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sarily well acquainted with their habits the idol before wbich the heart has bowed ; and feelings, their virtues and vices. His unless he gives it a holier and a higher lectures have always been characterized object of worship, he does poor service to bv a genial warnith of sentiment, and our humanity. Mr. Hood is none of these. marked by considerable versatility of Neither is he a believer in the wisdom of power. His sympathies are active, and our ancestors; for him Providence has no are alwavs enlisted for the pure, the backward path. He turns his longing lovely, and the true. He speaks to the eyes to the rising sun, and does not spend masses, and he has found it necessary to his time in vain regrets upon the dying make his appeals to the heart. The affec- glories of the twilight. tions have to be won before the intellect Mr. Hood's book will be valuable to can be touched : hence the success of a l those, especially, who have little leisure class of teachers, of whom Mr. Hood is a for reading, and who cannot consult distinguished member. They have gone heavier works. The author is a great to the humble and the poor; they have reader. He has accumulated a great spoken to them of improvement, and have mass of facts and information. A patient awakened desires which had previously no reading of his book will supply a pretty existence. They have done more. They accurate representation of our present have shewn the people that they were not condition, and a fair view of the machinery powerless in the matter, that they could at work to correct what is wrong. Mr. help themselves, and must do so, or re- | Hood has evidently his own favourite main where they are.
plans, but he does not inculcate dependMr. Hood has produced such a book as ance upon any one plan: he does not seek we should have expected from him. Some to build new systems. He evidently has may think it too ambitious in design, and not the most abundant confidence in comin execution failing far short of the aim, bination, association, or any other of the To give a picture of the age, and to sketch schemes for securing, by rule and mea. its architects is no holiday pastime, Mr. surement, human felicityMr. Hood Hood has not attempted to give a com- would like to develope and establish the plete picture, filling in, at the same time, individuality of man: this is the only all the figures, painting, at once, the way to success. That condition of society whole theatre of action and the actors where every man will be fully and usewho are treading its stage. He has suc fully employed, wbich gives exercise to ceeded in giving a series of glimpses of the greatest number of faculties, is the society as it is; he has fully succeeded in best adapted to advance the mind in shewing that old things are passing away, practical knowledge, and to secure the and that new institutions must arise- happiness of man. fitted to our wants, our intelligence, and The work before us is worthy of an atour growing power. Throughout the tentive and careful perusal. The sentiwhole of his ten chapters there is a healthy ments spread over the chapters, and hopeful tone; he is not querulous, nor interspersed with opinions and facts from despairing in any thing. He believes, other sources justify all we have said of and his is no timid, doubtful, hesitating Mr. Hood. If he is not a close or profound faith, that man is capable of improvement, thinker, he has great facility in catching that he is not hopelessly selfish and hold of the common-sense view of a subwicked, and moreover, ihat he is now im- ject, and giving to his own views forcible proving. We have teachers, or rather, expression; and yet he is no utilitarian, we should say, talkers, who are ever pulling i in the strict sense of the term. His down, whose destructiveness is unceasingly quotations are happy. In some few at work; they make their disciples dissa- | instances he has quoted at second hand. tisfied with the past and present; but this should be avoided. In one thing they do nothing to build up, to awaken we confess ourselves disappointed. Mr. new life: they destroy faith in all existing | Hood has been an acute observer of men things. That man does no good who to- | and things; he has had great opportunitall destroys our faith, or rather all up- ties. We should have liked to have had on which it has reposed: he may shiver / more of his own experience among the GOLDEN RULES FOR YOUNG SHOPKEEPERS.
humbler classes of society given to us. , their workshops, and their homes, would The mistake made by all our writers on be invaluable contributions to our present social subjects is the same. They follow stock of knowledge. the fashion, give us statistical details, or We hope our readers will make a speedy statements from government and other acquaintance with Mr. Hood's volume; authorities, shewing the evils of society, for we assure them they will be amply We are somewhat tired of this. The ac- repaid for the money and time they may tual experiences of men like Mr. Hood, expend on it. who see the people daily in their meetings,
GOLDEN RULES FOR YOUNG SHOPKEEPERS.
