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powerful, and intellectually great, but our ideas of the Home of Taste merely they have not discovered the secret of to matters so important as disposition thoroughly ameliorating the condition in the temper of the inhabitant, or of suffering humanity, or of making a neatness merely in the arrangement of more equal distribution of the good the furniture. There are few pockets things of this world, which the great that cannot afford some of the auxiliaFoh has intended for us all.

ries of refinement. It is melancholy, indeed, to think that the residents in

London and other great cities seldom A HOME OF TASTE.

can cultivate the smallest plot of garden BY EDWIN PAXTON HOOD.

ground. They cannot train the brier, (Concluded from page 16.)

the jasmine, or the honeysuckle around A HOME does not depend for its Taste their porch. What an innocent com. upon its pictures, its statues, its furni-panion, what a holy and most charming ture, or even its books. I have many | book a garden is! What inspirationdear friends belonging to the Society of what instruction – it affords! What Friends, and for the most part the strict hours it weans from less hallowed oc- : ness of their discipline tolerates few of cupation! The man who has his bit of the former of these. Yet I know few garden to attend to lives the days of his of their Homes that are not Homes of courtship over again. Blessings upon Taste. A Home is the transcript of the it, and all the gentle lessons that its moral disposition and habit of feeling; meek-eyed flowers preach! What tenthe visible painting of the internal life. derness in the quiet breath that at all How possible is it to crowd the rooms seasons floats over it! Blessings on it, and to cover the naked walls with artis- / with its rose-bush and its convolvulus, tic deformity—to exhibit in every corner and its sweet-williams and sweet-peas! of the building a studied departure from And blessings on the little green frame refinement, sensibility, and, most serious before the door, and the bow-pot in the of all, from truth; and, on the contrary, window! And the solitary flower-pot how possible is it to exhibit with little up there, what though the old widow furniture—with few means—without a has no garden, bless her old soul ! look painting or an engraving—the picture at her there, with her neatly crimped of a quiet and contented spirit, a truth cap, she is just watering her pretty ful and rightly ordered mind. How plant. I don't know the inside of her easy it is to be neat—to be clean ! How house, but where there is so much ateasy to arrange the rooms to the most tention to little doinestic elegancies, graceful propriety! How easy it is to depend upon it there is a Home of invest our houses with truest elegance. Taste. Engravings, too, shed their Elegance resides not with the uphol spirit over a household; the calm porsterer or the draper; it is not put up traits of the great and worthy dead with the hangings and curtains; it is exercise a great influence over me. I not in the Mosaics, the carpetings, the could look on those over my own fire rosewood, the mahogany, the candela- place until they seem neither absent or bra, or the marble ornaments; it exists departed, but living yet. Every good in the spirit presiding over the cham- | picture is the best of all sermons and lecbers of the dwelling. Contentment must tures. We imbibe the soul of the picalways be most graceful; it sheds sere ture; our heart is as a stream where nity over the scene of its abode; it | the portrait is imaged. If we would transforms a waste into a garden. The truly school minds, we should exercise Home, lightened by these intimations faith in good pictures. The humour of a nobler and brighter life, may be and the cheerfulness of one, the serewanting in much which the discontented nity and contemplative quiet of the desire; but to its inhabitants it will be a other, the historical deportmen; of palace, far outvying the oriental in another; thus we may make our parbrilliancy and glory. But in the pre- | lour an Art Union—a Vernon Gallery ; sent period of civilization and improve and when pictures are to be obtained so ment, there is no necessity for confining | readily, it is scarcely pardonable if we





he sanctitas


do not. The sense informs the soul. pointed and earnest inculcation of

catever you have, have Beauty. Let | sound, generous, noble, Christian sentieauty be on the paper on your walls. / ments and principles, along with intel

15 as easy to choose a paper sugges- / lectual culture and literary instruction uve of the lovely in colour and form, as in the susceptible minds of our youth; the uncouth. So in earthenware. We and no teacher, of either sex, who is no longer tolerate the old yellow jug. ) fully aware of the responsibility of his Vur pottery, in the course of the few office, and of the sway which he or she last years, has assumed the various

exercises in the world's government, curves and shapes of Beauty. Passing wil

| will willingly fail to embrace every opthrough a street a short time since. I portunity to blend the formor with the noticed a woman chaffering for a mug.

latter. We know a school in which She indignantly refused one of a some

the master aims to accomplish this what rough and ancient appearance,

| object at the same time that he teaches and se

selected one of a more Etrurian or penmanship. Thus, instead of using truscan mould. It was clear that, the copper-plate copy slips published

mouka, she was a poor and illiterate for schools, which express sentiments roman, the spirit of Beauty had touched often too intangible or quite meaning

er heart, had entered her habitation. , less to the pupils, he has adopted Why should not every household object

original ones more adapted to the de sanctified with this grateful charm? | wants of humanity, and the spirit of Fach Each chair, each table each tea or the age. Here's a sample or two chamber service, and every object for

Christianity and War are utterly opposed. kitchen or parlour, for the home of the

America boasts of liberty and enslaves millions. poor man, artizan. or mechanic, I would

Eternal friendship between France and Eng

land! have thema

all worthy of a Home of Taste. Governments are only for the benefit of the The Home of Taste, the Beautiful and

people. Lovely Home, the Home of Virtue, of

Remember this text “Thou, God, seest me.”

