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FLOWER GARDBX, continued - Page MISCELLANEOUs, continued :- Page POETRY, continued :-

Page
Jasmine..
294 Childhood, Anecdote of
257 Flowers, Language of

287
Jonquils
294 Conversation, Family

131 Go on!"
Lilies
55, 234 Dress, Tirade against

46 Her Last Letter..

106
Martagon ....

55, 234
Duty ...
102 Home of my Childhood

197
Narcissuses
234 Elegance, Toilet of
167 Impromptu ..

317
Pansies
114 Handbill, Welsh

196 Language of Flowers, The..... 286
Passion Flower
294 History, Facts from
257 Last Adieu, The

106
Peonies...
55 Home..

282 Lines addressed to a Young Lady
Perennials
113 Kirgis, Customs of the
226 about to depart for India

45
Picotees
26 Ladies, Defend yourselves 231 Little Pet Plant, The

197
Pinks....
26 Ladies defended.....
290 Lost Star, The

17
Peroffskianum, Eryssimum 56 Names, Derivation of

118 Love in the Reign of the Roses .. 143
Polyanthus ....
26 Oracle, Story of an

103 Loves and Fate of the Dragon-fly
Ranunculuses..
235 Reading..
134 and Water-lily

77
Salvias, Scarlet ...
175 | Rheumatism, To the
118 Love's Rhapsody

317
Shrubs, Evergreen
176 Sensibility, Ben of

10 Lyric of Life, A...

106
Shrubs, Flowering.
293 Statistics, Interesting
316 Moral, A

45
Snowdrops
234 STREET FINDINGS........ 10, 134, 164 Old Age

17
Tulips ......
234 Tradition
294 Reflections

287
Walks..........
176 TREASURES ......15, 46, 118, 231, 290 Sister's Love, A......

45
FRUIT GARDEN:
TRIFLES ....46, 118, 167, 231, 290, 316 Sleep, Gentle Baby!"

317
Truth .....
42 Storm, The ....

286
Currants
236 War, Picture of ..

15 Suicide, The

287
Gooseberries
236

Sympathy

17
Raspberries....

237
MUSIC.
Three Students, The..

166
Strawberries
115

Time to Die, A

317
Family Waltz, The
79 Voice of the Echo, The

143
KITCHEN GARDEN:

Fayaway

18
Waves, The ....

166
Artichokes..
296 "I wouldn't-Would you ?”.
199 Words and Winds

106
Asparagus..........

139
295 Love in the Reign of the Roses
Beans....
296 My Mother's Grave...

259
Beet

RECEIPTS.
“Sleep, Gentle Baby!”.......... 319

177
Cabbage Coleworts

Balls, Camphor .....

209
177 NATURAL HISTORY -INSECTS. Bruises, Cure for .........
Carrots

299
Cauliflowers

22 Chilblains, Cure for ............ 299
Leaves .....

84
Cough, Cure for a .......

299
Lettuces .

115
September

144 Delectabilis, Odor............... 240
Mushrooms

114
October ...
204 Dye, Hair...

117
Onions
177 November

264 Drawings, to Set Chalk & Pencil.. 299
Parsley

236
December....
323 Insects, Cure for Bites of

299
Parsnips
177

Lumbago, for the ...

299
Peas
296 For the previous Sir Months, see Vol. II. Mareschal, Extract of...

240
Rhubarb
295 See also “Grandfather's Dream," Rheumatism, for the

299
Sea Kale
235 Pp. 30, 353.

Skin, Discolouring of the ..... 117
Sprains, Cure for ...

299
WINDOW GARDEN:-

NEEDLEWORK.
Toilet, for the ...

240
Bulbs....
114

Verbena, Essence of.....

240
Cacti..
56 Boot, Baby's

168 Victoria, Bouquet de la Reine .... 240
Camellia Japonica
176 Chair, Cover for an Easy * 47, 107, 167, Yeast, Patent .........

...... 209
Crocuses
235 227, 287.

See also Amateur's and Mechanic's
Ferns
294 D'Oyley

108
Fuchsias
27 Mat, Globe

Friend, Appendir, Cookery, fc.

