Here’s Corby for rocks, caves, and walks so delightful, That Eden a paradise loudly proclaims.

At Wetheral is a quaint little church hidden among the trees, under which are the tombs of the Howards which may be seen by looking through a grating in the church floor. In the churchyard the folloiving lines are cut on an old headstone :—

In this vain world short was niy stay, And empty was my laughter, I go before and lead the way, And thou comes jogging after.”

Another rural retreat is Gilsland, where Sir \Valter Scott found material for his Juy Mannering and fell in love with his future wife. Taking awalk ‘along the river, we come t0 a large stone which by its chipped and worn appearence seems to be an object 0f_special attention. This is said to be the stone 0n which Sir Walter and his lady love sat when he “popped” the questionand is called the “popping stone.” Here the visitors sit when on a visit t0 this lovely glen and stand under the Haw- thorne tree, known as the “’kis_sing_tree.”_ After spending a very pleasant and profitable time in Carlisle, by the kind- ness of uncle James Pennington and cousin Gi, I then leave for that greatest of all cities, London. On the way passed Sheffield, the place noted for its cutlery,_ and Chesterfield, xvith its curious church spire made like a corkscrew and looking as though it would topple over, 0n through towns and villages some looking smokey and dingy 0n account of the great industries about them, and getting glimpses of well cultivated fields, we at last find ourselves in


The deepest impression left 0n the mind after a visit to the great Metropolis, is that produced by its immense size, which may be increased by the mention of a few facts. It includes 6o distinct villages, a population 0f 5,000,000, increasing at the rate of 45,000 a year. i, 500 churches, 145,000 paupers, 39,000 registered habitual