Christian England owes 800 millions for fighting: megance, of Simplicity. The Temperance preserves health, character, and Home o

religion, too, for there can be money. no true Taste where the hallowing and

Character is more than Station. consecrating hand does not touch all.

Liberty is the birthright of every man.

The pen is a mightier weapon More than anything else. this sublimes Giving is better than receiving.

Giving is better t and elevates the soul. The Keep cut of debt. sacred lessons of a father's love, the

Where one will not two cannot quarrel. lesson of the auner

Knowledge and Slavers are incompatible. me all-pervading presence of Soldiers kill their enemies, Christ says, “love the Divine: this it is which transforms

them.” Art into Religion. Hence, as those

Virtue, not a coronet, marks true nobility. pieces of genius have been the most

Abstain from all intusicating drinks.

Shame on America that treats men as cattle. awful in the impression they produce,

War is nations run inad. the most stupendous, and the most perpe

The pen is the tyrants' fce. tual in their influence

Do unto others as you would be done unto. ir influence, which have been

Honesty is always the best policy. veneath the influence of the Freedom of the Press is always the safeguard religious sentiment, so that human life,

of Liberty. over which this sentiment sheds its se

Vote according to conscience. lectest influens

uences. will be the highest. Who does not recollect many of the holi

Ppiest.-will be the most re- copies he used to write when at school?

us individuality, and be most | How important, then, that they should assuredly best fitted to build the Home be worthy of remembrance, and emof Taste.

body principles calculated to promote the progress of humanity, and become

germs of noble actions. Copy slips for HINTS FOR SCHOOLMASTERS schools, with the above or kindred AND TEACHERS.

sentiments, we consider a desideratum. UNDOUBTEDLY one of the best and Who will take up the idea, and transsurest means of really and truly pro- | fer it from the world of thought into moting the Public Good, is by the i the world of fact?

H. M.


the actions and elevates the s



can neither read nor write must enjoy

but a pitiably small development of her BY ONE OF THE PITMANS. | mental faculties; and her moral feel Of the many philanthropic objects ings can never be fully cultivated inwhich the present generation has origi- such a state of ignorance. How unfit, ' * nated, that which heads this article is therefore, must she be to superintend, very far from being the least import the education of the precious charge, ant. Its projectors Tanne Pitman and which Providence has committed to her) Alexander John Ellis, are of course

care! The demoralization consequent i called a couple of mad-brained enthu | upon such lamentable ignorance is too, siasts; but this is not the slightest painful a subject to dwell upon. “But reason why we should not examine all this,” you say, “is granted; the phy. their proposed reform and give ear to sical condition of the people only needs the arguments upon which it is founded. I to be remedied, and then they would The world may smile contemptuously have abundance of time to bestow upon. at the great project they have under the acquirement of the arts of reading taken--so it did at railways, and steam

and writing, and to enjoy the blessings boats, and the penny post, and every

thence to be derived." No; the physical thing else that promised to do aught | degradation of the people is not the only for the progress of humanity.

cause of their ignorance. It is fearfully Literary pedagogues may denounce powerful in producing it, we own, and the new movement as revolutionary we fervently desire its removal ; but and absurd, as the Jews did with Chris. there is another cause scarcely less tianity itself. Popular prejudice and potent, but which seems to have esthe ex cathedra dictum of the esteemned caped the attention of the majority of among men form no argument against | educationalists. Strange it is, but it. a proposed reform. whencesoever it never for a moment strikes them that a comes, or by whomsoever it is origin- | better system of learning to read and writer ated. This has been said a thousand might be adopted. times, and a thousand times proved by

(To be concluded in our next.) the facts of history; it is, nevertheless, a truth which needs reiteration, and

WHO SHOULD EMIGRATE? can hardly be too often repeated.

