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I (Itoiitgi J ( THE good people of Boston," says the >Stamford Mercury appear determined to alter the nature if not the name of ^ood Friday, to Good Tea-day, for tea meetings on that day l(icrease annually. Curtis.—Borlase, in his book of "Notable Things," ob- •fifres that a "halter wherewith any one has been hanged, if tledahout the head [the neck?] will cure the headache." He ^dds;—Moss growing upon a human skull, if dried and l)Owdered and taken as snuff, is no less efficacious." Not a bit. "THERE are no oaths," says the Freemason's Quarterly, "in the Choctaw tongue, and when an Indian swears, he can only IIIIlPloy English expressions of profanity." THK ENGLISHMAN.—The Englishman enjoys great health and Rigour of body. They are larger than Americans. One hun- ted Englishmen, taken at random, would probably weigh one Quarter more than the same number of Americans, taken in the memanner; and yet the skeleton is said not to weigh more. the Englishman is plump, round, and full, and presents a stout, jespectable, and grandfatherly figure. The Avomen, even, have [hick-set forms, and seldom a tall, spare Englishwoman is seen, "he figures of the days of chivalry carved in stone, some of 'hem nine hundred years old, which adorn the churches all oV'er England, present the same types which characterise the resent race. Enjoying vigorous health, they last well, and their animal powers are strongly developed. They are great inters, and claim that a good supply of food is essential to ^Galth. They have more constitutional energy and vigour than have. Pluck is the national characteristic --the cabman, porter, the nobleman, the bishop, and even the women have the press runs over with it.—R. W. EMERSON. ENGLAND THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH.-If we divide the globe ltlt° two hemispheres, according to the maximum extent of land water in each, we arrive at the curious result of designat- es England as the centre of the former (or terrene) half, and Sfitipodal point near New Zealand as the centre of the ^Ueous hemisphere. The exact position in England is not far °0ithe Land's End, so that if an observer were thus raised to ^Ueous hemisphere. The exact position in England is not far °0ithe Land's End, so that if an observer were thus raised to a height as to discern at once the half of the globe, he °Uld see the greatest possible extent of land if similarly ele- cted ia New Zealand, the greatest possible surface of water.— I H ^1AKE-13ELIEVE vVoRKING MEN," AND MAKE-MISCHIEES I .^VLLY.—A class has risen up amongst you (the working rJ^ses) who get their living by agitation and organisation. i ley toil, not with their hands, but with their tongues. The .^er-shop is their factory and home. The loom and plough know ;erti not; yet they always affect to speak in the name of the work- § classes. Their harangues glitter with pikes and smell of ^powder, although they generally contrive to keep their own j'r;,ous out of harm's way; Through them the demagogue ca- i s9» the aristocrat bribes, the adventurer plunders, and the spy strays you and they are a ready agency lor any scheme, how- Preposterous, criminal, or disastrous.—W. J. Fox, M.P. w poorest day that passes over us is theconfl.es of two Unities it is made up of currents that issue from the re- vest pa8t an(i flow onwards into the remotest future.— H *°DCHING INSTANCE OF MOTHERLY AFFECTION.— Mary, v >UiUess of Orkney, was deaf and dumb, and married, in the 1753, by signs. She lived with her husband, Murrough, Marquess of Thomond, who was also her first cousin, at u3 seat, Rostellan, on the harbour of Cork. Shortly after the of her first child, the nurse, with considerable astonish- savv the mother cautiously approach the cradle in which c e was sleeping, evidently full of some deep design. The ^tesa having perfectly assured herself that the child really i ~Pt, took out a large stone, which she had concealed under Jj61 shawl, and, to the horror of the nurse—who, like all per- |K.Us.of the lowest order of her country, indeed in most coun- 5'c% was fully impressed with an idea of the peculiar cunning {i.lci malignity of dummies"—seized it with an intent to fling .down vehemently. Before the nurse could interpose, the ^htess had flung the stone—not, however, as the servant had ^Prehended, at the child, but on the floor, where, of course, it a great noise. The child" immediately awoke and cried, countess, who had looked with maternal eagerness to the j^lt of her experiment, fell on her knees, in a transport of J' She had discovered that her child possessed a sense which Wanting in herself.—Anecdotes of the Aristocracy. 'VILD ANIMALS IN THE OLDEN TIME.—In Gloucestershire and ^pshire, red deer were as common in 1700 as they are now L °hg the Grampian Hills. On one occasion, Queen Anne, on iM[;vay to Portsmouth, saw a herd of no less than 500. The bull, with its white mane, was stiU to be found wandering few of the southern forests. The badger made his dark v' tortuous hole on the side of every hill where the copse grew thick. The wild cats were frequently heard wailing "4 "(I the lodges of the rangers of Whittlebury and Needwood. all yellow breasted martin was still pursued in Cranbourne ee for his fur, reputed inferior to-only that of the sable. eagles, measuring more than nine feet between the extre- Q^les °f the wings, preyed on fish along the coast of Norfolk. the downs, from the British Channel to Yorkshire, huge L tards strayed in troops of fifty or sixty, and were often with greyhounds. The marshes of Cambridge and Lin- Ko'Vvere covered during some months every year by immense of cranes. Some of these races the progress of cultiva- extirpated; of others, the numbers have so diminished 111611 crowd to gaze at a specimen as at a Bengal tiger or a »AR BEAR.—MACAULAY'S History of England. TouCHING STOIIY.—Hon. A. H. Stephens, of Ga, in a re- (LVaddress at a meeting in Alexandria, for the benefit of the Asylum :uu^ Free School of that city, related the fol- ,Wn8 anecdote:—" A poor little boy, in a cold night in June, iW 110 home or roof to shelter his head, no paternal or ma- guardian or guide to protect and direct him on his way, k fp i at n'o^1tt'a^ the house of a rich painter, who took him »lodged, and sent him away with his blessing. Those Nr ^tentions cheered his heart, and inspired him with fresh i battle with the obstacles of life. Years rolled round ^v ence led him on; he had reached the legal profession 'Su!81 died the cormorants that prey on the substance of S1^ had formed a conspiracy to get from the widow her estates. .8,eilt for the nearest counsel to commit her cause to hira, Counsel proved to be the orphan boy years before wel- 'ittjjj atl<-l entertained by her and her deceased husband. The N Qr a warin imd tenacious gratitute was now added to ^nary motives connected with the profession. He u»- Sed uher cause with a will not easily to be resisted he Jity ? the widow's estates were secured to her in perpe- Stj' and," Mr. Stephens added/with an emphasis of emotion S 'ts electric tHrill throughout the house—" that orphan i ic stands before yau !"—American paper.

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