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donald and Co., of Glasgow, with various that the Commissioners awarded them a specimens of embroidery upon book-mus. prize medal. lin and French cambric. The manner in Our last illustration is taken froin a which it is worked reflects great credit very elegant chemisette in muslin, deupon the firm of the Messrs. Macdonald, signed by Mr. J. Waugh, of the Belfast and therefore we were pleased to find School of Design, for which he was

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Portion of a Bassinet-cover.-D. & J. Mac

donald & Co., of Glasgow.

Embroidered Chemisette.-J. Holden & Co.,

Belfast.

awarded Lord Dufferin's Prize of £5, But if so, does the stomach escape-can it and exhibited (c. 14, No. 1) by J. Holden escape--uninjured ? and Co., of Belfast, who gained a prize Let any one try the experiment, if he medal for their collection of embroidery. has doubts of the results. Let hiin mix The design is light, graceful, and to the salt, and potatoes, and butter, or some purpose, displaying good taste in the sort of grease--a very common dish by grouping, and great skill in the em- the way--and, having the potatocs prebroidery.

viously chopped, or mashed well, let the mass be heated to 100 degrees, and applied to the naked arm.

Let it be THE ABUSES OF THE EYE.

kept there half as long as it is usually WHATEVER heats unduly any part of kept in the stomach, and he will be apt the surface of the body and mucous mem- to see the consequences. But if redness brane, tends to injure the eyes. Hence and inflammation are produced by as plain one evil of living in rooms where the a dish-we mean one as plain comparatemperature is too high ; as is very gene- tively, as hashwhat shall be said of those rally the fact where stoves, furnaces, &c., thousand dishes which, in fashionable are used. It is not only the direct action society, and indeed almost everywhere, of the heated air upon the eye that injures, are continually being received into the hut also the injury to the whole surface of stomach ? Must it not be, that our the body; and still more, to the whole numerous and complicated dishes, into inucous membrane which lines the lungs. which enter not only much butter, but

And here, too, we come at one of the numerous spices and other heating and strong causes why highly stimulating irritating condiinents are injuring us still food and drink are objectionable. It is more seriously and rapidly? Can it be that they heat, unduly, the mucous mem- that our mustard, our vinegar, our pickles, brane of the digestive organs--the stomach, our preserves, our sauces, and our gravies, liver, &c.,--and thus, by sympathy, heat are continually passing over the tender and irritate the rest of the system, of lining of our digestive organs, and circu. which the eye usually gives early warning. | lating through thousands of tender blood

The experiments of Dr. Beaumont have vessels, having a lining still more delicate shown, most conclusively, the effect of than themselves, without exciting heat and fermented and alcoholic drinks, and of all inflammatory action? Can it be that our sorts of condiments and indigestible sub- pastry, . especially our mince pies, our stances, upon the lining membrane of the cakes, and our confectionary, and, above stomach. " Indeed, common sense might all, our high-seasoned and stuffed meats, show this, would we but reason on the are not continually producing the same subject, without the necessity of resorting sort of trouble to the system? But can to experiments like those of Dr. B.

the eyes escape uninjured all this while? No one doubts, for example, that the Can considerable a portion of the lining membrane of the lungs and throat mucous membrane, and so powerful a and stomach, is at least as tender and as centre and source of sympathy, be atirritable as the surface of our bodies. tacked three or more times a day, from Indeed, no one who has ever seen these month to month, and from year to year, parts laid open in an animal slain for and the eye, which is the index of the food, will doubt that it is much more so. suffering system, utter no notes of remonBut take the mass which most stomachs i strance or alarm ?--Journal of Health. contain, half an hour, or a quarter of an hour, after we have swallowed a meal, and TRUTH. — After all, the most natural apply it to any part of the surface of the beauty in the world is honesty and moral body, in the form of a poultice, at the truth. For all beauty is truth. True feastomach heat, which is nearly or quite 100 tures make the beauty of a face; and true degrees, and is it possible to have a single proportions the beauty of architecture; as doubt as to the consequences ! Is it true measures that of harmony and music. possible that the skin would not be irri. In poetry, which is all fable, truth still is tated, reddened, and in a degree inflamed? I the perfection.-Shaftesbury.

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SOLEMN VOICES.

THERE'S HOPE WHEN WE BEHOLD A

WITHER'D FLOWER.

BI T.

BUCHANAN

READ.

BY AGNES

STRICKLAND.