BY SIR RICHARD PHILLIPS. 1.-Choose a good and commanding situa- | stock, of remnants, of spoiled goods, and of tion even at a higher rate or premium ; for waste ; for it is in such things that your no money is so well laid out as for situation, profits lie. providing good use be made of it.
13.-In serving your customers be firm 2.-Take your shop door off the hinges at and obliging, and never loose your temper, seven o'clock every morning, that no ob --for nothing is got by it. struction may be opposed to your customers.
14.---Always be seen at church or chapel 3:-Clean and set out your windows on Sundays, never at a gaming table : and before seven o'clock, and do this with your seldom at theatres or at places of amuseown hands, that you may expose for sale
ment the articles which are most saleable, and
15.-Prefer a prudent and discreet to a which you most want to sell.
rich and showy wife. 4.-Sweep before your house, and if
16.-Spend your evenings by your own required, open a footway from the opposite
fire-side, and shun a public-house, or a side of the street, that passengers may think
sott.sh club, as you would a bad debt. of you while crossing, and that all your
17.-Subscribe with your neighbours to a neighbours may be sensible of your diligence.
book club, and improve your mind, that you 5.-Wear an apron, if such be the custom
may be qualified to use your future afllue of your business, and consider it as a badge
with credit to yourself, and advantage to of distinction, which will procure your re
the public. spect and credit.
18.-Take stock every year, estimate 6.--Apply your first return of ready
your profits, and do not spend above one money to pay debts before they are due, and
fourth. give such transactions suitable emphasis by 1 claiming discount.
19.-Avoid the common folly of expend7.-Always be found at home, and in
ing your precious capital upon a costiy
architectural front; such things operate on some way employed ; and remember that
the world like paint on a woman's cheek, your meddling neighbours have their eyes
repelling beholders instead of attracting upon you, and are constantly gauging you
them. by your appearances.
20.-Every pound wasted by a young 8.-Re-weigh and re-measure all your
| tradesmen is two pounds lost at the end of stock, rather than let it be supposed you
three years, and two hundied and fifty-six havenothing to do.
pounds at the end of twenty-four years. 9.--Keep up the exact quality, or
21.-Remember that prudent purchasers flavour, of all articles which you find are
avoid the shop of an extravagant and ostenapproved of by your customers; and by
tatious trader; for they justly consider, this means you will enjoy their preference.
that, if they deal with him, they must con10.- Buy your goods for ready-money as tribute to his follies. often as you have any to spare ; and when
22.--Let these be your rules till you have you take credit, pay to a day, and unasked.
realized your stock, and till you can take 11.- No advantage will ever arise to you discount for prompt payment on all purfrom any ostentatious display of expendi- | chases; and you may then indulge in any ture.
degree which your habits and sense of 12.-Beware of the odds and ends of a su lonce suggest.
Everybody's page. SCARCELY a day passes but we receive some little trifling contribution in the shape of a hint, a stanza, "a suggestion for the public good,” “ an aid to progress,” a charade, “ a theory for the practical,” or it may be a witticism, a recipe, or an anecdote. As we “ would not willingly let die” these “ little unconsidered trifles," and as we are particularly desirous that as many as possible should co-operate with us in our earnest endeavours to please, instruct and elevate our readers, it is our intention to have “an Everybody's Page” in each future number of our little work. Our appropriating a small space in this manner will afford an opportunity to those who have trifles worth contributing to give the public the benefit of them in their own language. We are aware of the pleasure which springs up in the heart of any one who has contributed his quota, however small it may be, to the raising of an institution or the advancement of any good work. Some time since, one of the Temperance Societies of Liverpool hit on a very happy expedient to aid itself in the erection of a Lecture Hall. It had the representation of a brick impressed on several thousand small cards, and sold the cards at a penny each. It was supposed that a brick, the mortar used with it, and the price of putting it in its place would altogether cost a penny—and any one who bought one of the cards contributed a brick to the erection of the building. We can easily imagine the pleasure which any friend to Temperance, who had bought any one of these cards, must have felt when he passed the lecture hall, from the reflection that he had been instrumental in putting one brick there. And why should not a similar feeling arise in the heart of any one who may send a trifle to our “Everybody's Page," when he reflects that he has contributed a brick to that great edifice of social purity, political liberty, and natioanl prosperity which the Public Good is assisting to erect. CHARADE.
