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EVENINGS AT Home-

Edging in French Embroidery .... 256

Evening the Sixth ......

Fairy Purse ........

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Flounces, Broderie Scalloping for.. 227

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Flowers in Crochet, the Tulip .... 46

Eighth ....

Gentleman's Long Purse in Net-

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Handkerchief, Coral-bordered .... 228

Handscreen in Netting ............

Mandarin Sleeve in Embroidery ..

STORIES FOR THE YOUNG-

Quilt, Knitted, Bassinet or Couvre-

Beauty and Worth .............

pieds ........................

Flowers,- Moss Mantle

Reticule, Lady's ......... .........

» The Fay's Mission....

Scallop Border in Broderie An-

Hector, the Greyhound.

172 glaise ........

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Keturah, the Cat ......... 318

Seent-bag, Embroidered ..........

Lilies, the Stained ......

132

Shoe, Infants', Embroidered in

Robin Redbreast ........

253 Chain-stitch ........... ......... 316

Toby, the Hawk ...... ...... 199

Slipper, Braided .......

Tom, the Newfoundland Dog.... 344

Small Lamp Mat ......

Sovereign Purse in Crochet ...... 196

THE TOILETTE FRIEND, Waistcoat,Broderie en Lacet...... 168
Hair, The, as an Ornament (with

| Watch-hook in Crochet ........ 107
Illustrutions) ......... 228, 285, 349

WONDERS OF ART.

WORK-TABLE FRIEND.

Caloric Ship, the “Ericsson," (with

Braided Sofa Cushion ............ | Ilustration).... ............... 264

Bread Cloth ......

137 Tubular Bridge, the Britannia,
Brioche Cushion, Braided on Me (with Illustration) .............. 324
rino .....

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Chemisette in Broderie Anglaise .. 106

. WONDERS OF SCIENCE.

Cigar-case in Crochet ............ 165

Collar Mousquetaire .......

Stereoscope, The (with Illustration) 369

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Advice, Medical ......

77 Children, Early Care of .......... 124 Education, Nursery ...... ....... 57

Affectation.........

79 „ Earliest Intellectual Edu-

» Reai Object of ........ 78

Afection, Unrequited ............ cation of.... .........

128 Enigmas and Riddles..........

Animals, Acuteness of Hearing in 1 Children, Food of ................ 52 Epigrams ..................
Anxiety, Injarious Effects of ...... 152 Chrisin, or Chrisom .............. 159 Etiquette, Real Value of .......
Apartments, Healthy.............. Children's Song to the Ladybird .. 143 Every-day Duties .........
Apartments, Sleeping, Care of ....

Clerkship in the Custom-House .. 82 Executors, The Duties of.

81 | Cold, Cause of .......

15 Fashion ....................

Associates, Female.......

125 Comedy, First, in England ...

Female Society............

142

Attention, Fixed ........

Compass, Mariner's ..........

Females, Occupation of .

35

Baths and Washbouses..

54 Condolence, Visits of .......... 138 Fireside, English

Bed-rooms, Fires in ......

Confectionery, Adulterated

Flattery ......

149

be for the Young ......
8+ Cookery, Plain...

Flour or Starch in Milk .......... 133
Births, Registration of ............ Cooking, Economy of ............ 56 Flower-Gardens ......
| Corsned, The .......

Flowers, Odours of, Inflammable.. 103
badly Strength, Degeneracy of .. 114 Cosmetics .......

68 » Faded, Revival of ........
Body, Muscular power of the...... 9 Credit System, The........

168 Food, Proper Quantity of..........
Boiling, Process of................ Difficult Music..

...... Fruits, Acidity of................
Books, Lending and Borrowing.... 5 Dinner-table, Etiquette of the ....

„ Forced ....................
Bread, French ......

Domestie Duties.................. 147 | Fuel, Waste of.......

.... 147 Fuel, Waste of....................
Bride-cake, Origin of the Use of .. 46 Dress ........

