Front Cover
 Title Page
 Half Title
 Merry's book of puzzles
 Answers to puzzles
 Back Cover

Title: Robert Merry's book of puzzles
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Title: Robert Merry's book of puzzles
Alternate Title: Robert Merry's New book of puzzles
Physical Description: 96 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Stearns, J. N ( John Newton ), 1829-1895
Hamilton, Johnson & Farrelly ( Publisher )
Davies & Kent
Publisher: Hamilton, Johnson & Farrelly
Place of Publication: New York
Manufacturer: Davies & Kent, Stereotypers and electrotypers
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright Date: 1861
Subject: Riddles, Juvenile   ( lcsh )
Charades -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Puzzles -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1861
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Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
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Statement of Responsibility: edited by Robert Merry.
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General Note: Number from preface p. <3>.
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
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    Title Page
        Title Page 1
        Title Page 2
    Half Title
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    Merry's book of puzzles
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    Answers to puzzles
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Full Text

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Mie gglypie4 RIebqesf tilaondrums, Puzzles,
R igmas, Riddles, and
QalTZONmS roB Twa CBlzU.&S
& ~UusErns & %1WtoobIuorth's

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TIn unezxected favor with which the Booz or Pour.,
No. L, was received, and the many letters ent me, ak-
ing that I should prepare another one, have induced me
to compile and publish this new collection of Panles
for the entertainment of our little friends. It contains
many of the best Enigmas, Puzzles, Charades, Hiero-
glyphics, etc., which have appeared from time to time
in the "Monthly Chat" of M rv's Musm, together
with a large number of new ones, which we present to
our numerous readers, hoping that they may derive a
much pleasure from it a we have from receiving th
many missives containing Enigmas, eto., from our lar
family of Merry.



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I. My fint' a thing that follows m
When twilight' passed away;
My second is an animal
That's useful night and day.
My whole is often felt o' night;
'eI most unpleasant, too;
The sick and weary dread it most:
To thm 'tis nothing new.

I work for my father-a boy in my teens-
And he tells me to plant two small patches of beans
In the first little patch I must make, by his will,
Three hills in each row, and a row for each hill;
In the second he gives me a puzzle indeed,
For the rows the whole number of hills must exceed;
The number of each is a question for me;
And I, gentle reader, refer it to thee.
My first is a mall animal
My second is a snare,
My whole is the enemy
Of my fint, I do declare.
Why is a naughty boy like a postage stamp I
6. Where did Mosegowhehe he wafullsixteenyearsoldt
7. What is the derivation of the word candidate I"
8. Why is an old man like a candle
9. Spell a fop with two letters.
10. My whole is what you daily pay
For bonnets fine or dreses gay;
But if you will remove my head,
I am a useful grain instead;
Behead again, and I am seen
In winter on each brook and stream.
11. Take 9 and 5 and a pronoun, then
In the masculine gender transpose,
And these, if together combined,
Will an ancient city disclose.
19. What four words read the same backward a tor-
18. Why is the soul like a thing of no consequence I


14. Birch and ferale, in old time" school,
Controlled the infant mind,
As passed my first, slowly rehearsed
By Ayroe's drawling wind.
How scratch'd my next, o'er lengthy text
Beneath th' ascendant lash,

How urchin quaked, and fingers ched,
As came th' expected erash.
How with my last eae, thick mad ti4
New terror for the young;
How fingers flew the digits thrnuh
To aid the faltering tongue.
Now shakes the map, and countries lap
Beneath the pointing rod.
SMy whole's fair name," they quick eseleit,
"Lies on Italia's sod."
15. What's that which every living man hath mn,
But never more will see again, I weoe
I. What is that, which, the fewer there are to guard
it, the safer it is
17. U R YY CC a tavern no perfume by a male child,
rsaid the jail does wrong assembly.
18. Your servant, I am a very important personage. I
lay the iron bands that unite these States; I manufacture
the powerful steed that traversne them, and make the huge
steamships that proudly plow the Atlantic. It is I that
cultivate the vast prairies of the West, and hasten the
march of civilization. I was at the creation, and have
,een the rise and fall of empires, and I was the cause. I
was in Nero's power; Luther had me at command. I be-
long to every living thing. At the North, at the South,
t the East, and the West, there am The feathered tribe
n the air, the inhabitants of the fathomless deep, the vol.
ano's mouth, the earthquake's gap, all acknowledge my
lominion. I am sole agent of the world.
19. Why is an unmarried lady always in the wrong
20. What is the difference between a destroyed town
and an scended balloon I



il. The puzzle is, to trace a passage to the temple in the
center from one of the outer openings.
22. Why is the letter D a great reformer 1-
98. Why can not the letter V be een I
24. What reason has Sir Colin Campbell to feel happy
25. What is the difference between a physie an d a

10 MIzaIT' BDUO or rOILLIs.
26. ivide a square into 10 smaller squareY i which
arrange the numbers, from 1 to 16, so that, added hori-
sontally, perpendicularly, or diagonally, each line will be
84, and the square being divided into four equal parts,
the sum oL.he four numbers in each shall be 84.
97. My first is a disordered mind,
My second, a substance for food,
My thud is a lassie, both gentle mad kind,
My whole, a poetical mood.
S. Four letters, I may truly say,
COomprise my little store,
But if you take just one away,
You leave me fifty-four.
29. What youth does not seek for my first with great
To woo me all perils, all climes he will dare;
Once a goddess, now often called fickle and vain,
But a dame woo'd by all, all can not obtain.
My second-what Indian's not proud of a name
Which he shares with his dog as well as the game t
If enough of my first you poses, and to spare,
My whole will be ready to ask for a share-
But, ladies, be warned of my whole to beware.
80. I am sometimes the slave, but generally the mat-
ter, of man; and though in myself evil, all are censured
that lose me. When a slave, I am obedient; but when a
maste, my servants are entirely under my control I What
am I
81. What is that which is always coming, but never
a3. What is the difference between the labor of a seam
strs and that of a farmers

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38. What is that which, If I have it, I do not wish to
lose; if I have it not, I do not wish to have it; if I gain
it, I no longer have it I
84. What is that which hu its head at one end, and its
mouth at the other, which is always in bed, yet often rises I
85. I have a mouth that never drinks,
I have a soul that never thinks,
I have a heel and have a toe,
But have no feet on which to go,
Yet many a mile a day I travel,
Sometimes on carpets, sometimes gravel;
And though I nothing need to eat,
I'm often stuffed with bones and meat;
And sometimes with a little corn-
This is as true as yon were born.
It makes my owner oft complain.
Although I never eat a grain.
All round in every house I go,
Sometimes high, sometimes low;
I help to dress the fairest bride;
I go on foot whene'er I ride;
And 'tis the truth by all agreed,
I go on foot with railroad speed.
I serve the king as I do you-
Please guess this riddle, guess it true.
8. A farmer has a number of spotted pigs. On the
first and second there are 18 spots; on the second and
third there are 18; on the first and third there are 17;
and on the remainder, 5 each. The whole number of spots
S94. How many pigs has het
87. Why is one egg sufficient for a Frenchman's break.
88. Why was the first day a very long one I

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89. A BoUQUrr or FLOWzm:
(1.) A goddess and her snare for an inswt.
(2.) A prelate and part of his dre.
(8.) A ruler and part of a bird.
(4.) A female's ornament.
(5.) A heavenly body, a preposition, and a town
in India.
(6.) A musical instrument and a useless herb.
(7.) A young horse and part of his body.
40. Two Acaosio CONUNDzUMs:
(1.) A drink, and the vessel that holds it. It is com-
posed of a vegetable, one of the Society Islands, and a
preposition. (9.) A piece of furniture, and that which
covers it. Composed of a substance of discount, a shoe-
maker's tool, an island in the Indian Ocean, a small leaf,
and an interjection.


41. My 1st + 2d + 3d + 4th = a number that reads
from left to right the same as from right to left.
My 1st = 4th x 3d -+ d x 26.
My 3d = 25 (1st 4th).
My 4th = 1st +2 x d.
My 1st x 2d x 3d x 4th = lst x 95,000.
My whole is what we all should be.
42. A lawyer's tax and a lover's kiss,
The toll for trouble, the seal of bliss,
With a little art you may so unite
As to make the ancient's source of light.
48. A deceitful bonnet.
44. My first is like my second wise-
My whole is guessed by him who tries.
45. What is that which ladies look for every day, and
are sorry when they find it?
46. Entire, I am useful to the student. Deprived of
my first letter, I am behind time. Transposed, a bird in
the West. Deprived of my first two letters, I am what
you all have done. Transposed, what you all do. Again
transposed, a beverage. My whole, deprived of the first
three letters, is a Latin pronoun in the accusative ease.
This last reversed is a Latin conjunction. My whole, de-
prived of the first four letters, is a Latin preposition.
My whole transposed is a crime. Again transposed, I
am very little. Without my last letter, I am used in
building houses; transposed, I am used in cooking; again
transposed, I am used by shoemakers.
As an enigma, I am composed of five letters. My
1, 6, 8 is a body of water. My 8, 2, 5 is a liquor. My
5, 8, 1, 4 is a point of the compass. My 1, 5, 8, 4 is a
place to rest. My 8, 4 is a preposition. My 1, 5, 8, 2 is
a fish. My 1, 3, 2, 5 occurs every day.

