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Dearest Walter, speak not thus ; thou art tried, but oh, despair not;
Ah, what depths his soul had sounded! How his For the blessed angels gaze on thee with eyes of spirit comprehended love serene ;
When any spake of doubtings, of trouble, and of And the holy Christ himself, even though He seem
fear, to care not,
How he felt with such! And ever a friendly hand Is watching o'er the temple where His footsteps extended, once have been.
Gently teaching them the wisdom his soul had “ Keep that temple pure and garnished, let the
bought so dear. lamp be still kept burning;
Was he not a gentle pastor? Yes, he touched the Wait in silence and in patience, heed no voice of heart's affection, scorn without;
But he left anathemas to those who love God's Be sure there is a moment for the piteous Lord's creatures less; returning;
Satisfied to labour hard, to give each soul its right Already breaks upon my ear the sweet Hosanna direction, shout.
His ministry consisted in to love, to pray, to “ Read His words as words of love, like a tender
bless. babe confiding;
Wondered they what hidden power gave his words Take His voice for that of Truth, though thou such force and sweetness, may'st not understand;
And they who scorned him once now understood Shines not the Sun, my cousin, though the clouds
him none the more; his orb be hiding?
But they listened to his teachings, and they daily Just so behind thy spirit-cloud shines yonder owned his meteness, heavenly land."
For the work he did, as scattering seed he passed
from door to door. Came the unchaining of his spirit; flashed the truth Only one had spanned the width of this tried and upon his vision,
tender spirit, “ Alleluia !” cried the student as he raised his Once companion of his childhood, now his lovel hands on high;
and honoured wife; “ Once the boundless Mind of Heaven with my own Together went they onward to the heaven we al comes in collision,
inherit, And the golden chain of Faith is linked with God And her presence filled like incense every passage beyond the sky!”
of his life.
BY MRS. A BDY.
“ Your qualities surpass your charms."
Language of Flowers.
I never pass the Mignonette with cold, averted eyes, Yet most I love the Mignonette because it bring Because it doth not boast the gift of rich and vivid
to mind dyes;
Some whom I hold in dear esteem-true, generous, Though like a frail and lowly weed to some it seem and kind, to be,
Who as benignant ministers of active good appear, The “qualities” that dwell in it are more than Bestowing ready charities on all within their sphere: "charms" to me.
Perchance they boast not outward grace to win the How eagerly the longing sense its kindly odour greets! dazzled eye, How the soft breezes far and near are laden with its But well their inward « qualities" the lack of sweets!
"charms" supply ; The bloom of bright aud beauteous flowers I never Often in walks and ways like these are England's can regret,
daughters met, When I breathe the welcome fragrance of the plea Diffusive in their bounties as the lavish Mignonette. sant Mignonette.
Short and delusive is the reign of loveliness and Yes, well I love the Mignonette-it doth not only yield bloom : Its incense to the trim parterre, or fresh and sunny Give me the gentle spirit that can glad the quist field;
home; But in the dull recesses of the city's murky gloom, Nor centres in one spot alone, but willingly extends It sheds its balmy breath throughout the dim and Its prompt, unsparing services to neighbours and narrow room :
friends, The weary sempstress thinks upon the gay and Casting its scattered fragrance upon scenes of distada happy hours
strife, When she wandered on the verdant hills to gather | Imparting cheerful comfort to the daily paths of
springing flowers, The country's sweet and genial scents she need not working perpetual decds of love with zeal IPquite forget,
wearied yet, While solaced by the fragrance of the cherished' And dear to all' who greet it as the welcome Mignonette.
ERIALS:-A dozen yards of Italian Braid; Evans's Mecklenburg Thread, No. 1 and No. 80, and
Evans's Point Lace Cottons.