Gas, Cost of, compared with Oil and
Besiness, Independence in........ 122 , True Object of Taste in.... 62 Candles ....
Cabinet for Microscopic Objects ..
Dresses, Infants'..

Gloves..................

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Drink, Safest .............

Good Breeding..........

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Canary Birds.................

112 Duties, Household.........

Good Manners ..............

Carding-machine ......

Eating, Best Time for ............. Governess, Situation of ......

ving ....... .. ............... 59 „ Frequent ..............., 47 , Salary of a ............

Ceremony, Breach of ............ 104 | Education, English, Stability of .. 29 Guvernesses ....

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No. of Pat Gymnastics ...... .......... 134 Marriage, Affection necessary to .. 63 Servants.....

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Meals, Solitary

....... 119 » Obedience in .......... Happy, How to be ................ Meats, Nourishment of............

Rewards to....... Health, Attention to, iu Youth .... 68 Microscope, Uses of the .......... Shopping ........................

. Change of Climate coudy. Microscopic Kuowledge, Progress Sick Friends, Assistance to ...... cive to................

of ..................

Skin, Towels for Drying the . Heat and Cold, Avoid Extremes of 32 Nails, Care of the ..

106

Smoking...... Home Economy .................. 99 Names, Christian

131 Snow before the Doors..... Hortus Siccus..................97, 130 Newspapers ........

Stammering ........ Housekeeping ............... 88,113 Notes, Taking ..........

Store Candles ................ » nu essential part of Nurses

Street Etiquette ................. 11 Female Education ......... 48 Observatory, Greenwich .......... 166 Sunflower, Advantages arising from Industry Essential .............. Oil, Essential, to Extract the, from

the Cultivation of the .......... 163 IOU, au ...........................

any Flower.......

71

Surgeons, College of.............. 120 Invalids, Want of Temper in ...... Order in Daily Matters Indispens. Talking of Others ...... Juries, Persons exempt from Serv. able ..............

Tea aud Coffee, Pouring out ing on... ........ 161 Paper-hangings ...

Tenancy........... Ladics, Cultivation of Literature by 37 | Paper, Ironinoulds in..

137 Thermometers ........ m. Young, Etiquette for ..... 36 Parties......................

Trance, Causes of .. Leather, Morocco ................ 2

Crowded Evening ...

Tuition, Musical........ Leaves and Flowers, Plaster Casts Perfumes ........

Umbrellas ... of ...............

........... 155 | Playthings, Children's ............ 145 Vegetarianism ....... Lentils .......... ...... 18 Potato-flour ..............

Walking, the best Exercise ...... Letter-writing .... ... 69,146 Punctuality, Want of.......

96 Water, Filtered .................. Liveries .... | Quaker, Origin of the Term

Water-purifiers, Natural........... London, Progress of . .... 19 Railways ...........

Weather, Cold .................... 4 Luncheon.

91 Rain water, Advantage of ...... Wheat, per Quarter, and per Barrel, Macaws, Proper Food for.

51 | Reading, Light............. 100 Difference between the Price of.. 158 Magnolias ......... 132 Relatives, Wealthy........

33 Wine-glasses, Eating.............. 16Manual Labour ......

141 Ridicule .............. ....... 51 | Woman, Mental Qualifications of .. $ Marriage

..... 70' Sea-weeds ....... .... .. 118, 135

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| and the truly happy couple had seated

themselves in an apartment where nothing seemed left for the most fastidious taste to desire. It was not that the residen ce was particularly spacious or magnificent. If the truth must be told, it was only a suburban villa, very similar to hundreds of what are called genteel residences in the vicinity of London ; but it was so perfect in its furniture and general equipments, all having been arranged in reference to harmony, rather than splendour-to comfort, rather than display,—that the young wife must have

been deficient in feeling, as well as in THE MOTHER'S MISTAKE. taste, not to have viewed with grateful

satisfaction the cheerful welcome afforded BY MRS. ELLIS.

by such a home.

