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clandestinely from the cask, by means of a pipe.

Popular scienrr. As this had been declared to be a crime punishable with death, they were immediately seized

THE STEREOSCOPE. and cast into the sea." There were originally on the raft one hundred and fifty; and although

POPULAR Science is now making such of these one hundred and twenty had perished, rapid strides, that the pen can hardly keep yet were two of the remaining thirty doomed to death for painfully impressing the alimentiveness

pace in recording its progress. of the other survivors. In these extracts we

A few days since, we had our attention have evidence of the great influence exercised koy

directed by a friend to a little mechanical alimentiveness over the other faculties.

apparatus, called the Stereoscope; “ one of Let us now take the case of a man, having the the most delightful inventions," as our inmoral and restraining faculties but poorly deve- formant called it, “ of modern times." It loped, and let him have a largely developed is so. Let us describe it in few words, as alimentiveness. We will suppose him to be a we saw it in operation at the “ Daguerrofarm laborer. He will always be on the look out type Portrait Gallery " of MR. MAYALL, for opportunities of gratifying his propensity: 224, Regent Street. Eating and drinking will be to him the acme of

As we dislike the introduction of technienjoyment. He will be extremely liable to lose

calities in a popular journal, let us remark his character and employment. He becomes acquainted with a gang of accomplished thieves

that the Stereoscope presents all persons and burglars; he sees to what extent they

who have had their likenesses taken by the gratify their alimentiveness, and joins them.

Daguerreotype, with an apparent cameo, or Henceforth, thieving and carousing" occupy his raised bust of the same--standing out in full whole attention. Thieves and burglars are great relief like marble. carousers. How frequently do they in the midst This is effected, by merely placing a perof danger give way to their ruling propensity? son's likeness in duplicate, one on either side How frequently have they, after breaking into a of a small mahogany frame. Immediately dwelling-house, and after having bound the in-above each of these, is fixed a magnifying mates, sat down to eat and drink, until, as Buffon

eye-glass. By simply looking through this, would say, they were fully gorged. They rob and

as through a telescope, the likenesses, before plunder, that they may eat and drink “ their fill." We nced not wonder that alimentiveness should

in duplicate, are seen by an optical illusion be found so large in their heads!

melted into “one ; " and that one, a raised Again, gross feeding has a sympathetic action

bust! The effect of this is delicately beauon the other faculties. Byron declared that beef- tiful. And as for the likeness, it is so persteaks would make him ferocious; and every fect-s0 completely a fac-simile of the origiSensitive inind will be aware how much our food nal, that the smallest mark on the countehas to do with our moral conduct. I am backed nance is preserved intact. It becomes, in up by the testimony of hundreds of divines, fact, stereotyped. magistrates, jail-governors, and others, when I This is alone sufficient to immortalise the assert that the abuse of alimentiveness is more stereoscope. If any pet of ours be possessed productive of crime, than the abuse of all the

even of a pimple on her fair skin, let us see other faculties put together. Those who may agree with me in the view I

it in her picture by all means. A miniature have taken, will admire the force of the truth-that

must be a “likeness," or it loses all real though the real organ of alimentiveness had been

value. given over to another function. vet nature kept! MR. MAYALL deserves all we can say in continually pointing to this region as its seat ; and praise of his skill; and we thank him for the phrenologists were compelled to admit that a opportunity he has afforded us, at an inexfullness of this region was accompanied by a love pensive rate, of throwing so much expresof feeding. Most firmly do I believe, that although sion into the picture of all we hold dear. phrenologists of some standing have got used to two aggressive faculties, the rising generation of phrenologists will very willingly discard one of

THE HYDRO-ELECTRIC CHAIN. them; and I can promise them that if they do, they will find phrenology much improved there- THE very remarkable weather that we

have had for the last four months, has put It may be asked, why should a lion or tiger the virtues of “ Pulvermacher's Patent Portkill so many more animals than they eat ? To this I able Chain" to a severe test. Rheumatism, would answer, that it is not satisfactorily estab- lumbago, nervous affection, and the various lished that they ever leave an animal, after kill-bodily ailmer

bodily ailments peculiar to the season, bave ing it, without drinking the blood,—to which

this year been in unceasing operation, with they seem to be the most partial; and I would

all their baneful effect3. ask'in return, why do so many other kinds of animals destroy so much more food than they con

