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rub our back teeth, keeping it in its place with the tongue and the cheek. But you must keep watch of the rabbit, for he will sometimes gnaw the bark of the fruit trees, and that will kill them. To understand how that kills them, you must learn about plants.”

The children had much amusement with the rabbit, for he was very pretty and playful.

MARGARET DAVIDSON. The following beautiful and touching lines were written by Miss Margaret Davidson, of Saratoga, a short time before her death. Af. ter she had been informed that a consultation of physicians had pronounced ber case to be hopeless, and that she could not live much longer, her mother one day silling by her side, took her trembling wasted hand and said to her in a low half-stified voice, “Oh Maggy ! shall I never have another line penned by this dear hand ?"

“Yes, dearest mother," was the reply, "yes you shall have another;" and in a day or so, she handed to her mother the following stanzas, the last she ever wrote:

MISCELLANEOUS.

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New KIND OF METAL.— The Mercurie Segusien (a Lyons paper) speaks of a marvellous invention which has come to light within the walls of St. Etienne—the pro. duction of a sort of glass as malleable when cold as while red hot. The Moniteur des Arts says, in reporting it :-" This new metal, which ere long will be of more value than gold, and which the inventor has called Silicon, is of a white color, very sonorous, and as brilliant and transparent as chrys. tal. It can be obtained, with equal ease, opaque or colored ; combines with various substances, and some of these combinations produce shades of extraordinary beauty.It is without smell-very ductile, very mal. leable; and neither air nor acids affect it. It can be blown like glass, melted, or stretched out into long threads of perfect regulari. ty. It is very hard, very tough, and pos. sesses the qualities of molten steel in the very highest degree, without requiring it to be tempered by the existing process, which, as is well known, offers no certainty-which the result of the new method is sure." ... A variety of objects have been manufac. Tured with this silicon, which are about to be submitted to public exhibition on the Place of the Hotel de Ville at St. Etienne.

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LATER FROM MEXICO, Previous, and up to the departure of the bark Ann Louisa from Vera Cruz, the Mexican government were making great preparations for war. They had taken all the guns and munitions of war out of the Castle of St. Juan de Ulloa, fearing, in the event of an at. tack, they would fall into the hands of the Americans.

Congress have passed the bill permitting the Government to borrow $15,000,000 to carry on the war. This amount they confidently expect to raise in England.

It is the opinion of prominent men at Vera Cruz tbat Almonte would be elected President, in the event of which they say war will be inevitable.-N. Y. Express.

A GIANT STRIDE ÎN PHOTOGRAPHY.—A M. Martenz of Paris, states that he has discovered the means of carrying on the Da. guerreotype process on a gigantic scale.He can, he says, Daguerreotype an entire panorama, embracing 150 degress!! His process consists in curving the metallic plate, and causing the lens which reflects

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Too late-too late! the prodigal who strays Through the dim groves and winding bow.

ers of sin ; The cold and false deceiver who betrays The trusting heart he fondly hoped to

win; The spendthrift scattering his golden store,

And left in age despised and desolateAll may their faulis confess, forsake, de

plore, Yet struggle to retrieve the past, too late.

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Too late—too late! oh dark and fatal ban,

Is there a spell thy terrors to assuage ?

man; Seek for the healing balm in God's own

page; Read of thy Saviour's love, to him repair ,

He looks with pily on thy guilty state; Kneel at his throne in deep, but fervent

prayer. Kneel and repent, ere yet it is too late.

GROWTH OF A MUMMY PEA 2000 OR

3000 YEARS OLD. In the year 1838, Sir Gardner Wilkinson brought from Egypt a vase of great antiquity, which had been dug out of a mummy pit. This vase was presented to the British Museum and was opened in the presence of several antiquarians; but it contained only a small quantity of dust and a few seeds, among which were peas, vetches, and wheat. Three of the peas were presented to Mr. Grimstone by T. J. Pettigrew, who kept the peas by him until 1844, when, baving purchased the Herbary at Highgate, he set them in a pot of com. posite. The pea soon sprang from its three ihousand year trance into vegetable life, but yellow, as if it had been jaundiced with a diseased liver. This yellow appearance, arose, no doubt, from its being confined in a hot frame. When it had attained sufficient height it was carefully transplanted into the open garden ; tbe stalk thrived-blossomed, and, in August last, Mr. Grimstone harvested fifty-five seed from its pods. These fifty-five peas have been planted this year, and all of them have thrown up their siems, their blossoms, and their pods, and again give hope for an abundant increase. This pea has many peculiarities, one of which is, that the pod projects through the blossom, leaving ihe lat

