Merry little people

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Merry little people bright pictures, stories, and poems
Lydon, A. F ( Alexander Francis ) ( Illustrator )
Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906 ( Illustrator )
Taylor, James L ( Engraver )
Worthington Company ( Publisher )
H.A. Thomas & Sterling ( Lithographer )
Place of Publication:
New York
Worthington Co.
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
108 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature ( lcsh )
Children's stories ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1887 ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1887 ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1887
Children's stories ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )


General Note:
Illustrated t.p.; frontispiece lithographed in colors by H.A. Thomas & Sterling; some illustrations engraved by Taylor after Weir and A.F. Lydon.
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
Statement of Responsibility:
profusely illustrated.

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2 Buads of Spririg-linme.

The SurIflower, man from assassins. The old man led
him into a garden, in the midst of which
" SUNFLOWER, sunflower, are you glad grew a strange tree. Upon the tree hung
When the sun shines bright ? three apples--one of longish shape, and
Sunflower, sunflower, are you sad white as milk; the second, round and
When he bids good-night ? red ; the third, little, shrivelled, and yel-
S low "Youth," said the old man, "pluck
4:4nd eat one of these apples. If thou
U. "7. a est the white, thou wilt be the wisest
-' ,'.,,,'-i', of men; if the red, thou wilt be the
Y7.^,' richest; if the yellow, thou wilt be sin-
f" -. .- gularly acceptable to old women. But
n. make speed-the charm loses its virtue
r within an hour." Giafar ruminated with
.. .uch perplexity. "If I know every-
i iing," thought he, "I shall know more
than is good for me; if I become too
rich, other men will envy me. I will eat
S--. '. the yellow apple." And he did so. The
old man exclaimed, Good. What need
hast thou of the white apple ? Thou art
Sa"e; already wise. Nor needest thou the red
S apple either. Thou wilt be rich enough
without it." "Venerable sage," responded
Giafar, deign to indicate to me the dwell-
J ing of the august mother of the Com-
mander of the Faithful." The old man
bowed and showed the way. And Giafar
"-* became the greatest subject in Bagdad.

Sunflower, sunflower, all the day Buds of Sprirjgtime.
Your eye follows him,
And you fold its fringe of gold WHAT a pretty picture! and what a
When the day grows dim." pretty theme for an artist. The mother
takes her little one out to enjoy the sun-
Dear Mary, could the sunflower speak shine of the early spring. The grass is
To you it would reply, still brown and the trees still bare, but
"Rise early, early go to bed; the little one sees a sprig of swelling
Just do, dear girl, as I." buds and reaches gleefully up for it. The
little darling is herself but a bud and hers
is the springtime of life. Like the buds
on the trees, she will bloom, grow to
GIAFAR, the renowned Vizier of Ha- maturity, and grow old and withered-yes,
roun Alraschid, while yet young and un- and like them she may be broken off and
distinguished, rescued a mysterious old may fade and die before her time.

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4 No Trespassers Allowed.

pY'" -%' 7" Decorated Dogs.
'PERHAPS it will interest some of our
readers to hear how some pet dogs in
i'.'i care of. They have beautiful collars for
S" their necks, made of silver and gold, and
T....Ai: i some very fashionable dogs even have
S-' their collars set with jewels. Others have
.,'; collars with the family monogram or a
'. '-"' crest of gold upon them, while others wear
a band of Russia or alligator leather, with
S';gold-bound edges. They have velvet
"' ,'', cages or baskets lined with quilted satin

S..," '' .. out for a drive, they are wrapped in a
,',' fur robe in cold weather, and in sum-
l'" ~ """ri". mer have a richly embroidered lap
Srug. The other day when Grandma
'': "' was taking a walk, she saw a dog who had
a bracelet on. Yes, a regular bracelet,
made of gold, with a gold padlock, and
S-something that looked like diamonds
-- flashed right into Grandma's eyes. The
L.-- bracelet was worn on one of the front
legs. Pretty stylish dogs, these, aren't
1lie Fox and the Pheasant. they? And more ornamental than use-
S\ii the fox to the pheasant: ful. Grandma likes dogs herself, and be-
How pretty you are; lives in their being well taken care of,
It cannot be pleasant, but when it comes to such nonsense as
To be up so far; this, she thinks the money could be spent
You will fall to the ground, 'or a better purpose.
As sure as can be;
A nice dinner I've found, No Trespassers Allowed.
Come share it with me." .
Ti-HE old sow with her brood of rooting
Very still sat the bird ; pigs has slipped in at the gate. With many
He very well knew a grunt of satisfaction on her part, and
That not one single word squeal of approval from her numerous
Of the sly fox was true. family, she leads them into the house
On fell mischief intent, orchard, where she knows there is good
Was the sleek little elf, picking for them and for her. But here
For the dinner he meant the house dog appears to obstruct their
Was the pheasant himself, way. He says as plainly as he can by his
But his fine words v.wre wasted, attitude, Now, Mistress Hog, you must
For the pheasants were wise; go no further, for my master will not
No dinner h'- ta'-ted, like it. Stay where you are and I will
With all his smooth lies. not hurt you, but don't try to come on."

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6 Fifgting in .4lbcunzia.

-. .j ...... to enjoy his book. By and by he was
.' challenged to try a fall with the hero of
,t the occasion. At first he declined, but
.finding his refusal attributed to fear, he
,. entered the arena, and, without taking off
his coat, grappled with his opponent, and
after a brief struggle hurled him to the
S''' ground. Later on in life, when he
i. '. might be said to be getting old, he
showed that he had not lost his strength
,''. s 'of arm. Taking a morning ride, he saw
S ,.:' 'three of his workmen vainly endeavoring
Sto raise a large store. Jumping off his
: .' horse, he pushed the men aside, and with-
out any apparent effort lifted the stone to
---its proper place, and then, remounting,
-" .-- rode on.

SFightirg in Albania.
I --.--: __ _: Ti. scene represented in the engrav-
in illustrates an incident in recent his-
A Friend in Need, tory to which there is a very interesting
story. At the close of the late war be-
WE kept our dog Jack in the yard to tween Russia and Turkey, representatives
keep thieves from stealing the chickens, of the several countries of Europe met at
The cocks would frequently fight, and Berlin, and agreed upon a p!kn of settle-
among them was one who became lame ment. One of the things agreed upcn
and half blind. When the other cocks was that a portion of the country of Al-
would run at him to fight him, he would bania should be divided between Greece,
run to Jack for protection. Jack seemed Servia and Montenegro. The Albanians
much pleased with this mark of confi- and the Montenegrins have been deadly
dence, and he repaid it by protecting the enemies for many years, and have had
injured cock from the attacks of the many cruel battles. When, therefore,
others. With such a powerful friend as the people of Albania heard that a por-
Jack, the poor chicken was perfectly safe tion of their country was to be given to
from further injury, their hated foes, it was but natural that
they should be greatly incensed. They
banded together and declared that they
Washington's Strenrgth, would defend their land. The Turkish
GREAT commanders have not, as a rule, government tried to enforce the bargain
been notable for extraordinary physical made at Berlin, but when they sent
power. Washington was an exception, troops to Albania, the Highlanders of
being a man of great strength. In his that country attacked them from the high
youth he was once a looker-on at a wrest- rocks overlooking the plain, and many of
ling contest, and, growing weary of the the Turks were killed. This happened
sport, threw himself at the foot of a tree early in 1883.

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S Barn anl's White Elephant.

They are very human-like in many of
_. their ways. They get a piece of wood
and use it as a toothpick. They scratch
Themselves with the tip of their proboscis,
and, if they cannot reach the place with
that, they take up a branch and use that.
-- The natives of Ceylon say that they plug
S. up bullet-holes with clay.

S4" Barrurrn's White Eleptlaqt.
kO' OUR young readers have all heard of
the Sacred White Elephant brought to
A? i this country by Mr. Barnum, and we hope
they have all seen it. Though it is called
White, it is not white at all. Its face,
ears, the frcnt of its trunk, part of its
breast and its forefeet are of a pinkish
.... hue, and the remainder of its skin is the
'". -color of light ashes. It is, however, of the
-i. variety that is called white in Burmah and
Siam, where they are worshipped by the
Wiqirie's Friertd. ignorant people, because they believe
THIs is a portrait of Winnie's pug dog that they contain the spirits of their god,
Snip. He is not as pretty as he might Buddha, and of their famous kings and
be, but Winnie thinks he is the most princes.
beautiful dog in the world. He seems so There is no breed of white elephants,
to her, probably, because he is so obe- but they are freaks of nature, like albino
dient and true to her. He sleeps on the children and white crows. They are very
foot of her bed, and wakes her up when rare, and when one happens to be born in
it is time to arise. He minds all that she Burmah or Siam, it is taken to the Sacred
says without a whimper, and is as good as Elephant Palace, and worshipped night
a pug dog can be. It is not always the and day by the priests. They are very
eye that discerns the beautiful, but the carefully guarded, and this is the first one
heart. that was ever permitted to leave the
"*" country. Once before Mr. Barrum
An Elephant's Skit. bought one for a large sum of money, but
TI-IICK as is an elephant's skin, no liv- before he could get it aboard of the ship,
ing creature suffers more from flies, mos- it was poisoned by some native, who, no
quitoes, leeches, and other vermin. The doubt, thought it a great sin that the
pores are very large, and gadflies and sacred animal should be taken to a coun-
mosquitoes, etc., worm themselves into try where they do not worship elephants,
the hollow and suck to repletion. Thus
the whole day long the elephants are con- TIMES of general calamity and confu-
stantly throwing up dirt, or squirting sion have ever been productive of the
saliva or water, to get rid of these pests, greatest minds. The purest metal is pro-
to the great annoyance of their riders. duced.from the hottest furnace.

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10 A New Arrival.

Gatlering Fagots. Wondered much in her wise young brain
THE winter, that brings the jolly snow If the dreary winter was coming again.
and the smooth ice, over which our fort- Up in the elm, that very day,
unate little readers may glide on their A little bird whistled his roundelay;
new skates, brings care and want to many A fly, just waked from his winter's sleep,
poor people. See the poor woman in the Was scaling the window's slippery steep;
And the swelling buds on the poplar-tree
-- In their varnished wrappings were plain
S- to see.
Peering and groping, with fingers small,
In the sheltered beds by the garden wall,
.4 She was sure she had heard, down deep
-" below,
The Jonquils donning their hoods of
% And my Lady Crocus, under the mold,
Weaving her mantle of purple and gold.
Little maid Marion, walking slow,
Felt on her forehead the west wind blow,
Saw the clouds, from the brightening sky,
._.:''' Like routed armies go scurrying by,
"4,And heard, from the boughs of the thorn
tree near,
I." '* .. The brave little songster piping clear.
.. "Ha! ha!" laughed the jolly old sun
r 7' again,
The blossoms quicken in snow and
i rain."
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The buds showed clear against the sky,
picture gathering the dry fagots. Though And little maid Marion, smiling, thought,
she lives on the edge of the forest, and is The spring is coming just when it
surrounded by the great trees, they are ought."
not for her. She is permitted, however,- -.
to gather the dry branches that have A New Arrival.
fallen to the ground. She is lucky to B has a b-n calf, and the
have this privilege. BoNN- has a bran-new calf, and the
Sth farmer has invited the family out to see
-- -it. Little Florence stares at him as a
Marion's Tb ought. wonderful curiosity, and he evidently
anions Toughtsthinks she is quite as curious. The world
LITTLE maid Marion, walking slow is all strange to him yet, and he cannot
Down the wood-path thick with snow, understand it. They all seem to be very
Watching the snowflakes large and white, proud of him, but they are not half as
Like stars and pretty flowers of light, proud as the gentle old mother cow.

