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We may be deceived again and again, sally forth from my own fire-side. I should till our trust is crushed and trampled on, indeed be sorry to lose the please its purity tarnished like the broken lilies ; | social breakfast, to which I habitual but never should it teach us to betray. look for breaking away the thin film of Conscience has but few keener arrows ice formed in the night, for-such at les than those which pierce the soul when is my experience, and I may perhaps bar the remembrance of an injury done to many fellow-sufferers-só inherent i another sweeps over it; then the deep shyness in my nature that even in the anguish cloud crossing our sky has no houses of my best friends it often tals light behind. Be true ! be true! never some resolution to screw up may courage b place in the power of lip or heart to the point of descending and entering by breathe the accusation, “Thou hast de parlour, where only the evening before I ceived me !"

Daisy H. felt at such perfect ease. It is & Feet

ness-a miserable one, if you choose

I, and such as I, can no more help it the MAKE YOUR GUESTS FEEL AT our friend Lucinda B. can help writz HOME.

beautiful poems or any other of con I HAVE chosen rather a homely title talented fellow-Councillors can, pen is for my paper, yet its simple directness in hand, help instructing or delighting e stating the case will, I hope, compensate as the case may be. Therefore, all I Sy for its lack of courtly polish. If in every- is, leave me my sociable breakfast, the thing we were willing to forego the form tonic for the mind and body alike, whida in order to grasp the substance more though sometimes rather trying in pros completely, there would, I fancy, be a pect, is always excellent in effect. Do not great deal more happiness in the world. I pray, give us, the shy ones, the perilous Perhaps a hope that, at this season of power of being "nowhere paying and receiving visits, some words morning; for our own good oblige us to of mine might, in one direction, further report ourselves at a rationally early bos such a desirable end, may be the primary in the morning, and reward us for ea motive of this essay, though the heat of self-conquest by a cordial grasp of the the weather and general laziness militate hand and a greeting that will set 3 sadly against any exertion of mind or ease for the rest of the day. body.

Having made this one exception I Of late years a wonderful change has think I am prepared to sanction almas taken place in the art of entertaining all other departures from the old code a company, that is, guests staying in the hospitality. Of course in many parties house. A freedom from restraint and lars we moderate-income men or woma conventional etiquette such as our fore- cannot by any means imitate our riche fathers never dreamed of has been sub- brethren. We cannot put unlimited stituted for the rules and decorums stable accommodation at the service o which used to prevail. I am speaking our guests; neither can we say, * Cone here of the highest circles, in which, if yourselves, and be sure to bring a tribe a we may credit their chroniclers, the host valets and ladies'-maids also ! Posibly and hostess are often invisible until neither of these incapacities can be called lunch-hour collects the inmates of tủe a sore deprivation; yet we should be very mansion, who, having been served with glad to have horses and carriages without separate breakfasts, gather together then number of our own to place at our guests for the first time in the day. In many disposal — points the change I speak of is an im- “Such are denied us, dreamt of still in vain." provement, yet I am sincerely glad that Still we can without them succeed in the circles in which I have the privi- making our friends very comfortable, and lege of moving are still a little old- --highest triumph of all —very sorry to fashioned; they have not yet copied their leave when the day of departure arrives superiors in this particular, nor will, I The process is very simple. Makeevergete hope, at least till I am too old and feeble to feel thoroughly at home and let each enjoy

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is or herself after his or her fashion. homewhere, while I had a pervading Above all, do not be openly and painfully sense that my entertainers were always nxious, as some very good people are, ready to forward any plan for my amuseo provide amusement for your company. ment, I was still free to follow my own Watch over them quietly, just as you devices, whatever they might be. Fould over a party of children, and if one

ILLA. eems dull or unemployed, find work or play for him. But if you have been wise

PRACTICAL FOLLY. n the selection of your circle, inviting

How few and brief are the intervals hose whom you know to be congenial which most of us devote to serious thought, one to the other, you will scarcely have and how slight is the effect of such thought much occasion for your kind offices, and *specially if you live in the country; often, in defiance thereof, do we find our

upon the complexion of our lives! How there are endless sources of interest there selves in a whirl of evil surroundings, to the town dwellers: the very, fact of doing what God prohibits and conscience being surrounded by, green fields and condemns. Small wonder that we flowery hedge-rows is an ever-present restless, dissatisfied, “unhappy !" delight to the healthy mind. The games

