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CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG, the great with all its empty pageant, blazoned high German naturalist, especially distinguished by
Around the master's name forever shine ! his investigations through the microscope, cele- So shines thy name illumined in the sky
Such joys, such triumphs, such remembrance brated his fiftieth anniversary as Doctor of Med
thine! icine, at Berlin, Prussia, on the 5th of November.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. The correspondent of the New York Tribune says
Boston, Mass., U. S. A., Sept. 10, 1868. that cougratulatory addresses were presented to him in behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other learned soci
The money needed for completing the memoeties, and the following poem by Oliver Wendell Durham will proceed at once to finish his de
rial to Leigh Hunt has been collected, and Mr. Holmes :
sign. The inscription adopted by the committee TO CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG.
is the line from " Abou ben Adhem". Thou who hast taught the teachers of mankind
“ Write me as one that loves his fellow-men," How from the least of things the mightiest - a phrase which, standing by itself, has no grow,
meaning whatever. Surely it would be better to What marvel jealous nature made thee blind, leave the name Leigh Hunt to tell its own story Lest man should learn what angels long to to a passer-by.
know? Thou in the flinty rock, the river's flow,
In the thick-moted sunbeams' sifted light, A new theatre has been recently opened at Hast trainel thy downward-pointed tube to show Warsaw, called the “ Israelitish” Theatre. It Worlds within worlds unveiled to mortal is reported to be a very solid and handsome sight;
structure, splendidly decorated within, and most Even as the patient watchers of the night – comfortably arranged, throughout. It holds
The cyclope gleaners of the fruitful skies — about 800 people. The pieces to be produced Show the wide misty way where heaven is white, will consist exclusively of episodes taken from the All paved with suns that daze our wondering Old Testament. The language is to be
man. The company comprises about thirty JewFar o'er the stormy deep an empire lies, ish actors, all men or lads, the latter for the fe
Beyond the storied islands of the blest, male rôles. This is considered a very signifiThat waits to see the lingering day-star rise - cant surrender on the part of the ultra-orthodox
The forest-cinctured Eden of the West ; party, from whom the whole project has emeWhose queen, fair Freedom, twines her iron crest nated. The prejudice among them against “theWith leaves from every wreath that mortals atres and circuses”—a prejudice dating as far wear,
back as the period of utter debasement in the But lores the sober garland erer best
Græco-Roman stage performances – seems by That Science lends the sage's silvered hair : degrees to give way, even as among ourselves Science, who makes life's heritage more fair, Puritanic prejudices are beginning to fade. Forging for every lock its mastering key,
Pall Mall Gazette. Filling with life and hope the stagnant air,
Pouring the light of Heaven o'er lind and sea ! From her unsceptered realm we come to thee, SENSATIONS are not monopolized by play-goers
Bearing our slender tribute in our hands; and novel-readers, for metall gists have reDeem it not worthless, humble though it be, cently been favoured with one, perhaps the most Set by the larger gifts of older lands;
exciting since Bessemer made known his method The smallest fibres weave the strongest bands, of producing steel. That method, observes the In narrowest tubes the sovereign nerves are Atheneum, could be applied only to iron of the spun
first quality, and the common “pig" madde in A little cord along the deep ser-sands
East Yorkshire (Cleveland) and in NorthampMakes the live thought of severed nations one: tonshire, with its many impurities was quite unThy fame has journeyed westering with the sun, fit for what our French neighbours call aciera
Prairies and long sierr:us know thy name, . tion. But Mr. Heaton, an iron manufacturer in And the long day of service nobly done
the Erewash Valley, takes the common “ pig," That crowns thy darkened evening with its melts it, pours it upon a bed of nitre at the bote flame !
tom of a cupola, leaves it there for a few minOne with the grateful world, we own thy claim – utes, then, opening the cupola, finds the whole
Nay, rather claim our rights to join the throng mass, from twelve hundredweight to a ton, conWho come with varied tongues, but hearts the verted into steel. This steel is itself useful for
many purposes, and, by rolling, hammering, To hail thy festal morn with smiles and song"; and other manipulations and processes, can be Ah, happy they to whom the joys belong improved into other kinds of steel as may be de
Of peaceful triumphs that can never die sired. Here we have another illustration of the From history's record — not of gilded wrong, truth that the greatest discoveries are ofttimes
But golden truths that while the world goes by the simplest.
