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TO-DAY, HE LIVES IN HOPES AS LIGHT AS AIR ;
George, Greek, a husbandman,
Nicolas, Greek, victorious over the people.
Adeline, German, a princess.
DIES IN ANGUISH AND DESPAIR.
Alethea, Greek, the truth.
Mabel, Latin, lovely. Althea, Greek, hunting.
Magdalene, Maudlin, Syriac, magnificent. Alice, Alicia, German, noble.
Margaret, German, a pearl. Amy, Amelia, French, a beloved.
Martha, Hebrew, bitterness, Anna, Anne, or Hannah, Hebrew, gracious. Mary, Hebrew, bitter. Arabella, Latin, a fair altar.
Maud, Matilda, Greek, a lady of honour. Aureola, Latin, like gold.
Mercy, English, compassion. Barbara, Latin, foreign or strange.
Mildred, Saxon, speaking mild. Beatrice, Latin, making happy.
Nest, British, the same as Agnes. Benedicta, Latin, blessed.
Nicola, Greek, feminine of Nicolas. Bernice, Greek, bringing victory.
Olympia, Greek, heavenly. Bertha, Greek, bright or famous.
Orabilis, Latin, to be entreated. Blanche, French, fair.
Parnell, or Petronilla, little Peter. Bona, Latin, good.
Patience, Latin, bearing patiently. Bridget, Irish, shining bright.
Paulina, Latin, feminine of Paulinus. Cassandra, Greek, a reformer of men.
Penelope, Greek, a turkey. Catharine, Greek, pure or clean.
Persis, Greek, destroying. Charity, Greek, love, bounty.
Philadelphia, Greek, brotherly love. Charlotte, French, all noble.
Philippa, Greek, feminine of Philip. Caroline, feminine of Carolus, the Latin of Phæbe, Greek, the light of life. Charles, noble-spirited.
Phyllis, Greek, a green bough. Chloe, Greek, a green herb.
Priscilla, Latin, somewhat old. Christiana, Greek, belonging to Christ.
Prudence, Latin, discretion. Cecilia, Latin, from Cecil.
Pysche, Greek, the soul. Cicely, a corruption of Cecilia.
Rachel, Hebrew, a lamb. Clara, Latin, clear or bright.
Rebecca, Hebrew, fat or plump. Constance, Latin, constant.
Rhode, Greek, a rose. Deborah, Hebrew, a bee.
Rosamund, Saxon, rose of peace. Diana, Greek, Jupiter's daughter.
Rosa, Latin, a rose. Dorcas, Greek, a wild roe.
Rosabella, Italian, a fair rose. Dorothy, Greek, the gift of God.
Rosecleer, English, a fair rose. Edith, Saxon, happiness.
Ruth, Hebrew, trembling. Eleanor, Saxon, all fruitful.
Sabina, Latin, sprung from the Sabines. Eliza, Elizabeth, Hebrew, the oath of God.
Salome, Hebrew, perfect. Emily, corrupted from Amelia.
Sapphira, Greek, like a sapphire stone. Emma, German, a nurse.
Sarah, Hebrew, a princess. Esther, Hesther, Hebrew, secret.
Sibylla, Greek, the counsel of God. Eve, Hebrew, causing life.
Sophia, Greek, wisdom. Eunice, Greek, fair victory.
Sophronia, Greek, of a sound mind. Eudoia, Greek, prospering in the way. Susan, Susanna, Hebrew, a lily. Frances, German, free.
Tabitha, Syriac, a roe. Gertrude, German, all truth.
Temperance, Latin, moderation. Grace, Latin, favour.
Theodosia, Greek, given by God. Hagar, Hebrew, a stranger,
Tryphosa, Greek, delicious. Helena, Greek, alluring.
Tryphena, Greek, delicate. Jane, softened from Joan ; or,
Vida, Erse, feminine of David. Janne, the feminine of John.
Ursula, Latin, a female bear. Janet, Jeannette, little Jane.
Walburg, Saxon, gracious. Joyce, French, pleasant.
Winifred, Saxon, winning peace
Zenobia, Greek, the life of Jupiter.
902. Hints on the Barometer. Letitia, Latin, joy of gladness. Lois, Greek, better.
903. Why does a Barometer inLucretia, Latin, a chaste Roman lady.
dicate the Pressure of the Atmosphere ? Lucy, Latin, feminine of Lucius.
Because it consists of a tube conLydia, Greek, descended from Lud.
taining quicksilver, closed at one end,
LITTLE DEEDS ARE LIKE LITTLE SEEDS
and open at the other, so that the air, becoming dense, and free from pressure of air upon the open end highly elastic vapours, presses with inbalances the weight of the column of creased force upon the mercury upon mercury (quicksilver); and when the which the weight floats; that weight, pressure of the air upon the open sur- therefore, sinks in the short tube as the face of the mercury increases or de- mercury rises in the long one, and in creases, the mercury rises or falls in sinking, turns the hand to Change, response thereto.
