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Nightmare

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
November
Year
1876
Copyright
Public Domain
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There áí8 p "mofs trho earraot eat very i-ich fooci, or too heafty dn eeniüg inoal, or late suppers, without beiug yisited tfïe following night by some terrible uieai': U moy bo that they are falling from a precipice, ieapí6 f-bin il high window, in battle and about to be shot, wrecked at sea and drowning, attacked by midnight robbers and likely to be murdered, the hopeless victim of Hnreauited lOvej dr tormented by asourííempred mhei-in-'av; FWh .diredms take inuumerftble fantastic and hideous shapes. In whatever íorm they come, they are designated by the eomprei,ensive name of nightmare. 8metiraes there is but an indiBtinct impressiöh bf sttch tLreatns remaining $tftet waking i at othersj the recollectioü ís vivid for days. They are always most tinwelöme visitors, leüving. behlnd them painful associationh of thoiight. The nigntmaro is a hard and galling horse to ride. At the same timo, it may not be an evil untempered with good to be liable to this prompt and most disagreeablo penalty for an infril%ement of the laws of hiiüt)'. Thh tendfecy is lo make one m,oï6 observant of reulilr hotirÉ and wliólesomo diet. Some philosö'phers have nlaintáined that the moot robust constitution des ndt aitord tlib best chance for long life. This was the opinión of Sir öeorge Combo, the anthor of a remarkably perspicuons and profound work on " The Oonstitution of Man." Moses Brown, of Swansea, a rich, benevolent, and highly esteemed member of the Society of Friends, who lived to the age Mf neflrlj J00, held to a similar doctrine, líe sitid thát wlieti a youttg man he waéi so feeble that, liad it been posslble, hè would gladly have compromised for forty years of life. His very feeblenwssi Howev,erj and the quiok penalty he was compelieu tó paf for any Tntentiori to the requirements of health had maae him constantly careful of himself ; and the consequence was that he lived to a great and unusual age. A persor vñth what is ealled an iron ctínstitlitioh máy df) whal ho pleases ih tlie wáy of indülgence and excess without experiencing ajiy Introbdiate diöÍLgreeablo effectè; whorbas one oí lfeSs ñardihood and endurance has to pay as he goos. The two have been aptly compared to the credit and the cash systems : against one the score ultimately becomes largo and ruinous, and he ünally suddenly breaks downj while the ether, neyer hoving a long account agninst bim, áettles tbe mor& öósily bec-ause he settles so of ten. We are inclined, therefore, on the whole, to regard what is of ten spoken of, and not inaccurately as the horrid "nightmare," as, in reality, a minister io health- ft ueinl (tnd morfij agency. At the same time, we must admit that he is a minister and a moral agent whose utih'ty depend8 upon his being avoided. His place is better supplied by the sweet influenceB of refvesüing sleep which waiii oh mahly eíercise, a Wholesome and gonorous diet, early and regular hours, a clear conscience, and a good newspaper. Coloring Hnman Hair by Eating Eggs. The much-vexed question, How to get gold hair, is solved at la"t. While the Germana surink from being lléld a fdirhaired nation, who knows, but the sufferers, what other nations have gone through to win the hair despised by Prussia ? Ladies have borne of torments in pursuit of this fictdtious gold. One who had to be turned round in the sun for hours during the process, bore with stoio fortitude the terrible headaches involved eaoh week, nor ever oomplained of what she had to pay, though, aftor all, she was scaxcely even electro-plated. Some run other risks, in robbing Teutón corpses of their long, fair locks ; and all is ineffeetual while eyeö itnd skin remain to give the lie to hair. Now, no more dyeS, migraines, or wigs will be necessary. Everybody may sport the " glad gold hair " - nay, blue eyes, too, and snowy skins. All y ou havo to do is to go and live on an island and eat penguins' eggs - and the more you eat the fairer you will get. None need despair, for hair too dark to turn to gold turns red, and red hair, being more the rage than flaien, tant mieux. The isle in question is one of tho Crozet group, on which the survivors of the unfortunate Stiiithmore were wrecked last year, and rescued af ter six months' durauce yile. They had little to eat but penguins' eggs (and doubtless the eggs without the island would be of no avail), but tho slight inconvenienco of a sameness of food would be readily encountered by the votaries of fashion. A survivor writes : "Xheeggs did o very one a great deal of good. A most remarkable thing was that every one had fair Bkins and ligbt lm ir, dark faces and hair being quite changed, black hair turning brown or red, and fairer people quite fiasen." If some enterprising Englishman does net immodiately set up a hotel on this enchaatod spot, we shall never giv John Buil credit for knowing how Ut make his fortune. - London Echo. A Cloak of Feathers. There is an industrious young lady in the country who is making a cloak almost entirely of partridge feathers. It will be a unique piece of clothing, and very pretty and comfortable, though it requires an immenso amount of labor and perseverence to put it together. In it will be at least 10,000 feathers of different sizes, the lower portion of the cloak being made of tho tail feathers, and then rangiug up, tho breast feathers come next, while the variegated plumage around the neck of the bird will eneircle the white throat of the lady. It will require about 100 partridges to fill out the regular osurse of feathers, which are placed in layers similar to the way in which they grow on the bird. When finished, the cloak will be valued at $50, though in Now York it would be worth probably doublé that amount. The birds are shot by her brother Bill, who pops them over whenever she wants them, only asking that sho will nicely cook what is left for himself to make a square meal off of them. - Kingston (V. Y.) Freeman. l'ossii Frauds. Every one remembers the Cardiff giant, says the New York Ttmts, and the success which that fraudulent fossil achioved before its true character was fully exposed. It now appears that tho alleged print of a human foot, which was said to have been recently discovered on a slab of Oonnecticut sandstone, is merely another attempt to palm oñ' a forged fossil upon a conliding commnnity. Not only does the print of the foot furnish intrinsic evidenco that it was made by the foot of a modern (Jonneetieut farmer, but the slab itself provesto be a lump of artificial stone. The forger ñrst made his slab and then put his foot in it. If he had not committed tho rash mistftko of using artificial stone his deceit might have puecceded, and goologists might have aceepted it as a final and fatal blow to Moses and his cosmogony. Theso two instances of attempted frau 1 iu the manufacture of fossils ought to cali our attention to the fact that we are wholly at the mercy of tlie geologists in respect to fossils. How t Het lüch. Noihing is more easy than to grow rich. It is only to trust noboily, to befriend none, to get everything and save all you get ; to stint ourselves and everybody bolonging to us ; to be the friend of no man, and to have no man for our friend ; to heap intorest upon interest, coiit upou cent ; to be mean, miserable aad despisejd, for soniö twenty or thirty ye ars, and riches will come 'w sure as diseaw and disappointment, And when pretty near enough wealth is collected by a disregard of áll the charities of the human heart, at the expenso of eVery enjoyment, save that of wallowing in ñlthy meanuess, death comes to finish the wirk - the body is buried in a hole, the Heir" dfn9 yer it, and the spirit goes - wtere Í

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