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"THERE are in the world," observes Macaulay, “people who find the society of old friends insipid, and who are always running after new companions,”—there are others as unreasonably attached to old associations. But our friends, we are proud to say, neither desert us in fickleness, nor adhere to us in folly. Amidst a thousand opposing attractions, they remember us with kindness and consideration, for they find in us all the spirit and flavour of " auld lang syne."

To them it may be superfluous to say, that it has been, and is, our .study to send out every Volume furnished with distinctive and complete features of its own, thus enabling it to stand alone as a separate work, whilst at the same time, in general tone, scope, and appearance,

it ranges with the noble brotherhood of Volumes that have preceded it.

The completed portion of our task which is here presented for acceptance, has specific points of interest. It has incorporated with it a Magazine that for many years maintained a high reputation as a useful guide in household management. THE FAMILY FRIEND has long pursued a similar path to that taken by THE FAMILY ECONOMIST. Gradually it became evident that both were not needed—that, with them, union would be strength. Hence their happy ALLIANCE. Whatever was meritorious in THE FAMILY ECONOMIST has been continued in THE FAMILY FRIEND, which may be fairly said to represent in Literature the refinements and intellectual arts of Home Life.

The present Volume contains an entire illustrated Story by a writer of established reputation. In the continuation of “ Ten Thousand Wonderful Things” are matters for much serious reflection, as well as the gratification of a laudable curiosity. The Needlework Patterns will be found quite up to the fashions and requirements of the day. To “Notes and Queries for Naturalists” we would particularly draw attention, as a means of gaining and imparting interesting information in the wide field of inquiry which the study of Natural History affords. Beside these features, we have stored here an unusual variety of useful matter on topics connected with Education, Sanitary Aids, Poetry, Moral Stories for old and young, Gardening, Angling, gatherings from good Books, Household Receipts, and a multitude of other entertaining, useful, and improving subjects, all freely and expensively illustrated. For these reasons, we think that, independently of our old standing with the Public, we may fairly challenge comparison with the newest and most enterprising of New Serials now issuing from the press.

We are happy to be enabled to announce for the Volume commencing with the New Year, a Domestic Story of the Affections, of great power and interest, by the author of “Good as Gold," entitled “THE FIRESIDE FAIRY.” We have also in preparation Celestial and Terrestrial Phenomena of the Months, and Illustrated Manners and Customs of all Nations. The next Volume will also complete our Practical Papers on the “ Physiology of Health,” and those delightful Sketches of “Eastern Rambles." We purpose also to retouch here and there—we trust with an improving handthe lights and shadows filling up the established outlines of our Magazine, taking for the motto of our serious endeavours, Sir Philip Sidney's—

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has been carefully studied. From our first effort to our last, THE FAMILY FRIEND has been, and will be, devoted to innocent mirth, as well as to social wisdom.

Christmas, 1860.

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BOOKS OF MARK. DOMESTIC HINTs, continued. EASTERY RAMBLES.
Page
Page

Pago
Health Resorts of Britain, Eau de Cologne, to Make 118 RAJBLE VII. -

- Beyrout
and how to Profit by Economists, Hints to 118 Departure for the Nahr-
them. By Dr. Spencer Eggs, to Preserve

55 El-Kelb-The Via Anto-
Thomson
109 Exercise

178 niniana-Rock Sculptures
Life in the Sea; or, the Na- Eyes of children, to Shade -The Dog River-The
ture and Habits of Ma-

from the Sun.

