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[November, 1873. ooS THE INDIAN

Attraction drives each dancing atom far With other atoms to its special sphere, It draws the gard’ner to the rosy grove, Conveys the coalman to the furnace hot. If you the nadir to the zenith scan, Exceptions to this law you cannot find; In fire, in wind, in earth, in water, not Beneath the earth up to the lofty sky, Tho same attraction must govern them all, Affection, kindness, sympathy together ANTIQUARY. Obey this great governing pow’r divine. Besides this impulse nothing is all else: From this attraction ev’ry motion seen On earth or in the heavens is derived. The puny straw obeys the same attraction, And clings to the clectrum willingly; Implanted in each nature is its bent Compelling ev’ry man to his pursuit. Distracted Mejnun this impulse obeys, It hands to La-i-ly his chain to draw, Compels Forbad for Shyryn to lament, Commanding him Mount Bisetun to dig; From heat the lamp will be a burning flame Which draws the moth its proper doom to seek ; The bulbul sighing for tho rose obeys This bent when stung by brambles in his foot. 'When this attraction strength and power gets To love it turns, tho body permeates. Abundance of this feeling so prevails That universal love the world maintains; At first you nothing see but La-i-ly If love’s origin you investigate; Although a tlumo a hundred thousand is, It is derived from a single spark From which the greatest conflagrations rise; It is its prevalence that fans the flame. 0 let this fiery ardour be in us, Its many sparks illuminate our hearts ! Plurality of Village Headmen. In the little Principality of Sawant Wadi in many of the villages tlie office of Patil is held con¬ jointly by several families. The several shares are termed wakals, and a representative of each wakal signs the village kabuliyats and other papers. I have seen the signatures of as many as eight wakal- d&rs on a kabdliyat. Sometimes one wakaldar is a Brahman, another a Prabhfl, and another a Ma. r&tlift. In other parts of the country where I have been, such a watan is often held by many share¬ holders, but then the}* hold as descendants of a common ancestor, who acquired the watan, and but one of the family signs the papers. Can any correspondents of tho Indian Antiquai'y give in¬ stances of a practice similar to that in S&want W&di obtaining elsewhere? E. W. W. QUERY. To the Editor of the “ Indian Antiquary.” Sir,—I have a number of old silver and copper coins with the inscriptions very much obscured by dirt and verdigris. Will one of your readers kind¬ ly tell me the best way of cleaning, without injur¬ ing, first, the silver, secondly, the copper coins ? I am, &c., DENZIL IBBETSON.