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sails of the boats, and the dancing figures on carried, with the sprinkling of flowers, and their decks; while the same effect is produced sounds of music and singing, to the church, in the wooded shade of the shore, by the gipsy- which it is intended to adorn. The figures are like fire, burning low beneath the branches. His numerous; the combinations of colour good; "Evening in the Rosy Time of the Year” is a but we observe a certain stiffness and angularity charming English landscape, in an artificial at- in the draperies, and a repetition of the same mosphere of red light.

face, in the group of priests beneath the open But while on this subject of high colouring, window. The children are charmingly painted; let us turn to Millais' wondrously-painted and so are the flowers at their feet : while the " Rescue.” A fireman (one of those real heroes, tops of the trees, that show above the wall, are who hazard life and limb for the preservation of very coarsely executed. There is a fascination the property and lives of others) is descending in the picture, a grandeur in the composition, the stairs of a burning house, with three children and stately freedom from turmoil and crowd. whom he has rescued; while the mother, pros- The whole seems to move before us, with a trate at the foot, is looking up her gratitude and calm solemnity, religious rather than trijoy. The subject is full of power and originality. umphant. But let us turn from this quaint The calm, brave face of the man looks a por- old world story to the reality of Stanfield's trait. We have seen just such self-reliant, intrepid “Dutch Boats entering the Zuyder Zee.” Well faces beneath the helmets of this fine corps. we remember those short, yellow seas, and the But the reflection of the burning stairs seems pilots' legends of the drowned lands beneath to scorch us while we gaze; real living fire ap- them. pears to radiate from the vanvass. But, ef- “Squally Weather," by W. A. Knell, is fective as is the crimson glare on the fireman's another nice bit of marine painting. Nor must helmet and the boy's night-dress, we question if we (for all our space is exhausted), overlook it is not too vivid on the flesh : the boy's legs look " A North Sea Breeze, on the Dutch Coast," as if they were encased in a cardinal's red stock by E. W. Cooke, full of genius and vigour : the ings : and we object to the awkward terror of wild sky, and vexed sea; the broken spume, the children, and the long-drawn drapery, and foaming on the shore ; the reflection of the attenuated form of the mother.

lurid light upon the shallows; the picturesque The other wonder of the Exhibition, is Mr. F. form of the Dutch craft, with her coloured Leighton's “Procession of Cimabue," the sails, looking like autumn leaves, and the hardy property of her Majesty: A strange-looking figures of the scheveling fishermen, who are enpicture, the back-ground of which is a cold deavouring to haul the “Pinck” out of the surf, grey wall, beside which extends the procession. make up a charming picture; and fully bears The canvass is a large one. The laurel-crowned out the promise exhibited in this artist's painter, clad in white, walks before the banner- “ Zuyder Zee botter” of last season, like painting of the Madonna, which is being

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SPRING FASHIONS.

with a guipure heading. A bonnet of fancy straw,

with poppies and corn on one side, coming over near A gown in taffetas of La Vallière grey, with three the face ; on the other side a bow of ribbon the colour flounces illustrés with deep dents of sky-blue of the poppies. Strings of straw-coloured taffetas gauze ribbon. Between each dent is a bouclette of ribbon. A parasol of white moire antique, with a ribbon with falling ends. Mantelet Parisien, high, border of roses round the edge. Straw.coloured formed of wide ruches of gauze ribbon, bordered

gloves. with velvet pois, in rows one over the other, on the foundation of the mantelet, and two flounces

A gown of spring-green taffetas, with bayadères each edged with a similar ruche of gauze ribben: bands of emerald green. Collar and sleeves in Straw-coloured gloves. Collar and sleeves in fine English point, and under-sleeves of puffings of tulle

illusion. embroidery. Bonnet of sky-blue crape : a liséré of

A marron mantelet, with two deep, sky-blue taffetas, and bunches of white and sky- flounces, decorated with a full ruche of gauze ribbon blue feathers ; in the inside two roses almost hidden with satin stripes. Bonnet of white taffetas perlé, in blonde at one side. Blue strings.

with a knot of blonde and taffetas on the top of the A gown of violet taffetas, buttoned up to the bonnet, and branches of flowers falling down at each throat with large amethyst buttons of a rounded side. Swedish gloves of apricot colour. form, Mantelet formed of entre-deux of guipure, One of the latest fashions in articles of lingerie, is and bands of black velvet, terminating by a fringe' that of introducing velvet with tulle, in sleeves. It is original, and very pretty. I have seen tulle i sleeves, also, in spotted tulle, with narrow rows of sleeves formed of a bouffon and band, and four bar- velvet on the volants, which look still better. row rows of black velvet, placed at equal distances on A great many spotted muslin corsages are only the band, which forms the wrist. The tulle I saw waiting for some warm weather to make their ap. thus used was figured. There are some Duchesse pearance. They are almost all made with bretelles.

