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Men and Monkeys, 164, 273
Mesmerism, 313, 374
Mignonette Trees, 123
Minuteness of Matter, 63


Essex Lunatic Asylum, 255
Every Thing has its Use, 16
Excitement and its Charms, 15
Faith and Friendship, 60
“Fashion's " Devilries, 190, 318
Female Figure, The, 246, 368
Ferns, The Cultivation of, 303
Fish, Artificial Production of, 182, 875

Affection of, 126
Florists' Flowers, 53
Flowers and their Influences, 33, 63, 78

How to make them Bloom, 121
Fly-Catchers, A Pair of Remarkable, 220
Forced Fruits and Vegetables, 88
Fossil Turtle, A, 252
Frog, The, 119
Fruit, Its Use and Abuse, 279
Fruits and Flowers, Degeneracy in Races of, 125
Gentleman, Definition of A, 273
Glove Making Machine, 61
Gnats, To Destroy, 118
Goats in Switzerland, 341
Goldfinch, A Tame, 220

Mules, 53
Gold Fish, 376
Gossamer, The, 130
Grass Lawns, 61
Gravel Walks, Advantages of, 256
Great Cedar of Hammersmith, 11
Ground-Fish, The, of Bootan, 57
Habit, Thoughts on, 72
Hackney Carriage Act, 59
Haddock, The, 61
Hawking, -The Heron, 42, 94
Heated Vessels, A Paradox, 110
Herring, The, 252
Hints to Amateur Gardeners, 48, 111, 174, 238,

251, 252, 254, 256, 304, 346
Home Birds in Foreign Lands, 213, 289, 318
Horse, The, 317
Horse hair Eel, The, 58
House-Marten, 273
Howqua's Own Tea-Garden, 242
Human Frame, The, 355
Hyacinths, and Early Tulipg, 224
Hybridising of Plants, 152
Innocence of Childhood, 335
Insanity, 248
Insects, -Deilephila Elpenor, 128, 189
Insect Life, 44

Strength, 117
Instinct and Reason, 139, 284
Interrogative, An Awful, 223
Intoxication in India, 135
Jealous People, 22
Jeannette, The Amiablo Monkey, 132
Judgment applied to Education, 90
King-fisher, The, 57
Leaves of Trees, Impressions from, 125, 189
Life and Beauty in Damascus, 75

Absence, 223; Action, 27; Affection, 227; Bash-
fulness, 117; Begin Well and End Well

, 128 ;
Botanical Gardens, Manchester, 189; Candor,
311; Charity, 352, 357; Cheerfulness, 32;
Childhood, 268, 315, 331; Clouds and Sun-
shine, 88; Cold, To guard against, 317 ; Com-
panions, 47 ; Confiding Hearts of Women, 253;
Cure for Burns, 315; Cure for Cramp, 313 ;
Cure for Gout, 374; Cure for Lumbago, 315;
Cure for Scalds, 315; Cure for Tender Feet,
188; Curious Petrifaction, 248; Cypress, a
Large, 317; Dust, Value of, 319; Employment,
374; Epitaph on an Infant, 262; Fallacies, 16;
Folly and Wisdom, 312; First Love, 71; Force,
Doctrine of, 311; Forgiveness, 317 ; Frankness,
371 ; Full Purses and Hard Hearts, 368; Fur,
Warmth of, 313; Game, Directions for Packing,
247; Gold Fish, 376; Golden Sun, The, 357;
Good Actions, 36; Goodness, 67, 228; Hap-
piness, 330; Hearts must be Won not Forced,
242; Human Sorrow, 72, 84 ; Humility, 339 ;
Immorality of the Age, 243; Justice and Mercy,
52 ; Language of Nature, 314 ; Love, 112,
123 ; Marvellously-Proper Man, A, 25 ; Mis-
seltoe, The, 295, 315, 319, 320; Modesty, 117 ;
Nature's Eloquence, 82 ; New Planet, 313 ;
“Odd,” but True, 325; Odor of Flowers, 371;
Optical Appearance, 181 ; Our Old English
Writers, 135; Poetry and Its Influences, 318;
Preaching, Object of

