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With a fond and deep believing
opens its bright eye, and the daisy closes hers; and That he scorns all low deceiving;
how they are put together, root and stem, and leaf and Cast aside the robes that flow
flower; and if at any time, when Johnny is quiet, you Round his breast of blighting evil
see old Master Randall looking up the hedges, he'll And the hideous form below
tell you more a great deal about them than I can, and Bears the impress—"I'm a Devil.”
won't snap you up with a short answer; but will take
a pleasure in talking to you. You will be learning all And thus on through other vices. It does not the time, my little girl.” come within our province to criticise Mrs. C. A., Nellie looked up, with a bright, grateful look in her White's new tale, "The Mill and the Home,” | keen eyes, that grew brighter as Mrs. Peach conthe first chapter of which appears in the present tinued: “Do you think you could walk as far as number. The scenes and characters are the ! Allestry? simple everyday ones of humble life; the pur
"Oh, yes, Mrs. Peach, it isn't much further that pose (for it has one), to contrast the conditions
the mill." of Home and Factory life, and to set the gains
“Because if you can, and mother 'will give you
leave, I will lend you something that will keep of the one against the losses of the other:
Johnny quieter than sugar-rag, and be much better
for him. “So Johnny dines at the mill, does hc?” she said, I
But you must wash your face, and tidy
your hair, and smarten yourself up a little; for everygaily; "but I thought, Nellie, you had rooms in the
body knows me at Allestry, and the people who come model-houses close beside it."
to see me are all very nice. Come over, to-morrow "And so we had, ma'am ; but the foreman was so afternoon, to tea--and ask for Mrs. Peach; any one particular, and mother hadn't time to keep them clean will show you my cot. And now good-bye !" as he wanted her. And it was so late before I could And the little woman took a handful of apples, put baby out of my hands. An' the twins that's dead, smooth and ruddy as her own cheeks, from her both on 'em, wanted so much tending on. But, oh!” | basket, and put them into the lap of Nellie's ragged she added, with a great sob, “I'd rather har' tended pinafore, and, drying the child's great dusky eyes, on 'em night and day than have seen 'em carried out that filled at every kindly word addressed to her, with in their little coffins and put down in the pit-hole.” | her own homely, but snow-white handkerchief, sweet And Nellie's tears returned with increased force, and with lavender laid in its folds, the old lady kissed the Mrs. Peach did not strive to check them.
tear-stained sallow cheek of the little girl and the big. “I'd rather be at the factory, if mother 'd let me,” | headed baby, and went on her way rejoicing. The she ran on, “ for then I shonld learn to read and rest, the pleasant hopeful talk, and the cheerful tones write, like the other girls; and the Miss Evans's them- of Mrs. Peach, had put new heart into the heavily. selves often go to the school-room and notice the best tasked child, who forthwith begun to watch the little girls, and question and talk to them. And, oh! it's brown and blue underwing butterflies, flitting from cup so nice! Only the doctor said that Johnny'd die if to cup of the dwarf pink-and-white bindweed, that he was sent to old Mrs. Bolts, and I was not fit for trailed its stems through and over the sunburnt turf; mill-work. Out-of-doors he said was best for both on for it was midsummer, and, for the first time, Nellie us !” and the child gave a weary sigh, as if, for her saw how lovely they were, and began to wonder how own part, she had had enough of it.
the neat plaits came in the convolvolus flowers, and "Time enough for school, Nellie," answered Mrs. I
the colours to be laid on in stripes, as regularly as her Peach, “I dare say you will get all you want, one of
brother at the china-factory laid his on the cups and these days; but in the meantime don't go peaking
plates at which he worked ; and in watching and about, fretting and crying. Look at old Master Ran.
