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Foreign Bible Society found it expedient to reduce
TRUTH AND BEAUTY. their prices. But this, in six months, involved them in a loss of £13,000!
BEAUTY and Truth, in Heaven's congenial cline, “ Meantime, the free trade prices in the North / Inseparate seen beside the Almighty throne, could not remain a secret, and before the close of ! Together sprung, before the birth of time, the year the people of England were paying for From God's own glory, while he dwelt alone ;their English Bible from 150 to 200 per cent. more
These, when creation made its wonders known, than in Scotland!"
Were sent to mortals, that their mingling powers What did the London committee now do? Of Might lead and lure us to ethereal bowers. course they agitated the country, and petitioned (But our perverse condition here below parliament to save their constituents, and the Chris- Oft sees them severed, or in conflict met ; tian public at large, from such an enormous tax on Oh, sad divorce! the well-spring of our woe, the Bread of Eternal Life, of which they were when truth and beauty thus their bond forget, the official guardians; and availed themselves of And Heaven's high law is at defiance set ! their extensive organization and metropolitan posi- 'Tis this that good of half its force disarms, tion to do the work of reform effectively. Nothing And gives to evil all its direst charms. of the kind. The secretaries came forward, and
See truth with harsh austerity allied, begged "most distinctly to say that they would not
Or clad in cynic garb of sordid hue; touch the question of the monopoly at all!" Why
See him with Tyranny's fell tools supplied, not? Did not the monopoly touch the society? IT
The rack, the fagot, or the torturing screw, Did it not raise the price of the Scriptures 150 to 1
'Or girt with bigotry's besotted crew; 200 per cent., for the benefit of private individuals, li
What wonder, thus beheld, his looks should move to the great detriment of the cause of truth? Yet, strange to say, the auxiliary societies were equally
Our scorn or hatred, rather than our love? apathetic. Not one in London, Dublin, or Edin See beauty, too, in league with vice and shame, burgh moved.
And lending all her light to gild a lie ; The society was not to have the glory of this Crowning with laureate-wreaths an impious name, great reform. They were “ too many" for God Or lulling is with syren minstrelsy to work by. In perfect harmony with the whole To false repose when peril most is nigh; history of the English Bible, marked all along by Decking things vile or vain with colors rare, independence on official authorities or institutions, Till what is false and foul seems good and fair. the monopoly was brought down by three private Hence are our hearts bewildered in their choice, individuals! These were—Mr. Childs of Bungay, And hence our feet from virtue led astray ; Dr. Thomson of Coldstream, and Dr. Campbell of Truth calls imperious with repulsive voice London. The latter gentleman threw all his char-|To follow on a steep and rugged way; acteristic energy into the movement, and by his While Beauty beckons us along a gay accurate calculations, and powerful appeals through And flowery path, that leads, with treacherous the press, contributed largely to rouse the public mind. Monopoly was compelled to capitulate, To gulfs remote from happiness or hope. and the patentees suddenly reduced their prices | Who will bring back the world's unblemished to less than one half. Now the press sends forth of copies of the Scrip- w
When these two wandered ever hand in hand ; tures in English, “ 19,000 every week, 3000 every day, 300 every hour, or five every minute of
When truth was beauty, beauty too was truth, working time!" When this fact is considered in
So linked together with unbroken band, connexion with the increasing predominence of the
That they were one; and man, at their command,
Tasted of sweets that never knew alloy, English language throughout the civilized world, the vast extent of our empire, the rapid growth of
And trod the path of duty and of joy? our colonies, and the probability that many of them Chiefly the poet's power may work the change ; will yet become independent nations, it is fitted to His heavenly gift, impelled by holy zeal, awaken deep solicitude in the Christian mind-to O'er truth's exhaustless stores may brightly range, produce an almost overwhelming sense of responsi- | And all their native loveliness reveal; bility, and to call forth the most strenuous exer- Nor e'er, except where truth has set his seal, tions, that wherever the accents of our noble lan- Suffer one gleam of beauty's grace to shine, guage are heard, there the English Bible may be But in resistless force their lights combine. known and valued as the Rule of Faith.
