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And so repeated kindness will soften a heart of THE GIRL'S WORK-TABLE.


Whatever you do, do it willingly. A boy that is

whipped to school never learns his lesson well. A CURTAIN OR SCREEN FOR FIREPLACES. man that is compelled to work, cares not how badly

The pattern for work which we give this month it is performed. He that pulls off his coat cheerfully, is a Curtain or Screen for a fire-place, it may either strips up his sleeves in earnest, and sings while he be worked in crochet or in darned netting; but, works, is the man for me. in which ever way, the cotton must be rather fine, or the work will hang heavily. It may be made to any

A cheerful spirit gets on quick; width or length to suit the fire-place, and looks ex

A grumbler in the mud will stick. tremely elegant įf hung over a bunch of flowers or Evil thoughts are worse enemies than lions and basket in the fire-stove.

tigers; for we can keep out of the way of wild beasts, but bad thoughts win their way everywhere.

The cup that is full will hold no more. Keep your COUNSELS FOR THE YOUNG. head and heart full of good thoughts, that bad

thoughts may find no room to enter. NEVER be cast down by trifles. If a spider break

Be on your guard, and strive, and pray, his thread twenty times, twenty times will he mend

To drive all evil thoughts away. it again. Make up your mind to do a thing, and

Bible Class Magazine. you will do it. Fear not, if trouble come upon you; keep up your spirit, though the day be a dark one.

Troubles never last for ever;
The darkest day will pass away.

PoisonoUS SNAKES, ETC.-Poisonous snakes may be

readily known by the shape of their head and neck ; 1f the sun is going down, look up at the stars; if the head being very wide at the back, and the neck com. the earth is dark, keep your eyes on heaven. With paratively small. Some persons compare the head of a God's presence and God's promises, a man or a

poisonous snake to the ace of spades, which comparison child may be cheerful.

although rather exaggerated, gives a good idea of the

poison-bearing head. It has a cruel and wicked look Never despair when fog's in the air.

about it also, and one recoils almost instinctively. A sunshiny morning comes without warning. Should a person be bitten by the viper, the effects of Mind that you run after.

the poison may be much diminished by the liberal use Never be content with

of olive oil ; and the effect of the oil is said to be much a bubble that will burst, or a firework that will end increased by heat. Strong ammonia, or hartshorn, 49 in smoke and darkness. Get that which you can it is popularly called, is also useful, as in the case with keep, and which is worth keeping

the stings of bees and wasps, and for the same reason.

The evil consequences of the viper's bite vary much in
Something sterling, that will stay
When gold and silver pass away.

different persons, and at different times, according to

the temperament of the individual, or his state of health. Fight hard against a hasty temper. Anger will I may as well put in one word of favour for the viper come, but resist it stoutly. A spark may set a house before it is dismissed. It is not a malignant creature, on fire. A fit of passion may give you cause to

nor does it seek after victims ; but it is as timid as any

creature in existence, slipping away at the sound of a mourn all the days of your life.

footstep, and only using its fangs if trodden on accidentHe that revenges knows no rest,

ally, or intentionally assaulted. " Common" Objects of The meek possess a peaceful breast.

the Country, by the Rev. J. G. Wood. If you have an enemy, act kindly to him, and make him your friend. You may not win him over

MOTIONS THE EARTH.-The earth travels at once, but try again. Let one kindness be followed by another, till you have accomplished your in an hour, and in the same time turns more than

round the sun at the rate of upwards of 68,000 miles end. By little and little, great things are completed. 1000 miles on its own axis. And in one year the Water falling day by day,

whole solar system moves over a distance of 33,550,000 Wears the hardest rock away.



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118 My first is a parent; my second is half of a person; my whole is now before you.


119 My first is an element; my second is an article of food; my whole is a celebrated general,


120 My first is what Solomon was; my second is an Eastern fruit; my whole is sometimes a royal command. M. A. C.W.

121 My first is a part of your body; my second is a company of musicians ; my whole is to encircle my first. C. M. CARR.

122 My first is a girl's name ; my second is what we live upon ; and my whole is one of the United States,

H. J. H.
My first is a useful part of speech,
And is always found in the pebbly beach.
My second is thin, and hot, and white,
Not often seen in the broad daylight;
But is used alike by the rich and poor,
Their joys to enhance, or their griefs to cure;
But sad is his life, and dark his end,
Who takes it home as a bosom friend.
My third is oft' both narrow and wide,
A place where kings and beggars reside;
And my whole is a battle of days gone by,
Where a foreign king lost his liberty. ANONYMOUS.

