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True charity is the medium whereby we ennoble Nu one can survey the fair and pure face of the soul, enhauce ses pleasures, and mak. our nature without feeling tha: it is a medium of deeds as accrp'able in the eyes of our Maker a- tiod's goodness to us, and that the beauuful flowers was the tear dropped by the Peri, which made her are bus small contributions in evidence of His a way through the gates of Paradise.

infinite bounty.-SHERLIE. MIGNONETTB.

In looking throu. h che "Pamily friend" from When I survey the world nf facts, through the month to month, we can see, as we survey the past, medium of the Press, I feel astonished and glad a and compare it with the present, how the Cauneilheart to find how ready the English people are with lors' contributions improve through the medium of their contributions and their sympathies 10 anv its pages --MOQINE. objec' of sincere distress truthfully placed before War is at hand. Throughout Europe the note of them.- Black DWARF.

preparation resounds, and on every side we survey When we survey the snow-clad Alps through the amies in readiness for the field. Spi e of all the medium of he eye, we fail to discern those fearful attempis made to avert it through he feeble medium precipices wh ch yearly yield their contributions of diplomacy, war is fast approaching, and som to the tomb.-MARIA.

fresh contributions will be made to the historian's When we survey the wondrous works of the great long list of baules - FLORIAS. Creatur through the medium of the flowers of the

When we survey and contemplate the wondrogs field, we cannot but perceive how far the contı i-works of creation, we cannot but be forcibly imbutions of art fall short of the models from which pressed with the many lessons we are taught they are taken. -CECILIA.

hrough the medium of various objec 8 in natural When you survey, through the medium of the life, and by the several contributions for our use microscope, the wonderful organisation of the most and enjoyment tha' an all-wise Creator has prominute animal in creation, with nature's varied vided for our especial benefit. - ELIZABETK H. contributions to its health and comfort, you are

Wanted a trustworthy man to survey the building forced to exclaim, in the words of the P almist, “Great are the works of the Lord : sought out of of a church. Apply, through the meduur of the

Post-office, to the cler uymay. The smallest contriall them that have pleasure therein!"

butions in aid of the building fund thanktully reTERRA COTTA.

ceived -DE LA SAUx. A survey of the improvements introduced through

Through the medium of the P. F. we can take a the medium of steam will convince anyone that

survey of the various ways in which the mind is Stephenson's contributions to his couutry's wealth exercised by the contributions for our amusement are of no mean character. - Busk.

STAXTONVILLE. We often form falee views and ideas of life's great When we survey the beauties of creation, and work, when we survey it only through the distor ed consider they are the contributions of our heavenly medium of our own puny endeavours; far better Fa her for our happiness, they should be the is it to regard the cont ib..tinns which the truly medium to raise our hear is in thankful praise from great and good have made to its history, and a rive

nature up to nature's God.-KATR SYDNAS. humbly , and faithfully to copy their noble example.


"Tis quite a pleasure to surrey, Were we always to survey the world through the

Day by day,
The Council's

contributions, a host,
medium of the pocket, I fear our charitable contri-
butions would be very few.-Nancy,

Which they rend,

Through the medium of the Post, I can but survey with pleasure the many of our

To the "Frend."-C. T. RYE. countrymen that have been fed through the To those engaged in writing historical, scientific, medium of Shakspearian talent, and hope that the contributions of his admirers towards perpetuating selves to carefully study and minu ely to survey the

o other compositions, it is a duty they owe to them. his memory will exceed the expectations of his contributions of classical and literary authors of warmest friends.- HOTSPUR.

rank, an ex ensive advantage of which there is The survey of the past! Oh! what loving words afforded to all through the medium of our free (the medison of the heart's eloquence) come steal. libraries and literary institutions.- JUSTITIA. ing o'er our memories !-words of love and sympathy - priceless contributions from the heart's

When we survey, through the medium of our deep well of friends long passed away.

senses, the magnificent contributions of nature, CALLER HERRIN', We all must exclaim, "Oh, the goodness of God!"