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47. What great poem is like a child'L dream 1
48. Why did Joseph's brethren put him in the pitt
49. Why is E the laziest letter
50. In the early glow of a summer's day,
My firt was sparkling bright;
In the form of my second it trembling lay,
Thus forming my whole aright.


51. My firat weeps onward o'er the plain
Where all is joy and peace-
Whee stand fair fields of waving grain,
And blooming flower and tree.
It turn the joy to-misery,
The fields to deserts bare,
No longer bloom the flowers and trees,
No smiling peace is there.
When darkness falls upon Ihe earth,
And banishes the day,
From out my second issues forth
The fierce wild beasts of prey.
My whole an ancient tower and hold,
Of castles strong and grim,
Held trust and sway so stem that none
Could enter but by him.
56. What English poet should the Catholics think
most of
58. If it is evening now, I ween
I am before you plainly seen;
Transposed, a tree I shall disclose
That in the Torrid region grows.
64. What party is it that.never enters into an election
with high spirits I
55. Half a circle, a common cipher, and twice your-
self is an animal.
66. Why are the harbor-master, the village gossip, and
the owner of a portrait gallery alike t
67. When do ladies in the street transgres the laws I
68. Why must Satan be a gentleman 1
59. Why are trees the most reliable sentinels


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6S. I omprie nine letter. My 6, 8, 4, 1 is t in
mundi, antomy, botany, and heraldry, and is sometime
a fag. My 8, 5, 9 is both a military and mining expra
don. My 7, is the name of a Hebrew letter, My whole
is a modern wonder.
8. Who wa the agricultural poet
4. When Is a man obliged to keep his word


65. My first' a time for tranquil rest,
With which the weary world is bleat;
My next, a preposition small,
I think is known unto you all;
My third passed through a noble wood,
Where straight and tall the green trees stood;
But when it ceased its noise and sound,
The trees lay level with the ground.
My whole's a bird, whose wondrous power
Makes musical the midnight hour.
66. Why is an idea like a pig
67. What is that which, while it lives, constantly
changes its habit; that is buried before it is dead; and
whose tomb is valued wherever it is found I
68. My first we oft do with regard to our friends,
Should fail not to do for each gift that God sends;
Take it backwards, pronounce it, and then you will
Speak a word of less use in the English and Greek.
My second is something you surely must be
Before you can draw out a sentence from me;
Spoken backwards, you'll mention the name of a place,
Known to fame for its service to one of our race.
My whole is an adjective, good in its way,
That ought to describe the attempt of each day.
69. Bcuorr or AxAOanA. (1.) A short mile. (9.)
Cash is empty. (3.) A strange poem. (4.) Mother's pain.
(5.) Sisters enough. (6.) A single thing.
70. (1.) A mere pond, (2.) Forget pails. (3.) Cold air.
(4.) A free port. (5.) A great mist. (6.) Tin can covers.

71. (1.) Tip find gin pie. (9.) Blot her zero.
79. Why is a withered apple like an old maid

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73. My first is one of those twelve sisters fair
Who visit the earth but once a year;
At her coming, away flies winter and care,
And my second will soon appear.
His perfume floats on the wandering breeze,
Along the vales and among the trees.
My whole is the name of a lovely flower
That blooms in the shady vale;
And it reigns a queen in the wildsome bowr
Among the lilies and violets pale.
Now gues it, and from its lowly bed
ll take it and twine a wreath for your hed.

MAI'S fr.
An old Ilon, but full of loud precti a philosophy,
and admirably adapted to the prsnt :tat of things.


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5. Why does a duck put his hed under wat
76. Why does he It it up
77. Why can not the letter V be divided

78. Five hundred and one, and four and fve,
Combined in order aright,
Make an epithet used to express
Anything glowing or bright.
79. What must every cobbler breathe I
80. What is the greatest curiosity ever collected I
81. Who was the dryest poet I
8S. Entire I swim the broad, blue sea;
One lIter take away,
The rest will strong and healthy be,
As you will surely say.
One letter from this last erased,
And tipplers all step up to taste.
88. What is the disease from which most newspapers dial
6. My first denotes a well-known feast,
Long held sacred in the East;
Done to umbrella or book, 'tis plain
You'll ne'er be able to do it again.
My second is a word complete,
Which in conversing all repeat,
A word, and yet so very small,
One letter taken away you have it all.
My third possessed by everything,
Man, beast, hill, dale, lake, and spring,
Though 'tie strange, 'tis strangely true,
It's never found the same in two.
My whole an adverb in optics known,
Its parts I've given-the whole now shown-
Arouse your thinkers and scowl your phis,
While you study to say what the secret is.
U. What are the cheapest berries



86. One eve as I walked by Dundalk's pleasant harbor,
My last in the lap of fair Thetis did lie.
My first is a tree in the midst of yon arbor,
In" Edward your friend" you'll my second descry.
With my first and my second, then, use transposition,
And my mystical answer you'll easily san.
I owe you the whole, so with all expedition
Send forth the solution as soon as you can.
87. Two sisters we are,
Great burdens we bear,
By some we are heavily premed;
We are full all the day,
But in truth we may ay,
We are empty when we go to rest.
88. What is most devoid of interest
89. Who is the readieat wag I
90. Who are the most enthusiasti suckers I
91. Why is love like a canal

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Si. Without my nt the earth would bear
No lovely trees or dowers lr,
For all beneath the lear, blue sky,
For want of it would pine and die.
My second is a gambler' game,
And you no doubt will know it name.
My whole's a well-known battleeld
Where Frea hmen were compelled to eld.
98. What tree dos Uncle Frank carry in hil hand
My ntA t must grace legal deed,
With its companion frm and red;
Its help in marriage too they need,
Before the blessing can be said.
My second half a hundred i*,
If in the shortest way you spell;
You soon must guess me after this,
I may a well the secret tell.
My whole, by his celestial strain,
Bean the rapt soul to worlds above;
the Great Creator's power proclaima,
And tells of the Redeemer's love.
4S. When was Adam like a bashfl poet I
96. Why is a young bride like one rejected
97. I am composed of ten letters.
My 8, 6, 8, 5, is a load noise.
My 1,10, 7, is a nickname.
My 8, S, 4, is an inseot.
My 1, 9, 8, is to do wrong.
My whole is a country in the IEtern OatieU
08. When is charity like a top
99. Why is your brother like a corn-boxt



101. I am composed of ten letter.
My 7, 2, ,, 4, 6 is an Orientl salutatia.
My 1,, ,10,9 is a prt in music.
My 8,, 4, 61 is a domestic animal.
My 7, 2, 6 is a nickname.
My 6, 4, 9, 7 is the Eucharistic service of the Bo-
My 6, 8, 1, Queen of the Fairies. [man Catholics.
My 8, 5, 7, 9 is a favorite with the gentlemen.
My whole, though an important character in his
tory, never spoke but twice.

108. I am composed of twenty-two letters.
My 21, 20, 19, 19, 22 is a town in Austria.
My 19, 20, 17, 17, 4 is a river in Prussia.
My 19, 12, 2, 8 is a town in a peninsula of Europe
My 13, 18, 18, 3, 14 is a town in North Carolina
My 17, 20,19, 2, 1, 20, 1, 19 is a town in Ar
My 8, 5, 19, 0, 17 is a town in New York.
My 17, 2, 8, 10, 20, 4, 9 is a town in Francm
My 19, 7, 2, 8, 15 is a town i France.
My whole is a celebrated maxim.

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104. My first a tint, not rich or rare,
But simple, soft, and plain,
Boats not the regal red of rose,
But paints the waving grain.
My next, a useful little word,
But yet so very small,
That if the least you take away,
You take its very all.
My third, another little word,
Calls now for your reflection;
I prithee name it very soon,
For 'tis an interjection.
On prairies vast of far-off West
My whole roams wild and free;
The Indian eats his goodly flesh-
It doth with him agree.
Scoff not, ye epicures of taste,
Sweet seems the wholesome dish
To famished chieftains and their brave
Pray what more would you wish I
His soft fur maketh garments warm
When snows drift o'er the plain;
Surely the warrior from my whole
His very all doth gain.

