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be found, than by printing and extensively circulating these rules in populous villages.
Temple, July 8, 1826.
Rules in Cases of Contagious Fever. Fresh air in the patient's room is indispensable, especially about the bed : therefore, keep a window partly open day and night, taking care to prevent the wind from blowing directly on the patient's bed. Cleanliness is of the utmost importance; the patient's linen should be often changed, and the dirty clothes instantly put into fresh cold water, and then well washed. Cleanse the floor of the room every day with a wet mop: immediately remove all discharges, and cleanse the utensils. Nurses and attendants should avoid the patient's breath, and stand on that side of the rooni from which the current of air comes, and carries off the noxious va. pours. The visitors should be few; (no one most stay long in the room,) and, on quitting, they should avoid swallowing their spittle, and should clear the mouth and nostrils. Vinegar, Camphor, &c., are useless without attention to cleanliness and fresh air. Fumigate the room once or twice a day in the fol. lowing manner :-Mix an equal quantity of nitre and vitriolic acid in a tea cap, stirring it now and then with a tobacco pipe or piece of glass; remove the tea cup occasionally to different parts of the room. With these precautions, fever will seldom, if ever, spread; to a neglect of them, may be attriboted the great mortality by fever.
ON KNITTING STOCKINGS.
To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.
SIR, Will you allow me, through the medium of your Visitor, to suggest to M. H. that, though as a trade, it may not be so lucrative as platting, yet knitting would certainly be of use in employing the inhabi. tants of a large poor parish. It is generally allowed that knit-stockings last as long again as wove ones—the foot will be the first part to wear out, the knitter cuts it off, takes up the stitches and knits a new one, so that in knitting only for their own use the Cottagers would save, particularly as it is a work tbat may be done at odd times, and with very little light. I do not say that knit-stockings will meet with a ready sale, that must depend on circumstances. I know many gentleman prefer wearing them, who cannot meet with them in shops. I am fally aware I am recommending a very oldfashioned employment. I am sorry it should have fallen so much into disuse, and wish it might become prevalent again—it is an admirable occupation for the old, as requiring neither strength nor good sight—but old age is slow in learning-if then knitting were taught in schools to children, it could do them no harm, and would at least secure an occupation for those hours when nothing else could be done. There is a very well written little book, costing only sixpence, called “The Knitting Teacher's Assistant,” which would be of use to any one wishing to introduce knitting into a town or village where it is not practised, and not having very good information on the subject. I met with this book accidentally, and have since been convinced of its utility.
EXTRACTS FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORS.
NATURE bids me love myself, and hate all that hurt me; Reason bids me love my friends, and hate them that annoy me; Religion bids me love all, and hate none.-Warwick's
Minutes. It is the ambitious folly of too many, to imitate greatness rather than goodness. They will sooner follow the example of an earthly superior, than the precepts of their God. I will always honour greatness, bụt I will only imitate goodness; and rather do good without a pattern, than commit evil in imitation. The same.
Not only murder is forbidden, but all unreasonable, intemperate anger, and passion; not only stealing, but all hard and unfair conduct, either in transacting business with those who are upon a level with us, or towards those in our power.-And do not these points open to us a field of inquiry bow far we are concerned in them? There may not be what, strictly speaking, can be called an act and deed which is scandalously bad; yet the current of our imaginations, the bent of our tempers, the stream of our affections, may all, or any of them, be wrong, and may be requiring, even at the peril of our salvation, stronger controul, and better direction.-Paley.
It is possible to slumber in a fancied security, or rather an unconsciousness of danger, a blindness to our true situation, a thoughtlessness or stupefaction concerning it, even at the time when we are in the utmost peril of salvation, when we are descending fast to a state of perdition. The same.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS.
Calcutta, Dec. 18, 1825.-On a review of the passage of the Enterprise, steam packet, it is evident to any one acquainted with the subject that, first, the very worst season of the year was selected for her sailing; secondly, that two more depôts of coals, at least, are wanting, to enable the passage to be properly effected; and thirdly, it occurs to me that the ship was not rigged and masted as she ought to have been. It Appears highly probable that, profiting by the knowledge obtained on this voyage, and attending to the three points I hare mentioned, the voyage may be completed in 75 or 80 days; but in less than that I should think it bardly possible.
If the distances from point to point round the projections of Africa and Ceylon are measured, they will be found to be. 11,200 miles: to get over this distance in 75 days would com. pel you to make good nearly 150 miles per day. Now when the stoppage by taking coals on board three times, and the operation of head winds are brought into consideration, I think it must be pretty clear, that if ever it is done in this time, it will be by an unusual combination of skill, power and enterprise, and that it will be equal to any undertaking of modern times.
At the same time that I am thus stating the difficulties that naturally present themselves, I am confident that it could be effected; and that, if proper measures are resorted to, it will be effected, though, perhaps, not with much profit to the adventurers, unless they should meet with such a sale for the ship as the Enterprise did, and well merited.- London Paper.
Building in Russia.- In the neighbourhood of Moscow, and along the roads of Russia, they have what are termed Housc. markets. Timber beams and rafters, prepared for building, are spread upon the ground, and the parts necessary for the construction of a bouse are marked ready for fixing together. When the bargain is concluded, the purchaser tells the seller where he will have the house erected; and, within four days after, the house is made habitable. By this mode of building Prince Potemkin created whole villages at a short notice, and the Imperial Catherine was astonished, during her grand journey, at the population of her new provinces.-Morning Post.
Turnip Cultivalion.- A most successful system of cultivating turnips is practised in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire;
a powerful forcing manure is drilled with the turnip-seed, ia order to force on the growth of the young Swedish turnip, which is naturally of slow growth, and therefore a long time in the power of the fly to destroy it,
Swan with Two Necks. All persons who kept swans were formerly bound to have them marked on the beak, and every person's peculiar mark was to be entered in a book kept by the King's swan-herd. This law was passed in the reign of Henry the VIIIth., 1524. All swans without marks, or with a double, or a wrong mark, were to be seized, The King's swans alone were doubly marked, and had two nicks or notches, The term in process of time not being understood, a double animal was invented, and hence the origin of the sign of the “ Swan with two necks."
Hatton Garden.-Cruelty to Animals.-James Thomson, a drover, was ordered to pay a fine of ten shillings, and, in default, committed to the House of Correction, for brutally treating some sheep which he was driving.
Fire.-Lately, an alarming fire broke out upon the premises of Mr. Alexander, in Coburg.row. Many of the neighbours were going to rest, when the alarm was given from the house adjoining. Alexander's family were fast asleep. He himself could hardly be roused; and in fact, his neighbours were compelled to get at his residence through a yard at the back, when, by means of a ladder, they sacceeded in extricating the children. The fire began in the bedroom of the first floor, by leaving a lighted candle near the bed, which set fire to the curtains,
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
We are much obliged to C. K.; we hope to make use of bis communication.
A Correspondent begs us to correct an error in our Nomber for last April. The lily was there said to have five stamens-it has six.
We expect to receive the caloulations referred to by “ Paslör Lichfieldiensis," from the Correspondent who furnished us with the article on Benefit Societies.
The communications of A.A.; M. T. R.; T.; C. H. N.; R. R. R.; A. A.; J. W. B.; A Constant Reader ; and D. D. have reached our Publishers.