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TRIUMPH IN DEATH. high tides in 1861, viz., on February 25, the very small proportion of good penmen

March 26, April 24, September 4, October those are in the community, inasmuch as The power of Christian Faith, and the sweet 4, and November 24.

it leaves the acquisition of an easy and elinfluences of religion in the soul, were recentl

egant chirography to the fortuitous outstrikiogly exbiblied in the triumphant death of Mies Ellen Marsh, who died at Indian Orcharil, Mass.,

Dimensioms or THE PRINCIPLE EURO- workings of each individuai's personal in.

stincts or talents at imitation. The ManApril ::7th 1860, of consumption. Her last words PEAN CHURCHES:-The Roman Advertiswere “Can this be death / Beautiful, Beautiful I er, in an article compiled to show the im- ual whose title is given above, aims at a Death's Angel approaches ! No terror be brings, possibility of Saint Peter's, at Rome, tie. thorongh remedy of this defective mode of For a halo of glory encircles his wings!

ing ever crowded, gives some curious sta- teaching, by offering in its stead a rethoOb, sweet as a seraph's the smile on his brow,

tistics as to the comparative capacity of

dized series of rules, which together lift Asbis touch breaks the felters 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,

We add a column, exhibiting the number mere empiricism, and place it on the basis

of a fixed science, which all may acquire Sweet faces angelic look down from above, of square yards :—“Those who attended While borne on swis pin ions surpassingly bright, at St. Peter's during the quyust ceremo- by a little study and praetice. The author Descend lovely spirits to gladden my sigbt. nies of Christmas Day might perhaps, bas shown among other things, that all

has thoroughly analyized the subject, and

bave imagined that temple-in all parts Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Glorious day

the letters, both af tbe upper and lower Now bursts on my vision as earth fades away!

opened to the public during the function My spirit entranced with ecstatic delight, -as much crowded as possible. To show case alphabets, spring from five elements Is soaring, in triumph in rapturous light !

the impossibility of St. Peter's ever being

or movements, which elements or move

ments, become the first copies for the pu

crowded, we annex the following statistics Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Heaven draws near! Its ravishing music now breaks on my ear!

of its capabilities, as compared with other pil to practice from. The pupil simply

by reading and understanding the “PenHow it thrills my rapt soul with the glorious theme-great churches, allowing four persons to

man's Manual,” becomes a good judge and The song of redemption the praise of the Lamb. every quadrate meter (square yard :)

able critic of writing. This fact alone is

Persons. Sq.yds. Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Jesus I see

St. Peter's.....

..54,000 13,500

one of the strongest and most conclusive My precious Redeemer, who suffered for me!

Milan Cathedral...... ..37,000 9,250 proofs of the superiority of the system He smiles-he invites me, he calls me away!

.32,000 8,000 over all others, and we believe that we come, dearest Savior ! nor longer delay.

St. Paul's at London.....



can give no better advice to those who St. Petronio, at Bologna..........24.400

6,100 Oh, beautiful, beautiful! Home of the blest !

wish to become good penmen, then to purFlorence Cathedral........... .24,300 6,075 My soul how it pants for its heavenly rest !

24,000 Antwerp Cathedral...


chase this " Manual," and carefully study Brigbt ange is surround me! They bear me above,

St. Sophia's, Constantinople......23 000 3,750 it. We should be glad to see it introducTo drink of the fulness of Infinite Love,

St. Jobn, Lutheran.....

.22,900 5,725 ed in all of our public schools, and respect

Notre Dame, at Paris.............21,000 5,250 Oh, beautiful, beautiful! mansions of peace! Pisa Cathedral.......

fully beg leave to call the attention of the

..13,000 3,260
Where never ihe songs of the ransomed shall cease, St. Stephen's, at Vienna..........12,400 3.100 proper officers thereto.
Where anthems of praise the glad chorus shall swell St. Dominic's, at Bologna....i ..12,000 3,000
My glorified spirit forever shall dwell.

Catbedral of Sienna............ .11.000 2,750
St. Mark's, Venice

7,000 1,850

Tuk FAMI:Y CIRCLE.—This is a new

and beautiful magazine recently started INTERESTING ASTRONOMICAL ITEMS.

