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SONG OF THE ECHO.-DEAN SWIFT.
1. NEVER sleeping, still awake,
Pleasing most when most I speak:
2. Now I am a dog, or cow,
can bleat, or I can sing
3. Though a lady, I am stout,
Drums and trumpets bring me out;
A GOOD BEE-HIVE-J. H. JEWELL
1. Be sober and Be vigilant,
Your hopes will then increase,
Your prospects will decrease;
The poor will bless your name,
2. Be wise in all your words and works,
You cannot then Be vain,
Where vice hath left a stain;
What'er your lot in life,
Be ever free from strife.
3. Be careful, if a quarrel rise,
With either friend or foe,
Be sure ne'er strike a blow.
It will all wrath appease ;
Than set the mind at ease.
4. Be tranquil under sickness for
Our minds should all Be calm;
But proves to us a balm.
Of sorrows overflow;
To leave this vale of woe.
WHAT IS A COTTAGE WITHOUT BEES ?- WILSON.
1. What is a Cottage in the country, unless your banks all furnished with bees, whose murmurs invite one to sleep?" There the hives stand like four-and-twenty fiddlers all in a row. Not a more harmless insect in all this world than a bee. Wasps are demons incarnate, but bees are fleshy sprites, as amiable as industrious.
2. You are strolling along, in delightful vacuity, looking at a poem of Barry Cornwall's, when smack comes an infuriated honey-maker against your eyelid, and plunges into you the fourth part of an inch of sting saturated in venom. The wretch clings to your lid like a burr, and it feels as if he had a million claws to hold him on while he is darting his weapon into your eyeball. Your banks are indeed well furnished with bees, but their murmurs do not invite you to sleep ; on the contrary, away you fly like a madman, bolt into your wife's room and roar out for the recipe.
3. The whole of one side of your face is most absurdly swollen, while the other is in its natural state. One
is dwindled away to almost nothing, and is peering forth from its rainbow-colored envelope, while the other is open as day to melting charity, and shining over a cheek of the purest crimson.
1. FENCES operate in two ways—if good they are a defense if poor, an offense.
Many a farmer, by too sparingly seeding his new meadows, has had to cede his whole farm.
Every farmer should see daily every animal he has, and inspect its condition. Weekly visits as with some soon result in weakly animals.
The man who provides well-sheltered cotes for his sheep in winter, will soon find plenty of coats for his own back.
2. A good housewife should not be a person of one idea, but should be equally familiar with the flower garden and flour barrel; and though her lesson should be to lessen expense, yet the scent of a fine rose should not be less valued than the cent in the till. If her husband is a skillful sower of grain, she is equally skillful as a sewer of garments; he keeps his hoes bright by use; she keeps the hose of the whole family in order. 3. From beer to bier the drunkard goes :
How sad is his estate!
Must, also, heir his fate.
JOHANN, THE BASKET-MAKER.
1. JOHANN, the merry basket maker,
Learn'd many songs, and paid his baker.
2. Not far from Johann lived a cit
Of large estates but little wit,
3. He'd scarcely settled him to sleep
When early dawn began to peep,
4. At last he chanc'd the singer meet,
And beckon'd him across the street.
dear me! I cannot tell
5. Well pleased, to him the rich man said,
in future cease your singing.