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Seville orange in slices for wild ducks, A fine shape, like the limb, hath its due widgeons, teal, and so forth.

size and proportion, a diminution of Mint, either with or without parsley, which is certainly a defect. Such a for roast lamb, either hot or cold. deformity also would be shocking in a

Pickled gherkins, capers, or onions, naked figure; wherefore, then, should for some kinds of boiled meat and stews. it be esteemed a beauty in one that is

2008. Relish for Chops, &c. dressed ? Everything that contines and ~Pound fine an ounce of black pepper, lays nature under restraint is an inand half an ounce of allspice, with an stance of bad taste. This is as true in ounce of salt, and half an ounce of regard to the ornaments of the body as scraped horseradish, and the same of to the embellishments of the mind. shalots, peeled and quartered; put Life, health, reason, and convenience these ingredients into a pint of mush- ought to be taken first into consideraroom ketchup, or walnut pickle, and tion. Gracefulness cannot subsist withlet them steep for a fortnight, and then out ease; delicacy is not debility; nor strain it. Observe.-A teaspoonful or must a woman be sick in order to two of this is generally an acceptable please.—Rousseau. addition, mixed with the gravy usually 2011. How to take care of sent up for chops and steaks; or added your Hat.-i. Should you get caught to thick melted butter.

in a shower, always remember to brush 2009. Crab, Mock.- Take any your hat well while wet. When dry, required quantity of good fat mellow brush the glaze out, and gently iron it cheese, pound it wel in a mortar, over with a smooth flat iron. ü. If incorporating made mustard, salad oil, your hat is VERY wet, or stained with vinegar, pepper (cayenne is the best), sea water, get a basin of clean cold and salt sufficient to season and render water, and a good stiff brush; wash it it about the consistence of the cream of well all over, but be careful to keep the a crab. Add and mix well half a pint nap straight; brush it as dry as you or more of picked shrimps, and serve can, then put it on a peg to dry. When in a crab-shell

, or on a dish, garnished dry, brush the glaze out, and gently with slices of lemon.

iron it over as above. iii. Should you 2010. Female Dress. It is well get a spot of grease on your hat, just known that a loose and easy dress con- drop one drop of benzine on the place, tributes much to give the sex the fine and then rub it briskly with a piece of proportions of body that are observable cloth until out. iv. Should you be train the Grecian statues, and which serve velling, always tie your up

in your as models to our present artists, nature handkerchief before putting it into being too much disfigured among us case; this will save it from getting to afford any such. The Greeks knew rubbed or damaged through the friction nothing of those Gothic shackles, that of the rail or steamboat. v. Never put multiplicity of ligatures and bandages your hat flat on the brim, as it will spoil with which our bodies are compressed. | its shape; but always hang it up on a Their women were ignorant of the use peg. vi. Never put your hat, wet or of whalebone stays, by which ours dis- dry, in front of the fire, as it will soften tort their shape instead of displaying it. it, and throw it all out of shape. vii. This practice, carried to so great an Before putting your hat down, be careexcess as it is in England, must in time ful to see if the place is free from spots degenerate the species, besides being of grease, beer, sugar, &c., as these in bad taste. Can it be a pleasant things often spoil a good hat more than sight to behold a woman cut in two in a twelvemonths' wear, and are often the middle, as if she were like a wasp? very difficult to remove. These simple On the contrary, it is as shocking to the rules will save a good hat for a very eye as it is painful to the imagination. long time.




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2013. French Polishes. — i. ing is required; the mode of making NAPHTHA POLISH. Shellac, three being otherwise precisely the same. pounds; wood naphtha, three quarts. 2018. LIQUID BLACKING.-i. Ivory Dissolve. Cost: shellac, 6d. to 8d. per black and treacle, of each, one pound; pound; naphtha, 1s. 2d. per pint. sweet oil and oil of vitriol, of each, a ii. SPIRIT “POLISH. Shellac, two quarter of a pound. Put the first three pounds ; powdered mastic and sandarac, together until the oil is perfectly mixed of each one ounce; copal varnish, half or killed," then add the oil of vitriol, a pint; spirits of wine, one gallon. diluted with three times its weight of Digest in the cold till dissolved. Cost: water, and after standing three hours shellac, 6d. to 8d. per pound; mastic, add one quart of water or sour beer. 1s. per ounce; sandarac, 1d. per ounce; ii. In larger quantity it may be made as copal varnish, 2s. 6d. per pint; rectified follows: Ivory black, three cwt.; mospirit, 2s. 6d. per pint.

