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OUR WORK-ROOM.

RULES AND REGULATIONS. All letters re- tions of the dress articles. A girl of 15 does not the ends with fluting made from your two-inch quiring answers in the following month's issue

need her dresses much trimmed, nor do such good flounce.] What sort of polonaise would be most must be forwarded to SYLVIA, CARE of EDITOR,

and pretty materials as your patterns require it.] serviceable to wear over different coloured skirts, Messrs. Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C., before the 5th of each

A REGULAR SUBSCRIBER, but one who has cashmere or merino (black)? How many yards month.

never before ventured into the Work-room, will will it take, and how ought it to be trimmed to 2. All letters asking questions should be

feel very grateful to Sylvia if she can kindly give look nice?' [From six to eight yards. Jet is the written on one side only of the paper, and a

her a few suggestions in the next number. She most fashionable trimming. Satin or silk would space should be left for each answer.

has a Navy blue satin cloth dress, of good quality, do, or plain rows of stitching done by machine.] 3. In writing for advice as to the making up and not much worn, having been laid aside on What sort of hat should a little girl two years and and altering of dresses, it is advisable to men- account of mourning. It is made in the Princess a half old wear for best in the summer? She is tion height, complexion, and colour of hair, in shape, with long, and consequently full, train, tall for her age, and fair. [The modified smal order that the best combinations of colour may

and a full flounce 7} inches deep.' Can Sylvia Dolly Varden shape is the most fashionable.] be given. 4. Photographs sent for this purpose can

suggest any way in which it could be made into a ROSIE W. presents her compliments to Sylvia, not be returned, unless accompanied by a

short walking dress? The flounce at the bottom and would like to know what she would advise stamped directed envelope. is uncomfortably heavy, and having no tunic or her to do with a silk dress (pattern enclosed)

. 5. Letters for the Work-room must be

panier, the dress looks incomplete. [If you take She has a plain short skirt and body, with small written on separate paper from those intended the back breadths to pieces, you can bring the bell sleeves, tunic, not very full, trimmed with for the Drawing-room or the Exchange Column. fulness up to the waist instead of leaving it as a long fringe the ground colour. Would Sylvia think it No charge is made for replies to any ques

train, and this alteration will make sufficient best to have it dyed, and what colour? It is tion in the Work-room: it is open to all comers, pouff. As the flounce is heavy, you might trim faded under the arms and the front of the skirt, and all are welcome.

the front with it and perhaps some dark blue but not at all worn. It is too decided a pattern As we give elsewhere all the latest informa

velvet, with which you might also trim the back, to wear often. Rosie W. is twenty-eight, mation as to modes and styles, we cannot answer if necessary.]

ried, fair, about 5 feet 4 inches, rather slender questions as to the way of inaking up new

ETTENNA would feel obliged if Sylvia would materials, except when the quantity is so

figure. Will feel grateful for any suggestions limited as to require contriving, in which case

kindly inform ter the nicest way to make up a from Sylvia with regard to dyeing or making it we are glad to give our best help.

black silk, fourteen yards, twenty-eight inches in up in any way to look a different dreis. Rosie width, so as to suit either for handsome morning has found the answers to others of great use to

dress ur occasional dinner ditto. The silk is a herself, and this is the first time she has been a Ada write_1 have a light dress (pattern en

rich soft one. Would it be best made plain, or queriest. She has been a subscriber for years, and closed), scarcely worn at all, because so very unbe- with polonaise ? Ettenna is about forty years of greatly appreciates the enlargement of the nicest coming. It is made with short skirt, ten-inch age, married, rather dark complexion, short, and magazine for young people. (Your dress would flounce, crossways. Old-fashioned polonaise, all slight. She does not like much trimming on any look well dyed violet, and worn with velvet in one piece, without pleats, drawn into figure by dress. [The deep tablier, with tunic ends at the sleeveless jacket same colour. This would hide band, trimmed with a white looped fringe, re- back, would be the most fashionable way to make the worn part under the arms. If the front looks minding one of toilet-cover fringe. How can I it. Plain skirt mounted in deep folds at the back shabby still, trim with bands of velvet ] Rosie alter this dress, and trim it in some way to make of the waist.]

