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TRIMMING FOR THE SIDES OF CHIL

For the L stitches round the Large Oval.DREN'S TROUSERS, OR FOR THE Make 1 long in about the 3rd loop from the FRONTS OF MORNING JACKET join; 5 ch i L in every alternate loop, with SLEEVES.

5 ch between each L till there are 22 L, Materials. Messrs. Walter Evans & Co's then 5 ch 1 L in 3rd Loop of next oval; 5 Boar's Head Cottons, Nos. 10 and 24. *No. 3, ch 1 L in each alternate loop till there are Penelope Hook.

6 L; 5 ch; Repeat, but make only 5 L in Children's trousers being now made in the next; 5 ch and 4 L in next 2 ováls; 5 ch same style as worn in the time of Charles II., and 3 L on next 3 ovals; 5 ch and 9 L round excepting the bows of ribbon at the knees, the top oval; then make both sides alike. the insertion is intended for the sides as re

This trimming is very pretty for gathering presented in engraving.

the front of a sleeve into.

KNITTED COUNTERPANE IN

SQUARES.
Materials.-Messrs. Walter Evans & Co's No.6,
Three-thread Knitting Cotton. No. 10 Knitting
Needles.

Explanation of Terms.-T f, thread or cottos in front. K, knit plain. P pearl.

1st Row.--Cast on one stitch on needle. 2nd Row.-Cotton in front, knit the 1 stitch (2 loops on needle).

3rd Row.—Cotton in front, knit 2 (3 loops on needle).

4th Rou.—Cotton in front, K 1, T f; K1, T f; K 1.

5th Row.—Tf, K 1; Pearl 3; K 2. 6th Rou.—Tf, K 2; Tf, K3; Tf, K 2. 7th Row.-T f, K 2; Pearl 5 ; K 3. 8th Row.-T , K 3; T f, K 5; T f, K 3. 9th Row.-T f, K3; Pearl 7; K 4. 10th Row.-T f, K 4; T f, K 7; T f, K 4. 11th Row.-T f, K 5; Pearl 9; K 4 (19 stitches).

12th "Rou.-1'f, K remainder plain (20 stitches).

13th Row.-T f, K. 5; Pearl 9; K 6. (21 stitches).

14th Row.-T f, K remainder plain (22 stitches).

15th Row.-T f, K 6; Pearl 9; K 7 (23 stitches).

16th Row.T f, K remainder plain (24 TRIMMING FOR THE SIDES OF CHILDREN'S TROU- stitches). SERS, OR FOR THE FRONTS OF CHILDREN'S

17th Row.–Tf, K 7; Pearl 9; K 8 (25 SLEEVES. BY MRS, WARREN.

stitches). Largest Oval, No. 10 Cotton.—Make 29 18th Row.—Tf, K remainder plain (26 ch; work two long stitches in each loop. stitches).

For the next Two Ovals.--Make 25 ch 19th Row.-T f, K 8; Pearl 9; K 9. and work 2 L in each loop.

20th Row.-T 1, K 9; K 2 together; K For the next Two.—Make 21 ch.

5; K 2 together; K 9. For the next Two.-17 ch.

21st Row.-T f, K 9; Pearl 7; K 10. For the next Two.-13 ch; there will now 22nd Row.-T f, K'10; K 2 together; be nine ovals; these are to be sewed together K 3; K 2 together; K 10. as in engraving, but each one overlapping 23rd Row.-T f, K 10; Pearl 5; Kll. the other.

24th Row.-T f, K 11; K 2 together; With 24 Cotton make bars of button-hole K1; K 2 together; K 11. stitch across.

25th Row.--Tf, K 11; Pearl 3; K 12.

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KNITTED COUNTEKPANE IN SQUARES. BY MRS. WARREN. 26th Row.–Tf, K 12; K 2 together; K 12. 42nd Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. 27th Row.-T f; Knit remainder plain 43rd Row. The same. (28 stitches).

44th Row.-P 2 together; P remainder. 28th Row.-T f. The same (29 stitches). 45th Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. 29th Row.—Pearl row (29 stitches). 46th Row.-The same.

30th Row.-K 2 together; remainder 47th Row.-P 2 together; P remainder. plain.