Blackwood. " Not one hour of the twenty-four," says Richardson, "not one round of the minute hand of the LORD, My voice by nature is harsh and untunadial is allowed to pass, in which, on some portion ble, and it is in vain to lavish any art to better it. of the surface of the globe, the air is not filled Can my singing of psalms be pleasing to thy ears, with accents that are ours. They are heard in the which is unpleasant to my own? yet though I canordinary transactions of life; or in the administra- not chant with the nighiingale, or chirp with the tion of law-in the deliberations of the senate- blackbird, I had rather chaiter with the swallow, house, or council chamber-in the offices of private yea rather croak with the raven, than be altogether devotion, or in the public observance of the rites silent. Hadst thou given me a better voice I and duties of a common faith."
would have praised thee with a better voice. Now Be ours the endeavor that the volume which what my music wants in sweetness, let it have in contains the inspired record of this faith, shall not sense, singing praises with understanding. Yea, only be maintained in its supreme authority at Lord, create in me a new heart (therein to make home, but borne on the tide of emigration to every melody,) and I will be contented with my old land, till it do for the new and rising nations of voice, until, in thy due time, being admitted into the west and south still greater things than it has the choir of heaven, I have another, more harmodone for Britain !
Inious, bestowed upon me.-Fuller.
| Craddle, with rose-colored Satting & Pink lace
hangings, held up by a gold tuttle-dove, &c. We JEAMES ON THE GAUGE QUESTION.
had, ingluding James Hangelo's rattle & my umMr. Punch has received from that eminent rail-brellow, 73 packidges in all. road authority, Mr. Jeames Plush, the following: We got on very well as far as Swindon, where, letter, which bears must pathetically upon the in the Splendid Refreshment room, there was a present Gauge dispute :
galaxy of lovely gals in cottn velvet spencers, who " You will scarcely praps reckonize in this little serves out the soop, and 1 of whom maid an imskitch the haltered linimints of 1, with woos face presshn upon this Art which I shood n't like Mary the reders of your valfuble mislny were once Hann to know and here, to our infanit disgusi, fimiliar-the unfortnt Jeames de la Pluche, fomly we changed carridges. I forgot to say that we so selabrated in the fashnabble suckles, now the were in the secknd class, having with us James pore Jeanes Plush, landlord of the Wheel of For- Hangelo, and 23 other light harticles. iune public house. Yes, that is me; that is my “Fust inconveniance; and almost as bad as haypun which I wear as becomes a publican-break of gage. I cast my hi upon the gal in those is the checkers which hornyment the pillows cottn velvet, and wanted some soop, of coarse ; of my dor. I am like the Romin Genral, St. but seasing up James Hangelo (who was layin his Cenatus, equal to any emudgency of Fortun. 1, dear little pors on an Am Sangwidg) and seeing who have drunk Shampang in my time, aint now my igspresshn of hi- James,' says Mary Hann, abov droring af pint of Small Bier. As for ' instead of looking at that young lady—and not my wife-that Angel-I've not ventured to depigt so very young, neither be pleased to look to our ker. Fansy her a siten in the Bar, smilin like a packidges, & place them, in the other carridge.' sunflower-and, ho, dear Punch! happy in nussing I did so with an evy Art. I eranged them 23 a deer little darlint fotsywotsy of a Jeames, with articles in the opsit carridge, only missing my uminy air to a curl, and my i's to a T!
brella & baby's rattle ; and jest as I came back "I never thought I should have been injuiceed for my baysn of soop, the beast of a bell rings, ihe to write anything but a Bill agin, much less to whizzling injians proclayms the time of our deparedress you on Railway Subjix-which with all my ture- & farewell soop and cottn velvet. Mary sole I abato. Railway letters, obbligations to pay Hann was sulky. She said it was my losing the hup, ginteal inquirys as to my Salissator's name, umbrella. If it had been a collon releet umbrella I
&c., &c., I dispize and scorn artily. But as a could have understood. Janies Hangelo siun on m3n, an usbnd, a father, and a freebon Brittn, my my knee was evidently unwell ; without his coral : jewty compels me to come forwoods, and igspress & for 20 miles that blessid babby kep up a rawriny opinion upon that nashnal newsance-THE BREAKing, which caused all the passingers to simpithize OF Gage.