FORGET-ME-NOT. To Estella.-1 hope you will pardon the liberiy I take, but when I s-ave your beautiful and bene-butions of nature, which seem more precious than

When we survey around us the countless contrivolent countenance through the medium of a friend I think that your contributions for the

ever at this lovely season of spring, we cannot bat Danish sufferers will be liberal.--SAM.

recognize, throngh their medium, the beneficence

of an omnipotent and all-wise Being. - KATRIXE. When I walk abroad, and survey the beautiful All who these pages may survey, works of nature, I feel grateful for the kind contributions of God, and know they must come through

Must surely think, if they don't say, the medium of His providence.— TAPLIN.

That they're a medium to convey,

In a wise and pleasing way, . When I survey ihe contr butions of the Family Instructions how to work or play, Council, I see it is the medium path in which we By contributions grave and gay. may safely walk-BLUEBELL.



Od k!x&mw &v g2l!&][k kı&q!k !k v&||

ENIGMAS, CHARADES, &c. K&o!i?o!k gy&g!, ylli &vilm!i ilinw!l ul!|mw,

Od fi&p! m !w?yp! &v ulla, vgo!,
Y&it &pw enw d&ilmu p?qi čik qla!k!k mo!.


191. I DWELL in the gro: toes and emerald caves, Go to the land of the bonnet and tartan, Far down in he mighty deep;

Where the dirk and the claymore now rest in Where, on couches of bright sea-anemones,

their sheath ; Mermaidens and sea-nymphs sleep.

Sail o'er the loch and climb over the mountain, I swing to and fro in he perfum'd air,

And roam free as a'r o'er the moorland and From many a ropical tree;

heath. And in orchards and English hedgerows fair, Ye'll see many a ruin where chieftain once reMy form 'mid the leaves yon will see.

vella, I crawl at your feet on the dusty ground;

And many a scene of the fights of old Gaal; I'm buried beneath the sand;

Full many a spot with wild legend connected And yet, morn and eve, I'm sure to be found

And my first you shall certainly see without In ev'ry fair lady's hand.

fail. Of I lie 'mid soft tresses of rippliug gold;

Have you ever stood by when a "Barrow” was And often on eider down;

open'd, And a treasure of beauty and worth untola

And curious weapons were brought to the light, I guard in a casket brown.

With ornaments quaint, and old fragments of

armour? 1 aid human wrath in the fever'd strife

Then doubtless my second was plain to your Of steel and hissing lead,

sight. And many a mother, and child, and wife Mourn my victims-their cherish'd dead.

He who, in crossing a dangerous quagmire,

Felt the ground getting softer each step that he I an almost as hard as the flinty stone,

took ; Yet more brittle han finest glass,

He who intending to go to a picnic, And, though valueless now, in another year

Saw the glass getting lower at every look ; As coin of the realm I pass.

He who built much on a long-treasur'd promise, I'm blown, and I'm frizzled, and boiled, and And found that excuses were all he could gaincrunched,

Each of all these know full well what my whole is ; And cracked both by conks and gents;

A knowledge that's not unattended with pain. And many a truant urchin's hunched

GORGONIA. Both myself and my contents.

192. What am I? Dear Councillors, please to explain I'm a thing of all colours-red, black, blue, or Me, and bring my solution to light.

white, You cannot? Nay, carefully read me again, In country and town I alike meet your sight; And I'm sure your next guess will be right. Sometimes low on the earth, sometimes high in the


Sometimes large, sometimes small, I am seen

everywhere. Let's go a hunting! Well, what shall it be? The tradesman and merchant alike call me friend, Tiger, or wild boar, or what we can see?

For often on me for success they depend;
Tiger? All right! let us mount our good steeds, Yet not for them solely my powers I reserve,
And swear not to stop till the enemy bleeds. The artist and actor I equally serve.
Sce, there is nis lair, now my first you can see,

To seek me in forests would be little good,
Watch for the tiger now warily:

But you'll find me, perhaps, if you look in the He'll fight for his life; you can see he is vexed :

wood; There he is! Now fire at him! he is my next.

I'm scen at the railway, on steamers I pass,

And I enter your cab if you'll let down the wlass; What a beauty he is, and wasn't it hard

I ask questions, although I've no mouth, tongue, or To conquer him! What a great length:

jaw, What a beautiful skin he has got! and those And though I've no hands people own I can draw. paws,

In the garden or greenhouse. I'm not known So suggestive of animal strength!

at all, However, I wish that our weapons were used

Although I have leaves and am fixed to a wall: In defence of the right just now so abused:

My nature is strange - though I'm chain'd to my For my whole is terribly suffering,

seat, Tluagh under the rule of a Christian king.