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I2 TThe Carnival at JMontreal.

A PIoyal Musiciaq.

I .HE Duke of Edinburgh grand concert given by this Society,
recently paid a visit to at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, in
Liverpool, England, to aid of the Funds of the Royal College
open the Home for of Music.
Aged Mariners at Sea- It was the ninety-sixth anniversary of
,- U combe, on the opposite the birthday of Weber; in commemo-
shore of the Mersey; and to attend a ration of which the concert began with
meeting in aid of the Royal College of the overture to Weber's popular opera
Der Freischiitz ;" but this was fol-
lowed by a good selection of other
vocal and instrumental pieces. Mad-
ame Marie Roze sang Gounod's ar-
rangement of Bach's first prelude to
the words Ave Maria." The violin
obbligato, an important feature, was
S- played by the Duke, whose perform-
S, ance was enthusiastically applauded,
and was repeated.
The Duke of Edinburgh is Prince
i i- Alfred, the second son of the Queen
of England, his older brother being
Sithe Prince of Wales. His wife is the
I-' :' only sister of the Emperor of Russia.
I -, ." The Duke is a fine musician, and often
.... '- plays at concerts that are given for
S. '.' .T l charitable purposes.

"i -,. -' -| The Carnival at Morptreal.-
S 1, The chief feature of the Ice Carnival
Sat Montreal, last winter, was a huge
___ ice palace, which was built in Domin-
ion Square. The building, the frame-
Music, of which the Prince of Wales work of which was of wood, covered a
is the President. This afternoon meet- square area of nearly one hundred feet
ing took place under the presidency of on each side. It was built of blocks
the Mayor of Liverpool, in the Coun- of ice forty inches by twenty inches,
cil Chamber of the town hall, where and about fourteen inches thick, which
the Duke spoke on behalf of the pro- were cut with the ax or adze by work-
jected institution. In the evening, the men, and laid in the same manner as
Duke, who is president of the Royal stone, except that water supplied the
Amateur Orchestral Society, under the place of mortar. The roofing was
patronage of the Queen, personally made of wooden beams, upon which
took part in the performances at a were spread cedar-branches.

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14 The Young Orator.

The St. Gotliard 1 ailway Tunnel.

HIS great triumph of enen, on the Swiss side, to the Italian
engineering skill was frontier locality of Airolo, placing Lu-
lately completed, and cerne and Milan in communication by
trains are now running rail. It was largely subsidized by the
regularly through it, in German Government, and is to Ger-
some points more than many, for communication with Italy,
a mile beneath the surface of the earth, what the Mont Cenis tunnel is to
on the peaks of the Alps. The tunnel, France. In operating a tunnel of such
which was more than ten years in build- great length, it has been a serious prob-
ing, is the longest in the world, being lem how to supply it with fresh air, and
a little more than nine and a quarter prevent it from filling with smoke from
miles from end to end. The Mont the locomotives. Compressed air has
Cenis tunnel, which is built through been successfully introduced, and ex-
the Alps from France to Italy, is but periments are now being made with
seven and five-eighths miles long, while electrical engines designed to take the
the longest tunnel in the United States, place of locomotives.
the Hoosac tunnel in Massachusetts,
measures but four and three-fourths .
miles. The tunnel which it is pro- -'
posed to build under the English ., _
Channel, between England and \i,- '-."
France, will be, when completed, r -'
thirty-one miles long. .. ..., i' '
The travel through the passes -i ', ---
between Italy and Germany has
been increasing every year. '[5
Though some of these passes have i -
very fair roads, which may be tray- '*-' --:/

year with little risk, their use is at- ? T'. : i ,. '
tended with great fatigue and loss '
of time, which, to all except the 7 -, ;..'" -
pleasure tourist, is, in these days, an
important item. The pass of the ;- '.
Great St. Bernard, connecting the -
valley of the Rhone with Piedmont, -
was the one used by Napoleon in ,
1800. At one point it is nearly a
mile and a half high, and the pass con- The Young Orator
necting the great St. Bernard with
Monte Rosa is about two and one- LooK at Johnny making speeches,
eighth miles high. Standing on the garden wall,
The St. Gothard tunnel runs in a About pears and plums and peaches:
straight line from the village of G6sch- Take care, Johnny, lest you fall.

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16 Scene oi the Hudson.

Alpirte Scenery.

0 other system of still heard below. Others are verdure-
Smountains on the earth clad basins, sloping gracefully from the
presents such varia- bases of the mountains to peaceful,
tions of b e autifu 1 gurgling rivulets flowing through the
scenery as the Alps, center, on their way to the cold North
Sand no other system Sea, or the warmer Mediterranean, or
can be so easily penetrated to its very perhaps to the Black Sea. Sometimes
heart by the tourist who has the the green fields become transformed in
strength and the will. Covering an area a single day into impassable masses of
of ninety thousand square miles, all ice and snow, and the pretty mountain
the picturesque scenery of the surround- side becomes a glacial wall, for while
ing countries, France, Italy, Switzer- the valleys lie basking in the sun, per-
land and Germany, seems concentrated petual winter reigns within sight, and
here. Taking its name from the celtic the Frost King has only to loosen his
AI6, signifying white, its eternally grasp to send an avalanche of ice down
snow-capped peaks are in striking con- the mountain side.
trast with the green of the valleys, or It is the presence, in close proximity,
of these powers of nature in
S -.. all the grandeur of their power
for good or ill, that gives to
Alpine travel its zest, and to
the Alpine farmer his strange
Blending of courage and sim-

projected against the blue Italian sky, No one who has sailed along the
or the varying hues of the northern Hudson River, as it winds beneathhows the
ouds. Palisades, and lavesside of the Alps,feet of there
While the ranges preserve a general hills that rise St. Galmostar the height of
direction, they are divided into innu- motain peaks, will ever forget the

erable short spurs and interspersed loveliness of the ever varying scenery.
by valleys whicnst the blue Italian sky, No one who has saiindeed alone thest of
variety as the elevationvarying hues of the northern Hudson River, as it wind well deserves
clouds. Palisades, and laves the feet of the
While the ran 'ges preserve a general hills that rise almost to the height of
direction, they are divided into innu- mo_jntain peaks, will ever forget the
merable short spurs and interspersed loveliness of the ever varying scenery.
by valleys which furnish as great The Hudson is indeed the prettiest of
variety as the elevations. Many of our American rivers, and well deserves
them are but enormous crevices, with to be called the Rhine of America.
steep rocky sides, cut through by irre- Those who sailed up it before the hand
sistible mountain streams, whose roar, of man had marred its beauty, thought
as they whirl and toss and tumble, is they had found an earthly paradise.

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I8 Baby Brother.

Going to School.

: v IUR engraving on the
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of suggestion to .
young and to old.
We can read in the --
face of the demure lit-
tie maiden a settled conviction that
she will be late, but we look in vain ..
for an expression of fear or of guilt. .'
The look is rather one of regret,.. ;
tinged with doubt as to whether she ---
is not a little responsible, and per-
haps as to whether her excuse will .-.
be acceptable..
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guilty one. A glance at the urchin
by her side shows who the laggard ./
is, and what is the nature of the re-. ''
sponsibility which troubles the mind -
of the'little miss. He has evidently ____
lain in bed too long, or taken too
far a run in the fields. More than Baby Brother.
likely he has bothered her in all sorts
of ways while she was dressing him RIGHT into our house one day,
and brushing his hair. We are sure A dear little angel came;
that she has done all this, for the moth- I ran to him, and said softly,
early face and the secure grasp of the Little angel, what is your name ?"
hand tell plainly enough that he is en- He said not a word in answer,
tirely in her charge, and that every But smiled a beautiful smile,
ruffle on his ample collar has been T I i, I i
;moothed by her own little hands. Then I said, "ay I go home with
Ah! Well, he is punished already, you ?
Wel, he is punished already. Shall you go in a little while ?"
He has had to come away without his
breakfast, and as he munches his big But mamma said, Dear little angel,
Alice of bread, he thinks seriously of Don't leave us! Oh, always stay!
the better fare behind, and has half a We will all of us love you dearly !
mind to run back even now. Feeling Sweet angel! Oh, don't go away!"
her tight grasp, however, he knows
better than to attempt such a thing. So he staid, and he staid, and we loved
Going to School." The words need him,
no aid from artist's pencil to call forth As we could not have loved another.
a flood of recollection, to those whose Do you want to know what his name
youth lies in the past, and make them is ?
live again the joyous days of childhood. His name is-My Zittle brother.


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^0 The Recluse.

Tie recluse.

S* HIS old man does not the charm of solitude, although a poet
quite look like a real, has sung,
ancient recluse, who
ha s copletely retired "O solitude, where are the charms
has completely retired
om worlly siety That sages have seen in thy face ?
from worldly society
Ts and devoted himself to When solitude is prolonged into days
religious meditations; but he does look and weeks and months, it becomes
like one who loves to be often alone, almost unbearable, but for a short time
meditating upon the past, and perhaps it is restful to many people. This man
thinking of the future. It is not alone seems to be wrapped in profound
aged or very learned people who feel thought. He is perhaps living over
again the scenes of his youth, and
communing in thought with the
friends of other days. Perhaps
he has something of the feeling
which Longfellow describes:
"A feeling of sadness and long-
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
WV As the mist resembes rain."
By-and-by he will wake up
from his reverie and walk home,
S "and feel all the happier for his
"" solitary musings.

r HABITS.--For one who is born
careless and procrastinating, it is
exceedingly difficult to be me-
thodical and prompt. The instinct
is not to do to-day what can by
any possibility be put off till to-
morrow; and trying to take time
by the forelock involves a strug-
gle and much exertion. Yet both
method and promptitude are to
be learnt ; and, human nature be-
ing on one side of it automatic,
habits are formed whereby that
which was in the beginning be-
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2 2Temptaction.

Sumrqer Night.