| thinking she heard the quarter-to-twelve chime, by the dall yonder, he hadn't much book-learning when a
old church-clock on the ontskirts of the adjacent boy, but he's taught himself a moit of things; and
village, before she thought it was nearly noon. now he's too old to work he employs himself out-of
Johnny, too, had enjoyed the benefit of his sister's doors, and finds pleasure at the same time. There's
Ba| more excursive way of spending her morning, and in. not a green thing in the woods, or fields, or hedges-
| finitely preferred moving about to the monotony of not a grass-blade, nor a blossom, but he knows the
being shaken on her sharp knees by the road-side, and, name of it, and what it's good for. He's like the
for him, kept wonderfully quiet; so that with twelve wise king in the Bible, he knows every herb of the
o'clock he made his appearance at the factory-gate, in field, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that
a state of resignation very unlike his usually fretful groweth on the wall,' whatever that may be! I know
condition, pilitory, and very good it is, too, for inward com “ The Gold and Silver Side of the Shield," the plaints — and stone-crop and penny-leaf – but author of which modestly nestles under the I can't say as I know hyssop, but, as I
initial A., is a charming and noteworthy essay; was saying, Master Randall's more learned than many and one that, read with attention, can scarcely gentlefolks about such things; and very learned men,
fail of doing good. “ Knowledge,” by the late as I've heard say, write to him, and come out of their way to see him; but, best of all, poor and humble as
Edwin F. Roberts, is another excellent and wellhe is, he's always healthy and cheerful as a bird-full
thought-out paper; and Mrs. Linnæus Banks's of soul-gratefulness, as I call it, to his Maker, who has
“ Lodges in the Wilderness" a pleasingly. filled the earth full of beautiful things, and given him
written and suggestive one. the craft to understand them. And why I'm telling you, Nellie, is, that you too may open your eyes and ENGLISHWOMAN'S REVIEW. (London : look about you. And you won't want for playmates, 23, Great Marlborough-street; W. Kent and Co., nor pleasures, nor schooling either for that matter, Paternoster Row.)- In order to the cure of a you'll be learning something every day. Notice the wound it is frequently found necessary to probe common thinge as you go along-—when the dandelion' it, and, to effect this, an enlargement of it is sometimes required. It is upon this principle regard to women into consideration, likely that many of the articles in this Quarterly are to be of much use. The movement in fawritten ; and the wrongs between man and vour of “Middle-class Schools for Girls"woman, or husband and wife, that, till com- is another social question of much importance, paratively recent times, were allowed to fester or and which we are glad to see-has been taken heal of themselves, are torn open, and searched, up by the National Society for Promoting the or laid bare, in the desire to effect a more radical Education of the Poor. The intention is to af. cure of them. We honour the thoroughness of ford a really good education to the children of the intention, but we deprecate placing the superior artisans, small tradesmen, foremen, sexes in absolute antagonism to each other, and warehousemen, clerks, small farmers, and others heaping up illustrations on the one hand, pen- similarly circumstanced, for whom there is the dants to which may any day be found on the danger, under present circumstances, of their other, in proof of the domestic cruelty and receiving an inferior education to the children injustice which the bond of marriage brings of a lower order, who are now benefited by the upon the sex. That there have been bad men National Schools. “We have,” says the writer from the beginning is patent; that they have of the article in question, “ascertained that it is increased in the ratio of the population is also intended to include girls in the operation of the patent; but that the examples gathered from society; and we think that great good may the divorce-court, police-courts, and unions, are arise from the plan, provided that it be vigourfair illustrations of the condition of the wives ously taken advantage of. It will be observed and women of England, we deny. For the that it is the plan of the society to assist local hundreds of these and similar cases of efforts; but there must be a local movement to brutality and wrong endured by women at begin with. The probability is that a memothe hands of those whom the laws of God rial or letter sent to the committee from any and man have made their protectors, there large towns, stating that the want was felt of a are, we rejoice to say, tens of thousands good school for girls of the lower middle of happily-united husbands and wives, who classes, would meet with a hearty response, if have never found the need of legal redress for signed by twenty or thirty resident gentlemen their small differences, and who are still fain, in and ladies." The article entitled " Public spite of them, to regard as holy that highest | Opinion on Questions concerning Women" is law that admits of no divorce, “save for the admirably compiled, and contains much that is cause of adultery." That the laws regarding suggestive