W. will feel grateful to the Editor if he could it moderately fashionable? You will see it is a FLEDA has a plain train skirt, very long, of promise patterns of children's clothes from two walking-dress. [Those loose polonaises suit very white satin, with low bodice. Will Sylvia kindly to five years old, such as cut-out patterns of little few figures. Make the body tight to wear with tell me if it can be made into a fashionable dinner boy's walking costume, jacket, etc. (Madame band. Take off the fringe, and trim skirt, tunic, dress with the addition of some coloured satin, Goubaud, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, and body with the washing linen trimming in and how it should be done? I have also fifteen supplies these.] Can any of your correspondents black and crimson. These will relieve the light- yards of Brussels lace five inches deep, which I tell me whether washing the head in luke-warm ness of the dress, and make it more becoming. If should like to use for trimming the dress. I am soda water promotes the growth and a nice shade you wear light ribbon bows with it, mix black a medium height, having dark hair and eyes, and to rather light hair, or is soft soap best in the velvet ribbon with them.]

a slight figure. [A tablier of beaded net, or of water? CHARLINIA would like to know in the next puffed tulle, with pearls between the puffings, Violzt has a Japanese silk dress, which she number a pretty way of making up a skirt (pat- trimmed with your Brussels lace, would look got some time ago, but never liked, on account tern enclosed). I have five widths, and kilting a much handsomer and more elegant than coloured of its being wretchedly made. Would Sylvia, quarter of a yard wide. Age, seventeen; height, satin. There would be enough of your lace to with her great fund of taste, please tell her how 5 feet; dark hair. (Your dress would look very trim body and sleeves handsomely as well. If she might alter it in a pretty but inexpensive pretty trimmed with velvet the same colour. You you prefer not to wear a low bodice for a dinner way? [If you will tell Sylvia how it is now do not say whether you wish it walking length, dress, you could have a fichu and sleeves to the made, so that she can form an idea as to the or trained. You will find many models and de- elbow made of the same material as your tablier, quantity of material it contains, she will have scriptions in our paper this month.] And would and trimmed with the Brussels lace. Coloured pleasure in giving her advice. Also, kindly say Sylvia kindly tell me the best way of making a sash and bows, with some colour reproduced in whether you wish to make it into house, walkbrown and black striped silk; I have sixteen the flowers or feather of the coiffure.]

ing, or dinner dress.] yards. [Skirt plain at the back, mounted in the JIMMIE writes-I shall feel much obliged if Sophy would be much obliged to Sylvia if Bulgarian fold. Basque bodice. Tablier, with you will advise me how to alter a black silk dress. she would kindly help her a little this month. ends at back. Trim all with brown and black It was made three years ago, and has only been Will the enclosed pattern of longcloth do to fringe and brown and black buttons.]

worn two or three times, as I did not like the make white petticoats ? [Too thin.) And should May-Lily would be greatly obliged to Sylvia style. The skirt is four inches on the ground, the frills be made of the same? [Yes.] I have if she would kindly advise her how to make up it has a flounce four inches deep, with one above a plain skirt and bodice of the enclosed silk, only two dresses (patterns enclosed), for a girl in her it two inches deep. It is made with tight bodice, just walking length. Could I do anything with fifteenth year, very fair, height about 5 feet wide sleeves, bow and ends, and a crossover with it to 'wear with velveteen sleeveless jacket and 5 inches, and slight in figure. She has fifteen long rounded ends in front. The flounces and panier, or would it look nice made with a poloyards of each, and wishes the style to be simple. frillings are bound with blue silk. [Cut it naise trimmed with something bright to wear May-lily derives much enjoyment from THE walking length, and replace the four-inch Hounce. over black silk skirt? Please tell me what would Young ENGLISHWOMAN, and though quite a new Trim the front breadths to simulate a tablier or look well on it. I am 5 feet, dark hair and subscriber, looks forward with great pleasure to tunic. You can do this by covering it with jet, eyes, with fair complexion. [It would look well the arrival of every number. (For altering or sewn in straight lines on a foundation. Trim all as a polonaise, trimmed with black, to wear over contriving, Sylvia is always very glad to give ad- round with jet fringe. Make ends at the back black silk. If you prefer a colour, almost any vice, but descriptions of fashionable styles for out of the crossover ends. Of the rest of the would go with it.] I have also a nice black making up new dresses would be merely repeti- crossover make coat-sleeves. Trim these, and shawl, square ; could I make anything of it, as !