lasses or treacle, two cwt.; linseed oil, 2014. French Polish for Boots three gallons ; oil of vitriol, twenty and Shoes:-Mix together two pints pounds; water, eighty gallons. Mix as of the best vinegar and one pint of soft above directed. water; stir into it a quarter of a pound 2019. PASTE BLACKING.-i. Ivory of glue, broken up, half a pound of log- black, two pounds; treacle, one pound; wood chips, a quarter of an ounce of olive oil and oil of vitriol, of each, a finely powdered indigo, a quarter of an quarter of a pound. Mix as before, ounce of the best soft soap, and a quar- adding only sufficient water to form into ter of an ounce of isinglass. Put the a paste. ii. In larger quantity : Ivory mixture over the fire, and let it boil for black, three cwt. ; common treacle, two ten minutes or more. Then strain the cwt. ; linseed oil and vinegar bottoms, liquid, and bottle and cork it: when cold of each, three gallons; oil of vitriol, it is fit for use. Apply it with a clean twenty-eight pounds; water, a sufficient sponge.

quantity. Cost: ivory black, ls. per 2015. To Polish Enamelled pound; treacle, 3d. per pound; linseed Leather.-Two pints of the best oil, 6d. per pint; sweet oil, 1s. per pint. cream, one pint of linseed oil; make Note.—The ivory black must be very them each lukewarm, and then mix finely ground for liquid blacking, otherthem well together. Having previously wise it settles rapidly. The oil of vitriol cleaned the shoe, &c., from dirt, rub it is powerfully corrosive when undiluted, over with a sponge dipped in the mix- but uniting with the lime of the ivory ture : then rub it with a soft dry cloth black, it is partly neutralized, and does until a brilliant polish is produced. not injure the leather, whilst it much

2016. Boots and Shoes should improves the quality of the blacking. be cleaned frequently, whether they are 2020. BEST BLACKING FOR BOOTS worn or not, and should never be left AND SHOES. -Ivory black, one and a in a damp place, nor be put too near half ounce; treacle, one and a half to the fire to dry. In cleaning them, ounce; sperm oil, three drachms; strong be careful to brush the dirt from the oil of vitriol, three drachms; common seams, and not to scrape it with a knife, vinegar, half a pint. Mix the ivory or you will cut the stitches. Let the black, treacle, and vinegar together, hard brush do its work thoroughly well, then mix the sperm oil and oil of vitriol and the polish will be all the brighter." separately, and add them to the other

2017. Blacking.–Blacking is now mixture. generally made with ivory black, treacle, 2021. Waterproofing for linseed, or sweet oil, and oil of vitriol. Boots and Shoes.—Linseed oil, one The proportions vary in the different pint; oil of turpentine, or camphine, a directions, and a variable quantity of quarter of a pint; yellow wax, a quarwater is added, as paste or liquid black- 1 ter of a pound; Burgundy pitoh, a



quarter of a pound. To be melted to as they are expensive articles in dress, gether with a gentle heat, and when re- they require a little management. A good quired for use, to be warmed and well glove will outlast six cheap ones with rubbed into the leather before a fire, care. Do not wear your best gloves at or in the hot sun. Cost: linseed oil, night, the heat of the gas, &c., gives 6d. per pint; oil of turpentine, 8d. a moisture to the hands, that spoils the per pint; wax, ls. 10d. per pound; gloves; do not wear them in very wet Burgundy pitch, 8d. per pound. Should weather; as carrying umbrellas, and be poured, when melted, into small drops of rain, spoil them. gallipots or tin boxes.

2027. To Clean Kid Gloves. 2022. To render Shoes Water- Make a strong lather with curd soap proof.—Warm a little bees' wax and and warm water, in which steep a small mutton suet until it is liquid, and rub piece of new flannel. Place the glove some of it slightly over the edges of the on a flat, clean, and unyielding surface sole, where the stitches are.

