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CHRISTIAN, REAL.-One who DICTIONARY OF TERMS. siders his charity towards all other reliPART II.

gions the best recommendation of his BRAIN.-An autographical substance, Copfin. The cradle in which our which, according to the phrenologists, second childhood is laid to sleep. writes its own character upon the ex- COLLEGE. -- An institution where terior skull in legible bumps and bosses. young men learn everything but that

Brass.-An ingredient in the coun- which is professed to be taught. tenances of various individuals, par- COMPLIMENTS.-Dust thrown into the ticularly those from a neighbouring eyes of those whom we want to dupe. island.

COTTAGE.-Supposed to be the abode BREATH.-Air received into the lungs of happiness by all except those who live for the purposes of smoking, whistling, in it. &c.

COURAGÉ.—The fear of being thought BREECH.—The nether extremity, by

a coward. which ships, fishes, and boys are guided CRITIC.-One who is incapable of and directed.

writing books himself, and, therefore, Brief — The excuse of counsel for contents himself with condemning those their own impertinence.

of others. Bufroon.-One who plays the fool

CUNNING.–The simplicity by which professionally, whereas a wag is: an knaves generally outwit themselves. amateur fool.

DANDY.—A fool, who is vain of being BUGBEAR.—That for which reform and the lay-figure of some fashionable tailor, improvement are used by those who are and thinks the wealth of his wardrobe interested in opposing them.

will conceal the poverty of his ideas ; CANNIBAL.- A slave-dealer.

thougļi, like his long-eared brother in CANNON.—Military law; very often the lion's skin, he is betrayed as soon as synonymous with canon, ecclesiastical he opens his mouth. law.

DESTINY.—The scapegoat which we CANVAS. — A linen cloth, of which make responsible for all our crimes and considerable quantities are. annually follies ; a necessity which we set down spoiled by painters, and obliged to be for invincible when we have no wish to sent to the Royal Academy for sale.

strive against it. CAPERS.-A remedy for boiled mutton Dinner.-A meal taken at supperand low spirits.

time ; formerly considered as a means CARBUNCLE.—A fiery globule found of enjoying society, and, therefore, in the bottom of mines and the face of moderate in expense and frequent in drunkards.

occurrence; now given to display yourCARDINAL.-A governor of the Romish self, not to see your friends, and inhoschurch, by whom popes are elected, and pitably rare, because it is foolishly exthe cardinal virtues neglected.

travagant. CARE.-—The tax paid by the higher

DISGUISE.—That which all of us wear classes for their privileges and pos- on our hearts, and many of us on our sessions.

face. Cash.—A very good servant, but a

DoctoR.-One whose business is to bad master.

pour drugs, of which he knows little, into CEREMONY.—All that is considered

a body of which he knows less. necessary, by many, in friendship and

Ditch.—A place in which those who religion.

have taken too much wine are apt to take CHAMELEON.-See House of Com

little water. mons Rat, species innumerable.

Doze — A short nap enjoyed by many CHAPERON.-A married girl of six- people after dinner on a week day, and teen protecting her maiden aunt of sixty. after the text on a Sunday. CHAPLAIN, MilitarY. One


DREAM.-All those invisible visions to pointed to say grace at mess, and drink. which we are awake in our sleep. wine with the otficers,

(To be continued.)


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NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. We had prepared an engraving of the Glass We call the attention of our readers to the Palace for the present number, but circum- following suggestions of “An Exonian. stances over which we have no control have

To the Editor of the Public Good. arisen to prevent our inserting it. WE ha.e received several pamphlets, books,

Exeter, 18th November, 1850.

Sir, -Having been a subscriber to the PUBLIC and numbers for review, which must stand over till our next number.

Good from its commencement I may be allowed We have before us a great many letters con.

to say that every nionthly num er has strength

ened my conviction that it is calculated to do taining questions, which must also stand over for the present.

an immense vood among the massfs, by eleWe have heard from various quarters that the vating them by such useful subjects as are Poetic Companion” could not be obtained treated in its pages. through the booksellers.

The Almanac is a capital one, and I hope it

There will be no necessity for such a complaint in future. We

receives, as it deserves, a wide circulation. are quite glad to inform our friends that the

I am glad to see you intend enlarging the Poetic Companion” has been received by the PUBLIC Good and issuing a “Poetic Supplepublic more generally and more warmly than ment,” monthly, and if the contents are such we dared to anticipate.

The first number has as was contained in the number issued some

time since it cannot fail to be deserving the already passed thiough three editions. The

title bestowed upon it. PUBLIC GOOD has also matcrially increased in circulation this year. The Brother and Sister

Why not issue with your numbers portraits

of great men? the Good and the “Companion”-are both on fair vantage-ground, with a very cheering

Also some inore autographs ? prospect before them.