green silk

never wear it, and should like to use it for some- trimmed with pinked ruches of the silk (of high and one low body trimmed with the satin, thing. [You don't say what the material is. which I enclose a pattern). Will Sylvia kindly Editha might be able to get some more of the Would it not make a polonaise ?] Will Sylvia assist me with hints as to renovating it? I have same silk. She would like a nice summer walkplease tell me how to cut a train skirt, and how by me ten yards of yellow tulle, five of each ing dress, and would not mind a little expense to many widths should be put in, and gores of a shade, of which I forward patterns, as I think make the dress nice. Editha is 5 feet 4 inches, black silk? Can you tell me the price of that the tulle might be used to trim the ball

fair complexion, brown hair. Editha would also black feather trimming about two inches wide ? dress. The combination of colours seems to me like to know how to make up fourteen yards of [Send to Madame Goubaud, 30, Henrietta Street, preity, but I do not know if it would be fashion- light grey homespun for a walking dress, to be Covent Garden, for pattern of trained skirt.] able. I shall be grateful for any information and worn without a jacket. She likes her dresses Please tell me how to make a nice, dressy-look- suggestions, as I live in a very out-of-the-way very plain, but stylish, and has a great objection ing frock (blue French merino) for a little girl place, and have no good dressmaker at hand. to jet or much trimming. (Your skirt will do eight years old, for the spring. [With cape and [The yellow tulle would not look well on the as it is, and your large sash will be the very thing pleated frills.] I have a piece of blue satin cloth,

Green tulle, crape, or even tarlatan for ends at the back. You could either get more enough to make quite a plain frock for a little would look very pretty over it, made as tablier, of the silk and make a tablier, or--which would girl of five. What could I trim it with to make with sash ends made from your panier. You be much prettier-have a tablier of blue cashit look dressy? (Velvet same colour.] I should could trim the tablier round with close pleats of mere or silk the same shade as your blue satin be much obliged for the answers, as I live at the the materials of which you make it, heading the trimming. In this case, you would have to have sea-side, and I am obliged to do all my needle- pleatings with the silk ruching.]

a sleeveless jacket of the cashmere or silk, but as work in the winter.

AN OLD SUBSCRIBER, who has very rarely your high bodice is probably of an old-fashioned AIGUILLE would feel obliged if Sylvia would troubled the Editor, will sincerely thank Sylvia cut, this would perhaps be as cheap as buying kindly tell her whether a creamy, stone-coloured if she will tell her what to do with her dresses extra silk. Your low body being useless, as you bodice, with tablier tunic, would look well worn (patterns enclosed). They were made years ago, wish for a walking dress only, would help in with a plain black or black quilted skirt. (Very with rather long untrimmed skirts. The foulard trimming the sleeves, hiding the joins which well, but better still over brown.]

has a panier, not a large one, and she has two will perhaps be necessary to make them the ORISKA would be so much obliged if Sylvia yards of new silk like the black. An Old Sub- fashionable shape, Patterns of tablier and body would tell her how she might make a jacket into scriber cannot afford to set the dresses aside, but were given in the diagram sheet with THE a fashionable garment. It is of very good cloth, cannot wear them in their present state. She ENGLISHWOMAN'S DOMESTIC MAGAZINE for but has been laid by for the last two years, in thought, perhaps, a polonaise may be made out of October last. Woollen materials and silk are consequence of its loose and unbecoming shape. the light dress, to wear over the black skirt. She

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now the favourite combination for costumes. Would it look well as a sleeveless tight-fitting lives in the country, but not far from a large reply to your second query, see notice at top of jaket? If so, would Sylvia say what it should city. She wants the dress for walking. The previous page.] be trimmed with ? It will be wanted principally piqué has a small tunic, and the skirt is only a Lily would feel obliged to Sylvia for her to wear with a black and white dress trimmed with walking length. [The black silk will make a advice respecting a silk dress, of which a pattern beaded gimp. Oriska being only a poor governess,

very nice and serviceable skirt. Perhaps you can is enclosed. Would it be better to have it dyed is obliged to do her own sewing and be very take the back breadths out, if not much gored. or cleaned? [It ought to clean very well.] It areful of her clothes, but nevertheless likes to Cut the remaining breadths to a walking length: has a long trained skirt, with wide crosswise look nice, and she will be very grateful if Sylvia Trim with flounces made from the back breadths, flounce. Lily is tall, with fair hair and comwould kindly answer her question in the April and two yards of new. Black Velvet between plexion, and prefers a long dress. Does Sylvia number. (Sylvia has much pleasure in helping each flounce would make the skirt look very

