All here written is to the point; and I must say that, in reading, I had to repeat, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods;" for I have just that love of all quaint old furniture, etc, that I cannot avoid a kind of envy whenever I meet with, or read of one possessed thereof. We are, however, I fear, too fast a people to have much respect paid to old furniture, because of early associations. I should go further than the writer has done. I would not stop at the dining or breakfast-room, but, in arranging my rooms, would always so plan, that the room in which the family were to pass most of their time should be the most pleasant in its exposure and outviews. Store-closets, pantries, and reserve parlors or bedrooms should, with me, if possible so to plan conveniently, be placed in the most uncongenial parts of the house. We want "line upon line" on this subject; and I do believe that if our ministers of the Gospel would occasionally unbend themselves, and preach home comforts and cheerful arrangements, they would accomplish more in perfection of their mission than by any continued drumming of doctrinal points, or threatenings of future punishment.

Rural Architecture, No. 18 - A plain comprehensive, and yet effective design. I wish some of our country joiners were compelled to at least sce plans by capable architects before they set up as designers and house-builders. I have before me, looking from my window as I write, an instance where taste in effect has been entirely lost, simply because of want of projection to the roof, and breadth of casing to doors and windows.

In low-priced dwellings, I think, there is more of effect obtained by some little additional breadth of board, or a plain hood, etc, etc, than architects, as a rule, credit. Or it may be that, as mankind are all selfish, the architects should not be counted exceptions; and as men work for credit as well as pay, and as these cheap houses do not, as a rule, afford any reputation to the designers, therefore, as a rule, they are planned with as little trouble as possible, and hence our country towns abound in specimens of house-building neither pleasant to the eye of taste, nor convenient for the wants of the dwellers therein.