48th Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. 31st Row.The same.

49th Row.-The same. 32nd Row.—Pearl 2 together; pearl re- 50th Row.-P 2 together; P remainder. mainder.

51st Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. 33rd Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. 52nd Row. The same. 34th Row. The same.

53rd Row.-P 2 together; P remainder. 35th Row.-Pearl 2 together; pearl re- 54th Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. mainder.

55th Row.-The same, 36th Row.-K2 together; knit remainder. Three stitches now on needle which knit 37th Row.--The same.

together in one. Knit 3 more of these small 38th Row.-Pearl 2 together; Pearl re- squares, and with some cotton sew the four mainder.

together in each loop formed by bringing 39th Row.-K 2 together; K remainder. the cotton forward in each row; this will 40th Row. The same.

now make one square composed of four 41st Row:-P 2 together; P remainder. divisions.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

FAREWELL. "Tis sad to say farewell to youth,

With all its visions bright, "Tis sad to see our hopes depart

And vanish from our sight. 'Tis sad to say farewell to friends

Who're going far away, "Tis sad to say farewell to home,

Where passed our childhood's day. But oh! 'tis sadder far to say,

Farewell for evermore
To those who're leaving us for aye

For Heav'n's far distant shore. "Tis sad to say a last farewell

THE FALLING LEAF.
I WANDERED in a shady grore

One pleasant Autumn day;
The sky was bright and clear above,

The birds upon the spray
Poured sweetly forth their songs of love,

And all around seemed gay.
And pensively I lingered there,

Beside the mountain rill,
Whose murmuring did seem the air

With melody to fill;
All Nature looking, everywhere,

So peaceful, calm, and still.
Gazing around, I did not see

One single thing amiss :
For all the earth, it seemed to me,

Was fashion'd for man's bliss;
I thought, " How thankful we should be

- For such a world as this !” Just there, I saw a wither'd leaf

Fall from a stately tree;Strange! it should cause me so much grief

- This trifling thing to see; It made me think, that falling leaf,

"Earth's pleasures soon will flee?" “Yes! all," I murmured, with a sigh,

“That unto us is dear, All that is pleasing to the eye,

All that our homes can cheer, Are speeding to Eternity

Too soon they'll disappear." But lo ! the distant-setting sun

Sent forth a heavenly ray,
That said, “On earthly joys alone

Throw not your lives away;
But be ye ready, every one,
For the great Judgment Day !"

W. H, H.

To a familiar face,
To miss the now deserted chair

From its accustomed place.
Tis sad to look for the last time

On hands we've often pressed,
To see them quiet now, and still,

Folded upon the breast.
"Tig sad to press a farewell kiss

Upon a clay-cold brow,
* ! Tis sad to see the closed eyes

With Death's seal on them now.
Ah me! there is a world of care

Sounds in that word farewell!
A world of anguish and despair,
Too deep for tongue to tell!

E. B.

1

"THE SONG OF MY CHILDHOOD'S DAYS,

THERE is a song I heard in youth
Whose every accent breathed of truth,
* And now it comes with magic power
To soothe in many a lonely hour;
'Tis dearer than love's fondest lays
That
song

I heard in childhood's days.
In infancy it bade me sleep,
And checked my tears when wont to weep,
And tho' the years flew onward fast
It gemm’d the memory of the past;
'Tis dearer than love's fondest lays
The

song I heard in childhood's days.
In gayest hours of joy and mirth,
When flowers sprang round my path on earth,
I heard it only 'mid the rest,
And hearing was supremely blest;
"I'is dearer than love's fondest lays
That
song

I heard in childhood's days.
But oh! I feel it dearer yet
When lonely I indulge regret,
For many happy vanished hours,
For cloudless skies and summer flowers;
Then, dearer than love's fondest lays
Is that I heard in childhood's days.

DAISY H.