think the skirt would look well plain, and take Oriska, and hopes her advice may be of use. It handsome. The foulard will make a very pretty the flounce to trim the body and sleeves ? The would be very extravagant to make the jacket polonaise to wear over it, especially if trimmed body is plain, without trimming and coat-sleeves. into a sleeveless one. Besides, these are not with fringe the colour of the ground, and a row What would Sylvia advise? [The skirt would worn in cloth, unless some other portion of the of black velvet. You would have enough foulard look rather old-fashioned if worn plain in these toilette is in the same material. Unless Oriska is over to make a sleeveless basque jacket, which days of tunics, tabliers, and trimmings. The very clever at needlework, she would find it very you could wear with your black sleeves. The bodice and sleeves need not be trimmed; your wide difficult to make it into a tight-fitting jacket. A jacket would be trimmed round arms and basques crossway flounce ought to cut into enough narrow half-tight shape would be more easily managed. with fringe and velvet like polonaise. Blue bows frills to trim your front breadth en tablier, and still To do this, take out the sleeves, and unpick all would look well with it. Or make the black leave sufficient for loops and pinked-out ends at the seams except those on the shoulders, which silk into jacket to wear over foulard sleeves. the back. This will look very well if set permay not require altering. Then lay on the jacket Trim the piqué to simulate a rather short tablier fectly plain into the waist, except four inches at patterns of demi-tight shape (such have been with the tunic, and with a sash of ribbon to the back, where the fulness is arranged in large issued with former numbers), and cut accordingly, match the colour of the flounce, it will be quite overlying folds.] The sleeves may require to be made narrower at fashionable enough for a morning dress.]

QUEENIE would be deeply indebted to Sylvia the arm, but that is easy. You must press the Hulda thinks Beatrice c. can arrange her if she would kindly advise her how to remake a seams. Stitch all round with sewing-machine.] dress very well in the following way :- Take grey alpaca dress. Queenie has only worn the

A COUNTRY Girl will feel much obliged if out the back breadth of the skirt, and replace dress a few times, in consequence of having to go Sylvia will tell her how to make a silver-grey with back breadth of tunic, if the tunic is too into mourning. She is dark, rather tall, alpaca costume. She is barely 5 feet in height, short to use as tablier; the fronts of the tunic slender, aged eighteen. The dress has three wide very full figure, dark hair and eyes, generally a will finish the tablier. If your skirt is not faded, crossway flounces, bound with grey Japanese silk little colour, but not a very good complexion. As it will require no trimming in front; if it is, at the back, and six narrow ones on the front, she is insignificant-looking, she should like to be make one of the puffings into a flounce; you

finished off by bows. It is not at all pretty, and dressed in a stylish manner, but not at all remark- will have two of the puffings over to join on the Queenie would like to mix a little black with it, able or showy, and would like the dress to add to back breadth of skirt under the trimming; you as she will have to wear it in slight mourning. her apparent height. What bonnet and neck-lie will probably have a piece over from the front of [If you would get some alpaca of a darker grey, would go nicely with it? Please answer in next the tunic, which will do for sash ends. If the you might make a very handsome dress of your number. (As you wish to look tall, the less dress does not require covering on account of alpaca. Cut a tablier from the darker grey, trimming you have, the better. But alpaca is a being faded, you may make the three gathered which must not be too dark. Trim this with a material that requires a certain amount of trim- flounces into two kilted ones; the front breadth very close pleating about five inches deep, made ming, and the best style is six-inch frills arranged to be trimmed in the same way, with one kilt. from some of your old flounces. Make a sleeveរ ia

I very close folds. You will find descriptions in The narrow pleating of the front breadth, if it less jacket with basques of the dark grey also. our fashion article, and models in our fashion will iron out nicely, may be used as a plain band Trim the basques with a very narrow close pleatplates. Any colour in bonnet or tie may be stitched against the tablier, with or without the ing. Trim your light great coat-sleeves with worn with grey. As you have not much colour, Yak lace beneath--that is, if it is on the cross ; close pleating of dark grey. Trim your skirt two shades of some soft bright colour would look if not, lay it on the under side of the tablier as a with your old flounces, headed by bias bands of best-such, for instance, as violet and mauve, not false hem. If you cannot get sash ends from the the darker grey. You had better take off all the too bright, fané blue, and a deeper shade of same tunic, cut two-thirds of the front breadth of the Japanese silk, which would do for another dress. colour.)