This need not be a “world of woe," now in fogue are great auxiliaries

and there need not be any "pursuit of archery, croquet, and their congeners.. happiness.” That incomparably fair genius while every now and then a picnic, is wont to pay her sweet visits uninvited. quickly organised, unlike the dull affairs But she turns her back upon the wilful talked of for weeks beforehand, and then

transgressor, and passes with a frown the so often prevented by a steady down.pour dwelling of him the sum total of whose of most unrelenting rain, will bring a pleasant variety on the scene. And when purposes is to court her smiles. To glorify, the long summer day has passed, and the in word and work, the Giver of all good, household—for surely such it is for the to follow His counsels irrespective of

earthly “advantage," to look upward to time being—has gathered once more in His paradise rather than search for an doors, leave the young people to them. elysium around, is to adopt a course selves to devise a merry way of spending which never yet familiarised the human the evening. They will not find much heart with sadness. Yet we are daily difficulty about it if you have done your attesting our weakness and folly in striving part towards them and broken down all the barriers of shyness and constraint simply to be happy, making the object

of our efforts tbat which we can never that are so universal in society. It is an attain while it is so. Thus is much of ideal of mine-one that I long to see more

our misery self-inflicted, our “labour in universally realised—that for the nonce

vain," and our “strength spent for hosts and hostesses should stand in the

naught."

CARACTACUS. post of parents to their younger guests, mayhap of sons and daughters to their older ; it would introduce the idea of

A MONTH'S FUN. the family into many a stiff and ceremo- I HAVE had sent over, by a friend, a nious group, fusing the various individuals monthly American journal devoted to into a pleasant whole, instead of leaving Fun; and as there are some "good them so many unities. After all it is the things” in it, which possibly the reader effect produced on the mind more than would not otherwise have seen, I shall the actual amount of novelty beheld that string a few extracts from this comic constitutes the pleasure and benefit of monthly under the above heading. associating with our friends. In my own I find in my monthly further news of case it has almost invariably been the three American friends, whose fame is least eventful visits that have left the also European - Artemus Ward, Josh best and most enduring records behind, Billings, and Dame Partington. Artemus and without exception they have been is scarcely good as usual, but we may made in houses where I felt quite at make an extract:

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“ In the mornin' I found my family "Oh! that's it, is it? Well, we needn't were entertainin' a artist from Philadel go from home to find a watering-place phy, who was there paintin' some startlin' to-day; and them that do (confluently waterfalls and mountins, and I morein speaking) go for something else besides expected he had a hankerin' for my eldest the water!' and so saying she poietai dauter.

to a little buffet in the corner, where “Mr. Skimmerhorn, father !' said my old-fasbioned cut-decanter stand, se dauter

rounded by a dozen little glasses." “Glad to see you, Sir,' I replied, in a Here's a puzzler for conundro hospittle vois.

crackers : s. He is an artist, father!' sed my child. “ If a person buys tro apples, and esta “A whichist ?'

both, how many will yet remain !-01 “An artist--a painter !'

corse (cores) there will be two left!" ". And glazier ? I askt. ‘Air you a Next is an Irish explanation of how glazier and painter, Sir?”

a poor fellow attempted to conni No wonder his "dauter and wife was suicide :-"By batin' bis poor ould father mad," and that his wife wondered “why over the head wid a club till he lay fa somebody didn't secure him with a dead !" chain."

A hint for anxious parents:Josh Billings descants on

“What on earth am I to do with the Hoss Talk.-Pedigree is not impor- incorrigible son of mine ? tant for a fast-trotting hoss; if he can “* Dress him in a suit of shepherd's trot fast, never mind the pedigree. There plaid !' was the reply, 'for by so doing is a great many fast men, even, who you will keep him in check ain't got no pedigree. There ain't much A query : "Can a man's anger agains art in driving a trottin'-hoss; jist hold bis careless laundress be called startthem back hard, and holler them ahead choler ?" hard, that's awl. A hoss will trot the “. My dear,' said a gentleman to a fastest down hill, especially if the breach young lady to whom he thought to be ing brakes. Kuller is no kriterion. I married, do you intend to make a fool have seen awful mean hopes of all kullers, of me?' 'No.' she tersely replied, “No except green; I never cee a mean one of ture has saved me that trouble ! » this kuller. Hosses live tew an honorabil Here is a first-rate rebuke to perses old age, and I have often seen them fully who will use “flowery ” language en prepared for deth. Heathens are always and every occasion :kind to hosses; it it only among Christian A surgeon, accompanying a regimees people that a hoss has tew trot 3 mile had his tent appropriated by the colone heats in a hot da, for 25,000 dollars coun- and he complained to the general, and terfeit munny."

