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pey, not liable to smoke, and should heavy, or the spine a little too weak, be kept particularly clean. No foul it is impossible to calculate the exlinen, dirty vessels, or remains of teot of evil which may be produced food should be left in it; por should by a foolish attempt to force it too any persons sleep in it, except ihose soon into the most unnatural and unnecessary to attend on the child. wholesome posture to which the huThe candles burnt in a nursery sbould man frame is habituated. The best be particularly free from bad smells, way to avoid this danger, is not to and the nightlight as small as possi- put an infant to sit up at all till after ble. When the bedroom is wasbed, two months old, but always to supthe child should be removed into an- port it, either when on the lap or in other for the night; unless in the the arms, in a reclining posture, with heat of summer, when, by baving the the hand or arm behind its neck, so floor washed with boiling water early as never to let the bead hang forin the morning, and the windows left ward or fall back. opeo
for several bours, it will, pro These may appear to many unnebably, be quite dry before evening. cessary, and perhaps absurd precauThere is nothing more necessary to tions, since we have often seen chilguard agaiost thao dampness, which dren grow up very bealthy and free has occasioned the deaths of many from all the dreaded evils, who have infants. When children are not ac- been made to sit up, with their heads customed to it, it gives them cold; banging like flowers too heavy for and when they are so used to it as their stalks: but we have also seen not to be affected in this manner, it many die of unknown maladies, and often produces still worse conse- of convulsions, the causes of which quences.
The overcleanliness of were not apparent, and which may washing rooms, in bad weatber, possibly have proceeded from some where children are obliged to sleep, injury to the spinal marrow, unobhas often done irreparable injury. served, and irremediable if it had
The manner of holding a young been observed. When we consider child is a matter of no small impor- the number of infants who perish in tance, as the foundation of maladies the first two months of their existdepending on the internal structure ence, it is surely well worth the atmay be laid within the first weeks of tention of a mother to prevent even its existence ; and some careless or the most remote cause of harm to awkward mode of handling it, at this their delicate frames. There is the time, may be the occasion of future same reason for avoiding to make disease or deformity. By being held children sit up, as there is for not always on the same arm, an infant swathing them like Egyptian mummay easily be made crooked; by al- mies, in the manner customary in ways being put to sleep on the same so many parts of Europe : the greatside, a similar effect may be produc- er number of those who have been ed: but these are trifling in compari- dressed in this way are as straight son with the harm which may be and well made as those who have done by making a child sit up before not; but the practice is better to be its neck is strong enough to support shunned, on account of the injuries the weight of its head. When in which may, and sometimes do, bapfants are robust and wellproportion- pen in consequence of it. Children ed, they may perbaps escape injury, will by degrees acquire strength to notwithstanding the manner in which bold op their heads, and some much many nurses choose to hold them sit. sooocr than others; but it is better ting up before they are able to keep not to run risks by anticipating the their heads erect; but if a child progress of nature when it may be happens to have the head a little too retarded without danger.
HONEY A CURE FOR THE GRAVEL.
Though infants should not be ta- and in damp weather, children under ken out till after they are a month two months should not be taken out old, as the open air can afford them at all.
BY A GRANDMOTHER. no advantage or amusement, and may do them barm before this age ; yet the atmosphere of their rooms A number of years ago, says a corshould be constantly changed, and respondent, I was much afflicted with even in the coldest weather, if not the gravel, and twice in serious dan. damp, the windows ought to be left ger, from small stones lodged in the open for a quarter of an hour every passage. I met with a gentleman day. The child should be taken in- who had been in my situation, and to another room during this time and got rid of this disorder by sweetennot brought back to its own till the ing his tea with half honey and half air has been warmed again by the sugar. I adopted this remedy and fire. Of course this should be un- found it effectual. After being fully derstood of a child in health : in cases clear of my disease about ten years, of illness everything must be con- I declined taking honey, and in about ducted in a different manner. It is three months I had a violent fit of scarcely necessary to say, that in dry, my old complaint. I then renewed warm weather, the windows of a nur. my practice of taking honey in my sery should be often opened during tea, and am now more than three the day; the hours being adapted to score, and have not, for the last the season and climate.
twentyseven years, bad the smallest lofants should be brought by de symptoms of the gravel. I have regrees to endure the cold air, as any commended my prescription to many sudden transition is injurious to them. of my acquaintance, and have never Those born in winter require particu- known it to fail.-Political Exam. lar attention: they should not be taken out so soon as those boro in summer; and it would be better to have the The words pacha, pasha and baair of their rooms kept warm, than shaw which so often occur in the acto load them with heavy clothing.
counts from Greece and Turkey, are It should always be remembered the same in signification, being all that it is by no means safe to take derived from a word used by the young children into the open air too Turks for gorernor or viceroy.