A place of happiness.
106. My tirst is a preposition, my sooond a prepostion,
and my whole a preposition.
107. Where is happiness always to be found
108. When is a butterfly like a kisal


109. Why is a little tuft of hair,
Upon a rabbit's leg,
Like to a plaited border fair,
Which ladies very often wear I
Answer me this, I beg.
110. Spell red rogue with three letters.
111. Entire, I am an animal that's known to all full well;
Out off my head, an animal, much larger, it will tell;
Curtail me now, and, strange to say, you'll very quickly
find, [behind.
Although you've took but half away, there's nothing left

112. Cut off my head, and neuter then I am;
Cut off my head and tail, and, true to say,
I am a treasure, given by God to To light him through life's dark and dreary way.
What is my head cut offl A type of toil-
An admonition to each lazy drone,
Teaching industry, though in homely garb,
Male, female, neuter, each and every one.
What is my tail cut off I A fragrant herb,
Brought hither from remote and distant shore.
Head, tail, and middle, now combined, I form
A mite, compared with rich and plenteous stores.

114. A lady, entire; made hatless, a gent;
Beheaded, and streams within me are pent;
Made bodiless, now, a verb, sir, one views;
Leave naught but my boots, and printers me use.
If shoeless, then Latin or wines will remain;
Deprived of my feet, a state of the brain;
Made trunkless, a word of infantile lore;
Or hat take, and shoe, a lady once more.
115. What has shape and size, yet no beginning r end I
116. What runs while it stands still I
117. What goes from place to place without moving


118. My first is glowing brightly
Beneath the summer sun;
Its wayward course as lightly
And joyfully doth run;
To bathe within its cooling depths,
The boys consider fun.
A troop of merry children
Have left their noisy play,
But still their hearts are cheerful,
And their faces blithe and gay,

80 maIIT's sooK or PUZZIIs.
As they gather my fair second
Along the woody way.
My whole, a lovely flower,
Floats on the streamlet fair.
It flings a fragrance round it
Upon the summer air;.
More beautiful to me it seems
Than rubies rich and rare.
119. Suppose a railroad car be going at the rate of a
mile a second, and on it be a cannon with a charge suffi-
cient to send a ball a mile a second. Now, if tle cannon
be fired in the direction opposite to that in which the train
is moving, and the train stopped a mile from the spot
where the cannon was fired, will the ball be one o twoo
miles from the train 1
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191. Why is the letter S like the sewing-machine 1
123. My first is often seen in Broadway.
My second is seen in the forests of Africa.
My whole is an humble flower.
193. 0 can B 501 not within F 40.
194. Why is an infant like wheat I
195. Why was Bunyan's Pilgrim like a robber I


126 What skillful housewife does not know
When, where to place my first I
When nicely done it will not show;
Conspicuous, 'tis the worst.
My second all the world must do,
Either with head or hand ;
In different ways the same pursue,
On water or on land.
My whole a picture is of life,
Varied with good and ill,
With bright or dull, with light or dark,
Arranged with art and skill.

IIAR BB loved a maid,
He loved her to XS,
And XIId his NRGG
2 C her and conf8.
Said he, A meeting I'll proQB,
B4 the day is past;

In spite of all my NMEE,
She shall B mine at lt."
Was older and BD,
FMN8 and gentle 9,
Some thO she was Divine.
But poor IIAR made her X,
She sid he was a calf-
0 spoke in his Bj.
She said, Should U go on UR nIE,
And melt away in TRR,
Or WR atlOtions 4
The future 50 years,
U still would 0 B 9 me,
UR not 2 my mind;
So pray B YYR, sir, and go
Some better maiden find."
DR MLE, my love's XS,
Prithee X10US,
XQQ--give-and love me, or
I'll take an OPS!"
Andsohedid. Alas poor man
Kind reader, shed a TR,
He took the OPM so strong,
It laid him on his BR I
128. Why should a wheelwright be an orator
129. What tree ought to be a good magistrate I
180. Why is a Turk like Samson's lion
181. Why i a passionate man a vulgar man?

Manly's BOOK or Pvzajno.

189. The sire of one whom rashness slew,
Who for the Hebrews battles won,
The Bible tells, with record true,
Was of my first an own grandson.
My next is found in meadows dry,
Though not a shrub, nor vine, nor tree.
Without its aid each man would die,
Yet with it, men would poorer be.
Whene'er unequal we compare,
In the attempt my third must aid-
Four fifths of England's ancient heir,
Or price by debtors often paid.
A fish, or beast, or reptile large
My whole may be, but none can say.
It swims as well as any barge,
And many see it every day.
188. My first signifies great attention; my second not
so much; and my whole not any.

A certain state of the ocean.
185. An animal and its habitation. It is ool1,idof
an ancient philosopher, a goddess, a group of sIndW in the
Indian Ocean, an image, and a tree of classic celebrity.
186. Why is a farmer never a bachelor f


137. When is a ship like a book
138. Why should a sailor always know what o'clock
it ist
139. Why, when you count the masts of a ship, do you
always count wrong ?
140. How can a ship's company always have fresh eggst
141. Why is the first chicken of a brood like the fore-
mast of a ship ?
142. Why is a ship sailing along the coast like a church
143. Why are iron steamboats like calamities
144. Behold, through boundless space
I glide, and leave no tract.
Transposed, you see me now
Guiding the sturdy plow.
gain, the city's wall
Before our strength must fall,

t14. Rigid and holples here I lie,
With my storm-worn face turned to the sky.
Good puzzlers I pray pity my painful condition,
And give me relief by a quick transpoition.
Once free, all bob-tailed and pine trimmed I'll y
through pages on pages of musi-Oh, my I
In my dancing boots hemi,"
And crinoline "demi,"
An jaunty cap smi,"
How gayly I'll flit through the "rests" and the
"bars 1"
And run through the "gamut" quite up to the
And there by a sudden and strange transposition,
Stay held a long time in this frightful position,
And acquit myself, too, with a great deal of honor
In the throat of some sweet-voiced and gay pri-
ma dona."


147. What is it that is fit a circle, then a semicircle,
then nothing; that when it is a half, is a quarter, and dies,
but never dies
148. My first is French, my second English, and my
whole Latin.

MB33T'8 BooK or PrnUILJ.

149. Chasing waves lightly the sea-foam is wreathing,
Spray-gems are cresting the stern, rocky shores;
O'er my first gently the sea-winds are breathing,
While music is dripping from swift-plying oars.
Sweet spring hath lavished her heart-gladdening
Summer hath flown with her bright, blooming
powers, [re-
And with them departed ad sorrows, gay pleas-
All gone to the past, with their oft, laughing

And soon will chill Winter his requiems be singing,
And low winds be sighing o'er earth's beauties dead,
And hollow woods leafless their bare arms upflinging,
Shall tell of my second and bright glories fled.
Tinkling and chiming my whole from the mountain,
Echoes sweet music through leaf-hidden dells,
While coy lilies, pelted with drops from the fountain,
Shake soft, rippling laughter from out their pure bellL

Keth d


151. My first is a place where ships may safely stay,
After being tossed about day after day;
My second always will maintain command,
Wherever found, upon the sea or land;
My third-although we spell it not the same-
Is a good member of the human frame ;
My whole to travelers useful will be found,
As they from place to place are moving round.
152. My firt the boys welcome in winter with joy,
And delight o'er its surface to run;
My second is ever a favorite toy,
And my whole is the best of all fun.
153. In what kind of skin was Adam clothed I

maNrXT's 00 or PUZILII.


154. What resemblance, or difference, between a cat
and a document
155. Can you tell me why
The deceitful eye
Can best descry
Upon how many toes
The pussy-cat goes I
156. Why is a cat biting her tail like an economist I
157. A word of one syllable, easy and short,
Which reads backward and forward the same;
It expresses the sentiments warm from the heart,
And to beauty lays principal claim.
158. A word there is, five syllables contains,
Take one away, no syllable remains.
159. Soon as I'm made, I'm sought with care-
For one whole year consulted;
That time elapsed, I'm thrown aside,
Neglected and insulted.

40 MIBn1's SOONK 01r rUIL,.

160. My frit reigns supreme in the land of the blest,
Wherever it dwells there is bliu, there is rest;
My second, a joyous-winged tenant of air,
Oft carols to cheer us, when laden with care.
My whole, of all pets is the sweetest and best,
And in Africa's groves builds its delicate nest.
Oh! lightly your hours and your moments would
If yon all had my first, and were all like my whole.

