in love, ganized by the appointment of the follow- tracks running tbrough it. In a wing of

The brother is joined to his Brother ing officers, viz: the same building are offices for the supor

above, PRESIDENT. intendent and agent of the lice, and their The friend has departed, endeared


clerks. A brick engine-house sufficient Where the friendship of Heaven is to accommodate eight locomotives is in

pure and complete. A. N, Ramsdell, Charles Mallory,

course of construction, and nearly comJ. N. Harris, Capt. Eben. Morgan, pleted, and also a blacksmith shop. In

The christian's gone home on the wings C. S. Bushnell, sidney Miner,

of bis faith, Capt. J. W. Miner, W, Z. Buddington,

the rear of the buildings there is to be a The soldier through Jesus has triumphed Hiram Willey, F. B, Loomis, circular reservoir of stone, fifty feet in

o'er death! Albert Latham, James F. Babcock,

His warfare has ended, and glorified A. S. Matthews, Capt. Stevens Rogers,

diameter and seven in depth, to afford the Alexander Merrell, Henry P. Haven, necessary supply of fresh water for use on

The crown of the victor encircles his

brow the boats. These extensive structures diChas. W. Butler, John L. Darrow, rectly adjoin the ferry piers and buildings He has gone to his home in the man.

Lewis C. Munn. After the meeting was duly organized, works extend over a very large area of of the Shore Line railroad. The entire

sions of rest, The home that he loved the abode

of the blest, a Committee was delegated to wait on

There to join in the song of the ranCapt, Stone of the Plymouth Rock and in- ground, and will when completed. afford

somed above, the best of accommodations for the heavy vited the attendance of himself and his

The anthem increasing of INFINITE business of the line."





THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST.--Ev-f the Agricultural journals now number Jewett City Infantry, Capt. Ansel B. ery person conversant with this sterling full forty."

Williams; Chesterfield Artillery, Capt. Agricultural Journal, (and all should be,)

Jesse C. Maynard. The forenoon was ochave had most satisfactory proof of its GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN IRELAND.-In cupied in the usual parade and company superior excellence and continued improve the late meeting of the General Assembly drills. At half past 3 o'clock, His Excelment. In fact, Mr. Judd, the enterprising of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, lency Gov. Buckingham reviewed the regi. proprietor, bas completely surprised the held in Belfast, the most interesting sub- ment after which it drew up in the form of public by the large amount of excellentject was the state of religion in that island a “hollow square" and prayer was offered reading, and the fine illustrations that on which the Rev. Dr. Kirkpatrick, of hy Rev. J. S. Swan, (regimental chaplain,) have filled his admirable sheet from month Dublin, read a very important report, in of this city. After a short interval the to month, until the enquiry has been made, wbich many details are given that show tronps were formed in line, and escorted “How is it possible that Mr. S. can pub- that great progress has been made within the governor through the streets to the lish such a paper for only one dollar a the last year. As many as 100, 130, 150, City Hotel, in front of which they were year?”. Being in possession of the secret, 200, 250, and even 300 persons have been dismissed about six P. M. we will reply once for all to such enqui- added, during this period, to some of the The Regiment was commanded by Col. ries in balf a dozen words. By enter churches. The number of prayer meet- Wm. O. Irish in person, (Major Hale beprise, energy, capability, tiberality, tact, ings held once a week, and in many places ing absent on account of sickness,) and all system, and untiring industry. A casual every day, now large. The contribu- speak in high terms of the creditable manacquaintance with the proprietor, and the lions to missionary and other religious ob- ner with which be performed his du modus operandi of the office operations of jects have been augmented at least twenty ties. The New London City Guards this establishment, enables us to speak ad

five per cent. The General Assembly looked fine and performed admirably, and visedly on the subject, and we are bappy supports several missionaries abroad—in it is said were “the flower of the Regito know that the public bighly app reciate the colonies, and in papal, mobammedan, ment." bis laudable efforts. The following para- and pagan lands. The report on this topgraph from the New York Times indicates ic was extremely interesting. The state

LITERARY NOTICES. progress, and as “ Excelsior" is Mr. Judd's of things in Northern and Central Italy

THE COSMOPOLITAN ART JOURNAL. motto, we shall not be surprised at any greatly interested the assembly, and an The September (quarterly) number of this new or remarkable improvement that he annual collection in the churches was or

splendid journal has been received, and may yet introduce. The Times remarks: dered in behalf of the work in that field, Å GOOD INDICATION FROM CULTI- of which the Rev. Mr. Dougall, of Floro quarto steel engraving by J, Rogers of

presents its usual attractive features. The VATORS.—Those who had occasion to pass ence, gave a very striking account. the Times Buildings a few days past, will Among the speakers who addressed the as- and Juliet” is superb, while

Juliet in the balcony scene, from “ Komeo

Life's have noticed a new occupant in the com

sembly, during its sessions, was the Rev. modious premises adjoining the publica- Dr. Adams, of the city of New York.