—such as the bottom of a dish, and 2023. Directions for putting having thoroughly soaped the flannel on Gutta-percha Soles.-Dry the (when squeezed from the lather), rub old sole, and rough it well with a rasp, the kid till all dirt be removed, cleanafter which, put on a thin coat of warm ing and re-soaping the flannel from solution with the finger, rub it well in; time to time. Care must be taken to let it dry, then hold it to the fire, and omit no part of the glove, by turning whilst warm, put on a second coat of the fingers, &c. The gloves must be solution thicker than the first, let it dry. dried in the sun, or before a moderate Then take the gutta-percha sole, and fire, and will present the appearance of put it in hot water until it is soft; take old parchment. When quite dry, they it out, wipe it, and hold the sole in one must be gradually “pulled out,” and hand and the shoe in the other to the will look new. fire, and they will become sticky; im- 2028. To Clean French Kid mediately lay the sole on, beginning at Gloves.-Put the gloves on your hand the toe, and proceed gradually. In half and wash them, as if you were washing an hour, take a knife and pare it. The your hands, in some spirits of turpentine, solution should be warmed by putting until quite clean; then hang them up as much as you want to use in a cup, in a warm place, or where there is a and placing it in hot water, taking care current of air, and all smell of the turthat no water mixes with the solution. pentine will be removed. This method

2024. Boot Tops. - Clean boot is practised in Paris, and since its intops with one ounce of white vitriol, troduction into this country, thousands and one ounce of oxalic acid dissolved of pounds have been gained by it. in a quart of warm water. Apply with 2029. How to Wash Kid a clean sponge. Or, sour milk, one pint; Gloves.-Have ready a little new gum arabic, half an ounce; juice of a milk in one saucer, and a piece of brown lemon, white of an egg, and one ounce soap in another, and a clean cloth or of vitriol, well mixed.

towel folded three or four times. On 2025. Boot-top Liquid.--Oxalic the cloth, spread out the glove smooth acid and white vitriol, of each, one and neat. Take a piece of flannel, dip ounce; water, one and a half pint. To it in the milk, then rub off a good be applied with a sponge to the leather, quantity of soap to the wetted flannel, previously washed, and then wiped off and commence to rub the glove downagain. This preparation is poisonous. wards towards the fingers, holding it Cost: oxalic acid, 1s. 6d. per pound; firmly with the left hand. Continue white vitriol, 6d. per pound.

this process until the glove, if white, 2026. Care of Gloves.-Nothing looks of a dingy yellow, though clean; looks worse than shabby gloves; and, if coloured, till it looks dark and spoiled.



Lay it to dry; and old gloves will No coloured article should be smoothed soon look nearly new. They will be with a hot iron. soft, glossy, smooth, well-shaped, and 2031. To Renovate Silks.elastic.

Sponge faded silks with warm water 2030. Preserving the Colour and soap, then rub them with a dry of Dresses. — The colours of me- cloth on a flat board; afterwards iron rinos, mousseline-de-laines, ginghams, them on the inside with a smoothing chintzes, printed lawns, &c., may be iron. Old black silks may be improved preserved by using water that is only by sponging with spirits ; in this case, milk-warm; making a lather with the ironing may be done on the right white soap, before you put in the dress, side, thin paper being spread over to instead of rubbing it on the material; prevent glazing. and stirring into a first and second tub 2032. Black Silk Reviver.of water a large tablespoonful of ox- Boil logwood in water for half an hour; gall. The gall can be obtained from the then simmer the silk half an hour; take butcher, and a bottle of it should always it out, and put into the dye a little be kept in every house. No coloured blue vitriol, or green copperas; cool it, articles should be allowed to remain long and simmer the silk for half an hour. in the water. They must be washed Or, boil a handful of fig-leaves in two fast, and then rinsed through two cold quarts of water until it is reduced to waters. Into each rinsing water stir one pint; squeeze the leaves, and bottle a teaspoonful of vinegar, which will the liquor for use. When wanted, help to brighten the colours; and after sponge the silk with this preparation. rinsing, hang them out immediately. 2033. Restoring Colour to When ironing-dry (or still a little damp), Silk.-When the colour has been taken bring them in; have irons ready heated, from silk by acids, it may be restored and iron them at once, as it injures thé by applying to the spot a little hartscolours to allow them to remain damp horn, or sal volatile. too long, or to sprinkle and roll them 2034. To Remove Water up in a cover for ironing next day. Stains from Black Crape.- When If they cannot be conveniently ironed a drop of water falls on a black crape immediately, let them hang till they veil or collar, it leaves a conspicuous are quite dry, and then damp and fold white mark. To obliterate this, spread them on the following day, a quarter of the crape on a table (laying on it a an hour before ironing. The best way large book or a paper-weight to keep is not to do coloured dresses on the day it steady), and place underneath the of the general wash, but to give them a stain a piece of old black silk. With morning by themselves. They should a large camel-hair brush dipped in only be undertaken in clear bright common ink go over the stain, and weather. If allowed to freeze, the then wipe off the ink with a small piece colours will be irreparably injured. of old soft silk. It will dry immediately, We need scarcely say that no coloured and the white mark will be seen no articles should ever be boiled or scalded. more. If you get from a shop a slip for testing