skirt off for the purpose, and replace with This dress will be slight mourning, if worn with Miss D, writes - I have a green silk ball lining.

a knot of black ribbon or velvet at the collar, dress, which was made three years ago, and was Editha would like to know what Sylvia and if you manage it well, you could scarcely only worn once, as I have been in mourning ever would advise her to do with a silk dress (pattern have a prettier spring dress.] Will sleeveless since. It looks now quite old-fashioned, as it is enclosed). She has a plain skirt, with two cross- deep basqued braided bodices be worn in the made with a panier at the back and no tablier ; cut folds headed with blue satin, large sash one spring and carly summer? [Yes.]

OUR DRAWING-ROOM.

EDITH ROSE has enclosed the words of the pretty ballad, “The Beating of my own Heart," asked for by one of your correspondents in the January number, and takes the opportunity to express her regret at Myra's illness, and hopes she is now quite recovered, that lady's writings having been always looked forward to with great interest, and found very useful. She has no doubt her successor will be equally welcomed ; and hopes the admirable leiter“ On Good Intentions" will be thoughtfully read and laid to heart by many young ladies. She has noticed an improvement in the magazine this year, and would be glad to know of a useful, inexpensive book on “ Wild Flowers," as she has some little girls she wishes to amuse themselves with collecting and preserving in the coming spring, such wild flowers as are to be found in their usual walks. She suggests the study of botany, as a most delightful and interesting pursuit to all young English women, and especially to those who reside in the country. Will Sylvia kindly give her some hints on a pretty, simple way of making children's dresses for the spring, when leaving off mourning? their ages are seven and four years. She also suggests, that if Sylvia would mention any novelty or change in style or make, at the commencement of the “Work-room," it would be acceptable to many, the answers not being so generally useful. (Children's dresses look pretty with a flounce round the hem, and a tunic, real or simulated, in the trimming. The cape or jacket should be of the same material for spring and summer wear. The new styles are described in the article on “Paris Fashions," but Sylvia thanks Edith Rose for her suggestion, and if anything new should prevail in the “Work-room" department, will make mention of it in future.]

names.

improvement. [There was none issued with you are very kind. ["' Robin" is the name of
the February number.] I am pleased to be able that species of bird. It is merely a coincidence
to inform Alice Grace Violet that the third part that it is also a man's name. Redbreast" is
of the “Gipsy's Warning' is called, " I will not the nickname, for all robins have not red breasts.
heed her warning." Will you or Sylvia kindly It will give us pleasure to comply with your
tell me the best way to make up wool-work request, if we can possibly do so.
dinner mats? Must they be put on card- L. M. W. can supply Annchen with the
board? (Yes.) And is cord around the edge information she requires. Address with Editor.
necessary? (Bind with ribbon.] I should be (We cannot insert L. M. W.'s notice, as it is
much obliged if any one could tell me the name an advertisement, the charge for which would
of a song commencing :-

be half-a-crown.]

EUNICE presents her compliments to the “I'll deck my brow with flowers,

Editor of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, and The false one will be there."

would be very much obliged if he would tell her

the etiquette of visiting cards. When it is the I have taken your magazine since January, correct thing to leave or send them ; Eunice is 1874, and think it the best published for young so ignorant, she does not even know when it is ladies. I look forward to it with pleasure proper to use them ; but, being only sixteen, every month, and hope you will consider my perhaps it is excusable. What will be the request about the coloured patterns. P.S.-Is fashionable colours this spring? Eunice can it absolutely necessary to write on one side of scarcely understand what they are like from the paper only? (Yes.]

their French

Eunice thinks THE

YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN invaluable, and reads LINES ON THE DEATH OF TWO it with great pleasure. She would be grateful LITTLE GIRLS.

if the Editor would answer her questions next

month. [If you cali on friends and do not find The gay leaves fade,

them at home, you leave your card. All stades The fair flowers droop and die,

of fanés colours will be fashionable. By fanés, The round and rosy cheek grows cold and pale, I mean the faded-looking colours that have Dim the bright eye.

come into wear during the last few years.]

TWOPENNY asks : Will Sylvia kindly give All changeth here ;

as much information as she can about garden Life's brightest hopes decay ;

parties ? What time ought they to come? (InOne word is written upon all we love,

vite for 3 or 4 o'clock.] What time go away? “ Passing away.