It was to assist in removing these, that sume? Why do the Brazilian monkeys pluck so

the Chain we are now noticing was inmuch more fruit than they carry away

vented ; and we are well pleased to be able * J. S. H. to speak in decided terms of its great, nay

marvellous utility. It is truly simple in its

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application ; for it has hardly been placed It is therefore rendered durable. We obround the part affected more than a few serve that they have been fixed already in minutes, before its efficacious power becomes the principal thoroughfares of London, and manifest. We know very little yet about its suburbs. the latent power of electricity ; but this At last, then, we have obtained what we magic Chain will go very far towards opening have so long sought after--a "good" reour eyes to it. Many of our own friends Hector; and one of any required size or have purchased the Chain ; and they all power. The Manufactory, we should add, speak of it as having been not only useful is at No. 10, St. Mary Axe. in relieving them from present pain, but in restoring them to a healthy state of body.

AN HONEST TRICK, This enables us to give it our unqualified good word.

A young man of eighteen or twenty, a student No family should remain upprovided with in a university, took a walk one day with a prothis Chain. Its cost is a bagatelle ; its

fessor, who was commonly called the Students' virtues are unappreciable.

Friend-such was his kindness to the young men whom it was his office to instruct. While they were now walking together, and the professor

was secking to lead the conversation to grave THE DAY-LIGHT REFLECTOR.

subjects, they saw a pair of old shoes lying in

the path, which they supposed belonged to a A “GOOD" Reflector has been a desidera- poor man who had nearly finished his day's work. tum long sought for, but never yet found. | The young student turned to the professor, sayPractical men have not failed to turn their

ing--“ Let us play the man a trick'; we will hide unremitting attention to the subject, yet

his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind these until now without avail.

| bushes, and watch to see his perplexity when ho Years ago, glass reflectors were produced;

cannot find them."

“My dear friend," answered the professor, "we and coated by a chemical deposition of

must never amuse ourselves at the expense of the silver. For a time, they afforded a most

poor. But you are rich, and may give yourself brilliantly-reflected light. It was found à much greater pleasure by means of this poor however, that although protected from the man. Put a five shilling piece in each shoe ; action of the atmosphere, no deposition of and then we will hide ourselves." silver upon glass could ever withstand the The student did so, and then placed himself, test of heat or light. Hence, though these glass with the professor, behind the bushes hard by, reflectors required no cleaning or rubbing, through which they could easily watch the their becoming fearfully discolored after a

laborer, and see whatever wonder or joy he might short use, rendered them totally valueless.

express. The poor man soon finished his work,

and came across the field to the path where he They are now looked at as mere curiosities ;

: had left his coat and shoes. While he put on his for time has converted what was really

coat, he slipped one foot into one of his shoes. "silver," into the appearance of pewter!

nto the appearance of pewter! | Feeling something hard, he stooped down and This decided failure in glass reflectors has found the coin. Astonishment and wonder called into the field another candidate for were upon his countenance; he gazed upon the public favor-Mr. CHAPPUIS, who has pro-crown piece, turned it round, and looked again duced a reflector, at a very small cost, which and again. Then he looked around on all sides, bids fair to become universally popular ; nor | but could see no one. Now he put the money in do we see why even our drawing-rooms

his pocket, and proceeded to put on the other shoe. should not be illuminated by its agency.

What was his astonishment when he found the The name given to the Reflector of Mr.

other crown piece! His feelings overcame bim;

he fell upon his knees, looked up to heaven, and Chappuis, is,-the Daylight Reflector. It

uttered à loud and fervent thanksgiving, in is worthy of its name; for it dispenses with

which he spoke of his wife, sick and helpthe use of a very large body of gas, less; and his children, who, from some unknown whilst it gives the “ light of day" at bani, would be saved from perishing almost a nominal cost. This is a grand re- The young man stood there deeply affected, sult gained; and when we consider how and with tears in his eyes. “Now," said the greatly health must be promoted by its professor, "are you not much better pleased than adoption (for gas-light, it is well known, is if you had played your intended trick ?? “Oh, most obnoxious in its effects on the system), dearest sir," answered the youth, “you have we think we have shown its claims on pub. taught me a lesson now, that I will never forget. lic regard.

