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Royal Residences.



PLACE, Chislehurst, takes it; torian and antiquary, William name from the famous' his. Camden, who is said to have beth" whilst residing here in composed his "Annals of Elizahis latter years. He also died on this estate, in November, 1623, and was carried hence with great solemnity to the place of his interment in Westminster Abbey. The mansion is now the residence of Charles but a short time since EmLouis Napoleon Bonaparte, peror of the French and the most powerful monarch in Europe. Fortune has strange ups and downs. Here is one who after a long and adven turous career had gained a throne, and for twenty years enjoyed a life of singular pros perity, hurled from his high station by the people he has served, and forced to take up his abode in a foreign land. No that wears a crown when such wonder the head lies uneasy things happen That the exEmperor deserves our sympathy in his reverses is certain. 751-To the faults of his career no one car be blind, but his merits are much greater than his faults His vast influence he whole, for good ends. He undoubtedly y yused, on the sought to improve the conthe surrounding countries; he dition both of France and of directed social activity to works of substantial profit; encouraged agriculture, trade, and manufactures; improved Paris; enlarged the provincial towns; and was a friend to art and science. Nations for

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The Assassination of
Lord Mayo.

DEEP and widespread
feeling of regret was
experienced in this country
when, on the 12th of February,
1872,news arrived by telegraph
that, on the 8th of the same
month, Lord Mayo, the Go-
vernor-General of India, had
fallen by the hand of an
assassin. The details of the

sad occurrence are still fresh in the minds of us all. His

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the British territory in Burmah, and was returning to Calcutta in a ship of war. Desiring to inspect the penal settlement in the Andaman Islands, he turned aside from his direct course, and landed at Port Blair. The inspection was completed before nightfall. Instead of at once returning on board, he and his

friends proceeded to the top of a mountain which lay between them and their point of embarkation, their object being to obtain a commanding view of the district. Darkness came on before they reached the pier. A considerable

escort which had surrounded his lordship, thinking all danger to be past, had broken into detached groups. Just as the noble Earl was about hammedan convict suddenly to step into the boat, a Morushed through the guards, and with a common knife stabbed him twice in the I 10 back. His lordship expired before reaching the ship. The I 49 assassin, whose name was 2 29 Shere Ali, was executed about a month afterwards on the 3 9 scene of his crime. A more 3 51 profitless act than his it would be difficult to imagine. Assas4 35 sination is, of all crimes, the one which bears least fruit, 5 24 as it is the most abhorred, the meanest, and the most 6 17 cowardly under the sun.


Sow winter and spring spinach in the beginning and about the end of the mouth; parsley and winter onions, for a fuil crop, in the first week; cabbages, cauliflower, savoys, and German greens, about the middle of the month, for planting out in spring: lett ce in the first and last week; small salads occasionally. Plant and

earth up celery and endive. A few coleworts may still be planted. Net up, in dry weather, gooseberry and currant bushes, to preserve the fruit till late in the autumn Every exertion should now be made to preserve the ripening fruit on the walls from insects, and to destroy wasp-nests. Sow auricula and primula seeds in pots and boxes.

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Man: his Nature, his Duty, and his End.

MAN is to himself the mightiest prodigy of nature, for he is unable to conceive what is body, still less what is mind, but least of all is he able to conceive how a body can be united to a mind, which is his proper being.-Pascal.

THERE are two things which, the more I contemplate them, the more they fill my mind with admiration-the starry heaven above and the moral law within me.-Goethe.

LIKE to the falling of a star,
Or as the flights of eagles are,
Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue,
Or silver drops of morning dew,
Or like a wind that chafes the flood,
Or bubbles which on water stood;
Even such is man, whose borrowed light
Is straight called in and paid to-night.
The wind blows out, the bubble dies,
The spring entombed in autumn lies,
The dew's dried up, the star is shot,
The flight is past, and man forgot.

F. Beaumont.

EVERY man is a missionary, now and for ever, for good or for evil, whether he intends or designs it or not. He may be a blot, radiating his dark influence outward to the very circumference of society; or he may be a blessing, spreading benediction over the length and breadth of the world: but a blank he cannot be. There are no moral blanks; there are no neutral characters. We are either the sower that sows and corrupts, or the light that splendidly illuminates, and the salt that silently operates; but being dead or alive, every man speaks.-Chalmers.

I CANNOT but pity the man who recognises nothing godlike in his own nature.-Channing.

Woman: her Duties and her

LET no man value at a little price
A virtuous woman's counsel; her winged spirit
Is feathered oftentimes with noble deeds,
And, like her beauty, ravishing and pure:
The weaker body, still the stronger soul.
Oh, what a treasure is a virtuous wife!
Discreet and loving. Not one gift on earth
Makes a man's life so nighly bound to heaven.
She gives him double forces to endure
And to enjoy, being one with him,
Feeling his joys and griefs with equal sense:
If he fetch sighs, she draws her breath as short;
If he lament, she melts herself in tears;
If he be glad, she triumphs; if he stir,
She moves his way, in all things his sweet ape,
Himself divinely varied without change-

. All store without her leaves a man but poor, And with her poverty is exceeding store. Chapman.

THE rights of woman! What are they?
The right to labour and to pray,
The right to watch while others sleep,
The right o'er others' woes to weep,
The right to succour in distress,
The right while others curse to bless,
The right to love whom others scorn,
The right to comfort all who mourn,
The right to lead the soul to God,
And tread the path her Saviour trod.

NOTHING lovelier can be found
In woman, than to study household good,
And good works in her husband to promote.

WOMEN, like the plants in woods, derive their softness and tenderness from the shade.-Walter Savage Landor.

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