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Peculiar Taste In Dress

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Sir Humphrey Davy, it is said, "rarely washed himself ; and on the plea of saving time he used to put on his clean linen over his dirty, so that he has been known to wear at the sanie time five shirts and five pairs of stockings." Here is a rare example of the indifferenoe of the man of genius to the mere husk, or series of husks, which keep that royal part of him, his mind, in workdng order. Yet was not Sir Humphrey a mere sloven, content at all times with the first article of clothing upon which he might lay his hand. Though he was so reckless in the matter of shirts upon common occasions, when he used to go fishing "he would wear green," to resemble vegetable life as much as possible, so that the trout might have some difficulty in distinguishing the biped from the mere roots of the field; and when shooting he wore a scarlet cap, "to shield himself from accident from other guns."- All the Year Round. In every town of good size in Mexico there are public schools. These are well attended, though moet of the rich Mexicans send their children to the schools of the City of Mexico or to foreign countries, or have private teachers for them; and to finish their education they are often sent to Europe or the United States. The great majority are left at home, however, and the schools are well filled. In a very judicious dietetic outline for reducing obesity, from ten to twenty drops of liquor potassse are given in a glass of water three times a day, and the food is largely composed of uncooked local fruits, leinons, oranges, sncculent salad vegetables, acid wines, lean meat, white blooded fish, game, and poultry, lemonade, buttermilk, and tea and toast. Art is always its own best reward, and the poet's deaorest object in life mnst always be to give to the world "the message that in him burns." Still, he needs friends, requires leisure, wants bread. Thackeray once wrote to a friend, "Our twopenny reputations get us at least twopence-halfpenny." One peculiarity of the principal dances of savage nations is that in nearly every instance they ünitate the movements of animáis. This is evidenced in the buff alo and bear dances of the North American Indiana, the bear dance of the Kamtchatkans and the kangaroo dance of the aboriginal Anstralians. Bells are mostly cast from a composition of copper and tin, thcugh other ingxedients are often used. When the right proportdons of these two metáis are combined and reduced by intense heat to liquid form the mass is poured into a clay mold of the desired shape and size.


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