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alike to her; and this seemed the foundation of returned, whining in that peculiar way by which everything else. She soon learned to distinguish she expressed embarrassinent. It appeared that what belonged to every person of the family, the room was smoking, and the servant having and to every part of the person. If a glove were open d the door to let the smoke out, placed a lost, it was only to show the hand to Quail
, and smoothing iron against it. Quail, with her head she set out on a quest, searched every place in on one side, pondered the case, when, as if the and near the house, and almost always succeeded cause suddenly struck her, she ran at the iron, in finding it. This she soon improved into dragged it away, pushed with both feet against finding of herself whatever was dropped, and the door, shut it, and returned to her friends, conveying it safely to them. Many a pocket with no ordinary exultation. Similar obhandkerchief was saved in this way, for which structions were often placed at the doors but they never thought of sending Quail in search. the cause was no longer a mystery to Quail ;
If one of the family met out of doors a she always, however, barked at it and shook it companion, who asked him to walk, and he did | after its removal, as if to express her displeasure not wish to lose time by returning for his bat, at the trouble it had given her. But the inhe had only to touch his head to Quail, and go stances of her sagacity appear absolutely endless. on. The hats lay on the hall table, and she The following fact is stated by Dr. Walsh. never failed to return to the house, select the During the absence of his mother from home, a one required from the rest, and, holding it out portrait of her arrived, and was placed, prior to of the dirt as she had been taught, carry it to its being hung up, on the sofa where she used him. When sent back on such occasions, she to sit. He could not account for the boisterous sometimes found the door shut, and could not joy of Quail in the dining-room one day, when, get it; when, having tried in vain to gain an on looking in, he saw she had recognized the entrance by scratching, she adopted another portrait, and was wagging her tail and frisking method. As there was no rapper at the back about, as she always did to express her joy, door, and persons generally thumped it with frequently looking up and licking the face, a their fist, Quail learned of her own sagacity to mark of affection she tried to pay to those she imitate the action with her tail, and never failed was fond of. When the picture was hung up, to bring some one to open the door.
she never failed to notice it when she entered « On one occasion, says Dr. Walsh, “ I the room, and lay for some time before it on remember I went out to shoot rails, and having the carpet, gazing at it intently; and this she fired at a bird, I prepared to charge again, but did till Mrs. Walsh's return, when the original, could not find my powder-horn. This loss whose constant kindness she most warmly reQuail soon coinprehended, and instantly went paid, detached her attention from the portrait. back in search of it. My way had been through The artist frequently declared-naturally enough several meadows and fields, and across roads -that he considered this recognition the highest and ditches, since I had last used it: through compliment that could be paid him. all these she retraced my footsteps, frequently questing through the intricate crossings I had made several times over the same fields, and so unravelling the whole distance I had gone for OBEDIENCE IN CHILDREN. several miles ; at length found the powder-horn, and returned to me with it, after an absence of nearly an hour.”
A very old woman in the family was fond of Obedience in children is a desirable trait ; it snuff, but not able to fetch it herself; and as is one more readily observed than many others. the servant boy was not always willing, he The coinmand or request mildly, calmly, yet taught Quail to be his substitute. Putting a earnestly made, is promptly and properly obeyed. halfpenny into the empty box, he gave it to the The child takes a pride in its obedience. dog, who forthwith carried it in her mouth to Occasionally I visit a friend who has a large the snuff-shop; and then, rising up to the family of children, and at each time I cannot fail counter with her fore-legs, she shook her head but observe the order, quietness, and obedience and rattled the halfpenny. This was soon un- manifested. Quite recently I was engaged in derstood by the shopman, who took the money conversation with him. It was cold, and a door and filled the box, which Quail bore safely to near us was ajar. “ Willie, please shut that the old woman.
door," he said to one of his children. The little Her sagacity within doors vas equally in re- fellow finished his house of blocks then almost quisition. The family sat in the winter time in completed, got up, shut the door, and came to a large parlour, reading round the fire, with his father's side, apparently awaiting a pause in Quail between the legs of one of them, and her the conversation. head resting on the knees, waiting for any Well, Willie,” he asked, “what is it?" orders wbich might be given her. Told to shut “I am sorry, papa.” the door, she lifted up her right fore paw-for Sorry for what, dear?" she actually had a preference for the use of the “ Because I did not shut the door imme. right paw-and pushed the door forward till diately." the lock clicked. On one occasion she could “Oh! well, you will do better the next time.” not move the door; and after sundry efforts she The father patted the child on the head. He
BY F, H, STAUFFER,
ran away satisfied, and the conversation was | her niece is now distinguishing herself. The resumed. It was a simple occurrence, but for young lady has inherited some of the best point, some reason or other it clings tenaciously to my of her aunt, viz., the powerful and clear voices memory. I never asked my friend to explain the distinct articulation, the pleasing and grace. to me his system of parental government; but ful manners, the ease of deportment, and the I have no doubt that the following were some subtle grasp and comprehension of character. of the distinctive points :
These are the qualities which gradually win 1. Always insisting upon a prompt obedience. select public favour-more permanently, more 2. Keeping every promise of award or threat securely, more slowly than those flashy, loud, of punishment.
stagey, striking attributes, which, at a bound, 3. Never exhibiting anger in their presence. gain the applause and the money of the mob. Punishing severely when he did punish ; not immediately, nor when enraged, but at another time, and after a kind lecture of reproof and explanation.