169. Clad in a suit of professional black,
A lawyer am I. With a zeal never slack,
Whether willing or no, still year after year,
Assiduous ever, my caws you must hear.
By acquirements I'm fitted to shine in a college, I
.Am, quite beyond question, most learned in
168. I'm a very good walker, and often wear shoes,
But a shoemaker's bill I would always refuse;
Though I often am strongly attached to a cart,
I never have really liked it at heart;
Though I never make bets, to the race I go,
And win and lose all of the wagen. How so
164. Why is the letter A like noon I


A dem amudla fruit.
A fop and a wild bt.
Awlagad naulgtor.
A g aed al frait.

The ornamental
part of the hnd.
A hlvy moothing-


Thlnp of no ooe-
qunan, and Intru-
menta of pnnlohman
A ooohklg-vml,
nd 8 ciphem.
A country in the soutl
of europe.
A sl he


A domttao fowl md
wild frit.
What qi do, and
long luf.
A hbe and a rooky
Running ot

Baii p t~ai.

Isa ~5



167 Mu nnIT.
Rocks piled on rocks. Its growth began
Ere life's first breath was drawn by man.
Deep buried in fair Nature's breast,
Outstretched it lies, in peaceful rest
Its seeker parts the ocean wave,
Perchance to meet a watery grave;
Or in Golconda's fertile mines
Its hidden home maylip he find.
Heroes have sought its wily power,
To aid them in a darksome hour;
It willing helps whenever they will,
Though mother wit must aid them still.


169. All is my first, so is my second, and also my whole.
170. My first keeps time, my second spends time, my
whole tells time.
171. My first is nothing but a name,
My second is more small;
My whole is of so little fame,
It has no name at all.
179. What is that which is enough for one, too much
for two, and nothing at all for three I

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178. My second is an insect small,
My first will keep you warm-
Although, when not beneath control,
Twill often do you harm.
My whole you'll often see at night,
And flying, it emits a light
174. From what motive would you jump off a rail.
road track I
175. The tumult of my first is o'er,
And weary, faint, and pale,
The soldier seeks his home once more,
Within the quiet vale.
His children by my second play,
With laughter ringing clear,
But now they throw my whole away-
Papa, papa is here I

176. "What relation is that gentleman to you I" aid
one lady to another. She answered, "His mother was
my mother's only child."
177. What is that which, by adding something to it,
will become smaller, but if you add nothing, will grow
178. Why is a bick baker impolite 1


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180. What is it that a pudding has, and which every.
thing else in the world has also
181. Although I can not stand in fight,
I dearly love a battle,
And every year upon me grows
That childish taste-a rattle.
182. What poet does mamma think of when Bobby
falls into the fire I


188. My first is a fowl that waddles about,
Which, though blessed with a tai, has neither
gobbles nor snout;
Though it sarce ever flies, yet it oft flaps its wings,
And the choicest of songs are not those which it
My second, a term used by drinkers of grog,
Though found on the ox, never grows on the
Its uses are various, and when there's naught
in it,
It can call you to dinner inside of a minute.
My first is much valued by the farmer's wife,
My second by the bullock engaged in strife;
Now, gentle reader, if at guessing you're lucky,
You'll tell us the name of a town in Kentucky 1

184. SX these Drs. 3 can show,
There's Doctor, and Dr., and writ so.

185. What two authors wold you recommend to
schoolfellows I


186. My first you wil. find in your grammar;
My second you will find in your arithmetic;
My whole you will find on your clothes
187. There is a thing that nothing is,
And yet it has a name,
Tis sometimes tall, and sometimes short,
It joins our walks, it joins our sport,
And plays at every game.

189. I'm a strange, mysterious thing,
No one knows from whence I spring;
Where I go no one can tell,
Yet you all must know me well.
Ever since the world began,
I have been the life of man,
When I leave him cold he lies,
Yet my being never dies.
Art depends on me alone,
Nature is my lordly throne,
And of knowledge here below,
All things but myself I know.


JiYi. Ihe wintry morn lwrceas origlt ana clear,
The shades of night recoil,
When forth from home the woodman hies
To his accustomed toil.
His path leads up the rugged steep
That frowns above the meai.

48 ManRY' BOOK or PUZZLas.
And when the summit he has reached,
He mee my first Indeed.
The splendid hall is bright with glare,
The throng assembled gay-
They sit around in various groups,
Engaged in various play.
Some faces wear a wreath of smiles,
Some bear a thoughtful frown-
A smile of triumph lights his face
Who casts my second down.
When trouble comes, and anxious car,
And want afflicts the soul,
Ti then we look above for help,
And then desire my whole.
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198. How shall I swallow a door I
198. Why is the letter U the gayest letter in the al.
phabet t
194. Why is U the most unfortunate letter I
195. What is the difference between two and a half
fish, and two, and a half fish.
196. Why should a watch never be dry I
197. Who is that lady whose visits nobody wishes,
although her mother is welcomed by all parties?

3M8MY'l 3002 Or PUZZLXG.

198. Why is a watch-dog larger at night than he is in
the morning
199. My first is an animal, noble and grand,
Which my second provides for, to use and com-
M[y second's an animal, grander still,
Who guides both my first and nmy third at his
My third is a palace, a prison, a slhll,
In which miy grand second nmay travel or dwell;
My first and my third are tashionedi to bo
An aid to my .cllond iLn l:uil an on sea;
My ti1 lue is ain alt which clploy s mly filrt two
When lly first to my secnlld priUves usetfll
While miy secCld is ab'c lmy fir t to subdie,
In all which my third has nothing to do.
200. Why is oe murder a arim, and Mfiy not eo

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901. How luscious my first with its pale, golden huel
Suggestive of meadows o'erspangled with dew,
Where the maid singeth blithe by the babbling
As she milketh her cows at soft eventide.
My next is endowed with strange musical powers,
And constant he sings through the long summer
Alas I for his song there are no thanks to pay,
His friends are but few, and fickle e'en they.
How gorgeous my whole in his gay painted dress
Bright thing of an hour-life is all happiness !
As he basks in the sun, or flits through the air,
Fond whispers of love to some roe-belle to bear.



203. Who is that general that goes through all countries
without an army, takes up his quarters in any capital,
raises money from every village, and is welcome to the
house of every nmni
904. My whole is niieteeu, and no more,
Take away une, and leave a score.

33331's l001 OF PVZZLZA.

905. Seated upon her prancing steed,
Her cheek all freshly blooming,
A maid, through forest, vale, and mead,
Enjoyed my first, with little heed
To clouds so darkly looming.
Make speed! make speed! delay not here,
The storm will soon o'ertake thee;
Well may thy spirit quail with fear,
Thy courage all forsake thee.
Alas I ala I with deafning crash
The quivering branches sever;

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And now the lightning's deadly flash
Descending on that maiden rash,
Death paled her cheek forever.
Her friends to do my next shall come
With bleeding hearts to-morrow,
Then leave her in her last long home"
Unconscious of their sorrow.
My third the mournful tale shall spread
With slow and solemn measure;
While lifting up its grateful head,
Upon the maiden's flowery bed,
My whole shall give new pleasure.
206. What piece of money is the most difficult to
reach 1
207. Why is study not conducive to the health of a
king I
208. My first is a useful insect.
My second is an interjection.
Without my third the stars would be sailors.
My fourth in 1773 caused quite a commotion.
My fifth is fifteenth in the company to which It
"Without my sixth we would have no night.
My seventh is what tih eunuch said to Philip.
No mother is without my eighth.
My nintl is one third of man.
My tenth is always first in morning, but never
Appears in night.
My eleventh is alike in old and young, but never
ir. Inmll.
Without my twelfth the nuns would be among
the missing.
My whole is admired by all and visited by


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209. My first is a preposition; my first and second is a
river in Asia; my third we must do to be succeesful; my
whole is necessary to success.
210. Why should a bee-hive never shut its eyes

211. In any triangle, a perpendicular from the vertiae
angle upon the base is equal to 18, and a line connecting
the middle of the other two sides is equal to 11. Wha
is the area
212. I am composed of four letters, and am ubed bj
Transposed, I am a mineral.
Transposed again, I am used for traffic.
Transposed again, I am a valley.

213. Two women went to market to sell their eggs;
one had more in her basket than the other; the one who
had the most said to the other, "Give me one of your
eggs, and then I shall have double the number that you
have." "No," said the other, "give me one of yours,
and their. we shall be equal." How many eggs had each
of these women I
214. I have no head, and a tail I lack,
But oft have arms, and legs, and back;
I inhabit the palace, the tavern, the cot,
'Ti a beggarly residence where I am not.
Were a monarch now present (I tell you no fable),
I still should be placed at the head of the table.
215. Three feet I have, but ne'er attempt to go,
And many nails thereon, but not one toe.
216. What snuff-taker is that, whose box only gets the
fuller the more snuff he takes
217. Place a ten-cent piece on the table-cloth between
two half-dollars. Place a tumbler on the two half-dollars,
so that the dime shall be under the middle of the tumbler.