From The Westminster Review. received, we shall devote a few pages to its THE SUPPRESSED SEX.
discussion. The Times has, of course,
drawn the terrible picture of a university in 1. Life of Horace Mann. By his Wife. Boston: Walker, Fuller and Co.
which young men and young women are 1865.
found freely associating and conversing, 2. The College, the Market, and the Court; and shudderingly bints the dread moral re
or, Woman's Relation to Education, sults to be anticipated from such a state of Labour, and Law. By CaroLINE H. things. So much was to be expected from DALL. Boston: Lee and Shepard. the severe puritanism of Printing-house
1867. 3. On some Supposed Differences in the Square. But the silence of many of those Minds of Men and Women with Refer
who have supported the general position ence to Educational Necessities. A
taken by Miss Becker on the particular Paper read in Section F of the British point alluded to, indicates that many liberal Association at Norwich, by Miss minds are as yet unacquainted with the LYDIA BECKER. 1868.
present position of the movement for the 4. Macmillan's Magazine. September, 1868. educational equality of women. It is imArt. 1. Women Physicians.
portant that it should be universally known The meeting of the British Association that the co-education of men and women is at Norwich is chiefly memorable on account no longer in the region of speculation to of a Paper read there by a woman in de- which the Times has relegated it, but that fence of the equality of her own to what it has for a generation been tried in the some journalists, unconscious of the satire, United States, where no fewer than twentystill call the “ opposite" sex.
nine large collegiate institutions are at this itself was mainly valuable for the vigour of day conducted on that principle. Before its protest against an assumption by man referring, however, to the important expeof a superiority which he persistently de- riences of these institutions, it may be well clines to submit to the ordinary tests of to take a brief survey of the origin and truth. Witholding from her the keys of character of the influences that have brought knowledge, he insists that she is mentally about those changes in the position of woinferior; banishing her from age to age man in America, which have already had a from political life, he claims of her an à very potent effect upon public opinion in priori admission of her unfitness for it. this country. The earnest discussion which followed the It is now a truism to say that the exPaper in the Association, and still more the tremest degradation of woman has always comments of the press, showed its timeli- been found among nations whose normal
It is plain that the public mind is state is that of war. The severity of the ripening toward a radical change in the so- struggle for existence which decided the cial and civil position of woman. The sa- habits and ideas of the human race amid lient and impressive fact underlying and the rocks and sands of Asia — where for overlying the whole discussion one which every grain of corn there were many claimConservatism cannot argue out of it - is ants — made fighting the chief end of man, this, that the most educated and intelligent physical strength the only virtue, physical women of the present day are profoundly weakness the only crime. This originated dissatisfied with the present relations of law that social position of woman which is fairly and society to their sex. All experience represented by the saying in Vishnu Sarma warns us that such dissatisfaction cannot -"A man of straw is worth a woman of continue unproductive.
gold.” This cause was enhanced also by The injustice of the laws relating to wo- the fact that, already more numerous than men has been repeatedly shown in this Re- men, women in the remote East grew in view, and as one demand brought forward number out of all proportion with men, by in Miss Becker's paper — the opening of reason of the great westward male migraall educational institutions to women on the tions to the more fruitful soils formed by same terms as to men - is worthy of a their rivers. The emigrant of that day, more careful consideration than it has yet leven more than of this, preferred to leave
CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG, the great with all its empty pageant, blazoned high German naturalist, especially distinguished by
Around the master's name forever shine his investigations through the microscope, cele So shines thy name illumined in the sky
Such joys, such triumphs, such remem! brated his fiftieth anniversary as Doctor of Med
thine ! icine, at Berlin, Prussia, on the 5th of November,
OLIVER WENDELL HO The correspondent of the New York Tribune says Boston, Mass., U. S. A., Sept. 10, 1868. that congratulatory addresses were presented to him in behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other learned soci
The money needed for completing ti eties, and the following poem by Oliver Wendell rial to Leigh Hunt has been collected
Durham will proceed at once to fini Holmes:
sign. The inscription adopted by th: TO CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EHRENBERG.
is the line from 'Abou ben Adhem Taou who hast taught the teachers of mankind
“ Write me as one that loves his fell How from the least of things the mightiest - a phrase which, standing by it grow,
meaning whatever. Surely it woul What marvel jealous nature made thee blind, leave the name Leigh Hunt to tell Lest man should learn what angels long to to a passer-by.
In the thick-moted sunbeams' sifted light, A NEW theatre has been rece
structure, splendidly decorated Even as the patient watchers of the night - comfortably arranged, throu:
The cyclope gleaners of the fruitful skies - about 805 people. The piece Show the wide misty way where heaven is white, will consist exclusively of epis All paved with suns that daze our wondering Old Testament. The langua eyes.
man. The company comprise Far o'er the stormy deep an empire lies, ish actors, all men or lads, t
Beyond the storied islands of the blest, male rôles. This is consia That waits to see the lingering day-star rise- cant surrender on the part
The forest-cinctured Eden of the West ; party, from whom the wh Whose queen, fair Freedom, twines her iron crest nated. The prejudice amo With leaves from every wreath that mortals atres and circuses”-a p wear,
back as the period of uti But loves the sober garland ever best
Græco-Roman stage per That Science lends the sage's silvered hair : degrees to give way, er Science, who makes life's heritage more fair, Puritanic prejudices are
Forging for every lock its mastering key,
Pouring the light of Heaven o'er land and sea !