My first is a foreign vehicle we see
At times carry persons of ev'ry degree-
A carriage by no means adapted for ease,
But built with a different motive-to please.
My second's a high and intelligent name,
Exalted to glory, or humbled to shame;
Ennobling a cottage if rightly inclined,
But disgracing a throne if tó vices resigned.
Unite these together, and they will produce,
A creature familiar to hard work from use;
And as such, I trust, they'll be able to find
Those who'll give them employment, and act to them kind.

G. M. F. G.

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125 My first is a building which my second runs under; my second is a liquid element; my whole is a town in England.


126 My first and fourth are two rivers in Scotland ; my second is an Irishman's interjection; my third is an article ; my whole is a celebrated town in Ireland. John McROBBIEST.

134 The scene is a court of justice, presided over by a learned judge of high moral worth and integrity ; before him, an array of gentlemen of the long robe. Then a prisoner is brought before them, tried, and convicted for felony. In the court stands a prince, intently watching the issue of the trial, when, at its conclusion, he struck the judge in open court. The judge, fully sensible of the authority due to his office, committed the prince to prison.

A. H. W.


I am a very curious word, I think you'll all agree ;
For though you view my whole, 'tis sure, a part you'll only see.
My latter half is me myself, 'tis wondrous, but 'tis true,
A crown's a very precious thing, and so's my first half, too.


QUESTIONS. 135 What are the heights of the mountains Lebanon, Cader Idris, and Peak of Pico, in feet ?

136 Who was Hippocrates, and when did he die? 137 In what year, and by whom was the university of Oxford founded ?

ROSETTA 138 When and by whom was New Zealand discovered ? 139 When were wines first made in Britain ? 140 In what year did the Greek empire end ? ALEXANDER. 141 When were turnpikes first used in England ? 142 When were shillings first coined England ?

A. H. LOWE. 113 The name of the first conqueror in the world who founded the Assyrian monarchy?



128 The initials of the following words give the name of a celebrated

generala. What William II. was. b. Another word for alone. c. Something much cultivated in Elizabeth's reigo. d. What you cannot see without. e. Another word for old.




Dear BOYS AND GIRLS,-During the present scason of fine 129

weather, cheap excursions, and pleasure trips, many of you, My whole is a musical instrument generally used by gentle- no doubt, have found yourselves expatriated from home, and men; behead, and it is also a musical instrument, but used by located hy the sea-side, enjoying its invigorating breeze and ladies.

HERCULES listening to its ceaseless hum; or, with merry friends, ad130

miring the inland beauties of shady groves and woody dells ;

and, probably, have joined in the merry mirth of the harvest Complete, I am used in making bread; behead me, I am a home. Still, amid all this change of life, proud are we to find member of your body; head me again, and cut off my tail, 1 that our little "Happy Hour" has not been neglected, your 80am a room in a public-house.

A. M.D.

lutions having come, (as we hope you will on your return)
with increased freshness and vigour. To our friends


we wish also to thank you for the many excellent specimens 131

of composition we have received on the subject given i and we A young man in a rich dress, on a fiery steed, gallops up to sincerely trust that in each instance the writer has felt in the gate of a castle, and asks for drink ; while he is imbibing a imagination only the horrors of a home made unhappy through draught given to him, a woman, with a fiendish countenance, the sin of intemperance. But should, unfortunately, this rice rushes from the castle, and suddenly stabs him in the back. be experlenced in the homes of any amongst our numerous

ISRAEL readers, we trust that, (as God in His providence sometimes 132

uses small means to effect great ends), the perusal of Agnes

Syer's excellent letter may bring the wanderer to the paths of In a magnificent chamber of a palace in Normandy are assembled a number of persons; at one end, upon a sort of dais, sits

temperance, and that prosperity and happiness may again shine

upon them. The subject for your next letter will be :a man, who, from his haughty bearing and the rich dress he wears, is evidently of high rank, around him are grouped several

From a Daughter to her Parents in the country, in anticipation others; towards the centre of the room, beside what appears to

of paying them a visit, after a long absence in town. be a table, stand two priests, with an open book. Now footsteps are heard approaching-the door opens, and a man enters, who, without regarding the words of welcome addressed to him,

TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. passes on with rapid strides to where the priests stand, and after repeating apparently an oath, is in the act of turning away,

HAVING on many occasions courted the opinions and critiwhen the cloth of the supposed table, heavy with golden fringe cisms of our subscribers, whose interests we wish to serve, we and jewels, is snatched off, and a box of bones meets his ap

have found that there exists a strong prejudice against the palled and astonished gaze.

