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TRIUMPH İN DEATH.
The power of Christian Faith, and the sweet influences of religion in the soul, were recentl strikingly exhibited In the triumphant death of Miss Ellen Marsh, who died at Indian Orchard, Mass., April 7th 1860, of consumption. Her last words were "Can this be death Beautiful, Beautiful! Death's Angel approaches ! No terror he brings, For a halo of glory encircles his wings! Oh, sweet as a seraph's the smile on his brow,
high tides in 1861, viz., on February 25,
DIMENSIONS OF THE PRINCIPLE EURO
the very small proportion of good penmen there are in the community, inasmuch as it leaves the acquisition of an easy and elegant chirography to the fortuitous outworkings of each individual's personal in stincts or talents at imitation. The Man
whose title is given above, aims at a thorough remedy of this defective mode of teaching, by offering in its stead a methodized series of rules, which together lift
er, in an article compiled to show the im-ual
As his touch breaks the fetters that bind me be low. the most celebrated churches in Europe. the art of penmanship out of the sphere of
Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Beaming wit love,
Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Glorious day
Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Heaven draws near!
of square yards :-"Those who attended
How it thrills my rapt soul with the glorious theme-great churches, allowing four persons to
The song of redemption the praise of the Lamb.
Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Jesus I see
My precious Redeemer, who suffered for me!
Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Home of the blest!
Oh, beautiful, beautiful! mansions of peace!
INTERESTING ASTRONOMICAL ITEMS.
We add a column, exhibiting the number mere empiricism, and place it on the basis of a fixed science, which all may acquire by a little study and praetice. The author has thoroughly analyized the subject, and the letters, both af the upper and lower has shown among other things, that all case alphabets, spring from five elements or movements, which elements or movements, become the first copies for the pupil to practice from. The pupil simply by reading and understanding the "Penman's Manual," becomes a good judge and able critic of writing. This fact alone is one of the strongest and most conclusive proofs of the superiority of the system over all others, and we believe that we can give no better advice to those who wish to become good penmen, then to purchase this "Manual," and carefully study it. We should be glad to see it introduced in all of our public schools, and respectfully beg leave to call the attention of the proper officers thereto.
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ettiqute is dismissed, in the drawing room
THE QUEEN AND THE PRINCE
excllent husband. It was said that the
mutual income of $950,000. It was not too much; they brught up their family on it, without calling for a separate allowance for any of them.
The queen rises at half past six in summer and seven in winter, and always walks abroad, returning to morning pray
ers and breakfast, at which she eats hear-
master of the household, and decides what
fond of horses, and is a good rider. At eleven, she receives the secretary of war, home and foreign secrataries; at twelve general visitors, lunches at one, and drinks Alsop's pale ale. At three she rides in her carriage or on horseback,
The following eloquent words are from the pen of the Rev E. C. Chapin. They came from the heart, they will reach the
"No one feels the death of a child as a mother feels it. Even the father cannot
realize it thus.
There is a vacancy in his
of the sepulcher, to see it no more? Man has cares and toils that draw away his thoughts and employ them; she sits in loneliness, and all these memories, all these suggestions crowd upon her. How can she bear all this? She could not, were it not that her faith is like her affection; and if the one is more deep and tonder than in man, the other is simple and spontaneous, and takes confidently hold of the hand of God.
cent writer, "is to a woman at once the Marriage," says a rehappiest and saddest event of her life, it is the promise of future bliss, raised on the death of present enjoyment. She quits her home, her parents, her companions, her amusements-everything on which she has hitherto depended for comfort, for affection, for kindness and for pleasure.
