Page images
PDF
EPUB

The leg being removed, the next ting a ham, One method is to begin at matter is to take off the wing, This is the knuckle, on the line 4, 5, and out done by passing the fork through the thin slices, gradually working up to the pinion, pressing it close to the body, prime part of the joint: this is the most and inserting the knife at the notoh, and passing it beneath the wing in the line 3, 4. It requires a good deal of practice to be able to do this nicely, You may now proceed to take off the leg and wing on the other side,

Having done this, you may proceed to cut off the apron in the line 6, 5, 7; and the merry thought in the line 9, 8, The other parts are taken off in a similar manner to those of the fowl.

economical way of carving it. Another The best parts of a goose are slices plan is to out in at 2, 8, and serve from the breast and the fleshy part of slices from either side; whilst a third the wing. The stutting of sage and method is to take out a small piece at onions is generally to be found just 1, and out thin circular slices, thus above the spot marked 7. This should enlarging the cavity by degrees. The be obtained by means of a spoon in advantage of this method is that it serted into the interior of the bird, and preserves the gravy and keeps the A small portion served to each plate, joint moist; it is, of course, only prao

A GREEN GOOSE. -- A green goose tised when the ham is served hod may be out up like a duok, Only about The Tongur. - The tongue should a couple of wlioes should be taken from be out nearly through at the line 1, 2, the breast, and then the separated and slices served from right or left. joints out off in the ordinary manner. In this case, as with a fowl or duck, the bird should be entirely out up before any of the guests are served,

A DUOK, — A duck is served in a similar way to the preceding. The wings and breast are considered the most delicious morsels,

Some people are particularly partial to DUOKLINGN.--Ducklings are usually the fat and roots, which should be out out down the middle lengthways, it from 8 and 2, is not considered too much to give half

THE PARTRIDGE.-The partridge is a duckling to each guest,

cut up almost in the same manner as a PIGEONS are served in a similar man fowl.' The wings must be taken off at ner to the foregoing,

ROASTED TURKEY, - Roasted turkey may be served in the same manner as a fowl, excepting the breast. This in the prime part, and many good slioes, which should be out lengthways, may be obtained therefrom. These should be served with small portions of the stufting, and also sausages and forcemeat balls. It should be borne in mind that the turkey has no merrythought, the lines 1, 2, and the merrythought in

BOILED TURKEY, A boiled turkey the line 8, 4. The wings and breast should be carved in a similar manner

. are usually regarded as the prime parta; A HAM.-There are three ways of'out- but the tip of the wing is generally considered the most delioate portiou in 80 from the enervating counting-room the whole bird,

tail to see the "fun" of standing up At hunting-breakfasts and bache- against balls which come in from the lors'-parties, where the birds are fre- "professional ” with the force of a quently served cold, it is not unusual catapult. Accordingly, after having to cut the bird in half, and give half a had a finger or two broken in the partridge to each guest,

course of one season, the amateur GROUSE are carved in a similar player declares himself out of practice, manner to the above, while woodcocks, and coatonts himself

' with paying his snipes, quails, and other smaller birds, dues, which go to pay stalwart men are generally cut in half. Larks are who make the playing of the game usually served on skewers of four to their business, each guest.

Evening Pastime. Among the Amusements Needed. - There can innocent recreations of the tireside, be no question that the mental and there are few more commendable and physical requirements of our people are practicable than those afforded by almost wholly ignored; and although what are severally termed Anagrams, there has been a marked change in Charades, Conundrums, Enigmas, Puzthis respect within the last fow yours, zles, Robusos, Riddles, Transpositions, there is ample room for improvement. eto. Of these there are such a variety, Business and professional men take far that they are suited to every capacity: too little recreation and exercise; and and they present this additional at: although the ban is somewhat removed traction, that ingenuity may be exerwhich for so long was held over the cised in the invention of them, as well clerical profession, some of the old as in their solution. Many persons prejudice remains which forbids re- who have become noted for their litercreation, especially field-sports, to that ary compositions may date the origin class. Chess and playing upon music of their success to the time when they cal instruments, even tho violin, is al. | attempted the composition of a trifling lowed to the minister. Indeed, the enigma or charade. canons of propriety have been so far Anagrams are formed by the transinfringed as to allow him an occasional position of the letters of words or senindulgence in the unorthodox game tences, or names of persons, so as to of checkers --- but should be appear in produce a word, sentence, or verse, of shooting jacket, it is regarded as a pertinent or of widely different meanthing, if not exactly wicked, that is ing. They are very diffioult to dis"greatly, to be deprecated on the part cover, but are exceedingly striking of our minister," 'It is to be feared also when good. The following are some that our national game of ball, which, of the most remarkable: when first introduced, seemed to be

Than spand exactly suited to the purpose for which it was designed, is fast losing its uso- Catalognos.