as well as amusing. “Notices of women are wrong at the core, and greatly in New Books," and a “Summary of the Doings need of alteration and amendment, all liberal of the Social Science Congress at Belfast" and just men must allow; and that their redress -chiefly in reference to Miss Carpenter's ad. is only to be brought about by the efforts of dress on “ Female Education in India,” fills up women themselves, is evident from the fact that an excellent number of the Review. By the hitherto no man has troubled the waters of the way, we feel inclined to expunge the word pool of healing for them. But let not the de- female, against which we have an old grudge, fenders and champions of their sex argue as if and recommend to lady-reformers the disuse of in their desire of independence for women | this merely sexual distinction, in favour of the there were no loving, tender husbands, fathers, / nobler noun Woman! How would it read, sons, or brothers in the realm, jealous for the on the “Education of Women in India"? comforts and happiness of wives and kinswomen. In the redress of these laws, as in all
THE JOURNAL OF THE LIFE-BOAT INSTI: the relations of life, there must be mutual
TUTION in our next. agreement and co-operation, for the interests of both are one, and no exceptional savagery or cruel injustice on one side or the other can separate their relative dependance. Tbe leading
PERSONAL INFLUENCE. — Ideas are often poor article (if we may so call it) on the “Property,
ghosts; our sun-filled eyes cannot discern thein ; they Earnings, and Maintenance of Married Women" | pass athwart us in thin vapour, and cannot mare has, by the very forcefulness with which it is
themselves felt. But sometimes they are made flesh, written, led us to these remarks. Looked at
they breathe upon us with warm breath; they touch from its point of view, we should regard man as
us with soft, responsive hands; they look at us with
sad, sincere eyes, and speak to us in appealing tones; the natural enemy of woman. No. III. “On the Efforts now being made to Improve the conflicts, its faith, and its love. Then their presence
they are clothed in a living human soul, with all its condition of women in Sweden," is a most in- is a power, then they shake us like a passion, and we teresting paper, and taking the parallel are drawn after them with gentle compulsion, as flame circumstances of the two countries with 'is drawn to flame.
Ever since Your Bohemian first wrote for the potatoes, and a glass of porter. Everything was pages of this magazine, he has enjoyed the plea- clean and of good quality, the room was loftysure of gossiping every month with its readers. and well ventilated, and the attendants were If there was plenty of news to communicate he civil and expert, neither receiving nor expecting communicated it, and if there was nothing to any gratuity. say, he said it. No matter whether town was Having dined at places of various kinds and full or empty; no matter whether the Conserva natures in every quarter of London, from the tives or the Liberals held the reins of Govern | highest to the lowest, Your Bohemian is nament, or King Beales rode rough-shod over both; turally in a position to speak in a somewhat were it play-time or holiday-time was he nipped cathedral manner on the subject. For knoweth upand rendered brittle with thecold, or was groan- he not the haunts where the gentlemen connected ing and perspiring with the heat; did it rain with Her Majesty's Customs love to take their or shine, was it fair weather or foul, did wars heavy luncheons or their light dinners, whichever and revolutions prevail; was he smitten down they may please to call them. Has he not with violent influenza, or raving in a delirium lunched at Reuben's and sandwiched at Betsy's ? of fever. No matter if he suffered all these, To him it is given to know the mysteries of cer. either separately or altogether, Your Bohemian tain out-of-the-way symposia, whereat the nicely was down at his post, and never missed his cooked chop may be eaten, and the glass of monthly gossip with those who would listen to Amontillado imbibed in the neighbourhood : to hiin, till last month, Accidents, however, we are be cognisant of the polite attention of the head well aware, will happen in the most well regu- cook at the “Woolpack," and to be particular lated families, and the most orderly of Bohemians as to the flavour of mutton-broth at the Anchor. is subject to casualties. In justice to himself, He has dined off the joint at Izant's, and has however, he must inform his readers that his partaken of a fish dinner in Billingsgate, morecopy was completed as usual, and entrusted to over he has had a “fourpenny plate" at the bis faithful Mercury to convey to the printers. “ Baytree," and has had “half-a-dozen" at the Whether this Mercury loitered by the way we bar of Sweeting or Pimm. He is well acquainted cannot tell, or whether some enemy clapped with dimly-lighted mysterious passages leading fetters on his talaria history does not mention, to small dark dining-rooms equally mysterious, but at any rate he arrived at the office after the in which a steak of the juiciest nature may be magazine was made up-was the reason of Y. B. obtained, accompanied with a bottle of port of not being seen in his usual place last month. excellent vintage and undoubted antiquity.
