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clandestinely from the cask, by means of a pipe.
Popular scienre. 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 lay 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 acmé of
As we dislike the introduction of techni. enjoyment. He will be extremely liable to lose calities in a popular journal, let us remark his character and employment.
He becomes ac
that the Stereoscope presents all persons quainted with a gang of accomplished thieves 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 plun ter, that they may eat and drink “ their fill." in duplicate, are seen by an optical illusion
as through a telescope, the likenesses, before We nced not wonder that alimentiveness should
melted into “
one ; be found so large in their heads !
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--so 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 other faculties put together.
even of a pimple on her fair skin, let us see
A miniature Those who may agree with me in the view I it in her picture by all means. have taken,will admire the force of the truth-that must be a "likeness,” or it loses all real
value. though the real organ of alimentiveness had been given over to another function, yet 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. and I can promise them that if they do, they will find phrenology much improved there- The very remarkable weather that we by:
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 ailments peculiar to the season, have 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 ani
It was to assist in rem mals destroy so much more food than they con
emoving 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
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, the 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 flector; 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 unprovided 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 seeking 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 bushes, and watch to see his perplexity when ho
his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind these until now without avail.
cannot find them." Years ago, glass reflectors were produced; and coated by a chemical deposition of must never amuse ourselves at the expense of the
My dear friend," answered the professor," we silver. For a time, they afforded a most
poor. But you are rich, and may give yourself brilliantly-reflected light. It was found a 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, They are now looked at as mere curiosities; had left his coat and shoes. While he put on his
and came across the field to the path where he for time has converted what was really coat, he slipped one foot into one of his shoes, - silver,” into 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; be 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 ono.
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 lie found the The name given to the Reflector of Mr. other crown piece! His feelings overcame bim; Chappuis, is,-the Daylight Reflector. It uttered a loud and fervent thanksgiving, in
he fell upon his knees, looked up to heaven, and 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 banii, would be saved from perishing. almost a nominal cost. This is a gr
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- I feel now the truth of the worls which I have
taught me a lesson now, that I will never forget. lic regard. This reflector, it must be borne in mind,
never before understood. — It is better to give
than to receive.' 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 illof 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 relief.
DOMESTIC LAYS,-No. III.
TO AN ABSENT WIFE.
If those to whom we owe a debt
To-day, my love, to-day.
To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
To-day, my love, to-day.
To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
To-day, my love, to-day.
Tomorrow, love, to-morrow !
Tuou bad'st me, dearest, string my harp,
And wake a song for thee;
To set its numbers free ;
Its meed of gentle praise ;
My drooping soul to raise.
To mark each tender line;
And lay thy cheek to mine;
The spell of star and tree,
To breathe my love for thee.
To melt the icy chain
On thy dear cheek again.
The honey of thy kiss ;
With memories like this?
Hung up their harps, and wept; While in each breast the heavenly muso
In voiceless sorrow slept.
Which chains both heart and hand;
a song of home,'
Points out the spring below,
Where crystal waters flow.
Where gentlest feelings bud and bloom Beneath the sun of peace !
FRIENDS IN WINTER.
The rose is for the nightingale,
The heather for the lark ;
'Mid winter drear and dark.
Peeps tremblingly forth-
gaze upon the earth.
Seemed a herald of the Spring, As o'er the sleeping flowers
Blithe robin came to sing
No longer lie in bed ;
And wave your graceful head."
The lark, the heathery dell; But the robin has the holly-tree,
And the snow-drop's virgin-bell,
But all was dim and drear,
Her loneliness to cheer!
Their greeting, and awoke ;
And em'rald-colored cloak.
Stepped forth to meet the sun,
And his jocund race begun.
The purple, pied, and white;
Above the flow'rets bright.
The lark the summer's heather ;--
AND LEAVE THE WINTRY HEATHER.
BY DOCTOR MACKAY.
If Fortune, with a smiling face,
To-day, my love, to-day,
Tomorrow, 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.
TAKE THINGS AS YOU FIND THEM.
LIFE'S SUNNY SIDE ;
OR, WHY NOT BE HAPPY?
BY J. BURBIDGE.
BY HELEN HETHERINGTON.
Let us all look at lifo on the bright sunny side,
We've a smile for the gay,
That will make the heart glad.
If God deigns to bless us,
Will soon disappear.
" One and all" bear a hand,
See the danger is o'er!
wroughtThe heart's kindest feeling this lesson has taught.
With this bright aim in view,
We have proved them sincere.
The pain he has known,
Who believe yourselves pure).
Though cloudy the morning,
Its close will appear!
A kind word or two,
With the hand gently pressed
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; Anil, 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 them Rather 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 dillicult, 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 "each 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; Thongh 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,
Shoreward are cast;
Warbling o'erhead ;
Beauty is dead !
Fades the last leaf;
Bow'd as with grief;
All, all are fled ;
Mary is dead!
Sang from her bough!
Silent is now!
On its last bed!
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 0, WINTER! ruler of the inverted year,
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.”
A regular, giggling, tea-party, would not en-
amid the busy clatter of their cups and sauCompensating his loss with added hours
cers-a mere automaton.
Some people say, that tea is by no means
wholesome, that it frequently occasions a ner-
constant use. This is a most wicked ac-
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 occasnatch 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
If he feels summon a thousand tea-table' delights from in a sound state of health. 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- 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 :-illfeatures, 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 l-one cup of this, in its sterling state, is That man's taste is not to be envied worth all the spirituous liquors put together. 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 jūg 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!
toprofane the beautiful, health-inspiring water * See Vol. I., page 172.
with a niggard sprinkling of tea—to hand