Nout leg tulness. Upon its first introduction it

Impatient... ******... Tim in a pet.
appeared to be just the thing. Clerks Immediately..............!
and employers could run out and take Masquerade
a hand at ball; but its very popularity
soon defeated its original aims. Like Midshipniau,
the game of "cricket" in England, it

ON England..
Parishioners..........*

I hire parsons, has now become so scientifio in its character that only those are willing Pouitentiary... 10 osassess Nay I repont. to play it who have gone through a

Presbyterinis regular professional course of training, And it is accordingly not surprising if

Forma,
Astronomiara............

...No more stare,

..tot as a clue. Klegant

Matrimony
Melodrama,

my Delia. Queen an mad, Into my arm, Made moral, Mind his map ..Golden laud,

Parliament...

[ocr errors]

Partial mon

Boat in prayer, Radical Reform............ Rare mad trolie. Revolution.

Sir Robert Peel........... Terrible poser, those who can spare only an hour or Tolegruplis...................Great helpe.

1 love ruin,

Sweetheart.....

...There we sat

[ocr errors]

Conundrums. -- These are simple. The breath of the morning is sweet ;

The earth ia henjungle with flowers catches, in which the sense is playfully And louds in a countless array cheated, and are generally founded tiave open at the touch of the showers,

The binds, winge uli vaicus are ever upon words capable of double mean

A music delightful to hear, ing. The following are examples: Born to Welcome the joy of the morning, Where did Charles the First's exe

As the hour of the bridal draws hear. outioner dine, and what did he take? What is that which now steals on my first,

Like a sound from the dreamland of lupe, Ile took a chop at the King'a Fleuil,

And secme wand'ring the alleys sinong When is a plant to be dreaded more That they may the nuptiais approvel than a mad dog?

Tis sound which my arcand explains,

And it comes from a sacred aboda, When it's madder.

And it merrily trills as the villagers throng What is majesty stripped of its ex- To greet the fair bride on her road. ternals

How meek is her dress, how befitting a brideIt is a jest. [Them and the y, ex

Bu beautiful, spotless, and pure!

When she weareili wyacuud, l, long may it he ternals, are taken away.)

Are her heart shall i sorrow endure. Why is hot bread like a caterpillar? Soe the glittering gem that shines forth from her Because it's the grub that makes the

"Tis my whole, which a gond father gave; butter My

'Twas worn by her mother with donor before Why did the accession of Victoria

But she sleepth in prenen in her krave.

'Twas liar earneat request, is she tase them adies, throw greater damp over England

That when her dearainnych than the death of King William ? She should wear the same gem that her mother had Because the King was missed (mist)

When she as a bride full of promise stand there, uthile the Queen was neigning (raining).

Why should a gouty man make his THE ANSWER is Ear-ring. The bella willy

ring, the sound steals upon the ear, and I have his legatees (leg at ease), the bride wears an ear-ring. Charades

Why are brankrupts more to be may be sentimental or humorous, in pitied than idiots ?

poetry or prose; they may also be acted, Because bankrupts are broken, while in which manner they attord consideridiots and only cracked.

able amusement, Why is the treadmill like a true con- AOTED CITARADES, A drawingvert?

room with fulded doors is the best for Because its turning da the result of the purpose, Various household appli. conviction,

ances are employed to fit up something When may a nobleman's property like a stage, and to supply the titting be said to be all feathers ?

scenes, Characters dressed in OosWhen his extates are all entails (hen- tumes made up of handkerchiefs, conta, tails),

shawls, table-covers, etc., come on and The Charade is a poetical or other perform an extempore play, founded composition founded upon a word, each upon the parts of a word, and its whole, syllable of which constitutes a noun, as indicated above, For instance, tha and the whole of which word consti- events explained in the poem

above tutes another noun of a somewhat dif- might be acteil --- glasses might be rung ferent meaning from those supplied by for bells something might be said in its separate syllables, Words which the course of the dialogues about the fully answer these conditions are the sound of the bells being delightful to best for the purposes of charades; the ear, there might be a dance of the though many other words are em villagers, in which a ring might be ployed. In writing, the first sylla torment; a wedding might be perble is termed "My first," the second formed; and so on. Though for acting syllable, "My second," and the com- Charades there are many better words, plate word, "My whole." The foli becalise air-ring could with difficulty lowing is an example of a poetical be represented without at once betray. charade :

ing the meaning

ENIGMAS are compositions of a game). If not discovered before this different character, based upon idons, stage, the game must proceed. rather than upon words, and frequently It a player give odds, and yet omit constructed so as to mislead, and to to remove the odds from the board at surprise when the solution is made the commencement, he may recomknown. Enigmas may be founded mence the game, and remove the odds upon simple catches, like (onundrums, given, provided he discover his error in which form they are usually called before playing his fourth move. But RIPPLES, such as ---

if he has made his fourth move, the ** Thongh you set me on foot,

game must be playod out; and should I shall be on my head,"

the player who ngreed to give the odds

win the game, it shall nevertheless bo THE ANSWER is, A nail in a shoe considered drawn, The celebrated Enigma on the letter H, When parties play even, they draw by Lord Byron, is an admirable speci- lots for the tirst move of the tirst game. men of what may be roudered in the The tirst move is afterwards taken form of an Enigma.

