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LONGEVITY AND WEALTH. I

A SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE.…

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HOME HINTS.

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THE WOMAN'S WORLD. )

A RIVAL TO ROWLAND HILL. I

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A RIVAL TO ROWLAND HILL. From time to time we get fresh light upon the extent of Rowland Hill's services to posterity. There is a general concensus that his was the merit of hav- ing introduced uniform inland penny postage. But the French now claim to have been first in the field with postage stamps and stamped envelopes or wrappers. A French collector possesses a "billet de port pave," which enclosed a letter from PellissoD to Mlle. de Scudery, and in the French archives there is the text of a royal instruction, dated 1623, regulating the distribution of letters in Paris, and arranging for prompt replies by means of stamped papers, which are to be forwarded by the sender, ana which may be used to enclose or adhere to the written answers. The billets de porte paye," how- ever, soon disappeared, and it was not until the year 1848 that a law was passed making the use of stamps obliestorv.

ART AND LITERATURE.

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