bcaltkful, and a joke has bcforo now dono good like a niodicine. Dr. John Brown, for instauce, tells tho following story: I may give an instance, when a joko was better than itself. A eonioly young wife, the 'cynosure' of her oirole, was ia bed, apparently d)'ing fronj spelling and inflamniaiion of the throat, an iuaccessible absoess stopping the way ; sha could swallow nothing; everything had been tried. Her friends were standing round her bed in misery and helpnesses, ''T;-; her wï1 a compliment said her husband, in a not nnoomic despair. She had genuine humor, as well as he ; and as phys iologists know, there is a sort of mental tickliug whiuh is beyond and above control. She laughed with her wkolo body and soul, and burst the abseess and was well.