EVENING THOUGHTS,
WHEN the resy clouds of evening

Sail across the summer sky,
When the woods are hush'd in slumber

By the west wind's parting sigh,
Ere it leaves the sleeping woodland,

Ere it whispers to the sea, O'er my heart it seems to linger,

Bringing quiet thoughts to me! Thoughts of sorrow and of gladness,

Thoughts of unforgotten years, Thoughts of mingled joy and sadness

Strangely mingled smiles and tears; As it lingers o'er the fir trees,

Sounding like a distant sea, Calmly, calmly comes the memory

Of those other days to me. Morning breezes blow more freshly,

Blow more bravely o'er the sea, But there seems a kindly greeting

In the evening air to me,
Telling softly, telling sweetly,

Of a hope beyond the sea :
Oh! it speaks of Love and Heaven
In the even-time to me.

CONDOR.

ADVENTURES IN AN AFRICAN

He cared nothing for the lion or the WILDERNESS.

rhinoceros. Hunger and thirst made him

almost envy their familiarity with the seDR. KRAPF, in his “ Travels," lately crets of the wilderness : « Coming to a published by Messrs. Trübner, relates, sand-pit with a somewhat moistish surface, among other occurrences in his eighteen like a hart panting for the water-brooks, years' residence in Eastern Africa, a journey anticipated the existence of the precious on which he set out to Ukain bani, where a fluid, and dug in the sand for it, but only station was to be planted on the first link of to meet with disappointment; so I put some a chain to be carried far into the heart of of the moist sand into my mouth, but thi Africa. The route lay across the great only increased my thirst.” wilderness,” traversed now and then by The monkeys came to his relief: “I ivory caravans. Remotely in the desert, heard the chatterings of monkeys, a most they reached the village of a chief, named joyful sound, for I knew that there must be Kivoi, who accompanied them on an ex- water wherever monkeys appear in a lowpedition to the river Dana. Dr. Krapf left lying place. I followed the course of the most of his property at Yata, and went on, bed, and soon came to a pit dug by monkeys when the train came upon a pirate am- in the sand, in which I found the priceless buscade, and numbers were mercilessly water. I thanked God for this great gift, slaughtered. The missionary escaped; he and having quenched my thirst, I first filled was alone : “How was I, without a guide, my powder-horn, tying up the powder in without food, and without a knowledge of my handkerchief, and then my telescopethe water-stations, to make a return-journey case, and the barrels of my gun. To still of thirty-five or thirty-six leagues to i's the pangs of hunger I took a handful of village ?

powder and ate with it some young shoots The river might be his guide : “I knew of a tree, which grew near the water." that the Dana was near at hand, and seeing Two of the friendly Wakamba people now at some distance very lofty trees, I con- fell in with him; but they, too, were destijectured that the bed of the river was there. tute and fugitive. Upon arriving at a vilI saw, too, the mountain, past the foot of lage, he learned that a plot was being which, as Kivoi told me yesterday, the hatched for his murder : “Designing to river flows, and so I determined to press escape this very night, before I lay down in forward to the river, towards which I was the evening, I put some food and a calabash not now impelled by geographical curiosity, with water all ready for my flight. After but by extreme thirst. As the country midnight, about two in the morning, I rose through which I was wending my way was from my hard couch, and, not without a without either trees or brushwood, I was beating of the heart, opened the door of the afraid of being seen by the robbers; yet the hut. It consisted of heavy billets of wood, river had to be reached at any cost. After the Wakamba having no regular doors, but a short march I came to a trodden pathway piling up logs above each other in the aperwhich I followed, and soon saw the surface ture of the habitation. Kitetu . and his of the river gleaming through the trees and family did not hear the noise necessarily bushes on its banks with a pleasure which made by the displacement of this primitive no pen can describe, and which nope but door, and after I had made an opening in it those who have been similarly placed can sufficient to creep out, I gained the exterior realise. The path led me over the high of the hut and hung the cowhide, on which bank down to the water's edge; 'Praise I had been sleeping, over the aperture, lest and thanks be to God,' I exclaimed, 'now the cold wind, blowing into the but, should I can slake my thirst and have water in awaken its inmates before the usual hour, plenty for the return journey!' The water and fortunately there were no dogs in the was cool and pleasant; for the banks were inclosure. After leaving Kitetu's hut behind steep and lofty; and when I reached the me, I had to pass another in which a woman river there was a pool, which led me to was nursing her child before a fire; but she think that the river had an ebb and flow. did not notice me. I came then to two After my thirst was satisfied, for want of thorn-edges, over which I jumped with water-bottles, I filled the leather case of my difficulty. Meanwhile the moon was disaptelescope as well as the barrels of my gun, pearing behind the mountains of Kikuyu; as which was now useless to me; and II now bent my steps in a south-westerly stopped up the mouths of the gun-barrels direction towards a village which I had with grass, and with bits of cloth cut off noticed the day before; as for several days my trousers."

