Doubtless you have remarkcd wiih satisfaclion how the oddities of men who marry ratber late in life are pruned away speedily after their maniage. You have found a man who used to be shabtjily and carelesl y dressed, with a huge shirtcollar frayed at the edges, and a glaiing yellow silk pocket handkerehief broken of these things, and become a patternof neatness. You have seen a man whose hair and whiskeis were ridiculously cut, speedily become like other human beings. You have seen a clergyman who wore a long board in a little whilo appoar without one. You have seen a man who used to sing ridiculous sentimental songs leavo them oflF. You have seen a man who took snuff copiously. and who generally had his breast covered with suuff, abandon the vile habit. h. wife is tho grand wiolder of the moral pruiüng knife. If Johnson's wife had lived, tuero vvould havo been no hoarding up of bits ot urange peel; no touehing all the posta in waiking along the street ; no eating and drinkiug with á disgusting voracity. If Oliver Goldeiuith had been married, he would never Uave worn that memorable and ridieulous coat. Whenever you find a man who you kuow little about, oddly dressed, or talking ridiculoasly, or eshibitiug any eocen tricity of manuer, you may be tolerably sure that he is not a married man. For the little corners are rounded off, the little shoots are m-uned away in married men. Wives geuerally have mueh more sense than their husbands, especially when the husbands are clever meu. The wife'd advices are like the ballast that keeps the ship steady. They aro like tho wholesome, though paiuful, shears nipping off the little growtb. of self-conceit aud folly. - Fraier's Magazine.