H O N E Y COM B.

SCIENCE AND RELIGION.-We are far indced them earn twenty times that they cat; and then from delighting in the tendency of some authors on what exquisite pleasure, to have yoiil garden, yard, natural sciences to drag-in religious vicws at every orchard, or wood alive anii vocal with the music o, turn, thus secularising things sacred in the attempt merry birds. Plant trees for them, build houses if to sanctify things profane. We avow our belief that necessary for them, and let no cat, dog, nor boy crer the province of natural theology is confined within molest them, and they will teach you lessons of donarrow and very definite limits, although within mestic bliss-prcach you sermons - and warble you these limits it excrcises a just and incontestable such hymns as you never heard elsewhere. Be kind jurisdiction; but we delight not in the pedantry of to your birds. -- Ohio Farmer. converting treatises of science into doctrinal compilations. There is, however, an opposite pedantry

DINING IN THE OLDEN TIME -Twelve o'clock as worthy of condemnation. We conceive it to be

was considered a late hour for dining, a supper was impossible for any well-constituted mind to con

seldom later than six; but forty years previous to template the sum and totality of creation, to

this period, over the dining-room of Secretary Pacca generalize its principles, to mark the curious re- was written this inscription, Pransurus ante X ne lations of its parts, and especially the subtle chain venito, post X ne maneto—" Come not to dine of connection and unity between beings and events either before or after ten.” In 1627, the Counts of apparently the most remote in space, time, and con

Erbach dined at nine in the morning; and, in 1648, stitution, without referring inore or less to the doc- the time of this meal in the establishment of Ernest

, trines of final causes, and to the design of a

Duke of Saxe-Gotha (ancestor of Prince Albert), superintending Providence. We call it the highest was at a quarter before eleven in the morning, pedantry of intellect to put to silence suggestions summer and winter, and supper at a quarter before which arise spontaneously in every mind, whether six; and, in more recent times, the grandfather of cultivated or not, when engaged in such contempla- our gracious Queen (George III.) dined at one and tions.

supped at ten.-Romance of Hampton Court. EXCLUSIVENESS.—The man who spends his life THE PHENOMENA or COLOURING, — The cowithin the limits of his own parish, or county, or

lour of all organic productions appears to rary even within the confines of his pative land, must with the position those productions occupy on the necessarily have restricted and erroneous views of all earth; for, whilst the equatorial regions produce that lies beyond. The local seclusion in which lie tints of the most opposite and bcautiful character in has lived, by circumscribing the field of personal ob- the vegetable kingdom, these gradually degenerate servation, and restricting his immediate knowledge in brilliancy, until approaching the limits of vegetato few and siniple objects, inevitably narrows the tion, where the most prevailing celour is that of range of his general intelligence; and all the rast white. Not only are flowers thus acted upon by world of being, action, and science that lies without climate; but birds and animals, inclusive of man the borders of his contracted circle is to bim a re- himself, are alınost equally influenced by the geogion of vague mystery, if not of falsehood and de- graphical position they occupy.--Medical Times. lusion. Of all that language can teach him he is able to interpret, with some approximation to truth, while yet in Paradise, and, after his fall, was com

ILLUSTRIOUS FARMERS.-Adarn was a farmer the sinall portion only which happens to correspond with the ideal types in his mind. To the manded to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow. meaning of the rest he has no key, and no test for Job, the honest, upright, and patient, was a farmer; either its truth or falsehood. Within the scope of Socrates was a farmer, and yet wedderi to the glory of

and his firm endurance has passed into a proverb. his immediate intelligence he may be clear-headed, his immortal philosophy. Cincinnatus was a farmer, prudent, and perspicuous; beyond it, he is a child, and the noblest Roman of them all. Burns was a simple, uninquiring, and credulous, ready to receive farmer, and the muse found him at his plough, and bis principles of faith and morals from his parents, filled his soul with poetry. Washington was a as he does his inheritance to think of distant things farmer, and retired from the highest carthly station and incidents as his neighbours think, and to believe to enjoy the quict of rural life, and present to the the lies that are told by every plausible knave who world a spectacle of human greatness

. To those wishes to practise upon him.

names may be added a host of others, who sought SPARE TIE BIRDS. - On no pretext whatever peace and repose in the cultivation of their earth. should farmers or gardeners permit their birus to be The enthusiastic Lafayette, the stedfast Pickeriva, disturbed. Instead of killing them or frightening the scholastic Jefferson, the fiery Randolph-all them away, they should make use of every means found an El Dorado of consolation from life's cares in their power to induce them to increase in number, and troubles in the green and verdant lawns that and become more tame and familiar. The worst of surrounded their homestead.