Those who imagine that a bride should

only be accounted happy whose home is CHAPTER 1.

a baronial mansion, surrounded by parks joyful exclamation, almost simulta- and pleasure-grounds, will probably smile neously uttered, was the first sound which at the idea of our little villa being the broke upon the silence of an elegant and scene of any kind of enjoyment worth newly-furnished drawing-room, where a writing about; and yet, even this shug recently married couple exulted in the residence had its fountain, terrace, and happy feeling that they were now at their 1 portico ; its grassy lawn and winding own home. The words in which they walks ; its bower, and its weeping willow; expressed their satisfaction were familiar all as picturesque, in their way, as art and common-place enough; but, in the could make them; but all on a scale so present i

It instance, not without meaning, 1 minute as to render the ingenuity of the for an exploring tour had just been made design as wonderful as the taste with around the house, garden, and premises, which it was carried out.

VOL. 18.-20. xcix.

It was the general grouping, then, of noticed ; and we do so with delicacy, this home scene-its completeness and scarcely knowing whether this peculiarity harmony, which so forcibly arrested the ought to be classed as an excellence, or attention of the beholder: nor was the as a fault. Mrs. Clifton was eminently exulting husband afraid to put his few prospective. In all she did, in all she familiar words in the form of a question, | said, and in ail she thought about, the as if, in fact, inquiring—“Is this not future was especially considered. Pity it sufficient ?" or, “have you any wish | was, that while so many were wanting beyond this?” To which the wife re- this essential requisite to common pruplied with equal frankness,“ You have dence, Mrs. Clifton should have a littleindeed done all, and more than all, just a little too much of it. But so it I could have imagined, to make me was. happy."

At first this characteristic looked anniSo far so good ; we will not, under pre- able enough, for the kind lady cared for sent circumstances, institute the ungra- other people's future as well as for her cious inquiry, how many newly-married own. At first this peculiarity looked prucouples have sat down thus satisfied at dent, and promising in the highest degree; first, yet found, in an incredibly short for all changes and accidents in life seemed space of time, that a thousand things were to be provided for by this far-sighted woneeded which they felt no want of then, and man, who had a resource for every emerthat much of what looked so perfect on gency, and a plan for everything likely or first inspection, required to be altered or unlikely to take place. removed.

“What a treasure of a wife Mr. Clifton The reader, however, has little of this has found !” was, consequently, the frekind of discontent to apprehend from quent exclamation of those who called on our happy couple, whose tendency of mind the newly-married pair; and, “If you were was rather in an opposite direction; so that, only like Mrs. Clifton," was the invidious upon the whole, they were disposed to be ex remark of more than one discontented ceedingly well pleased with their outward lord of creation, on finding his own domescircumstances, with each other, and with tic future not provided for according to themselves. “Comfortable people,” they his taste. And no doubt this charactermight very properly be designated, and istic trait was a great excellence in the everything around and about them was young wife, as it would be in any wife in keeping with this epithet.

either young or old, only it wanted on Mr. Clifton, for that was the gentle requisite for ensuring any amount of suc man's name, was a city merchant, the son cessful results--that the prospective vision of a city merchant, and highly respected should be true, as well as far-reaching ; o amongst his fellow merchants as a shrewd, the mistakes it is liable to make may bi active, and promising young man. His fatal in proportion to its extent. ambition was reasonable, as the world. The lady in question, however, did no goes ; for he only wanted to be rich and think she could very easily make any mis comfortable, and these results he seemed takes, because she always looked at a sub as likely to secure as half the men, or ject in every point of view, turned it ove gentlemen, with whom he was in the and over, examined, reconsidered it, an habit of transacting business.

then acted upon the probabilities of th Mrs. Clifton, and with her we shall case, as she believed them to be arrived have more to do, was in all respects a by this minute and careful examination. fitting match for such a husband. She With this prospective vision, Mrs. Cli had a comfortable amount of property ton soon began to look upon her litt of her own, and the same might be said / villa, and, although as a whole it was pe of her beauty, her talents, and her vir | fect for the time being, there was an en tues in general. In none of these could it less variety of circumstances to be col be pronounced that her qualifications sidered, all bearing strict relation to tl either exceeded, or fell short of, the com- villa, and any one of which might requi fortable. Only one exception-one little some material alteration in its prese exception, on the side of excess, must be arrangements.