Till a month old they can There are two orders of pachas or scarcely derive any advantage from bashaws; the first are called pachas going out; and, eren after this age, with three tails, because three horses it should depend on the time of year tails wave on their standards; their and the country where they are authority in their respective districts born. The pleasure they begin to is almost as unlimited and despotic as show on being taken out at five or that of the Grand Seignior. Pacbas six weeks old, proves that exercise of the second order are allowed but in the free air is then good for them; two horse tails to their standards, and and, therefore, if the weather be fine, their power is somewhat limited. they should enjoy it every day; but The captain pacha is governor of with their bodies sufficiently cover- the islands of the Archipelago, and ed to prevent them from feeliog cold, the first admiral of the Turkish pavy. and their eyes carefully guarded A province governed by a pacha against the impression of strong ligbt. is called a pachalic, of which there As soon
as the child shows any fa- are 17 in Asiatic Turkey. The tigue or uneasiness, and especially if whole of Palestine is included in the it appears to suffer from the cold, it pachalic of Damascus, with the exshould be brought into the house; ception of Gallilee, which belongs te
LECTURES AT THE PANTHEON HALL.
he pachalic of Acre - The distant of four lines only, and the word so prchas yield a very dubious homage must be introduced six times.
His to the Grand Sultan.-. Hampshire friend produced the following lines, Gazette.
which were approved of, and he was
genuity : Mr Evans proposes to deliver a
So did he live, course of 12 Lectures on Geography
So did he die, and its kindred sciences. Terms—
So ! so ! did he so? single tickets to the course, $3; for
Then so let him lie. a lady and gentleman, $5; a family of four persons, $7. The Lectures are to be given on thorpe, Leicestershire, died January
The Rev. Mr Hagemore, of Calthe evenings of Monday and Friday 1, 1746, possessed of the following at 7 o'clock. The subject of bis lec. effects, namely: £1000, in ready ture on Friday evening next is Asia. Mr E. has an extensive apparatus for and Cossacks, 58 dogs, 100 pair of
money, £700 per annum, 30 gowns illustrating his Lectures. The gra: breeches, 100 pair of boots, 400 pair tuitous specimens be has given of of shoes, 80 wigs, yet always wore his course have been quite satisfac
his own bair, 80 carts and wagons, tory to those who bave witnessed them. These exhibitions promise and mares, 200 pickaxes, 200 spades
80 ploughs, yet used none, 60 horses to be a very pleasing mode of obtaining a comprehensive view of the and as many walking sticks as a toy.
and shovels, 75 ladders, 340 razors,
whom he locked up every
guo. had much practice as a teacher, and has been constantly improving himself, as well as his maps, views, &c. &c. A Remedy for Chincough.
• Lay a plaster of gum albanum DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
over tbe chest. If it will not adhere By a catalogue just received, it sufficiently, put some Burgundy pitch appears that the number of medical on the edge." —Newspaper. students is 154 ; seniors, 53, juniors: Another, equally infallible for an empty 51. The under graduates are 165 ; of whom 38 are seniors, 48 juniors,
and hungry Stomach. 41 sophomores, and 38 freshmen. Take precisely two ounces of aqueof the under graduates, New Hamp. duct, or distilled water; if this should shire furnishes 67; Vermont 30 ; not answer every purpose in balf an Maioe 1; Massachusetts 30; Con
hour, add to the above one ounce of necticut 2; New York 4; Pennsylvapia 1. Whole number at the Colo' cold bread, and the relief will be lege, 269. The annual expense is perfect. $ 101 87.
TO MADAM DE STAEL.
A gentleman on his deathbed pro
Written after reading Corinne ou l'Ralie. mised a friend of bis, that he would remember him in his will if be would Wert thou not gifted from on high?
O WOMAN, greatly gifted! why write ao epitaph for him, consisting What had that noble genius done
That knew all hearts-all things, but one,
We feel obliged to the two medi. That seemed unmeet for either world? cal friends who have furnished the While o'er thy magic page I bend,
original matter in this week's paper, I knew thee-claim thee for my friend : and hope their good examples will With thee a secret converse hold, And see my inmost thoughts unfold.
be followed by others.