NELLA. words "boys and "girls" in our title. The objection has

been so unanimous, and so oft-repeated, that we have at length 133

decided upon yielding to your suggestions, and have determined A lady of distinguished appearance is walking in the streets; that henceforth our little monthly Publication shall be called she wishes to cross, but hesitates, as there is a large puddle. Suddenly a young and handsome man steps forward, and throws

"THE COMPANION FOR YOUTH," a cloak over the puddle, thus enabling her to cross.

making its first appearance before you in October in neater ROSETTA. form, and clad in coloured wrapper, on which will be printed

each month a cheque, entitling EVERY SUBSCRIBER TO A which please send your address). -MALINA WALTERS.-A. H. CHIANCE IN THE GREAT PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. Prizes will also Watson.-JABEZ ČARTER -Rose MORRISON.-H. J. H.-Mo. be presented for compiling the best Enigmas, Charades, Essays DESTA -BOADICEA.-Dido.-C.M.CARR (the poetry is scarcely on given subjects, &c., thereby ensuring merit in the contribu- good enough for insertion : try again). - A. J. SUERREN.tions. of course, all our old features will remain, and faith AGNES SYER (you are in good time, as you will see by printed will be kept in awarding the promised Prizes to our present announcement).-DARLINGTON.-WORSLEY.-John T'HORNE.competitors, all of which, whose names will have appeared Mars.-GEORGINA Scott -ALEXANDER (please send rebuses, eight times in any of the classes up to the November Number, &c.).-E. BLATCALEY.-FREDERICK Bone. will be entitled to, and will receive, their certificate of merit, as

THIRD CLASS. previously announced; while, at the same time, they will have a clear start with new competitors for other Prizes, particulars

J. BOOBBYER. SUSAN HARRISON. – LOUISA H. - W. of which will be published in our next Number. Our talented | TRJCKEY (we hope you will send your solutions, &c., in neater friend, Mr. Chandler, will commence a new Tale, entitled form). MARIA LEWIS - MARIE ANTOINETTE.-J. K. “The Adventures of a Scapegrace," the first chapter of which CHARLEY Dodd.-Frank POYNTER. - VORTEX. will appear in our October Number, and other important features are in contemplation, which, we trust, cannot fail in making the “Companion worthy of becoming the most pop ular of all the periodica's for Youth.

From a Son to his Mother, on his Father having, through

inte inperate habits, lost a good business, and rendered miserAWARDS.

able a once happy home.


Slowly and sadly have the hours passed away

since intelligence reached me of the circumstance which has ANTONI0.-Triton.-A. H. Lowe.-CHARLOTTE E. DAL brought poverty and sorrow into our family, once so prosperous TON.- Jury's Gap.- HENRI QUATRE. ---Rosetta.-HECTOR. and happy. When I think of that dear home, as it was wont -J. B. CLARK.-HIGHLAND LADDIB.-WILLIAM CROUCH.- to be a place where unity and peace reigned secure from F.llie LEYBOURNE (your solutions are excellent; your name worldly' strife, and undisturbed by the follies of fashion with appearing eight times in any of the classes will entitle you to a

her train of satiates ;-a home that seemed to bask in the suncertificate of merit). - LILLIE LEE (any article or artic.es to the shine of Divine Pleasure, and share the rich gifts of Providence amount of the Prize may be selected). -CAROLINE: -ROMULUS. o'er-bounteously,-oh! my dear mother, when I think ofthis, do -HENRY Rose (thanks for contributions).-P.T. J.-COUSIN you imagine that all the self-possession I can muster will stay Mary.--GEORGIE.-J. B. McD.-NELLA-TIB (judging from the sigh from rising, or drive back the tears that fain would the excellence of your solutions, we should have thought you fall ? no, it is too much for human nature to do under such a were much older).-Ida Mar Foster (your endeavours promise trial as this, - too much for a spirit so overwhelmed as mine; well for success ; sorry to hear that our valued correspondent, yet it is not the loss of home, with the means that have hitherto Flora Melville, will be absent from us so long.): - ROBERT supported it, that grieves me so much as the immoral conduct Jounsox (the price of the Wonders of Science is six shil- of my father, and the opportunity which he has neglected of lings).-A. E. P.-- Hopk.-W.P.T. J. (your contributions are improving the goodness God has bestowed upon him. It is accepted, with thanks).-G. J. BENSTEAD.-BERTHA For

when I picture to myself his present condition, and behold my TESCUE.-TSCHUDI (there is no objection to compound words

own parent, robbed of that moral character which alone disforming charades; thanks for your excellent contributions)