COMMERCE.—Commerce tends to wear off those early as the reigns of Henrys VII, and VIII., we prejudices which maintain distinction and animosity learn from an incidental passage in Erasmus, that between nations. It unites them by one of the leaden tokens of low value were in use, though strongest of all ties, the desire of supplying their whether sanctioned by the Government or not is unmutual wants. It disposes them to peace, by estab- known. Similar tokens were, however, in use withlishing in every state an order of citizens bound by out such sanction in the reign of Elizabeth. They their interests to be the guardians of public tran- were called "pledges” or “tokens," passing as halfquillity. As soon as the commercial spirit acquires pence and farthings, being issued for convenience by vigour, and begins to gain an ascendant in any grocers, vintners, &c., who felt the great want of society, we discover a new genius in its policy, its small change. It appears singular that some sort alliances, its wars, and its negotiations.

of copper coinage was not attempted at that time, MUSIC AND WINE.-Surely there is no essential as it had long existed, and had been found advanconnection between music and wine. Apollo and Bac- tageous, not only on the continent, but also in Scotchus are not Siamese twins; wine-glasses and qua- land. The matter was taken into consideration by vers and semibreres are not sisters, not even second Elizabeth, who decreed that copper or leaden tokens cousins. In the natural world music and temperance should henceforward only be made at the Royal a re plainly sisters. The blackbird, thrush, canary, Mint, and only of pure copper, and that the halfand nightingale, all exquisitely musical, drink penny should weigh 14 grains, and the farthing ? nothing but water, and smoke nothing but fresh air. grains. Neither, however, was issued, though A grove or wood in spring echoes with feathered patterns exist. It was probably on the failure of musicians, each a tectotaller, and ever singing, and this scheme that the Queen granted to the city of never dry.

Bristol the privilege to coin tokens to circulate in COMMENCEMENT OF COPPER COINAGE. — As' that city, and ten miles round.-Humphreys.

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The scythe, shears, and pruning-knife, are in fre- , four of the strongest, and pinch off all superfluous quent requisition this month. Mow, sweep, and buds; the young shoots near the ground, which do roll lawns and grass. plots; trim off the overgrowth not run to flower, will make layers, if required, in of shrubs, &c ; remove decayed flower-stalks; dress July. As the buds swell, tie a piece of bast or and clean paths and borders. As the foliage withers, worsted round the middle of them, which must be take up the bulbs of hyacinths and tulips, and dry moved as the flower expands. Then cut a circular carefully before storing; crocuses may also be lifted. piece of card, with a hole in the middle, and slit it It is necessary to remove the earth from all bulbs through from the outer edge to the centre, so that before putting them away; but in doing this, avoid it may be opened and fitted under the petals, which rubbing off the outer skin.

it supports and keeps in position. If the weather is Tulips must not be taken up till the stem decays, dry, water occasionally. and the leaves turn brown. Annuals.-Continue to sow some of the showy to one stem, should have the side shoots topped, to

Fuchsias, if trained, as formerly recommended, sorts for succession ; Virginia stock, Venus' looking, thicken the lateral branches, and strengthen the glass, Clarkia, and Collinsia, if sown now, will leader. Those intended for the window in autumn bloom in autumn; they will require to be freely will make fine specimens, if planted out early this watered. Thin those that are already advanced, month. Stake and tie them to suit their various and stick twigs about thein to support them. Bien- positions, and encourage their growth by watering nials and perennials to bloom in spring may still be them once a week with liquid manure. The finer planted. A few annuals in pots will fill up very prettily the places of the bulls that have gone off, in shady borders, and keep from the sun by means

soris may now be struck from cuttings; plant them either in the flower-beds or the window.

of tiles placed upright. These plants require to be Calceolarias. — These showy plants look well, regularly supplied with water, and shaded from the either singly or in masses; they may now be safely direct rays of the sun in bloom. planted out, and will be all the better if a little peat is mingled with the mould in which they are set. Half-hardy Plants, such as heliotropes, ver

Carnations.--Thin the flower-stems to three or benas, pelargoniums, &c., may be propagated this

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