alternately throughout the sitting, exRebuses are a class of Enigma gon- copt when a game is drawn, when he erally formed by the first, sometimes who had the ürst move in that gamo the tirst and last, letters of words, or still claims it, a drawn game being of of transpositions of letters, or additions

no account. He who gains the move to words. Dr. Johnson, however, rep. has also the choice of color. resents Rebus to be a word represented Each player uses the same color by a picture. And putting the Doctor's throughout the sitting. When a match definition and our own explanation to is made for a given number of games, gether, the reader may gloan a good the movo passos alternately throughout conception of the nature of the Robus. the match. A player giving odds has Example:

the choice of men, and takes the movo The father of the Grecian Jove;

in every game, unless agreed to the A little boy who's bindi

contrary,
The foremasi land in all the world,

A player who gives the odds of a
The mother of mankind;
A poet whoso love-mets are

piece, may give it each game from the Still very muela admired:

king's or queen's side, at his option. The initial letters will svelare

If he gives the odds of a pawn, ho A blessing to the tired,

must give the king's bishop's pawn, ANSWER --- Saturn; Lovo; England; unloss otherwise stipulated. The Eve; Plutarch. The initials form sleep. player who receives the odds of a cer

PUZZLES vary much. One of the tain number of'moves at the commencesimplest that we know is this:

ment, must not with those moves cross Take away half of thor teen and let right remain.

from his own half of the board. Write XII on a slate, or on a piece of paper If a player, in his turn to play, ruh out the lower half of the figurds, and VIII

touch one of his men, he must move will remain.

that picoe, if it can legally move, unLaws of Chess. - The rules given less, when he first touches it, he says below are based upon the code pub aloud, " J'adoube." No penalty is lished in “Walker's Art of Chess attached to touching a piece, unless it Play." The word piece frequently in- is your turn to move. cludes the paun.

if the player touch his king, with If the board or pieces be improperly the intention of moving him, and then placed, or are deficient in number (ex- find that he cannot do só without cept in the case of odds), the game placing the king iq cheok, no penalty must be recommenood, if the error is can be intricted on his replacing his discovered before the fourth move on king and moving elsewhere. Othereach side (the eighth move of the wiser] If the player should touch a

man which cannot be moved without | may be compelled to abide by both
placing his king in check, ho must moves, or to retract the second,
move his king instead.

Unlimited time is allowed for the
If a player about to move touch one moves (unless otherwise agreed). If
of bis adversary's mon, without saying one player insints upon the postpone-
"J'adoube" when he first touches it, ment of the termination of a game,
ho must take that piece, if it can be against the will of his opponent, the
lawfully taken. Should it not be game is forfeited by him who will not
takon, he must, as a penalty, move his play on.
king; but should the king' be unable When a pawn is moved two squares,
to play without going into check, no it is liable to be taken, en passant, by
ponalty can be enforced. It is not al- a pawn, but not by a piece.
lowod to castle upon a compulsory If you touch both king and rook,
move of the king.

intending to castle, you must move ono While you hold your piece you may of the two pieces, at the option of your move it anywhere allowed by the rules; adversary; or he may compel you to but when you quit your hold the move complete the castling. You cannot is completed, and must be abided by. take a piece and castle at the same

If you inadvertently move one of time; nor does the rook check as it your adversary's pieces instead of your passes to its new position; but it may own, le may compel you to take the check on its position after castling. pioce you have touched, should it be False castling is liable to the namo en prise; or to replace it and move penalties as a false move. your king, or to leave it on the square When a player givou the odds of & to which you have moved it

, and forego rook, he does not relinquish the right any other move at that time. Should of castling on the side from which the you capture one of the advorne pieces rook has been taken, all other condiwith another, instead of one of your tions being lawful, as if the rook were own, the capture holds good, if your in its place. opponent so decides.

When you give check you must say Ir the player takes a piece through so aloud. If check in not called on a false move, his adversary may com- either side, but subsequently discov. pel him to take much piece with one ered, you must endeavor to recall all that can lawfully tako it; or to move the moves back to the period when the the piece that has been touched, if check first occurred. such move does not expose the king You are not compelled to cry chock to check; or he may be directed to when you attack the queen, move his king.

Il you cry check, and afterwards If you take one of your own mon, alter your determination, you are not instead of one of your adversary's, you compelled to abide by the intention, may be compelled to move one of the provided you have not touched tho two piecom touched, at the option of piece, your opponent. Mr. Walker thinks When a pawn reached the opposite that tho penalty should be to lose the side of the board it may be replaced man you have improperly taken off, by any piece, at the option of the

An opponent hus the option of pun owner, and irrespective of the pieces ishing i falso move, by claiming the already owned by him. l'also move as your move, by compel- Stall mate is a drawn gamo. ling you to move the pioco touched, as Drawn games count for nothing; you may think it, or to replace the and he who moved first in the drawn piece and move your king.

game, moves tirst in the following: The king must never be exposed to If you declare to win a game, or check by any penalty enforcod. position, and only draw it, you are

If you move twice running, you accounted the loser.

1

« PreviousContinue »