, 318; Prudence, 43;
Prudery, 117; Putrefaction, 187; Religion, 16,
22 ; Remembrance, 202; Revenge, 208; Science
and Revelation, 375 ; Sea Soundings, 317 ;
Selfishness and Brutality, 106; Self-Interest,
50, Singular Epitaph, 55; “ Spinsters,” 190;
Stirrup-Cup, 314; Strife, 44; Suggestions by
Steam, 295 ; Summer and Winter, 269, 318 ;
Sweet Melancholy, 83 ; Tact, 231; Taste, 7;
Tears and Laughter, 323; Titmouse, Nest of the
Great, 317; True Greatness, 89; True Ladder
of Knowledge, 355 ; Use, Second Nature, 153 ;
Variegated Leaves, 188, 252; Vice, 134, 333 ;
Wet Clothes, 288; Who is the Most Unhappy?
224; Who'shal Decide ? 185; Worldly

Pleasure, 96.
Mistaken Charity, 337, 351
Mock Modesty,

in an Oyster, 125
Light and Air, Importance of, 32
Lightning, Importance of, 251
Literary Labor,—Drudgery, 374
Live and Let Live, 136
Lobster, Notes on The, 339
Love and Jealousy, 22, 60
Lunacy, 56
Masculine and Feminine, 62
Medical Quackery, 123

Mocking Bird, The, 371
Mole, The, 56
Mont Blanc, 150, 246, 375
Morning Air, The, 2
Moths, To Drive
Mount Vesuvius, 24
Mountains of the Moon, 93
Mulberry Tree, The, 60, 188
Music, Its Effect in Insanity, 248
Nature's Gift to Man and Beast, 354
“Naturalists,”—Improperly so called, 283, 340
New Year's Dinner, A, 376
Niagara, Scene at, 90
Notes on the Season, Nov. and Dec., 372
Nuthatch, Nest of The, 149
Oak, The Evergreen, 128
Obituary,-Professor Adrien de Jussieu, 58

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Observation,-Value of, 125

True Happiness, 68; Village Lovers, The, Ocean, The, and Its Colors, 27, 92

275; Voice from the Church Bells, 90; Oil from Tobacco Seed, 54

What I Love, 78; Winter Nights for Me! 279; Ostrich, The, 250

With Roses Musky Breathed, 87; Woman's Owl, The, 127, 248, 318

Love, 91; Woman's Smile, 92; Woulds't thou Oxygen Gas, 127

be Mine, 136. Palm Tree, The, 314 Parasitical Plants, 61

Poetry, Charms of, 86, 133 Parrots, 52, 53, 186

Poisonous Fish, 118 " Penny-Wise, "&c, 89

Proposed New Park on Hampstead Heath, 50 People who do not like Poetry, 12

Quackery in England, 255 Perfumery and the Fair Sex, 64

Railway Acts and Bills, &c., 255 Photography, 190, 345

Ramble in Darenth Wood, 83 Phrenology for the Million, 37, 104, 165, 229 Rananculuses in Winter, 63

291, 358 Pigeons, Affection of, 317

REVIEW OF BOOKS, AND MUSIC. Pitcher Plant, The, 57

ABC Railway Guide, 286 ; Boys and their Rulers, Plants Sprinkled with Water, 122

347; Cyclopædia of Poetical Quotations, 153; -Motion of, 58

'Dowsing Fork,” The, 342; Fanny Fern's -in Bed rooms, 119

Portfolio, 217; Ferguson's Poultry Book, 343; Poultry, 54, 59, 121, 176, 240, 252, 314, 343 Glenny's Garden Almanack, 346; Hardwicke's

New Plan of Publishing, 344; Hogg's In

structor, 287; Illustrated London Almanac, " Address by the "Devonshire Dove," 339;

348; Illustrated London Magazine, 214, 284, Alas, that he should Die! 200; Bachelor's 341; Lady's Almanac, 342 ; McIntosh's Book Dream, The, 84; 'Beauty!”_362 ; Birth-day of the Garden, 151 ; Naturalist, The, 94, 148, Song, 212; Bright Summer Days are Gone, 216, 283, 339; New Quarterly Review, 217; 277; Bright Vision, A, 88; Come let us part Prince Arthur's Alphabet, 348; Story of Mont with lightsome Heart, 197 ; Could I but find Blanc, 146; Thornthwaite's Guide to Photoon Earth a Spot, 222; Dead Sparrow, The, graphy, 345; White's Selborne, by Sir W. 208; Dead Rose, The, 360; Decay of Nature,