The parents by whose advice she has been guided-the sister to whom she has dared to impart the very embryo thought and feeling--the brother who has played with her, by turns the counsellor and the counselled, and the younger children to whom she has hitherto been the mother
such a heart from its peaceful enjoyments,
and playmate-all are to be forsaken at house, and a heaviness at his heart; there one fell stroke-every former tie is loosenis a chain of association that at times ed-the spring of every action is changed; comes round with its broken link; there and she flies with joy in the untrodden are memories of endearment, a keen sense paths before her, buoyed up by the confiof loss, a weeping over crushed hopes, and dence of requited love, she bids a fond a pain of wounded affliction. But the and grateful adieu to the life that is past, mother feels that one has been taken and turns with excited hopes and joyous away who was still closer to her heart.-anticipations to the happiness to come. Hers has been the office of a constant Then woe to the man who can blight such ministration. Every gradation of feature fair hopes-who can treacherously lure has developed before her eyes. She has detected every new gleam of intelligence. She has beard the first utterance of every his fears; the supply of his wants. And new word. She has been the refuge of when he dies, a portion of her own life, as Woe to him who has too early withit were, dies. How can she give him up, drawn the tender plant from the props and with all these memories, these associa- stays of moral discipline, in which she has lions? The timid hands that have so la- been nurtured, and yet makes no effort fold them on his breast, and give them responsibility of her errors on him who ken hers in trust and love, how can she to supply their places; for on him is the up to the cold clasp of death? The feet first taught her, by his example, to grow whose wandering she has watched so nar-careless of her duty, and then exposed her rowly, how can she see them straightened with a weakened spirit and unsatisfied to go down into the dark valley? The heart, to the wild storms and the wily bead that she has watched in burning temptations of a sinful word." sickness, and peaceful slumber, a bair of which she would not see harmed, O, how
When you see a female rise early, get either visiting or on some errand of chari- can she consign it to the chamber of the breakfast, and do up her mother's work in ty. Returning, her majesty dines in state, been beyond her vision or her knowledge, depend upon it she will make a good grave? The form that not one night has season, and then sit down to sew or knit, how can she put it away for the long night wife,
which is rather a dreary affair, no conversation being allowed. But that over,
REGISTER OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS, AT EAST NEW LONDON, FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1860. REPORTED BY H. E. CHITTY.
PARLOR CULTURE OF THE
A correspondent of the London Florticultural Cabinet writes as follows:
"I had three tables made, about five feet long, and three feet three inches wide, with strips around the edges, so as to be about a third of an inch above the margins all round, and then common (sawed) laths cut into short pieces, and placed about two inches apart on the top surface of the tables, so that the water which ran from the flower-pots could pass from one part of tables to another, cross ways or lengthways and pass out at a notch in the edging spoken of above; by which means the pots would not stand in the water which runs from them. These tables I placed far enough from the windows and walls to allow a person to pass all round them, and to water and syringe the plants, which made a space of about one and a half or two feet in front and at the ends. The tables should be of a height in proportion to the windows, which windows should be made to let down at the top, by which means the plants can have let in upon them, without a strong current passing through them. This I consider a very important matter, as a strong draught or current is very injurious.
Plants in rooms should be watered more frequently than in greenhouses, and they should be syringed over the tops every evening about sunset, in dry weather, and twice or thrice a week in wet weather. The syringing will not injure a carpet upon the floor, if the water is wiped off immediately after the dripceases to fall from the leaves.
for a short time, though it may be cool.
1 have had camellias bloom finely on ta-
I generally use soft water for my plants, |
Devoniensis, General Jacqueminot, Gloire de Dijon, Vicomtesse de Cases. Twelve Dahlias.-Beauty of Bath, Lord Palmerston, Sidney Herbert, Lady Franklin, Annie Salter, Duke of Devonshire, Lady Bathurst, Queen of Whites, Royal Scarlet, Henrietta, Jenny Lind, Sir John Franklin.
To this the Gardener's Monthly adds:
HOUGHTON'S SEEDLING GOOSEBERRY, Mr. Rawson says, in the Country Gentleman, was grown from seed by Mr. Abel Houghton, twenty-seven years since, while a resident of Lynn, Mass.
Mr. Houghton produced this berry in the following manner:-Having selected from eighty of the best English varieties four which he considered the finest, viz.: Red Champagne, Crown Bob, Whitesmith, White and Rock, he planted them out in the form of a square, in the centre of which was planted one of the best natives found in the woods.