S IGHT is the time for hen at Charlie's bread, and awoke hir
sleep and rest, but once with a start.
in a while it is very Imagine Charlie's fright when he
pleasant to take a ride awoke and saw the hen scampering off
or a walk by moon- at full speed, with wings outspread,
light or starlight. cackling and screaming at a terrible
Most young people are fond of do- rate. You may be sure Charlie was so
ing this, though not always for the thoroughly woke up that he did not
sake of the aesthetic attractions of take a nap again that day.
the hour. And yet how beautiful _
the landscape, softened and subdued WE cannot all be rich, or great, or
in the shadows! How balmy the sum- powerful; but we can all build for our-
mer air, from which the fierce rays of selves inviting palaces of wisdom,
the sun have withdrawn themselves where the noblest and best of every age
How bewitching the fragrance of the may come, through the silent but im-
flowers borne upon the breeze! Even mortal agency of books, to store our
the croaking of the bull-frogs in the minds with the rarest samples of their
marsh, and the screeching of the owl, genius. These choice legacies, too, will
varied by an occasional tinkle of a cow- stand by us and support us, when
bell, or the barking of a dog, are mu- trade, fortune and friends fail to com-
sical. All animals love to lie in the fort and satisfy our drooping spirits.
pasture through the Summer nights, Who, then, would think of living with-
but we doubt if this would be good for o u t t h e association of interesting
boys and girls. At certain seasons of books? No young man should.
the year camping-out is healthy,
but then we should have tents te
sleep under.
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LIT'LE Charlie Morris, who had
been running about all day, sat
down to rest, and finish his lunch;
but before he had quite finished his
bread and butter, he fell fast asleep .
with the remnant of the lunch in
his hand.
A hen that was traveling about I
looking for lie' lunch on the
ground, happened to see the tempt- .
ing bread in Charlie's hand, and
cautiously approached nearer and -
nearer, gaining confidence at every
step, until it was within pecking
distance, when peck-peck went the


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24 Th-e Happy Shepherd Boy.

The Happy Sblepherd Boy.

on the mountain's I.
crown, -_ -, ,." '
I look on every castle
The sun at morn I'm
the first to see, .
And latest at night he tarries with me.'
The spring runs freshly where I f.
dwell ;
I drink it fresh as it forth doth well; -i-
It runs away in its careless joy, i
But here it flows for the Shepherd .
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The mountain summit is my domain, -' -'
And round about go the wind and '
rain; -
But though from the North and South
they roar, Tle February Garland.
My song shall sound all their turmoil RICH gold and purple, colors for a
oer. king-
My dog, old Jowler, is brave and true, The gaudy Dandelion, sunflower of the
The good fellow knows he's work to spring;
do; The stout Fleur de Luce, so rugged
No matter how my sheep may stray, and fair-
Old Jowler will watch them night and Green and flaming tongues where all
day. else is bare.
The rain of autumn may wet me These are the Crocuses, that now un-
through; fold,
I'm chilled by the morning and even- To show that the sun is banishing the
ing dew; cold;
Fut I think of the fireside gleaming Like the February Maids," clinging
Bright close to the stem, ,
Where mother waits for me night by re, u-oopmng Snowdrops, each one a
night. gem;
Here the Periwinkle, with blossoms
And then I'm thankful to think such joy like the sky;
Should be bestowed on the Shepherd And the sweet Primrose, peeping up
Boy; so shy.
And I thank the goodness of God in
heaven, THERE is nothing that so refines the
Who e'en to the poorestt such love face and mind as the presence of great
hath given thoughts

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26 Blossomns and Bets.

Blossoms aid Bees.

HE gentleman seems to BEAUTIFUL world wherein we live,
be enjoying himself Beautiful all that God doth give;
very much, sitting there Beautiful birds, and trees, and flowers,
in a beautiful garden, Beautiful shades and leafy bowers.
with fragrant flowers Beautiful fields, all clad in green,
T all about him. You Beautiful streams that glide between;
will notice that he has taken off his Beautiful banks, with primrose sweet,
hat, and, therefore, it is probably not a Gnarled old trees, and moss-grown seat,
very hot day, but one of those bright mos.
days in early summer when the sun's Beautiful ferns in their mossy bed,
rays are still welcome. Perhaps, also, Beautiful blue-bells overhead;
he has been a little overheated in walk- Dear little birds, all wild with glee,
ing, and is "cooling off !" We do not Trilling their song on the hawthorn tree,
see any bees in this picture; they are Beautiful trees in their budding green,
too small. But we see plenty of blos- Beautiful sunshine streaming between;
soms and birds, and no doubt the bees Beautiful light from Heaven above,
and butterflies and all kinds of other Beautiful emblem of God's own love.
insects are busy. If you do not dis-
turb the bees, they will not hurt -
you, for they are too busy gath-
ering honey to be mischievous;
but we would not advise you to
try and catch a bee. Boys some-
times have rare fun in taking
wasps' nests, but they get stung
now and then very badly. The
wasp and the bee are cousins, but
differ from each other in some
important particulars.

AN author, no less eminent than
judicious, makes the following
distinction between the words
"innocence," "wisdom," and "vir-
tue." Innocence consists in do-
ing no harm, and occasioning no
trouble to society. Wisdom con-
sists in being attentive to one's
true interest; in distinguishing it
from a seeming interest; in a
right choice and a constant ad-
herence to it. Virtue loves the
good of society, and often prefers
it to its own advantages.

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Another Baby to Love.

ts j Baby's Nigtt.
SNOTHER little wave
Upon the sea of life; TWINKLE brightly, stars of light;
Another soul to save, Christmas Eve is Baby's Night;
Amid the toil and Sweet, my darling God is good,
strife. Thus to honor babyhood.

Two more little feet, Pretty, raise your soft blue eyes
To walk the dusty road ; To the brilliance of the skies;
To choose, where two paths meet, Can you see the angel-throng e
The narrow or the broad. Can you hear their wondrous song?
Two more little hands You, so near in robe of white,
To work for good or ill; To the spirits clothed in light;
Two more little eyes; You, whose gentle soul must be
Another little will. 'Tuned to highest minstrelsy ?
Another Ah, my precious I can see
Another heart to love, Seraphs looking out at me,
Receiving love again; Every time the impulse bids
All babies are the same, Baby lift its drooping lids.
Charges of joy and pain.
Heavenly music I can hear
Falling on my raptured ear,
Naughty Jack. When my baby's cooing voice
SJ r b Makes the mother-heart rejoice.
JACK;, Jack, to lie on your back,
And kick your heels so high, Since the Lord of Glory bears
When your sister so good, would help Such a form as baby wears,
you to food, Every little child should be
Is wrong of you, Jack. Oh, fie Vested with new sanctity.

STwinkle brightly, stars of light;
ii Christmas Eve is Baby's Night;
ji I Sweet, my darling! God is good,
S ,! Thus to honor babyhood.

Sto that, and then never relinquish it.
But remember the infirmities of your
I own nature, to guard against them.
Remember that hours of despond-
ency will come, and days from which
.. the light will seem to be utterly
shut out..

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30 St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

St. Paul's Cathedral in Londori.

.. ROM certain points of the building having been defrayed by
view, the beauty of St. subscriptions raised in England
Paul's Cathedral, irre- among Wesleyans, with the exception
spective of magnitude, of certain small Government grants.
excels that of St. Pe- The land was given by the Malta Civil
ter's at Rome, the Government and by the military
Duomo at Florence, and every other authorities. Some small sums were
building in this style. It is not best also subscribed among the soldiers
seen in front ; the south-eastern view, and sailors. The church is used by
approaching from Cannon Street, is the sailors of the English fleet in
most engaging; but the most com- Malta, as well as by the Army and
plete view of the whole structure is civilians. The building was in prog-
that presented in our Engraving, from ress before the late war in Egypt. It
the south-west corner of St. Paul's is entirely of stone, and has some ar-
Churchyard. It was from this point, chitecturalmerit.
at a house where he lodged during the
progress of his work, that Sir Chris-
topher Wren used, for a time, to watch Do It Now.
it growing up, as it steadily did from IF you're told to do a thing,
1675 to 1710, within the great archi- And mean to do it really,
tect's lifetime. Its total cost was Never let it be by halves;
nearly $3,750,000. Do it fully, freely.

When father calls, though pleasant
---- i Do not say, I'll come when I
-.--.g- Have finished what I'm doing."
-- I- If you are told to learn a task,

I':--ill -- Do not tell your teacher, "Yes,
L- -- I'm coming in a minute."

S.. -' Waste not moments nor your words
S In telling what you could do
l I .-Some other time; the present is
-- For doing what you should do.

Malta Garrisor Wesleyan Don't do right unwillingly,
CLurch.--This fine building, in the And stop to plan and measure;
island of Malta, was opened 'during 'Tis working with the heart and soul
Easter, just completed. The cost of That makes our duty pleasure.

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32 The Silver Wedding ct Berlin,

Tl e Silver W wedding at Berlii.

-"- "HE Crown Prince of
"-- l Germany and Prus-
sia, and his wife, who
-. ". is the Princess Royal
-- "of Great Britain
celebrated their Sil-
'' j ver Wedding on the 25th of January,
1883. Our engraving represents
7 i them with their children and their
son-in-law, the Prince of Meiningen,
husband of their eldest daughter,
pthe Princess Charlotte. The Royal
couple have six children, and the
S eldestt daughter has one child, the
.-. little girl whom she holds by the
hand. The Crown Princess is, an
ecul :si. oll accomplished artist with brush and
p encil, and she spends much time in
Sn the studio of their beautiful palace.
S; Upon the death of her husband's
Father, King William, the Princess
-.1 will become Queen of Prussia and
T"e g-_e. t qe Empress of Germany; and if her
~ mother should die, and also all the
Sr male heirs to the British throne, she
would become Queen of Great Brit-
-. ain and Ireland and Empress of In-
dia. It is quite likely that she will
THe mill-wheel's frozen to the stream ; be called upon to fill the first position
The church is decked with holly; before many years, for the Emperor is
Mistletoe hangs from the kitchen-beam in his eighty-seventh year. That she
To fright away melancholy; will ever fill the other position is not
Icicles cling in the milkmaid's pail; at all probable.
Young folks skate in the pool below; The Crown Prince, born on October
Blackbirds perch on the garden-rail; e 1831, is now fifty-one years of age.
And hark! how the cold winds blow! He was married to the Princess Royal
There goes the Squire to shoot at snipe ; on January 25,1858. Their eldest son,
Here runs Dick to fetch a dog; Prince William, was born on January
His breath is like the smoke of a pipe 27, 1859. Their eldest daughter,
In the frosty morning fog. Princess Charlotte, born July 24, 1860,
Hodge is breaking the ice for the kine; was married in February, 1878, to
Old and young cough as they go; Prince Bernard, eldest son of the Duke
The round red sun forgets to shine; of Saxe-Meiningen ; her child, Prin-
And hark I how the cold winds blow. cess Feodora, was born May 12, I~79.

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34 Four Geierations of Royalty.