Jardine, 345. 205 ; Dying. Year, The, 258; Evening Hour, Music: – Sailing on the Summer Sea, 192 ; 29; Expansive Heart, The, 350; Fairy King, I love the Spring, 218; Davidson's Musical 367; Fall of the Leaf, 196; Farewell to Sum- Treasury, 348; Hail! Prince Albert, 348.mer, 227; Fate of the Oak, 194; Flowers on Hammersmith Concerts, The “Black Swan" the Tomb, 89; Fond Hearts! Listen, 366; &c., 315-Exeter-Hall Concerts, 349. Forget thee? Never! 354; Fortune and Love, 8; Gentle Words, 53; God, I thank thee for Reading at Meal Times, 120 thy Blessing, 335; God made the World, 132; Robin, The, 318, 373 Hark! 'Tis the Voice of Summer, 10; Heads Roman Coins, 127 and Hearts, 77; Helen! leave thy Silken Rook, The, 216 Thread, 23; Holiness of Night, 116; Holyrood, Roses, 59, 122, 186, 187 144; Home, 352; Hopes, 10; Human Life, Sea-side Manæuvres, 52 200; Hymn of the City, 119; I Said, -you Sea Worm, The, 189 Vowed, 351; I sigh for the Land, 154; If Life Seeds, Germination of Old, 125 be ever Pleasant, 349; It is the Song my Sensitive Plant, The, 53 Mother sings, 330; I would not wish thee back, Shark, The, 184 my Boy, 219; Invitation to the Country,20;

Joys Shrike, The, Red-backed, 283 of Life, 164; Ladies and their "Yes," 21 ; Light Silkworm, The, 97 and Shade, 238; Lines to Mary, 290; Life a Skylark, A Remarkable, 219, 319 Vapor, 355; Live and Let Live, 80; Love for Sleep, 127 Me and You, 288 ; Loved-one's Day, The, 26; Snow Storm in May, 84 Love and Constancy, 87; Love Song, A, 256; Soap Plant, The, 192 Maiden's Dream, 73; Maidens ! take Heed, Sole, The, 126 170; Make Hay while the Sun shines, 4; Somnambulisim, 269 Music of falling Water, 204; My Love is not South Africa, Life in, 28 a Beauty, 299; Nature's own Charade, 135; Sparrow Hawk, The, 55 New Year's Day, 322; No More! 80, 87; Ode Spider, The, 128, 248 to December, 301; Ode to Woman, 280; 0! Sprains, Cure for, 124 Sing again that touching Song, 47; One Glass Squirrel, The, 220 More! 14; Over the Grass, 157 ; Past and Stainbro', and its Feathered Tribes, 247 Present, 260 ; Path of Duty, 147; Pledge me a Stars, Light of The, 364 Health, 365; Praise, 11 ; Primrose in Autumn, Stickleback, The, 148 300; Quiet Hour, The, 29; Rainbow, The, Stimuli, The Uses of, 202 139; Resignation, 356; School and Summer, Strange Fish, 125 12; Smiles, 72; Soon I shall hear my Mother's Summer Deiectabilities, Pic-nics, &c., 29 Voice, 348; Three Voices, The, 44; Time and

Enjoyments, 118 Love, 266; To my “Dove," 366; To a Wife Sun, Power of the, 254 and Children Sleeping, 240 ; To my Suspended Animation, 60 Soul's Idol, 168; True Friendship, 69; Suspicious People, 22

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Swallow, The, 62, 127, 318

Vegetable Physiology, 3, 70, 195, 250 Swan, The, 145, 256

Vegetation, Prolific Power of, 355
Table-Moving, 45, 63

Ventilation, Importance of, 262
New Theory of, by Lunatics, 373 Village Tea Party, A, 20

Vinegar Plant, The, 200

Visit to Mucross Abbey, 13
Blackberry Pudding, A. 241 ; Broken Heart, The Vulgar Error,—“Blind as a Mole,” 266.

113; Christmas Disaster, A, 305; Compli-
ments of the Season, 332; Eccentric Natural- Walton Hall, A Visit to, 205
ist, The, 157; Edith May (with a moral), 217; Wasp, Notes on the, 225
Fashionable Secrets (the Honeymoon)," 177; Water Cresses, 52, 61
Fashionable Weddings, 272 ; Plum-Pudding What do we all Live for? 1, 349, 375
Island, 369; Practical Jokes, 149.

