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Go little volume, with thy brothers join, Advise the world - nor deem thy mission small. Would that the hands that early traced Thy first born pages, had too. penned thy last! ' T was not to be. The great omniscient mind Who fixes, well for us, each age's weal, Recalled to Peace, the energies addressed Through many a year to Rural Beauty's Shrine.
Jealous that one whose hand had on her Banks, Oft drawn forth Beauties she knew not her own, Our glorious Hudson claimed his ebbing life, And hushed his last soft sigh in cradled sleep! Regret not. friends, the loss of one we loved; Remember that our loss is gain to him, And think more kindly on his favors past, Which Death has hallowed to sweet Memory's care. A Downing lived: - A Downing's dead! His country mourn's a loss she can't redeem, And Nature smiles, rememb'ring that his life Was through her spent in Worship to her God.
Choose the small, rounded " buttons" before they expand, as near equal in size as possible; put them into glass jars, after being wiped carefully and separately; fill up with hot vinegar, of good quality, in which is infused a little cayenne pepper, and some mace, allspice, or cloves, as fancy dictates; cork up tight, and they will be ready for use in two or three weeks.
To preserve a bouquet, a correspondent of the Western Rural says : "Sprinkle it lightly with fresh water, and put it in a vase containing soap-suds. Each morning take the bouquet out of the suds, and lay it sideways in clean water; keep it there a minute or two, then take it out, and sprinkle the flowers lightly by the hand with water. Replace it in the suds, and it will bloom as freshly as when first gathered. Change the suds every three or four days. This method will keep a bouquet bright and beautiful for at least a month".