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Love's cooler acquaintance. The stepping-stone Demonstratively loving; tenderly fond ; zealously between “ love and respect."-IMOGINE.

kind.-RUTH. The young stork sustaining its feeble and aged A dog's welcome to his master. The parting parents.-A mother's feeling for her children. kiss.-- What ladies always seem to be, when they Affinity of heart with heart. The link that keeps are on the verge of a quarrel. the home-chain unbroken; the oil that preserves

BLANCHE ALSINGTOS. our sympathies from rust: a bear's hug; a bird's The language of friendship --GILBERT ASHTON. care for her young.-MIGNONETTE.

The welcome we receive when returning home An expression we can only use with sincerity for from a visit.-EUPHROSYNE. those friends for whom we entertain great regard. “Yours very sincerely." -TERRA COTTA.

STAXTONVILLE. To be kind and thoughtful, and not prove merely A fragrant flower, sometimes transposed into the summer friends.-LEONA. noxious weed affectation.-KATE SYDNAS.

A faithful, constant, and loving wife. The warm greeting of a friend.-The nature of

J. J. GORTON. the bond which should unite families.- Childhood's A term of endearment, too often misapplied. caresses. The clasp of a loving hand.


What father, mother, sister, brother ever should Full of affection; the greeting bestowed by a be to each other.-Iago. mother on her long absent child. - META.

Warm-hearted, loving, kind, Love's offspring.– The nation's feelings towards

In manner, look, and tone ; our princess and her son.-AMELIA.

Caring for each dear one's happiness,

As if it were our own.-JANE C. The language of love. -The heart that can feel for another. The sayings and doings of a true

The tender and loving feeling which binds toChristian.-Trip.

gether warm-hearted and true friends. That A mental capacity, alike blessing and blessed, feeling which is the first stage of love.—Zanosi. for throwing tendrils round even the most un

The father's reception of the prodigal son.

FORGET-ME-XOT. sightly objects.-ILLA. 1. The adjective with which love expresses the

Kind, candid, open, and sincere (1); the wellquality of every noun.

spring of a generous, youthful disposition (2); the 2. Concerning a regular active verb, indicative family and social meetings at Christmas-time (3).

MARIA mood, present tense, singular number—"I love you."

The feeling the heart experiences towards 2 3. Hearts telegraphing on the wires of common fellow-creature; near akin to love, having less words.-EDWARD W. H.

selfishness, fewer anxieties, and far more geneLove, kindness, goodwill, to all our friends. rosity.-JUSTITIA.

CONSTANCE DANA. The fulness of the heart, when touched by the As needful in a family as eggs in a pudding, often ends in a true bond of friendship.

breeze of kindness.-A warm-hearted feeling, that biuding together the component parts.-An episto

ELIZABETH H. latory figure of speech. The disinterested feeling displayed by the policeman for his “areal" amie. An epistolatory adjective.--"A mother lost so -The feeling that enables one to share and endure long."-PERSEVERANCE. another's cares.-A link in the chain of abnega- Good-will condensed.-GORGONIA. tion.--A light that burns brightly in the home

A term used between friends.-ELSOL. circle.--An attribute of nature, by which the Supreme Being intended the hearts of His children to A mother's affection for her children. be bound together as by an electric chain, the

AGESALATS. throb of one causing a responsive beat in all.

The feelings of a fond heart.--Dora.

REBECCA. To love one another with ardour.–Taplix. Warm, fond, tender, loving, kind, zealous.

The young parents caressing their first-bon OLD YOUNG BOY.

babe.-AXNA GREY. What a mother pre-eminently is, or should be.

VICTORINA. Warmly attached (1); fruit from the flower of

THE WORDS COMBINED. love (2); cat and her kittens (3).—DAPHNE. True happiness can only be realised by thes Love without its impetuosity and fickleness; to find full and free expression.-Mary W.

who allow the affectionate impulses of their heart sisterly intercourse.-HEATHERBELL. Susceptibility of a loving regard for others.

If we would sheel happiness around us, we shoul

ever wear a kindly expression towards the poor LILY H.

not superficial, but heart-felt; and have an of Every breathing of a loving heart. The mother's fectionate word with which to lighten their sorros gaze when fixed upon her only child. “If you

LEOX love me as I love you," no knife can cut our love in two.-ISABEL.

An expression of true happiness is seen on the

countenance of every F. F. c. on receiving the What brothers and sisters should ever be to each Editor's affectionate letter, informing him he h. other.-SPECTATOR.

drawn a prize in the Council awards. What every good person is to the aged.-HATTIE.