The puzzle is, to withdraw the dime without touching it,
directly or indirectly, and without disturbing the tumbler,
the larger coins, or the table-cloth. Describe the manner
of doing it.
218. What is everything in the world doing at once


219. Complete, I'm a very bright color, you know;
Beheaded, as black as a carrion crow;
Curtail me, fair cousins, but give back my
And I'm a small weapon, sharp-pointed instead.
220. Entire, I am an emblem of royalty. Take off my
hat, I am a thief. Then take off my head, and I am a
%21. A shoemaker makes shoes without leather,
With all the four elements put together-
Fire, earth, water, and air,
And every customer takes two pair.
22. IIow would a man drink a glass of wine, and not
lot it go down his throat I
223. A mischievous urchin may soon do my first,
If he meet with a tea-pot or ewer;
My second brings on us both hunger and thirst,
And my whole thirst and hunger can cure.
224. Who are the coldest and the most divided people
ia the world 1
225. Why is a carpet factory like an old sailor I
226. Why is a stutterer's speech like the population of
the earth I

227. irward from the dewy east
Glide the still honrs of my first
Ever, ever have they been,
Ever will be e'en as erst.
When this spacious earth was not,
Chaos reigned, confusion dire,
Kept I watch, ordained by God
O'er this shapeless ball of fire.
Next, my second would you find,
Lists of prepositions scan,
But you'll find it, I've no fear-
If you try, I'm sure you can.
Hark I the tempest rages loud,
Fierce waves break on rocky shori s-
Sky and sea together toss,
Angry heaven its torrent pours.
Through the mid-heaven booms the crash
Of the thunder's heavy roll,
Streams of vivid lightning flash
Through the air from pole to pole-
E'en Eolus' cave wide oped,
To the howling winds gives vent,
And 'mid the noise, my third's roar
With my whole's sweet voice is blent.
998. My first's an apology;
Transposed, a loud sound,
Again, I am whitish;
Still, again, I'm a bound.
229. Complete, I wander through the world-
My motto, Slow and sure;"
Bulieaded, and the heaviest blows
I suffer and endure;
You may behead again-but still
The operation makes me ill


830. An island in a southern sea
Was once my home, and I was free.
Strange is my tale. One fatal day
I sang a song. Near by there lay
A crew of Spanish buccaneers.
Scarce had my ditty reached their eals,
They followed, seized me fast, and tha,
Imprisoned me-those cruel men-
In a close jail, with iron strong;
My only crime, a careless song I
Now in your northern land I dwell,
A captive still, but, strange to tell,
That which they made, in other days.
My only crime, is now my praise.
Cherished for that, by beauty's care,
My prison is both bright and fair;
Choice is my food, my bed of down,
My coat is cloth of gold, a crown


Of gold bedecks my head, and still
Happy, my careless song I trill.
And now, my little miss or sir,
Name me this dainty prisoner.
231. Away, away o'er the lovely plain,
Through tall rank grass and waving grain
My first bounds on; but the hunter's dart
Speeds fast through the air, and strikes his heart,
And he falls upon his native plain,
Over which he ne'er will bound again.
While from his wound the blood doth flow,
The film on my second gathers slow,
And the hunter comes with his bended bow,
And soon my first is rudely laid
Beneath my whole's fair spreading shade.
232. Wheu is a pork merchant like a Britislr general
once conspicuous in this country I
283. My first, if fixed aright, will help
To guard your goods at night;
And for my second we oft do
That which is not wise or right;
And many when they make my whole,
Feel evident delight.
234. I am part of the human frame,
Viewed one side or other, always the same.
Spelled with three letters, and yet with one,
I'm in every weight, but not in a ton.
Of many colors-black, blue, gray-
I am very useful, all men say.
A few words more, and I have done,
I am here and there with every one.
235. What relation was Moses to his father


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286. I'm a hunter by trade, and am fond of the sport,
And most of bird-hunting, for that is my forte.
In the goose line, indeed, I am somewhat notori-
The geese rather like it, and I think it glorious.
But there's one kind of sport that I can not ad-
I do hate to see a great beef-eating squire,
With his dogs and his flunkeys-a blood-thirsty
Pursuing a poor little fugitive's track.
It's cruel, I think, and I don't see the fun in it,
Still, as custom demands, I sometimes take a run
in it,
And politely retaining disgust within bounds,
I endeavor to come out ahead of the hounds.
987. Why is a farmer, digging on his farm, like a sne.
pseful California gold-digger


288. When Joseph from his father's care
Was by his brethren torn,
And grieved and weeping in despair,
Far from his home was borne;
And when their consciences reproved,
And made them fear the worst,
The brother whom they should have loved,
They put into my first.
And when the summer son shines bright,
And all the world is merry,
My second comes before your sight,
If you divide a cherry.
And when the Patriarch's servant saw,
As Bible histories tell,
The fair Rebecca come to draw
Fresh water from the well-
With joy the maiden lie beheld;
Love, pleasure, filled his soul;
Stooping, his transports he withheld,
And for her filled my whole.

240. Why is a fashionable lady like a rigid economist I
241. What proper name, of six letters, can be trans
posed so as to form three other words ? .



242. Why is a too scrupulous coad-water man very near
to breaking his pledge 1
243. To-day I'm seen as a busy machine,
And I toil for man like a slave;
But, readers, beware! I as oft am a snare,
A rogue, and an arrant knave.
To man I'm a bane-for I've thousands slain,
Who sleep in a drunkard's grave.
944. What is more destructive than an active worm I
245. What city do you find in a wine bottle I
246. Tremble lances pastimes and cart corn r curious
fenced purchase the labors of any other drink small pre-
position ist whoever wrote.


247. My first is first in marriage,
And means to injure all;
My last affects his carriage,
And makes the drinker fall.
My whole is found in every book,
Oft noting what you think;
And, stretched beside the running brook,
It rests upon the brink.
348. Why is yesterday like an amusing game

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250. I am composed of eleven letters.
My 8, 4, 2, 7, 9 is sometimes made of the bark of
My 1, 6, 3, 10 is much longer in Sweden than in
My 9,2, 5, 10 inspires us with courage.
My 5, 6, 10, 11 is a part of a bridge.
My 10, 4, 2, 5 is what young ladies ought not
to do.
My whole is the name of a celebrated fortune.


251. My first, a well-known tree,
In many climes is found;
My next in orchards, we
Find scattered on the ground.
My whole a fruit from tropic lands,
Brought North a goodly price commands.
252. Why is a bee-hive like a bad potato
253. When is a frog, king of ravens 1
254. What bird does a sailor most dread 1
255. Entire, I am man's bane on earth,
And turns to misery his mirth;
Cut off my head, and then you'll see
A coin oft used in Germany.
256. Why is a fisherman like a miser

257. I am composed of thirty-four letters.
My 13, 32, 23, 4 is a kind of bark.
My 2, 23, 18, 7, 14, 10 belongs to the cat race.
My 20, 28, 21, 25, 21, 9, 24, 8, 23 is a kind of
My 8, 32, 22, 8, 21, 25 is a leaf-stalk of so.e
My 15, 32, 8, 30 is a kind of fur.
My 5, 25, 23, 34, 26, 6, 12, 33 is a plant.
My 17, 16, 27, 25, 5 is a kind of powder
My 29, 31, 12, 11 is a throne.
My 19, 1, 33 is an abbreviation.
My whole is the name of a book and its author.





259. Why is time ranked in the masculine gender I
60. Why is a stick of candy like a hore I
261. Why is a bachelor's opinion of a man worth

202. Though I am larger than a dormouse,
I can not say that I'm enor-mous;
Wings like the birds I've none; but these
Perch not higher on the trees.
Ask you of my business there 1
Thlt's naught to you, I answer square.
It's nuts to me, though, I declare I
Half my story I've not told;
Long is the tail I could unfold.
263. What noun, a monosyllable of two letters, con-
tains four adverbs, four prepositions, two interjections,
half'of a simpleton, three fourths of a corner, four fifth
of a vegetable, nothing, and is a part of eternity 1
264. What monosyllable of two letters is the name of
a man, or of a woman, or of a fowl, or of a mouse, and
reads the same backward or forward i
265. Of what profession is Bores I

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266. The farmer looked well both inside and out,
He knew that my first would be lurking about.
His pretty daughter my second drew on,
She was going out with the doctor's son.
The doctor himself to the garden came,
And asked for my whole by its Latin name.
A beautiful flower whoeo purple leaf
Can conquer your pain and sooth your grief.


268. Man's faithful friend, his willing slave,
I bide with him forever,
E'en though his pow'r I sometimes brave,
And scorn his best endeavor.
If from my whole he cut my tail,
Ie'll but increase the power .
To use me long for woe or weal,
Through many a lingering hour.
Dlut if he meddle with my head,
It from my form to sever,
From henceforth let him live in dresd-
Im changed to wrath forever.