2035. To Remove Stains from the durability of colours, give it a fair Mourning Dresses.-Boil a handtrial by washing it as above; after- ful of fig-leaves in two quarts of water wards pinning it to the edge of a towel, until reduced to a pint. Bombazines, and hanging it to dry. Some colours crape, cloth, &c., need only be rubbed (especially pinks and light greens), with a sponge dipped in this liquor, and though they may stand perfectly well the effect will be instantly produced. in washing, will change as soon as a 2036. Wax may be taken out of warm iron is applied to them; the pink cloth by holding a red-hot iron within turning purplish, and the green bluish. an inch or two of the marks, and




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afterwards rubbing them with a soft The spring is also suitable, but less so.

It is a great object to secure a moderate 2037. Ink Stains.- Very fre- temperature for the cooling of the quently, when logwood has been used worts, and to insure gradual fermentain manufacturing ink, a reddish stain tion. The brewing of home-made still remains, after the use of oxalic drinks has to a very great extent gone acid, as in the former directions. To out, of late years, even in country remove it, procure a solution of the places; and therefore we have little chloride of lime, and apply it in the inducement to occupy our limited space same manner as directed for the oxalic with the lengthy directions necessary to acid.

constitute a practical essay upon brew2038. Grease Spots from Silk. ing. To those, however, who wish to -Upon a deal table lay a piece of enter upon the practice, without any woollen cloth or baize, upon which lay previous knowledge, we would advise smoothly the part stained, with the their calling in the aid of some one right side downwards. Having spread practically acquainted with the process a piece of brown paper on the top, for the first operation. By so doing apply a flat iron just hot enough to they will save a great deal of trouble, scorch the paper. About five or eight disappointment, and expense. In all seconds is usually sufficient. Then rub places, town or country, there are the stained part briskly with a piece of persons who have worked in brewing cap-paper.

establishments, or in gentlemen's fami2039. Liquid for Preserving lies where they have superintended the Furs from Moth.-Warm water, operations of the brew-house, and the one pint; corrosive sublimate, twelve aid of such persons would be valuable. grains. If washed with this, and after- With such assistance, the following wards dried, furs are safe from moth. receipts will be of importance, since Care should be taken to label the liquid many who are able to go through the —Poison. Cost: corrosive sublimate, manipulations of brewing are unaware 3d. per ounce.

of the proper proportions to employ :2040. When Velvet gets 2045. ALE. - Take three bushels of Plushed from pressure, hold the parts malt, three pounds of hops, fifty-two over a basin of hot water, with the gallons of water, for two workings. Or, lining of the article next the water; | -malt, two bushels and a half; sugar, the pile will soon rise, and assume its three pounds; hops, three pounds; original beauty.

coriarder seeds, one ounce; capsicum, 2041. Worsted and Lambs'-a drachm. Thirty-six gallons. This wool Stockings should never be gives a pleasant ale, with a good body. mended with worsted or lambs'-wool, 2040. AMBER ALE.—Three bushels because, the latter being new, it shrinks of amber malt, three quarters of a more than the stockings, and draws bushel of pale amber. malt, two pounds them up till the toes become short and of hops, a tablespoonful of salt. Three narrow, and the heels have no shape mashes, forty to fifty gallons. Skim, left.

and fine with isinglass. 2042. All Flannels should be 2047. BURTON ALE.—One quarter soaked before they are made up, first of pale malt, eight pounds and a half in cold then in hot water, in order to of pale hops; mash three times. Work shrink them.

the first mash at 170°, second at 176, 2043. Flannel shr:1.ld always be third at 150°. Boil the first wort by washed with white soap, and in warm itself; when boiling add three pounds but not boiling water.

of honey, a pound and a half of cori2044. Brewing. The best time ander seeds, one ounce of salt. Mix of the year for brewing is the autumn. I the worts when boiled, cool to 61°, set


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