wound up by saying that he had not se Sense in nonsense !—what a reproach much as a fly to interpose between his to “Christian people" the last sentence head and the starry-decked heavens above contains !

him !' He received his reply back, Dame Partington thus discourses on dorsed: “The colonel must cause a i Watering Places”

“to be interposed between the doctor's "'Watering places.' said she, 'I don't head and the starry-decked heavens abere think much of now-a-days. They ain't him !""" no need of 'em since the lucky motives An extract from another paper will have ran off the stages; but once, as the not, I hope, be taken as a hint by any old pumps stood by the wayside, under lady reader:the ambiguous trees, with a hollow log **Lady: 'Oh, Charles, dear, I'm afraid for the cattle to drink out of, it seemed my crinoline is falling off!' like a "horse in the desert."

"Startled husband (sold): ‘By Jore! "On its being explained that the places Let's bolt into this bonnet shop meant were the fashionable summer re- I may conclude with an unpablished sorts, she continued :

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an officer in the U.S. Navy. It is en

A WIFE WANTED. titled

I WANT a wife

To cheer my life;
THE CRUISE OF THE “INO."

I care pot what she lacks of beauty,
BY T. V. PARKER.

So I but find

That she is kind,
We're off! we've left th. Fortress' shade-

And knows and practises her duty.
The shore is fading fast;
And now "Outside," " Hurrah !" sings out

I want

wife
Each tapering spar and mast;

Averse to strife-
They're human, those tall, shapely spars

A gentle, unaffected creature ;
Yes, human! in their way.

One who can pass
You'd say so, too, if you could see

A looking-glass,
The joy they show to-day.

Nor stop to glance at every feature.
Where are we bound? look for'ard, there!

I want a wife
D'ye see those knowing "tars?"

With vigour rise,
They'll all agree in telling you

Whose nerves are never in a flutter;
We're bound to see some stars!

Who will not roam,
Well, let us walk upon the poop,

But stay at home,
And gather something new :

And brew and bake, and make the butter.
They tell us Moffau's on the coast,
And hurning vessels, too!

I want a wife
The “Florida" - that pirate craft-

Who through her life
Is "kicking up the devil,"

Was never known to be a flirt;
But if we meet her with our crew

Who'll bring to me
We'll place her on her level.

A recipe
So eet your guns in order, brye,

To keep the buitons on a shirt.
And barnish well your knives,
For if we chance to lose the day,

If such a one
We'll all see Paradise !

Dwells 'neath the fun,
And as I m not acquainted there,

And don't mind leaving friends behind her,

With the author of this
And modest in extreme,

She'll find true bliss
I've no desire, ko suddenly,
To view aught so serene.

By informing him where he may find her.

CALMAR MACMATIAN. One morn-or, rather. afternoon,

Just iwo o'clock, I'll swear,
A sajl appear'd unto our sight-

EARLY DISCOVERIES WITH THE CON-
For tight we did prepare.

PASS.-In the development of the comTo quariers, all! your armour on, We'll teach this pirate free

mercial spirit of the Crusades Providence That we are masters on the land,

is seen in its most manifest footsteps. SitAnd masters on the sea !

ting upon the floods, it opens to new Silence, all hands! aye, still as death, enterprises. The compass twinkling on B--hind he bulwarks keep:

its card was a beam from heaven; that Perhaps i he saucy privateer" Mayihink us all asleep!

tiny magnet was given as the seniory of We're nearing fast, as through the waves

earth and sky. Like a new revelation, the So ynie ly we trip;

mysteries of an unknown world were unBah!' now at lengih we make her out- veiled ; like a new illapse, the bold and A harmless merchant ship!

noble were inspired to lead the way. Dias Alas! and did my finger bleed ?

doubles the Cape of Storms; De Gama finds And did my mother cry? The fight that night, as retty said,

his course to the East Indies ; Columbus was wholly in my eye!

treads the Bahamas ;-and twelve years And thus we toiled and sailed about do not separate these discoveries.- North On various kind of lacks;"

British Review. And the last we heard of Moffatt was

The UNITED STATES AND CANADA “He's gone to. Halifax.'"

BOUNDARY-LINE - This Line, run in acAnd -o at last we faced a hout;

cordance with the Ashburton Treaty, cost Ani, with a charming breeze,

the labour of 300 men eighteen months. We're heading for our camping ground- For 300 miles a path was cut through the Or water- as you please!