with him igseedingly. “ An interesting ewent in a noble family with "We arrive at Gloster, and there fansy my diswhich I once very nearly had the honer of being gust at bein ableeged to undergo another change kinected, acurd a few weex sins, when the Lady of carriages! Fansy me holding up noughs, tipAngelina S , daughter of the Earl of pits, cloaks, and baskits, and James Hangelo rawrB- cres, presented the gallant Capting, hering still like mad, and pretending to shiuperintend usband, with a Son & hair. Nothink would the carrying over of our luggage from the broad satasfy her Ladyship but that her old and atacht gage to ihe narrow gage. • Mary Hann,' says I, famdy-shamber, my wife Mary Han Plush, should rot to desperation, • I shall throttle this darling if be present upon this hospicious occasion. Capting he goes on.' 'Do,' says she and go into the $ was oot jellus of me on account of my refreshment room,' says she-a snatchin the babby former attachment to his Lady. I cunsented that out of my arms. "Do go,' says she, youre not my Mary Hann should attend her, and me, my fit to look after luggage,' and she began lulling wise, and our dear babby acawdingly set out for James Hangelo to sleep with one hi, while she our noable frend's residence, Honeymoon Lodge, Jooked after the packets with the other. Now, near Cheltenham,
Sir! if you please, mind that packet !- pretty " Sick of all Railroads myself, I wisht to poast darling-easy with that box, Sir, its glassit in a Chay and 4, but Mary Hann, with the hob-pooooty poppet-where's the deal casc, marked slegacy of her Sex, was bent upon Railroad arrowroot, No. 24 ?! she cried, reading out of a travelling, and I yealded, like all husbinds. We list she had. And poor little James went to set ont by the Great Westn, in an eavle Hour. sleep. The porters were bundling and carling
“ We didnt take much luggitch-my wife's the various harticles with no more ceremony than things in the ushal bandboxes-mine in a potman- if each package had been of cannon-ball. cho. Our dear little James Angelo's (called so in “At last-bang goes a package marked complament to his noble Godmamma) craddle, and Glass,' and containing the Chayny bowl and a small supply of a few 100 weight of Topsan- Lady Bareacres mixture, into a large white bandbawlems, Farinashious food, and Lady's fingers, box, with a crash and a smash. Ji 's My Lady's for that dear child who is now 6 months old, with box from Crinoline's !' cries Mary Hann ; and she a perdid gus appatite. Likewise we were charged puis down the child on the bench, and rushes forwith a bran new Medsan chest for my lady, from ward to inspect the dammidge. You could hear Skivary & Moris, containing enough rewbub, the Chayny bowls clinking inside ; and Lady B.'s Daffy's Alixir, Godfrey's, with a few score of mixture (which had the igsack smell of cherry parsles for Lady Hangelina's family and owsehold. brandy) was dribbling out over the smashed bandAbout 2000 spessymins of Babby linning from Mrs. box containing a while child's cloak, irimmed Flummary's, in Regent Street, a Chayny Cresning with Blown lace and lined with white saiting. bowl from old lady Bareacres (big enough to im- "As James was asleep, and I was by this time mus a Halderman,) & a case marked • Glass,' uncommon hungry, I thought I would go into the from her ladyship's ineddicle man, which were Refreshment Room and just take a little soup; so stowed away together; had to this an ormylew I wrapped him up in his cloak and laid him by his
mamma, and went off. There's not near such not be allowed to wait upon them, or bring them good attendance as at Swindon.
any refreshment, if hungry from the insufficiency
of their meals. Their dresses are to be such as a “We took our places in the carriage in the young lady can afford upon twenty pounds a year, dark, both of us covered with a pile of packages, finding herself in everything but her victuals, and and Mary Hann so sulky that she would not speak not having, by half, as much of those as she can eat. for some minutes. At last she spoke out
Thus, it may be hoped, will governesses be pro" . Have you all the small parcels ?'
vided with qualifications high enough, wants few ". Twenty-three in all,' says I.
enough, and spirit humble enough, to meet the "Then give me baby.'
views of any lady in the land.-Punch. "* Give you what?' says I. "Give me baby.'