May happiness be every Councillor's share Where is true happiness found?
In the year that's beginning. I cannot forbear With the children round the Christmas-treo
To give this expression to that which I feel — (And also, I'll be bound,
My affectionate interest in every one's weal;

With their Grandma, now sipping her tea).
But should it not be so, I can but bemoan yer Behold the expression of the ir eyes,
And sign myself ever yours truly-GORGONIA. As on that tree they look,
The happiness that a man feels when he has im-

Each hoping to obtain a prizeparied an affectionate expression to his friends.

A trinket, toy, or book.

AGESALAUS. Soon all this glittering fruit 1. The readers of the F. F. cannot fail to find that

Is stripp'd from off the tree, their happiness and improvement are of para

And not one child now is mute, mount importance; both from the warm-hearted

But sings with joyful glee. expression of interest erinced towards them by the

Until with drooping head, President, and the earnest and affectionate so

This merry little crew, licitade with which he guides the youthful mind to

Fatigued now, go to bed, the nobler and more elevating aspirations of life.

With affectionate adieus.-C. T. RYE. 2. The happiness of our fellow-creatures may To a loving mind there is happiness in being often be enhanced by the expression of a kind and able to use the expression--affectionate.-Zaroni. loving sympathy with their joys and corrows, and A cheerful expression of countenance, combined an afectionate interest in their every-day pursuits. with an affectionate disposition, go far to shed


happiness on all around. ---Roth. The afectionate expression of our President's sentiments cannot fail to exite much happiness sheds a balo of light over the most ill-favoured

Expression is everything in a face: at times it among the friends of the Council. -DEBUT.

features, creating love by its persuasive eloquence; To obtain trae kappiness, we must be careful to while ofien it has lured many by its captivating cultivate afectionale relations towards those with charms to seek happiness where it did not exist, whom our lot is cast, and so may our lives be the and thus proved destructive.—MIGNONETTE. Expression of our hearts.-SOPHY E.

To obtain increased happiness, we should exerTo be conscioas of happiness is almost to lose its cise charitable feelings one towards another; or, in reality; but to be affectionate in the domestic the expression of scripture, “be kindly affeccircle is the best tapression of our real bliss. tioned one to another, with brotherly love, in

CHARLIE P. honour preferring one another," and endeavour, as Happiness, ezpression, and affectionate feeling much as lieth in us, “ to live peaceably with all springs from one and the same cause, an unselfizh

men."-EMMA S. P. heart.-DAPHNE.

It is generally with much happiness we receive Real happiness is so eeldom found on earth, and an expression of kind and affectionate regard from when found so soon eludes our grasp, that we scarcely absent and beloved friends.- ELIZABETH H. dare trust our lips with its erpression, lest the very How much happiness is often imparted by an breathing of our affcctionate appreciation should expression of affection, which reflects its radiance seare the timid joy-bird that has folded its wings in like a sunbeam from one countenance to another! our beart.-HEATE ERBELL.

PERSEVERANCE. The affectionate expression of a warm and tender sentiment, meeting with a like return, is in a high f. F. c. showed a large amount of happiness in

It is to be hoped that all the members of the degree productive of happiness. As requisites for happiness, we must have hearts-ease and content

their expression of their affectionate regards for ment, combined with abundance of occupation, and each other. - Ocean. a circle of beloved ones, in converse with whom our The happiness of many a life has been marred sentiments may find their appropriate affectionate by one unkind crpression, when perhaps expression.-LILY H.

affectionate word might have been the means of Ilappin-es can only be obtained by an innate a reconciliation.-Cecilia. sense of acting uprightly and justly in all our actions and deeds, and with gratitude and love to fectionate heart -An affectionate expression cone

Happiness is the expression of a kindly afour Maker. Happiness derived by those pursuits feremuch happiness to the world at large. will create that benign ezpression of countenance

JUSTITIA. that a good and pious Christian always bears when attending the mission of his heavenly Master.

All earthly happiness is imperfect; but an af. Follow him to the house of affliction, hear his fectionate remembrance or those who have con

Fectionate and kind inquiries, see the expressions tributed to our pleasures nourishes in our breast af gratitude on the countenances of those who are

the plant of gratitude, whose expression affords the receiving his affectionate sympathy and benevolent delight which appreciation of kindness always aid; what affectionate expressions of happiness be inspires.— REBECCA, now receives for his timely aid and relief!