I feel now the truth of the words which I have This reflector, it must be borne in mind,

a never before understood. - It is better to give

than to receivo.'" is not made of glass; but of a highly-silvered

A few more such practical “tricks" as these, metal, prepared so as to enhance the power we should indeed be glad to record. It is an ill. of reflection. The frames, too, are so con-omen, when we see the poor neglected, and structed as to effectually protect the re- allowed to perish without a helping hand hold out flector from the action of the atmosphere. for their reljef.

DOMESTIC LAYSA-No. III.

TO AN ABSENT WIFE.

If those to whom we owe a debt
Are harmed unless we pay,
When shall we struggle to be just ?

To-day, my love, to-day.
But if our debtor fail our hope
And plead his ruin thorough,
When shall we weigh his breach of faith?

To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
If Love, estranged, should once again
Her genial smile display,
When shall we kiss her proffered lips ?

Today, my love, to-day.
But, if she would indulge regret,
Or dwell with bygone sorrow,
When shall we weep (if weep we must)?

To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
For virtuous acts and harmless joys
The minutes will not stay ;
We've always time to welcome them,

To-day, my love, to-day.
But care, resentment, angry words
And unavailing sorrow,
Come far too soon, if they appear,-

Tomorrow, love, to-morrow !

Thou bad'st me, dearest, string my harp,

And wake a song for thee;
But ah! I want thy look of love

To set its numbers free;
I want affection's smile and blush,

Its meed of gentle praise ;
Thy lute-like voice's silver gush,

My drooping soul to raise.
I want to hear thee softly creep

To mark each tender line;
To feel thee o'er my shoulder peep,

And lay thy cheek to mine;
I want the twilight's silent hour,

The spell of star and tree,
The perfume of the shutting flower,

To breathe my love for thee.
I want the atmosphere of home

To melt the icy chain
Around my heart-to see the bloom

On thy dear cheek again.
I want the music of thy tone,

The honey of thy kiss ;
And yet, how should I feel alone

With memories like this?
By Babel's stream the exiled Jews

Hung up their harps, and wept ; While in each breast the heavenly muso

In voiceless sorrow slept. Thng o'er my spirit falls a gloom

Which chains both heart and hand;
How shall I sing "a song of home,"

When in a stranger-land ?
The palm-tree 'mid the desert waste

Points out the spring below,
And bids the fainting pilgrim haste

Where crystal waters flow.
Like him I fly to that dear home,
Whose joy-springs never cease ;

Where gentlest feelings bud and bloom Beneath the sun of peace!

FRIENDS IN WINTER.

PROCRASTINATION S.

The rose is for the nightingale,

The heather for the lark ;
But the holly greets the redbreast,

'Mid winter drear and dark.
And the snow-ulrop, wakened by his song,

Peeps tremblingly forth-
From her bed of cold, still slumber,

To gaze upon the earth.
For the merry voice above her,

Seemed a herald of the Spring,
As o'er the sleeping flowers

Blithe robin came to sing“Up, up, my lady snow-drop,

No longer lie in bed ;
But dance unto my melody,

And wave your graceful head."
The bulbul woos the red, red rose;

The lark, the heathery dell; But the robin has the holly-tree,

And the snow-drop's virgin-bell,
The snow-drop timiilly looked out;

But all was dim and drear,
Save robin's merry song that sought

Her loneliness to cheer!
And presently the crocus heard

Their greeting, and awoke ;
And donned with care her golden robe,

And em'rald-colored cloak.
Then springing from her russet shroud,

Stepped forth to meet the sun,
Who broke the clouds with one bright glance,

And his jocund race begun.
The crocus brought her sisters too,

The purple, pied, and white;
And the redbreast warbled merrily

Above the flow'rets bright.
Oh! the nightingale may love the rose,

The lark the summer's heather ;--
But the robin's consort flowers come,

AND LEAVE THE WINTRY HEATILER.

BY DOCTOR MACKAY.

If Fortune, with a smiling face,
Strew roses on our way,
When shall we stoop to pick them up ?

To-day, my love, to-day.
But should she frown with face of care,
And talk of coming sorrow,
When shall we grieve, if grieve we must ?

To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
If those who've wronged us own their faults,
And kindly pity pray,
When shall we listen and forgive ?

To-day, my love, to-day.
But if stern Justice urge rebuke,
And warmth from Memory borrow,
When shall we chide (if chide we dare) ?

To-morrow, love, to-morrow.

LIFE'S SUNNY SIDE ;

OR

TAKE THINGS AS YOU FIND THEM.

BY J. BURBIDGE.