178

Roman Aqueduct-Moun.
rinc Animals. By Las- Fluid Ink

178 tain Scenery — Djesse-
celles Wraxall

169 Fruits or Flowers, to Pre- El-Khadjes-Ain - El-Le-
serve the whole year with-

ban-Return to Beyrout

33
CONGLOMERATIONS. out spoiling

178 RAMBLE VIII. -Departure

Fruits and vegetables, for the Cedars--Nahr-
A Pic-nic, and its Prepara-

Frost-bitten

55 Ibrahim - Djebail - The
tions
243 Furniture Polish

55 Bivouac-The Mountain
Five Minutes to Spare at a Gilt Frames, to Clean 303 Robber-A Storm in Le-
Railway Station

120 Hair Brushes, to Clean 303 banon - Bshirrai - Arz
Modern Witchcraft
120 Hair, to Pronote the

Leban, or the Cedars of
Growth of

118 Night and Morning 103
DEFINITIONS.
Hair, to Cleanse

241 RAMBLE IX.-Eden-Moun.

Hydrophobia, Cure for 241 tain Beauties - Kanobin
Aptitude
59 India-rubber

118 - The Maronites - The
Conventional

182 Ink Stains, to Remove 55 Horn of Tantour-Con-
Delusion
182 Ivory, to Bleach

118 vent of St. Anthony at
Dissension
121 Lamp, to Prevent the

Kasheya

157
Ease
59 Smoking of

303 RAMBLEX.—Djouni-Resi-
Furious
358 Linen, to Perfume)

55 dence of Lady Hester
Gentleman
243 Maccaroons

55 Stanhope Climate of
Opposition

358 Marking Ink, to Extract 55 Syria, Seasons and Dis.
Pretension
121 Mauve and Solferino, to

eases, Rain, Hail, Snow,
Relic
244 Test the Colours

178 Dews, Hoar-frost, Frogs,
Rapture

182 Milk from Cream, to Take 55 the Mirage, Duration of
Recantation
121 Milk, to Preserve

303 the Day, the Shurkiyeh
Redolent
308 Moths, a sure Preventive

and other Winds
Simpleton
358 against

55 Arab Wedding

219
Spectre

244 Physic for Crossness 303 RAMBLE XI. - Sidon, its
Struggle
59 Pickling, Hints on

303 Ruins and Historical As-
Symmetry
308 Pique, What it is

211 sociations-The Progress
308 Poached Eggs

303 of the Plague in Syria-
Rats and Mice

55 Sarepta-Arrival at Soor,
DOMESTIC HINTS, Rice Dumplings

303 or Tyre

281
Rice Flour Cement 178 RAMBLE XII. --Tyre, its
A Wife's Power
241 Silk, to Clean

178 Historical Associations
Beer, Stale, to Restore 55 Silver, to Take Stains out --Beyrout, its History 343
Biting the Nails .
178 of

118

MISCELLANEOUS.
Blacking
55 Sleep

178
Boots and Shoes, French Smells, Offensive

55 A Mother's Love

321
Polish for
118 Sore Eyes, Receipt for

118 A Proud Duke and an
Bowel Complaint, Receipt Sponge Biscuits

303 Angry Duchess

214
for
241 Sponge, to Clean

118 A Word to Young Mis-
Breakfast Cake
55 Sunnyside of the Street 303 tresses

99
Bruise, Liniment for 241 Teeth, Tincture for the 178 Adventures in an African
Cheerfulness
241 The Blackberry
241 Wilderness

81
Chilblains

303 Tomato Sauce, Receipt for 241 An Angler's Retreat 333
China, to Mend
118 Tooth Powder, a First-rate 241 Air of Towns

266
Coffee

241 | Tooth, to fill a decayed 178 America, Distillation in 9
Crape Scarfs, China, to Turkey Carpets, to Clean 55 Bad Habits in Conversa-
Wash
178 Washing
173 tion

338
Domestic Peace
303 / Water, to Render Soft 55 Beautiful Things

112

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MISCELLANEOUS, continued. MISCELLANEOUS, continued. NOTES AND QUEBIRS, continued.

Page
Childhood
162 Spices : - Nutmeg, Clove, Horse vcrsus Wolf

or
Christmas Reflections 337 Cinnamon

290 Bear

27,85
Christmas Pudding
351 Summer Time

13 Human Eye over Wild Ani-
Conversation
91 Sunset in the Desert

147
mals, Power of the.

154, 228
Conrt Life in the Four: Sword Dancers at Christ- Mermaids

340
teenth Century
165

349 Mole's Nest in a Stack 340
Court Costume in the Four. Table for Anglers, with the Reason and Superstition 302
teen Century
82 Places, Seasons, Time of

Nutcracker, the .

228
Cure for Mendicancy
275 Day, Depth from the

Octopus

154, 228
Derwentwater, Disposal of Ground, and Baits suited

Otters, Tame 228, 301, 340
the Body of the Earl of 93

to the Habits of Fish 298 Owl, Ferocity of the 227
Domestic Life of German Temperaments, the

50 Oyster Catcher

26
Ladies in the sixteenth

The Old Poem

161

Para Montley, a Dish of 84
Century

333 Pigs of New York

25
Domestic Education 175 Trap-door Spider, the

279 Poetry of Insect Life 341
Dr. Wolff's Adventures 168 Tree, Mignionette

Porter's, the, Revenge 25

277 Puff Adder.
Dress, Appropriatenǝss in, 332 Truth and Justice

86, 153
Electrical Machine, how to

Turkish Bath, the
323 Ram versus Wolf

339
Make

19
Ursine Seal, the

239 Rats and Mice, Sagacity
Emblematic Stones. The Venice, a Scene at

31 of

27, 78
Jewels of the Months 101

War Dance of the Dyaks of Sail Fluke and the Gulls 226

Borneo

276
Emigration Letters

341 Sea Gull, Longevity of
English Language, Histo- Washington, an Incident in

the
rical Review of the

148, 229
the Life of
113 Serpents, Poison of

27
Female Society
200 Why should we make Holi-

Venom of

85
Fictions

108
day Trips
151 Sheldouble, the ..