That lengthened years of happiness

You one and all may find, There are few days in the calendar of life in And to cach other ever prove which happiness-in her pure and affectionate Affectionate and kind, pressions - comes as when she first wandered in Is an expression that doth flow the Garden of Eden.- CoxSTANCE DANA.

Spontaneous from my mind.-Iago.





My whole, if long enough you view
The sun, you will be sure to do.

Strike off my head and what remains

Is very often seen in chains. In city, town, or arid plain I roam,

Again behead and bring to sight Where'er mankind doth find a home;

A something useful when you write. Of diverse colours, sizes, worth.

GORGONIA. Of lineage proud, or meanest birth. When Pharaoh in the depths was lost,

36. I perished with his warrior host.

My "Friends in Council," whose ingenious skill I aid the workman, and I grace the field,

"Guesses at Truth," and pleasing poems fill And to my prowess even wealth must yield.

These leaves with reins of thought, i here commend In thunder clad, in grace and strength arrayed, To you a rebus, for your pleasure penned. Subservient to man's will I'm ever made ;

Twelve of you must be kind enough to find, Though honoured, chained; though high and Each one, an author's name; then, when combined, mighty, led;

The initials tell what wc, in various ways, Prized when alive, and serviceable dead.

Pass with delight and celebrate with praise. Possessed alike by churl and haughty king,

Fan shall sist out an old fantastic poet: I'm oft a wretched poor, and ill-used thing; A driel, a late historian must produce, Yet in exchange for me, 'uis said,

Maggie, another's name, rolling will show it; A prince his realm once offer made.

I ago one with sketch-book introduce;

CHARLIE F. L ucinda, bring lago's own creater ; (A poetical answer required.)

Y ella Reiep, a living poet name;

Forget-me-not, remember one still greater; 31.

Ruthenpharl, find an essayist of high fame. 1. What if well joined to us would result in a fuss

I lla, a dean from Ireland's witty nation; 2. Far from good, and, in fact, quite half evil;

Emma, a poet rich in flowing rhyme3. What adds some slight fame to a clergyman's N ella, one richer in imagination ; name;

Daphne, a young one singing in night-time. 4. Where Sir Charles Napier sailed once, to revel:

E. W. H. 5. A word all untrue, froin beginning to end ; 6. Au article hourly in use; 7. Something that with -0, you! makes a rout,

Transpose a well-known Bible seer, lovesick friend;

A fallacy will then appear. EMMA B. 8. Dark green leaves, uicely turned-five refuse. 9. Society so high that days fly, fiddle-faddled;

38.-RHYTHMICAL RECREATION. 10. A horse's head tied to its tail; 11. With adieux to the fair, oh! when the Jews

(Pill the spaces poetically.) once skedaddled;

EVENING BEAUTIES-STAR-GAZING. 12. Two Romans secare-do not fail.


flight, 13. What commences and finishes every idea ;

Dim 14. And a word that is very-that is very clear.


fall, Come now, Council-detectives and fair gipsy- And

pail: netters,


arise, Lest my puzzle you cannot expound,


skies Know that of these fourteen six are words, right

Bright two letters;

Creates And when the whole rightly are found,


throne, The finals express Cupid's favourite day,


alone: The initials the date that it falls on alway.


glow. 32.

E. W. H.
A colour bright,

A spirit strong.
If backward read,

Though the refreshing drops of the dow
And traced along,

Have the power to revive and distend;
A crime most dread,

Though the rays of the sun, when in view, Will bring to light, EMMA B. To a mere blade of grass will extend; 33.-ENIGMATICAL PROVERB.

Yet these blessings of life you would find,

But a tritting effect would produce; An article, a greater number, article, increased

If my first was not with them combined, cheerfulness.


And aided their general use.

My second is merely a mark
Half a hundred and four,

of respect, of regard or esteer;
With the last bit of a pie,

My whole is destroyed by the dark,
Will show what you'll continue

And exists from reflection's bright gleam.
To do, till you die.


moun noon,


52. My first, when reversed, a cart wheel m. kes, Who can behold the various works of man, My second often to pain soon takes.

And all his schemes in art and science scan, My whole you'll find is an excellent root,

But must exclaim, how wonderful they be!
That is eaten both by man and by brute.

Though fewer services than mine they see.

a. Oft am I nam'd in texts of holy writ,

Hist'ry, romance, and fairy tales to wit. My first is an impediment

b. The architect for me secures a place, Which is more often straight than bent. For I his wide spann'd arch securely brace. My second formerly caused pains,

c. Unnoticed by most, my form you see, Bat now it oftener hay contains.