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a8 uMF.N5'S UVoK I'!- PU'ZZL8.

A muscle from the arm of the l.w.
A splinter from the post of honor.
A timber from the ship of state.
A thimbleful of the milk of human kindness.
One of the horns of a dilemma.
The tip end of the North Pole.
A feather from the wing of an army.
One of the tone of the Great Rear.
A hook for an ancestral line.
A rail from tle pale of the church.
The horn of an Irish bull.
Some of the contents of" a pretty kettle of fish."
A hoop from the skirts of a forest.
A spoke from the wheel of Time.
A bolster for a berl of onions.
A few stitches taken in a coat of paint.
The needles with which Washington knit his brow.
A log from the drift of a discourse.
A fish from the stream of life.
A pebble from the hill of science.
A corn from the foot of a mountain.
Tears from a weeping willow.
A'lock of hair from the head of a discourse.
A feather from the bed of a river.
A shingle from the roof of the mouth.
A shoe for the foot of a tree.
A button from a coat of paint.
A glass of spirits from the bar ot public opinion.
The contents of a box on the ear.
A few filings from the bar of justice.
The rope with which an audience hung upon the word
of an orator.
A buckle from a belt of woodland.


269. Tis evening, and the fire burns bright I
Come, children I come and play I
And by my first's bright cheerful light,
Frolic and spout away I
Tis summer noon. My second neathh
The children rest a while,
And twine, with wild-flowers, many a wreath.
The moments to beguile.
Within my whole they wander now,
And hear the soft, low s'gh
That murmurs from each waving bough
When winds go whispering by.

70 UXZar's noo F or rFuZZLs.
870. Seven letters constitute my whole-
My 1, 7, 8 requires control;
My 2, 6, 5, 4 denotes a year,
My 1 and 7 a term quite dear.
My 2, 5, 6, 7 is a name,
My 3, 4, 6 from Europe came;
My whole in print-shops may be seen,
And oft is taken for a queen.
271. If water could se,
What would it be I
272. Was there ever a good preacher who never learned
to read


274. Find a number whose square multiplied by 2 and
added to thrice the original number, shall
equal 651
275. Why was Gillot, the pen-maker, a very wicked
976. A certain man signs his name thus:
Who i; he, and in what city does he reddeI

MIRax'? 0ooK 01 PUZZLIA.

277. On Alpine heights 'mid endless snows,
Higher than Switzer-hunter goes,
Unawed and tranquil I repose.
Yet, judge me no rude mountaineer-
The lovely girls of far Cashmere
Caress me much and hold me dear.
And well they may; no Easterp king
Gives to his love, for offering,
Such shawls and scarfs as I can bring.
Thus much, no more, will I confess me;
I've told so much e'cn now, that, bless me,
You are myself unless you guess me.
278. (1.) Transpose an animal into a bird.
(2.) Transpose a tool into vitality. [another.
(3.) Transpose one woman's name into that of
(4.) Transpose a nautical term into a fish.
(5.) Transpose a man's name into an article of
(6.) Transpose an adjective that qualifies sensible
people, into disagreeable people.

TS MKnlT's noo oF rOP LIU,.

A new feature from the face of the country.
A tooth from a honey-comb.
The thread of a discourse.
The optic nerve from the eye of a needle.
A wrinkle from the brow of a hill.
The heart of a great city.
A page from the Book of Fate.
A drop of blood from the heart of oak.
A needle for the thread of a discourse
A splinter from the arrow of love.
A leaf from the tablets of memory.
Key to the gates of happiness.
One of the dregs from the cup of fate.
A piece of the cloak of iniquity; also a sample of the
fabric of lies.
The hood of deception.
A drop of water to wash out the stain of dishonor.
A ring from the finger of lime.
The wing of the dog that flew at me yesterday.
A spark from the lamp of truth.
The glance from the green-eyed monster.
A.farthing splinter from the penny post.
A key for the fet-lock of a horse.
A birth-day gift for the mother of pearl.
A curb for a bit of bread.
A bone from the elbow of a stove-pipe.
A few pieces of a broken heart.
A cap for a head of cabbage.
Some wild oats from a crop raised by a fast young man
A whetstone for the shoulder-blade.
A suit of clothes for a body of divinity.
A new string for the city beau (bow)
Pantaloons for the legs of a triangle


M79. What is the difference between a fisherman and a
truant school-boy I
280. I went into a wood and got it; when I got it, I
looked at it; and the more I looked at it, the leu I liked
it; and I carried it home in my hand because I could not
find it
281. When is a gooseberry pudding not a gooseberry
pudding I
282. My first, if you do, you won't hit it;
My next, if you do, you won't leave it;
My whole, if you do, you won't guess it

988. I am composed of 32 letters :
My 9, 11, 80, 19, 27, 5 is a day that any look
forward to with pleasure
My 7, 2, 22, 4, 5 is a desirable mood.
My 24, 10, 14, 8, is a boy's name.
My 26, 18, 18, 28 is an article of clothing.
My 6, 80, 17, 10 affords much amusement to
My 28, 81, 97, 11, 82, 5 is the name of my
My 29, 26, 10 is by some esteemed a luxury.
My 1, 17, 8, 25, is the name of an animal.
My 12, 31, 26, 26, 13 is the city of the prophets.
My 20, 21, 17, 15 is found in every house.
My whole is well known to the 20,000 Merrys.

288. There is a word of three syllables from which if
you take away five letters, a male will remain; if you take
away four, a female will be seen; if you take away tree,
a great man will appear; and the whole word presents
you with a great woman. What is it t

25fl3'l 0OOK 0 PUZSL28.

W86. Ive a long neok for testing, and yet I do think
There are few care u little as I do fuc drink
I never eat sweetmeats, my dinner is plain,
But I long for the desert, and leave it with pain.
My temper is not of the bet-being Asian,
And I get my back up when there's little occasion.
887. Go, search through all your grammars,
And if you look with care,
Among the prepositions
My first you will find there.
Far down in old earth's bosom,
Where patient tiner toil,
My next is what they do there,
As they search for wealth the soil.
When Britain's hosts inaded,
And war's alarms were heard,
Roused by my whole, our fathers
Fought, bled, and saved my third.
988. Why are soe of the ladies of the prest day
like the lilies of Scripture


889. I have but one eye, and that without sight,
Yet it helps me whatever I do,
I am sharp without wits, without senses Pm bright,
The fortune of some, and of some the delight,
And I doubt not Pm useful to you.

291. If a boy were sent to a well for 4 quarts of water,
exactly, and he only had a 3 and a 5 quart measure, how
would he manage to get 4 quarts of water in the 5 quart
292. I an an ancient battle-ground;
A measure, too, I guess.
Transposed-I'm what we all must have,
Yet want not to possess.
Transposed again-I'll be, indeed,
A trial of a horse's speed.


998. My first affords but little light,
And is seldom seen but in the night;
Spelled backward, and 'tis very plain
They oft destroy the farmer's grain;
My second is enjoyed, you'll find,
By nearly all of human kind;
My whole is a compounded word-
I can't be felt, I can't be heard,
I'm something to be seen, no doubt,
Now see if you can find me out.
194. Why is virtue like a star
295. A duck before two ducks, a duck behind two
ducks, and a duck between two ducks. How many duck
were there in all I
296. Complete, a portion of the land
That juts into the sea-
Curtail me, and I'm often seen
Upon the head and knee.
Replace my tail, remove my head,
And Im a cunning quadruped.
Wanted-The spectacles for the nose of a tea-kett.


A fragment from the tablet of fame.
A fragment of the curtain of night.
A feather from the wings of the wind.
The mane of a clothe-horse.
A knot from the board a man paid twenty shillings a
week for.
The shell of a "hard nut."
A piece of the root of all evil.
A fire kindled by the heat of argument.
Pebbles from the path of honor.
A tire from the wheel of fortune.
A link from the hymeneal chain.
A finger from the hand of destiny.
A rocker from the cradle of liberty.
Lining from the Cape of Good Hope.
A blast from the trumpet of fame. (Set to m ido.)
A piece of the pith of a remark.
Some of the sands of life.
Time's scythe.
A stop from the organ of speech.
The mirror of truth.
Three'threads from the warp of life.
A bit for our saw-horse.
A paper from the press of a crowd.
A piece of the track upon which a train of circam-
stances ran.
* The keystone of an arch look.
The string of a rainbow.
An arrow from the quiver of an aspen leaf.
The tail of a clothes-horse.
The drum of a mountain-ear.
A bag of gold deposited in the "bank whereon the
wild thyme grew."