MUSICAL BEDS. “• What have n't y-y-yoooo got him ?' says I.
There is a paragraph in the Nonconformist, "O Mussy! You should have heard her sreak! which states, that some genius has invented a muWe'd left him on the ledge at Gloster.
sical bed, that begins to play a tune directly you " It all came of the break of gage.”—Punch.
I lie down, and can be wound up to play another
| tune when you are desirous of waking. GOVERNESSES' BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION.
There is one advantage about a bed of this de
scription, namely, that you can always rely on In furtherance of the objects of this most usefull ha
having it well aired by means of the favorite airs charity, it is in contemplation to establish a school, of some of the mosi popular composers. We for the purpose of preparing young ladies destined should think, however, ihat there must be some to be governesses, for the situations they are in- leact required in adapting the musical compositions tended to fill. The necessity of teaching those to the required purposes. It would be very injuwho are to be teachers, and of instructing the gov- dicious, for instance, to attempt to send any one to erness how 10 govern, is obvious; the pupils, ac- sleep with a quadrille of Musard, while to try and cordingly, will learn all the modern languages and wake any one up with a bit of Sebastian Bach, or accomplishments-geography, astronomy, the use la morceart of Juvenile-England classicality, would of the globes, and so much of moral philosophy as be equally preposterous. The invention certainly includes the true principles of education. But as
opens quite a new field to many of those longthe social position of a governess is a peculiar one,
tone, haired and turn-down-collar composers, who will being, as a novelty, rather uncomfortable, though,
now have a splendid chance of bringing their comlike a certain process to which eels are subjected,
posing talents to bear opon those who are solicitnothing when anybody is used to it, one great ob
ing the sometimes-obstinate Morpheus. There ject of this school will be to familiarize the pupils with the life they may expect to lead. Its ar-ing for the last iwenty years, who are admirably
pupils are several rising young men, who have been risrangements will therefore comprise a system of
adapted to the task of setting four-posts and French training calculated for the inculcation of an bedsteads to somniferous music. We presume amount of practical as well as moral philosophy that the idea has been taken from the Chamber adequate to this purpose.
concerts, which have recently become popular. To the institution will be attached a servants'
Considering the awful infliction it is, to be comhall, wherein, at stated times, will attend a num
pelled to hear the music of certain persons whom ber of footmen and other menials, to intercourse
we could but will not name, the addition of their with whom the future governess may be habitu
music to a bed might turn it into a regular lit de ated, and whose insults and impertinences she may justice, or shocking instrument of cruelty. learn betimes to put up with. A nursery will
The arrangement by which one is to be woke also be connected with it, in order to exercise her
up at any hour, comprises a march, with drum and patience in the management of refractory children,
ory children, cymbal accompaniments. Such a charivari might at which probation the students will take turns. I not be always very welcome when it came ; for, The children will be selected from the most purse-libongh one often goes to bed with a very valiant proud families, and their mammas will drop in dein
determination to get up very early, it is extremely every now and then, daily, and reprimand and find natural
natural to alter one's mind by the morning. If we fault capriciously and unjustly with their precep- often get angry with the person calling us, and tress, so as to inure her to such treatment. Some disturbing our rest, what should we say to the charitable ladies of great style in the vicinity of drums and cymbals going through a regular mar Russell Square, have volunteered their services in lat a most unseasonable hour? For our own parts this particular. One of these ladies will, more.