24
Flower Sleep
Women in Adversity. 260 Silkworms

154, 228, 302
Franklin, Benjamin, Resi- Worship of Animals 333 Singing Fish
dence of
31 Wrong Doing
203 Skylark

341
Gall Insects and Oak

Youth
237 Snail Leech

339
Applas
334

Snake, Fascination of the 84

MODEL LETTERS.
Greenhouse, how to Build

Snipe, the

334
an Economical
238 LETTER I.-From a Poor

Thief Catching

339
Hallam, the Weaver's Boy 225 Relation to one whom Trout, Live, caught in a

Water Tank
Help Yourself

Fortune has favoured,
167.

227
Hindoo Spinning

101
Complaining of Neglect. 58 Turbot

84
Hood, Thomas, Memorials

LELTRR II.-To a Friend, Viper and Adder
of

213
on the Evils arising out Walrus, the

26
of Personal Talk in our

Water Spider
Hospitality, a Practical

86, 164
Lesson on

151
Social Meetings

-181
Wild Duck, the

300
LETTER III. -
How to Treat a Wife

Wire Worm

Practical
337

Woodwele
Industry

Rules for Reading, in

176
Infant Management

order to Derive the most Wren's Nest, curious posi-

279
Isle of Wight

Improvement from it

tion of a
109
306

339
Keeping up Appearances 214 NOTES AND QUERIES FOR

PASTIME,
Lady Morgan's First At-

NATURALISTS.
tachment
155

A Batch of Poets

124
Lady Pilgrims to the Animals, Age of 228, 301

Acrostic Enigmas

: 123, 185
Haunts of King Arthur 174 Ants and Aphides 27, 84 Acrostic Conundrum

246
Leaf Inscct, the

155
Armadillo
302, 340 Algebraic Problem

310
Lebanon, the Cedar of 43 Birds, Activity of

164, 227 Anagrams.

360
Nice, a Suburban Picture of 116 Birmingham Notes

340 Chemical Amusements

363
Black Cock or Black Grouse 83 Christmas Games
Madame de Stael's Marriage

361
77 Carrier Pigeons in a new
New Homes.-Canada

Dramatic Charade
215

360
capacity

26 Conundrums
Number One

:

26 Charades, 60, 122, 183, 245, 244
Ocean Birds
208 Dog-Ape, the

227 | Curious Cross Readings
Old China

309
109 Dog, a Delicacy for the 339 Enigmas,
Old Maids
S7 Eel, a Gold-coloured.

60, 122, 183, 245, 309
Patient Astronomer, the

26 Geographical Enigma
297 Fly Catcher's Nest 340 Historical Enigmas 60, 122, 183,
Peel, the first Sir Robert 42 Fox, Habits of the

26

245
Pity the Poor Dressmakers 167 Frigate Bird, the

152 Ladies' Names Enigmati-
Pleasures of the Imagina- Geese, Age of

27, 84 cally Expressed

124
99 Gold Fish

339 Mental Scene from English
Pompous Funerals
147 Hedgehog, the Pet
301 History

61
Possible Attainments 74 | Horse, a Clever

:339 Numbered Charade 122, 186, 245
Reading, a Taste for 207 | Horse and Bear.

85 Ornithological Enigma

247
Sea, the Glories of the 10 Horse versus Lion

26 | Rythmical Recreations 122, 245

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PASTIME, continued.
POETRY, continued.