4. Addressing them in a voice uniformly low and kind.
SOCIETY OF FEMALE ARTISTS, He had said "please" to his own child. It was significant. He did not preach one thing No. 9, Conduir Street, Regent Street, and practise another. He always gave his chil. dren a hearing, endeavoured to adapt himself
GALLERY OF THE ARCHITECTURAL Exto their childish thoughts and comprehensions, and to beautify them by his companionship.
The private view of this Society's Exhibition took place on Saturday the 19th ult., and was not only well, but very fully, attended. Evi. dently the public interest is increasing on behalf of the works of lady-artists. The present room
is, however, much better adapted for the TWO MISS BOOTHS.
exhibition of pictures and the circulation
of visitors than some others in which it Miss Sallie Booth, who was noticed specially has been held; and as this is either the in this Magazine for December, is still pursuing second or third season of their location in her satisfactory career at the Theatre Royal, the Gallery of the Architectural Exhibition, we Greenwich. She is a young lady about twenty- hope we may congratulate the Committee on six years of age, and niece of the famous Sarah having obtained a permanent position in Con: Booth, who was “leading lady" at Covent duit Street. The present season shows a real Garden fifty years ago, when, to be in that I advance on the part of many of the exhibitors
, category, at one of the two “.
patent theatres,” , whose works we hope on another occasion to was to be something prominent. Old Sarah particularize ; at present our time and space Booth was born in 1792: she went on the stage will only admit of our drawing our town readers
' at three years of age, and is, therefore, now the attention to the gallery. A pleasant feature of the oldest actress alive, and the “Mother of the Exhibition is the fact that the greatest paintress Stage.” Her début in London was at the Surrey of our time (Rosa Bonheur) has shown her symTheatre, on the 23rd April, 1810, under the pathy with her humbler sister-artists, and graces management of Mr. Elliston, who was in dismay the Exhibition with a “Doe and Fawns, from when she left him, to make her first appearance Fontainebleau” (64), Mrs. Marrable exhibits on the 23rd of November, in the same year, at landscapes, which show remarkable carefulness Covent Garden, where she became a reigning (in drawing and excellent colour. favourite. She remained there about seven Rayner is very happy in her architectural years, during which period one of the toasts pictures. Miss Fitzjames' “ Fruit and Fowers" of the day was “ Kitty Stephens, Mary Bolton, are delicious, fresh, and delicately painted; and and Sally Booth.” In 1820, she appeared for her “Woodpigeon” (104) deserves attention, the first time in Dublin, and made a great hit. Miss Rosa Place appears to have taken wild. Her la-t appearance was in 1841, at the Maryle- flowers for her special study, and exhibits bone Theatre, for the benefit of a Mr. Attwood, some very sweet transcripts of them, well when she played Kate O'Brien in “ Perfection, composed (a greater difficulty than may be and Lisette in “The Sergeant's Wife.” A imagined) and carefully painted; witness her large picture of her as Juliet was painted, and "Foxglove, Mallow, and Grasses” (138). Miss is in the possession of the Dramatic College. G. E. Pitt's “Bird's-nest and Holly'' (135) s Her performance of Little Pickle, in the “Spoilt considerable care. Miss E. Walter's "Autumn" Child," is now a pleasant reminiscence among and Summer" (120 and 127) exhibit free. old playgoers, when they prattle their recol. dom of handling and an appreciation of colour. lections of by-gone but memorable incidents. We shall return to this Exhibition in our next Before the old Greenwich Theatre was burnt number, the want of space preventing a full down, she used occasionally to “star it" on notice of it in the current one. very nearly the same plot of ground on which
C. A. W.
Materials. — Boar’s-head netting cotton, No. 10, or crochet thread, No. 10, of Messrs, Walter Evans & Co.
Derby. Small round steel mesh.
Net a foundation of 86 stitches, and work D. 2. Decrease two; slip one; knit two to. upon it as many rows as are required for the gether, and pass the slip-stitch over. width of the bread-cloth.
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Plain netting. The ordinary stitch. of the last, increase in every third stitch of last
Dn. Double stitch. The thread twice round. In the next use a mesh three-quarters round the mesh. of an inch wide, and net one in
stitch. In the last round, with the mesh used for the knot is not to come close up to the mesh.
