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at the end of the process, changing in an instant into a perfect article, all combine to astonish and delight the beholder.
    Mystery is as much a characteristic of the art now as at any former period; but it is a mystery unallied to superstition,-- a mystery whose interpreter is science,-- a mystery which, instead of repelling the curious and frightening the ignorant, now invites the inquiring and delights the unlearned.
    By the following, we find that the romance of glass-making has not yet died out. We copy from the "Paris Annual of Scientific Discovery," for 1863, the following:--
    "It would appear there is yet some secret in glass-making unknown to the world at large, as the manufactory of Mr. Daguet, of Soletere, France, is known to be in possession of an undivulged method, which enables them to make glass of a purity which all other manufacturers are not able to rival. A railway, recently constructed and running past Mr. Daguet's works, has so affected the glass-pots, by the tremor occasioned by the locomotives and trains, that work has had to be suspended. For this Mr. Daguet brought an action, during the past year, against the railway company for damages; but when the