Morning and Evening,” “September

Morning,” “September Evening” and tion office of this paper, and extending

"September Treasures,” four beautiful from No. 41 Park Row, through to No.

NEW HAVEN AND NEW LONDON RAIL151 Nassau St. The American Agricultur- ROAD.-We are happy to learn that this sems (full page electrotypes) are of thom

selves worth the entire subscription price ist, -now closing upits nineteenth year, bas road is in a highly prosperous condition of the volume. The contents are rich in deserted its ancient habitation among the The New York Tribune states that “its intellectual vigor and exbibit a rare comagricultural warehouses on Water Street, carnings for the past month have been of bination of talent on the part of the wriand taken up its abode for the next ten the most satisfactory character. The gain The success that has attended the years, at least, in the very centre of the orer last year has been 33 per cent, and Art Association during the past six years great newspaper establishments of the over the previous year of more than 50

has been truly remarkable, and the incity that have for some time past beer. per cent. This result has been mainly ac- ducements to new subscribers are so strong concentrating around “Printing-House-complished by the opening of the Shore Square.” The eminent success of the Line, which may be attributed to the en

that we can scarcely conceive how they

be resisted. The payment of three American Agriculturist, wbich now counts ergy of President Bushnell."

dollars only, secures to each subscriber a its 50,000 subscribers, while due in part

superb steel engraving, 20 by 30 inches in to the correct policy of the publisher, viz.


size, a copy of the beautifully Illustrated -Lo get the best possible paper without

“ Art Journal,” and tour admissions to regard to expense, and then to make it


the “ Galleries of Art,” and a further widely known by liberal advertising—it Annual parade of the Third Regiment is an indication of a rapidly increasing took place Saturday the 15th inst., on

gratuity in nearly ive hundred works of desire on the part of cultivators for in- Fitch's square, north of Williams Park, in Art of great value-an opportunity hereformation upon the best methods of tilling this city. The Regiment was not full,

tofore unequalled. Address C. L. Derby, the soil . The present circulation of the but mustered six companies as follows. Ar- Actuary, C. A. A., 546 Broadway, New

York. Agriculturist, it may be remarked, is great tillery Company A. Capt. Asahel Tannar, er than that of the entire Agricultural Norwich; Infantry. Company B. Capt. R.

DIED. press only a fow years ago, When this H. Harvey, Norwich ; Rifle Company A. CROCKER.-In this city, on the 25th inst., David journal started, there were but two or Capt. J. L. Stanton, Norwich ; New Lon- CROCKERS 'n Groton, 16th Inst., Coleman C., only

Crocker, aged 68 . three Agricultural papers in existence ; don City Guards, Capt. Nathan Frankau; son of Richard C., and Mary L. Crocker, aged 17

months and 25 days.

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of loving and marrying to one set of peo- them off to the first eligible bidder, like so

ple, horribly offends the instincts and mo- many tender little doves sold, hoodwinked SOMEBODY'LL COME TO NIGHT. ralities of another. In the civilized cbris in the temple; neither do we suffer them

tian world there cannot be a greater dis- to roam unguided through the busbandless

crepancy in this last particular than be- desert, like wild creatures seeking their I must bind my hair with the myrtle bough, And gem it with buds of white :

tween the French and the Americans.- prey. We make our bands and bonds And drive this blush from my burning brow, From the irst look of love to the last elastic, and Aling the shadow of the broad For-somebody'U come to night.

word of marriage there is not a stage of maternal wing very far ; 80 tbat, by these And while his eye shall discern a grace

the affair that is conducted in the same wise measures, we secure a race of marders In the braid and the folded flower, He must not find in my teil-tale face

way, not a round, of the great ladder 'as perfect in their fearless innocence as our The spell of his wondrous power,

which is hewn out of the same block.-wives are flawless in their crystal purity. I must don the robe which he fondly calls

The French girl never leaves her mother's Our friends across the channel, on the A cloud of enchanting light;

side, unless, indeed, she be brought up in contrary, prefer pretty dolls, in the one And sit where the mellow moonlight falls, a convont. The American young lady case, and matrimonial freebooters in the For somebody'll come to night.

neither claims nor would submit to the other; and our cousins to the West hold And while the robe and the place shall seem But the veriest freak of chance,

most ordinary protection of friend or pa- the best preparation for the fetters of mar'Tis sweet to know that his eye will beam rent. The French girl is married off by riage and maternity to consist in a lawless With a tenderer, bappier glance.