The past month is perhaps about the dullest He could tell of excellent dinners at Messrs. of the year, and unless some great topic happens Spiers and Pond's restaurant of Ludgate-hill : to be vented in the papers, there is usually nothing he might grow eloquent over the advantages of to talk about. Luckily, however, there has been a pleasant little banquet at the “Solferino :" he an event of that nature, and one in which we would describe a récherché lunch at Verrey's or are all greatly interested, namely, providing Blanchard's, or might be persuaded to give the cheap dinners for clerks and those of limited details of a supper at Epitaux. Of oystering income, who follow their daily avocations in the and lobstering, and pickled-salmon-consuming City. No doubt an immense deal of twaddle at Rule's, at Knight's, at Prosser's or at Quin's, has been written on the subject. Some correspon- he might talk learnedly and prosily. If the dents evidently think it a monstrously hard indulgent reader would dive with him into the thing that they cannot obtain twelve courses, polyglotical regions of Soho, he would show him a dessert, and half a bottle of wine for one shil- a trattoria where he might obtain maccaroni ling and threepence; but really it is high time cooked in true Neapolitan Style, a brunette that some reform in the matter was carried out. where absinthe of super-Parisian bitterness What is wanted is a good nourishing meal at might be imbibed, and a gast-hof where “small not less than sixpence or more than a shilling. Germans" and saur-kraut might be found in all That this thing can be practically carried out their native nastiness. All this, and a great there is no doubt whatever. Mr. Corbet's cheap deal more the present writer could tell, were he dining rooms in Glasgow are now most success- not considerate with regard to the patience of ful commercial speculations, and a dozen of the reader and the space of the magazine, them have been established throughout the Some good, however, has been achieved by town, where you can obtain a nourishing meal the discussion of the question, for a “ London for fourpence halfpenny. Your Bohemian recol. Clerks Club" (limited) is to be established. lects dining at an establishment of a similar The price of the dinner, which is to consist of nature in Whitechapel about two years ago for fish or soup, joints, three vegetables, bread and sixpence. For this sum he was regaled on a cheese, with half-a-pint of ale or porter, will be basin of soup, meat pie, plum-pudding, bread, one shilling. There will also be 'a luncheon
bar, at which articles will be supplied at a like favourite pens will contribute. Messrs. Rout. moderate rate : thus, plate of meat 4d., bread ledge's Annual contains a group of stories “On id., potatoes Id., pint of ale 2d. ; thus, a good the Cards” as its leading attraction. Mr. serviceable lunch, or what some would call din- | Warne will be able to tell us something about ner, may be obtained for 8d. A reading-room "gold, silver, and lead.” Mr. Beeton will un. and tea and coffee-room, with magazines and riddle the mystery of " Nine of us;" and Messrs. newspapers, with lavatories and rooms for Cassell can, it is said, give us some new inforsmoking and writing, will be attached. The mation with regard to “What's his name?" statistics, which have been carefully prepared, and before long some one will be found to tell show that the project, if properly carried out, us all about “Snow," and “Old Salt.” Los. must be as great a success commercially as it don Society will, as usual, furnish its attractive will be socially for those classes for whose espe- banquet of Christmas fare. A series of lively cial benefit it has been established.