THE HIVE, continued.
Page
Page

Page
Sarkolatic Alphabet
61 The Invalid

180 The Tailor that Made the
Towns in America Enig- The Parting

.18 Breeches

119
matically Expressed 123 'Tis Mine

278 The Nearest Star

242
England ... 185, 246 The Months

240 Things to be found out

54
Ireland
186 The Sea-Bird
102 Ventilation

242
Scotland. 248 The Troubled Deep

139 Venus of the Forest, the 119
Transpositions 61, 124, 186, 245, The Wanderer's Return 180 Wych, Elon, the

119
309 Thoughts of Home, from

WILD AND CULTIVALED
the New World

139
PHYSIOLOGY OF HEALTH

FLOWERS.
To Christmas

352
AND DISEASE.

102
To a Youthful Friend.

WILD FLOWERS.
CHAP. I.-Introductory.-- Under the Mistlctoe. 352 | A Young Lawyer

117
Structure and Functions

Virtues

139 Archdeacon fisher's' Va.
of the Stomach
29 Wealth

278
nity

305
II. On the Struc- Welcome, Christmas. 320

A Young Lady's Arith-
ture of the Teeth, Gullet, Wishes

102
metic

305
and Stomach
87 Where are they gone ? 304 A Learned Divine

177
III.-On the Tongue, Wild and Free

201 A Maxim by a Misanthrope 117
Salivary Glands,Pharynx,
TALES AND SKETCHES.

Complaisance

305
and Gullet
144

Definition of Crab

305
IV.-Structure and A Legend of Barlagh Cave 261 Fishmonger and Eel 117
Functions of the Stomach 210 Association

236 Gentlemen of the Jury” 117
V.-Structure and Chamber of Mystery : 107 Hibernian Advertisements 56
Functions of the Stomach 272 Emigrant's Family, the 40 How to Spell Cat

56
VI-On the General Eululie's Eventide 22 Hot Water with ycur Neigh-
Rules for Taking Food Good As GOLD 163, 125, 189, 249 bours

56
and securing Healthy Di-

311 How to Decipher a Run-
gestion
330 It's Raining

37
ning Hand

177
Love with Closed Eyes :97 Isn't the World Older than
POETRY.
Lady and Palfrey
43 it used to be ?"

177
A Health to King Christ- Mexican Stratagem

262 It wasn't for Want

117
mas
352 Princess Rose
353 Maxims

177
A Little While

18 Yandulaza and Liropeza 9 Molière and Ruling a Wife 56
Autumnal Reflections 304 “ You Will Never be Worth Nothing is ever so Well
Autumn Stanzas
240

106 Done
A Mountain Thought 57

Once upon a Time

56
THE HIVE.
Autumn
139, 278

* Papa, are not Sailors very
Christmas Morning 320 | A Joke upon Mrs. Hood 179 Small Men ?"

305
Come with Me
304 A Farce by Bannister 179 Patience

1
Consolation

278 A Judicious Recommenda- Phonographic Reporting 117
Day is Dying
102 tion

54 Popular Errors

177
Dreams
67 A Week's Work

54 Popping the Question 177
Evening Thoughts
80 Agricultural Implements 242 Silly People

177
Fading
Away
18 Ancestors

242 The Indian and the English
Farewell
80 Arrest of Decay
179 Stable

305
Friendship

362 Bronze, a new kind of 242 The Guest and the Duke of
Funeral at Sea
240 Everyday Absurdities

64
Wellington

177
Hope
278 Fevers, Web of the Spider The Sum is all .very Well

305
I Shall Never Forget 102 for Certain

119 The Wife's Chance

177
In the City :
304 Flies

54 Two Birds with One Stone 177
Love of Nature
278 Hood's Affection for the

“Why do you Wink.at Me,
Pleasure
57 Choice of his Youth 119

117
Poets' Fancies
240 Humility
179 Wood and Grain

56
Removals
201 Leap Year
179 Worse for Liquor

117
Serenade

57 Life's Happiest Period 179 What was the Use of the
Song of My Childhood's Love One Another

179 Eclipse? .

177
Days
80 Married Men, Miss Berner's

CULTIVATED FLOWERS.
Song for Christmas Eve 320, 362 Opinion of

54 | A Secret

56
Sonnet
18, 180, 304 Miss Bronte

119 A Ton of Perfect Pain 305
Sunset
18, 102 Mothers, Hints to

64 All to whom Want is Ter-
Tests of Love
180 Mutual Forbearance

179 rible
The Æolian Harp
201 | Parliamentary Returns 179 Appearances

56
The Dignity of Non-Com- Pulse, Beats of the

119 Deeds Greater than Words. 56
plaint
139 Queen Caroline's Love for Education

56
The "Bow in the Clouds"167 her Husband

242 Entertaining Men

58
The Falling Leaf
80 | Rifles
119 | Golden Rules

305
The Gift
201 Stationers

54 Knowledge makes Humble 306
The Harebell
18 The Statesman's Life
119 Life is Beautiful

305

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