I have been thinking an immense good might By a mistake of our folder last month about he done by forming in every large town a a dozen copies of the January number of the having a large number of your farthing tracts

“Public Gool Society," for the purpose of PUBLIC Good passed through our hands

and PUBLIC Goods, either to give away or wrongly folded. We should be most happy to lend in the poor st districts, where the people exchange perfect copies for imperfect ones.

have no means of purchasing them. I should Circumstances have prevented our attending to the Students' Column in the last two or willing to devote an hour or so every week in

think a number could be found in every town three numbers. We shall resume it in our distributing them from d'or to door. An Honext;

norary Secretary and Treasurer, with a

mittee and distributors, would be ail the officers To The Editor of the Pubtic Good. necessary. Purchases could be made from time

to time from subscriptions, either weekly or Baldock, January 9, 1851.

monthly, and on a low scale to suit the workDear Sir,-Will you oblige by the insertioning classes. of the accompanying, in contradistinction of

If you should think this desirable, I shall be sentiment to a piece that appeared in your las happy to assist as far as I can. PUBLIC Good number, under the head “ Man's Wishing you success in all your undertakings Love."


I remain, Sir, faithfully yours, To love when wreaths of gladness

Around our brows entwine;
And in the hour of sadness,

To fondly call her

“Ou ! let me in. Why, from your close pent To love in every season,

home, In darkness and despair,

Do you shut out the golden sheen of light?' And not without a reason,

Issue your summons; speak! the wanderer

comes, The mind that dwelleth there.

Chasing away the poison-breath of night! To love with Godlike kindness

Not the day's tranquil rest, the night that A form though frail and weak;

dwells, And not " with selfish blindness"

All hours and seasons, one dull, changeless Oppress the fair-the meek.

gloom In danger ever ready

In narrow courts, open the noisome cells; To prove a constant friend,

Fever is lurking in each sunless room. In trials ever teady

Put windows to your walls-illume the blind And faithful to the end.

Make portals for the sunbeam and the wind.” And when her words shall falter,

" WHAT IS LIFE?" And death his prey shall clain,

'Tis short at the longest-'twere vain at the Not even then to alter !

best But ever prove the same.

If no hope of a future were given: To feel, though death may sever,

But God hath provided an haven of rest, A hope to meet above;

When the faithful on earth, though poor and And here again - no, never 3

oppressed, boek for another love.

The fullest fruition of pleasure shall taste,
Thug--thus-'tis thus men love-

And bask in the sunlight of Heaven.



WELL- A - DAY. LOVE comes and goes

Now here—now there Like a spell !

Like the lay How, no one knows,

Of harps in th' air !Nor can tell !

Well-a-day! Now here-- now there

Should love depart, Then away!

Not a tie None dreameth where.

Binds up the heart Well-a-day!

Till we die!Love should be true

Now here—now there As the star,

Sad we stray ! Seen in the blue

Life is all care !
Sky afar !

Well-a-day! G. P. MORRIS.
The champ of the steeds on the silver bit,
As they whirl the rich man's chariot by;
The beggar's whine as he looks at it-
But it goes too fast for charity:
The trail on the street of the poor man's broom,
That the lady who walks to her palace-home,
On her silken skirt may catch no dust;
The tread of the business-men who must
Count their per cents. by the paces they take;
The cry of the babe unheard of its mother,
Though it lie on ner breast, while she thinks of the other
Laid yesterday where it will not wake;
The flower-girl's prayer to buy roses and pinks,
Held out in the smoke like stars by day;
The gin-door's oath, that hollowly chinks
Guilt upon grief and wrong upon hate ;
The cabman's cry to get out of the way ;
The dustman's call down the area-grate;
The young maid's jest and the old wife's scold ;
The haggling talk of the boys at a stall;
The fight in the street which is backed for gold ;
The plea of the lawyers in Westminster Hall ;
The drop on the stones of the blind man's staff,
As he trades in his own grief's sacredness;
The brothel's shriek and the Newgate laugh;
The huin upon 'Change, and the organ's grinding
The grinder's face being, nevertheless,
Dry and vacant of even woe-
While the children's hearts are leaping so
At the merry music's winding !
The black plumed funeral's creeping train.
Long and slow (and yet they will go
As fast as life, though it hurry and strain !)
Creeping the populous houses through,
And nodding their plumes at either side,
At many a house where an infant, new
To the sunshiny wo:ld, has just struggled and cried-
At many a house where sitteth a bride
Trying the morrow's coronals,
Nith a scarlet blush to-day.
Slowly creep the funerals,
As none should hear the noise and say,
6. The living, the living must go away

To multiply the dead I

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