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HOME. - This word has a compara- | world is the unseen influence of a tively narrow signification in this bright little domestic sanctum. country: it is not often used, and then Encourage your children to bring to denote a "dwelling - place.” The their companions home with them ocEnglish attach a far deeper meaning casionally — say once a month; allow to it. To them it means the place where them a cheerful room, well lighted and the heart is – the one place on earth warmed. Encourage them in vocal where, above all others, the affections and instrumental music, in parlor are centred — father, mother, brother, games and other innocent recreations. sister, are all concentrated in that little And although it is well to look in upon word. To make our dwelling-place a them sometimes – to know them - do Home, it must be made attractive; it not remain, to be a restraint upon need not be fashionable - it must be them, but let them enjoy themselves in Deat; do not shut out the sunshine – it their own way. The fact that you take may fade the carpet, but it will pre- an interest in them, and try to make serve the health of the inmates, and them happy, will be sufficient to keep give an air of cheerfulness all through them from becoming too boisterous, the house. Don't be afraid of a little and will teach them moderation and fun, lest a hearty laugh shake down self-control. some of the musty old cobwebs there. Let: cheerful conversation be enIf you want to ruin your sons, let them couraged, and the children invited to think that all mirth and social enjoy- / join in and ask questions. Children ment must be left on the threshold hunger perpetually for new ideas. without, when they come home at night. They will learn with pleasure from the When once a home is regarded as only lips of parents what they deem drudga place to eat, drink, and sleep in, the ery to study in books; and even if work is begun that ends in gambling. they have the misfortune to be dehouses and reckless degradation. prived of many educational advanYoung people must have fun and re- tages, they will grow up intelligent, if laxation somewhere; if they do not they enjoy in childhood the privilege find it at their own hearthstones, it will of listening daily to the conversation be sought at other and perhaps less of intelligent people. We sometimes profitable places. Therefore let the fire see parents, who are the life of every burn brightly at night, and make the company that they enter, dull, silent, homestead delightful with all those and uninteresting at home among their little arts that parents so perfectly un- children. If they have not mental acderstand. Don't repress the buoyant tivity and mental stores sufficient for spirit of your children. Half an hour both, let them first use what they have of merriment, round the lamp and fire for their own households. A silent light of a home, blots out the remem- house is a dull place for young people, brance of inany'a care and annoyance a place from which they will escape if during the day; and the best safeguard they can. How much useful informathey can take with them into the I tion, on the other hand, is often given in pleasant family conversation, and immediately under her jurisdiction. what unconscious, but excellent men- By her management of small sums, tal training in lively social argument, her husband's respectability and credit cultivate to the utmost all the graces are created or destroyed. No fortune of home conversation.
can stand the constant leakages of exInstead of swallowing your food in travagance and mismanagement; and sullen silence, or brooding over your more is spent in triller than women business, or 'weverely talking about would easily believe. The one great others, let the conversation at the table expense, whatever it may be, is turned be genial
, kind, social, and cheering over and carefully reflected on ere inDon't bring disagreeable things to the curred; the income is prepared to table in your conversation, any more meet it'; but it is pennies imperceptithan you would in your dishes. The bly sliding away which do mischief, more good company you have at your and this the wife alone can stop, for it table the better. Hence the intelli. does not come within a man'» provgence, refinement, and appropriate be- ince. There is often an unsuspected havior of a family which is given to tritle to be saved in every household. hospitality. Never feel that intelli- It is not in economy alone that the gent visitors can be anything but a wife's attention in so necessary, but in blessing to you and yours. And in those niceties which make a well reguyour own conversation, never lose night lated house, An unfurnished cruetof the fact that the first esential thing stand, a missing key, a buttonless is truth the next, good sense -- the shirt, a soiled tablecloth, a mustardthird, good humor -- and the fourth, wit, pot with its old contents shaking hard
Boys are more boisterous than girls; and down about it, are really nothit is natural to them, and should not be ings; but each can raise angry words unduly restrained, or it may crush out and cause discomfort. Depend upon that line manly spirit and elasticity it, there is a great deal of domestic which enables the man to surmount all happiness about a well-dressed muttondifficulties.
chop, or a tidy breakfast table. Men "Ma, were you ever a boy?” said a grow sated of beauty, tired of music; bright-eyed little boy when reproved are often too wearicd for conversation, by his mother for two much sportive however intellectual; but they can ness;
This was a boy of the right stamp and smiling comfort, - having the ring of the true metal, A woman may love her husband de
Boys and girls should be brought votedly--may sacrifice fortune, friends, up together as companions; in this family, country for him way boys are more gentle, pure minded, I have the genius of a Bappho, the eniand conscientious than those educated chunted beauties of an Armida; but, wholly with their own sex.