we should muffle the drums at once with our bolover, preside regularly at dinner to teach ihe lan
ster, and suffocate the cymbals with our gooseguage of looks, that ihe learner may understand,
feather bed. We should recommend that, if the from a glance, when she is to refuse wine, or to
principle is carried out, the airs chosen should be decline another helping.
appropriate to the kind of beds they might be Evening parties will be given occasionally, in
, in adapted 10. “Oh rest thee, babe, rest thee, babe," the schoolroom, and to them will be invited a num- I would do very well for an infant's cot, while ber of agreeable men, that the “ young persons Rise, gentle Moon," would be suited to the purmay know how to behave in society ; that is, to pose of waking a celebrated alderman.-Punch. hold their tongues and sit still. For the due en forcement of these proprieties, one of the ladies A Cheap Trip.-Upwards of 7,000 tons of aforesaid will also be present, accompanied by her gravel have been shipped from New York since daughters, by whom the scholars are to be studi- September last for the purpose of beautifying the ously snubbed, by way of a lesson to them in parks and gardens of London. According to this, meekness under contumely. The novices, during a Yankee domiciled in London would be able to leisure hours, are to sit in separate apartments, 'tread again his native soil without going any furaccessible to all the servants, who, however, will ither than Hyde Park.-Punch.
From Chambers' Journal. son to dinner, let it, if possible, be done a week or USAGES OF SOCIETY
ten days in advance ; because, to ask a person
only a day or two days before, looks as if you had A CORRESPONDENT, a great stickler for etiquette, been disappointed of somebody else, and had asked hands us the following hints; a knowledge of him as a mere stop-gap. A short invitation is only which, however commonplace, he thinks may be allowable for off-hand parties, or with strangers useful to those not up to the mark in this weighty who are passing through a town. subject.
“When you invite a person to dinner, or any "I shall begin with calls. When you call at other party at your house, specify only one day. the house of an acquaintance, or indeed call any- Don't say you will be glad to see him on either of where, and do not happen to find the party at home, two days, as Tuesday or Wednesday next. And you should leave your card. Leaving your name why? Because this person may not wish to dine will not do; because names left verbally are seldom with or visit you at all; and so far from a choice correctly delivered, if delivered at all, and your call of days being thought an act of kindness, it may be may be said to go for nothing. Your card is the considered one of servility, if not rudeness. 'Alenduring evidence of your visit. The card is one ways state only one day, and let the invitation, of the most useful things in modern society. All like the answer, be unequivocal. are supposed to carry a small stock of these paste- “Invitations for several weeks in advance are board representatives about with them, and the almost as bad as invitations for alternative days; giving of one is very handy on many occasions. because long invitations convey the impression that For example, in visiting, instead of sending in the inviter is desperately ill for guests, and wishes your name by a servant, hand in one of your cards, to insure a number at all risks. The person invited and then you may be sure there will be no mistake. is also apt to feel that it is not his pleasure or con
“Having either seen your acquaintance, or left venience that is consulted; and to raise a feeling your card, it is now the duty of your acquaintance of this kind is anything but consistent with true (supposing it is a call of ceremonial intercourse) to politeness. return the call within a reasonable time. If he do “ The receiver of an invitation has a duty to not call, you do not repeat your visit. And why perform as well as its giver. It is incumbent on so? Because it may be his wish to drop your him to say yes or no at once-not to allow a post or acquaintance, and your continuing to call on him a day to elapse before answering. The reason is may be disagreeable. Knowing that such is the obvious : a delay on his part looks as if he were rule, a second call from you seems like forcing waiting for a better invitation before he made up yourself on his notice-a determination that he his mind. Not to send a speedy reply, therefore, shall not rid himself of you. The rule of call for is one of the worst pieces of breeding of which a call, therefore, is on the whole not a bad one. It man can be guilty. It is also not using the inviter affords every one an opportunity of dropping an well : for a dinner party usually consists only of a acquaintance when his society is no longer wanted. certain number ; and if you cannot accept the inviIn good society, no one ever complains that an tation, say so, in order that time may be allowed to acquaintance has not returned a call—the thing is invite another person in your place. Let the silently dropped.