Tha Pum.a n, TO n@r no M3 3 ro n5 O 0mwn wru.
owr Caoe was L.am

997. On rock and ruin, and in wood and dell,
You'll find my first-its beauty who shall tell!
When Flora weaves her garlands, pink and
My second in her loveliness is queen.
My whole within the gentle maiden's bower
In modest beauty blooms, a fragrant flower.


299. 801000E 1000EN R 500EA500 9 ORTUE BUT
AME S A5050 E650.
800. Entire, I am a useful seed;
Behead me, I am warm indeed;
Behead again, and all do me
Again and a conjunction see.
801. An odd and wayward thing am I,
The sweetest and the worst;
Useless for fuel or for food,
Yet tenderly I'm nursed;
And though alone 'mong earthly things
Am I with reason born,
The most unreasonable thing
That ever saw the morn.
Never was aught so well beloved,
So careless and ungrateful,
And yet you once resembled me,
So do not think me hateful


302. Complete through endless space I roam,
And countless millions call me "home;"
But when transposed, it is confessed,
I dwell in every human breast.
One letter drop, and through the grove
A free and happy beast I rove;
Another gone, and you'll decide
I am to science near allied.
If now transposed, by all 'tis said,
I guide the ship and heave the lead;
Again-I am a quadruped.
Curtail my whole, transpose, and lot
I flow for sorrow, joy, and woe;
Behead me now-I truly claim
To be a portion of man's frame.
Curtail-and then replace my head,
And I'm a fragrant herb instead;
Transposed-I'm known to paint and ag
As goddess of an ancient age.

808. My tirst with the dairy-maid often is found;
My second on summer days frolic around;
And so does my whole, over mountain and dell,
So now, gentle reader, my name you must tell.
804. What is the difference between a saw-horse and
Ssen horse
805. My first is an interjection; my second a pronoun,
my third an interjection. What is my whole t
806. I am composed of seven letters.
My 6, 8, 4 is a beast of burden.
My S, 4 is a pronoun.
My 1, 6, 5, 7 is sometimes an uncomfortable
My whole is a native of a foreign country.
807. What figure is that, half of which has the same
ralue as the whole 1
808. I am composed of sixteen letters.
My 2, 12,16,14, 6, 9 is what every one should be..
My 15, 5, 7, 11, 1 is the name of a gum.
My 8, 15, 13, 14 is a name for surface.
My 11, 4, 5, 3, 16 is a girl's name.
My 13, 10, 3, 1, 6 is a game.
My whole is the title of a beautiful song.
809. Entire, I signify treatment; behead me, and I be-
come an herb; again, and I am an unlimited period of
810. Once transposed, 1 am not I, no;
Again transposed, I am on it, no;
Change me again, I am no not I-
What am I, then ? I wait your reply.
811. When is a lady not satisfied with seven beaux!

EU322' 5 001 0 PUZZLE11.

819. My first, if Sharpeare tells the trtL
Must lie uneasily,
In spite of pillows downy soft
And purple canopy;
For on his brow he wear the sign
Of many a weighty care,
And even in his lightest dreams,
Its burden he must bear.
My second dwells beside the sea,
And leads a toilsome life,
To win from out its restless waves
The food for child and wife.
But if I had to choose between
The fortunes of the two-
A something that Pm very ams
I' never have to do-

4 UnaM i's Boo0 or PUOsZLS.

I'd take my second's humble fare,
And scantly-ooverd bed,
And cot beside the sounding sea,
Before my first I'd wed.
8& come my whole-a brilliant bird,
With proudly-lifted crest,
A sheen of purple on his wings,
And scarlet on his breast.

814. I have a heart, but have not any head-
I have a mouth, though none e'er saw it fed;
Though I am hard of heart, I ne'er have cruel been;
Although I have a beard, I never had a chin;
Though I am well in health, in bed they let me lie,
But always take me out before the hour I die: -
Oft taken out of bed, I never am put in,
SAnd when I'm taken out, 'tis but to be tucked in.
115. At dawn of day my first sings lightly,
My next the hunter buckles tightly;
My whole an emblem is of those
Who change with every wind that blow.
814. My first is the name of a game, in sound; my
second i, in sound, an interjection; my third is the top
of a mountain, in sound: and my whole is the name of a


317. Why is a top like a lay horse
818. Why is a hungry boy like a wild hore I
319. Golden autumn-days are here,
Forest leaves are red and brown;
My first upon the bushes near
Drops its scarlet clusters down.
But my second stands alone,
All its ugliness revealed,
For the sweet white rose is gone
Under which it grew concealed.
Never mind I my whole stands yet,
Stript of some leaves it may be,
But it can not quite forget
All the glory of the tree-
Tree which gave its own sweet name
To an author of our land,
One whom we most proudly claim
Foremost of our gifted band.
890. How do we know that David and Solomon wee
both tailors


821.. My first is what every one hopes to obtain;
My second a wide-spread and treacherous main;
My third is the name of your tenderest friend;
And my fourth had neither beginning nor end.
Arrange these initials, my whole will be seen,
The best place on earth, though weree ever so
There happiness, love, and contentment abide,
And pleasres which earth can not elsewhere pro-


322. Why are men most likely to be stung in their
323. What are the smallest insects mentioned in the
324. In summer evenings warm and still,
My first will oft appear,
Though not a cloud hangs o'er the hill,
And stars shine softly clear;
It darts in fitful gleams the while
Athwart the heaven's space;
Most like the dreamy fleeting smile
Upon a baby's face.
My second was the school-boys' dread,
When Dickens went to school-
The penalty above his head
For broken law and rule.
My whole uprears its slender spire
Against the stormy sky,
Eager to catch the spark of fire
Which others tonch-and diet


1. A u ha no leg, but mcadal
ha wing (Ale eye ha mow legs
batted cedle he swings.)
2. NIght-mae.
8. 11 hll, 18 row, 8 hills n row.

4. Mone-top.
6. He won't stick to his letters
without Ulcking.
6. Into his seventeenth.
7. From medis,, whi, from the
Romen cutom of candid tes for
ofoe wearing white robe.
8. They can not stand without a
9. D&Y-D(and)y.
10. P-r-ice.
11. NIne-v-eh.
12. Name no one man.
is. It ls hmuteri.
14. A-pen-nane.
16. Yeterday.
16. A seret

17. You are too wie to sdls un
lnocent penon, mid the prisoner
18. Acton.
19. She Ise-mim.
20. 'heonelersiedtotheground,
the others r isedftom'the gr .
21. Commence at the Afth opea-
i fo the right hand, on the

22. It makes mn mend.
28. It Is in(vidble).
24. Heisln Lehnow.
26. One Is a capper, the other a
muoeer (,oroerer).

2 16 1 8 2 18

6 10 11 8

S 61 7 12

4 16 14 1

so. temper.
81. Tomorrow.
82. Ones ewhatehbelgate
Other gather what he eon


IL. A lw-mlk 6f. A oaw.
4. A rivr. A. A ollection of ptak"-
abOod, Pportta--poor tiaev
1 pip _67. When theyr shat their math
S1 (No. 1,6 "pt; No.they carry conal d weapon
6 dch). 811 An lmo'da kanesom at
87. It, fe aem (Rou8gh). a imp o' ihLt
69. lBaiiue the, wnr hfl to
89. Thken was no Eve. m n. a t
IS. T wo aioe v bark.
t. (.)Tam (4)B1h- M 0. PlWeotmabr posolh
'aiP. (S.) m.'s'lM th. (4.) which you would not bear your.
L, trs"e. (6.) &u or Bsth-
lehe. (.) Bugle-weed. (7.)Colt' 61. Onellar1yTr)ptrodul (deaoce)
foot. more m l-chl than muay a thl
40. (1.) T-Uad-P 2. Leviathan.
A T 8. Cowper.
(2)T-- 64. When nobody will take It
a.O 866. Night-ln-gale.
LIte T 6 Yoo must otcbh t bdbe yon
SC on pen it
1,. .I.LD.-- 51--ea 67. heilkwm.
42. Photb (ft-bus). 8. d-able.
48. False-hood 4. (1.) lothermal. (2.) Me
44. UMke-Wie. p ,ic. (8.) Pomegral" (4.)
MIa-thrope. (6.) Blighteoua..
46. A hole In their stocking. (.) Nightngl
48. Sel-laie-teal-at-4t-te-ts- 70. (1.) Promeade. (2.) Prol-
t.nsl-ult-d t-.lt-lMt. gata. (8.) Cordlals. (4.) Perfonte.
47. Yong's NightTh (.) lstrate. (6. Co-trL
71. (1.) NlppInlhdget. (2.) Oher-
48. They thought it a good open. holr. ()
Ing for a yowun man.
72. It s difficult to be pared
49 It I alwas In bad. (ped).
DO. Dew.rop. 78. Mayflower.
61. W r-dm. 74 A this tBim whe the gne
62. A. Lao. complaphnt that money lk mo rsmo It
must be an act of kindus to Irom
U. Imp-pia. tmoeyl Low they oun"m forme
the Tompeueae Paty. I l quint you with the tw