Fair, &c. 904. Why is a Barometer called 909. When does the Baromeier stand also a “ Weather Glass” ? Because highest? When there is a duration changes in the weather are generally of frost, or when north-easterly winds preceded by alterations in the atmo- prevail. spheric pressure. But we cannot per- 910. Why does the Barometer stand ceive those changes as they gradually highest at these Times ? Because the occur; the alteration in the height of atmosphere is exceedingly, dry and the column of mercury, therefore, enables dense, and fully balances the weight us to know that atmospheric changes of the column of mercury. are taking place, and by observation we 911. When does the Barometer stand are enabled to determine certain rules lowest? When a thaw follows a long by which the state of the weather may be frost, or when south-west winds prevail. foretold with considerable probability. 912. Why does the Barometer stand
905. Why does the Hand of the lowest at these Times ? Because much Weather Dial change its Position when moisture exists in the air, by which it is the Column of Mercury rises or falls ? rendered less dense and heavy.* Because a weight which floats upon 913. Cheap Fuel.-- One bushel of the open surface of the mercury is small coal or sawdust, or both mixed attached to a string, having a nearly together, two bushels of sand, one equal weight at the other extremity; bushel and a half of clay. Let these the string is laid over a revolving be mixed together with common water, pivot, to which the hand is fixed, and like ordinary mortar; the more they the friction of the string turns the are stirred and mixed together the hand as the mercury rises or falls. better; then make them into balls, or
906. Why does Tapping the Face with a small mould make them in the of the Barometer sometimes cause the shape of bricks, pile them in a dry Hand to Move? Because the weight place, and when they are hard and sufon the surface of the mercury fre- ficiently dry, they may be used. A fire quently leans against the side of the cannot be lighted with them, but when tube, and does not move freely. And, the fire is quite lighted, put them on also, the mercury clings to the sides of behind with a coal or two in front, the tube by capillary attraction; there and they will be found to keep up a fore, tapping on the face of the baro- stronger fire than any fuel of the com meter sets the weight free, and over- mon kind. comes the attraction which impedes the
914. Economy of Fuel. There rise or fall of the mercury.
is no part of domestic economy which 907. Why does the Fall of the everybody professes to understand better Barometer denote the Approach of than the management of a fire, and yet Rain? Because it shows that as the there is no branch in the household air cannot support the full weight of the arrangement where there is a greater column of mercury, the atmosphere must be thin with watery vapours.
From "The Reason Why – General 908. Why does the Rise of the Science, containing 1,400 Reasons for things Barometer denote the Approach of generally believed but imperfectly underFine Teather? Because the external stood. London : Houlston and Wright. 2s.6d.
THEY GROW TO FLOWERS, OR TO WEEDS.
proportional and unnecessary waste than chant; a situation which few families, arises from ignorance and mismanage- even in genteel life, can boast of. ment in this article.
922. INDEED we cannot too often 915. IT 18 AN OLD ADAGE that we repeat the truth, that to deal for ready must stir no man's fire until we have money only, in all the departments of known him seven years; but we might domestic arrangement, is the truest find it equally prudent if we were care- economy. ful as to the stirring of our own.
923. READY MONEY will always 916. ANYBODY, INDEED, CAN TAKE command the best and cheapest of UP A POKER and toss the coals about: every article of consumption, if exbut that is not stirring a fire !
pended with judgment: and the dealer, 917. IN SHORT, THE USE OF A POKER who intends to act fairly, will always applies solely to two particular points prefer it. -the opening of a dying fire, so as to 924. TRUST NOT him who seems admit the free passage of the air into it, more anxious to give credit than to reand sometimes, but not always, through ceive cash. it; or else approximating the remains 925. The FORMER hopes to secure of a half-burned fire, so as to concen- custom by having a hold upon you in trate the heat, whilst the parts still his books; and continues always to ignited are opened to the atmosphere. make up for his advance, either by an
918. The Same OBSERVATION may advanced price, or an inferior article; apply to the use of a pair of bellows, whilst the latter knows that your custhe mere blowing of which at random, tom can only be secured by fair dealing. nine times out of ten, will fail ; the force 926. THERE IS, LIKEWISE, ANOTHER of the current of air sometimes blowing CONSIDERATION, as far as economy is out the fire, as it is called—that is, concerned, which is not only to buy carrying off the caloric too rapidly,—and with ready money, but to buy at proper at others, directing the warmed current seasons; for there is with every article from the unignited fuel, instead of a cheap season and a dear one; and with into it.