melancholy fact, if with these she Ho girls brought up with boys are fails to make his home comfortable, ever more vigorous in thought and his heart will inevitably escape her. action, less vain and frivolous, than and women live ho entirely in the when under the care of women alone. affections, that without love their exBoys and girls in schools together are istence is void. Better submit, then, more healthy and refined in all their to household tasks, however repugassociations than either sex alone. nant they may be to your tastes, than
In domestic happiness, the wild's doom yourself to a loveless home. influence is much better than her hus | Women of the higher order of mind band's; for the one, the first cause- will not run their risk; they know mutual love and confidence --- being that their feminine, their domestic, granted, the whole comfort of the are their first duties. household depends upon trifles more A good appetite is essential to a
good digestion, but a snow-white table- ' gives us a sufficiently clear definition cioth is a great promoter of a good of the art practised by such a pretender appetite. - No one can eat in comfort to medical knowledge. The advertisif any member of the family appears ing Quack of bygone times was a at the table in slatterly dress; with un- travelling mountebank, who, from a kempt hair; showing a breadth of black stage in some public place, vaunted under the finger-nails; with a hawking the hidden virtues of his nostrums, and a spitting and a blowing of the nose, and his own power to cure all disand their tremendous associations. eases to which flesh is heir. Nos.
But the spotless napkin, the most trum vendors of the present day do splendid roast, and faultless concom- not so present themselves to a creduitants all, what do these amount to, lous public; as a rule, they keep if sadness is written on the face of the behind the curtain, and food the wise; if an angry scowl gleams from columns of the newspapers, and all the corrugated brow of a morose hus- other mediums of advertisement, with band, or å dissatisfied look comes from their mendacious statements of wona child's eye, and the meal is partaken derful cures effected by their invaluaof in ominous silence? Away with ble remedies. Never, perhaps, was such unloveliness! there is no sun-Quackery so rampant and ubiquitous shine in such a household, and the as in this so-called enlightened 19th members of that family, if they grow century; it would almost seem as if up at all, will become the refrigerators, people wished to be duped, so eagerly the bane of every company into which do they clutch at each new panacea they may be thrown in after life. introduced with a great flourish of
Ratber let the family table be the puffery, and a cloud of lying witnesses place of glad reunions; as much in the shape of forged testimonials. looked forward to as the promised So great is the consumption of“ patent coming of a cherished friend ; let cour- medicines,” whose government stamp tesies more than courtly be ever culti- appears like a certification of mar. yated; let smiles wreath every face; vellous efficacy — whose high price is let calm satisfaction sit on every coun- almost looked upon as an evidence tenance; let light hearts, and cheery of occult virtue. Quackery is somewords, and obliging acts, and watchful times confounded with Empiricism; attentions be the order of the day; but there is this difference between these are the promoters of a healthy them – the former either adopts a condigestion; and these are they which cealed mode of treatment, or pretends largely help to make happy homes, and to be possessed of a remedy applicable good hearts, and generous natures. to every form of disease, and every
The home being thus a happy place, individual case; the latter is founded one of the requirements of health is upon the principle that, as certain established, and here let us say that medicines are known to have cured the one great requirement upon which certain diseases, it will be right and all others rest, is common sense,—this is safe at all times, and under all cirthe great safeguard to health, and the cumstances, to administer those remebest physician; it teaches us to pro- dies, whenever the diseases, against tect ourselves from all quackery, and to which they have been successfully accept and practice the laws of health. employed, appear again. "Prevention is better than cure.” An empiric must be an instructed
QUACKERY.-According to John- man, a Quack need not; he may be, son, a Quack is “a boastful pretender to and often is, utterly ignorant of the arts which he does not understand; one nature and real operation of his who proclaims his own medical ability much-vaunted remedy, composed, as in public places; or an artful tricking he would have the public believe, of practitioner in physic.” And this rare and costly ingredients, and of
universal efliency. Nothing but un- | beginning with flatuleney, and ending blushing ettrontery is here required, with thoughts of self-destruction, and a carelessness of consequences "To this in, generally, added a sterthat would be ludicrous were it not cotyped account of the pature and highly criminal
ellects of the medicine on the blood Dr Letheby, in concluding a series and humors. Morinon in particularly of valuable articles on the mischiev- apt at this : indeed he may be called ous effects of Quack Medicines, writes the founder of the humorous putt, thus on Quack advertisements : "If "The simplicity of this style is so any of our readers have ever been exceedingly popular, that almost every the victims of Quackery, we venture new claimant for the honors and to say that it was through the medium profits of quackery adopte it, of a cunningly devised advertisement; " Then, again, there is the testimonial for this is at all times the great decoy puil, which has always been very suca of the Quack. He knows its power, gessful as a decoy: and it wants but for he can count its results by thou- little management beyond that of sands, and he spares no pains to use keeping it up. Indeed, there are men it with advantage, lle studies it as who live by writing these pulls and he would a science; and he pays as selling thein at so much per dozen, much attention to the skilful practice The styles of the various classes are of it as many do to the exercise of a always the same, and they may be subnoble art. Indeed, the cunning and divided into the debauchee pull the ingenuity of the quack are ever on humanity puff, the silentary pulf, and the alert to find new means of de- the profesional puff, veloping the resources of the all-pow- "The puff professional is always in erful pull. At one time it comes forth the familiar style, in the shape of a learned lecturer, "Another sort of puff is that in