mnt of money atchien, the certain
way to ll empty pocket and how to
keep them lwys full. Twosdmple
re well obred il do the be .
am. lt. Let honety and induce
be thy onstent oounmpni. c1.
rd omu cat every da lae thano
th clr gain ;-'Then shall thy
pru -M begin to thrive, thy
ndltore will never lnMll thee, nor
want oppri, nor hunger bite, nor
Doerty ree thee; the whole
he phe will hle brigter, and
pleuur spring up n every corner
of thy heuer Now, therefore, em-
bnoe thee rulee and be happy.
78. For die ren.
76. For 0 ed eImn.
77. It is I diviible.
78. V-vlr--d.
79. KHb lat.
80. A back debt
81. Dry-den.
82. Whale, bale, Ie.
88. Want of drulatio.
84. Lmt-l-form.
85. Btrw-berrieL
86. r-eddhlp (Med-Uip).
87. Two hoeLe
88. A bck debt
80. A do' tail.
90. Intea.
91. Itissource of lternal trani
9. Water-loo.
nThe p -te.
OL Hmd4L


96. He is ahamed of his n
ditty (nudity).
96. She Is di-mlH-ed.
97. Soeegumble.
98. When It begins to hum."
99. Thneoae lt your 6w Xn ,ud
the other your -wlabi.
100. addedto 8 mase 4,whld
divided by 2, and oe added to
leevt 8.
101. Belel's am.
102. ErIm Heteket.
108. Hoesty I the bet polley.
10. Bufhlo.
106. Par of dce (Pardle).
100. In-to.
107. In the dclcery.
108. When It ellghteon talp.
109. Fur-be-low.
110. Fox.
111. Foz-o~-o.
112. Bt, B (bee), I (esy), T (ti).
118. AcdclI la srelie to y a
studious rmn.
114. b-d4m.
116. A rig.
116. A dock.
117. The rod.
118. Water-10y.
119. Two maie.
1O. To be win, we nmd eqid-
Ill. It Seali neadlsee eedem


12. Dandy-Uon. 180. Hea i a Oto-an ad a
muscle (Mueul) mra.
128. Nothing can he done without M
great efort 181. Hela not a a man.
124. When it head Is heavy, It 182. Levtthan.
mat be cdled. To be t forum e,
t mnt be thrbhed. 188. Carelm.

12 He w a hih way man.
12. Pt ch-work.
127. lsish Beebe loved a maid,
He loved her to eoeem,
And exercised his energies
To Me her and cooMs.
ald e, "A meting I'll procure
Before the day ls put;
aIn sit of all my enemi*
8lse sWh be mine at lut."
Now, usuly. Emily
Was tender and benign,
IMlnaate and gentle, too-
Bome thought she was divine.
But peor Isah made her crom,
he mid hesM a calf-
slk= spoke In his behalf.
&ae mid, "Should you go on your
And melt away in tean,
Or double your attentlaon for
The future fifty years,
Too tll would nothing be to me,
You are not to my mind;
Bony be wir, air, ad go
ame aettr mldena ind."
"Dear Bmly, my love's exces
Prithee exteuate;
us, forgive, and love me, or
rlltake an opiate I"
Andlobedid. Al I poorman I
Kind readr, Ihed a tea;
He took the opiom so strong,
It ld hlm an hi bler
13. Ise I ak wman. u.
13. Th older would make an
IdMerm .

184. Hgh tide.
185. 8-ocmte----

188. He is alwy a huband-ma.
187. When it Is outwarl bound.
188. He s always going to me.
189. Beausn they have fore (4)

140. The captain can order the
ship to lay to (2) at any time.
141. A little in advance of th

142. It is often wounding.
148. They are hard-hlpe.
144. Maa-urm--raEL
146. Stone-note-4tet.
146. Dishonest rlaroverthrow a
state. (Di o nest rules over thn
waist eight.)
147. The moon.
148. Latin.
149. Waterfalls.
180. A wisoe eo msketh a gad
101. Port-man-tan.
162. Boys In wnter weloemenmow,
Tha, I'm iertan, a m t Imow.
Ahfalritoyte balle'yourscand
tow.abdithebelatoffa hnotknd d


168. Ben. skln
16. A ethu h aws the endof
her paws; a decument has pause at
the end of its daul.
165 Thoe of deceit
On bt counterfeit (count
her feet),
And so, I suppose,
Can bat count her toes.
1586 Becase she makes both ends
157. Eye.
158. onosyllable.
159. Almanac.
160. Loveblrd.
161. Man leap often without see-
nlg where.
182. Crow.
168. Hone.
164. Itsthe mida. If day.
166. Goose. Patrtidg Cabbage.
Fish. Whips ad trifle Potatoes.
econ. Drke. Ddeuon Wal-
nnt. Shrub. Champagne Port.
Burgundy. Madeira. Ubon. Sack.
Hare. Spinage. Gooseberry. Tur-
key. Hock. Chestnuts.
166. (Private watchmen wa-cab-
bow-tall-knight two guard houss);
or, Prvte watchmen walk about all
eight to guard houses.
167. Strat-gem.
168. BMs of weather flock to-
169. Also.
170. Watch-man.
171. ame-ler.
172. A secret.
178. FIre y.

174. A looo-moive.
176. Battle-door.
176. Her son.
177. A hole In a tocklng.
178. He isn ill-bred (braad) mn.
179. When the cook crowed ia
the ark, didn't all the world hear it
180. An end.
181. attlenauke.

182. Robert Burs.
188. Goom-horn.
184. In Eux these Dotors three
Doa may view-
Do Long, Doctor Short,
and Doctor Askew.
185. Bowle and Fielding.
186. But-ton.
187. Bhadow.
188. Poverty dld wealth will
only recoil on the ldler.
180. The human sou.
190. Sol-ace.
191. Diet cure more than physic.
192. Boltit
198. It i. always in fun
194. It is always in trouble ad
195. Two fish.
196. It has a running spring Il-
197. Mis Fortune.
198. He is let out at night, ad
taken in in the morning.
199. Honrse-.munhlp.


200 OMe awfsl-L make It
201. Battey.
SL Cooel your tongue for fr
it wUl oM ne m.
208. Goeral Pot
XK. ZICt 2.L
anL xm-xx.
206. Oater-bury-bll.
2 A fr-thetg.
207. It kaps him always a think-
lug (thin kig).
908. Boeton common.
20. In-de-try.
210. It is always a bee-holder.
211. 19t
212. Lxd -e--dM-a e
218. Seen and re.
1. Chak.
16. A dis*
218. A Pl et mand
217. The c inct moved by Sge
ly ed g the cloth till it com
218. okrw older.
219. P-in-k
0M. Omwn-cro-w-row.
ai Blckstlth.
22 By adio on hi head.
2St. Beak-let.
2. The Pol.
226. It dMI In long yar
M. It li dvided i-te-matim

228. Ple-p .psd--pal-.4
229. aeill-mil-dL
280. CUnary.
281. Beckyte.
282. When he ls peeai g ham
283. Bar-gin.
284. Eye-I.
286. His couin, a well m his
father. (8ee hod. i. SD and Num.
mi. 69.)
28. Gun.
281. They both dig in vla (ta
288. Pitcher.
289. A friend to.i (toed a) I.
(u's) an iemv &t to-morrow
(tomb o ro).
240. She akes a great bustle
about a meu wlkt waste) .
241. Andrew--wnder, weaden,
242. Becmaue 8 crnplea uke a
243. Gin.
244. The "till" worm.
246. Cork.
214. Shakspeare play and dra-
mas (dray mal) ar equeald
(weimqwalled) by the wrke of any
drmU it who ever wrote.
247. Mar-gin.
SB4. It is pat time (pumim).
149. Honesty I the but poly.
20. Moll Pitober.
281. Pleppe.


23. O k s behoUw the o4her

2M. Whe be I cr ow king

25L. Nlahke
MM. Trouble.
S. He lea s-ll4sh-man.
257. ove me Utle-love me
sgW.-Ciri Re .
28. Good latntion will never
jouifr ill astk
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210. The more you Ikk It, the
Ahm It igone
261. It makes one a lrted.
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2MS. Nueon.
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not tell.
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278. All's ,wllthrt es ul.
274. Jlie.
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277. Gok.
278. (1.) Wof--wr..L Z.) A
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279. One bealhi book, the olM
em his book.
2S. A tdue.
2.. When it is a little .tL

288. Heroilne.
186. llamd.
>288. Becausetbey WU ak amh.

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