answer also be distinct: no uncertainty is allow"Calls of ceremony, which are not usually per- able : and if the invitation be accepted, let it be formed till past one or two o'clock, are seldom kept. expected to last more than ten or fifteen minutes, The answer to an invitation should be directed and, as everybody knows, are performed in a plain to the lady of the house. walking-dress. Gentlemen, in making forenoon “I now come to the fulfilment of the engagecalls, or attending soirées, do not lay down their ment. Some time ago it was fashionable to be hat in the lobby, but carry it in their hand into the rather late--twenty minutes after the hour being room, and never let it go, however long they stay. considered a fair thing. Now, prompt to the hour This is a very odd piece of etiquette, that has often is the rule, which is a great improvement. In atamused me. I frequently see gentlemen walking tending two or three dinners lately, I found that all about a drawing-room for hours, each cuddling his had assembled within the space of ten minutes. hat below his arm, as if it were a crime to part “A drawing-room is the domain of ladies, and with it even for a moment. A man might as con- on entering, you first make your obeisances to the veniently carry about a child's drum under his arm ; | lady of the mansion, who is of course ready to yet he cannot well escape from the annoyance. If receive you. Leading the ladies down stairs to the left in the hall at large parties, and worth the steal- dining-room is a simple affair ; yet one may be a ing, the unfortunate hat will in all probability be novice in this as well as in everything else. The never more seen by its owner; for there appears to rule is, for the lady you take down to sit on your be nothing like conscientiousness in the matter of right hand, if that can be managed conveniently. hats. How far the dread of losing the hat led to But when you take down the lady of the house, the practice of parading about with it under the you sit on her right hand—that is, you have the arm, is of little consequence. The modern custom seat of honor. It will not do for any guest to rush of keeping fast hold of it during short or extempore forward to offer his arm to the lady of the house. visits, is considered to indicate that you do not The honor of leading her down, if not assigned by intend to stay any great length of time, nor expect the host to a favored guest, is taken by the most an invitation to remain to dinner, or any other meal ; elderly gentleman, or by the party of highest rank in short, that it is your design to vanish after a lit-present. To save all doubt on this point, the host tle friendly chit-chat. Thus, laughable as it seems, always asks one of the party to be so good as take there is really a meaning, and not a bad meaning Mrs. So-and-so down stairs. Where the party are either, in the practice. A host who wishes you to generally strangers to each other, it is customary remain, or at least not to go in a hurry, will beg to for the host to make a similar request to the other relieve you of your incumbrance.
gentlemen as respects the other ladies. The host “Next as to invitations. When you ask a per- selects the lady of greatest consequence, and leads
her off first. The hostess waits to go down last- the feelings of others, are most remiss in the sees all go down before her.