WHEN AND WHERE? The spelling reform proposes to re

DEAR GEORGE,— Your enquiries are ; medy a serious evil-an undoubted important, and not only concern your obstacle to the progress of education. self as an individual, but are of national The evil is briefly this :-We learn from importance. Thousands have gone to . the reports of the Registrar-general that our colonies who were physically and in this land of ours, which we are so morally unnitted for the state or

morally unfitted for the state of things fond of calling enlightened, and in by which they found themselves surthis nineteenth century, when, as we rounded; whose habits and customs would fain make ourselves believe, were of a confirmed character, and as education is within the reach of every natural as life for the residents of large body, five millions of individuals are towns and cities, but totally inapplicable unable to read even a child's primer ; to the wilds and woods to which they and eight millions cannot write their found themselves transplanted. The own names. One out of every three village mechanic and the artisan from men, it is stated, and one out of every the town, whose productions are in retwo women, who were married in 1846, quest by the poorer class of individuals signed the marriage register with marks. rather than by the upper ranks, are the Think of that! half of the married wo men to go to a new country. Smiths, men of England unable to write theirown sawyers, carpenters, shoemakers, wheelnames ! We cannot but regard this as wrights, boat-builders, and those who can deplorable indeed, especially when we wield an axe in preference to those who think of the importance of maternal can pen a poem, or write a history. "pprnce in forming the minds of the The pen is mightier than the sword

ng generation. The woman who | after the pioneer has cleared the way



and prepared men to appreciate truth. institutions; but the national vanity is Pilgrim Fathers and first occupiers of a | not always agreeable to a stranger, who foreign land, must see to the raising food feels that he is not as free to dispute and as the first great necessity, and many express an opposite opinion as he was years pass before emigrants entering accustomed to do at home. Were I upon their labours can give much time about to emigrate, I would, if possible, to the cultivation of the refinements of quit England in the Autumn, should life. You as an inhabitant of a city will my destination be to the United States have to submit to the deprivation of or to Canada; as, after landing, arrangesome luxuries; but if conventionalism ments could all be made by the time has not crippled your mind, the new spring arrived. But mechanics may circumstances will more than atone for start off in the early part of the year what you leave behind. Examine mi- | without disadvantage. It is not of so nutely every plan which is put forth to much importance what period of the induce you to go to lands where gold is year one starts for some of the other to be had “as plentiful as blackberries.” | countries I have remarked upon; but Do not connect yourself with any sectar- I hope to have an opportuniiy to give ian scheme. Rival sects and proselyting you more in detail my opinion respectreligionists have often substituted in ing emigration generally, and I conclude the native mind an ignorant burning by a fervent hope that if you decide on zealotry for the original superstition, going, you may realize the poet's deand in New Zealand, the natives esteem clarationthe missionary, not so much for his teach “There is a pleasure in the nathless woods, ing—which the nature of their language Ther is a rapture on the lonely shore, prevents them fully comprehending-

There is society where none intrudes

By the deep sea, and music in its roar." as for the blankets he has to distribute.

Yours, In New Zealand you have a climate and

FELIX CURTIS. soil suitable foran Englishman; and now that the game of cross purposes between the company and the government has THE FORCE OF AFFECTION. been played out, it is a desirable spot When Francis I. was made prisoner at to emigrate to. In South Australia, Pavia, a gentleman named Bauregard New South Wales, and Van Dieman's was one of those who were obliged to Land, you have in the towns and sub- effect their escape; and being unwilling urbs an appearance of buildings, ships. | to return to France to witness the conster

nation that prevailed. he repaired to Turin; churches, &c., strongly reminding you

where in a little time, he grew enamoured of the land we live in ; while the

of a lady named Aurelia Bauregard was pastoral and agricultural districts are an accomplished cavalier; he excelled in prolific and picturesque--a sunny sky military exercises; was elegant in person, and a teeming soil.

well-informed in mind; and of such enPort Natal is about the youngest! gaging manners that it was inipossible to and most capable in many respects of discourse with him, without feeling an inour colonies. The natives are a peace- terest in his fortunes. Aurelia was a feful race, voluntarily placing confidence 'male possessing the attractions of her sex in our rule and protection. There is

in a peculiar degree. In beauty she was

i pre eminent; and in wit and gracefulness already an agricultural and horticul

of denortment very superior. Bauregard tural society there; prizes are given for soon became smitten with her charms, and cotton, indigo, coffee, sugar, tobacco, solicited her hand in marriage. Aurelia wheat, barley, &c., all of which must affected to disregard his passion: she inbe the produce of the district.

cessantly reproached him with being a "The Government Colonization Cir Frenchman, inheriting all the flightiness cular," price 2d., will afford you valuable

and insincerity of his countrymen. Bauinformation respecting the colonies ge

regard assured her that he was exempt nerally, which are under British rule ;

from such defects, and declared himself

canable of sustaining the greatest efforts to and if you incline to go to the United

prove the force of his attachment. « Well States, you will find a noble country, then,” said Aurelia, with much pleasantry: with a rich soil, and liberal governmental “I require you to be dumb for one year.

Bauregard, in testimony of his acquies

Cheap Dainties. cence, answered only by a sign; and, on reaching his native seat, explained himself

OATMEAL PORRIDGE. to his servants only by nods and tokens.