ZAXONI.

forest, 30 feet wide, and cleared of all trees.

At the end of every mile is a cast-iron CONSULT THE LADIES.—"When I am pillar, painted white; square, four feet out aking up a plan of consequence," says of the ground; and bearing in raised let»lingbroke, I always like to consult a ters on its sides, the names of the commisasible woman." Bolingbroke was a great sioners who ran the line, and the date.

Montreal Morning Courier.

FAMILY PASTIME.

our con

CONGLOMERATIONS.

With respect, fellow-Councillors, to our cont butions to the Family Friend," if we would la

have reason to expect a prize, let us carefull If we treat others with respect, we may expect to inspect them before submitting them. be treated kindly in return; and if we endeavour

CARACTACLE faithfully to follow the golden rule,“ to do unto

If you inspect others as we would have others do to us,

A case of wedded misery, duct will bear inspection. - Emma S. P.

I should expect I expect a visit from the Bishop, who has pro

You'd surely find the canse to be mised to inspect my house, and we must all pay

That lost respect him such respect as is due to his high office.

l'nlocked the door for love to flee.

DE LA SAUX. They who expect to gain the respect and affection If we fail in respect to others, how can we expect dispositions and outward conduct, in order to

of others, must narrowly inspect their own inward them to creat us with deference? Let us carefully render themselves worths.-KATE LESLIE. inspect our conduct, lest at any time we let slip an opportunity of practising the golden rule, * Do It is very hard to respect those who ezpect unto others as ye would that they should do unto much of us, and continually inspect our vor. you."-CECILIA.

MAIS. If the world were honest we should expect respect Mr. So-and-So, will you be kind enough to only from those who are able to thoroughly inspect inspect this watch for me, and I ezpect you te pre our daily actions and moral course of life. me your candid opinion with respect to its quality. FORGET-ME-Nor.

S. Gozros
When F. F. C's these rhymes inspect,

To many we give love, to more respect,
They'll be so lost to self-respect

And yet of these how few can e'er ex peet
As to say, I quite ex pect

Our inmost thoughts and feelings to inspecto “ Hoop de dooden do !" Nor will our Chief show more respect When our worthy President undertakes to isiped (Bother take the word inspect!)

our contributions, I expect he will not pay part Àll the luck that I expect

cular respect to individuals.-ANNA GRET.
Is “Hoop de dooden do?"

What is upright we respect,
FLORIAN

What is promised we expect,
If we do not respect our parents when we are What is worthy we inspect.-Buse.
young, and any persons inspect our lives, we must
not expect to be honoured in our old age.

"Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever thing

Taplix. are honest, whatsoever things are just, whateverzt Dear Mr. Editor, - Respect for your good opinion things are lovely, whatsoever things are of groei will not allow me io slight your wishes; therefore I report; if there be any virtue, and if there be say hasten to tender my vote for the Detinition Prize in praise, think on these things." Inspeet the abor, favour of Caractacus; and I expect that gentleman and by obeying the injunctiou of the apostle, sa will be duly grateful, therefore, if he is ever may expect to gain the respect of your fellor allowed to inspect the decision of yours, very

creatures.-BUSK. respectfully-HEATHERBELL.

“I am just going." said the Colonel, “ to insper When I inspect the out-door amusements, I find the volunteers, a class of civilian soldiers I respect

, little knowledge to be gained from them; but in but

from whom I do not expect such high excellent respect to the exercise occasioned by them, I expect

as from the regulars.'” - ZANONI. they greatly benefit the health.

Month after month we inspect the contribatiess

STANTONVILLE. of each other, and it is a pleasure to find that It is not advisable to inspect closely the lives of plagiarisms are becoming scarce, thus leading w those around us, if so, we may expect to find the to eexpect the greatest respect from our fellor motives which actuate them anything but worthy Councillors and worthy President.-HATTIB. of our respect.-DAISY H.

Let those who expect to gain distinction and How pleasant it is to roam at will among the respect follow closely on the track, and inspect the wondrous works of nature, and inspect the handi-noble examples and good deeds of the greates & works of our God; how it tends to raise the mind the great,"

which will the more easily enable as in feelings of admiration and respect towards that gain success in life." -JUSTITIA. source from which we expect to (and do) receive all God's works in beauty grow, the nearer we isspe* our benefits.-ZINGARA.

But man's are faulty where we least expect. If we would expect of others their respect, we Oh, then, God's wisdom learn, and Him respect. should ourselves inspect.-IMOGINE.. Mwanza

GIPST.

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