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#lr tmiiigg, -——* A asthmatic patient rather diffieient in orthography, wrote to his physician, lately, stating that his coffin had returned, avid desired to know what he should do to which the doctor replied, By all means send it back to the undertaker." THEKE is an editor in this country, who has had his heart Tended 732 times, according to an accurate calculation we have just made. Nearly every item commences, "It was truly heart-rending," &c. We hope he will survive.—American ItsYjfOLOs, the dramatist, observing to a friend the thinness of the house at the performance of oie of his own plays, added that he supposed it was owing to the war. No, replied the other, it is owing to the piece. WE have a man in Mississippi so lean that he make no shadow --at all. A rattlesnake struck six times at his legs in vain, and retired in disgust. He makes all hungry who look at him nnd when children meet him in the street, they all run home crying for bread. He was "ruled out" of a company which started for California lately, lest his presence should increase the sufferings of the already starving country,—American Paper, AT a church in Scotland, where there was a popular call for a minister, as it is termed, two candidates offered to preach, tvhose names were Adam and Low. The latter preached irt the morning, and took for his text, "Adam where art thou r" lie it-ade a very excellent discourse, and the congregation were very much edified. In the afternoon, Mr. Adam preached upon the words, Lo, here am I." The impromtu and the sermon gained him the appointment. TUE BLeaM OF AGE.—A good woman never grows old. Years may pass over her head, but, if benevolence and virtue dwell in her heart, she is as cheerful as when the spring of life first opened to her view. When we look upon a good woman, we never think of her age; she looks as charming as when the rose of youth first bloomed on her clieek, That rose has not faded yet it will never fade. In her neighbourhood, she is the friend and benefactor. Who does not respect and love the woman who has passed her days in acts of kindness and mercy —who has been the friend of man and God—whose whole life has been a scene of kindness and love, and a devotion to truth? We repeat, such a woman cannot grow old. She will always be fresh and buoyant in spirits, and active in humble deeds of mercy and benevolence. If the young lady desires to retain the bloom and beauty or youth, let her not held to the sway of fashion and folly let her love truth and virtue; and to the close of life she will retain those feelings which now mafie life appear a garden of sweets—ever fresh and ever new. C,[ ARA C'rgltlS'rICS OF THE FiiE;,ici-r. -They will not lay aside their national vanity for ten minutes at a time, nor speak to I one as one of themselves. They cannot forget for a moment that you are of a different nation. To be everlastingly annoyed with glory on all occasions, in philosophical discussions of the institute, in medical lectures, and everywhere else, is too much cf a good'thing. Put glory where glory should be but glory and philosophy-make a curious compound, and glory and glau- ber salts are more ridiculous still. There is a difference between the conformation of the forehead of a French man and a French ii the former slopes backwards from the nose rapidly, in- dicating deficiency in the reflective organs, while the woman's forehead is much more perpendicular. This remark is correct; and the fact that in Paris, women exercise a greater influence in proportion to that wielded by men, than women do in cor- responding situations in England, harmonizes with it. This difference is the developement of the reflective organs in the male and female heads doe3 not generally prevail in the latter country,—Dr. Combe's Life and Correspondence. A WRITER on swearing says that an oath from a woman is un- c;r natural and discreditable, and he should as soon expect a bullet from a rosebud. A" American traveller, on his return from California, through Mexico, was stopped near a town by three men, who plundered his saddle bags. Finding among their contents a ball of scented soap, they divided it into three parts, and each swallowed his share, imagining that it was some foreign and rare confection. MOUNTAIN- LIFE IN MERIONETHSHIRE.—The mountain dis- tricts are marked by many long cwms, or peaty vallies, through which rivers run sluggishly before defending to the glens or low- lands. Farm-houses are scattered along the sides of the hills which from these cwms, the inhabitants of f/hieh are a simple pastoral people. They depend almost entirely on sheep and cattle—on wool and the produce of the dairy—for support.; for they are often unable to mise sufficient oats and potatoes for family Tire. Dealers visit them periodically, who purchase their produce in the lump; and with these exceptions, except at country fairs and merrymakings, a family rarely sees a human being besides its neighbours, Mountain farms are not measured by acres, but by the number of cattle or "sheeps they may be considered able to tnlantain. Some farmers keep large flocks of the latter one in tHe bUs between Trawsfynycid and Bala maintained, on a farm icntedat about £70 more than 1,200 sheep another in the same district, who only paid £15 rent, kept, we are told, 200 of these small h aidy creatures. Goats were reared in great numbers until a recent eriod but they do not pay so well as sheep, and, where plantations exist injure bark. The mode of life is primitive. The servants iive ill-tlle farm-house, the men usually sleeping in a small i uihling attached. The master's family and the servants dine in the kitchen together, but at separate tables. In the winter even. ings alt assemble in thedeeplyreeesged •' ingle-nook "after work which is lighted by a home-made rush candle, placed in a curious candle-stick of ancient pattern, suspended in the centre of the mantle-piece. One of the rushes, which is dipped in tallow and pared round, with the exception of a narrow strip barns rather belter than half an hour, but requires frequent moving Whiis-t ttnrs assembled, the people prepare those candles, spin, knit, sew, or cut wooden spoons, &c, At eight o'clock, after the men have looked to the horses, supper is laid the Bible is afterwards read for some time, and a little after nine all retire to rest. They rise in winter between five and six. A sort of porridge serves for breakfast; and flummery (llymnt) serves for supper. The latter ia made by adding as much warm water to finely-ground oatmeal as it can well absorb, to which sour buttermilk, leaven, or other ferment is added and in three or four days' time more warm water is put in to make it thin enough to strain through a hair sieve, and it is boiled, after which it is ready for use the slight fermentation it undergoes during its infusion gives it a pleasant aridity* wh ich contrasts well with the sweetness of the milk with [ which it is generally eaten. The almost universal fuel is peat, .1.5 much of the clothing required is made at home as possible, t including plaids. A water-wheel is attached to the • if n:oun.ta!n dairy-farms to churn. with. The dwellings of the peasantry are generally rude in the extreme.— CUJfe's Book of fiorih Wales,

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