Four Generatiors of Royalty.

t, 'I N a preceding page we A HyrMn Six Hurpdred Years
give an engraving rep- Old.
,Iresenting the family
of the Crown Prince of GUARD, my child, thy tongue,
SPrussia; on the oppo- That it speak no wrong.
site page we present Let no evil word pass o'er it;
a picture, taken at the same time, of Set the watch of truth before it,
a group consisting of the Emperor That it speak no wrong.
and the heirs to the throne for the Guard, my child, thy tongue.
three next generations.
Here are the venerable Emperor- Guard, my child, thine eyes;
King, William I. ; his son, the Imperial Prying is not wise;
Crown Prince Frederick William ; his Let them look on what is right;
grandson, Prince, William, who mar- From. all evil turn their sight;
ried the Princess Victoria of Schleswig- Prying is not wise.
Holstein-Augustenburg, and their on- Guard, my child, thine eyes.
fant child, the aged Emperor's great-
grandson, Prince Frederick, only a Guard, my child, thine ear !
twelvemonth old. The Emperor was Wicked words will sear!
born on March 22, 1797. He suc- Let no evil words come in
ceeded his brother as King of Prussia That may cause the soul to sin.
in January, 1861, and was proclaimed Wicked words will sear.
German Emperor at Versailles on Guard, my child, thine ear.
January 18, 1871. -
It has not often happened _
that a monarch has lived to L-- ..
hold his great-grandson on his
knee. The old King has been'.- .
peculiarly happy in his large
family, and he has become very '-"
fond of the little fellow who will .1;,
have to wait for three deaths :,
before he can ascend the throne S 4
of the great German Empire. ... '' '

Do not be content with latent : 2'
goodness. There is latent heat in
the stones, the earth, the iron of '
a fireless stove; but men may -
perish with the cold, with such latent Paris and Enonie.
heat all around them. Latent heat BEAUTIFUL Paris, evil-hearted Paris,
warms nobody. It must be converted, Leading a jet-black goat, white horn'd,
brought out, and set to work upon white-hoofed,
something, for practical purposes. Came up from needy Simbis all alone,

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36 Thle Brooklet.

Tlte Brooklet.

f sHOU brooklet, all un- PLEASURE is one of the great bless-
known to song, ings of human life, both for its own
Hid in the covert of sake and for its indirect influence on
the wood! character; it therefore demands not
Ah, yes, like thee I fear contempt or indifference, but thankful
the throng, recognition. It is not pleasure, but
Like thee I love the solitude. something evil that may sometimes be
associated with it, that needs weeding
The lily by thy margin waits;- out from our lives; and, if sociality
The nightingale, the Marguerite; had no other claim than the simple
In shadow here he meditates, and innocent happiness it creates, it
His nest, his love, his music sweet. would still deserve a high place in our
Longfellow. regard.

The People of the Soudan. 37

S r D e, o n th s b t e K n re. .l a f.- 'a n h

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People of thje Soudan, besides Jews and Egyptians of lighter
THE Soudan embraces the large tract Some of the o thNegro tribes are very
of Africa bounded on the north by the comely looking, with light complexions,
Sahara Desert, on the south by the Kong regular features and straight hair; others
mountains, on the east by the Nile prov- are almost hideous in their looks and
inces, and on the west by Senegambia. beastly in their habits, going almost or
As can be seen by the picture, the people quite naked, and never thinking of wash-
are of many varieties. There are the ing the dirt from their bodies any more
thick-lipped Negroes from the south, the than do the pigs. In fact, they could not
straight-featured Berbers from the north, wash themselves if they wanted to, be-
the Bedouins of the desert, brown Arabs, cause of the scarcity of water.
the Bedouins of the desert, brown Arabs, cause of the scarcity of water.

38 The Bturc77ma"ter's D, I ghter.

TI e Burgorqaster's Daughlter.

HERE may be some of The Giraffe.-The Giraffe is the
our young readers who tallest of all quadrupeds, its head be-
do not knowwho a Burg- ing sometimes eighteen feet from the
master is. He is the ground. Its great height, however, is
chief officer of a city or due to its long neck, and it can feed as
town in the countries of well from the ground as from the high
Holland and Flanders, and in some branches of trees. It is a native of
parts of Germany, like our Mayor in Africa, and is found in all parts of that
this country, continent south of the Sahara, but nc-
The little girl shown in our picture where in great numbers. In its wild
is the daughter of a Dutch Burgomas- state it is very shy, and easily runs away
ter, and she lives in Holland. In her from any other animal, its speed being
town, the Burgomaster is expected not
only to see that the laws are executed,
but if he is a wealthy man, as he usually
is, he is expected to help the sick and
needy. The duty of visiting the poor-
and the sick and ascertaining their
wants usually falls to his wife. -
The fur-clad girl in our picture lost ,
her mother when she was quite young,
and ever since that sorrowful event her *
father has depended upon her to visit 'i
the needy. We see her now just as '
she is returning from one of these
visits. We maybe certain, from her I I I
looks, that the scene she has just left '.
is a sad one, for we can almost see the
tears in her eyes. Perhaps the people'
she has been visiting have no fuel and ''" .,
are suffering with cold; perhaps they .
are hungry; perhaps there is illness in
the family, or a dear one may be dead. greater than that of the fastest horse.
Whatever it is, the Burgomaster's little It is, however, easily tamed, and now it
daughter will do her best to relieve their is bred in the zoological gardens of
suffering, this country and Europe. Though its
She has done so much of this work safety lies chiefly in its facility for
that her face has come to wear a seri- flight, it can defend itself very well,
ous look, like a grown woman who has when pushed to extremity, by kicking
had much trouble of her own, but she is with its hind legs. In this manner it
none the less pretty for that. Though has been known to drive off a lion. It
she looks so sorrowful, we are sure that has beautiful eyes and a graceful neck,
she cannot be unhappy while doing so which it turns like a bird, of which it
much good to others, reminds us in its movements.

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40 Counsel for thxe Defense.

Counsel for the Deferse.

S'HIS is a good picture of Jacquot and His Friend.-
an English lawyer, in Among the numerous parrots of the
court. We know that Jardin des Plantes, in Paris, there is
he is an English lawyer one who, for several weeks, has taken
by the wig on his head. a great fancy for a little wild sparrow.
He is listening very Almost all day the little bird sits by
carefully to the solicitor, to whom the the side of his excellent friend, the
criminal is talking. You can easily great parrot.
tell which is the man on trial and which In the morning, as soon as the par-
is the solicitor, rot's perch has been hung upon its pil-
The face is always a tell-tale. You lar, the sparrow flies to it. The parrot,
can always tell, by a look at the face, when he sees him, raises his unchained
when a boy or girl has done wrong. claw, and his little companion comes,
This en. r.- In is from a painting by without fear, and perches upon it.
Mr. J. Morgan, who has made a study Jacquot-that is the parrot's name
of the faces which he sees in a court- -upright, silent, holding gravely the
room. sparrow at the end of his claw, turns
his head on one side, and gazes on
No one will succeed in great things the little bird, which answers with flap-
unless he first succeeds in small things. pings of its wings to this sign of
-- ...friendship. Then he slides care-
fully down toward his food-tin,
where he seems to invite the spar-
Srow to share his breakfast.
S lThe repast finished, the parrot
opens one of his wings. The spar-
row comes to repose there, and rum-
S-. mares with repeated pecks of his
': beaG the plumage of the parrot, who
seems to take a great pleasure in it.
Jacquot, thus cleaned and plumed,
holds out his other wing, and the
same operation is repeated there.
Then comes the turn of the head
and of the tail. The obliging spar-
row lends himself with the greatest
intelligence to the requirements of

A ished, they both, sitting side by side,
-- put their heads under their wings
and take a nap.

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42 Cacught Taking .Forty Winks.

Caugltt Taking Forty Wirqks.

HE picture of the maid more agreeable in the winter than in
4 who has fallen asleep summer, the real beauties of winter
while plucking the can only be seen in the country. Over
goose, tells its own the broad fields the snow seems purer,
story as p 1 ain 1 y as the icicles that hang to the roof glisten
-< words can do. The more brilliantly, and even the wail of
holly around the frames of the pictures the winter storm is less sad. Some-
on the walls shows that Christmas is at times when the ice king has been at
hand, and the goose is surely intended work through the night, and the bright
for the Christmas dinner, rays break forth from the morning sun,
More than likely, with so much ex- we have a scene which far surpasses
tra work to do, the maid has arisen in splendor the palaces of kings and
before her usual time, and it is no princes. To the pleasures of winter
great wonder that, in the pleasant life in the country, there are none in
kitchen, with the bright fire, and the cities to compare.
kettle steaming merrily, she should be
caught napping. She will say it is only HE submits himself to be seen
"forty winks," but we know she has through a microscope who offers him-
quite lost herself and is sound asleep. self to be caught in a passion.
Perhaps she is dreaming of the
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awake is clear, by the picture of his -
ship, and his portrait, which she has
decorated with holly. She may ex- .-_.."-
pect him to the Christmas dinner,
which furnishes additional reason
for her early rising, and also addi- .. '
tional excuse for her dozing. Prob-
ably he has hastened to arrive before
his time, in order to surprise her;
but he anticipated no such good luck
as to find her sleeping so prettily '
before the fire. It will be a double
surprise now to both, for he cer-
tainly means to take the kiss which
her passive lips invite, and as he
brought the mystic sprig of mistle-
toe, certainly no fault can be found
with him. -

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44 Little Snow Shoes.

"Little Srqow-Sloes."

N the colder parts of fellow, full of life and fun; but the
North America, snow- sight of a cat was sure to put him into
Shoes were formerly a rage. Well, one day a lady who
much used by the In- lived near sent a pretty little cat to
dians and by the fur- the house where Jock lived.
hunters, as a conven- "Poor Puss! she will not have a
ient aid to locomotion during the winter, long life," said the maid. "Jock will
when for months together the ground kill her as soon as he can get her."
is covered with a thick carpet of dry But the day after Puss came, the
snow. In spite of railways and coaches master of the house took the cat on
and sleighs, snow-shoes are still thus his knee, and bid Jock sit down a little
employed; and they are also used by way off. He then began to stroke and
the inhabitants of Canadian towns --:
for recreative purposes, and are ex-
tremely popular, both with adults and--"
children. II
The snow-shoe is also extensively
used by the Esquimaux and Lapland-
ers. It consists of a flat frame, from a
eight to fourteen inches in breadth
at its widest part, and of great length, _
sometimes as much as seven feet, :'
though generally about four feet. It .
is either wholly of wood, or is a wooden
frame filled in with strong wicker-work -
or thongs, and has cross-straps on the
upper surface to attach it to the foot. '
The broad surface is to prevent the
foot from sinking into the snow, and -
with them an expert can travel very
fast where it would be quite impos-
sible to walk without them.
Our engraving, which represents a
child in a snow-shoer's dress, with one -
shoe in his hand, is from a photograph
taken from life. __
pat the cat, and at the same time he
Jock.-You know that dogs, as a said to Jock, Now, Jock, mind! this
rule, do not like cats, but will even kill is a good cat-a very good cat, indeed !
them if they can. Still, I do not see and you must never touch her."
why a dog should not be taught to be Jock did not once try to hurt the
kind even to a cat; and I will tell you little thing. Very soon after, they used
why I think so. In a house near mine to be seen walking into the room side
was a dog called Jock, a merry little by side, or lying on the same rug.

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46 The -Duke. of Albany.

The Marsh-Marigold. With their leaves still wet
THE Marigold is an emblem of grief. In the morning's dew;
S And I said: Little flowers,
The variety shown here grows wild in And ad : title flowers
many parts of Europe and is much prized In return for all
because it blooms early in the spring. In Tt for yu
That is done for you ?
-- yAnd the flowers all softly
h Seemed to reply,
". -Their pure faces fondly
Raised to the sky:
In return for warmth,

We grow all we can,
,. ..'- And breathe gratitude."