47
Hyacinths...
235 Mat, Hyacinth-Glass ...

347
Hydrangeas...
27, 56 Mitten, Knitted...

229

STATISTICS.
Narcissuses.
235 Point Lace, Modern.....

229

Bibles...
Oleander

316
56 Purse, Knitted

110
Brewers, &c. .................

316
Orchids..
294 Spencer, Knitted

287
Cholera

316
Snowdrops
235 Toilet Cover, Knitted

347

Corn, Yield of.....
114 Tidy, Netted ...
289

316
Tropæolum Tricolorum

316
Tulips...
235 Stocking, Open-Worked Knitted.. 170 Cotton, Importation of

Miscellaneous...

353
Watering
26 * See Errata of Octogon Table Cover, Railways, Length of...........

316
Wardian Case, The
294 Pp. 167, 287.

Passengers, Railway ..........

316
Winter Treatment
235, 294

Printing Press

.................. 316
For the Management of Plants not

PASTIME.

Telegraph, Electric .............. 316
enumerated here, See Vol. II.
Anagrams..

240 Wells, Depths of ................ 316
HISTORY--AUNT MARY'S CABI- Charades 119, 150, 181, 210, 240, 270,

Botanical Enigma

.60, 121

SCIENCE GRANDFATHER
NET PICTURES.
300, 330, 342.

WHITEHEAD'S LECTURES.
Picture XII.--Rise of the English
Enigmas 30, 60, 90, 119, 150, 181, 210,

Anatomy-Water

128
240, 270, 300, 330, 341.
Nation

37
Picture XIII. -Rise of the English

Flower Garden, Enigmatical.. 270, 301 Balloons, Parachutes, &c......... 7
Grandfather's Dream

Coral Polype, The.....
Nation

252
.30, 353
101
Grandfather's Prize Enigma 31, 60, 90

Fish-The Heart

189
Picture XIV. -Chaucer and Shak-

308
speare, and their times

Ornithological Enigmas ....... 210, 241 Seasons, The
160

Water........

70
Picture XV.-The French Wars.

Proverbs, Contradictions to ...... 331
218

Puzzles ..30, 60, 90, 119, 181, 210, 240,
Picture XVI.--Rural Life, and old

TALES,
English Holidays ....

279

270, 300, 330, 342.
Picture XVII.-Town Life, and As a general rule, the Answers to Adventures of Turchanoff the Mer-
National Progress.....
339 Enigmas, &c. upon any given page will

chant ..

221
Facts from History
be found at the terminaiion of the Pas- Aunt Margaret's Mansion

312
257
time which next occurs.

Discontented Weathercock, The.. 225
Duck and the Hen, The

163
MISCELLANEOUS.

POETRY.
Evening Mist, The

42
Beauty, Toilet of

46 Autumn Storm among the Moun- Frank Meanwell, 3, 33, 63, 93, 123, 153,
Bees, A Swarm of ...

231
tains, An.....

183, 213, 213, 273, 303, 333.
Bible, The
255 Awakened Memories
143 I won't be a Minute...

16
Bread, Nourishment in
10 Chaplet for the Most Discreet, A.. 317 Story of an Oracle...

103
Bookshelves

185
Eve....
106 Sunshine of Life, The

193
137 | Expectation...
17 | Whampo Whang in California

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Buds

THE EDITOR AND HIS FRIENDS.- APPENDIX.]

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England, Bank of

63 Pinchbeck

17

Entomology
34, 54, 102) Pines ..

171
Acridæ Bingleil..
162 Fainting ...
101 Plate, Cleaning

253
Actresses
226 Fairy Rings..
265 Poets, Lays of the Minor

100

Æsop's Fables

218 Family Duties

187 Portrait, The Editor's..

276

Air..

216 Ferns

149 Posting Light Articles

Alarums

233 | Flirting

234 Preserves, Covering for ..

28

Alcohol

175 Flora, National

134 Printing Rollers.....

225

Alum Baskets..