You'll see me next moment parading the street; TERRA COTTA.

I'm worthless as paper consign'd to the flame,

Yet great is my cost and far-spreading my fame. 190.- PRIZE CHYPTOGRAPH.

In my service the painter and poet engage, Imit itt v&ilki illik up&&od ki@wl.

And ihough I'm no actor, I'm seen on the stage; Full tlmw?gmn 1& Zok &'ll o&kka vpew!,

I'm useful to all, both to woman and man, Od vilki w&!$ &v1 wlžit zin w w!kilhxi!&in web?mu, And now please to tell me my name, if you can. & id visit:llw il?ylk flit w|kqd flmu.


Miss Rosalie Eyre was a lovely girl,

In ball-rooms quite a star,
But, sooth to say, she was rather fast,

As many young ladies are ;
She betted on races, she betted on cards

(Pleasant, you know, but wrong),
And for everything in the way of my first,

Her fancy was very strong.
Suitors she had by the score, at least;

And amongst the rest there came
A cousin of bers, a curate mild,

Harry Parselle by name. He proposed one day; but Miss Eyre replied :

“Now, Harry, just tell me whether You really suppose that you and I

Could ever get on together;
I can't bear the country, my second I hate;

Accounts I never could keep;
And as for the church, in sermon time

I usually go to sleep.
Let us still be friends ;-there, don't run away."

Miss Rosalie rang the bell,
And away in a most unclerical rage

Went the Reverend Harry Parselle.
But love will still be lord of all,

His fortune again he tried,
And before another year was out,

He won her to be his bride.
And now, as a country rector's wife,

Right well she plays her role;
And when her daily work is done,
She takes pleasure in my whole.


194. My first is known to all mankind,

Both young and old must feel its power;
Although 'tis changeful as the wind,

It binds us to our dying hour;
It takes, like Proteus, various dresses,

And each a different name expresses.
My second is a preposition

Used to explain the status quo; I can't say more in exposition,

But 'tis a word you all well know; And if you look in Murray's Grammar,

You'll bring the nail beneath your hammer. My third is often called a vice,

Though Epicurus disagrees; But modern taste is over-nice,

And progress is a growing disease ; So, what with steam and competition,

My third is in a bad condition. My whole's a flower ; in Shakespeare's time

It formed a subject for his verse;
It flourishes in England's clime,

Although the springs are so perverse.
One other clue is all I'll give,
My third assists my first to live.


I'm terrific, when complete,
To an adversary's fleet,

Drawn up in battle array;
Beheaded, Nature's summer flowers,
You may gather in sunny hours,
As by me you pleasanily stray.

C. T. Rre.

196. When my first in the early spring is seen, 'Tis a forerunner of brighter ihings, I weed. My second is but a very small word, The present tense of an irregular verb. My wchole an estimate of world-wide fame, A bag or pack 'twill also name,


Half an alteration,
A terrible altercation,

United, and you'll see
A vehicle of ancient date, -
A vehicle of state,
Seldom used by you or me.

a. A female name.
6. The goddess of pleasure.
c. A country in South America.
d. A heathen god.
e. A mountain.
f. A kind of poem.

g. A bird. The initials and finals will name two celebrated English poets.


199. The painter's ideal and the sculptor's dream, The poet's step to fame, all such I seem; In science I'm the student's greatest aid; Without my help, no problem could be laid; My size is the circumf'rance of the earth; Anon so fine, you scarce could tell my girth. To cross me often is a poor excuse For riot, drunkenness, and foul abuse. A man can boast of deeds of high emprise, But I the lightning drew from angry skies ; I bear the giant engine in its flight, And often brief despatch through sombre night Again, I borrow genii's fabled power, And steal through keyhole into ladies' bower ; When there, in rosy-tinted hands and face, My form in beauty often may'st thou trace. Where cannons roar in battle's deadly fray, When English strength and valour lead the way, Unbroken, I through all their ranks appear, And daunt the foe and fill their hearts with fear; And yet, I condescend to carry swift The glowing words, the lover's welcome gift. The sybil gipsy oft pretends in me To read the future's awful mystery. I am the boast of every lordly race That e'er bore lance in tournament or chase; And yet, in common with the poorest man, I trace my rise when Adam's life began. I glide from sun to earth with burning heat, Yet frequently I'm measured by my feet. I'm round, about, and near thee every day, Now, F.F. C.'s, can you not guess me, pray?