answering of letters, and will allow days and weeks " In going down stairs, the lady should have the to elapse before despatching a reply. When letters widest side, supposing the stair to have a narrow are conceived in an impertinent or intrusive spirit, and a wide side, as is the case with winding-stairs. it is of course allowable and reasonable to let thein Better, however, take the wrong side, than make remain unanswered. Persons of notoriety, for any fuss about correcting so small an error, example, who are pestered with letters on all sorts
"A custom, lately come in, seems to be deserv- of frivolous subjects, frequently for no other purpose edly gaining ground : instead of sitting at the top than to get hold of their autograph, may very exand bottom of the table, the host and hostess sit cusably take some latitude in regard to this rule. opposite each other at the middle; by which means “In asking after the health of a person's relathey are more at ease, more in the centre of their tions, give each his or her proper name and title, guests, and better able to communicate with each unless it be a child. Ask for Mrs. — , or Miss other. George IV, adopted this practice twenty - , and so on : never say, “How is your wife?" years ago: it is followed by the present queen. I hope your daughter is well,' &c. Any such According to this arrangement, two persons can be mode of address is intolerably over-familiar, and is accommodated at each end of the table-not a bad almost certain to give offence. Calling persons point where there is limited accommodation. My dear sir,' or . My good fellow,' in speaking to
"A dinner-party usually lasts four hours. If them; also holding them by the button-an offence you go at six, you may order your carriage at ten : denounced by Chesterfield-are, for the same reaif at seven, it may come at eleven ; and so on. son, objectionable.” What dinner hours are by and by to come to, 1 cannot tell. Not many years ago, dinner at five o'clock was thought mighty genteel; then we had
COURT CIRCULAR FOR THE FRENCA. half-past five; next came six, and six and a half- The French are a polite nation'; therefore we both of which are now general; but seven is also expect that they will return a compliment very far from uncommon. That the fashionable dinner largely paid them in this country. We allude to hoor will be pushed on to eight, to nine, or to ten, the adoption of cant terms borrowed from their lanis what we may reasonably expect. When it guage by British journalists, in order to denote the comes to this pass, will dinner bound back to its things and transactions of high-life. As, by calling ancient hours, or will it be extinguished as a formal the most fashionable sort of people the élite or ton, meal!
and speaking of a dancing tea-party as a thé dan"So much for dinners : now for a little about sant; whereas it is the party that dances, not the personal decoration : and here I address myself Hyson ; and the tea is quite distinct from the caper. chiefly to ladies. In giving a dinner or evening. Also, by describing a person of dignified departy, take care to dress somewhat less elegantly meanor as distingué instead of dignified, a rout as than any of your expected guests; because, were a soirée, and a meat-breakfast as a déjeuner à la you to dress much more elegantly, it might be sup-fourchette, just as if everybody does not use a fork posed that you invited the party only to astonish who has a Yarmouth bloater for that meal. If we, ihem with your finery, or at least to show them out of admiration for the French language, employ that you could afford to dress better than they-a it when we might full as well talk plain English, thing not likely to be agreeable to their feelings. the French ought surely to reciprocate the civility, As under-dressing may be considered disrespectful particularly since we go out of our way in deferto guests, it is equally to be avoided with over- ence to them, often using a phraseology which is decoration. Good taste will suggest the proper at the same time Frenchified and nonsensical. medium.
Accordingly, in their fashionable journals, we shall “I must say a word on tokens of sympathy. expect to find such announcements as the followIf you wish me to weep, you must weep with me,' ing: says the Roman poet. Quite reasonable this. If Hier au soir came off, à sa maison, dans la Rue you wish to condole with a friend, you must at least St. Honoré, le grand hop de MADAME LA COMTESSE employ the emblems of woe. In calling on an DE VANILLE. La compagnie était ornée par presacquaintance who is in mourning, put on a little que tous les swells les plus tip-top. mourning also-don't go in flashy attire, out of Aujourd'hui, M. DE FRICANDEAU donnera, à son character with the occasion. If your correspondent hôtel, un spread magnifique ; où plusieurs nobs de seals his letters with black, seal your replies with la première distinction se trouveront autour de son black also. These may be trifles, but if they tend mahogany. to give any one gratification, why not practise On dit qu'il y a sur le Kidderminster une allianca them! A thousand comforts in life depend on nuptiale entre un Marquis bien connu parmi les what are intrinsically trifles.
crack cercles, et une demoiselle de tin, heritière à “The prompt answering of letters is considered un millionaire Anglais. an unequivocal mark of a gentleman and a man of Au plein tog et fancy ball de MADAME DE PAPILbusiness. Why is delay the reverse ? Because LOTE, assistèrent une foule de first-rate gens. not to answer a letter (supposing it deserves to be L'affaire était extrêmement spicy. answered) is the same thing as not answering when Our neighbors must really consent to a free inyou are spoken to; and everybody knows that that terchange, amongst other commodities, of fashionis bad enough. Yet some people, who mean noth- able slang, or we shall never believe in the entente ing wrong, but are only ignorant of what is due to cordiale that they talk about.-Punch.