-,, A i The Duke of Albarly.
'.THE late Prince Leopold, Duke of Al-
bany, was the fourth and youngest son of
t cthe Queen of England. He was born in
Sa April, 1853. Being always in delicate
health, he did not enter the army or navy,
A as most Princes do, but from early boy-
Shood he was a diligent student. He went
to Oxford College at the age of eighteen,
S -e a and graduated with honor. The other
persons represented in our picture are
his wife, the Duchess of Albany, and his
T- baby Princess Alice, who was born in
February 1883. The Duchess before
_._ her marriage was the Princess Helen of
some countries, it is called the May-Flow- The death of the young Duke was very
er and is used for May garlands. In Italy sudden. To escape the bleak winds of
they call it the Bride of the Sun. Mari- March in England, he went early in the
golds are sensitive to dampness and close spring of 1884 to Nice in France. On
their blossoms before a rain and before the 27th of March he attended a festival
the dew begins to fall at night. at Cannes, and later in the day, while go-
ing home, he slipped and fell, hurting his
right knee. He was taken home and put
to bed, no fears being entertained of his
Gratitude. rapid recovery. About two o'clock in
I GAZED on the flowers the morning, however, his doctor was
All fresh and sweet, awakened by his heavy breathing, and
Lifting their heads found him in a violent epileptic fit, and
The sunlight to greet, he died a few minutes afterward.

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48 Savage fHunters.

Savage Hurters. Two Cents a Week.

IF a man were left with a good gun in Two cents a week," the Master asks
some portion of the world where he had From every loving daughter's hands;
to subsist on game, he need not starve, Two cents a week to tell his love
providing there was plenty of game, and And teach his word in foreign lands.
Two cents a week," to place ajar
-- -------_ 7-- The gates of mercy, high and broad,
..Two cents a week to spread afar
S-. --- The knowledge of our risen Lord.
Two cents a week," may send a blaze
S-Of gospel light o'er India's plains;
Two cents a week may free a race
S- For ages bound by error's chains.
Two cents a week," from China's shore
We catch the cry and hear the plea;
4 Two cents a week a few years more,
S And struggling China shall be free.
S" Two cents a week," may wake the note
-4 Of Zion's song in fair Japan;
Two cents a week, O blessed Christ,
May tell of all thy love to man.

he had ammunition and the means of
making a fire. But savages do not have An Episode of the Desert.
guns. Some of them do not have even OUR engraving illustrates a cruel inci-
bows and arrows, and they are not in- dent of the African desert, which used to
genious enough to make snares and traps, be more common than it is now. The
But, nevertheless, to save themselves poor slave has been torn from his home
from starving, they find some means of and is being taken across the desert to
capturing such birds and animals as they the distant market. Overloaded by his
need for food. chains, and probably suffering for want of
The wild men seen in the picture are food and water, he becomes too weak to
natives of Australia, who are as expert in proceed, and falls to the burning sands.
throwing clubs as some men are in shoot- The caravan goes on while the Arab
ing. The clubs are fashioned for the pur- owner stops to shoot his sick slave. The
pose, and they can throw them a long vultures that are flying overhead will
distance with an aim that seldom errs. alight when the caravan has passed out of
They have a queer club called a boom- sight, and the scene then will be viewed
rang, which is of such a shape that when by no mortal eye.
hey throw it, it will turn in the air and
ome back to them. They use it in war THERE scarce can be named one quality
and also in hunting. The clubs shown in that is amiable in a woman which is not
the picture, however, are not boom- becoming in a man, not excepting even
erangs. modesty and gentleness of nature.

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50 Gathering Flowers.

Wild loses. The Gardener Bird.
T THE gardener bird, a native of the Ar
THER are many varieties of the wild fak Mountains, in New Guinea, and the
rose, the most common in this country first report of the existence of which was
being the sweet-brier rose, or eglantile. brought to M. Bruijn by Malaysians, ap-
pears, from the studies of M. Beccari, to
excel the Australian bower birds-to
Which it is allied-in the erection of a
S 'pleasure bower. The centre of its. edifice
S i is formed by a small shrub in an open
S: -spot in the forest. Moss is piled up
,.-.. branches plucked from an epiphyte are
planted in the soil in an inclined position,
so as to form the walls of a conical hut,
Which is entered through a small aper-
i 'ture. These branches continue to vege-
.-j'. tate for some time. In front of the en-
trance the bird makes a lawn of tufts of
moss carefully separated from adhering
pebbles, particles of wood, or other
..r-l plants. Upon this carpet he strews the
violet fruits of Garcznzia and the flowers
of a species of Vaccinizu' growing near,
renewing these as they wither.

Gathering Flowers.
SGATHER flowers, lady fair,
/ Gather while you may;
Summer blossoms, now so rare,
They are all delicate in hue, and of rich Soon will fade away.
perfume. The rose, all over the world, Twine the blossoms, lady fair,
is the emblem of love and joy. It is pre- Into wreaths to-day;
eminently the poet's flower, and many Twine them in your dark-brown hair
beautiful poems upon it have been writ- Before they fade away.
ten. Scott says very prettily : Summer flowers well compare
With youth and beauty gay,
The rose is fairest So free they seem from every care;
When 'tis budding new, Alas! they will not stay.
And hope is brightest Winter frosts will chill the air,
When it dawns from fears; The blossori-. ,A' 'ecay;
The rose is sweetest Winter win,.;; w: r dely tear
Washed with morning dews, The fine.-' ; away;
And love is loveliest Gather them, i-., lady fair,
When embalmed with tears. Gather while 5 '. may.

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52 T T re ick Bear.

house, the porter had only a single para
to receive.
As they went upstairs, the merchant
said, If you will resign the last para, I
will give you three pieces of advice. Be
it so," said the porter. "Well, then," said
the merchant, if any one tells you it is
better to be fasting than feasting, do not
believe him. If any one tells you it is
i s better to be poor than rich, do not believe
him. If any one tells you it is better to
walk than ride in your carriage, do not
-- ,believe him." My dear sir," replied the
astonished porter, I knew these things
Thje Trick Bear. before; but if you will listen to me, I will
give you such advice as you have never
BLACK bears are frequently tamed and heard." Then the porter, throwing the
taught to perform tricks. They need no basket down the staircase, said : If any
training to make them stand on their hind one tells you that one of your vases is un-
legs, for they do that when they are wild. broken, do not believe him." Before the
But they are also taught to carry a stick merchant could reply, the porter made his
as a soldier carries his musket, to dance at escape, thus punishing his employer for
the sound of music, and to do other things his greediness.
that seem surprising to those who think
only of them as savage, ungainly beasts.
The black bear, however, is the least say- In the Highlands,
age of the bear family, and will never IN the glorious summer time, when the
attack man, except in self-defense, or to heat and dust of town life make it well-
protect its young. nigh unbearable, it affords intense pleas-
ure to ramble over the hills and through
-- the mountain glades. There are shady
nooks and fresh cool breezes, and cascades
Too Greedy. of purest water, and a hundred things
that delight and charm the senses. The
THE Arabs tell a story to show how a party represented in our engraving are in
mean man's philosophy overshoots itself, the Highlands of Scotland, a famous re-
Under the reign of the first caliph there sort for the English people in summer.
was a merchant in Bagdad equally rich The ladies have a Scotch guide who
and avaricious. One day he bargained knows where all the picturesque scenery
with a porter to carry home for him a is to be found, and who cannot lose his
basket of porcelain vases for ten paras. way, as unattended tourists often do in the
As they went along, he said to the man, Highlands.
My friend, you are young and I am old; The people of this region, who are
you can still earn plenty. Strike a para called Highlanders, used to be as pict-
from your hire." Willingly !" replied the uresque as the country. Some of them
porter. This request was repeated again are so now, having a language which
and again, until, when they reached the Englishmen can hardly understand.

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54 The Diver.

-- and be able to stand upright. His copper
helmet is fitted with glass windows so that
he can see what he is doing. The thing
like a knapsack on his back is a reservoir
S for air, which is pumped down to him from
a boat above. A speaking tube is also
Attached to his helmet, and a careful man
in the boat holds it to his ear.
S "i *' When the Diver wishes to be pulled
up to the surface he has only to say so,
and strong men pull him up by the ropes
fastened to his suit.

iREVENGE is a momentary triumph,
;, which is almost immediately succeeded
-, I'- iby remorse; while forgiveness which is
.. the noblest of all revenges, entails a per-
Ij Epetual pleasure. It was well said by a
-- e05::_ Roman emperor that he wished to put
'' an end to all his enemies by converting
-' them into friends.

A Steep IPailway.
ON the opposite page we give a good
..- picture of the steepest railway in the
.'..f. world. It is in Switzerland, and runs
from Montreux, on the shore of Lake
SLeman, to Glion on the mountain 1,700oo
.. "' feet above. As there are 5,280 feet in
S a mile, our readers can see that the
ascent is nearly one-third of a mile. There
are two cars like the one seen at the
lower end of the track. When one comes
down, it pulls the other up by means of a
wire rope.
The Diver. To make the descending car heavy
enough to pull up the ascending load,
HERE you see a Diver ready to be about seven tons of water are pumped
lowered into the water, where he can into it at the summit, and discharged
mend a ship's bottom, or look for treasures at the lower end. The railway was built
in the bottom of the sea. His dress is of in 1883. It is an excellent device for
water-tight india-rubber, and the soles of ascending a mountain wherever there is
his shock ; are of lead, go that he will sink plenty of water on the top.

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56 Eider Ducks.

children, and the women often know as
well how to sail a boat as the men.
S-- Our engraving shows a fisherman, thus
Accompanied by his wife and child. They
/'--- _I- ----- are returning to their home, having left
-- the open sea and entered the little bay.
-- -- -- The wind is blowing hard, and the ap-
\ :- l --pearance of the clouds indicates an ap-
-,,-C 7 preaching storm. All sail is set, and the
Fisherman is glad to have the assistance
of the wife to help him steer the boat.
Sometimes the fishermen have to go
out at night, and then, if a storm arises,
/ the women and children anxiously await
-- the coming of morning and the return of
the boats. It often happens that they
never return at all, and the strong hus-
band and father who so cheerfully kissed
them all as he sailed away is never again
Eider Ducks. heard from.
THE Eider duck lives in Iceland and There is a sad poem by Charles Kings.
Norway. It is prized very highly for the ley, which tells how-
soft down on its breast, which is very val- Three fishers went sailing out into the
uable. When it lays its eggs, it strips the west-
down from its breast to cover them and Out into the west as the sun went down;
keep them warm. When the down is Each thought of the woman who loved
taken, the male bird will take the down him the best,
from his breast. The female will often And the children stood watching them out
cover the eggs with down twice, but this of the town;
leaves her breast almost bare and she can For men must work, and women must
take no more. If the nest be robbed of weep;
the down more than twice, the eggs will And there's little to earn, and many to
freeze. The down gatherers are very keep,
careful not to let this happen, for they Though the harbor bar be moaning.
want the young ducks to hatch.
Three wives sat up in the lighthouse tower
-- And trimmed the lamps as the sun went
The F. down ;
The Fishermar. And they looked at the squall, and they
THERE are on the coasts of Europe looked at the shower ;
many towns where the people live almost And the rack it came rolling up, ragged
entirely by fishing. Unless the weather and brown;
be very rough, they hoist their sails and But men must work, and women must
put to sea every morning, to return again weep,
at night if the wind and weather will per- Though storms be sudden, and waters
mit. In these daily excursions they are deep,
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58 Th e Young JMusician.