52 Flowers, Language of .... 38, 76, 114 Profile, Your own...

91

Amalgam, Electrical

108 Fly Papers

107 Pronunciation...

116

Ainher

237 Food, Quantity of..

181 | Prussic Acid

16

Amen...
189 Geology

9 Quotations

80, 213

America

47 Gilead, Balm of..

48 Reading....

66, 102

Annuities
85 Glass Stoppers, Removing
77 Relationships

204
Anonymous Letters
190 Gnats...
117 Riding

212

Ants

74 Gold

21 Roofing, Cheap

100

Apple, Adam's

49 Gray's Elegy

194 Roses..

Ararat

239 Grammatical, 78, 79, 84, 88, 124, 139 Rose-pink..

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Astrology

158 256.

Salt..

150

Astronomy
89, 207 Hair Dye .....

133 Scripture Passages
Autographs
6 Hair, Growth of the..
257 Sea Weeds

212
Bachelors....
197 Handkerchiefs, Silk..

25 Shoes ..

106

Barbers' Poles

147 Heat, Transmitted

183 Shoreditch

45

Bath, To heat ..

130 Heraldry ....

98, 106, 254 Soap, Castile
Beer, Ale, Porter
206 Hippopotamus

59 Soyer's Stove

246

Bees

92 History

83 Spectacles

Betting
96 Horse, The
266 Stays, Substitute for

273

Black Book.....

200 Ices...

42 Stop Thief ....

250

Baking Powders

10 Imperials, Mustachios, &c. 272 Storm Glasses, Chemical......11, 248

Black Beer

200 Impositions

120, 121 Swimming Belts

72

Births and Burials

214 Importunity..

157 Table Covers .....

Blind, Teaching the
115 Incubation, Artificial ..... 146 Telescopes, Reflecting

136

Bleeding at the Nose

68 Indigestion...

259, 271 Thirteen to Dinner

30

Blue-Stocking

263 Insects, Electrotyping of .... 54, 127 | Thunderbolts

142

Bread, Unfermented

87 Insects, to kill

135, 152 Terra Cotta

Bone, to soften ...

46 Iron Pillars, Strength of.......... 62 Titles

129

Breath, The...

58 Isidore

19 Toads..

60

Buried alive

208 Ivory ..

138 Travelling, Rate of

Burns, Cure for
245 Jeremy Taylor

252 Trees, Metallic

161, 211

Bugs

7 Knighthood

195 Tuesday

44

12 Knowledge, Diffusion of.. 229 Upas Tree

31

Camera Obscura

274 Lacing, Tight

193 Voice, The ..........

20

Candles, Mould..

156 Lammas Day

54 Walking ..

32, 224

Cardinal Wolsey

250 Language ...

255 Washing, Reform the

143

Charity

140, 232 Leech Barometer, The... 94, 131 Water, Coloured

26

Charter of Liberties..

222 Life, Duration of

228 Water Colours, to Varnish

8

Chess

95, 220 Leaves

173 Water Cure.

24

Cheese, Stilton ...

55 Lightning

73 Water Lily

186

Children..

57, 97, 192 Literature, Cheap...

159 Wail Ficwer, or Gilliflower

205

Chemists' Receipts

182 | Litharge

251 Wax-bleaching

270

Clairvoyance

35, 178 Lords Spiritual and Temporal 202 Whalebone
Clouds
112 Magazine, Manuscript 141, 268 Will-o'-the-Wisp

180

Coal

93, 244 Maps

5 Wine, Elderberry..

145

Cod-liver Oil

231 MARRIAGE

4, 174, 213, 221 Work-Table Errata

267

Cenchology
264 Man, Whole Duty of...
191 Yeast..

223
Corpulency
167 Manners ..

179, 235
Correspondence, Botanical .... 39, 75 Mats, Door

118

Corrosive Sublimate

71 Meerschaum

111

Cotton or Linen.....
61 Mamma..

249

COURTSHIP ...... 22, 82, 185, 174, 240 Medical Replies.

