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THE BOARDER'S SOCK.

IF HE HAD LUCK.

A SEASONABLE WARNINO.

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A SEASONABLE WARNINO. DANCING.—The exercise ol dancing is favourable to health, and the gracefriil development of the body; but, like all physical exercise, it must he pursued it seasonable times, and under such circumstances as are dictated by nature, or it will become hurtful. With every additional movement of the -limbs the respiration is increased, and the lungs take in a larger supply of air and this, if not pure, will act upon the system with the Virulence of a poison. We need hardly say, what must be obvious to every-, one who has breathed it, that the atmosphere of the crowded ball-room at this season is not in the con- dition suitable to health. Better no exercise at all than exercise under such unfavourable circum- stances. Indeed, ball-room dancing frequently becomes a source, as we all know, of prostration and ill-health. No frequenter of the crowded "ball-room will pretent that he or she, atter a long night's indulgence in its debaucheries, sleeps more soundly, awakes more refreshingly, and resumes the duties or labours of the day with a lighter step, and a lighter spirit. The looks are certainly not improved. Whatever, therefore, may be said in favour of fashionable dancing as a social element, it cannot be justified as an exeroise favourable to the health and beauty of the body. The bet phy- sical discipline is to be found in regular and cheer- ful exercise in the open air. Those sports, which are often termed manly, but are no less womanly, as riding, boating, ball-playing, and brisk walking,, are the best means of not only giving strength to' the body, but endowing it with grace of form and motion."

DAVID'S s CIIRISTMAS ' "FORTUNE

STollY OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

A. SITTER" WIT.

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ROCKED THE TURKEY ASLEEP.

HIS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.

DEAD STUCK ON HIMSELF.

IRVING AT REHEARSAL.

STOPPING"COMPOUND INTEREST.

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