none more than coals: insomuch that 919. TO PROVE THIS, let any person the master of a family who fills his coal sit down with a pair of bellows to a cellar in the middle of the summer, fire oniy partially ignited, or partially rather than the beginning of the winter, extinguished ; let him blow, at first, will find it filled at less expense than it not into the burning part, but into the would otherwise cost him: and will be dead coals close to it, so that the air enabled to see December's snows falling may partly extend to the burning without feeling his enjoyment of his coal.
fireside lessered by the consideration 920. AFTER A FEW Blasts let the that the cheerful blaze is supplied at bellows blow into the burning fuel, but twice the rate that it need have done, directing the stream partly towards the if he had exercised more foresight. dead coal; when it will be found that 927. WE MUST NOW CALL to the rethe ignition will extend much more collection of our readers, that chimneys rapidly than under the common method often smoke, and that coals are often of blowing furiously into the flame at wasted, by throwing too much fuel at random.
once upon a fire. 921. IF THE CONSUMER, instead of 928. TO PROVE THIS OBSERVATION, ordering a large supply of coals at once, it is only necessary to remove the suwill at first content himself with a perfluous coal from the top of the grate, sample, he may with very little trouble when the smoking instantly ceases : as ascertain who will deal fairly with him ; to the waste, that evidently proceeds and, if he wisely pays ready money, he from the frequent intemperate and inwill be independent of his coal mer- judicious use of the poker, which not
GOOD-NATURE COLLECTS HONEY FROM EVERY HERB;
only throws a great portion of the small to be a household treasure. By an coals among the cinders, but often ex- ordinary fire, in any room in the house, tinguishes the fire it was intended to it will bake a four-pound loaf in an foster.
hour and twenty minutes. It also 929. Whenever Oil is used for bakes pastry remarkably well, and all the purpose of artificial light, it should the care it requires is merely to give it be kept free from all exposure to atmo- a look now and then to see that it keeps spheric air; as it is apt to absorb con- turning. In one family the saving has siderable quantities of oxygen. If oil is been found to be 3s. 6d. per week-a very coarse or tenacious, a very small large proportion of the earnings of many quantity of oil of turpentine may be poor families. The cost of the oven is added.
8s. 6d. We have no doubt that in many 930. Candles improve by keeping families the saving through grinding a few months. If wax candles become their own wheat, and baking their own discoloured or soiled, they may be re- bread by the means we have pointed stored by rubbing them over with a out, will be as much as 10s. per week, clean flannel slightly dipped in spirits and in large establishments, schools, of wine.
&c., considerably more. 931. In Lighting Candles, 934. Yeast.-Boil, say on Monday always hold the match to the side of morning, two ounces of the best hops the wick, and not over the top.
in four quarts of water for half an hour; 932. Night Lights.-Field's and strain it, and let the liquor cool to newChild's night lights are generally known milk warmth; then put in a small handand are easily obtainable. But under ful of salt and half a pound of sugar; circumstances where they cannot be beat up one pound of the best flour procured, the waste of candles may be with some of the liquor, and then mix thus applied. Make a fine cotton, and well all together. On Wednesday add wax it with white wax. Then cut into three pounds of potatoes, boiled, and the requisite lengths. Melt the grease then mashed, to stand till Thursday; and pour into pill boxes, previously then strain it and put it into bottles, and either fixing the cotton in the centre, it is ready for use. It must be stirred or dropping it in just before the grease frequently while it is making, and kept sets. If a little white wax be melted near the fire. Before using, shake the with the grease, all the better. In bottle up well. It will keep in a cool this manner, the ends and drippings of place for two months, and is best at the candles may be used up. When set to latter part of the time. The beauty of burn, place in a saucer, with sufficient this yeast is that it ferments spontanewater to rise to the extent of the 16th ously, not requiring the aid of other of an inch around the base of the night yeast; and if care be taken to let it fer-. light.
ment well in the earthen bowl in which 933. Revolving Ovens.—These it is made, you may cork it up tight ovens, which may probably be obtained when bottled. The quantity above through ironmongers and hardwaremen given will fill four seltzer-water bottles. in the country by order, when sus- | The writer of the above receipt has used pended in front of any common fire by this yeast for many months, and never means of a bottle-jack or a common had lighter bread than it affords, and worsted string, will bake bread, cakes, never knew it to fail. pies, &c., in a much more equal and
935. Yeast.—The following yeast perfect manner than either a side oven has undergone the test of thirty-six or an American oven, without depriving years :-For a stone of flour (but a the room of the heat and comfort of greater quantity does not require so the fire. We have tested these facts, much in proportion),-into two quarts of and can pronounce the revolving oven water put a nip (a quarter of an ounce)