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43. Why does E always claim precedence ?
48. Why is a bellows like slander ?
51. Though young I am a character well known to all the
I must be called a liberal, both in politics and religion, as I favour Tories, Radicals, Churchmen high and low, and Dis
senters equally, and withal it must be admitted that I am a loyal subject, as I assist in supporting her Majesty's Govern. ment. I must not conceal another failing : for a small sum I give my countenance to the most nefarious and wicked schemes, and closely connect myself with proceedings which under a fair outside, conceal the most artful and base transactions. Not to make myself, however, worse than I am, I must add that I am faithful in my services, and am a close adherent to those I once join and assist. If these hints will not suffice, watch everyone that approaches you narrowly, for there are few in a house who do not wish to have a frequent visit from me.
52. I'm one of many that perform
A thousand tricks of good and harm :
Yet never out of purgatory.
He had some yards of me the start;
Though he ran twice as fast as me! 54. My first often contains my second; my second often dreads my first; and though there is not a possibility of its following, runs away from it. By the account of many, my whole will never be so happy as in its present condition.
55. Why is a fender like Westminster abbey ?
58. My first I hope you are, my second I see you are, and my whole I know you are. 59. Where did Noah strike the first nail in the ark ? 60. What is smaller than a mite's mouth?
61. What comes with a coach, what goes with a coach, what is of no use to a coach, yet the coach cannot go without it? 62. Cut off my head and singular I act,
Cut off my tail and plural I appear,
A hypocrite sly,
1. Pipkin. 2. Bumpkin.
2. Bumpkin. 3. Pumpkin. 4. Catkin. 5. Firkin. 6. Catacomb. 7. Poplar. 8. Cross-stitch. 9. Truant. 10. Boyhood. 11. Ahitophel. 12. Conundrum. 13. Because their Pa-stilles. 14. Because without it music would make u sic. 15. Because it makes a lie fly. 16. Because it joins China. 17. One a tractator and the other a tract-hater. 18. They are a-pie together. 19. He makes a phiz. 20. It makes old people, cold people. 21. It makes
22. It makes all ball. 23. It makes one gone. 24. It is the place for her-mits
25. He is a queer ass.
26. You are poring. 27. It makes men mean. 28. He makes a point of a pint. 29. It makes Sail small. 30. Mow-I-can. 31. H. 32. Cowes. 33. The road. 34. It has M.P. at the end of its name.
35. He puts down three and carries one. 36. All the rest are in-audible. 37. Green peas. 38. In-violet. 39. It is a-version. 40. Furrow. 41. Expression. 42. It takes a blow from everyone. 43. It goes before everything and every body. 44. It is bent upon getting to the top. 45. It is sure to come after u. 46. It is nothing without it's thrown. 47. It is a hare a-parent. 48. It blows upon everything. 49. He continually sends people to the union. 50. He only takes it by the peck. 51. A postage stamp. 52. G. 53. The fore and bind wheel of a coach. 54. School-boy. 55. It contains the ashes of the grate. 56. They are stationary. 37. Your eyes. 58. Welcome. 59. On the head. 60. That which goes into it. 61. Noise. 62. Cod. 63. Since a man of deceit can best count-er-feit, I should therefore suppose, he could best count her toes.
THE LIGHT OF HOME.
My boy thou wilt dream the world is fair,
And thy spirit will sigh to roam,
Forget the light of home.
Though pleasure may smile with a ray more bright,
It dazzles to lead astray ;
When thou treadest the lonely way.
But the hearth of home has a constant flame,
And pure as vestal fire;
For nature feeds the pyre.
And thy hopes may vanish like foam ;
Then look to the light of home.
Thou shalt see the beacon bright,
Can be quench'd its holy light.
Are but beams of a wintry dry.
And how cold and dim those beams must be,
Should life's wretched wanderer come;
Then turn to the light of home.
POLITE MANNERS OF THE LOWER CLASSES
MR. LAING, in his “ Journal of a Residence in Norway,” says, “I like the politeness of people towards each other in this country; the pulling off hats or caps when they meet either strangers or friends. The custom is universal : common labourers, fishermen, private soldiers salute each other with a
and do not merely touch the bat, but take it off. This is carefully taught to the children, and even the school-boys bow to each other in the streets. Such a custom is not to be laughed at, it has a humanizing effect. The exterior form of good-will, although but a form, introduces a pause before any expression of ill-will or passion can be indulged. There is something good even in the forms of goodness; and it is not unimportant, that though only mechanical, they should be observed by the very lowest class in their ordinary intercourse."
THE flea, called by the Arabians “the father of leapers, and the locust, jump two hundred times their own length Supposing the same relative force to be infused in the body of a man six feet high, he would be enabled to leap three times the height of St. Paul's. Insects walk, run, leap, fly, glide, and swim ; thus combining all the movements of all animated beings.
GUESSES AT TRUTH. WOULD you touch a nettle without being stung by it ? Take hold of it stoutly. Do the same to other annoyances, and hardly will anything annoy you.
A MOTHER'S LOVE.