The piazza of St. Peter's, in its widest

by Paul Reynolds 24 Ann street, New The year 1861, which is fast approach-limits, allowing 12 persons to the quadrate

York, and presents many attractions to ing, will be the first of the 660th Olymp. metre, (square yard,) holds 624,000; al

the reader. The Chronicle remarks, “ It iad. On the 10th of January there will be lowing four to the same, drawn up in mil

is printed on excellent paper, and is dean annular eclipse, that is one in which itary array, 202,000. In its narrower | voted to literature, art, music, fashion and the apparent diameter of the moon being limits

, not comprising the porticoes or the

domestic economy.

It is admirably less than that of the sun, the border of Piazza Rusticucci 474,000, crowded, and

adapted to the family circle, its pages bethe latter will be visible all around the 138,000 in military array to the quadrate

ing filled with choice and excellent readThis, and another of the same metre.”

ing. Each number will contain an elokind, wbich is to take place on the 7th of

gant and superb fashion plate executed in July, will both be invisible in North LITERARY NOTICES. the highest and most finished style of the America. On the 31st of December fol.

art, and a sheet of music will accompany, lowing, there will be an eclipse of the sun, THE PENMAN'S MANUAL—Being a New Theo- each issue. When we tell our readers in the morning, partly visible on our me

ry and System of Practical Penmanship, De- that this literary monthly is published at ridian. The 17th of December, 1861,

signed as a Text-Book for Schools and Pri- the almost incredible low price of ONE will witness a partial eclipse of the moon, vate Students. By a Business Penman.- DOLLAR per year, they will not be long visible on our meridian, and on the 12th Publish ed by FOWLER & Wells, New York. after having examined a number, in deof November, a transit of Mercury, invis- Price 50 cents.

ciding that it is the cheapest publication ible to us, will take place; & somewhat

In nine tenths of our schools penman in the United States. Ladies who wish rare occurrence in astronomy, though not ship is taught as mere mechanical process for an entertaining and instructive magaso rare and important as a transit of Ve- of imitating certain marks that are set zine, will find “The Family Circle” a nus across the sun's disc, the last of wbich in the copy, and without regard to any valuable acquisition to their literary readoccurred in 1769, nor will another be ob- fixed or rational principles. This fact ing. Simeon Smith, agent for New Lon. servable until 1874. There will be six alone, perhaps, sufficiently accounts for don and vicinity,






LADIES DEPARTMENT. ettiqute is dismissed, in the drawing room of the sepulcher, to see it no more! Man

the queen plays on the piano, and indul. bas cares and toils that draw away bis THE QUEEN AND THE PRINCE ges in German gamés. At eleven she re- thoughts and employ them; she sits in

tires. The queen appears fond of Ameri- loneliness, and all these memories, all When very young, she was rickety and

can ladies. The Prince of Wales is neith these suggestions crowd upon her. How weak in the ankles, but was recovered by er dull nor stupid; but a youth of noblest can she bear all this? She could not, were healthy training. She was brought up at disposition, and splendidly educated. it not that her faith is like her affection ; the sea side, at Ramsgate, her ankles Like his mother, he appeared rickety and and if the one is more deep and tonder puinped on, and sea bathing resorted to.

delicate in youth. He carries bis head a than in man, the other is simple and sponShe was very benevolent; when she rode little on one side now. He speaks French taneous, and takes confidently hold of the abroad, wbich was on horseback, and of German, Italian, and Spanish with fluen- band of God. ten her purse returned home empty. She

cy, being a good Greek and Latin scholar. had and still has a good ar•petite. Her He is well acquainted with law and fine MARRIAGE.“ Marriage," says a remother carefully inculcated in her, a love uris, a good soldier, theoretically, and a cent writer, " is to a woman at once the for the Protestant religion. She learned good horseman. He dances enormously, happiest and saddest event of her life, it German, French and Italian perfectly, a like most of the English youths of the day, is the promise of future bliss, raised on the little Spanish, and was an accomplisbed and always chooses the partner he likes death of present enjoyment. She quits musician and vocalist. At the age of best.

her home, her parents, her companions, eighteen, on June 29, 1837, she became

her amusements-everything on which queen, in consequence of the death of her uncle, William IV. Lord Melborne and


she has hitherto depended for comfort, for MOTHER

affection, for kindness and for pleasure. the Duke of Wellington proved excellent