God bless the little children,
St No matter whose they are!
The peasant's child may come to be
In wit, in wealth, or war,
Far, far beyond our dreaming ;
For poverty's no bar.
God bless the little children,
4g A C No matter whose they are !

God bless the little children,
For yet we do not see
God Bless the Little Celildrer. What good men, what great men,
GOD bless the little children, These little ones shall be-
Wherever they may be- What preachers and what poets,
Far away in the country, What men of noble mind;
Down by the sounding sea-- What true and loving women,
S,ike flowers in the crowded city. What wives and mothers kind!
Like birds in the forest free,
God bless the little children So tenderly and graciously
Wherever they may be. Let little children grow;
They may be linked with hosts above
Whether they walk in splendid homes, Or heroes be below;
With satin-sandalled feet, For as they sit around our hearths,
Or wearily run bare-footed Who can their future see ?
Adown the busy street; So may God bless them, every one,
Whether they kneel at eventide Wherever they may be !
Beside a mother's knee,

Thle Yourtg Musiciarl
WHAT a picture of happy childhood is
S" this of the little clarionetist and his sister.
The songs of birds, the chirping of crick-
ets, and the many sounds that make the
woods vocal in summer are all about
them, and the air is fragrant with blos-
soms. In the careless abandon of youth,
he has thrown himself on the grass to
.. ".-'" ----- .-- show his sister how well he can play.
c, ,.. His audience is certainly not a large
one, but it is appreciative. No Italian
Or lonely sleep in orphan homes, professor would be listened to with
Still tenderly pray we, greater pleasure. It is a brother's love
God bless the little children, that calls forth the notes, and it is with
Wherever they may be I" a sister's love that she listens.

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; ',i!.,,.- l.' .;ll. I pictures were called daguerreotypes.
-')---: 'L ,tf .-_.1;I I. Lf Great improvements have been since
--:-, -'.,i .' made, and pictures are now taken not
--!-- only much better, but much cheaper.
---i The old-fashioned daguerreotypes are
now no longer made.

_. THE most beautiful single pearl in the
.-- world is in Moscow, weighing twenty-
I- eight carats. In the French crown jewels
_'- I' '' : aIis a pearl as large as a pigeon's egg, val-
Sued at $io,ooo. Pope Leo X. bought a
pearl of a Venetian jeweler for $70,000.
-;-. Black pearls are found in the Gulf of
I-, ", Panama and in Western Australia. Pink
-pearls are found in the rivers of South
America, and in the Bahama Islands.
S The price of the best is about $30 a
grain. In the Persian Gulf, there are
St thousands of pearl divers. They begin
II at sunrise, and work till noon, holding on

Takir g Baby's Portrait. Ttiis young lady is caught in the act of
admiring herself. She, no doubt, thinks
HERE's baby having her picture taken, she is very beautiful, but if she believes
How still she stands, where they have that others have as good an opinion of
placed her on the sofa. We cannot see her as she has of herself, she is mistaken.

camera, and when he gets the focus just dress is spoiled by vanity.

in this way was first discovered, but their We are glad to see, from the style of
mothers and fathers can. It was then dress, that the portrait is not of an Amer-
thought to be a wonderful thing to do, ican girl. The home of the original is
and so it was. probably in Spain, where frivolous vanity
The process was first discovered by a and coquetry are much more common
Frenchman named Daguerre, and so the than in this country.




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62 7WintePr.

: Irl the Polar Regiors.
I T is impossible to form an idea of a
S tempest in the polar seas. The icebergs
are like floating rocks whirled along a rapid
'current. The huge crystal mountains
Sdash against each other, bursting with a
Sroar like thunder, and returning to the
charge until they tumble over in a cloud
of spray, upheaving the ice-fields, which
S--fall afterwards like the crack of a whip-
lash on the boiling sea. The sea-gulls fly
away screaming, and often a black, shiny
whale comes for an instant puffing to the
0- .surface.
The cold is by no means so insupport-
Winter, able as is supposed. We passed from a
heated cabin at thirty degrees above zero
SUMMER joys are o'er, to forty-seven degrees below zero in the
Flowerets bloom no more, open air, without inconvenience. A much
Wintry winds are sweeping, higher degree of cold becomes, however,
Through the snowdrifts, peeping insufferable if there is wind. At fifteen
Cheerful evergreen degrees below zero a steam, as if from a
Rarely now is seen. boiling kettle, rises from the water. At
once frozen by the wind, it falls in a fine
Now no plumed throng powder. This is called sea-smoke. At
Charms the woods with song; forty degrees, the snow and human bodies
Ice-bound trees are glittering; also smoke, which smoke changes at once
Merry snow-birds twittering, into millions of tiny particles, like needles
Fondly strive to cheer of ice, which fill the air and make a light
Scenes so cold and drear. continuous noise, like the rustle of a stiff
Ss silk. At this temperature, the trunks of
Winter, still I see trees burst with a loud report, the rocks
MIany charms in thee;t break up, and the earth opens and vomits
I love thy chilly greeting, smoking water. Knives break in cutting
Snow-storms fiercely beating, butter. To talk is fatiguing. At night
And the dear delights the eyelids are covered with a crust of
Of the long, long nights. ice, which must be carefully removed be-
fore one can open them.
ALL contact leaves its mark. We are On the shore or on the solid ice-and
taking into ourselves the world about us, sometimes we do not know whether it is
the society in which we move, the impress on the land or the sea-the people build
of every sympathetic contact with good large huts of ice slabs and snow, and
or evil, and we shall carry them with us manage to keep quite comfortable. They
forever. We do not pass through a have to dress in bear and seal skin furs,
world for naught; it follows us because it and eat large quantities of whale blubber
has become a part of us. and other fat, to keep them warm.

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S ''i In the time before the thrush
SHas a thought about her nest,
'- Thou wilt come with half a call,
S'". Spreading out thy glossy breast
Like a careless Prodigal;
Telling tales about the sun
SWhen we've little warmth or none.

An Old Tree.
J. I THE oldest tree on earth, so far as any
one knows, is, says a contemporary, the
Bo" tree in the sacred city of Amra-
Spoora, Burma. It was planted in 288 B.C.,
9. : and is, accordingly, over two thousand
years old. Its great age is proved by
''' ;' historic documents, according to Sir James
-- -. Emerson Tennent, who says, "To it
kings have even dedicated their dominions,
S-:-- in testimony of belief that it is a branch
of the identical fig-tree under which
-.- Buddha reclined at Urumelya when he
:_- underwent his apotheosis."

Tl1e Celadine. A Wirtter's Walk.
THIs is the earliest of the flowers, As pleasant as is the summer, whichwe
coming before the snow is yet off the all enjoy, it would lose many of its pleas-
hillsides. Some country folks in Eng- ures if we had not the cold winter to
land, call it the swallow-herb, for they say compare it with. If we had continual
that the swallows use it to restore sight summer we should tire of it, as they do in
to their young when they become blinded, the tropics. It is because we have the
Wordsworth, who was a great admirer of winter and summer alternately, that we
all the flowers, and, indeed of all of na- can enjoy both. There is nothing more
ture's beauties wrote of it: invigorating than a walk in winter, when
Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, the white snow glitters in the sun which
Let them live upon their praises ; cannot melt it. The little lass in our
Long as there's a sun that sets, picture evidently enjoys it, though Jack
Primroses will have their glory ; Frost nips her face cruelly.
Long as there are violets,
They will have a place in story; MAN'S value is in proportion to what he
There's a flower that shall be mine, has courageously suffered, as the value of
'Tis the little celadine. the steel blade is in proportion to the
S .tempering it has undergone.

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nal. It is as follows. The Princess Rho-
dope, about B. C. 679, was bathing, and
left her shoes upon the bank of the river.
An eagle pounced on a shoe, and, carry-
ing it off to Memphis, dropped it into the
lap of the king. The king, struck by the
small size and beauty of the shoe, sent
forth a proclamation for the owner. The
S.. messengers found Rhodope, who was pre-
"" -- sented to the king, and he married her.

Faces in tlhe Fire.
Happy Childhood.
Down the dimpled greensward dancing, DID you ever gaze into the grate of
Bursts the flaxen-headed bevy; flaming fire, and fancy that you saw myri-
Bud-lipped boys and girls advancing, ads of faces and grotesque forms there ?
Love's irregular little levy. That is what the two girls in our engrav-
ing are doing. The elder one is evidently
Rows of liquid eyes in laughter, a miss well in her teens. She is finding
How they glimmer, how they quiver the faces in the fire," not for her own
Sparkling, one another after, amusement, but for that of her younger
Like bright ripples in a river, companion. As the fire flickers and the
faces come and go, now hideous, now
handsome, singly and in groups, but ever
changing and hurrying, as in fright or
sport, she is giving full play to her imagi-
nation, and weaving wonderful stories to
please and interest the little one beside
That she is interested, the artist has
made very clear. Books and dolls are
.. thrown aside, and, with hands clasped to
..';. her breast, she is eagerly listening to the
tales of brave knights and fair ladies, of
""-.,,- ~ giants and fairies, that seem to appear
and vanish in rapid procession.

AN Oriental potentate once bade his
The Story of Cirderella. prime minister compose for him a motto
that would answer both for seasons of
THE story of Cinderella has been vari- prosperity and adversity. Here is the
ously traced to Italy, France, Arabia and sentence which he had engraved upon his
Egypt, but the Egyptian version has the signet-ring: "This too shall soon pass
best right to be considered as the origi- away."

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,. Thou art summoned by a spell
From the green leaves of the wildwood,
.. (.. From beside the charmed well,
For Red Riding Hood, the darling,
The flower of fairy lore !
__ The fields were covered over
With colors as she went ;
SDaisy, buttercup and clover
Below her footsteps bent;
SSummer shed its shining store;
'I She was happy as she pressed them
Beneath her little feet;
S... She plucked them and caressed,them,
SThey were so very sweet;
They had never seemed so sweet before
To Red Riding Hood, the darling,
The flower of fairy lore.
SToo long in the meadow staying,
Where the cowslip bends,
I With the buttercups delaying
: As with early friends,
Did the little maiden stay.
Sorrowful the tale for us;
We, too, loiter mid life's flowers,
A 't A little while so glorious,
So soon lost in darker hours,
.,111 | I All love lingering on their way,
j Like Red Riding Hood, the darling,
The flower of fairy lore.