“American Facial Sketches," from the accom. We hear that a new society has been established plished pen of Mr. John Oxenford, hare just at Vienna for the purpose of putting down the been commenced in the columns of the Leader. inordinate length of ladies' trains when they wear Another new comic paper has appeared, entithem in the public street. The notice issued tled Toby. When is this rage for comic, or by this association states that these gigantic rather would-be comic, literature to stop? The dresses “are not only an obstruction to street sober, ultra-dry-looking cover of the St. Paul's traffic, but also, by raising enormous clouds of has been the cause of general remark. It is dust, cause considerable danger to the lungs said the proprietors have been induced to and eyes.” It urges all its members, directly change it to something more in unison with “they perceive a lady with a long train in the the decorative character of the age. A novelty street, immediately to tread on the same with in magazine literature, namely, the new musical such force as to produce a considerable rent in monthly, Hanover Square, has just appeared. the dress.” The actions at law and expenses aris. The title is singularly appropriate, its contents ing from these arbitrary proceedings, and which are varied, and there is every chance of its being will doubtless be many and great, will be con- a success, provided there is a sufficiently large ducted by the society's solicitors, and paid for musical public to make it pay. Lieut. Hozier out of the funds of the association. What a has started for Abyssinia as special correspon. pity but that something of the kind could be dent for the Times. Dr. Russell has sailed from introduced in London! the long trains are an infi- | Bombay, and will possibly, it is said, accompany nitely greater nuisance than the much-abused the Indian contingent. Mr. G. A. Henty bas crinoline was. Thank goodness! short dresses gone to represent the Standard. The Glowseem to be making their way, at any rate for worm, which has recently changed editors, and put-of-doors wear. How soon do we get accus- has already manifestly improved, both in the tomed to fashions, and how quickly do we cease style of its articles and its general arrangeto see anything odd or singular in the costumes ments, will be permanently enlarged to trenty of the day! How all the belles of 1863 roared four columns on the 4th of November. over that alarming sketch of John Leech's in Mr. Charles Dickens will sail for the United Punch's Almanack, entitled “How would it be States in the Jana, which leaves Liverpool on without crinoline? Try it for 1864!” How the 9th. A farewell dinner will be given to him they exclaimed at “the ridiculous Guys!” and at the Freemasons' Tavern on the 2nd. Mr. laughed at the “poor skinny things." That Edmund Yates will deliver a lecture entitled picture represents exactly the costume all the “ After Dinner” at the Birkbeck Institution on ladies are wearing now, which nobody thinks in the 6th. The long-talked-of marriage, of Miss any way conspicuous or remarkable. By the Kate Terry to Mr. Arthur Lewis, took place on way, talking of fashions, what a wonderfully the 18th of last month, at St. John's Church, clever paper on “ The Paris Fashions” that was Kentish Town. The church was crammed to by Mr. Sala in last month's Belgravia!
suffocation by a great quantity of people who The Christmas Annuals will be upon us not had no acquaintance with either the bride or long aster these lines appear. There will be an bridegroom, but who thought it a great thing unusual number this year. Miss Braddon's to see a popular actress in a new róle-just “Belgravia Annual” will be one of quite a novel that sort of individuals who used to run down character. It will be profusely illustrated, and to the Dramatic fête to see the actresses play we shall not be too much bored with nunneries at shopkeeping. These people seemed to forget and baronial halls, neither shall we be smothered they were in a church; they talked loud and with holly and mistletoe, nor flooded with was- / brought out opera-glasses to inspect the fair sail therein ; but in their place we shall have a bride-indeed the less said about their behaviour charming collection of tales and sketches by the better. Enough to say, their conduct was eminent writers, illustrated by the best artists. such as to call forth a rebuke from the Rev. Mr. The All the Year Round extra number will this Calvert, who addressed the congregation after year be written exclusively by Mr. Charles the marriage service was finished. He re. Dickens and Mr. Wilkie Collins. “Storm minded them very properly that "they had come Bound” will be the title of the Christmas to witness a religious ceremony, and not a number of Tinsley, to which many well-tried and spectacle."