; Encouraged by the approbation with which | Antique Point with unremitting assiduity; and my
Puini Lace patterns have hitherto been re- I certainly Hatter myself with the hope that I ceive, I have devoted myselt to the study of the shall, in time, succeed in giving to the world specimens of lace as beautiful as any that ever | To fasten off the braid, turn in a small piece, graced the persons of the beaux and belles of sewing over the edge a little to prevent it fron olden time. One great difficulty, however, that unravelling. I have had to encounter, has been the non- In braiding this pattern, make the scallop of existence of many of the proper materials. The the outer edge in one continuous line; then do threads and cottons manufactured by Messrs. the flowers which are seen within the circles. Walter Evans and Co., of Derby, were literally The engraver has, by a pardonable error, over. the only ones with which I could work the de- looked the fact that the braid is carried from the signs I have hitherto made; and I am indebted large single flower in one round to the smaller to their exertions for two new threads which one in the other. Begin with the cup of the they are producing expressly for this work. The large flower; having braided that flower comone is an extra coarse linen (Mecklenburgh), i pletely, carry the braid into the adjoining round, called No. 1, used instead of braid for outlines and make the other flower with its little scroll. The other is a cotton so fine, that I scarcely Fasten off the braid, and then do the small know how to number it; but it will be found | flower which comes beyond the circle. The admirably suited to the fine point of which I flowers of the whole sleeve should be braided gave a specimen last month. The Italian braid I before the circles are made; they will then be have been trying to obtain for eighteen months done in one continued line, by beginning at past, and have only now found one person to one end, and forming alternately the upper half make it as I wished. It is composed wholly of of one round, and the lower of another, along linen, and has an edge like Brussels. The pat- the whole pattern; then, without fastening off, tern from which I took it was at least 150 years braid back, completing each circle. old. Of course at present the supply is limited, All the thread outlines are to be covered which must be my apology should my friends closely with button-hole stitch. The edge is find any delay in my executing their orders, as one which will at once be recognized by all adI can only send it according to the priority of mirers of old lace. It is formed of loops of application for it.
thread, covered with button-hole, the outer edge A section of the sleeve is given of the full size, having dots like those on the Raleigh bars. to enable the worker to trace from it without The whole grounding of this lace is in Raleigh difficulty. It must be repeated as often as may bars, for which I gave instructions in my last be required for the length of each sleeve. The number. They may be worked in Mecklenburgb pattern is to be drawn on coloured paper, and No. 80. mounted on stout linen, the edges of which It now only remains for me to give a list of should turn over the paper to preserve it. The the threads to be used for the different stitches. broad lines which form the scallop and the A. In the cup of the flower is a Mecklin scroll-work of the pattern are done with Italian stitch, round which is another, larger, circle of braid. The small flowers, and upper edge, are dotted Venetian. Evans's Mecklenburgh, No. done with No. 1 Mecklenburgh, for a foun- | 120. dation. It is put on as I described in my a. Mecklin lace; the same thread. instructions for Collar No. II., last month.*
b. Brussels lace. Evans's Boar’s Head, No. For the upper edge of the sleeve two lines
100. of the thread should be used. The first will be carried from flower to flower. and C. Venetian Lace. Evans's Boar's Head, only go along the line in the intermediate
No. 70. spaces. When the entire length of the sleeve d. Open English. Evans's Bar’s Head, No. is thus done, the thread may be carried back | 120. along the line. For the other flowers, the
e. Rosettes. Evans's Mecklenburgh, No. 100. thread must be cut off, after forming the outline f. English lace. Evans's Boar's Head, No. of each one, and the little end which is left may 100. be worked in when the button-hole work over There are some flowers filled up with a stitch the thread is done.
like very small Mecklin, erroneously marked f. The Italian braid should be tacked on at each It is, in fact, a sort of Mecklin, the bars being edge, being held in a little at the inner one when worked over in button-hole, and then a very fulness occurs. In forming small scallops and small round at every other crossing; while at sharp points, it is always better to turn in a piece, the intermediate ones a dot only is made between so as to be visible only on the wrong side of the every two threads. Use Evans's Boar's Head, lace, than to spoil the edge by turning it over. I No. 120.
* For Elementary Instructions to make Point Lace, see the “ New Monthly Belle Assemblée,"
INFANT'S FIRST SOCK.