Ingredients—12-oz. of meal, and 1-oz. of salt, Every one thought he had lost his speech, to 3 pints of water. and very sensibly deplored his misfortune. Instructions.-Dissolve the salt in the boiling Physicians were sent for, who prescribed water, and then add the meal, previously rub. their remedies, which he refused; and on

bed smooth, in a little cold water, and allow his visiting Aurelia, he observed the most

the whole to boil gently for about 20 minutes.

Serve, poured into saucers, or a mould, to be perfect silence, testifying only by placing eaten with treacle and milk. his hand to his heart, and by the expression

PEAS AND SAGO SOUP. of his eyes, the fervency of his regard. Au-! Ingredients.--4-02, of peas, 4-oz. sago, 13-0z. relia appeared not to be moved by his fi- of butter, and t-oz. of salt. delity, but ordered him to absent himself.

PEAS SOUP. He returned to France. On the liberation

Ingredients.- 1 pint of split peas, 2 quarts of

water, boil with ?-oz, of salt and a little pepper, of Francis, Bauregard, who had been no

(and an onion if preferredl) about an hour beticed by his sovereign, appeared at court.

fore eaten, a tablespoonful of oatmeal, and a The monarch, touched at his mischance, little butiér: mix well together and stir into ! sent for the most skilful of the faculty, the soup. A stale crust of bread boiled with who proposed many prescriptions, wbich either of the above is a great improvement. he effected to comply with, without success.

PANCAKES. He was then visited by certain empirics,

Coarse wheaten meal and milk, made into

a batter, and a small portion of soda added, whom he amused in the same manier he

poured upon a pan in small cakes from a spoon, had done the physicians, but they could and eaten with a little sugar. effect no good.

RICE PANCAKES. Soon after, a female, professing to have Two tea cupsful of ground rice, and one of a particular secret, applicable to the case,

| flour, beat up in milk, cooked and eaten in the presented herself to the king, as a person

same way as the whcaten ones.

INDIAN PANCAKES. who had performed very extraordinary cures.

Indian corn made in the same way as rice is Her beauty struck the monarch very for

very palatable. None of these cakes need eggs cibly : he sent for Bauregard, who was to make them light. even more surprised than the king at the

RICE PUDDING sight of the fair practitioner. “To show | Ingredients.-6-oz. of rice, 3 pints of milk, you, Sire," said the pretended empiric,

and 3-oz. of sugar. in the celerity with which I restore the loss

Instructions.--Pick and wash the rice, put it

in a dish, add the milk and sugar, and a little of speech, by a single word I will accom

nutmeg; bake it in a slow oven. plish the cure. Speak,” said she to Bau- !

APPLE AND BREAD PUDDING regard. Immediately the tongue of the Ingredients.--7-lb. of bread crumbs, 13-lb. of chevalier resumed its functions. It was apples, sugar, and butter. Aurelia herself, whose heart relented, when Instructions.--Pare and cut the apples as for she had been informed with what steadi. 1 a pie, put a little butter in a deep pie dish, ness her lover had executed the order she

then a layer of apples and sugar and bread

crumbs, then another layer of apples and sugar had prescribed. Sensible now of the ar

and bread and crumbs. Lay a few small pieces dour of his affection, she repaid his con of butter on the top, and bake in a moderate stancy by a confession of the tenderest kind; oven. and relating the particulars of this singular

RHUBARB TARTINE. occurrence to the king, the lovers were

Teke as many rhubarb stalks as will fill a united in marriage. witli many expressions

baking dish, and lay them in water for ten miof regard for their future welfare by all

nutes; then butter a dish, and put at the bot

tom of it some bread cut in slices, about a who knew them.

quarter of a inch thick, toasted and soaked a

few minutes in some boiling water, poured into The most ancient provincial paper in Eng. a plate with two table spoonsful of moist sugar land is the Lincoln, Rutland, at Stamford in it. Cut the rhubarb in pieces an inch long, Mercury, which was started in 1695; the York and fill the dish, then put some slices of toaster Courant appeared prior to 1700; the Worcester bread, the same as under, to cover the top. " Journal in 1709; and the Newcastle Courant the crust is cut from the toast, it is an improvein 1711. The Nottingham Journal places itself ment; any other fruit will do. fifth on the list, dating from 1716.


ht of two eggs in flour, the same in paper stainps issued in the United Kingdom, I sugar, and two eggs; beat the eggs and sugar in the year ending 5th January, 1819, was | together until they are a nice froth; do not pu 90,928,408, of which 83,002,788 were charged the flour, till they are quite ready to put my

Ar to a at ld, and 8,925,620 at 4d. The number issued 'the oven, then beat the eggs and flour in England and Wales was 76,180.832 ; in Scot- froth, and bake them in cups--strew powce land, 7,673,918 ; and in Ireland, 7,073,658. I sugar over them,

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