previously I had been inquiring after the route preparatory to my flight to Yata. “Sir,” said the squire, “I cannot meddle When i had reached the village in question, me of such things—it is not my craft nor I saw a fire in an inclosure, and heard the science." people talking and the dogs barking, upon “Sir,” said the knight, “I cannot trowe which I struck immediately aside into the (believe) that ye say, for ye be counterfeit fields, and ran on as fast as I could along in your array, and like unto a minstrel; for the grassy plain. When day dawned I I have known here before all your ancestors sought conccalment upon the slope of a hill, and the knights and squires of your line, which was covered with grass and bushes, which were all worthy men, but I saw never and though my hiding-place was not far none of them that were counterfeit, por that from a village, for I could hear the Wakamba clothed him in such array." And then the talking, I lay the whole day hidden in the young squire answered the knight and grass.

said Such were the struggles and privations of “Sir, by as much as it misliketh you, it this humble-hearted, yet heroic missionary. shall be amended.” And clepid a parseAfter his escape from the hostile village, he vaunt (called a herald) and gave him the ran a narrow risk of being mistaken for a cote-hardie. He went away, put on another wild hog, and shot; then the paths diverged gown, and presently reappeared, to the so tortuously that he could scarcely keep great applause of all the company. advancing at all ; next he had to follow the The ladies dressed no less handsomely trail of elephants, the path-finders and at the banquet than at the tournament. The path-makers of the wilds; lastly, he was hair was plaited and set with gems, or conegregiously robbed, and so ended the Ukam- fined in a golden caul—sometimes a golden bani adventure.

garland enriching the forehead. A robe of

velvet or of the finest cloth sewn with pearls, COURT COSTUME IN THE FOUR

trimmed with ermine, or other expensive TEENTH CENTURY.

furs, and displaying the bust, was orna

mented down the front with gold buttons The company that assembled at Shene to set with precious stones—to enumerate or do honour to their sovereign made a very count their number, the poet declares, would gay appearance. The most costly fabrics be quite a labour; the sleeves fell from the formed the material of each article of dress, shoulders to the heels, and the trains swept which was profusely enriched with gems of round the wearer in a most stately fashion; gold and silver thread. Among the prin- rings, brooches, embroidered gloves, and cipal features of male costume were the shoes, completed the costume.

Or, as is hood, with pendant streamers, a close- stated in a romance of the fourteenth cenfitting cote-hardie, a short tunic, with tight tury :sleeves, buttoned in front, and having tippets falling from the elbow, and a costly

“She came in a violet, girdle with gipciere (purse) and analace

With white pearl overfret,

And sapphires therein set (small dagger) attached, pointed shoes, and

On every side; embroidered garters. The leggings, and

All of pall work fine, sometimes each half of the tunic, were of

With miche and nevyn different colours, in gentlemen who affected

Anerlud and ermine, to be “the glass of fashion.” Such ex

And overt for pride. travagances, however, were not generally

“ To tell her buttons was toore, encouraged, as appears by an anecdote re

Enamelled with azure, lated in a contemporary romance.

With topaz and treasure, banquet came in a young squire before

Overtrasyd that tyde: then that sat at dinner, and salved (greeted)

She was receved a span, the company, and he was clad in a cote

Of any living man, hardie upon the guise of Almayne (in the

Of red gold the riban,

Gleamed her side. German fashion), and in this wise he came further before the lords and the ladies, and

“Her hair was hyghted on hold, made them goodly reverence.” We are

With a coronal of gold, further informed, that one of the principal

Was never made upon mould, knights present called this young squire

A worthier wight. with his voice before all the States, and said

She was freely and fair,

And well her seemed her gear, unto him and axed him where was his fiddle

With rich bosses a pair, or ribible, or such an instrument as be

That dearly were by-dight. longeth to a minstrel.”

At a

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