The parents by whoso advice she bas advisers t the young queen. They dined

The following eloquent words are from been guided-lhe sister to whom she bas with her every day, and being old gentle- the pen of the Rev E. C. Chapin. They dared to impart the very embryo thongbt men would son.etimes drop asleep over

came from the heart, they will reach the and feeling.--the brother who has played their wine, when she would tickle their heart :

with her, by turns the counsellor and the soon Lord Melbourne

• No one feels the death of a child as a counselled, and the younger children to thought she should soon be married, and

mother feels it. Even the father cannot whom she has hitherto been the mother on stating it in a diplomatic language, she realize it thus. Therc is a vacancy in his and playmateall are to be forsaken at did not understand him, Explanations

house, and a beaviness at bis heart; there one fell stroke-every former tie is loosenbeing offered, she objected to her cousins

is a chain of association that ai times ed-the spring of every action is changed ; of Cumberland and Cambridge, and sug

comes round with ils broken link; there and she flies with joy in the untrodden gested “poor Albert.” It proved a bap

are memories of endearment, a keen sense paths before her, buoyed up by the confipy choice, as the young prince makes an of loss, a weeping over crushed hopes, and dence of requited love, she bids a fond exc. llent husband. It was said that the

a pain of wounded affliction, But the and grateful adieu to the life that is past, queen liked Lord Ephinstune, bu', he was

mother feels that one has been taken and iurns with excited hopes and joyous sent to Madras, to get him out of the way. away who was still closer to her heart.— anticipations to the bappiness to come. The young couple started in life with a Hers has been the office of a constant Then woe lo the man who can blight such mutual income of $950,000. It was not

ministration. Every gradation of feature fair hopes—who can treacherously lure too much; they brught up their family on

has developed before her eyes. She has such a heart from its peaceful enjoyments, it, without calling for a separate allowance

detected every new gleam of intelligence. and watchful protection of home-who for any of them

She has beard the first uitlerance of every can, coward-like, break the illusions The queen rises at half past six in sum.

new word. She has been ibe refuge of which have won her, and destroy the conmer and seven in winter, and always walks abroad, returning to morning pray- when he dies, a portion of her own life, as

his fears; ihə supply of his wants. And fidence which love bad inspired. ers and breakfast, at which she eats hear

Woe to him who has too early with. it were, dies. How can she give him mp, drawn the tender plant from the props and tily, and subsequently spends half an hour

with all these memories, these associa- stays of moral discipline, in which she has in the nursery. She next receives the master of the household, and decides what lions? The timid hands ihat have so la- been nurtured, and yet makes no effort invitations should be accorded for the day, ken hers in trust and love, how can she to supply their places ; for on him is the and then visits her apiary, menagrie,

fold them on bis breast, and give them responsibility of her errors-on him wbo

пр to the cold clasp of death? The feet first taught her, by bis example, to grow aquarium, or stables. She is passionately whose wandering she bas watched so nar- careless of her duty, and then exposed her fond of horses, and is a good rider. At

rowly, how can she see them straightened with a weakened spirit and unsatisfied eleven, she receives the secretary of war, to gu down inw the dark valley? The heart, to the wild storms and the wily home and foreign secrataries; at twelve

bead that she has watched in burning temptations of a sinful word.” general visitors, lunches at one, and drinks Alsop's pale ale. Ai three she

sickness, and peaceful slumber, a bair of

which she would not see harmed, 0, how rides in her carriage or on horseback,

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 majestv 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 koit, which is rather a dreary affair, no conver- how can sbe put it away for the long night wife, sation being allowed.

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HORTICULTURAL. for a short time, though it may be cool. Devoniensis, General Jacqueminot, Gloiro

Camelias require a great quantity of air; de Dijon, Vicomtesse de Cases. Twelve PARLOR CULTURE OF THE

they will bloom in a room where the heat | Dahlias.-Beauty of Bath, Lord PalmersCAMELLIA.

varies from 35° to 50°; but will bear a ton, Sidney Herbert, Lady Franklin, An

much greater heat and bloom well, and nie Salter, Duke of Devonshire, Lady A correspondent of the London Florti- on some occasions they will flower, even Balburst, Queen of Whites, Royal Scarcultural Cabinet writes as follows :

though the earth on the top of the pot bas let, Henrietta, Jenny Lind, Sir John “ I had three tables made, about five feet been slightly frozen ; but extremes, either Franklin. Eighteen Fuchsias.- British long, and three feet three inches wide, with of beat or cold, do not suit them. Sailor, Catharine Hayes, Crown Jewel, strips around the edges, so as to be about

I have had camellias bloom finely on ta Chancellor, Eclat, Estelle, Glory of Stoke, a third of an inch above the margins all bles as above, where the sun did not shine La Crinoline, Little Dorrit, Magic Flute, round, and then common (sawed) latbe on them; but, in such cases they shoula Marquis of Bath, Lord Clyde, Princess of cut into short pieres, and placed about iwo have a great quantity oi light.