THE L A DIES' PA G E.
CASE FOR THREADED NEEDLES.
(A Useful Present for Old Ladies.)
MATERIALS.-12 inches of sarsenet ribbon about 24 inches wide; 16 inches of narrow ribbon ; a little
white flannel ; 2 large flat wooden buttons, and a rcel of Boar's-head sewing cotton, of Messrs. Walter Evans and Co., Derby, of any useful number, and a paper of best needles.
This case is very easy to make, and it is an should not be quite as wide as the ribbon ; extremely useful one, especially for old ladies, place it between the two buttons, then run a who find it difficult to thread their needles. piece of narrow ribbon through both buttons
The piece of wide ribbon, 12 inches long, and through the reel between them, leaving a must be hemmed at one end, and folded into a long end hanging on each side. Next cover point, where a loop of silk is made to fasten the over two-thirds of the reel with the ribbon of the case. A strip of fine flannel is laid over the case by sewing it round the buttons. Bind the ribbon and fastened by a row of herring-bone edge of the sort of cover thus formed over the stitch all round the edge. The silk with which reel with a piece of narrow ribbon, the ends of this is worked should be perfectly matched with wbich, tied with those left on each side of the the ribbon in colour, so that the small stitches reel, form bows. Last of all, sew a small metal at the top and bottom show as little as possible button on the right side, three inches from the on the right side. The reel of cotton is fastened loop, to fasten the case when it is rolled up. on in the following manner : Take two flat The needles are all to be threaded into the end wooden buttons exactly the size of the top of of the cotton on the reel, and are then stuck at the reel, and cover them over with a piece of the regular distances upon the dannel, same ribbon as that of the case. The reel
KNITTED ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.--MICHAELMAS DAISY.
This flower may be knitted, with two stitches / sible*), tie the net as tight as possible over the for the width of the row, but it is much quicker wool. This forms the centre of the Daisy. to work it in a chain of crochet; it is generally When you have made a sufficient number of variegated, either in two shades of red or two petals to form two or three rows, each row shades of violet. The variegation is produced being made rather larger than the first, you must by working with two threads of Berlin wool, sew them all round the little heart, and proceed one of a deep, the other of a light shade, of the to make the calyx as follows:same colour.
Make a chain of twelve stitches with the croMake a chain of simple crochet, about a yard chet needle, using green wool, not split; work in length, then cover a piece of thin wire, as long two rows in double crochet, increasing two as you can conveniently manage, with one stitches in the second row. Sew this calyx thread of Berlin wool, and begin to sew this under the petals, fasten up the open side, and wire along one edge of the chain, leaving about gather the stitches of the lower extremity, cover an inch of wire at the beginning; when you the stem with green split wool. have sewed about an inch, cut the chain, pull! Bud.-Make a small ball of any colour, then the thread through the last stitch, bring your take fifteen or twenty bits of split wool, the wire round, sew half the second edge, then same colours as used for the flower, each about bring round the wire that you left at the begin- an inch long, tie them tightly as a little bundle; ping, sew it to meet the other, letting the wires fasten this on the top of the little ball, to which cross each other; twist them and the wool to you must first fix a wire ; bring down the ends gether tightly, to form a stalk, and turn up the of wool in alternate stripes of dark and light two little petals, first cutting away one of the shades, tie all these ends round the wire, and wires close to the twist, to prevent the stalk cut them close. Wind a bit of green wool, as being too thick when finished.
a very small ball, immediately under the bud; Wind a piece of yellow wool on the end of then with green wool, not split, make a row of one of your fingers, pull it out thus doubled, herring-bone stitches from the little bud to about and twist a bit of rather strong wire over it, half-way up the coloured one. This makes a twist the wire very tight, and make with this very pretty bud, looking as if just ready to wool a kind of little ball, which must be covered bloom. with a piece of common net (dyed yellow if pos- ! LEAF-like that of the Heart's-ease.
* This can be done by steeping the net in a little saffron-water in which a small quantity of gum has been dissolved;