her mother, without even the semblance license, and think protection bondage, and 'Twas thus I sang when the years were few of a consultation ; suitability of fortune prudent counsel mental slavery. Of That lay on my girlish head,

and condition being a much more impor course each of the other two countries is as And all the flowers my fancy grew

tant matter than any such moonshine as justified to itself as we are ; for where was Were tied with a golden thread. And “ somebody” came, and the whispers thero- suitability of temper, or the elective affin- ever the nation to be found which was I cannot repeat tbem, quite

ities. An American lady does her not in its own esteem, the ultimate sum of But I know that my soul went up in prayer, own husband hunting single-banded ; and morality? The line to tbe right band, or And " somebody's" here to night.

if she does not take quite the initative in to the left spoils all the symmetry; the I blash no more the whispered vow,

the moment of proposing, does not hesi- dash of blue or red destroys the whole scale Nor sigh in the soft moonlight, My robe has a tint of the amber now,

tate to make ber preference as undisguised of color. La recherche de l'absolu is al. And I sit by the anthracite. as words would have made it.

ways successful in the aggregate; and And the locks that viod with the glossy wren The same national opposition holds there lives not a man who does not think Have passed from the silver gray,

good after marriage. The French wife is his national bome the most perfectly ore But the love that decked them with flowers then, free, emancipated, almost irresponsible-ganized, and his country women the most Is a ho lier love to-day.

a leader of society, a personage, a power: charming, the most virtuous, the best Sometimes I pluck from the favorite tree

the American loses herself when she gains brought up of their sex. A bud or an open rose To lay on my hair , then smile to see

a husband. She is henceforth scarcely a How it pales on a bed of snows.

side-ornament where she was lately crown THE HOUSEHOLD. I smile, because, when I turn away,

and sceptre both. Young and handsome, There's somebody" smiling too, she is no sooner married than she is draft

EARLY RISING, -One of the very worst For he thinks of the ciime and the coming day When we shall our bloom renew,

ed off to the elderly section, with whom economies of time is that filched from When the feet that have trodden the narrow way, and the world which forgave her even commendation of early rising is as mis

there is no longer a question of flirtation ; necessary sleep. The wholesale but blind Unfaltering side by side, Go up to the rest of eternal day, grave indiscretions while she was single,

chievous in practice as it is errant in theoAnd the bome of the sanctified,

will now severely punish the slightest in- ry. Early rising is a crime against the And this is the tenderest hope of all

fraction of appearances.

It is a curious

noblest part of our physical nature, unless My faithful beart has pursed, Leat he miss the love that is past recall,

and an instructive aversion-the French it is preceded by an early retiring. MulThat “ somebody's" chosen first.

granting to the wife the liberty which the titudes of business men in large cities, FRENCH. AMERICAN, AND ENG

American grants to the maiden ; and both count it a saving of time if they can make LISH YOUNG LADIES.

so terribly shocked if, by chance, their a journey of a hundred or two miles at

women change places, and cross hands night by steamboat or railway. It is at The last London Athenæum, in a re- over the code,

ruinous mistake. It never fails to be folview of a recent French book, entitled,

Between these two extremities, we Eng. lowed by a want of general well-feeling Marriage in the United States,” takes lish hold our usual middle place. Not so for several days after, if, indeed the man occasion to make the following remarks :

strict with our girls as are the French, nor does not return home actually sick, or so No two nations do the same thing in so lax as the Americans; not so liberal of near it as to be unfit for a full attention to the same manner. We do not make social freedom to our wives as the one, nor his business for a week afterwards. When coffee alike, we do not dress alike, the so niggardly as the other; we think, as a

a man leaves home on business, it is albiftek au natnrel of even a cordon bleu is patriotic matter of course, that we have ways important that be should have his not the beefsteak of a London cho

hit on the exact golden mean, and shot wits about bim; that the mind should be the Chinaman's cup of tea is a very our arrow into the very bull's-eye of the fresh and vigorous, the spirit lively, buoy. different thing to that affected by Mrs. question. We say, we give our Iyoung ant and cheerful. No man can say that it Soapsuds, the Turk’s narghile has but lit- ladies suficient liberty to form their char. is thus with him after a night on a railtlo resemblance to the Irishdiau's cutty acters, and time and opportunity to know road or on the shelf of a steamboat.--Dr. pipe, and that which seems the best way their own minds. We do not marry




General remarks, observations, &c. &c.

Day of the week.