tinguishes man from, and elevates him above the beast,--this Juvenis FORTIS' ANIMI (we regret the error of putting your reflection, I assure you, pains me far beyond the assurance that signature to No. 92).- BerenGARIA.—MARY KATHARINE.MARY ANN.-E. E. STEVENS - Kezia.-L. E. D.-CLEAR

all the prosperity I have enjoyed is fled, and that true happi

ness it may never be my lot to share again in this world. It CAUS.-** (no signature, letter from Folkestone, from one who

seems but yesterday, as it were, when, under that happy roof, says he has obtained seven new subscribers, for which accept

as my father and you were sitting in the old bay-window our thanks; respecting the Companion 'not being ready till the middle of the month, we beg to say that it was published which looks on to the lawn, I received from both words of in London on the 29th of July, of which fact please inform your France, whither, in kind regard for my thirst after knowledge, bookseller ) Second Class.

you were about to send me; how did my heart leap with joy at

the prospect before me, and every thread of imagination was VIRGINIA.-ALFRED.-AUGUSTA.-Hercules (you are ac- summoned up to weave my anticipated success, and triumph cused by more than one of sending Enigmas, &c., not original- over difficulties unsolved-difficulties which time, alas ! has not Nos. 85, and 99— we trust you can clear yourself of the impu- suffered to remain in imagery, but in stern reality has wrought tation).-MINNIE W.-your Charade is accepted, and will ap-them out. Surely, mother, the period has arrived when my pear in its turn; when the name only is printed, there is nothing undaunted skill and courage ought to be proved; and, in the in the letter bearing that signature to remark upon).-E. Del confidence that out of all things God bringeth good, I will, DERFIELD.-J. MORRELL.-SPERMANTIA (try the letter writing with His help, spare no Jabour in endeavouring to mitigate by all means, you will benefit by the exercise) -GEORGE D. - thy suffering and sorrow. Oh! that I may be made in this trial E. J.-(contributions accepted; we are glad to hear your inten- a blessing to thee, who, in infancy was my protector-in sicktion of joining the letter-writing council).-M. A. C. W.-J. B. ness, my comforter-and still art to me a guardian angel. WILD.

(from “Birmingham," name omitted; the Enigma, May I be able at this time in some small measure to repay thee if it has been accepted, will appear in due course).- Alpha.-F. for thy unfailing love and constant care, and, perhaps, by the BEAM (your effusion on the “Companion” possesses some kind persuasion and earnest pleading of an only and beloved merit ; try your genins on a nobler theme) – THOMAS HOLDING son, my father may be drawn from the snare which now besets (your writing, at present, is too large, and too flourishing; but him ; and although we may have long to watch and wait e'er as you seem to possess great command over the pen, you will, the clouds of morning are dispersed,

yet who can tell but that no doubt, soon overcome these defects).-J. T. HADLAND (we may be a day of sunshine and joy, and that we, on looking back, are glad to hear of your determination to join the letter-writing shall rejolce over our present aftliction. Now, in the hope that council) - Israel.-G. T. MANCHER (if you refer to last num- God will help you to bear your burden, I must take of you, for ber, you will find that our request for the stamps referred to the present, an affectionate farewell; and may you in perusing “Georgie,” not to you ; we had better, having received your these lines feel you have some consolation in your devoted hree stamps, send the October Number to you by post, to do son, Joseph Syer.

AGNES SYER, July 16, 18.58.

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LETTERS RECEIVED FROM :-Charlotte E Dalton.- Augusta.

-Minnie w. - E. J. - Agnes Syer.-Darlington.-Percy.-
Spilsby. - Grace. - E. F.- Poppy - Newton.- George K.-

(On Pages 137 and 138.) Panny.-Ulric.

81.-An open door will tempt saints. 82.-March. 83.

Abyssinia. 84.-China. 85.—Sound. 86.-Pen. 87.-Moon. Regulations to be observed by the Council of Letter.

88.-Tree. 89.-Earwriters :

ring. 90.-Camp beltCompetitors may be of either sex, whose age shall not exceed twenty years; on. 91.-Fox-glove. and for the proper carrying out our object, we would desire that the

92,- Co- nun - drum. following rules be complied with :-1. That the letter be written in a plain and legible hand, on one side of the paper only. 2. That it shall

93.- Start - tart - art. not exceed in length six hundred words. 3. That it shall be strictly ori. 94.-Laugh-a-ble. 95. ginal, emanating directly from the writer. 4. That each letter shall bear --Out - ram. 96. the name, or assumed name, of the writer, and be at the Editor's office

Gold-smith. 97.-Ire-
on or before the 18th of every month. Presentations of Certificates
of Merit, beautifully printed in gold and colours, and framed, will be land. 98. – Po-land.
made, at the close of the present year, to each competitor whose letter 99. - News paper.
has been printed in the “Companion."