: ;I Ir Doubt.
THERE are frequent occasions when
boys and girls, as well as men and women,
____-________find themselves in doubt. If we are sure
we are right, we should not hesitate be-
cause of doubts as to the results of our
Little Ped PidiTg Hood. action; but it is sometimes well to be in
doubt, for then we take time to seriously
COME back, come back together, consider.
All ye fancies of the past, This young lady has received a letter,
Ye days of April weather, and she is in doubt what to say in reply.
Ye shadows that are cast Is it an offer of marriage ? If so, she
By the haunted hours before does right to consider it carefully. What-
Come back, come back, my childhood, ever it is, she is not going to act hastily.

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..r. ----_--- _-: -- -^ This mother, too, has a husband at sea,
-- -- and she is straining her eyes to determine
whether the sail, that appears like a speck
is his vessel. The night is coming, and a
-- !storm may arise, and the sailor maybe
lost within sight of his home. The little
Sones are as anxious as the mother for
-- papa's safe return.

' .Davy Joles' Locker.
SOME old sailors devoutly believe that
Davy Jones' Locker is at the bottom of
the sea. Its mouth is between two gi-
gantic mountains, whose sides gradually
Srecede like a funnel, for hundreds of
miles. All currents tend thitherward at
-- a certain phase of the moon, and thus
.--.- every lost ship and every drowned sailor
: -:.:eventually drifts into it. When angered
---.- by such offences as setting sail on Friday,
:__ --_--___= ._=_:__-_ carrying dead bodies, killing cats, drop-
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TI e Sailor's Wife. lieve that Davy will personally appear
and demand satisfaction, sometimes being
As we look at this picture of the *
s we l t this p e of te satisfied with the sacrifice of one man,
mothabe clasped to her e sho, with the and sometimes pulling a ship and its crew
babe clasped to her breast, and the chil- down into his locker.
dren by her side, we are reminded of the
poem of Mr. Stoddard, entitled
The Fisler Lad.
VERY careless and unconcerned appears
Through the night, through the night, the fisher-boy in the engraving, but while
In the saddest unrest, guiding his boat at sea or furling his sail
Wrapped in white, all in white, in a storm, he is quite another person.
With her babe on her breast, Then his strong arms have plenty to do,
Walks the mother so pale, and his courage is severely tried. But he
Staring out on the gale is used to hardship and danger, and his
Through the night heart never quails in the fiercest gales.
Through the night, through the night,
Where the sea lifts the wreck TALENT and worth are the only lasting
Land in sight, close in sight, grounds of distinction. To these the Al-
On the surf-flooded deck mighty has fixed His everlasting patent
Stands the father so brave, of nobility; and these it is which make
Driving on to his grave the bright immortal names to which all
Through the night, may aspire.

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72 Going to the Ball.

Going to the Ball.
H-IERE'S Master Tomn and sister Kate; The fancy ball to which they're going
They're going to the ball; Is held but once a year;
If they tarry till they're late, By all they say and all their showing
They cannot go at all. It must be very queer.
Kate is dressed in silk and laces, I fear that Kate's a little vain
And Tom in velvet fine; Of her new dress to-night;
Just to see their smiling faces Tom says it will be sure to rain-
Is worth your while and mine. Then 'twill be ruined quite.

MaideA Fair.
BLESSINGS on thee, maiden fair, But, maid, not all thy beauty lies
With wealth of flowing, golden hair, In golden hair and lustrous eyes;
Ruddy cheeks and laughing eyes, These but attract, but cannot bind;
As clear and bright as summer skies. 'Tis in the heart true charms we find
No gem of art, no jewel rare, There is a beauty of the heart,
With woman's beauty can compare; A well of beauty in the soul,
'Tis now and ever was the theme That to the features will impart
Of poet's verse and artist's dream. Sweet graces which we-all extol.

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What is noble ? Is the sabre
.' Nobler than the humble spade?
"! "There's a dignity in labor
S', .ruer than e'er pomp arrayed.
S_ ,' .He who seeks the mind's improvement

S. Every great commanding movement
..Serves not one, but all mankind.
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.- : 'Mid the dust, and speed, and clamor
Of the loom-shed and the mill;
'Midst the clink of wheel and hammer
Great results are growing still.
Though, too oft, by Fashion's creatures,
Work and workers may be blamed,
Commerce need not hide its features,
Industry is not ashamed.

What is noble? That which places
th_ Not Truth in its enfranchised will ;
__------ aLeaving steps, like angel traces,
=- That mankind may follow still.
E'en though Scorn's malignant glances
Wer dell Phillips. Prove him poorest of his clan,
MR. WENDELL PHILLIPS died January 2, He's the noble-who advances
1884, at the age of seventy-two yeais. Freedom and the Cause of Man.
He was an eloquent lecturer, and he
employed his eloquence for many years ---
in favor of temperance and against
slavery. He was one of the first men in The End of the C11apter.
the North who openly opposed slavery in
public lectures, and he soon became one OUR engraving needs no explanation,
of the most popular orators in the United for it explains itself plainly enough. The
States. setting sun finds the old lady deeply
absorbed in her book, and she steps to
W1at is Noble? 9the western window to take advantage of
at is Nole ? the fast fading twilight to finish the
WHAT is noble? To inherit chapter. There is a suggestion in the
Wealth, estate, and proud degrees ? picture that is more serious. The old
There must be some other merit lady is in the twilight of her years, and it
Higher yet for me than these-- is growing dimmer and dimmer. It will
Something greater far must enter soon, at the longest, fade entirely away,
Into life's majestic spar:" and there will be no more dawn in this
Fitted to create and centre world. She is, indeed, nearing the end
True nobility in man. of the chapter.

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76 Tinldow Gardenind.

tions, Why ought I to do thus or so?
.i What ground is there for self-denial in
'; T- this or that direction ? What evil can en-
,.. '-.,,,., sue from simply gratifying my desires ?"
If he cannot find answers that will satisfy
his intelligence, he is indeed in a perilous
Condition. If he has to begin now, alone
S '' and unaided, to search for them, the
I"C 'chances are that in his eager and feverish
..'..L'' condition he will find none, or, finding
,-- them, they will fall flat and lifeless.
Happy the youth who has been so
I ,' ._ wisely instructed that such questions bring
their own answer instinctively to his mind,
'and who finds that, although he grad-
S ually leans less heavily on the authority
of others, he can trust more implicitly in
the great laws and principles on which
they have based their teachings.

Window Gardeiring.
S-- THERE is no more delightful occupation
--- -_ than that of raising house plants. The
I boys and girls of the country have abun-
dant room and opportunity for gardening
Wild Verorica, in summer, but in the city, out-of-door
Sa m v o t gardens are impossible, and there are por-
THEroni are many varieties of the Ve- tions of the largest cities where flowers
ronica or Speedell family of plants, and and plants are never or rarely seen by the
the simpler kinds grow wild in almost children. But there are few homes, even
every part of Europe and America. The in the darkest and most crowded districts,
blossoms of some are red, others are where plants of some kind cannot be
sometimes pink, and others blue. In raised in pots. Their care will afford a
Sweden and Germany the leaves were real pleasure to any child, and they will
once used as a substitute for tea. In our make the home healthier and happier.
country some of the varieties are used In the winter, this is true also of the
for medicine, country children and homes. In London,
societies have been formed for the pur-
Obedience, pose of distributing flowers and seeds to
poor children, and each year a flower
THERE comes a time in the life of each show is held and prizes distributed to
young person when he ceases to receive those who have succeeded best. It is
as infallible the dictum of his parents and quite affecting to see how the little ones,
teachers. Hitherto their word may have who can have no other pets, have learned
been his conscience, but now he ques- to love their favorite plants.


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80 A Lady of Qu&een Elizabeth's Tine.

the warm spring sunshine melts the snow,
each living plant will come forth refreshed
and ready to grow, and bloom anew with
greater beauty than ever. The flowers
have only slept, and the snow that puts
them to sleep preserves them from in,

SING praise to God!
The winter at last-
So snowy and cold,
Though it lingered-is past.
Old winter, farewell !
al tNow, sunshine and showers,
Come, deck the bare fields
ad n g s w With grasses and flowers.

Sing praises to God !
SThe sky now is clear;
Come back, little birds,
Come, April is here

A Lady of Queen Elizabetl1's
TIIEY had some queer fashions in dress
-' in the time of Queen Elizabeth. The
queen was very beautiful and many beau-
.7' tiful ladies flocked to her court, where
they vied with each other in the elegance
of their dress. The styles would hardly be
considered pretty in these days, but they
~ "were thought so then. They were much
more becoming with the ladies than they
were with the men, for the latter dressed
The Snow. in most absurd, foppish costumes. Can
our young readers tell how long ago
T.iE snow falls fast, and will soon cover Elizabeth was ueen of England ?
all the ground, burying the bright flowers
and green grass. As we bid good-bye to
these beauties of summer, to be covered WOUND no one's feelings unnecessarily.
as with a shroud, we must not think of There are thorns in abundance in the path
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Baby May. cuckoo is first heard in the woods, every
village girl kisses her hand and asks the
CHEEKS as soft as July peaches; question, "Cuckoo, cuckoo, when shall
Lips whose dewy scarlet teaches I get married ?" And the old folks, borne
Poppies paleness; large round eyes, down with age and rheumatism, inquire,
Ever great with new surprise; Cuckoo, when shall I be released from
Minutes filled with shadeless gladness; this world's cares ?" The bird, in answer,
Minutes just as brimmed with sadness continues singing Cuckoo" as many
times as years will elapse before the
object of their desires will come to pass.
But, as some old. people live to an ad-
Svanced age, and many girls die old maids,
the poor bird has so much to do in
answering the questions put to her that
Sthe building season goes by; she has
to" .,no time to make her nest, but lays her
eggs in that of the hedge-sparrows.

A. Letter from Town.
THIS young lady has stopped in her
walk to read a letter from her friend in
the city. It is a bright summer day, as
you can see. The flowers are in bloom,
and no rude breezes disturb the surface
of the bay. There is hardly a doubt
about the contents of the letter; certainly
Hands all wants, and looks all wonder a good portion of it is devoted to the
At all things the heavens under; expression of ardent wishes that the
Tiny scorns of smiled reprovings writer were with her friend in the country.
That have more of love than loving; Perhaps she is coming, but from the
Mischiefs done, with such a winning serious expression on the reader's face it
Archness, that we prize such sinning. is quite likely that the visit is delayed, or
S.altogether deferred.
Loveliness beyond completeness; Perhaps this serious expression is due
Sweetness distancing all sweetness; to the longings of the reader to be
Beauty all that beauty may be ;- in the city. If so, she is not to be
That's May Bennett, that's my baby. complimented for her good judgment, for
who that knows the discomforts of city
life in the summer would prefer it to the
surroundings of our young lady at this
Why tlhe Cuckoo Builds rio Nest. moment ? She is much better off where
she is, enjoying the perfume of the blos.
HERE is the Danish reason why the soms and the freshness of the summer
cuckoo builds no nest of her own. When breezes, than she would be in the bluster-
in early spring-time the voice of the ing, noisy, dusty city.

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his chapel, and then he began to travel,
preaching in all the large cities. He is a
powerful preacher, and wherever he goes
great crowds flock to hear him.

