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A KKVIKW OK THOMAS OAHIjYI.K'S "FKENGiT UEVOIATTION."
found learning. This Jewish nasal mon
strosity, sometimes termed commercial
nose, lias n considerable latitude, but the
preponderance seems to be in a longitudi
nal direction; very wide at the lower part,
where it joins the nostiil. This kind of a
frontispiece is a true facial sign of large
The next in order of impoitancc is sym
bolical of deep, serious-minded thinkers,
and is known as the cogitative nose; a
very fitting appendage to an alderman or
"smelling committee." This nose is per
fcclly straight, never frowning; but always
wearing a good healthy appearance. Ob
serve the profiles of Comb, Henry Claj',
and Patrick Henry.
But of all mortals that need the sympa
thy and charity of mankind, they are
those whom mother nature, in her delight
for freaks, has snubbed. Such persons
arc quile amiable and hilarious. Some
are particularly witty, notwithstanding
their misfortune. These unfortunately
beaked individuals are, as a rule, largelv
developed in the region of the s-eliish and
animal propensities, and deficient in the
spiritual and intellectual quarter ot their
dome. As a class they are pert, quick to
feel, think and act; easily oil'euded over
trivial things; and not much force of char
acter. Who for a moment Mipposos the
owner of a s.iiub will be invited to act as
the Exuculhe i the United Stiles.
Lengthen the snob somewhat, and give it
a graceful concave curve from Hie root to
the tip, airlyoti will have a celestial nose.
This class of noses ma oo seen every day,
and is more common among women lliau
men. It sorvu to indicate to the person
to whom it may be approaching that its
owner is about lo ask a question. Doubt
less you will ask why this is so, and we
will venture to answer, that iv is because
it has the form of an interrogation point.
This nose is very ofton found among the
Mioses Credulities, who ate very inquisi
tive and credit all they hear. If any sub
jeet attracts their attention, they will eag.
crly inquire into its nature aud itsrelution
to other subjects, hence such persons arc
apt to make good, thorough students.
Besides these six general classes, thus
briclly described, thc:e arc many subdivi
sions which partake of the nature of two
or more of these general classes. Each of
these subdivisions indicates to the observ
ant physiognomist, corresponding traits of
character, and these traits may be read as
plainly as a nose on a man's face.
"How very odd Hint poets should suppose,
There is no poetry about n nose,
When plum as a man's nose upon his face,
A noseless fnco would lack poetic grace I
Why, whtit would to the fragrance of a rose.
And where would be the in or till means of telling
Whether a vl'o or wholesome odcr flows
Around us, if we owned no sense ofsmclllng?
'Neath starry eyes, o'er ruby lips it grows,
Beauty in its form, and music in its blows."
D. W. P.
A HE VIEW OF THOMAS GAR.
LYLE'S "FRENCH REVO-LUTION."
OTlSTORY has formed an impor
JR facte r, and the groundwork,
haps, of all literature of all ages; holding
tliis position, it lias ever been considered
of paramount neccssitj' to the intelligence
The history under consideration, was
first published in 1837. Upon its appear
ance it received many commendary noli
cos from the literary press. One Review
said of it:
"No work of greater genius, either historical or
political, has been produced In this country for
nwny years A more painstaking or accurate in
vestigator of facts and testimonies never wielded
the historical pen."
Thomas Carljle was born in 1795, at
Ecclefochan, in Duufrieshire. His father
was an agriculturist, of gieat strength of
mind and mental perception. He received
his collegiate education at the Edinburgh
University; where he distinguished him
soil' for his proficiency in mathematics.
Soon after finishing his education, he de
voted himself to the study of literature as
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