ier behind it, while the generality of peas } push, or rather carry off the blossom at the { iip of their pods. Mr. Grimstone was offer.

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POETRY.

Secundi successit, quum antea Caecilius esset.

Patrem Caecilium mature amisit, educatus For the Am. Penny Magazine.

cura matris et avunculi, nec non tutoris Ver

ginii Rufi. Studiis impense a puero addictus GOD IN ALL.

adeo, ut decimo quarto aetatis anno tragoedi. The thoughtless, weak, and guilty fear

am Graecam scriberet, Livium adolescentulus If sudden bursts the thunder round;

legeret, Ciceronom etiam adultus aemularetur Awe-struck an angry God they hear,

non contentus seculi eloquentia, in cuius studio When rumbling earthquakes rock the ground.

praeceptore Quintiliano usus est et Nicele Sa

cerdoie ac in philosophia, praeter alios, EuThen, with religious fear impress't,

phrate Stoico, quem in Syria miles audivit. And trembling heart, to Him they pray,

Nec alienus a poesi fuit ingenium sortitus hi. W hom they behold in terror drest,

lare ac poëlicum cuius ium alia specimina His outstretched, vengeful hand to stay !

dedit, in epistolis reliqua tum maxime HenBut the reflecting mind serene,

decasyllaborum librum. Sic indole capacis. The Great Eternal doth adore,

sima omnium literarum, et inexhausto labore, In nature's mild and tranquil scene,

id tandem consequutus fuit, ut omnes eruditi As in the elemental roar.

illum amarint, eumque ac Tacitum pro doctis

simis suorum temporum haberent. Orator It views Him in the brightest day,

clarissimus fuit, ut nemo facile illi praeferatur. Guide through the heavens the source of

Nam undevicesimo anno dicere in foro coepit. light;

Honores gessit amplissimos. Matrimonium It views Him, when, with silver ray,

bis contraxit. Frugalis et abstineus Plinius The varying moon adorns the night.

fuit ut voluptates etiam studijs condiret et inter

venandum studeret. Mitis in servos adeo ut It views Him in the morning shower,

nullos vinclos haberet suisque domum permitAs in stern winter's howling storm ;

teret instar civitatis esse, ac peculium morte It views Him in the smallest flower,

ad familiares transmittere. Tustiliam non As a huge rock's tremendous form.

tam ex legum rigore, quam aequitatis moduIt views Him in the breeze of Spring,

lo persequebatur redemtoribus remissiones ob As when the fierce tornados blow;

sterilitatem faciens. Patriae sumius partem It views Him in the beetle's wing,

in praeceptores publicos dedit et ingenuis pu. And views Him in the heavenly bow.

eris alimenta annua constituit. Eliam biblio.

thecam patriae publicam dedicavit. PraeteIt views Him in the rivulet's bed,

rea in multos privalos admodum liberalis. Alike as in the stormy main ;

His moribus omnium bonorum benevolentiam And as on Etna's burning head,

conciliavit, Traiani in primis. Amicitiam Il views Him on the flowery plain.

cum optimo quoque coluit, etiam periculo Through animated nature views

suo, maxime cum literatis et studiorum sociis, With every various form, combined :

in quibus Tacitum primo loco, et prope unum But chief when man superior shows,

habuit. De morte nihil cerlo consiat: simile It views Him in the reasoning mind.

antem vero habetur, per plurimum imperii 3 It views, encompass, and pervade

Traiani tempus, aut paullo ultra, vitam pro

duxisse.
All nature, His eternal powers.
Th’Incomprehensible's display'd
And God unseen, in all adores.