ST1e Errnpty C11air.
S OUR engraving tells its own story, and
", a very sad one it is. Nothing so surely
'' :renews our grief for the loss of a loved
a relative or friend as the sight of the favor-
B' ite chair which he or she occupied when
Gi alive. Here is the desk with the writing
i.l :,' ',' materials, just as they were last used by
their owner, who can never use them
Sl 't : again. The chair is just as it was pushed
/ back for the last time. By its position it
mutely invites its old occupant to ease or
labor; but the invitation will forever re-
'- main unheeded.
The attitude of the fair young form be-
Mr. D. L. Moody. side it speaks volumes of grief that never
MR. MOODY, whose portrait we give can be written. Be she wife, daughter, or
here, has become famous as a preacher. sister of the missing one, the chair will
With Mr. Sankey, the author and singer always remain vacant to her, and there is
of the sweet Sunday-school songs, he has a place in her heart that can never be
traveled in this country and in England, filled by affection for another. The dumb
and everywhere both of them have been brute at her feet shows that his grief is
warmly welcomed, quite as sincere, and who knows but that
Mr. Moody was born in Massachusetts it may be as intense ? He has been the
in 1837. His father died when he was a faithful follower of the master that is gone,
little boy, but his mother was a religious but the depth of emotion stirred within
woman, and she taught her boys to do him, at sight of the vacant chair, we can
right and shun evil. When Mr. Moody never know.
was seventeen years old, he went to Bos-
ton, and became a clerk in a store, and IT is the man who emphasizes it," not
soon after he went to Chicago to fill a he who emphasizes "I," who is of the
similar situation. highest value. Every employer knows
He began his missionary work in Bos- how to prize a conscientious subordinate
ton, where he induced many young men who makes the employer's interest his
and -boys to attend church and Sunday- own ; and society will be dull indeed if it
school who never attended before. In does not prize its conscientious servants,
Chicago, a chapel was built for him to who in every walk of life make its best
preach in, and many who heard him were welfare and happiness their first and main
converted. The great fire burned down concern.

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86 Cacreless Freddie.

Careless Freddie. A Mite Soirg.
FREDDIE has been to the baker's for ONLY a drop in the bucket,
sweet-cakes. He has a kind heart, so he But every drop will tell;
said to himself: I will not eat them all The bucket would soon be empty,
up like a pig, but will take some home for Without the drops in the well.
sister Annie." When he arrives home, he
-. Only a poor little penny-
.- It was all I had to give;

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And some toys; they were not new,
SBut they made the sick child happy,
SWhich has made me happy too.

Only some outgrown garments-
So --- They were all I had to spare;
S But they'll help to clothe the needy,
And the poor are everywhere.

I God loveth the cheerful giver,
Though the gift be poor and small;
What doth he think of his children
When they never give at all ?

-- The Fairy GodMrother.
finds that his cakes have all been lost, THIS is not a real fairy, by any means,
through a hole in the bottom of the bag. but as the children gaze at her rich dress
Gip, who has followed his master home, and the toys that she has brought to
with his nose to the ground, can probably Baby, they can well imagine that she is
tell where the cakes are. Annie is no one. As she dangles her gold watch for
better off than though Fred had eaten Baby's delectation, the little one sticks
them all himself. Like some other folks her chubby fingers in her mouth in dumb
we know, he has generous intentions, but amazement. She will learn to love her
they are all spoiled by his carelessness. rich godmother one of these days, and to
look forward to her visits, but at present
IT is the infirmity of little minds to be she sees in her only a booful lady."
taken with every appearance and dazzled It is clear that her older sisters have not
with everything that sparkles ; but great been so fortunate as to have such a god-
minds have but little admiration, because mother, but they are none the less glad
few things appear new to them, that Baby has one to bring her presents.

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The Golden Goose.
IT was once on a time. No sooner a finger
As we have been told, Had he softly laid
When fairies were living, On the goose's gold wing,
In good days of old, Than there it fast staid;
And could change, at their will, His sister came running
Goose feathers to gold,- To lead him away-
A boy, who was friendless, When once she had touched him
Determined one day She too had to stay;
To better his fortune The sweeper of chimneys
By going away. Thought he'd be her beau,
When he took hold of her
A fairy had given him He couldn't let go.
A golden goose, The fool came up slyly,
Which he led by a string, With theft in his mind,
So it couldn't get loose; And he had to follow
And whoever touched it, Them, skulking behind;
The good fairy said, The stout beadle says, Ah !
Must follow wherever The thief I'll arrest,"
The goosey was led; But he could not get off
Whoever laid hands on Though he tried his best
The followers so, His lady got frightened
Must go on wherever To see him act so ;
The others would go. He said, Come along, dear,"
And she couldn't say No."
As he went on his way, Her little black puppy
With goose at his heel, Stuck fast to her gown,
A mischievous boy thought And thus the procession
A feather he'd steal. Marched all through the townR

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90 A .Noble Dog.

A Noble Dog. Preparing for Graduatior.
THE large Newfoundland dog whose THESE young ladies are soon to grad-
portrait we give has saved no less than uate from school. There is much work
five lives. The last was that of a little yet to be done before the final event, and
girl about ten years of age. She was they are busy fitting themselves for the
playing with some other children on the last examination. While one is absorbed
steps of Cleopatra's Needle, in London, in her task, the other, for the moment,
when she overbalanced herself and fell has dropped her book in her lap, and is
into the Thames river. Her companions lost in day-dream-land. In her thought,

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master, heard them. The noble fellow at and she is dreaming of the life beyond,
once sprang into the water and reached free from tasks and the cares of schooL
the child in a few seconds; grasping her Ah her cares may multiply as she grows
firmly by the clothing, he soon brought older, but let us wish that she may ever
her safely to the shore, without injuring be as happy as now. Now they look for-
her in the least with his sharp teeth, ward, with pleasure, to the life that will
SSuch a hero well deserves to have his succeed the school days. By and by they
picture taken. will look back to the school days with regret.
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92 Winter Roses.

S-EVERY action, with its natural conse-
Squences, forms a whole which cannot be
broken. Emerson says on this point:
Justice is not postponed; a perfect equity
adjusts its balance in all parts of life.
Every secret is told, every crime is pun-
ished, every virtue rewarded, every wrong
redressed, in silence and certainty. What
we call retribution is the universal neces-
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-, ever a part appears. If you see smoke,
there must be fire. If you see a hand or
-- -- .. limb, you know that the trunk to which
S cig n I ow it belongs is there behind.
MOTHERS calling now, Every act rewards itself, or, in other
Dandelion tells me so, words, integrates itself. Crime and pun-
And tells me true; ishment grow out of one stem. Punish-
All the blossom blows away- Z>
All the blossom blows away- ment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens
I've staid too long from home to-day, within the flower of the pleasure which
And so have you. concealed it. Cause and effect, means
and end, seed and fruit, cannot be sev-
ered, for the effect already blooms in the
cause, the end pre-exists in the means,
the fruit in the seed.

Winter hoses.
OUR engraving is probably so named
by the artist because the fair companions
are in the full bloom of womanhood.
They well remember their budding school-
a girl life, and love to recall it and to talk
over its incidents. Perhaps they have
not met since that time, and now that
-- they are married they have much to say
S~of present hopes and cares as well as of
past joys and sorrows. The winter frosts
have stilled the life of nature about them,
but summer time is yet in their hearts.
PRETTY Polly How pleasant it is, when the snow cov-
Take my Dolly; ers the ground and no green thing is to
See how her new dress fits be seen, to remember the beauties of
No! no says Lou, spring-time and summer. So it is pleas-
It will not do; ant to recall the scenes and incidents of
She'll tear her all to bits. youth.

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94 Dress cMaking.
Fine clothes, will it not take all the
ii .il girls' time to dress and undress them?
S -- i. They love their dolls, but they have
i' other things to do, and we do not think
-- -- __ that they are so silly as to play with
.them all the time.

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S* ., 'i' Night and the darkness are near.

_. Through the shadows that frown
And baby has nothing to fear.

Shut, little sleepy blue eyes;
-'. Dear little head, be at rest;
"i 'J' Jesus, like you,
Was a baby once, too,
And slept on his own mother's breast.

--j .i " --"-- Sleep, little baby of mine,
'. -- Soft on your pillows so white;
!i.! Jesus is here,
S--'-' ..' ---- To watch over you, dear,
S'And nothing can harm you to-night.

I O, little darling of mine,
S___ -- What can you know of the bliss,
-- The comfort I keep,
S_- Awake and asleep,
S- Because I am certain of this ?
Dress Makirg. KNOWLEDGE, truth, love, beauty, good-
FLORENCE has a sewing party. She ness, faith, alone can give vitality to the
has invited her five little friends to spend mechanism of existence; the laugh of
the afternoon with her, and help make mirth that vibrates through the heart, the
Dolly some new dresses. Ada has tears that freshen the dry waste within,
brought along her doll, and they will the music that brings childhood back, the
make a new dress for her, too. Such prayer that calls the future near, the
fittings, and cuttings, and bastings, and doubt which makes us meditate, the death
trying on and taking off! When they which startles us with mystery, the hard-
have used up all the bits of silk and ship which forces us to struggle, the anx-
cambric, the velvets and laces and other iety that ends in trust, are the true nour-
materials, the dollies will have so many ishment of our natural being.

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96 Ferns.

STle Triple Pledge.
;j^ ''-l- ~WE will not buy,
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'- We will not use,
We will not take
Wine, cider, beer,
S Rum, whiskey, gin,
", Because they lead
Mankind to sin.
We will not smoke
The smoker's pets,
3:_- "Those little things
Called cigarettes.
--We will not chew,
We will not snuff,
Ferns. Or waste our time
In playing puff.
FERNS are, perhaps, the most graceful In playing puff.
of all our plants, and it is a pleasure to We will notcurse,
study them. There are many varieties- Though many dare
some which grow in the damp, shady Open their
woods, others that are found only on the T crse and sear
S, To curse and swear.
dry ledges. Some flourish best in the Our words shall be
sun, others in the shade. They are all, Both pre and plain
however, very beautiful, and their leaves We will not take
are easily preserved by laying them be- God name in vain.
tween folded sheets of paper, or between
the leaves of an old book.
Some writer on ferns has said that
they appear to be made to show how per-
fect a leaf can be. They are the oldest Sigrnirng the Pledge.
of all plants ; their impressions are found
in the earliest rocks, showing that they Now we are all here," says mamma,
grew long before man was created to in- we will all sign the pledge in my new
habit the earth. Some of them, at that Temperance pledge book. No, you must
time, grew as large as most of our forest not be the first, Freddie ; let George, who
trees grow to-day. The walking fern has is the oldest, sign after me, then Henry
an interesting habit. As each leaf bends and Kate and Edith and Mamie; then you
over till it touches the ground, it takes may write your name." Freddie cannot
root and becomes a new plant, which re- write like the others, but he can make
peats the process, thus appearing to walk, the letters very well. Mamie wants her
step by step. There are many other in- mamma to tell them a story, and she
teresting varieties. The more ferns are promises to do it when they have all
studied, the more beautiful they appear. signed the pledge never to taste or handle
In fact, this is true of all plants, but it is the intoxicating drink which makes so
especially true of ferns. much want and misery in the world.