who, at the request and earnest solice which the advertiser abuses Quackery, tation of many friends to humanity, and disclaims all connection with the has condescended to enlighten the unprincipled parties who thus impose world, by giving a course of six lees on the credulity of their victims, tures on the entire principles of his " List of all comes the most vicious system.' In the details of this course, and abominable of all species of a everything is alluded to that can by vertised quackery -- that which is to any possibility excite the morbid feel be found in the by-places of every ings of those to whom the lectures considerable town, The announceare addressed; there are, for example, ments to which we refer profess to be skeletons, drunkards' stomachs, dis an account of the practice of some duly eased hearts, consumptive lungs, and qualified medical inan, who will underother things of a like character and take to cure disease with certainty, not unfrequently, a hint is given that with secrecy, and at a small charge. there is some probability of a sort of Many an unwary victim has been sparring mateli between the lecturer lured to the den of these impostors and a real doctor, who has been in by their specious announcements, and vited to attend, This artifice has the after having been almost ruined in effect of bringing together a large health and in pocket, has audience, and of producing to the himself for years afterwards the sublecturer very happy results,
ject of the grossest extortion. That "At another time, the puff appears Secret which the advertiser professed in the form of an ingenious account to keep, is a source of revenue to him, of a new medicine, and of all the and we need not way how it is abused, dinenses which it will infallibly cure. We would warn the unwary trom These are generally enumerated in such dangers, as we would from the nourly the same ordor - the category | plague; and no language is severe enough to condemn the practices to occupations should have some regular which we refer.
plan of exercise : riding horseback -" In conclusion, it must be manifest playing ball -- billiards —calisthenics to our readers that the tricks of Quack- are all good, but perhaps the best is ery are at all times no other than the walking; it brings the whole body into tricks of imposture. The idea of motion, and can be indulged in by all curing disease or of benefiting man- classes, rich and poor, though, to be kind has no place in the mind of the beneficial, it should be pleasurable, Quack; and even if it had, it is asso- and, to this end, a good, intelligent ciated with too much ignorance to be companion is desirable. of use.
The one single object which In selecting methods of exercise, he has in view is that of getting every individual should be guided by money by deception, and he cares not his own individual tastes. It is better how it is accomplished, or at what to change frequently from one exercise cost it may be to the life and health to another. It is well even to consult of the community."
our whims and our varying moods. FOOD. - To be healthy we must eat Above all things, we should strive to wholesome food, which, to be digested prevent our exercise from becoming a and absorbed into the system, must be dry, hard, mechanical routine. The well masticated (or chewed), and not heart should go with the muscles. swallowed in a hurry, but slowly, in SLEEP. — There is no absolute order that a full flow of saliva may standard for the amount of sleep retake place, and the food become well quired; seven or eight hours is genermoistened with it before it passes into ally necessary -- some require more, the stomach. This will prevent the others less. To regulate the amount of necessity of drinking much at meals, sleep, it is a good plan to get up as soon which is an unwholesome habit, and as you wake; do not sleep in the day. especially if much cold water is in time; and do not go to bed before your dulged in while eating, for this will usual time. Continue this, and in a few check the flow of gastric juice, and in- days Nature will accommodate herself digestion will follow. This same re- to the case, and you will not wake until sult will occur if too much food is she has taken the amount she demands. eaten, which is apt to be the case when Old people need more sleep than the one eats in a hurry. Cheerfulness is a middle aged-nine or ten hours not great help to digestion. Some kinds being too much for them. Growing of food contain more nutrition than children also require more sleep, and others, and are more easily digested it is wise not to waken them in the (the tables giving the amount of nu- morning if they do not of themselves triment, and the time required to di- wake early enough: let them go to bed gest the several articles of food, will earlier the next night. It is an old be found in another part of this book), saying that “one hour's sleep before but, as a rule, food which is best en- midnight is worth two hours after." joyed is best digested.
It is none the less true now, and every EXERCISE is also necessary to year adds to its force. health ; an idle man will rust out sooner VENTILATION. - The sleeping than an industrious one will wear out. room should be large and well ventiThe laboring man generally gets exer- lated. We spend more hours in it than cise enough, and in his case we will in any other room; it should, therefore, merely suggest that when one set of be the most cheerful; and yet how muscles have been kept in work all day, often is it considered that any room it will rest him more to call into use for will do to sleep in. If the room is half an hour those muscles which have small, the door should be left open, or been unused, than it would to sit or lie lower the window half an inch from still for that time. Persons of sedentary | the top. A room where the sun cannot