148

QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

Criminals, Sleep of

177 Mercury

119

(Most of the Questions referring to the

Cryophorus, The
40 Milton

203
Curfew Bell, The

following subjects will be found an-
51 Mignonette Trees ..

swered by paragraphs bearing corres-
Dandelion, The ..
210 | Miss or Misses

37, 258

ponding numbers, and arranged under
Death's-Head Moth, The.... 188, 247 Moles...

99

the head of "Questions Answered.”
Death Watch, The
209 Morning, Noon, &c...

109
Decanters, Cleaning.
275 Morphia

14 (The Numbers refer to the Paragraphs. ]

Diamond, The..

70 Myrtle Slips.

128

Divine Service

219 Newfoundland Dogs..

154 Antiquarian Lore..

Divorce

221 Night-caps

123 Bonnets, Cleaning

7

Domestic Hint

9

242 Note-Taking

184 Butter, Powdered..

Drunkards, Liability of

57 Oil, Sallet...

50 Caterpillars..

Drunkenness, Remedy for.. 172 Old Maids

23 Cranberries

Earls .......

12

269 Oxy-hydrogen Light.

238 Dragon Flies

Education..

5

86 Passing Bell, The.

65 Economical Living

Edwin and Emma..

1

163 Pastiles....

41 Gordius Aquaticus

10

Eggs, Ornamental,

185 Penny Banks

30 Honey

Elder Flowers...

2

33 Percha, Gutta..

i, 90 Lightning..

8

Electrical Eel, The

236 Photography

137 Rose Leaves ..........

11

Emigration ..

43, 47, 125 Piano Forte.

217 Sea Weeds

14

ETIQUETTE, 27, 29, 81, 103, 113, 151, Pies, Cups in

69 Shop Tickets ..............

155, 169, 170, 187, 198, 219, 235, 261. Pigeon Houses

13 Tulips ......................

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FRANK MEAN WELL,

OR,

MISTAKEN PURPOSES ;

A TALE OF THE MONTHS.

66

“I SHALL sell out to-day, my dear, all my curly-headed boy, his only child, and halfshares in the Grand Marine Joint-Stock jokingly said—“Come, Frank, repeat to Mining Company," said Mr. Meanwell to your mamma the lesson that Mr. Capel, his wife at breakfast; "yesterday they my clerk, taught you the other evening. reached seventy pounds premium, and we Come, sir, what is the first axiom in the cannot expect them to rise any higher ; speculator's catechism ?" indeed, it will not be safe to keep them any The boy, whose age might be about ten longer : if it had not been for Parker, I years, got down from the chair in which he should have sold out the day before yester had been sitting, folded his arms behind day. I have no other shares; and after his back, and striking the attitude of a to-day, I shall have nothing more to do schoolboy repeating a task, said with a sewith this harassing kind of life.”

rio-comic air-"Clever men create shares, I am sure, Harry, I shall be glad to and silly people buy them ; and thus the see you less anxious, and more at home,” wise relieve the foolish of the money with replied his affectionate and gentle wife. which they are not fitted to be trusted."

"Well," said he, “I will make an end “Ha! ha! ha! very good,” said Mr. of it to-day. I have risked our all in this; Meanwell; "and can you now remember the and you will be satisfied, I think, when I second answer in Mr. Capel's catechism? show you my banking book to-night; for I forget the exact question, but I dare say I will sell all to-day, though Parker, and you can tell me the answer, you little Bamford, and the rest, may remonstrate." wag."

" You know best, my dear,” replied Frank was about to reply, when a servant Mrs. Meanwell. “I never understood entered the room, and laid upon the table these speculations ; indeed, the way in that marvellous production of human gewhich we seem suddenly to have sprung to nius—the morning paper, which immeaffluence, appears, nothing short of a diately absorbed his father's attention. miracle to me. But, my love, if these Mr. Meanwell was a man about forty shares in the Mining Company are so years of age, with a rather handsome valuable, and such an advantageous invest- figure, and an intelligent, cheerful face. ment as they have been represented to be, His temperament was the pure sanguine why should you be anxious to get rid of-easily elated by hope, or depressed by them ?”

anxiety. He was quickly carried away by " There are two answers to that ques- excitement, and as suddenly chilled by ill tion,” said the husband, smiling at what he news. As with all persons of his temperadeemed his wife's ignorance of business; ment, it was requisite that a steady and

one of them is, simply, that every farthing cautious judgment should guard his actions, we have is invested in these shares, leaving which were almost always hasty and impulus no cash to proceed with; and the second sive. His hopeful disposition, and thoughtanswer, Frank, yonder, I think, can give less good-nature, had led him into many

He then turned to a rosy-checked and errors in his early life, but at the age of

66

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VOL. III.-NO, XXV.