200. I am a little word, meaning to spoil; put my tail where my head should be, and my bead where my tail should be, I am an animal; take out my middle and place it in front, and I am a part of your body; now take out my middle, and I am before you.



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i. Beheaded, a seaport, where dwells with her Whole I am a difficulty; beheaded, a sign of

sire, death; beheaded again, I am a plant, also a

The maiden whom “Ned” will not deign to wicked deed; once more beheaded, I am

admire; animal.

J. J. GORTON. j. And, lastly, a name from beginning to end,

That, reversed, is the printer of "ours the 202.

"Friend" I am a word of eight letters; my 6, 5, 3, is an The initials, straight down, will assist you to animal; my 3, 5, 4, a sailor; my 7, 8, 5, 4, a fish; my 1, 2, 3, to fondle; my 4, 5, 6, 2, scarce; my 5, What I, in all fairnese, aspire to be ; 6, 7, 8, part of a circle; my whole, a celebrated

Read upwards, the finals define what, I fear, Italian poet of the fourteenth century.

As title of these lines will never appear.

Kind readers, adieu ! for my rebus is ended I had a most fanciful dream t'other night,

I hope our
grave brother

will not be ofAs I lay my head on the soft pillow;

fended. 'Twas not of fierce battle, 'twas not of grim

Dear critic! I only just borrow'd your name sprite,

For rhyme and-effect; so please pardon the Nor yet was I toss'd on the billow.


HEATHERBELL. Methought a fair sprinkling of Councillors came To my first at my villa that night,


FLOWERS. The beau and the belle, with the sire and the dame

If April showers produce May flowers, Uncommonly gay was the sight!

l'ü carefully assort my seeds;
Forget-me-Not, Max, Caller Herrin', and Busk, And then between the frequent showere,
With Caractacus, Trip, and St. Clair;

Will clear the ground of noxious weeds.
Kate Sydnas and Giggie, Bella, Gipsy, aud Ruth;
Isabel, with friend Iago, were there.

First I put in, sweet (a) “Constancy,"
Anna Grey, Mignonette, Daisy H., Imogine,

(6) "Your qualities surpass your charms;" De-la-Saux, with the fair Sophy E.,

With rare (c) * Felicity," and (d) “Think of me, Uncle Stephen and Alice, Estella, Katrine,

And that (e) "Disguise," which oft alarms. Gallant Sam and Lucinda the Bee;

Now ()" Sorrowful remembrances,". Gorgonia and Cistus, Rebecca and John,

(9)" I feel your kindness," (h)" I love you," Augustine and sweet Heatherbell;

(i) “Sweet dispositions !” and all these In short, so enraptur'd were “ wifie" and I,

'Will bring (3) “ Variety" to view. The whole of our guests I can't tell ! This right loyal party was as jovial as hearty,

(k) “Flattery," though my great (1) “ Aversion," The ladies with song, fun, and chat;

(m) “ Falee riches have no charm for me ; By the gents was my second most agreeable (n)“ Sleep of the heart," and (0) “ Agitation," reckon'd,

Have brought me to my (p)“ Finesse." As at cards they all cosily sat.

Now, if the showers bring forth May flowers,
But like all enjoyments, this came to a close; With dear bright blue (9) “ Forget-me-Not !”

Long before the bright sun 'gan to gleam; May we not then within the bowers,
Each friend was non est. Disturb'd in repose Greatly enjoy the fragrant spot.
I awoke,-after all 'twas a DREAM!

Then will we raise our thoughts above,
Councillors, my riddle I bring to an end,

To One who makes the flower-seeds grow; My whole's all I ask for our Family Friend.”

And offer everlasting love
Saxox. To Him, from whom all blessings flow.