WHY NOT BE HAPPY?

BY HELEN HETHERINGTON.

Let us all look at life on the bright sunny side,
Nor heed the dark clou ls of Ambition, and Pride:

We've a smile for the gay,
And a tear for the sad,
With a kind word to say,

That will make the heart glad.
Come! will you not join us ? our joys we'll divide ; !
Whilst we all look at Life on the bright sunny side!
As Time leads us on, let it be our delight
To alleviate sorrow, and kindness requite.

If God deigns to bless us,
We've no cause to fear;
The doubts that oppress us

Will soon disappear.
On the ocean of life we will happily glide,
Our bark rides at anchor on Lifo's sunny sido !
But some we shall meet with, who sadly bewail
As they see the approach of allversity's gale;

“One and all" bear a hand,
. We shall soon reach the shore;
Now—“three cheers for tho land!"

See the danger is o'er!
In the harbour of happiness safely we'll rido,
And hoist a gay ensign on Life's sunny sido!
By assisting each other, much good may be

wrought The heart's kindest feeling this lesson has taught.

With this bright aim in view,
New delights will appear;
Though our friends may be few,

We have proved them sincere.
In their truth and fidelity still we confide,
For we all look at Life on the bright sunny side !
But here one has fallen! Pray give him your hand-
We're none of us perfect-assist him to stand.

The pain he has known,
Makes him wiser I'm sure,
(You may “cast the first stone,"

Who believe yourselves pure).
Give him friendly advice, and with Truth for his

guide,
Ho will yet look at Life on the bright sunny side!
And here is another! weighed down by despair ;
Let Hope gently lighten his heart of its care.

Though cloudy the morning,
The day may be clear,
And bright stars adorning

Its close will appear!
The fears that hang o'er him will shortly subside,
If we place all our sorrows on Life's sunny side !
Let us banish hypocrisy, pride, and deceit,
Whilst honesty, truth, and contentment we greet;

A kind word or two,
When the heart is oppressed,
And "Heaven bless you !"

With the hand gently pressed-
Have cherish'd those feelings which Hope has sup-

plied, WITH THE PLEASURE OF LOOKING ON “LIFE'S

SUNNY SIDE !"

There's much in this life, after all,

That's pleasant, if people would take it; On some of us trouble must fall,

But sure I am most of us make it. Let us look for the ups and the downs,

And try to take things as we find them; And, if we are met by the frowns

Believe that a smile is behind them. What have we we did not receive ?

Is the world not sufficiently roomy? Then why should we wish to believe

We were sent into life to be gloomy ? We may meet with some rubs in our day,

But don't let us tremble for fear of themRather hope they'll not come in our way,

And do all we can to keep clear of them. There are regions of quicksands and rocks,

And its dificult, too, to steer round them; A good plumb-line might save us some knocks,

But it's no easy matter to sound them. For our needle may point the wrong way,

And our chart do no more than mislead us, Till we find that “cach dog has his day,"

And a friend's all alive to succeed us. But there's much in this life, after all,

That's pleasant, if people would take it; Though on some of us trouble must fall,

Full sure I am most of us make it. Let us look for the ups and the downs,

And try to take things as we find them; And, if we are met by the frowns

Believe that a smile is behind them.

BEAUTY IS DEAD.

Snow-stormy Winter rides

Wild on the blast,
Hoarsely the sullen tides

Shoreward are cast;
Morn meets no more tho lark

Warbling o'erhead;
Nature mourns, dumb and dark-

Beauty is dead!
Sear on the willow-bank

Fades the last leaf;
Flower-heads that early sank,

Bow'd as with grief;
Autumn's rich gifts of bloom

All, all are fled ;
Winter brings shroud and tomb-

Mary is dead!
Sweeter than summer-bird

Sang from her bough!
Music, the sweetest heard,

Silent is now!
Pale lies that check of woe

On its last bed !
Winter! too well I know

Beauty is dead!

A CUP OF TEA.

mitted within the pale of civilised society. If BY THE AUTHOR OF “ A COLD." * a man be pointed out to me as a tea hater,

he immediately becomes a suspected person O, WINTER! ruler of the inverted vear,

in my mind. He cannot, I fancy, be any I love thee, all unlovely as thou seem'st,

thing approaching to " a right merrie fellowe.” And dreaded as thou art! Thou hold'st the sun A prisoner in the yet undawning East;

A regular, giggling tea-party, would not enShortening his journey between morn and noon, liven him; he would sit down in silent sadness And hurrying him, impatient of his stay, Down to the rosy West ; but kindly still

amid the busy clatter of their cups and sauCompensating his loss with added hours

cers-amere automaton. Of social converse and instructive ease.

