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  2. HOUSE AND HOME.

    There is at the top of the Queen's staircase in Windsor Castle a statue from the studio of Baron Triqueti, of Edward VI.. marking with a sceptre a passage in the ...

    Article : 154 words
  3. AMUSINGS.

    It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus we acquire not only more effectually, but ple[?]santly. This forms our ...

    Article : 39 words
  4. JOSH BILLINGS'S PHILOSOPHY

    I never question a suckcess, enny more than I do the right ov[?]a bull dog to lie in his own gateway. What a blessed thing it is that we kant ...

    Article : 198 words
  5. WHY SORROW IS INDISPENSABLE.

    Sorrow is not an accident occurring now and then—it is the very woof which is woven into the warp of life. God has created the nerves to agonise and the heart to ...

    Article : 189 words
  6. ANECDOTIANA.

    The following whimsical will, in rhyme was written by William Hunnis, a Gentleman of the Chapel under Edward IV., and afterward Chapel Master to Queen ...

    Article : 84 words
  7. THE QUIET JOYS OF HOME.

    Ah ! what was so refreshing—so soothing— so satisfying as the placid joys of home ! See the traveller—does business call him for a season to leave his beloved circle ? ...

    Article : 1,619 words
  8. JOHN WILKES'S NOTORIETY.

    At the period of Wilkes's popularity every wall bore his name, and every window his portrait. In china, in bronze, or in marble, be stood upon the chimney pieces of half ...

    Article : 99 words
  9. A MISCHIEVOUS PARROT.

    One day a party of ladies paid us a visit abroad, and several had been hoisted on deck by the usual means of a " whip " on the main yard. The chrir had descended ...

    Article : 105 words
  10. ADMIRAL BOSCAWEN'S WIG.

    When Admiral Boscawen added so gloriously to the Laurels so often reaped by the British tars, and defeated the French fleet, he was under the necessity of going into a ...

    Article : 1,407 words
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