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corner of the county of Norfolk-a quarter of the globe seldom visited, and, until the dangerous illness of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, inquired about. Then it was in the close of 1871, seldom the scene of intense anxiety, and stood forth before the eyes of the country with a very painful conspicuousness. to comparative obscurity, and has now, fortunately, returned is only associated in our minds with feelings of gratitude for a miraculous recovery. Wolferton, the nearest railway station to Sandringham, is a most primitive little stopping place. The walk from the station to the house is a very pretty one, presenting several remarkably picturesque glimpses of scenery. The Prince of Wales purchased the Sandringham property in 1862, from Mr. Cowper-Temple, but it was not till after his marriage, in the spring of 1863, that his Royal Highness passed much of his time on his newly-acquired domain. He and his bride spent a portion of their residence, and returned to it honeymoon at their Norfolk in the autumn, after the Londringham House was recondon season. In 1869-70 Sanstructed, the work being completed in the summer of 1870. In the autumn of that year, and on the birthday of the Prince, their Royal Highnesses gave a magnificent county ball, to which several hundred guests were invited. Sandringham Hall is a handsome and dignified building, constructed of red brick and stone, in the style of James I. very extensive stables, lodges, and labourers' cottages have also been constructed.
In addition to the hall itself
their first appearance. Remove from raspberries and strawberries all suckers and runners that are not wanted. Sow annuals for succession. Propagate by cuttings dahlias, pansies, double wallflowers, rockets, scarlet lychnis, and lobelias, by dividing the roots. Plant out, during the last week, dahlias, hardy pelargoniums and stocks, protecting the dahlias from slight frosts.
The Blessing of Health.
HE that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping. Therefore be sure, you look to that. And in the next place look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable ofa blessing that money cannot buy-therefore value it, and be thankful for it.-Izaak Walton.
WHO would not be covetous, and with reason, if health could be purchased with gold? who not ambitious, if it were at the command of power, or restored by honour? But alas! a white staff will not help gouty feet to walk better than a common cane, nor a blue ribbon bind up a wound so well as a fillet; the glitter of gold or of diamonds will but hurt sore eyes, instead of curing them; and an aching head will not be eased by wearing a crown instead of a common nightcap.-Sir W. Temple.
IF mankind in the present day were strictly to adhere to those practices which promote the health and well-being of their minds and bodies, and as strictly to abstain from those which tend to injure them, there would be little or no cause to complain that our race is degenerating, and that the men of modern days scarcely possess the sixth part of the strength of their forefathers.
AGAINST diseases here the strongest fence Is the defensive virtue abstinence.-Herrick. THE wise for cure on exercise depend, God never made his work for man to mend. You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness.-Sir Philip Sidney.
What is Beauty.
WHAT is beauty? Not the show
That have their dated hours
To breathe their momentary sweets, then go. 'Tis the stainless soul within
That outshines the fairest skin.
Sir A. De Vere Hunt.
COLOURS artfully spread upon canvas may entertain the eye, but not affect the heart; and she who takes no care to add to the natural graces of her person any excellent qualities, may be allowed still to amuse as a picture, but not to triumph as a beauty.
BEAUTY depends more upon the movement of the face than upon the form of the features when at rest. Thus a countenance habitually under the influence of amiable feelings acquires a beauty of the highest order, from the frequency with which such feelings are the originating causes of the movement or expressions which stamp their character upon it.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more than she can be witty only by the help of words.-Hughes.
Dressing with Taste.
IT is a point out of doubt with me, that the ladies are most properly the judges of the men's dress, and the men of that of the ladies.-Shenstone.
As you treat your body, so your house, your domestics, your enemies, your friends. Dress is a table of your contents.-Lavater.
Lord Howe's famous victory in the
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Robert Bruce, King of Scots, died, at Cardross, Dumbartonshire, 1329.
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The Execution of Rossel.
Ferré suffered death on
ROSSEL, Bourgeois, and the 28th of November, 1871, on account of their connection Their fate excited much sympathy in this country, especially in the case of Rossel, a man of noble character, and half a Scotchman it has been lady of the name of Campbell. remarked, his mother being a Strong efforts were made for a reversal of his sentence, but without avail. To the earnest and of a deputation of Paris intercession of Rossel's parents students, Thiers only replied by alleging his powerlessness in face of the Committee of Pardons who had decided for death. On the morning of the 28th, at five o'clock, Rossel was informed that the execution would take place in two hours. He immediately rose, dressed himself, and requested to be left alone with M. Passa, the Protestant divine, who at of his departure. At half-past tended him up to the moment six the three prisoners left for the place of execution, the plain of Satory, which was reached in about half an hour. Rossel's face, we are told, was pale, but his step was firm, and his demeanour placid and eaten an excellent breakfast, resigned. Bourgeois, who had puffed volumes of smoke from his cigarette, and assumed an attitude of defiance and indifference; while Ferré, who was also smoking, had a still On the more jaunty manner. plain of Satory, in presence of about three thousand soldiers, they took up their places, with their backs against three white stakes, at intervals of thirty yards. The fatal signal was given-Rossel fell at once, stone dead, but the other two
with the Paris Commune.
received the coup de grace.
trellis trees. Net over cherry-trees, to protect the fruit from birds. Destroy insects by frequent washings, and directing tobacco-smoke against them, or by strewing snuff (or the fine powder of tobacco) over them. Take up bulbs and tuberous roots, and dry them in the shade before removing them. Remove all kinds of decaying crops. Sow perennials, if neglected last month, to be planted out in the spring.
SHINES the last age,
the next with hope is seen,
EVERY day is the best day in the year r
Elisa Cook. SUM up at night what thou hast done by day, And in the morning what thou hast to do; Dress and undress thy soulmark the decay And growth of it. Herbert. t. WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do: we are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them
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A mind quite vacant is a mind distresseded. EMPLOYMENT, which Galene calls Nature's physician" is so essential to human happiness, that indolence is justly considered as the mother of misery.-Burton.
IDLENESS is a constant sin, and labour is a duty; idleness is but the devil's home for tempta tion, and for unprofitable, distracting musings: labour profiteth others and ourselves.-Baxter.
How often has the truth to be repeated which Burke urged upon Barry, that it is the interest of all of us to be at peace with our fellowcreatures, far less for their sakes than our own, and that the only qualities to carry us safely through life are moderation and gentleness, not a little indulgence to others, and a great deal of distrust of ourselves.
I WOULD have every one consider that he is in this life nothing more than a passenger, and that he is not to set up his rest here, but to keep an attentive eye upon that state of being to which he approaches every moment, and which will be for ever fixed and permanent.Addison. THIS is a good world to live in, To lend, to spend, and to give in; But to get, or to borrow, or to keep what's one's 'Tis the very worst world that ever was known From the front wall of the old village inn of Darnick, Roxburghshine
WHILST you are on earth, enjoy the good things that are here (to that end were they given), and be not melancholy and wish yourself in heaven Selden
WHAT a large volume of adventures may be grasped within the little span of life by him who interests his heart in everything, and who, having eyes to see what time and chance are perpetually holding out to him as he journeyeth on his way, misses nothing he can fairly lay his hands on. Sterne.
GATHER the rosebuds while ye may,
And that same flower that blooms to-day