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Climate And Character

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Perhaps the inflaenco of tlie four great winds on charactor is only a fancied ono ; but it is evident on temperament, whieh is not altogot.her a matter of tcmpetature, althougli the good old Deacon usod to say itl his humble, simple way, hat his third wifs was a very good woman, but her " tempcrature was very different from that of the otlier two." The north wind is full of courage, and puts the stamina of endurance into a man, and it probably would into a woman, too, if there were a series of resolutions passed to that effect. The West wind is hopeful ; ithaspromisi and advcnturo in it, and is, exeept to Atlantic voyngers America-bound, the best wind that ever bJew. The Bast wind is peevishness; it is mental rhcuinatism and grumbling, and onrls one up in the cliimney-corner like a cat. And if the chimney over stnokes, it smokes when the wind sits in that quar ter. The South wind is full of longing and unrest, of effnniinato suggestions, of luxurious case, and perhaps wc might say oi modern poetry, - at any rate, modern poetry needs a change of air. I am nol ure but the Routïi is the most poweriu! of the winde, beoansfe of its sweet pprsuasiveness. Nothing so stirs up the blooc in Spring, when it comes up out of thi tropical latitude ; it malies men "longen to gon on pilgrimages." - Scribner's Monthly. Projf.cted TTmform Postage fok ExtnorE -- Som! English papers have mentioned a new design of postal reform said lo liavc been taken up byPrinco Bismarck, and would oxtend to international intercourso Sir Eowland llill's niastorly invention of a uniform postale. From Brindisi to North Cape, and from Tralee to Irkutsk, a letter should be carried for a two penny stamp. Tliat such a systeiu would confor a boon on humanity ig evident.


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