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into which modellers generally have been led, in the absence of this beautiful appendage. It is thought.by some, to group together a quantity of glaring coloured flowers with but few leaves is better suited to the general taste, whereas for true elegance, beauty, and harmony, one handsome flower with its expanding buds, surrounded such plenty of foliage, would seem far more preferable.

Nature has arrayed all flowers in green. Then why, when we profess to imitate, should we divest the flower of its greatest adornment? Our next flower for illustration shall be a

Scarlet Fuschia.—For the sepals of this you will also require extra thick wax, and for the petals medium. The pistil is a slip of wax twisted round a piece of white silk wire, in the same manner as the preceding flower; the stamen, of which there should be eight, narrow slips of wax twisted between the finger and thumb of the right hand until perfectly round; cut same small square pieces of wax, and twist round the extreme point of the thinnest end of the stamen; these should be first damped slightly with the medium, and dipped into a dry powder composed of a mixture of white and a very small portion of yellow No. 1. The four small round petals are tinted first with carmine, the second shade carmine, purple; for the sepals use a small portion of scarlet mixed with carmine, the carmine predominating. Be very careful these colours are well mixed, or the sepals will show two shades at the end of the pistil; roll a small piece of green wax, on which will be attached the stamen, then place the petals about half an inch from the bottom of the stamen; the sepals should be put at the bottom of the stamen. The tube of this should be hollow; for the seed-pod roll a small piece of pale green wax till it becomes egg-shaped, finish with a stalk in like manner as the fuschia flower; tint the latter and the seed-pod with it little crimson colour dry.

POETET.

THE ANGELS' CALL.

By Charles Swain.

To the green grave newly made,

Sisters come!

To the churchyard where she's laid,

Sisters come!
When the ninth day downward dips,
Will the spirit leave her lips ;—
Bear her home:
Earth and shroud may then be spared,—
Angels have her house prepared,—
Bear her home!

She was lovelier than the morn,

Sisters come!
Purer than a flower new born,

Sisters come!
All who saw her ne'er could part
Till her image filFd their heart,—

Bear her home!
Never Death kiss'd maiden's eyes
Fitter for Our Father's skies,—

Bear her home!

There is grief with her to part,

Sisters come!
Anguish in the father's heart ;—

Sisters come!
Teach the mourner's faith to rise
To that mansion in the skies,

Where she's gone;
Teach the father's lips to say,
'Mid the tears that must have way,

Thy will be done !

THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE.
By M. St. Pebe.
AirPartant pour la Syrie.

Lève ta tête altière,

Paris, ville des rois, La rein d'Angleterre

Touche ton sol Gaulois, Tressaille d'allégresse,

Terre des troubadours, Grandeur, beauté, jeunesse,

Ont droit à nos amours.

O reine, ta présence

Près d'un Napoléon Consacre l'alliance

De France et d'Albion; De leur lutte insensée

Perdons le souvenir; N'ayons dans la pensée

Qu'un heureux avenir.

Opposant leur bannière

Aux projets des pervers,
La France et l'Angleterre

Régiront l'univers;
La science féconde

Les arts, enfans du ciel,
Enlaceront le monde

De leur bras fraternel.

Guerriers des deux patries,

Quand la paix nous rendra
Vos enseignes unies,

Chacun vous bénira.
Les fils de notre terre

Dissent : Vive l'Anglais,
Hourra! dit l'Angleterre,

Pour ces braves Français.

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98. Chief Justices of the King's Bench. 1504. Sir William Husse (or Hussey), Knt. 1496. Sir John Fineux, Nov. 24.

99. Puisne Judges of the King's Bench. 1485. John Salyard (or Sulliard).

1488. Thomas Tremayle.

1496. Robert Read.

1507. Robert Brudnell (or Brudeuall).

100. Junior Barons of the Exchequer. 1485. John Holgrave.

1489. Thomas Golderburg (or Goldsborough).

— Nicholas Lathelle.

— Thomas Roche.

1495. Thomas Barnwall, 2nd Baron.

1497. Andrew Dymoche.

1501. Bartholomew Westby, 2nd Baron.

1502. William Bolling.
1504. JohnAUeyn.

101. Masters of the Rolls.
1485. Robert Morton, Nov. 13.
1487. David Williams, Nov. 26.
1492. John Blyth, May 14.

1494. William Warham, Feb. 13. (Note 87).
1502. William Baron (or Barons), Feb. 1. (Note).
1504. Christopher Bainbrigge, or Benebrigge, Nov. 13.

1508. John Yonge (or Young), Dean of York, Jan. 22.

CORRESPONDENCE. A MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG LADIES. To the Editor of" The Governess." Sir,—Your excellent periodical is so well suited to its purpose, and, so far as I can judge, gives such universal satisfaction, that it may be great presumption in me to suggest what I think would render it additionally attractive and interesting to those of my profession; as, however, I have mentioned the subject to several of my friends who are on your list of annual subscribers, and they are quite of my opinion, I have less hesitation in addressing you.

■W» think that instead of " The Governess" being addressed exclusively to Educators,

rith very little difference as regards its general tone and character, be made

Me Monthly Magazine for Young Ladies. The important truths so ably

and advocated by yourself and your talented coadjutors should be impressed

is of those who in a few short years will in all probability be "Female Et nous, sur le passage A la muse immortelle,

Des deux grands souverains, i Empruntons ce doux chant:

Que nos chants soient le gage | "Amour a la plus belle,

De triomphes certains. "Honneur au plus vaillaut!"

NOTES AND QUERIES ON THE REIGN OF HENRY VII.

(Continued from page 356.) Leeks On St. David's day, I Should like to be informed what arguments can be brought to prove that leeks were worn by Welshmen prior to the reign of Henry VII. On what authority does the story about Cadwallader rest? Can it be proved that leeks were known in Britain before the Tudor dynasty 1 If it cannot, may we not assume that the leek was adopted by the Welsh as a national emblem out of compliment to Henry VII., the Welsh king, or his family, especially as the Tudor colours were green and white?

A Cambrian.

PUBLIC OFFICERS IN THE REIGN OF HENRY TTI."

M. Lord Stewards of the Household.

— Robert, Lord Brooke. 1502. Sir Gilbert Talbot, Knt.

94. Treasurers of the Household.

— Sir Richard Croft, Knt. 1500. Sir Thomas Lovell, Knt.

95. Comptroller of the Household. ? Sir Richard Edgecumbe, Knt.

96. Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard. 1486. John, Earl of Oxford.

1488. Sir Charles Somerset, Knt. afterwards Lord Herbert and
Earl of Worcester.

97. Speakers of the House of Commons.
1485. Thomas Lovel, Northampton or Oxfordshire.

1488. John Mordaunt, Bedfordshire.

1489. Sir Thos. Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire.
1492. Sir Richard Empson, Northamptonshire.

1496. Sir Reginald Bray, Bedfordshire or Northamptonshire.

— Robert Drury, Sussex.

1497. Thomas Englefield, Berkshire.
1504. Edmund Dudley, Staffordshire.

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