I heard from out the dreary realms of sorrow,
The various tongues of Woe:

There's Hope when we behold a wither'd flower, One said “Is there a hope in the to-morrow? That Spring shall nature's faded charms re

store : And many answer'd-No."

There's Hope in those whom fate's relentless And they arose and mingled their loud voices,

power And cried in bitter breath

Has sternly exile from their native shore; "In all our joy's the past alone rejoices

That yet may smile for them a brighter hour, There is no joy but Death.

When their transported eyes shall look once "Oh, dreadful Past! beyond the midnight portal on all they weep to leave, till fond hearts burn Thou hast usurp'd our peace ;

With all the rapturous feelings of return.
And if the angel Memory be immortal,
When shall this anguish cease ?"

There's a Hope upon the restless bed

Of sickness with the sufferer's cordial blending; And suddenly, within the darken'd distance, The solemn Past replied

And there is Hope when mourners o'er the dead, In my domains your joys have no existence,

In speechless agony of soul, are bendingYour hopes, they have not died !

Which whispers that the loved one's spirit, fled

From earthly cares, is now to heaven ascend "Nought comes to me except those ghosts de- ing : tested,

And Hope divinely mingles in the prayer, Phantoms of Wrong and Pain ;

That we may track the steps which led him there. But whatso'er Affection hath invested, The eternal years retain.

There is a Hope, when lovers bid farewell,

That happier moments may behold their meet“Then stand no more with looks and souls de- ing. jected,

And there is Hope when hearts with anguish swell, To woo and win Despair,

That those same hearts with joy may soon be The joys we mourn the Future hath collected,

beating : Your hopes are gather'd there.

And there is Hope that, in the dungeon cell, ** And as the dew which leaves the morning and even tells him, “ Thou shalt yet again

The lonely captive in his chains is greeting, flowers

Behold thy home, thy wife, and infant train." Augients the after-rainAnd as the blooms which fall from summer There is a Hope for seamen on the deep, bowers

When billows rage, and fearful teinpests rise, Are multiplied again –

That fiercest storms at length may sink to sleep,

And morning usher in unclouded skies : ** So shall the joys the Future holds in keeping And there is Hope, to comfort all who weep Augment your after peace;

O'er each dark stain that on the spirit lies; S» shall your hopes, which now are only sleeping, Hope for repentant guilt divinely given. Return with large increase."

Hope in the mercy and the love of Heaven.

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THE RAINY DAY.

THE BRIDAL AND THE BURIAL.

BY LOXGFELLOW.

BY J. MOXTGOMERY.

I saw thee young and beautiful,

I saw thee rich and gay,
In the first blush of womanhood,

Upon thy wedding-day;
The church-bells rany,
And the little children sang:
“ Flowers. flowers, kiss her feet;
Sweets to the sweet;
The winter's past, the rains are gone-
Bless'd is the bride whom the sun shines on."

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary ;
It rains, and the wind is never weary ;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
My life is cold, and dark, and dreary:
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining :
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
(That perfect bliss the Bible painting,
Awaits the spirit uncomplaining,

Affection-set on things above;
Creator, Saviour, crown'd Redeemer,
Of “ many mansions” the Revealer,

Atture my heart to sing thy love.)

I saw thee poor and desolate,

I saw thee fade away, la broken-hearted widowhood,

Before thy locks were grey; The death-bell rang, And the little children sang: “Lilies, dress her winding-sheet; Sweets to the sweet; "The summer's past, the sunshine gone; Bless'd is the corpse which the rain rains on.'

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USEFUL RECEIPTS.

To Clean Looking-glasses, Mirrors, &c.-If they

should be hung so high that they cannot be conTo remove Water Stains from Black Crape.- veniently reached, have a pair of steps to stand When a drop of water falls on a black crape upon; but mind that they stand steady. Then veil or collar, it leaves a conspicuous white take a piece of soft sponge, well washed and mark. To obliterate this, spread the crape on a cleaned from every thing gritty, just dip it into table, (laying on it a large book or a paper-weight water and squeeze it out again, and then dip it to keep it steady), and place underneath the into some spirit of wine. Rub it over the glass; stain a piece of old black silk. With a large dust it over with some powder blue, or whiting camel's hair brush dipped in common ink, go sifted through muslin: rubit lightly and quickly over the stain; and then wipe off the ink with a off again, with a cloth; then take a clean cloth. little bit of old soft silk. It will dry imme- and rub it well again, and finish by rubbing it diately, and the white mark will be seen no more. with a silk handkerchief. If the glass be very -J. GREGORY.