THE TRUTH DOTH NEVER DIE ! Come blend ye muse, and lend thy magic aid, Though kingdoms, states, and empires fall, Combined with Sphinx, the founder of And dynasties decay ; Enigma,
Though cities crumble into dust,
And nations die away;
Which once were proudest of the proud,
We'll mourn not o'er the silent Past :
Its glories are not fied;
Be numbered with the dead.
We'll grieve not o'er what earth hath lost. To 5 and 2 Egyptians bent the knee
It cannot claim a sigh, In servile homage and idolatry.
For the Wrong alone hath perished, The god of music and the chief of song,
And the Truth doth never die ! My,1, 4, 2, 8, 8, and 2 proclaim;
All of the Past is living still Ceres and Bacchus too, if I'm not wrong,
All that was good and true; 10, 8, 2, 10, their festival will name.
The rest hath perished, and it did My 4 and 2 now laves the sunny strand,
Deserve to perish too! And waters Italy's sweet and fertile land.
The world rolls ever round and round,
And time rolls even by;
A FILTER FOR THE COTTAGE. CARLO BLANCO.
An excellent filter for the cottage may be
made in the following way :-Get an old tub, CONSOLATION.
and having bored a number of holes in the There's light amid life's darkest gloom,
bottom, fill it half full of fine sand, gravel, and There's joy amid its deepest sorrow,
small stone, laid alternately; place this to There's hope unclouded by the tomb,
stand in the cistern, or in a larger tub, so that There's smiles to smoothen every furrow.
the water required to be cleansed may rise A garland formed of choicest flowers,
through the sand, &c.; it can then be dipped Of rainbow hues for every weather,
out with a cup as wanted, and will be fine as Which Fancy cuils from her own bowers,
chrystal. This is at once the most effectual While Love entwines the wreath together.
and cheapest purifier of the limpid fiood that Tiom AS MORIES can be contrived.
T. H. R.
COLUMN FOR STUDENTS AND COUPLETS.
Column of Couplets.
A sacred boon to mortals given ; 5.-Sir John Ross. But the question cannot
The torch of time, and key to Heaven. be well answered before we know huw far Sir John Franklin has gone.
Let the inotive be pure, and the aim be right: 1.-_The middle ages are generally sup- What thy hands find to do, do with thy might. posed to commence with the fall of the Roman
Say wouldst thou make thy home as wise men 17. The first step of a proper out of the primary
should ? thoughtfulness of an animal life, is the first | Avoid the evil, and secure the good. step in the belief of a superior.-G. D.
WOMAN. 18.--Les hommes à petite âme, sont comme
Oh! what can make our homes so fair and les bontteilles à cou étroit; le moins ils con
bright, tienent, le plus de bruit ils fout s'égezorgrant. As womau's smile of love and glance of light! 19.-W. R. J. R. J. E., jun. J. K.-60.
JUDGMENT. 20.-G. D. J. K.-431 seconds.
'Tis with our judgments as with our watches ;
none Mary, Queen of Scots, was the author of the
Go just alike, yet each believes his own. Latin prayer in the last number. It was composed while she was in prison, and the follow
WEAK WITS. ing is a literal translation :
Some neither can for wits nor critics pass,
As heavy mules are neither borse nor ass, Oh, Lord God, in thee have I trusted, Oh, my beloved Jesus, now liberate me;
SPEECH. In hard chains in miserable suffering'I call Learn to speak slowly; all other graces upon thee,
Will follow in their proper places. Fainting, bewailing, and kneeling,
YANKEE PHILOSOPHY. I adore, I implore, that thou liberate me.--F.H.R. ! The man who in the world would rise,
Must take the news, and advertise. QUESTIONS. 21.-A fish was caught whose tail weighed
BEAUTY. 9lbs., his head weighed as much as his tail 'Tis not a lip or eye we beauty call, and half his body, and his body weighed as But the joint force and full result of all. much as his head and tail. What did the fish
Be silent always when you doubt your sense : 22.-An equilateral triangle is inscribed in a And speak, though sure, with seeming difficircle whose side is 8 feet, and within this
dence. triangle a circle, and so on ad infinitum. Deter
HOW TO TEACH. mine the area of the sum of all these infinite Men must be taught as if you taught them not, triangles ?