Ln. Long stitch. A stitch in which the first round, take four stitches together. Repeat
D. all round. Darn the pattern with the same
Draw out the mesh (before the row is
IN THE DIRECTIONS FOR EVERY KIND OF WORK.
EXPLANATION OF CONTRACTIONS USED IN CROCHET, TATTING, KNITTING, ETC.,
PRINTER'S MARKS. CROCHET. ch. Chain-stitch. dch. Double chain-stitch, or braid-stitc
These consist of crosses x sometimes printed 81. Slip-stitch.
as the ordinary letter X; asterisks -daggers, Single crochet. SC. sdc. Short double crochet,
t. They are to indicate repetitions in any row dc. Double crochet.
or round. Two similar ones are placed at the stc. Short treble crochet.
beginning and end of any part to be repeated, tc. Treble crochet.
and the number of times is written after the last. Itc.
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if written in full, be 3 dc, 5 ch, miss 4; 3 dc, 5 ch, miss 4; 3 dc, 5 ch, miss 4.
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Double stitch; one French and one another, thus—x'5 dc, 3 ch, miss 2 ; * 1 dc, English.
3 ch, miss 2 * twice ; 4 dc, 2 ch, miss 1 * X P. Purl
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miss 2 ; 4 dc, 2 ch, miss 1; 5 dc, 3 ch, miss 2; 1 dc, 3 ch, miss 2; 4 dc, 2 ch, miss 1.
This example will show much valuable space KNITTING.
is saved by the adoption of these very simple K. Knit (plain knit).
and comprehensible terms. P. Purl. M. Make (increase).
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other over it,
COUNTRY WORDS.-(Manchester : Heywood,
And bear the heat and burden of the day, 74, Market-street. London: George Vickers,
Till the heart wearies and the hair grows grey. Angel-court, Strand.)-The second part of this p.easant periodical does not disappoint the ex
To let his wedding bells pectations raised by the first. It is replete with
Ring ever, till the death-knell tolls for one
Jark! through the woods, the green and mossy dells, interest, while many of the papers written in the local dialect have an originality and freshness
The cheery peal flies off, with breeze and suu;
But it is hers, when winter comes, and rain, of character and expression, which gives a
To make them sound, aye, twice as sweet again. special quality to it. “ The Marlocks of Meriton" is anamusing and well-written illus.
Ring, holy bridal bells ! tration of this speciality, the emphatic northern
Speak of more things than youth, or joy, or mirth; vernacular being well adapted to the rude, For there are deep and dark and tear-filled wells— strong, bigoted, untaught villagers, whose All is not fountain-spray upon this earth ; manners and customs and ways of thinking is But light grows sorrow, pain is but a word, exemplifies. Mr. Leo H. Grindon continuet When still through home the wedding-bells are “Echoes of the Past” in the same pleasingly
heard." written style of paper as that referred to in our last notice of io Country Words,” and Mr. Mrs. C. A. White, in her article on
“ Lucky Hardwick, the editor, has a seasonable paper on and Unlucky Days," has overlooked Schiller's " The Yule-log and Fire-worship”; we should curious lines on the number Eleven :observe, also, that Eliza Cook' leads off the
“And what may you have to say ngainst eleven, number with a clever essay, entitled “ Nice I should like to know ?” Persons," one sentence of which will vouch for
“Eleven-is transgression. the perceptiveness with which it is written :
Eleven, overtops the ten commandinents." “ Nice persons” never cause the child to blush for number which does not figure in the list of
A sufficiently impressive denunciation of a the parent, nor the parent for the child. Their generous and noble natures seek rather to fling the
"Egyptian days," nor in the dies atri of veil of benevolent courtesy over all the irretrievable
Greeks or Romans. errors and misfortunes which flesh is heir to, proving thereby that the example of our Great Teacher has not NATIONAL LIFE-Boat InstituTION.- In the
The LIFE Boat; or, Journal OF THE been wasted on them.
midst of this bitter January weather, with the And who is La Duchesse, whose “Wedding dusk through the streets of the metropolis, we
lamentable cry of waut wringing from dawn to Bells" are so sweet that we cannot refrain from must yet press upon our readers the need of re-echoing them here?
those who are ready to perish in the grasp of a
less tardy but WEDDING BELLS.
more inexorable foe-men who have superadded to the
inclement Ring gently, wedding bells !
atmosphere perils, from tempests that leave Drip your sweet voices on the sunny air;
the brave ship helpless and unmanageable In silvery cadences and music swells,
on the shoals, sunken rocks
upon Tell of a happiness so true, so rare,
our coast, to ground and settle down into the That heaven but once lets slip such light divine, quicksands, or be hurled into fragments upon
the A love that once alone on life may shine.
craggy shores of our sea-board. Amongst the
noblest of the many benevolent institutions of Ring softly, wedding peals!