Some people say, that tea is by no means
I crown thee, WINTER-king of dear delights,
FIRESIDE ENJOYIENTS, home-born happiness,

wholesome, that it frequently occasions a nerAnd all the COMFORTS that the lowly root

vousness, and is altogether unqualified for Of undisturb'd retirement, and the bourg Of long uninterrupted evening know.

constant use. This is a most wicked acCOWPBR. cusation, and must have originated from some

decrepid personage, who was malicious enough EADER - A WORD WITH to ascribe the effects of youthful intemperance YOU! WHAT IS COMFORT ? to tea ; or, what is more probable, it arose A lounge by our fire-side, on a from the mischievous spirit of innovation perbleak, wintry night-a novel,

| taining to the medical art. It really is quite gently wooing us into doziness melancholy to observe the influence of me-a snug seat in a post-chaise,

dical pedantry over some people; there is or a game at cribbage with

| hardly anything upon the bountiful earth but a mild old lady that never takes snuff. What

what is unhealthy. Butter creates bile, milk is comfort ?-'a cup of tea, “ with all appli- and eggs are heavy, cold pie indigestible, ances and means to boot?" Yes ; this is a

meat unnecessary, and tea is guilty of occaspatch of legitimate comfort ; and his imagi- sioning nervousness! A genuine cup of unnation must be very anti-social, that does not

adulterated tea will hurt no man living, who is summon a thousand tea-table' delights from in a sound state of health. If he feels the dead mass of joys that time leaves behind ! "nervous" after drinking it, he has no reason it, at the mention of a cup of tea. Around to charge the tea with the cause; the evil the tea-pot, unnumbered social sprites attend; comes from some other quarter. and after wreathing the steam clouds rising / Tea unwholesome! Place me before the from the urn, tinkling the spoons, and perching tea-table ; and I'll face the whole College of on the edge of the tea-cups, they place a surgeons, in defence of its manifold virtues. smile on the lips, and a merry magic in the They might batter me with learned compound eyes of the company assembled.

words, and disquisitions respecting the fidReader! be thou downy cheeked, or man

e thou downy cheeked, or man- / getty nature of the stomach, but they could fully bearded-be thou fair and young, or never annihilate the fact of its being the naold and stately, prithee, for a while, smoothen tional beverage for so many years. If tea thy face into placidity, lay aside all Miltonic were really so malevolently inclined as they sternness of aspect, draw near the fire ; and would represent it, people would not have then, with its pleasing glare playing over thy continued its constant consumption :-ill.. features, thou mayest have a fair chance of health, a more influential argument than any relishing a few remarks on " a cup of tea." in Mr. Abernethy's “ Book," would have If the winds are whistling and waltzing along banished it from our tables. And I should the streets, and the plashy pit-pat of pattens is like to know, what we are to substitute for heard on the sloppy pavements, so much the tea !- black draughts and liquified pills ! or better. Discomfort without, will increase the those brick-colored, clammy looking cakes, comfort within.

christened chocolate and cocoa ! or meagre Lord Byron calls gin-and-water the true sugar and water, such as they use in France ! Hippocrene. Give me a good strong cup of or that gritty, gravelly stuff, called coffee ! tea!-one cup of this, in its sterling state, is That man's taste is not to be envied who worth all the spirituous liquors put together. I prefers either of these to tea! Tea stands It is very seldom that intoxication ensues from apart from all these, in proud and peerless drinking tea : its influence is quite ethereal ; | dignity-like an ancient jug on a dresser, amid it trickles down the throat in a most luscious a crowd of modern smooth-faced rivals. stream of flavory richness, diffuses a comfor- From this devotion to tea, my opinion of those table warm vigor through the democratical | who can presume to offer their guest a weak part of the human frame, composes the and miserable cup, may be easily guessed. It temper, and makes the poorest personage feel is one of the most sinful acts that can be himself a man.

committed--for people, in good circumstances, Nobody that dislikes tea ought to be ad- to offer weak tea to their company. What I

- toprofane the beautiful, health-inspiring water * See Vol. I., page 172.

with a niggard sprinkling of tea—to hand

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