100.- Fox-glove. 101.
– Ton-bridge. 102.-
Wick - Jow. 103.
Breast-plate. 104. -

Water-spout. 105.-

(see diagram, a.) 106. C. E. DALTON.-RHEUMATISM.--The following will be found (see diagram, b.) beneficial:

107.--a. Wal(1) nut; b. Powdered Gum Guaicum

8 grains,

Birch; c. Map-le(ek); Flour of Sulphur

2 drachms,

d. Lime; e. Will-(r)ow;. Powdered Rhubarb

15 grains,

f. Box(er); g. Fir(e); h. Bee-(ar)ch; Cream of Tartar ........................... **

1 drachm,

i. Al(oe)-der(red); j. (Mile) Elm ; Powdered Ginger

30 grains,

k. Pin-(p)e(t); 1. (Cl)oak. 108.Powdered Nutmeg

8 grains,

a. Art-i-choke; b. Par-snip; c. to be made into an electuary, with two ounces of Clarified Be(g)et ; d. End. (thrive; c. Turn

ip; f. Car(p)-rot; g. Potat(i)o(n); Honey; a teaspoonful to be taken night and morning.

h. Be-an; i. (Dark) Rad-dish; j. JAMES NEWLING. - GINGER LEMONADE. – Boil twelve Pea(sant); k. Sea(1)-c-ale; !. Letpounds and a half of lump sugar for twenty minutes in ten t(r)uce. 209. -" Boundaries." 110. gallons of water; clear it with the whites of six eggs. Bruise-Scowl-cowl-owl. 111.-Spearhalf a pound of common ginger, boil with the liquor, and then pear-ear. pour it upon ten lemons pared. When quite cold, put it in a cask, with two table-spoonfuls of yeast, the lemons sliced, and half an ounce of isinglass. Bung up the cask the next day. It will be ready to bottle in three weeks, and to drink in another three weeks.

OUR PRIZES. Prizes will be given for best solutions to Enigmas, &c., the names or initials of competitors being printed and placed monthly

into the first, second, or third class, according to merit: the NOTICES.

party whose name appears oftenest in the first class will be Having received many additional subscribers with our new

entitled to the first Prize, and the next oftenest to the second series, some of whom might,

perhaps, wish to obtain the “Com- Prize, &c. panion” from the commencement, we beg to state that back

Our next distribution, which will take place at the completion numbers and Vols. I. and II. may still be had on order from any of the present year, will be as follows :bookseller, or may be had direct from the printers on receipt of FIRST PRIZE.-Any article of the value of FIVE POUNDS. postage stamps. Vol. I., 38. 6d. ; Vol. II., 2s.6d. Cases also SECOND PRIZE.- Any article of the value of TWO POUNDS. for binding the numbers will be forwarded on receipt of nine

THIRD PRIZE.-Any article of the value of ONE POUND. postage-stamps. We shall

feel much pleasure in forwarding a packet of Pros- Certificates of Merit, beautifully printed, will be presented pectuses to any of our friends who may feel disposed to make to all those whose names have appeared eight times in either of good use of them. Please forward name and address.

the classes. In cases of difficulty in procuring the “ Companion” in country places, copies may be had from the printers on receipt of postage-stamps, one stamp only being required for the postage of three numbers.

Contributors to the “ Happy Hour" are requested to observe

the following rules :* We receive every month, with the solutions to the pastime 1.-In compiling Enigmas, Charades, &c., orthography must not be sacrimatter contained in the " Happy Hour," a great amount of contributions to this department, some of which possess much merit, but the greater portion is quite unfit for publication. 2.-Ahe contributions to be written on one side of the paper only; an at

the &, We beg to state that it is impossible we can comply with the assured name of the contributor. wishes of many of our subscribers to pass our immediate judg- 3.-None but original Pastime matter will be accepted ; and any contribument upon their compositions, or to make any special acknow- tor detected in the attempt to pass off old for new Enigmas, Charades, ledgment of its receipt, as considerable time is required to

&c., will be expelled from the classes. select the good from the bad; and that, after the selection is 4.-All Solutions to the "Happy Hour" to be forwarded to the Editor by made, the charades, &c., considered worthy of publishing are

the 20th of every month. given to the printer for that purpose, while the refuse is destroyed.

Address to Editor at Printers', 23, Middle Street, Fest Smith.

field, London, E.C.


ficed to sound.

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