MATERIALS :-Evans's Knitting Cotton, or Boar's Head, No. 60; 5 of Boulton's Knitting Needles
No. 19 or 22.-Observe that only tour needles are used, except when knitting the heel of the sock.
Cast on 80 stitches, namely 26 on each of two needles, and 28 on the third. Close into a round.
FOR THE RIBBING.—Knit 2, purl 2, all round, and repeat until about 2 inches are done.
After this, knit 8 rounds plain, except the last stitch of each round, which is to be alternately knitted and purled for the seam-stitch (as the stitch down the back of the leg is called). This seam-stitch I reckon as the last of the round. Arrange the needles for the pattern by placing 35 stitches on the centre needle, 22 on the first, and 23 on the last; this one being the needle terminating in the seam-stitch.
1st round of pattern. K 17, X m 1, k 2 t, k 9, X 4 times, m 1, k 2 t, k to the end.
2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th rounds. Plain knitting, purling the seam-stitch where required.
3rd. K 15, x k 2 t, m 1, k1, m 1, k 2 t, k 6, X 4 times, k 2 t, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 2 t, k 16.
5th. Like 1st. sth. Like 1st. 9th. Like 3rd.
10th. K 14, X k 2 t, m 1, k 3, m 1, k 2 t, k 4, X 4 times, k 2 t, m 1, k 3, m 1, k 2 t, k 14, purl 1.
11th to 14th. K 15. X m 1, k 2 t, k 1, slip 1, k 1, pass the slip-stitch over, m 1, k 6, X 4 times, m 1, k 2 t, k 1, slip 1, k 1, pass the slipstitch over, ml, k 15, and alternately knit and purl the last.
15th. K 16, X m 1, slip 2 together, k 1, pass 3ist and 32nd. Like 30th. the 2 over, m 1, k 8, X 4 times, m 1, slip 33rd, 34th, and 35th. K 10, x m 1, k 2 t, X 2 together, k 1, pass the 2 over, m 1, k 17. 28 times, knit 10 or purl the last in every al16th. Plain knitting, purl seam.
ternate round; repeat these six rounds three 17th. K 15, x m i, k 2 t, k 1, slip 1, k1, times more, and sufficient will then be done to pass the slip-stitch over, m 1, k 8, X 4 times, allow for the beginning of the heel. For this repeat again, knitting 16.
purpose one needle must have half the whole 18th. K 16, X m 1, k 3 together, in the same number of stitches, or 18 stitches on each side manner as before described, m 1, k 8, X 5 of the seam-stitch, which is to be in the centre times, k 8, pl.
of the long needle. The remaining stitches are 19th. K 16, x k 2 t, m 1, k 9, X 5 times, distributed on two other needles. The rounds k 9.
having hitherto ended with the seam-stitch, the 20th. A plain round, diminishing for the next 18 loops must be knitted thus before beancle by knitting two together on each side of ginning to knit the long needle backwards and the seam-stitch, allowing one plain stitch on forwards for the heel :each side before the decreasing. This is always K9, X slip 1, knit 1, pass slip over, m 1, X the way of decreasing the leg of a sock.
3 times, k 3. 21st. K 13, X m 1, k 2 t, k3, k 2 t, k 4, X 1st row of HEEL (Purled). P 3, X m 1, p 2 5 times, k 14.
t (taking the stitches from the back, as already 22nd and 23rd. Like 17th and 18th, with one described), X 3 times, p 9, k 1, p 10, * m 1, p less at the beginning and end, to allow for de- 2 t (as before), * 3 times, p 2. crease.
| 2nd (Knitted). K 2, X slip 1, k1, pass slip 24th. K 12, x m 1, k 2 t, k 5, slip 1, k1, over, m 1, x 3 times, k 20, repeat between pass slip over, m I, k 2, X 5 times, k 12, p l. x x, k 3. 25th, 26th, and 27th. Like 21st to 23rd.
3rd and 5th. P 2, X p 2 together the com28th. Like 20th.
mon way, m 1, X 3 times, p 10, k1, p 9, repeat 29th. Plain.
from X to X, p 3. 30th. K 9, X slip 1, k1, pass slip over, m 4th. K 3, X m I, k 2 t, X 3 times, k 20, * 1, x 28 times, k 10, pl.
mi, k 2 t, * 3 times, k 2.