White Wax, Uses of, 56

Wild Dog Spearing in India, 155 Tadpole, The, 119

Wives and Money, 366 Tame Animals, A Chapter on, 192

Woody Fibre, Tenacity of, 55 Tenacity of Life in a Fowl, 192

Woman,-Her Form; How to be Preserved Tench, The, 126

“Beautiful," 368 Thermometers, How to Compare, 124

Woman's Mission, 300 Toad, The, 119

Women of China, 144 Toad-Fish, The, 187

Spain, 134
Tom-tit, Song of the, 149, 248

Women-Cricketers (!) 64
Nest of the Great, 317

Works of Art, and Public Morals, 308
Turbot, The, 255

World, The, and Its Maker, 223
Turtle Dove, The, 51
Umbrellas and Sticks, 63

Yew Trees, 11, 80
Vaccination, 121

Zoological Folk Lore, No. III., 278 Vegetable Life, Curiosities of, 356

Zoology, On the Study of, 365

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Just now, amusements and excursions are

the order of the day. We see multitudes of What's “LIFE?" At best a wandering breath; When saddest, but a passing sigh;

people flocking in all directions; commencing When happiest, but a summer wreath

at early dawn to meet the various steamA sigh of roses floating by.

boats and railway-trains.

Every face be

tokeus excitement. All seem bent on pleaHEERFULNESS, IT IS WELL- sure. If they have but one five-shilling-piece

KNOWN, IS THE CHARACTER- in the world, there are many we wot of who ISTIC FEATURE OF OUR LIFE. would spend it to its last farthing. This is We hate long faces; and where to carry out their great principle,"—for, be ever we find them, we zealously it known, there is a great principle attaching set to work to reduce them to to all grades of society,—but whether a bad the shortest possible length, or a good principle, we do not say.

in the quickest possible time. Thought, reflection, prudence, economy, We do this on the great principle--for in foresight-rule very little among," the peoorder to be “ happy” we must be cheerful. ple” in August. "Fun" must be had. Care The one is the natural consequence of the must be banished. “ The great folk have other. In all that flows from our pen, we gone out of town, so must we. try to establish this truth.

they go ! Yet with all our cheerfulness, let it not be Now we are not against these amusements imagined that we are, or can be, indifferent of the people. Far from it. We would proto the scenes that are daily passing around mote them to the fullest extent. We love to us, or that we fail to sympathise largely with see all the world“ happy” It is to the view what we are necessitated to witness in the they take of "happiness” that we demur. way of sorrow. He who is the possessor of We want to see their joys more natural, their “ a heart,” has enough to do, if he live in ideas more rational, their description of a London, to control the emotions which that “ pleasant day” a little more refined. At heart must feel between sunrise and the close present - eating, drinking, smoking, and of day.

romping, are their summum bonum of enjoyIt may be said, that all people have hearts. ment. They have truly; but all hearts are not As for the devotees of fashion,ếour retender alike. That which causes one to marks can never reach them. They live sigh, will more frequently produce merriment for fashion only. They care for nothing in another. We see this, whenever we walk save appearances. They do not deny it. abroad; and blush for our race.

We note their sufferings day after day, and We have headed this paper_" What do smile at the ennui which attends them in we all Live for ?" We are not going to say their strict routine of severe duties. They what we all ought to live for. Our sentiments dwell in an atmosphere of their own. They on this matter are impressed upon every are not free agents, but move quite at the page of our JOURNAL. We are going to will of others. Men, women, and children, speak of that which is.

pass us daily, whose countenances but too At no season of the year more appropri- plainly indicate how unenviable is the life ately than the present, could we take obser- they lead. Hypocrisy, -conventional hypovations. Every street is full of life and crisy,--sways every action of their life. They motion; all the shops are attractively set have a face for everybody (etiquette demands out; every temptation that can catch the this), and are, we imagine, glad to tear off eye, and draw the purse-string, is exhibited the mask at midnight. It must be a terrible in the windows. Let us watch the passers- part to play! Downright hard work. by. The tempter has but to tempt, and his Drudgery. But let us proceed. victim is bagged !