Bearing our slender tribute in our hands; and novel-readers, fo®
exciting since Bessem The smallest fibres weare the strongest bands, of producing steel. In narrowest tubes the sovereign nerves are Atheneum, could be spun
first quality, and the A little cord along the deep sen-sands
East Yorkshire (CH Makes the live thought of severed nations one: tonshire, with its or Thy fame has journeyed westering with the sun, fit for what our Fri
Prairies and long sierras know thy name, tion. But Mr. He And the long day of service nobly done
the Erewash Valley That crowns thy darkened evening with its melts it, pours it i flame !
tom of a cupola, 1 One with the grateful world, we own thy claim - utes, then, openi'
Nay, rather claim our rights to join the throng mass, from twel Who come with varied tongues, but hearts the verted into steel. same,
many purposes, To hail thy festal morn with smiles and song; and other mani Ah, happy they to whom the joys belong
improved into o Of peaceful triumphs that can never die
sired. Here w From history's record — not of gilded wrong,
truth that the But golden truths that while the world goes by the simplest.
ons of tending i, led to ond the an could 3 of San one pause o rare that ty, where a en it began gan to play, “Stop those y. I haven't
The ciment; the orbaby continued bounded enthuunities as these g; and in them on and influence, ity, which is still perica men exceed nillion; and in the n is extreme. In voman to three men; ; in Colorado one to women there had not
years ! "
the women behind when starting on his un- | When men bad migrated to more fruitful tried way. And this, together with the de- lands their struggle for existence was not cimation of men by constant wars, enor so hard ; and as Nature became less cruel mously increased the number of women, man became less so. Warlike he was, but who consequently became cheap; a man not so warlike. When the cultivation of could have as many wives as he pleased; the earth began, it was discovered that and there was a competition which should soldiering was not the only important occubecome his favourite by being most his pation; animal courage was no longer the slave.
only kind of courage; and it was found that But it is certain that, with every step of woman might have her uses. man's migration westward, the position of There are some indications (derived from woman was improved. For this there were Tacitus and other writers) that, in the early two causes. The chief was that the emi- planting of Europe, woman
rose under grants, having left their women behind these influences to a higher relative position them, found few in the countries to which than she now occupies. If so, she sank they went to take their places. Women from it through a repetition in Europe of were not cheap in Europe, but rare and some of those conditions by which she had valuable. Many men wished to marry each been degraded in Asia. That is, Europe
The ancient chronicle of the Picts also became crowded; men emigrated and relates that they were originally six broth- left a superfluity of women; warlike ages ers who left Thrace with their adherents, came to the West, and the comparative unbecause the king insisted on marrying their importance and bodily weakness of woman sister. They came to France, bringing the told against her. She was not reduced to lady with them, and built the city of Poic- be a domestic slave, but she was a domestic tiers. But the king of France also pressed drudge. It must, however, be said that the his suit for the sister, which led them to put decline of the influence of woman in Westto sea again. But before they landed on ern Europe was in great part due to her this island she died. When they came to own inadequacy to turn to good account Cornwall, or thereabout, they had reason the position to which circumstances had to appreciate the feelings of the kings to raised her. Ages of degradation had left whom they had refused their sister's band; her without education, and the re-action for the people they found here, whoever from a servile condition turned her head. they were, absolutely refused to allow these Her ambition was directed toward merely Picts to take any wives among them. They glittering in society. To be the idols of then petitioned the king of Ireland for wives, knights, to be the toys of the Court, was and he consented, on certain conditions. enough for those who had been held in conThe chronicle says
tempt. Instead of being able to secure “ Three hundred women were given
such educational and other permanent adTo them, they were agreeable,
vantages as would have enabled her to But they were most cunning,
maintain for ever the position gained, she Each woman with her brother.
frittered away in frivolity the opportunity There were oaths imposed on them
that must close with the growth of Europe. By the stars and by the Earth,
The door was finally shut, and these foolish That from the nobility of the mother virgins left out. From that time she has Should always be the right of sovereignty."
been, not, as Blackstone says, • the faSo they left Ireland with their wives and vourite of the English law," but its favourite established their kingdom in Scotland. This victim. tradition, whether mythical or not, is sig- But with the early settlement of America nificant. The scarcity of women in these those influences which had led to the imwestern lands had certainly raised their proved position of women in Europe were position, and affected the primitive govern- again set to work. Those who first emimental arrangements of this country. But grated to America took but few women. there was a second cause why, in the west, The Puritan pilgrims took twenty-eight; the estimation of woman should be higher. Other English colonists took fewer; the