6th and 8th. Like 2nd.
each of the heel needles. The decrease is to 7th. Like 1st.
take place in every alternate round. The pat9th to 14th inclusive. Like 3rd to 8th. tern continues as before thus :
Purl the next (except the centre stitch); then 3rd, 4th, and 5th. K1, X k 2 t, m 1, X 26 alternately knit and purl 6 rows, knitting the times. seam-stitch in the three purled rows. Knit and 6th, 7th, and sth. x slip 1, k1, pass slip purl alternately eight more rows, decreasing on over, ml, x 26 times. each side of the seam-stitch, in the four knitted rows, in the same way the leg was diminished.
For the intermediate plain stitches I bare Knit to the seam-stitch of the next row.
| already given directions, and the pattern TO CLOSE THE HEEL.-Half the stitches of lico
(composed of the above 6 rows) is to be reheel being on each of the two needles, lay them
peated to the toe.
Then divide the stitches as together, with the purled side outermost, and
nearly as possible into three equal parts, the with the fifth needle (which has never before
greater number (should there be a surplus) been used) knit the seam-stitch; then knit 2 |
being on the front needle. Knit 6 rounds plain, together, taking one from each needle, pass the
then decrease for the toe thus :Ist over, X knit 2 more together, pass the one 1st round. K1, k 2 t, knit plain to within 3 over x, repeat till all are knitted off the two of the end, slip 1, k1, pass slip-stitch over, k needles. Turn the heel on the right side, and 1. Each of the three needles is to be knitted in take up the edge-stitches to the front of the the same way. sock. There should be 18 stitches, of which
be 16 stitches, of which 2nd. Plain knitting. the last may be slipped on the front row, which is to be knitted thus:-- X slip I, knit i, pass
Repeat these two rounds until the number of slip-stitch over, m 1, X to the end. Take up
stitches is diminished to about 20 ; slip them on 18 stitches at the other side of the heel, and as
two needles, adding what may be necessary at there was one remaining when the heel was
each end of the front needle, and cast off, taking closed, of course there are now 18 on both the a stitch from each needle. heel needles, the front one having 40 stitches. Children's socks may be marked in knitting, Every round is now considered to begin from by making eyelet-boles in the plain part of the the top of the heel 1st and 2nd. K 12, x slip foot. Socks may perhaps be bought more 1, k1, pass slip over, m 1, X 26 times, k 12. cheaply, but still there are circumstances, in the
It will be seen there are now 24 stitches in life of most women, when doll-dressing, in all plain knitting at the sole of the foot. These its branches, is as great a pleasure as it ever is must be gradually diminished to 14, by knitting in more juvenile days; and it is in consideration together the two preceding, and following the of those who can enjoy this pleasure that we pattern stitches until there are only 7 plain on 'give, from time to time, the Lilliputian receipts.
KNOTTED NECK-TIE. MATERIALS :-Of 2 shades of Pink Floss Silk, 4 skeins dark, and 3 light skeins of brown ditto. For the mode of knitting, see the diagrams and instructions for the hair-net in our last number.
8 For this neck-tie the floss-silk is cut into lengths of 14 yards each; 4 lengths of brown, 16 of the darkest pink, and 8 of the light. They are arranged thus: 2 brown at each bor. der, then 8 dark pink, and 8 light for the centre. To give the ends a richer appearance, the strands are used double, short stra pieces, 8 inches long, being used with the others, and a short and a long used together as one. Begin by knotting the ends together, in one firm knot for every pair, that is, 2 short and 2 long, leaving a fringe 24 inches long; then proceed with the usual knot, working alternately with the outer (No. 1) strand, and the inner (No. 4). Where a succession of knots are made, they are always thus rev.rsed :-Do 4 knots with the same set along the row, then 4 with the intermediate, omitting altogetherthe two pairs at the edges : allow an inch of silk between the rows of