large, clean one half at a time, as otherwise the To Clean Tea-trays. --- Do not pour boiling spirit of wine will dry before it can be rubbed off. water over them, particularly on japanned ones,

If the frames are not varnished, the greatest care as it will make the varnish crack and peel off;

is necessary to keep them quite dry, so as not to but have a sponge wetted with warm water

touch them with the sponge, as this will dis. and a little soap if the tray be very dirty, then

colour or take off the gilding. To clean the rub it with a cloth; if it looks smeary, dust

frames, take a little raw cotton in the state o! on a little flour, then rub it with a dry cloth.

wool, and rub the frames with it; this will take If the paper tray gets marked, take a piece of

off all the dust and dirt without injuring the woollen cloth, with a little sweet oil, and rub gilding. If the frames are well varnished, rub it over the marks; if any thing will take them

them with spirit of wine, which will take out all out, this will. Let the urn be emptied and the

spots, and give them a fine polish. Varnished top wiped dry, particularly the outside, for if any

doors may be done in the same manner, Never suffered to dry on it, it will leave a mark.

use any cloth to frames, or drawings, or unvar

nished oil paintings, when cleaning and dusting -S. To Pack Glass or China.-Procure some soft

them.-J. GREGORY. straw or hay to pack them in, and if they are to be sent a long way, and are heavy, the hay or Preserving the Colour of Dresses. The colour straw should be a little damp, which will prevent of merinos, mousseline-de-laines, ginghams, them slipping about. Let the largest and chintzes, printed lawns, &c., may be preserved heaviest things be always put undermost, in the by using water that is only milk-warm; making box, or hamper. Let there be plenty of straw, a lather with white soap, before you put in the and pack the articles tight; but never attempt dress, instead of rubbing it on the material; and to pack up glass or china which is of much stirring into a first and second tub of water a consequence, till it has been seen done by some large tablespoonful of ox-gall. The gall can be one used to the job. The expense will be but obtained from the butcher, and a bottle of it trifling to have a person to do it who understands should always be kept in every house. No it, and the loss may be great if articles of such coloured articles should be allowed to remain value are packed up in an improper manner.-S. long in the water. They must be washed fast, and

To Clean Silver. - When silver has become then rinsed through two cold waters. Into each much tarnished, spotted, or discoloured, it may rinsing water, stir a teaspoonful of vinegar, be restored by the following process. Having which will help to brighten the colours; 200 dissolved two teaspoonfuls of powdered alum in after rinsing, hang them out immediately. When a quart of moderately strong ley, stir in a gill ironing-dry, (or still a little damp,) bring them of soft soap, and remove the scum or dross that in ; have irons ready heated, and iron them ai may rise to the surface. After washing the once, as it injures the colours to allow them to silver in hot water, take a sponge and cover remain damp too long, or to sprinkle and rol every article all over with this mixture. Let

them up in a covering for ironing next day. If the things rest about a quarter of an hour, fre- they cannot be conveniently ironed inmediately, quently turning them. Next wash them off in let them hang till they are quite dry; and thea warm soap-suds, and wipe them dry with a soft damp and fold them on the following day, a cloth. Afterwards brighten them with rouge- quarter of an hour before ironing. The best way powder, or with whiting and spirits of wine.-- is not to do coloured dresses on the day of the J. S. C.

general wash, but to give them a morning by To fold a Coat for Packing.-Lay the coat at its themselves. They should only be undertaken in full length upon a table, with the collar towards clear bright weather. If allowed to freeze, the the left hand; pull out the collar so as to make colours will be irreparably injured. We need it lie quite straight; turn up the coat towards scarcely say that no coloured articles should ever the collar, letting the crease be just at the elbow; be boiled or scalded. If you get from a shop : let the lappel or breast on one side be turned slip for testing the durability of colours, give it smoothly back on the arm and sleeves. Turn a fair trial by washing it as above; afterwards, the skirt over the lappel, so that the end of the pinning it to the edge of a towel, and hanging it skirt will ceach to the collar, and the crease or to dry. Some colours, (especially pinks and folding will be just where the skirts part at the light-greens,) though they may stand perfectly termination of the waist. When you have done well in washing, will change as soon as a warm on one side, do the same on the other. Turn the iron is applied to them; the pink turning collar towards the right-hand, and fold one skirt purplish, and the green bluish. No coloured over the other, observing to let the fold be in article should be smoothed with a hot iron. the middle of the collar.-J. S. C.

FRUGAL HOUSEWIPE.

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