Prussia, Premier, Queen of the Sea, Rose inches apart on the top surface of the ta- I generally use soft water for my plants, of Castile, Sir Colin Campbell, Wiltshire bles, so that the water which rap from the both winter and summer, and it is better Lass.

Eighteen Pelargoniums.-Large : flower-pots could pass from one pari of if warmed to the same lemperature of the Admirable, Belle of the Season, Blink tables to another, cross ways or length ways room, in winter. Ås to general watering, Boony (Foster's), Bride, Pride of the and pass out at a notch in the edging spo.

I think it best, whenever the lop soil begins West, Criterion, Duchess of Marlborough, ken of above; by which means the pots to get dry, water well and freely, so that the Empress Eugenie, Fairest of the Fair, would not stand in the water which runs water may pass to the bottom rools, and Fire Queen, Governor General, Hyperion, from them. These tables I placed far to repeat the watering wher, the surface King of Scarlets, Belle. Spolted : Conenough from the windows and walls to begins to get dry again ; when camellias spicuum, Edward Henderson, William allow a person to pass all round them, and are blooming or growing, thay require Bull, Virginie Miellez. Six Fancy Pelarto water and syringe the plants, which more watering tban at any other time.' goniums.-Clara Narello, Decision, Crimmade a space of about one and a half or

To this the Gardener's Monthly adds : son Pet, Madame Rougier, Princess Raytwo feet in front and at the ends. The “The writer concludes by rules for sum- al, Sir Joseph Paxton. tables should be of a height in proportion mer management, which are not adapted to the windows, which windows should be to our climate. We:herefore add, ibat in made to let down at the top, by which May, after all danger of frost is over,

HOUGHTON'S SEEDLING GOOSEBERRY, means the plants can have let in upon they should be removed to the open air, Mr. Rawson says, in the Country Gentlethem, without a strong current passing and placed in a situation where they will man, was grown from seed by Mr. Abel through them. This I consider a very be shaded all through the summer from Houghton, twenty-seven years since, while important matter, as a strong draught or the hot mid-day sun. They will about a resident of Lynn, Mass. current is very injurious.

finish their growth at that season, and Mr. Houghton produced this berry in Plants in rooms should be watered more will not require so much water."

the following manner:-Having selected frequently than in greenhouses, and they

from eighty of the best English varieties four should be syringed over the tops every

which he considered the finest, viz. : Red evening about sunset, in dry weather, List of A FEW SUPERIOR FLORISTS' Champagne, Crown Bob, Whitesmith, and twice or thrice a week in wet weath- FLOWERS.—The Gardener's Chronicle cop. White and Rock, he planted them out in er. The syringing will not injure a car. ies from the London Cottage Gardener the the form of a square, in the centre of pet upon the floor, if the water is wiped following list of superior flowers, selected wbich was planted one of the best natives off immediately after the dripceases to fall for their good qualities, not because they found in the woods. from the leaves.

are new or expensive, but such as will, One plant only, produced good fruit and Those that I would recommend as the when well grown, please any cultivator. free from mildew; that one being the best to flower in parlors are the semi- Six Azaleas.-Alba magna, Criterion, Iv- present “ Houghton's Seedling.” double, and those that have a green calyx, eryana, Perryana, Gem, Rosy Circle. Six Wbile the raisers of inferior fruits have also, all the single varieties. The plants Camellias.--Alba plena, Bruceana, Count- reaped handsome fortunes, Mr. Rawson, should have air, by letting down the top ess of Orkney, Examia, Imbricata, Mar- though one of our greatest pomological sash whenever the weather is mild, or

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.