B

twenty-eight he had married, and applied portant had occurred to disturb this belief, himself to the business of silk-mercer or shake his superstition, for everything with such diligence that he succeeded in had gone smoothly up to the date at which establishing a business-house of good re- this story commences. pute in London, from wliich he received Breakfast was proceeding as usual, the sufficient income to live in ease, and to pro- mother's attention being divided between cure for his only son an excellent education. the amusing conversation of her intelligent At this period of his life he came in con- boy and the duties of the table, when Mrs. tact with a person named Bamford, who Meanwell was startled by a low moan from had been in the same line of business, and her husband, from whose hands the paper who represented that he had relinquished which he had been reading slipped, as he trade for the more profitable business of fell back in his chair. The gentle and speculation, stock-jobbing, &c. Bamford affectionate wife sprang to his side with a was just the man to dazzle Meanwell with shriek of fright, and supported his head his stories of fortunes made in a few weeks, in her trembling arms. and of enormous sums of money realized “ Mary,” he murmured in a voice with little or no effort; and so rapidly did choking with emotion, “it is all over! It this influence grow, that, within a month is too late!” or twò after the acquaintance commenced, “What do you mean?-Oh! what is the silk-mercer's business was put into this ? " exclaimed his wife, “ What, what is Bamford's hands to sell, and Meanwell had the matter? What affects you thus?determined to devote his whole attention to Some moments elapsed before the sufobtain the princely riches, which-so his ferer could explain what had caused such hopeful disposition dreamed-would imme- an alarming scene, but at last, pale and diately arise from speculation.

gasping, he pointed to the newspaper, and The public mania had raged wild and bade his wife read a paragraph to which he long. The avaricious desire to be rich, directed her attention in the column without the exchange of useful services, headed “Share Market.” It was in the and without increasing the resources and following words:general wealth of the country, seeined to

GRAND MARINE JOINT-STOCK MINING COM possess every heart. From the highest to

PANY.-A severe depression was experienced the lowest, a frenzy possessed the people. yesterday in the shares of this company, in conThe capitalist withdrew his wealth from sequence of a rumour (since confirmed) that Mr. his manufactory, and the hitherto indus-Bamford, the chairman of the company, and

holder of a large number of shares, had sold out, trious labourer took his little accumula

It was also stated that tions from the savings-bank to subscribe Mr. Billing, attorney to the company, and Mr. to some novel scheme, as romantic as the Bamford's confidential friend, had followed the tale of Aladdin with his fabled lamp. I had been allotted to him. Other awkward rumours

example, and had disposed of the shares which Guardians invested the property of their were afloat with reference to the secretary, Mr. wards; the sole dependences of widows and Parker. The effect of all this was immediately orphans were staked upon the issue of perceptible; a great anxiety to realise was mani

fested on all sides, and the shares, which were plans which had not even the shadow of quoted in the list of the day before at prices varspracticability: As long as persons were ing from £68 to £72 premium, fell to par-were found foolish enough to buy at increasing afterwards at discount--and at last so complete

was the panic, that the shares became absolutely rates, the general madness continued. Meanwell had realised considerable sums by the sales of shares, but he no sooner

Uninitiated as she was in such matters, became possessor of the profits, than, in the instinct peculiar to the sex enabled toxicated by his success, he risked the Mrs. Meanwell at once to perceive the whole of his property upon a new and magnitude of their misfortune, though she vaunted scheme. He was superstitious could not perfectly understand its nature, enough to believe that there was such a or how it had come about. Young Frank, thing as “luck," and that this fabled in- too, was puzzled, and almost alarmed by fuence was upon him to such a degree the silent anguish with which his parents that he possessed a kind of infallibility. regarded each other; so running round the Hitherto, in his speculations, nothing im- | table, and looking in his father's face, he

and had left the country.

unsaleable.

one.