Whilst those of whom we have been speak

VOL. IV,-1.


ing are squandering away fortunes in the pur the other proceeds from a purer fountain. chase of new bonnets, ribbons, fashionable We allude to those whodresses, &c.; visiting exhibitions, attending concerts, making morning calls, and fritterinig

Do good by stealth, -and blush to find it fame. away their time amidst unceasing gaiety,

Our much-loved correspondent, “FORESfrivolity, &c., let us take a peep at other TIERA," has placed in our hands facts conpassers by-all children of one great Father. nected with the labors of certain religious

Note those poor emaciated, sickly girls, women, that cause us to love the sex better hurrying along with large paper boxes. than ever. She has arrayed her facts in the Those boxes contain what they have been simple garb of truth. The narrative is unsitting up night after night to finish, in order adorned, but sweetly eloquent. Her examples that the painted butterflies of fashion we are worthy of imitation. It is true they relate have made mention of may be rendered still not to England. We wish they did! But more gaudily attractive. These poor, pale they are pleasing proofs of what may be girls, are " in the habit” of sitting up night done, and is done, by many a noble-hearted after night. They are used to it! What woman. We care not where she dwells. care the gaudy, glittering butterflies? No- It is sad that we should require to be thing! "The Slaveys are paid for what taught by foreigners what is “our duty tothey do."

wards God and our fellow-creatures." Yet Ånd see those care-worn countenances, do the documents sent us by “FORESTIERA' that ever and anon fit past us. Does not each prove that we have much to learn in this one of them tell of a heart consuming with matter. Self-denial, privation, poverty, and sorrow? And who shall say what that sor- devotion, prevail largely abroad. Can this be row is ? Perhaps a sick husband, a sick wife, said truly of England ? Kardy indeed must a sick child, or a dying parent, are awaiting he be, who would dare to assert it! anxiously the issue of that hurrying step. No! We who inbabit a “ Christian land," Application, most probably, is about to be must hide our heads when any searching made for the payment of a small bill— long inquiry be made touching our

*** self-sacrisince overdue. The applicant is anticipating fices.' Our lives are patent to all. Whilst a rebuff, and too well knows what he has human misery dogs our footsteps wherever every reason to expect.

Alas! What are we tread, we pass on, Levite like,—without mankind made of ? Hearts are broken daily, feeling much, if any compassion, for the sufby the hundred; simply because people will ferer (unless, indeed, our names are to be not be honest enough to pay what they owe! printed up). Our pleasures must not be inIt has become “a crime to ask for one's terfered with,—nor our amusements inter

rupted. In a word, “Charity begins at But why need we multiply cases of sorrow? home." Is it not so? Daily is the bell heard 'tolling" for the Surely we shall be pardoned for having dead. Daily are funeral processions passing raised the question, -“What do we all Live in array before us. Daily are pictures of for.” Life never could have been bestowed sorrow, starvation, and horror, haunting us upon us for the unworthy purpose to which at every step,—still is the game of life played we are in the habit of applying it. merrily out. Nothing seems to soften a heart

Let us reflect upon this. naturally callous. Selfishness and exclusiveness close the door against all sympathy. Sad, but true!

THE MORNING AIR. Such is the world ! But are there no exceptions ? thank God there are.

There is something in the morning air that, Whilst Mammon holds his court in public, shallow philosophy, adds brightness to the blood,

while it defies the penetration of our proud and there are many secret angels of mercy tracing freshness to and vigor to the whole frame. out the abodes of sorrow, and ministering to The freshness of the lip, by the way, is, accordthe necessities of the unfortunate. No record ing to Dr. Marshall Hall, one of the surest marks is there in the newspapers of their good deeds; of health. If you would be well, therefore if you neither knoweth their right hand what is would have your heart dancing gladly, like the done by the left. This is true charity. Do April breeze, and your blood flowing like an not let it be imagined for one moment that April brook-up with the lark—"the merry

the our remarks have reference to those well- lark," as Shakspeare calls it, which is meaning, but misguided, silly Englishwomen, ploughman's clock," to warn him of the dawnwho, at all hours (seasonable or otherwise); the odor of budding flowers, and all the fragrance

up and breakfast on the morning air-fresh with rush hither and thither, distributing a parcel of the maiden spring. Up, up from your nerveof “ Tracts.” Surely not! We allude to destroying down bed, and from the foul air pent something nore sensible, something more within your close-drawn curtains, and, with the rational, something more pure and holy. sun, “walk o'er the dew of yon high eastern The love of praise too often rules the one; | hills.”


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