Riddle. A complicated question, involving one or more ideas, which can, however, be solved by one reply. The oldest on record is in the book of Judges, chap. xiv. verse 18. We are told by Plutarcn that the girls of his time worked at netting and sewing, while the most ingenious " made riddles." The following is an example . Formed half beneath and half above the earth, We sisters owe to art a second birth: The smith's and carpenter's adopted daughters,

Made on the earth to travel o'er the waters.

Swifter we move as Lighter we are bound, Yet neither touch the water, air, nor ground. We serve the poor for use, the rich for wine ;

Sink when it rains, and when it freezes swim.

Ans. - Pair of Skates.