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HORTICULTURAL. Fragrant flowers should be largely culti- cannot do better, than to imitate her by

vated for the bouquet. Of this class the surrounding our bouquets with them, and HOW TO ARRANGE BOQUETS,

fragrant pinks, mignonette, heliotrope and inserting them profusely among the flowsweet peas, are the best.

The leaves of the eweet scented The shape of a bouquet may be varied geraniums are excellent in this way. ArTo be able to arrange a tasteful boquet

to suit the taste. Flowers with long stems, bor vitæ answers a tolerable purpose, but is no mean accomplishment. Anybody

or those which grow in spikes or racemas, is rather coarse. In cutting many kinds can put a number of flowers together in a

may be formed into pyramidal bouquets; of flowers, as verbenas, migonette, heliobunch, and call it a boquet, but not every but the best manner of arranging miscel- tropes, &c., many lcaves will be obtained, one can so arrange miscellaneous flowers

laneous flowers is to place them loosely in a In picking roses, only buds, or those as that the effect shall be the best possi- moderately flat vessel, in which the short which are partly opened, should be selectble.

stemmed flowers may be placed around ed. If cut when fully expanded, they Every person in selecting plants for a the edge, and those with longer stems in generally last but a short time; the petals gardeı, should bave an eye to the pur- the centre, thus making the shape hemis- fade and soon fall off. cbase of such as will not only make a fine

pherical. Or a lemonade glass, or small A few of the best flowers for ordinary display in the garden, but will also be cup of any sort, may be placed in the use in bouquets are verbenas, phlox, drumavailable for bouquets. They should also center of the larger vessel, and some of the mondii, candy tuft, roses, double feverfew be selected for the property of profuse and Aowers put in that, which will make the or pyrethrum, achillea, argeratum, pinks, continued bloom, so that there will not bouquet higher in the middle, and display larkspurs, snapdragons, sweet peas, helioonly be an abundance for the proper dec- it to better advantage. The flowers may trope, mignonette, astors, honey suckles, oration of the garden, but also enough to be loosely tied in small bunches in this &c.—Country Gentleman. spare for the adornment of parlor, sitting manner of arrangement, which will save room, and dining table. There are many trouble when the water is changed. flowers which are very beautiful in the Flowers which have mere apologies for THE POTATO ROT--An English chemflower garden, but not suitable for the stems, such as balsams, may be loade into ist, J. Q. RUMBALL, has published a series bouquet; some are too large, others are beautiful ornaments for a table by placing of articles in the Mark-Lane Express, in offensive in smell or to the touch ; some them in a flat china saucer with plenty of which he states that the proximate cause are not sufficiently distinct in color ; others geranium leaves.

of the potato rot is “electricity acting on are too short-stemmed, &c. Others are

The principal thing to be considered in the moist tubers, enfeebled by many years not suitable for the reason that they are

forming your bouquet is the proper con- of too rich cultivation,” and that it generonly open during the day, and close at

trast of colors. It is well known that ally shows itselt in the leaves three days night; these should not be used, as in the

certain colors, placed in juxta position, in- after a thunder storm, although it someshaded rooms of the house, they will prub

jure each other. There are certain rules times occurs in moist, muggy weather. ably remain closed. As a general role, flowers for the bouquet should be of decid- regarding this which would be well to He has made some experiments

, on Mr. learn ; but any person of any taste at all | LAWES’ farm at Rothamsted, which seemed colors, as crimson, scarlet, white, ma

can determine by a little practice wbat ed to verify this opinion. He exposed roon, blue, &c.

arrangement of colors is productive of the come tubers in healthy plants, galvanized They should also be double, although best results. White, blue, and all the va- some and electrified others, and in every many single ones, if they are of small size rious shades of pink, scarlet, crimson and case the diseao was produced, while the and growing in a cluster, may be suitable. maroon, may be used sparingly, and with remaining tubers continued sound. But large single flowers, growing singly, great discretion. Some persons in arare difficult of arrangement, and the pet-ranging a pyramidal bouquet arrange the als will crumple, and their beauty be de- flowers in concentric circles, each circle

THE RASPBERRY JAM TREE.-In Wosstroyed by the necessary pressure. Flow. being of a different color. Nothing can tern Australia there is a species of Acacia, ers of small and medium size, and full be in worse taste than this.

the wood of which has a fragrance like double are the best to employ for this purpose. Large flowers, like the dahlia, are cient quantity of green leares in your bou- have an unpleasant odor, and the leaves,

It is highly important to have a sufi- raspberry jam, and the tree is called the

Raspberry Jam Acacia. The flowers entirely out of place in any bouquet, except a large one for an exhibition, large / quets. Flowers without a setting of leaves when wilted, smell like a decaying cab

are almost unknown in nature, and we supper table, or some similar purpose.


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