Great Britain-noble, not simply from the Rise not in clangour ; ripple like a stream nature of its work and its grandly organized Of melody, rejoicing ; ( there steals
system of doing it; but also for fostering that Strange, yet keen-heard, as voices in a dream, A solemn warning in your echoing ;
spirit of bravery and humanity, growing and I seem to hear you speak as well as ring.
strengthening from year to year amongst our
seaside dwellers, the records of which in these Telling her–." Let the sound
pages, simply and curtly given, nevertheless Be never dulled through all the wedded life ;
catalogue a series of heroic actions to which But chiming, very softly, still be found
each passing week is adding, and the echo of Sweetest and gentlest when he calls her Wife.?? which pierces to the most inland districts of these Let her remember, one hard look or tone
islands, and is responded to with ungrudged May jangle all the bells into a moan.
aid. In the list of additional stations and new
life-boats, individual benevolence and public Think how her woman's life
sympathy are both expressed, and we rejoice to Is clasped into the happy sphere of home; see that in numerous instances the memory of How toil, and worldly care, and earthly strife Are not for her ; that it is his to roam,
the dead has been honoured, by being reveren• humanity that shrinks not from self-sacrifice to ially made the occasion for offering the means achieve the saving of others, had found a grave of saving life, and at many a station the life-boat within the engulphing sea. Every aid, however perpetuates the love of parents or children, that small, is gratefully accepted towards the main. has broadened into larger relations and amplified tenance of the institution, and donations and itself into philanthropy for mankind. What bequests are received by all bankers, in town or urgent need exists for the continued-pay con- country; or, by the secretary, Richard Lewis, tinual exercise of such benevolence in aid of Esq., 14, John Street, Adelphi. C. A. W. this grand scheme for the saving of life from shipwreck, will best be seen by refe- THE ROYAL DUKES OF GREAT BRITAIN rence to the Journal before us; but without Price 60.- (Claye, Little Underbank, Stockthis, the reader can scarcely glance over the port.) -We have pleasure in recommending this columns of the morning newspapers without a nice little compilation in aid of history, which sympathetic shudder over the sad fate of some will be found very useful to learners, whether at doomed ship, that for want of assistance from home or at school. The author, who, we underthe shore (in a sea where only a life-boat could stand, is but a lad, has arranged a succinct exist) has broken up or foundered with all hands account of the Princes of Wales and Dukes of on board. How often, through the late cruel Cornwall, with the peerages of York, Cumberweather, have comfortable people found them land, and Cambridge. The utility of this arselves involuntarily sighing beside their cheerful rangement, which gives at one view an outline firesides, “ God help the poor on shore, and our of the date of birth, marriage, and death of each sailors at sea!” But the first have many helps, successive royal Duke, is obvious. Thus, under while only one form of assistance can reach the the head of " Henry of Greenwich,” we find the perishing seaman, who, lashed to some icy spar, following: “ Second son of Henry VII. and and drenched and buffeted by the storm-raised | Elizabeth of York; was born 1491; married seas, must die of exposure and exhaustion, if (first) Catherine of Arragon, (second) Anne not washed off into the surf or dashed amid the Boleyn, (third) Jane Seymour, (fourth) Anne breakers on the shore. Only the timely aid of Cleves, (fifth) Catherine Howard, (sixth) Cathe. the life-boat can save him and his fellow- rine Parr. He bccame King 1509, and died sufferers ; unless, as is not seldom the case, 1547”—circumstances well remembered on the some other dwellers by the seaside, brave as the part of King Henry VIII, but not so familiar gallant crews that man these arks of safety, in- to boys and girls under his princely name of terpose to save the lives that, but for the glorious i “ Henry of Greenwich."
A CHAPTER ON THE WOODS.-THE OAK.
“ Mark the sable woods,
Pliny assures us that Minerva, as well as and, until his reign, turbulent people; and it Diana, dwells amid the forests, and Akenside, was Numa who first erected a temple to Peace above, finely alludes to the religious feelings and Faith. which the woods, as they boldly stretch up The consecration of groves was common the summit of a lofty mountain, inspire in the among the Jews, and Abraham himself planted beholder. Trees have always been venerated. a grove in Beer-sheba, worshipping there. From the time of Abrahain 10 that of Constan. Moses, however, forbade the custom, and tine, pious pilgrimages were made to the oaks of Ezekiel and Hosea reproved it. In such esteem Mamre, near Hebron, whilst the surrounding did they hold the cedars of Lebanon, that one nations of the Jews dedicated trees and groves of the most fearful threats of Sennacherib was to their deities. Amid the woods of Etruria, / that he would level these beautiful trees to the Numa sought refuge from the cares of a new, ground,