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M. A. 1829.

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The Chinese, according to some writers, 1 mentioned of a collection of Chinese books would seem to be even more devoted 10 s belonging to the East India Company, not theatrical amusements than the Greeks or less than 200 are dramatic works, one of Romans. The Indo-Chinese Gleaner, a which consists of 40 volumes, and contains newspaper published under the direction of one hundred plays. one of the most ca pable and creditable Eng

But we may safely conclude that the lish writers in the East at the time, gave Chinese theatre is of the same immoral char

some particulars of the theatre in Macao in acter with that of other countries, ancient S 1931, from which such an opinion may be and modern, when we find that its agents,

founded. That town, consisting chiefly of the actors, are of the same low character as ?

Portuguese, contained but few wealthy elsewhere. “The players in general, says { Chinese: yet, as was stated, twenty plays Governor Davis, (of Hong-Kong) come

were annually performed in front of the great literally under our legal definition of vagatemple, at the expense of 2,200 dollars, with bonds, as they consist of strolling bands of out including the cost of the building; while ten or a dozen, whose merit and rank in their at another temple near the entrance of the profession, and consequently their pay, differ harbor, 2,000 dollars were expended for the widely according to circumstances. “They performances. There were others besides, have no scenical deception," remarks one wri.

which raised the whole yearly expense to s ter, and another tells us in illustration of the ? 6,000 dollars; and all this was drawn from s manner in which they make up for the want

a small and chiefly poor population of shop- 3 of it, “a general is ordered upon an exkeepers and artizans.

pedition to a distant province; he brandishes They appear to have no permanent theatres a whip, or takes in hand the reins of a bridle, 3 of any considerable size; the plays beings and striding three or four times round the

performed in temporary edifices,“ erected stage, in the midst of a tremendous crash of with surprizing facility, of bamboos and > gongs, drums and trumpets, he stops short, mais,” in front of their temples. The occa and tells the audience where he has arrived." sions when these amusements are most in We add more extracts, selected from differvogue, are certain idola trous festivals, when, ent parts of the same writer's account of the us in Rome and her spiritual dependencies, Chinese theatre. the people are thus chained to their super “A tolerable judgment may be formed of stitions and their idols, by means of their

what little assistance the imaginations of an

English audience formerly derived from sceni. very amusements. When the extravagance

cal deception, by the state of the drama and of the former is considered, it may naturally

the stage as described by Sir. Philip Sidney be presumed that there can be but little in about the year 1583. “Now you shall have the latter, to elevare or instruct the mind, or

three ladies walk to gather flowers, and then to purify the character. Another pretty di

we must believe the stage to be a garden.-.

By and by we have news of ship-wreck in the rect evidence of their general tendency may

same place; then we are to blame it we acbe found in the fact, that the government cept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that holds them under its open patronage. No re comes out a hideous monster with fire and striction appears to be laid upon them; we

smoke; and then the miserable beholders are

bound to take it for a cave; while in the mean hear not even of any taxes : but, on the con

time two armies fly in, represented with four trary, as in Paris, the government actually swords and bucklers, and then what hard pay something for their support-not, how. heari will not receive it for a pitched field.” ever, very regularly ; but the mandarins, on The costume, at least, of the Chinese stage particular days, contribute money.

is sufficiently appropriate to the characters

represented, and on most occasions extremely From some specimens of Chinese dramas splendid. Their gay silks and embroidery are which have been published in Europe, ideas lavished on the dresses of the actors, and as might be formed, not very unfavorable to

most of the serious plays are historical, and their moral tendency; and indeed some of

for obvious reasons do not touch on events

that have occurred since the Tartar conquest, them, no doubt, contain passages interesting the costumes represent the ancient dress of to foreigners, because they disclose traits of China, which in the case of females is nearly Chinese domestic life and manners, which we

the same now as ever; but as vegards men, s have not been able otherwise to discover.

very different. The splendor of their theairi.

cal wardrobe was remarked by Ysbrandt Ides, Many of their plays are printed; and it is the Russian ambassador, as long ago as 1692.

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