LIST OF A FEW SUPERIOR FLORISTS' FLOWERS.-The Gardener's Chronicle copies from the London Cottage Gardener the following list of superior flowers, selected for their good qualities, not because they are new or expensive, but such as will, One plant only, produced good fruit and when well grown, please any cultivator. free from mildew; that one being the Six Azaleas.-Alba magna, Criterion, Tv-present "Houghton's Seedling.” eryana, Perryana, Gem, Rosy Circle. Six Camellias. Alba plena, Bruceana, Count-reaped handsome fortunes, Mr. Rawson, ess of Orkney, Examia, Imbricata, Mar- though one of our greatest pomological chioness of Exeter. Six Roses for pot benefactors. derived comparatively nothwhen there is no frost in the atmosphere, culture.-General Allard, Coup d'Hebe, ing from his Gooseberry.
Those that I would recommend as the best to flower in parlors are the semidouble, and those that have a green calyx; also, all the single varieties. The plants should have air, by letting down the top sash whenever the weather is mild, or
While the raisers of inferior fruits have
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The speaker paused a moment, already
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
into the beastial. But for this, and I were an honorable and useful representa. tive in Congress, pursuing after my country's good, and blessed in the home circle with my wife and children. But I have not told you all. After my wife separated from me, I sank rapidly. A state of sobriety brought too many terrible thoughts. I therefore drank more freely, and was rarely, if ever, from under the bewildering effects of partial intoxication. I remained in the same village for seven years, but never once saw her during the time; nor a glimpse of my children. At last Í became so abandoned in life, that my wife, urged on by ber friends, no doubt, filed an application for a divorce, and as cause could be readily shown why it should be granted, a separation was legally declared.
Something must be said of my own
In the evening of the day on which Alice arrived at S-, a great experience meeting was to be held in one of the church- "Your speaker once stood among the es. Her friend, who had become enthu- first members of the bar, in a neighboring siastic in the cause, urged her to go to this State. Nay, more than that he repremeeting, which Alice did, although with sented his county in the assembly of the a feeling of reluctance. The house was Commonwealth. And more than that crowded above and below. The prelimi-still-occupied a seat in Congress for two naries usually appertaining to such meetings having been arranged, a brief open"And yet more than all that," he coning address was made by one of the minis- tinued, his voice sinking into a low, thrilters; a reformed man then related his exling tone-" he once had a tenderly loved perience with great effect. After he had wife, and two sweet children. But all finished there was a pause of nearly a min- these hor.ors, all these blessings have deute; at length a man who had been seated parted from him," he continued, his voice far back, with his face partly turned from growing louder and deeper in his effort to the audience, arose slowly and moved to control himself. "He was unworthy to the front of the stage. retain them! His constituents threw him off because he had debased himself, and disgraced them. And worse than all,— she who had loved him devoutly-she who had borne him two babes, was forced to abandon him, and seek an asylum in her father's house. And why? Could I become so changed in a few short years? What power was there so to abase me that my fellow beings spurned, and even the wife of my bosom turned away, heart stricken from me? Alas! my friends it was a mad indulgence in mockery! A very demon-a Circe, changing the human
A half suppressed exclamation escaped Alice, as her eyes caught the well known features of him who had been her husband while a quick thrill ran through her. Then her whole frame trembled in accord with her heart. The face of Mr. Delancy was greatly changed since she last looked upon it. Its calm, dignified elevation had been restored, but with what differencewhat before was cheerful, was sad, very
"Mr. President," he began in a subdued voice, “although I had consented at your
complete my disgrace, at the next congressional canvass, I was left off the ticket, as unfit to represent the district. I then left the county and State where I had lived from my boyhood up.
"Three years has passed since then.For two years of that period I abandoned myself to the fearful impulse of the appetite I had acquired. Then I heard of this new movement; the great temperance cause. At first I sneered, then wondered, listened at last, and finally threw myself upon the great wave that was sweeping on ward, in hope of being carried by it far out of the reach of danger. I did not do it with a vain hope. It did all for me and more than I could have desired. It set me once more upon my feet; once more made a man of me. A year of sobriety, earnest devotion to my profession, a fervent prayer to Him who alone gives strength in every good resolution, has restored me to much that I haye lost; but not all, not the richest treasure that I have proved myself unworthy to retain; not my wife and children. Ah! between myself and these the law has laid its stern impassable interdiction. I have no longer a wife, no longer children; though my heart goes out towards these dearly beloved ones with the tenderest yearnings. Pictures of our early days of wedded love are ever lingering in my imagination. I dream of the