STANTONTILLE. 204.- REBUS. a. Find a group prizing “family friends " and each other ;

CRYPTOGRAPHS. b. Take from it the head of a juvenile“ brother,"

206. And join to it that of his relative near; c. With one of his “ sisters," so pretty and dear:

c56gf s6p b7e $36," siq bpe d. Then, to what is a feature in every “Friend,"

n5c enpb Isi In314 enp npebe, e. Add the judge who declines or accepts what you

Isi h3p6lp b67en'f si h36se35if send

sf c3en f5kp 23p6b qs6e. For insertion-your pardon, dear ladies! he'd


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JUSTITIA. And the head of a "bachelor” troubled with

208. “corns!”

f?k848-3. 106 60 +?k84 m4=1 ?6k3= *307*69 A. Half of what Mr. Editor “begged to decline;" !I'ęko ? 98?2!4 4hoon3!(!n!t m!h 05 779!18 ? 7?49 (Five-eleventhe is quite lesser half, I opine ;) 05 01- 5:n=.





tar rat, art, tart. -116. Agincourt-117. Sharpset. oz2181v g2 rzlyan3 Izw8kg2y.

-118 An, an, as-- Ananas (the pineapple).–119. w4F2w3 Qlg 8 h3f3 524,

Eye-sore.- 120. Håll. crown.- 121. Electricity. w4E2w3 Qlg 524 h 3f3 d3,

122. Den, ounce denounce.-123. Primroses. 124. w4+2w3 h3 3lun h3f3 w2d3r2i5 Szw3, a. Peal; b. Oratori(); c. KiueN; d. EveninG; e. 8 h2yi3f P2 he L24zl r3. FLORIAX. Rye-grass, Poker, tongs.- 125 Wall, law.-126. 210 -CHARADE.

Charitable.-127. Passport, 128. & Gibbon; .. Jxhekwx co vyhij jxu ijkhts tywwuh tkw,

Echo; c. OviD; d. RicheR; e. GarciA; 1. EnYd inqhsx veh co iused;

cam P - George Pardon - 129. Headless. - 1 30. But

resses. Co mxebu yd bkelu eh Kgh

13). Coal - 132. Nou ense. – 133. A

Yi uluh vqyh husaeduta

penny. - 134. Con est. - 135 Pianoforte. - 136.

Catsup.–137. Nothing -138. It is of little use to 211.- TRIPLE CRYPTOGRAPH.

be happy for a short time, if we thereby render our A. J.-- Ngcajlc oaxv “Bqjunbynjan" rw con elves miserable for a long one.-139. Each day Ojvruy Oarnwloxa,” Vjh.

has its own sorrow, but each day has its own A.W.

-"Cn cs lyguleuvfy nbun nwulwyfs bux -trength; and as we draw near to the close of our nby Yhafcmb fuhaouay uwkodlyx u xjlg qbdwb journey the sorrow decreases and the strength cm un fyumn chnyffcacvfy ci nby jlymyhn xus, increases. — 140. 1 Turkey; 2. monkey; 3. latchubuh u jiyn iz mby bcabymn wfumm limy ni guey key; 4. jockey; 5. donkey; 6. lackey; 7. flonkey; cn nby picu iz miha.

8. Turnkey. -141 Line, mine, wine, dine.-142. 1. It A.N.-Guvf juf va gur sbhegrragu praghel; ohg ought to be put down; 2. The one is "let out," and vg vf jvgu n yngre crevbq jr unir ng cerfrag gb gb." the other "take in "; 3. The first fails

to keep ZANONI. his temper, the second fails to temper his keep; 4.

In the one case we adjusi, in the other we just acd; ANSWERS TO ENIGMAS, &c.

5. Because it is made to strike; 6. Because he puts

every day a check upon himself; 7. Because he (On pp. 333-336.)

who is often get ing“ tight” must be very " loose"; 108. Gang, nag.–109. Cleave, leave, veal, lave. 8. Because he is "put oul" by being taken in."-110. Inter(m)view.-111. Footstool.

143. Squill, quill, U ill. - 144. 1. Wedlock; 2. hem112.

lock; 3. matlock; 4. Havelock; 5. hillock; 6. padTIM E

lock; 7. fetlock; 8. bullock; 9. matchlock; 10. I Τ Ε Μ

forelock — 145. a. Cames; b. Herophila; c. Lees; MI Τ Ε

d Oihrrys; e. Runcina; f. Jardanus : g. SıhæusE MI T

Chloris. - 146. Charlemagne reproving his courtiers 113. Friendship.-111. Popinjas.-115. Start, star, for their expensive dress.

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