If the phy. Each notion crude, defined-expressed ; sicians who even now take the InAnd certain, what I vaguely guessed. And hast thou taught, with cruel skill,
telligencer would severally send three The art to suffer better still ;
communications a year to this jourGrief's finest secret to explore,
nal, they would benefit themselves Though understood too well before? Ah well, I'd thank thee if I might;
and the public, for the information of Although so wrong, thou art so right! all would thus become the property While i condemn, my heart replies, And deeper feelings sympathize.
of each, and would give success to
the editor's efforts to lessen the exThy view of life-that painful view,
isting and sad amount of sickliness How false it is!--and yet how true! “ Life without love-a cheerless strife ;
and loss of health in the community, Vet love so rarely given to life.”
all arising from causes which might And why must truth and virtue, why, This mighty claim of love deny?
be foreseen, and prevented, or coun. -What was this earth, so full, so fair? teracted. Communications of this A cheerless desert, bleak and bareGod knew it was-till love was there.
kind need not be long nor difficult to Say, has the heart a glance at bliss make
the simple record of some Onc-till it glance or yaze at this? Ah no! unblessed, unsoothed the lot,
practical fact, of some incident, mis, Fair though it seem, that knows it not! take, or casualty, resulting from igro. "Tis true!--and to the truth replies A thousand joyless hearts and eyes ;
rance, carelessness, or some false no. Eyes beamless---hearts that do not break... tion about health and sickness.--would They cannot-but that always ache ; ofteo afford valuable hints and sugges. And slowly wither, day by day, Till life at last is dried away.
tions for admonition and instruction.
“ Love or Religion ;" yes, she knew,
ESSAYS ON POPULAR EDUCATION Life has no choice but 'twixt the two i But when she sought that balm to find, Have recently been published here She guessed and groped ; but still was by James G. Carter. These essays
blind. Aloft she flew, yet failed to see
relate to a subject of more interest Aught but an earthly deity.
and importance to individuals, famiThe humble Christian's holy love, O, how it calmly soars above
lies and the public, than any other These storms of passion!-Yes, too much which the writer could have selectI've felt her talent's magic touch. Return, my soul, to that retreat
ed, and it is treated in a manner From sin and woe-thy Saviour's feet! which deserves the general attenThere learn an art she never knew, The heart's own empire to subdue ;
tion. Education, in its broad sense, All to resign that He denies ;
embraces everything men can do for A large, but willing sacrifice. To Him in meek submission bend ;
themselves and for one another. If Own him an allsufficient friend :
there is anything solid, good, or deHere, and in holy worlds above, My portion--and my only love!
sirable, or ornamental in the world, September, 1822. JANE TAILOR they all spring from good education
THIS AND THAT.
Everything bad among men; every. ed by a noble zeal, and were strendthing deformed, frightful, wretched, ously active. They accomplished
- comes from no education, bad edu- what has placed us where we now cation, or good education perverted are, and doing this, have placed us to wicked purposes, Good educa- also under the obligation of carrying tion, then, is the best treasure any on and completing the glorious work man can possess.
Good education which they so well begun. is a thing which admits of different Much might be said of teachers, and various degrees of excellence; what they are, what they ought to extending from the institution which be, and what they might be made; does no barm and the least assigna- but we cannot at present, even if our ble degree of good, to that which readers would consent, pursue the without any admixture of error or subject further. evil, produces the greatest degree of benefit. If this is true, it is incum
This refers to what is last megbent on every man who has any in- tioned,- to what is nearest in time, duence over himself, bis friend or
or place ; that to what was first namDeighbor, to extend the means of
ed, or is more remote in time or good education as far as he can. If
place. This is often equivalent to be thinks the object worth attaining, the former, and that, to the latter, and knows not how to accomplish bis This distinction, in the use of these purpose, let him read these essays, words, cannot be disregarded withand if by doing this he should im- out producing more or less of doubt, bibe their generous and philanthro- inaccuracy, or hesitation, and yet pic spirit, and feel the value and there is not more than one writer practicability of the improvements in twenty, from the best to the worst, suggested by Mr. C., he will per- in England or America, who habituceive that he has acquired new facts, ally attends to the different import and arguments and reasons to work of these two little, though often sigwith, and that he has acquired also nificant words. For instance :-, a disposition to bring bis new re
“ The king of France has sent a sources into their proper operation. gold medal to Mr. Williams, in token
Our legislators should read this of bis admiration of that artist's pamphlet: for what has Massachu. Views of Greece. His Majesty bas, setts done for education these forty at the same time, written a letter,
expressing in feeling terms, his reyears past? Nothing to what her collections of the kindness which he early ancestors did before her, con- received in Scotland, in adverse sidering the different circumstances times." --Lon. Lit. Gazette, foc. of the two cases. We are numerous, Why that artist ? but one has been in easy circumstances, at peace, named, and nothing since his being and doing nothing. They were few named had intervened to throw him in number, scattered, surrounded by out of the immediate recollection, or difficulties and perplexities, and with sight and touch, as it were, of the small means,-but they were actual speaker.