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FISH WHICH FLSH 70B OTHXB…

THE QUAKER AND HIS WATCH.

PROVERBS ABOUT WOWEN.'

JAPANESE LACQUER TREE.

QUEEB MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

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QUEEB MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Among the queer instruments in the Metro- politan Museum of Art, New York a.re n cans riolin and a tne flute. The former is a peculiar, narrow instrument of small size, but perfect in every detail, made in imitation of a walking- Stick and furnished with an ornamental, knob handle. The strings are held by small iron pmN and are tuned by a key. When not in use a small bow slips within the stick, and a rountf cover, held by metaj. bands, conceals the clpvot little instrument. The length of the violin » 2ft. llin., and its greatest width is lfin, It is a German conceit, and dates from the nineteenth eentury. Like the cane violin, the eane fiote is also of German make, but it dates from early in the eighteenth century. The flute is in C, and is made of light wood, ornamented with turned bands of the same colour and finished with s knob. The lower joint is solid. It has six unger- holes and one flat brass key. 'The mstramept » blown at the side. like the traBeveraeSuteanp At an excellent sounder.