-now

sought to change the current of his thoughts contrast with the glaring whiteness of the by some of his humorous sayings:- foot-paths; and one could almost fancy

“Papa," said the boy, "are you better they looked sulky and ill-tempered at each now?--because I have got something to other about the tempestuous weather. It tell you. See here,” he added, pulling was a miserable January day, when the winsome slips of paper from his pocket, ter penetrated everywhere; now whistling " here is some 'scrip' to sell; I have estab- through the keyhole—now stealing up lished a company, papa, and these are the through the crevices of the floor-now shares. Why don't ġou laugh? Mr. plunging with a cloud of snow into the Capel said my company was a very good narrow court—now loaded with millions of

It is called the 'Hot Mince-pie icy crystals careering across the fields-Company, and when the people have roaring like sea billows over the roofs, bought all the shares, the chairman—that's spitting its fury down the chimneys at the me-is to eat all the pies. Isn't that hospitable fires, and rattling the slates and capital, papa ?” And the boy laughed tiles with a cheerless clatter, or tossing the aloud.

thatch into the air, and shooting a stream “ I don't know, Frank,” said his father, of snow-flakes through the damaged musingly.

covering. Winter was everywhere. ci Don't know, papa?

Why, Mr. Bam- Along the snowy streets, amidst the ford told me it was a capital idea, and that he hurrying crowd, a man with bloodshot eyes would not forget it. The shareholders are and pallid face pushed hastily and rudely to pay for the pies, and, ha! ha! the chair-on. There was a certain air of bitterness man is to eat them all, änd, ha! ha! I am in the manner in which he strode away, and the chairman, and directors, and all.” in his fixed onward look was expressed an

The cloud darkened on Mr. Meanwell's angry and stern determination. No cloak, brow; his son had taught him uncon- or over-coat, shielded him from the piercing sciously a lesson. He rose abruptly from blast. Yet he seemed to heed it not. On, the table, as if stung with sudden anger, on, he strode with fixed face towards the and leaving his breakfast untasted, walked centre of the great city. Friends met him, hurriedly about the room, muttering to and would have spoken—but he saw them himself as he went. The gentle nature of not. Hasty drivers warned him of danger his wife was too much shocked and alarmed - but he heard them not. Many, as they by his demeanour; even to attempt to saw him coming, paused on their shivering soothe, or to console; she sat like a statue, way to note him as he passed along, and with fixed eyes, listening to every word felt colder when he had gone by.

The which fell from her distracted husband. desolation of bleak January was in his heart,

“So Bamford said he would not forget it and looked out from his icy face, Medusa—and he sells the very next day. Confound like, chilling the blood of those who looked him!-if it had not been for him and his thereon. On, on he strode! tool Parker, I should have sold out before In a narrow street, in which the tall and him; but that was a part of his artful plan. dark houses seemed to be elbowing each I will find them both,” he exclaimed, in a other out, and all struggling for the little louder tone. “I will hunt them to the space they granted for the thoroughfares end of the earth. I will" The rest of here and there between them, amidst banks the sentence was inaudible, as, in a high and counting-houses, insurance companies, state of exasperation, Meanwell rushed and brokers' offices, was a building remarkfrom the room, and immediately afterwards able for the elegance with which its face from the house.

was stuccoed.

It looked like a young A bitter north-east wind went whisper- house in holiday costume, whose temper ing along the streets, on which the new had not yet been made as morose as those fallen snow muffled the usual sounds. around it; and though it was not quite so Rushing round the corners, it bore upon tall as its neighbours, it carried itself with its wings clouds of fresh flakes; while in such a jaunty air as if it considered that it eddies over the house-tops the white and was quite as good as the best of them. On feathery dust was tossed angrily into the each side of the door was fixed a large zinc air. The house-fronts seemed dingy in the plate, handsomely engraved, indicating

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