At first, as we have said, this provisional for so practical a thinker, for it presented faculty in the young wife appeared exceed- itself in a somewhat supernatural form. ingly hopeful and satisfactory; and Mr. The sleeper had closed her eyes with such Clifton exulted in the certainty, that his feelings locked within her breast, as none future, and that of his whole household, but an anxious mother can understand. would be taken care of. Besides which, She had commended herself, her husband, sufficient time had not yet passed to bring her household, and all that should ever be to light any glaring instance of miscalcu- hers, to the care of a kind and watchful lation; so that all went well, and even tri. Providence, and with that she had slept. umphantly, for twelve months, at least, with Very naturally, she soon fancied herself the exception of a little more bustle than watching over an infant in its sleep, and the husband saw to be absolutely necessary very beautiful it looked to her, for it was -a little more of the machinery of his her own child-very beautiful, had it been wife's contrivances kept visibly at work, any child, for what spectacle can be more than he regarded as consistent with that so than a sleeping infant ? Gazing on the domestic repose which all men seek in child, it seemed to the dreamer that a their suburban homes, on escaping from gronp of angels stood near, looking with the dust and turmoil of business in a benign expression of countenance upon the crowded city.

slumbering babe. She wished to ask the i With these slight exceptions, all went leader of the shining band if he came with well, until the wife had a dream-a me- | any message for her respecting the future morable and important dream it might training, or the future destiny of that child; have been ; but, occurring to one who but ever as she began to speak, he placed trusted implicitly to her waking senses, his finger on his lip, and then pointed to and who kept her senses rather more than the couch where the infant lay, as if to usually awake, it only faded away, like all indicate that the attention of the mother those other dreams whose very evanescence must be centred there, and confined alone has made them a proverb from the crea- to what she should behold. tion of the world until the present time. To comply with this intimation, she

The dream we speak of took place on | needed no further hint, after perceiving the eve of a great domestic event in the that some mystery was about to be disClifton villa-an event which might rea closed ; for, as she watched with intense sonably justify any amount of female cal- anxiety, there appeared to be a misty curcalation being set to work upon it, or any tain moving slowly over the head of the amount of imagination, investing the fu- little sleeper. Gradually this filmy veil ture with an interest unsurpassed by any was entirely removed, and beneath lay the which this life affords.

living brain of the future being, all spread Mrs. Clifton's future would have been out like a map, so minute in its various comparatively blank and empty, and, con and distinctive characteristics and capasequently, much of her native talent would bilities, and yet so clearly markėd, that the have been unemployed, had no addition to eye could, without difficulty, discover the her family cares been anticipated. So smallest vein through which the blood of large an amount of prospective genius, life was flowing. however, was not destined to be thrown | Nor was this spectacle appalling to the away. Additional cares, and additional | beholder, but beautiful, most beautiful; jors were expected ; and oh! what a field for all the inner structure and the secret now opened—what a day now dawned upon office of each portion of the brain was the far calculating wife! But in the mean brought distinctly into view - the very time she had a dream - a very foolish working of energy and life in all displayed dream she considered it, when wide awake; - the delicate and mysterious association, and although it recurred again and again, as it were, of soul and body-of nerve and and often mixed itself up in her after cal-muscle--of will and act: all these were culations, it was only to be cast aside as made manifest, so that under the observbitterly worthless - a vision of the night, ant gaze might be seen to grow, as it apand nothing more.

peared, out of nothingness, the future The dream was strangely imaginative development of what each portion of the

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