As my clusters adorn a woodland tree. My thol-'; a building, plain and square,

d. I assist you to solve in prose or in rhyme, And many men you'll find live there.

The riddles produced in our merry “Pastime" GORGONIA. e. With my head out of sight, such a wond'rous


I into a hole immediately spring. My first is a period of time, my second the past tense of an irregular verb, my whole means to

When quietly sleeping I can display, break. LABOR OMNIA VINCET.

Great Euclid's sage problems, clear as the day.

In figures I'm versed, well up to the rules 13.

That show the wisdom and learning of schools. My first is a word means to injore or hurt,

The dark hieroglyphics of Egypt by me, My secad's a pronoun and one that is curt,

Are unravelled as plain as the A, B, C. My third is a portion of eternity,

f. I'm yighty in music none will deny, And my whole denotes something concerning the

To tamper with me some artfully try.

9. And am I not trusty ? then let me appeal

To all of the fair sex in proof of my zeal,

Leaving to me all the keeping and care
Various are the forms I tako,

Of wardrobes and trinke and jewels rare.
As most of you well know;

h. In mechanical arts I most useful am found; Love, joy and hope, revenge and hate, I'm curiously cut, and in form mostly round, Each passion I can show.

i. There's a friend I should visit every day, Sov to some I pleasure bring,

And if I don't go, he'll most certainly stray. To others fun or pain,

Now if I say more I surely shall tell, In every form I'm taken in,

So I will retire and bid you farewell. N of oft returned again.

JUSTITIA Each one my name can now explain. JANR C.

53. 45.

Take a number, which behead, and it forms a My first has power to command, my second may French word of negation ; replace the head and be seen at sea, and my whole is a title.

cut off the tail, and it becomes a French pronoun. SPECTATOR.

JULIETTA. 46. Mr Arst is a colonr, my second an artificer, my When Phæbus leaves the evening sky, Thole is my second. LABOR OMNIA VIXOET.

And dusky bats in circles fly,

And twilight shades their prison burst,

Then, reader, you may see my first.
Gardeners and farmers are sure to detest me,
Behead, and the weary nightwatcher has blaseed

But when the sun awakes again,

My second lies along the plain.

Cut off its head and place it last,

You'll view the refuge of the past.
My second is an appendage which does my first,
and belongs to my whole, which is a small bird. My whole, I shrink it's name to tell,
LABOR OYXIA VIXCUT. Is potent in the midnight spell;

It lives, but breathes not living breath,

Aud in its reins lies hidden death. Whole, I am a ship; behead me, and I hecome

E, R. V, s. a double or fringe; curtail the same, and I am a came at cards; replace the last letter and reverse

55. ide, and I am a term used at cards. LAGO.

Form, form, Councillors form! come and confess 50.

To guess this puzzle needs a good address. My first is a lady's name, my next a metal, and My first is neither beginning nor end ; my whole is a flower.


My secmd most people pass through each day;

My third sees the sunset fading away; 51.

My fourth an iron bar in his forge can bend; I am a little word signifying a multitude, or to My fifth appears the greenest in May; defeat; take away my head, and I'm not at home; And my whole you all have frequently penned replace it, and transpose me, and I become a

On behalf of "ours," the “Family Friend." ourney. Laco,

E. W. H.


throw him some money, perhaps even a piece of I am a word of thirtcen letters and six syllables gold. But no! the wearer of the cloak is astonished My 1, 2, 3, 7, 5, 6, 4, 13 is a preserve ; my 2, 1, 5, at finding his costły garments seized by his com8, 3 contain much water; my 3, 8, 4, 13 is part of panions, who endeavour to take it from him, in a wheel; 4, 8, 10, 3 is ineffectual; my 5, 4, 8, 7, 10

order to bestow it upon the poor beggar. A struggle 4, 13 is illusive ; 6, 8, 4, 13, 3 a bird; and 7, 5, 8, ensues: one trying to pull the cloak off, and the 6 is dry; my 8, 1, 2, 6, 3 is a seed or fruit; my 9, other exerting all his strength to keep it on. The 10, 3. i is a kind of metal; my 10, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, horses prance, their riders are nearly unseated, and is reciprocal; my 11, 3, 10, 2, 12 is a planı; 12, 11, the attendants seem highly amused. At length the 2, 7, 5 is a kuot; and my 13, 8, 7, 5 is what most owner of the cloak yields, either to superior strength, of us like.

