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Married Life of the Brownings.

I scarcely know of another instance so striking, if indeed there be any other at all in human history, of two who have thus both enriched their century by songs which cannot die, owing their best of long continued earthly happiness to their union in holy matrimony. In an age which has so many poets and writers, not indeed ungifted, but of the baser sort, who have polluted the world with the realism of moral mud, who have sneered at marriage, have endeavored to paint the gates of hell with paradise, who have eulogized the bondage of vagrant passions and the weight of chance desires as though freedom consisted in the negro slavery of our lower nature-among so many who have sung unworthily-it is a precious boon and antidote that these two poets of the supreme class thought it as little shame as did the ancient poet of the Canticles to glorify a pure and holy love. We may be glad, too, that another true poet, whom death has just taken from us, Mr. Coventry Patmore-a true poet, even if his range was limited-has glorified the same theme in the holy pureness and classic simplicity of his "Angel in the House." The intense devotion of Mrs. Barrett Browning to her great husband was but slightly veiled in the so-called "Sonnets from the Portuguese.-From "The Significance of Browning's Message," by DEAN FARRAR, in February Review of Reviews.

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And now it's "pedagogiarch." Just listen:

Do not be frightened if you find the word "pedagogiarch" waylaying you some time in your reading or at a teachers' association. It is simply "prince of teachers." It is a compliment and not a term of reproach. Thomas Arnold and "Uncle Sam" Taylor were pedagogiarchs, that is all.


Which is Your Way?

If anything unkind you hear

About some one you know, my dear,

Do not, I pray you, it repeat

When you that some one chance to meet;
For such news has a leaden way

Of clouding o'er a sunny day.

But if you something pleasant hear

About some one you know, my dear,

Make haste-to make great haste were well

To her or him the same to tell;

For such news has a golden way

Of lighting up a cloudy day.

Golden Keys.

A bunch of golden keys is mine,
To make each day with gladness shine.
"Good-morning," that's the golden key
That unlocks every day for me.


When evening comes, "Good-night" I say,
And close the door of each glad day.
When at the table, "If you please,'
I take from off my bunch of keys.
When friends give anything to me,
I use the little "Thank you" key.
"Excuse me,'
," "Beg your pardon," too,
When by mistake some harm 1 do;
Or, if unkindly harm I've given,
With "Forgive me," I shall be forgiven.
On a golden ring these keys I'll bind;
This is its motto,



I'll often use each golden key,

And then a child polite I'll be.


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Advancement in X-Ray Surgery.

The importance of the X-ray in correctly diagnosing injury to the human anatomy was recently demonstrated in the case of a little girl at Newark, N. J. The child had received a bad fall, which resulted in a severe injury to the head, causing almost total blindness. The nature of the injury rendering a correct diagnosis of the case difficult, the little sufferer was taken to Edison's laboratory and placed under the X-rays. With their aid Dr. Bailey could plainly see where the bone was pressing upon the brain, and could also discern a dark shadow down between the convolutions of the brain, which he decided was a blood-clot. A day or two afterward the child was taken to a private sanitarium, where Drs. Bailey and Wendell, in the presence of several other physicians, removed a portion of the skull. They found that the bone pressed upon the anterior portion of the brain, and that a blood-clot extended down through the brain and pressed upon the commissure of the optic nerve. This is the junction of the nerves from each eye, and it was because the pressure was at this particular point that blindness of both eyes ensued. The clot was removed, the skull trephined, two or three pieces removed, and the operation was done, and with a probability of full restoration of sight. Since then the girl has not had a moment's pain, or a set-back of any description, being able, a few days after the operation, to take her accustomed place at the table with the family. Said Dr. Bailey: "It was a most successful operation, and the X-rays enabled me to see exactly what to do."-Ideas.

A NUMBER PRIMER. For Youngest Pupils. By Mary A. Bacon, of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College. Author of "Four Years in Number." Ready in February.

This little book will help to solve the vexed problem of "busy work in the lowest primary classes, since a child just beginning a reading primer can study these simple lessons and perform the written work without assistance. Figure equations and short and easy wordsentences are combined, so that while the child studies number he is learning to read at the same time.

The book is intended to precede Miss Bacon's Four Years in Number (which begins with second-grade work), but a Supplement, carrying the lessons beyond the first grade, is added for the convenience of schools using some other intermediate arithmetic.

GINN & COMPANY, Publishers.

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City systems in Georgia, several in Alabama and quite a number of colleges.
One writing of name sufficient for ten months term. Spaces for 200 names
Price 75c.


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