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urgent solicitation, to address this assem- into the beaslial. But for this, and I

bly lo-night, yet I bave felt so strong a were an honorable and useful representa. Hope on, though dark and wild the night,

reluctance to doing so, that it has been tive in Congress, pursuing after my counAnd not a star appear,

with the utmost difficulty I could drag try's good, and blessed in the home circle Thino eye shall grow more large and bright, Thy sight become more clear,

inyself forward. But I had passed my with my wife and children. But 1 bave

word, I could not violate it. As to relat- not told you all. After my wife separated So e'en the dark shall yield a light,

ing my experience, that I do not think I from me, I sank rapidly. A state of soTo guide thee on thy way; For as man's day, so is his night

can venture upon. The pasi I dare not briety brougbt too many terrible thoughts. Then hope on, hopo and pray.

recall. Would to Heaven that the men. I therefore drank more freely, and was

ory of just ten , ears of my life were blot- rarely, if ever, from under the bewilderAnd though the night be dark and wild,

ted out." Patience that waits may see

ing effects of partial intoxication. I reThe stars shine fortb once more, with mild The speaker paused a moment, already nained in the same village for seven years, And calm effulgency.

much affected. He, resuming in a firmer but never once saw her during the time; And though the strife be stern and long, voice, said:

nor a glimpse of my children. At last Í The hounds may miss their prey, “Sumelbing niust be said of my own

became su abandoned in life, that my wife, For naught than patience is more strong Then hope on, hope and pray.

case, or I shall fuil to make that impression urged on by ber friends, no doubt, filed an on your minds that I wish to produce.

application for a divorce, and as cause THE REUNION.

Pictures of real life touch the heart with could be readily shown why it should be great power, while abstract represesenta granted, a separation was legally declared. tions of truth glitter coldly in the intel- To complete iny disgrace, at the next con

lectual regions of thu mind, and then fade gressional canvass, I was left off the tickIn the evening of the day on which Alice from the perception like dissolving figures et, as unfit to represent the district. I then

left the county and Stato where I had lived arrived at S—, a great experience meet- in the diorama.

from my boy hood up. ing 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

“Three years has passed since then.siastic in the cause, urged her to go to this Slate. Nay, more than that-he repre

For two years of that period I abandoned meeting, which Alice did, although with sented his county in the assembly of the myself to the fearful impulse of the appea feeling of reluctance. The house was Commonwealth. And more than that lite I bad acquired. Then I heard of this crowded above and below. The prelimi- still occupied a seat in Congress for two new movement"; the great temperanco naries vsually appertaining to such meet-Congressional periods.

At first I sneered, then wondered, ings having been arranged, a brief open- “ And yet more than all that,” he con- listened at last, and finally threw myself ing address was made by one of the minis. tinued, his voice sinking into a low, thril. upon the great wave that was sweeping ters; a reformed man then related his ex ling tone—" he once had a tenderly lo ved onward, io hope of being carried by it far perience with great effect. After he had wife, and two sweet children. But all out of the reach of danger. I did not do it finished there was a pause of nearly a min. these hor.ors, all these blessings have de. with a vain hope. It did all for me and ute; al length a man who had been seated parted from him," he continued, his voice more than I could have desired. It set far back, with his face partly turned from growing louder and deeper in his effort to me once more upon my feet ; once more the audience, arose slowly and moved to control himself, “ He was unworthy to made a man of me. A year of sobriety, the frunt of the stage.

retain them! His constituents threw him earnest devotion to my profession, a fervent A half suppressed exclamation escaped off because he had debused himself, and prayer to Him wbo alono gives strength in Alice, as ber o 'es caught the well known disgraced them. And worse than all, - every good resolution, has restored me to features of him who had been her husband she who had loved him devoutly-sbe who much that I haye lost; but not all, not while a quick thrill ran through her.- bad borne him two babes, was forced to the richest treasure that I have proved Then her whole frame trembled in accord abandon him, and seek an asylum in her myself unworthy to retain ; not my wife with her heart. The face of Mr. Delancy father's house. And why? Could I be- and children. Ab! between myse!f and was greatly changed since she last looked come so changed in a few short years ?– theso the law has laid its stern impassable upon it. Its calm, dignified elevation bad What power was there so to abase me that interdiction. I have no longer a wife, no been restored, but with what difference - my fellow beings spurned, and even the longer children ; though my heart goes what before was cheerful, was sad, very wife of my busom turned away, beart out towards these dearly beloved ones with sad.

stricken from me? Alas! my friends—tho tenderest yearnings. Pictures of our “Mr. President,” he began in a subdued it was a mad indulgence in mockery! A early days of wedded love are over lingervoice, “although I had consented at your very demon—a Circe, changing the human ing in my imagination. I dream of the


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