superior authority, or his own charitable feelings, Now if their initials correctly you take

and the splendid garment is given to the poor And unite, I must tell you, my whole they will beggar, who receives it with very great astonish. make;

ment.--A. DE YOUNGE, The meaning of which, too, if rightly defined,

64. Will a “meeting of company" bring to the mind.


A large assemblage seated in council: warlike

knights and barons, bishops, and other dignitaries 57.

of the church. The subject under discussion is My first is a French word, my second is often cvidently one of extraordinary interest; bishops and worn under my u hole, while my whole, by trans- barous are joined together in one common cause. lating my first, bestows praise upon my second. The first speaker is listened to with profound a.ten

DORA. tion, and seems greatly to impress the minds of his 59.

hearers. The next, who wears the papal robes, ko

excites their enthusiasm, that they interrupt him My first is my second, and so is my


with one simultaneous burst of assent. He imposes EL SOL.

silence with his hand, and reads slowly, the whole 59.

assemblage repeating after him. All then rise. Whole, I ask a question; behead me, I answer One of the bishops assumes a distinctive symbol, it.

Dora. and places it on a conspicuous part of his dress. 60.

His example is followed by every chief of impor. I am a word of six letters. My 2, 3, 1 is a fluid;

tance present.-A. DE YOUNGE.
my 6, 5, 5, 1 part of an angler's fit; my 4, 2 is a
preposition ; 2, 6, 4 is to decay; my 6, 2. 3 18 a
French person; and my whole means to trifle.


(On pp. 82-84.) 61.

1. The letters of the alphabet.-2. Frame; frame My whole is my second, caused by my first.

of worlds; picture-frame; human frame; Jesus

took upon Him man's frame; frame of a building; EL SOL

ocean banks its frame; frame of brooch; frame of 62.-CONUNDRUMS.

locket; embroidery-frame; armour, a frame; par1. In the name of what fruit might I command an dening-frame.-3. Cha(i)ritable.-4. Cochinchiva, unpleasant male visitor to depart? DORA

double-chin.-5. Nightmare - 6. Bluebottle; blue, 2. What house in England represents fields?

the colour; bottle, the ancient kind were of leathert;

the bluebottle fly's egg is called a fly."blowy 3. Why are the docks of Liverpool like the actions

which is hatched into the "genule," and used as of a good man?


bait by anglers.-7. Fowl, owl. - 8. Anathema.--9. During the Christmas holidays Daphne was asked Tormentor.–10. Industry. - 11. Workshop. – 13. the following conundrums, which she believes have Ermin E, Notion, Imirl, GoG, Mammon, Asthma never been in print:-

- Enigma -14 (including 12).-Herschell, Ursat 4. What is woman's worth?

Ball, Elderly, kogue, Tunneil.- 15. Bridewell. 5. Why are ladies' reils like Temple Bar?

16. A safe; meat-safe ; Chubb's parent safe.-17.

Salmon-trout. - 18. Waistcoat. - 19. Southport. DAPUNE.

- 20, Smart, mart, art, rat, tar.-21. Partridge.

22. Penetration.-23. Seamanship.-24. (1) They HISTORICAL MENTAL PICTURES.

are not often kept long; (2) Molasses-mow, lasse,

(3) It is pay meant-payment; (4) When he's 63.

a-bel; (5) It must be always Matt, in (matin 1'wo horsemen are riding through the streets of a bathing; (6) Popingjay; 1) A " noted stout city, followed by a brilliant retinue. One of the house ; (8) Your word; (9) Of a waterfall; (10) two is splendidly atured in a rich crimson mantle, We make " hides" of them; (11) There would be trimmed with ermine-no doubt, very warm and no peace (piece) without it; (12) It smokes before comfortable, as it is a cold winter's day. They talk breakfast; (13) It is plane (plain) work; (14) They together in a lively manner; the frostý air seems to would be very sluggish without sails (sales); (15) sharpen their wits and exhilarate their spirits. But Because he is himself the temple of fame; (16) it has a very different effect on that poor, ragged, Because they can't succeed in making a good canon old beggar, who stands shivering with cold. He is (17) Because he is a parasite ; (18) Servants.-25. indeed an object of pity; and so one of the horse- Eyelash.-26. Brilliant. - 27. Butiercup, cowslip. men seems to think, and points him out to the - 28. Snowdrop.-- 29. Caius Mercius before Porwearer of the crimson cloak. They will doubtless


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