And things unknown proposed as things forgot. 23.-The following has been sent us in a bold
EDUCATION. well-written hand and we have pleasure in in 'Tis education forms the common mind; serting it entire.
Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined. St. Andrews-street, Norwich,
HABITS. 11th June, 1850.
Ill customs by degrees to habits rise ;
Ill habits soon become exalted vice, SIR-I am a boy only twelve years of age, and therefore feel some considerable delicacy
KINDRED OBJECTS. in presuming to write to you; but being a con Kindred objects kindred thoughts inspire, stant reader of your Public Good, and taking As summer clouds flash forth electric fire. great interest in your Students' Column, I
VIRTCE. venture to give my answer to question 19,
Ah! why should virtue fear the frowns of fate? which is 60. With your permission, Sir, I beg
Her's what no wealth can buy, no power create. to hand you a question which perhaps may not be unacceptable to some of your readers. The
SUBMISSION. garrison of a city was besieged three different
Man, close thy lips, be thou no undertaker times; in the first attack of the men were lost, Of God's designs; dispute not with thy Maker. in the second }, and in the third t; their num
FREEDOM ber was now reduced to 138 men,-how many | Vain insolence! with native freedom brave. were there at first? Apologizing for troubling
| The meanest Briton scorns the highest slave. you.
He who is master over lit le things, FREDERIC ISAAC WILLIAMS. Is mightier in command than many kings. 24. The best translation of the following into
A lively faith will bear aloft the mind,
And leave the luggage of good works behind. Non fu arte bella che egli non coltivasse tanto piu da laudarnelo, in quanto non ebbe
THE PRESENT. mai in aleuna maestri che lo inizassero a ta
God from all creatures hides the book of fate, riposte bellezze della natura.
All but the words prescribed our present state
On an Infunt. Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade
Death came with friendly care, The opening bud to Heaven conveyed
And bade it blossom there.
In a Cornish Churchyard.
On a Violent Scold.
Lies Arabella Young,
Began to hold her tongue.
don, near Loughborough. “He first departed-she a little tried To live without him-liked it not, and died.” In Quorndon Church, near Loughborough, on a
person named Cuve. Here in this Grave there lyes a Cave,
We call a Cave a Grave
Then, reader! judge, I crave,
Or Grave doth lye in Cave?
Then Grave where is thy victorie ?
And down fell ine froin the tree,
In Maidstone Old Church-yard.
On the death of Mrs. F. Little, in St. Mary
Redcliffe Church, Bristol. 0, could this verse her bright example spread And teach the living while it praised the dead: Then, reader, should it speak her hope divine, Not to record her faith, but strengthen thine: Then should her every virtue stand confessed, Till every virtue kindled in thy breast. But if thou slight the monitory strain. And she has lived to thee at least in vain, Yet, let her death an awful lesson give: The dying Christian speaks to all that live, Enough for her, that here her ashes rest, Till God's own plaudit shall her worth attest. On Mr. T. A. Hamilton, in the Church-yard of
Newport-Pagnell, Bucks. Pause here, and think a monitory rhyme Demands one moment of thy fleeting time, Consults life's silent clock, thy bounding vein: Seems it to say, health here has long to reign! Hast thou the vigour of thy youth, an eye That beams delight, a heart untaught to sigh? Yet fear, Youth oft-times, healthful and at
ease, Anticipates a day it never sees; And may a tomb, like Hamilton's, aloud Exclaims, prepare thee for an early shroud. In St. Laurence Church-yard, York. On some
young prople who were drowned in the river Ouse, by their boat being run down by a vessel.
It is from the pen of Montgomery. Mark the brief story of a summer's day. At noon, youth, health, and beauty launched
away, Ere eve, death wrecked the bark, and quenched
their light, Their parent's home was desolate at night, Each passed alone that gulf no eye can see, They met next moment in eternity. Friend, kinsman, stranger, dost thou ask me
where, Seek God's right hand, and hope to find them there.
St. Giles Cemetery.
thee. Nor tread the rough path to this world by thy
side; But the wide arms of mercy are spread to en
fold thee, And death has no sting, for the Saviour bas