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EXTRACTS AND REVIEWS. The follow ng announeeine t, taken from a L i 'n- lia,s been sent to in Ae I ftm i ot MV that I k ow w'lat it precisely uiea IS, 1 hink it safeot to offer no èomment Lee.un- iay, 17ta last: 10.1.5 a.m., at May Bank, Choriey Old-road, Boiton, the wife of Joseph Richard Lee, of a son. Not unto us. but unto Him be the glory. &c.-Truth. Dr Talmage, referring to the standard anecdotes about Rowland's Hill making shoes in the pulpit by cutting off the top of a pair of boots; Whit- field's prophesying the doom of a sinner by the result of his catching a fly; Spurgeon's ridi; g down the rail of the pulpit in the presence of his audience to show how easy it is to go into sir and Mr Beecher's wiping the perspiration from his forehead and exclaiming, It's hot! -hot! These, says Dr Talmage, are lies! all of them lies! Captain Tucker, of Leamington, who is editor, proprietor, and publisher of The Heretic, a sixpenny quarterly magazine, does not confine himself to attacking Romanist and Ritualistic mummeries. He has in the current number an article on Paul's idea of Christianity as opposed to that of the Founder; notes on all kinds of social subjects; fancy tales," which terve as a medium for teach- ing the theories of the versatile author; an lastly, a beautif-illy printed analysis of Lytton's "King Arthur," with the original illustrations. TH gallant Captain, we fear, is not appreciated ub he has complete faith in his own ideas. Truth also has the following: Amongst examples of pious sentiments missing their iiiitrk the following beats all competitions that I have come across. It is said to come from a tombstone in the North-West Provinces. I a' not know whether it is new, but it is g od enough to bear repetition :— SACRKD TO THI MEMORY OF THK REV. Who, after twenty yeara' unremitting labour as a M ssionary, was accidentally shot by his Kitmagar. IVell Uonrt thou good and Jaithjul Servant." The Old Gold Lion Hotel at Brecon occupied the site of the chief offices of the BreconshireCoal aud Lime Company, in High-street. The land- lord's name 75 years ago w" Longfellow, and about 70 years ago a wag, who apparently had suffered from long waiting, wrote the following lines on a panel of the coftee-room;- Tom L:mgfellow'ø name is m >at justly his dne- Long his neck, long his bill (which is very long too); Long the time Are your horse to the stable is ied- Long before he's rubbed down, much longer till fed Long, indeed, may you sit in the oomfortiess room, Till trom kitchen long dirty your dinner shall come Long the oft-told tale your boat will relate; Long his face while complaining how long people eitt; Loug may Longfellow long ere he sees Gilt again, Long t'will be ere I long for Longfellow's Inn. CasseU's Storehouse for October has excellent articles (amongst a host of others) on Charles Lamb, the kidney, Lebanon, lamps; and persons, places, or things deserving notice. Here is part of one on lace :-The manufacture of pillow-lace arose, either in Flanders or in Italy, towards the close of the 15th century. It throve chiefly in Flanders and in England, where it was introduced by Flemish refugees in the latter part of the 16th century. The new industry was established at several places in the south-western counties, the most important being Honiton in Devonshire. Although the importation of foreign lace was prohibited from the reign of Charles II. onwards, smuggling was carried on extensively, and much of the lace sold at Honiton was really made in the Low Countries. Pillow-lace is so called because the worker holds on her knees a pillow with a piece of parchment fixed to it on which the pattern has previously been drawn. The parchment is pierced with holes at certain points on the outline of the pattern to mark the place where the pins are to be inserted; this is an operation requiting special knowledge and skill. When the pins have been placed in the holes, the threads of laces are plaited and twisted round them from a large number of small bobbins. Sometimes as many as 1,300 bobbins are used, and the work is so intrieate that the skilled lace-maker completes only about one inch in three weeks. DEVIL'S BELIDGIL-Tbe Devil's Badge, near Aberystwith, which we visit next, is a poor subject for word-painting—the theme suits better with the pencil. There are two bridges: one a rude arch, built, probably, in the twelfth century by the monks of Strata Florida Abbey; and the other, the upper bridge, built in 1754. The waterfall is good, but, as a mere waterfall, it is surpassed by many to be seen in Switzerland. It has, never- theless, one superiority over all the Swiss cascades, and that superiority consists in the luxuriance, variety, and delicacy of the vegetation and foliage which surround our present Devil's Bridge. The charm of the place consists, in my judgment, in the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The valley of Rheidol is distinctly fine; the hilly road from Aberystwith is very pleasant; and the wood-clothed rocks which enclose the roaring splash of foamy, falling waters, for ever hurrying madly downwards, are very striking. In such weather as that in which I was recently in Wales, the watery coolness of the tree-shadowed air is simple luxury. The longest leap of the mad waters, so rudely disturbed in their generally quiet haDit of finding their own level, is one of 110 feet. The fourth, or Rheidol cascade, is 70 feet deep. Ravine, gorge, mountains, cataracts, foliage, all combine to form a very pretty picture, —From Cassell's Picturesque Europe for October.


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