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respecting which the most trustworthy information may not be obtained, if we apply in the right quarter. The book which we now introduce to the public is, we venture to believe, an Oracle to which all enquirers may refer without fear of disappointment. If the young housekeeper wishes to know how to serve up a little dinner in the nicest and most economical fashion, with a maximum of taste and a minimum of waste; if an ingenious youth watching an eclipse of the moon, such as we beheld in the early days of October, wishes to know how that phenomenon was caused—a visit to the nearest bookseller's shop or railway bookstall will be sufficient to enable the perplexed young persons to obtain, at a very small cost indeed, not only the special inforniation required, but instruction and advice on a thousand other subjects.

THE ENQUIRER'S ORACLE is really what it professes to be-a Ready Reference Book, which all may consult with confic ce in the accuracy of the inforination given--information gathered from many sources, with strict regard to the most recent results of investigation, and the presentation of the facts in the most acceptable manner.

Every parent must experience occasionally some perplexityas to the best method of dealing with difficulties, large and small, which will present themselves in the best-managed families. How shall we act in cases of accident or sickness? What course can we adopt to make our income go farthest in supply of good household necessaries ? Can we feed, clothe, and educate the little ones on a better method than we have hitherto seen our way to do? How, in brief, can we make our homes happier, more healthful, prettier, and brighter than, with all our exertions, we have as yet, from imperfect knowledge, been enabled to make them? “ Consult my pages,” says THE ENQUIRER'S ORACLE.

Home Management and Home Culture are by no means the only subjects on which the Oracle will afford instruction. Facts of many kinds, historical and scientific, national as well as domestic, are included. If any person is disposed to suspect that our statements are exaggerated, let him look at the Index to the book, and after doing so, he must be sceptical indeed if he then fail to believe in our claims.

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1. The Beginning of Courtship. nary people that, somehow or other, -What is more like the opening of a get married, and are most likely to get new book than the initiation of a married, at any given age, little attraccourtship? To uninterested observers tive as they may appear to presumpit is an inevitable subject for joke and

tuous critics. banter. To fond parents it is matter 3. Worth Better than Beauty. for the deepest anxiety. For the in- -The ordinary course of love, to the dividuals most intimately concerned it dreamy a mystery, and to the shallow is a time of flutter, and doubt, and philosopher something that “no fellow awakening, and hope. With most of can understand,” vividly illustrates and those who are personally involved it is brings into prominence the sterling the making or marring of the whole truth that worth of character is superior future—the beginning of a new life. to the most conspicuous beauty, Hence,

2. Unexpected Courtship. - when we hear a person say, “However There is nothing affecting human des could he have married such a fright ?” tiny in connection with which it may or, “Whatever she could see in him is be more confidently said, “Never de beyond comprehension,” we may be spair ;" for it is not the most beautiful

sure that there are virtues and merits nor most accomplished that are the that are more than sufficient to commost successful in love-rather the re

pensate for any supposed inferiority of Whether it is that beauty and appearance. accomplishments make their possessors 4. Pleasing and being Pleased. capricious, or whether they deter the -Success in courtship, no less than in advances of the majority, and so di- other passages of sublunary existence, minish the chances, may be matter for depends, for the most part, upon the doubt; but it is not so very unusual for greater or less degree of ability for the belle of the family to lapse into the pleasing that may be possessed by either old maid, or for the Apollo of an ad- party. This ability is more or less inmiring circle to remain in the frigid nate or deficient in the constitution of zone of bachelorship until he becomes every individual. There is a manner the subject of merriment as the verit- about some people that makes every able. “old beau” of the party, Be look, and smile, and act, and word, ai. that as it may, it is the plain and ordi- element of satisfaction to others. OL

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NOT TO OFFEND IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS PLEASING,

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