[In time to dress for dinner.] What ought they

to do the first thing ? [After being received by Is there a land

the hostess, they walk about, stand about, or Where sorrow never comes ?

engage in the amusements provided for them.] Where the tear never falls for love grown cold, If a marquee is erected, what ought it to be And desolated homes ?

for-for dancing, supper, or what? [It ought

to be fitted up with flowers, seats, etc., like a Yes; the bright flowers,

conservatory, for people to retire from the heat, We from earth's garlands miss, for old ladies and gentlemen to chat, while the Are blooming 'mid the radiance of the skies, young ones flirt. There is not usually dancing In fadeless bliss.

at garden parties. Too early for supper.]

Ought printed invitations to be issued, and how There is no change ;

long beforehand ? (A week or ten days, even Death cannot enter there,

more, according to scale of entertainment. If For He who conquered death there glorious the day happens to be wet, what is done? reigns

[Then, a dance is sometimes got up. A garden Nor pain, nor care.

party on a wet day is a failure. Few people

come, and those who do go away early, damp Joy for the saved,

and dejected.] Any other information that That this life passeth by!

you can give will greatly oblige Twopenny, Each year is but a milestone nearer home; (Croquet, archery, and other out-door amuseNearer the sky.

ments, form the entertainment. The refresh

ment is of the lightest kind, just as at an Nearer our home!

afternoon croquet party. Tea is handed round, Soon will the strife be o'er.

with thin bread and butter, perhaps cakes, or Onc joyous household band shall meet above. some fruit.] To part no more !

MAY.

ANNETTE writes : In the January number of

your magazine, Fanny the Fawn asks for a cure L. B. has a number of pieces of music for chilblains. I usedto be plagued with them, which she wishes to dispose of, or to exchange

but was recommended to try a homeopathic for pieces by Schubert, Liszt, Schumann, or

lotion, Agaricus umscarius ; this quite cured Chopin. A list sent on application.

mine. Sold at any homæopathic chemists, small CONTESSA asks: Would you, dear Mr. bottles, with brush, is. I should be much Editor, try and find out the origin of the red- obliged if anyone would tell me when a note in breast's nickname "Robin?" You will laugh music is marked both flat and natural how it at my repeating so often this wish, and yet I should be played ? [When a note has been assure you I was once puzzled in Florence by sharp, it is necessary to make it natural before this very question. Would it be possible to

it can be written flat. Hence both the natural give in one of the front pictures of fashion in and flat. It is played flat.] Does ale injure THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN a little boy of the hair? Mine is very fine, and lies close, and six years of age in an English sailor's costume ? my curls come straight in damp weather, so I It would be for me and for many of our Italian use ale to make it stiff, but it takes the gloss off, ladies a great prize, and would enable me to and makes it sticky. Can you tell me of any. order of Madame Goubaud a costume for my thing else that will keep it in curl? also what little fair-haired boy. If you can I am sure you would make it grow? I cannot find an address will give me this pleasure ; for it strikes me that in your magazine, but hope this will find you

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MARY writes : Can you or any of your will keep for a long time.] And also the I like the Magazine very much, but do wish numerous readers give me a receipt for a fast juice? (Only two or three days.] When there would be some hints for young housedye suitable for a batiste dress? The original lettuces, radishes, and cress are handed round, wives as there used to be. Will some one kindly colour of the material was drab, but this has how should one take them ? [There are usually inform me how to manage my allowance, £15 a washed out. I wish you every success in your a wooden salad spoon and fork with lettuce, a year, everything but boots to find. I am sure useful journal. I have been a subscriber for at etc.] When one has no fish-knives, should one I have tired the kind Editor with my long letter least a dozen years.

hold the fork in the right-hand or the left, the and trust he will excuse me. (Lace makes the GREYSTEIL informs “Poor Maria” the same as for other meat? [In the right hand.] most elegant mantel valance. Madame Goupiece of needlework is copied from an old When jam is served with rice and blancmange, baud, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, engraving, representing the heroine of a could it be put in a little glass dish, the same will send you a pattern of a dressing-gown.] touching episode in Sterne's "Sentimental as on the tea table? [That is the proper kind JESSAMINE would feel much obliged if Journey."

of dish for it.] On what kind of dish should Sylvia would kindly tell her in the March numLINA MASSE writes : May I ask one favour stewed fruit be served ? [If cold, on glass. If ber of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN what of you. I don't think you'll refuse to answer hot, a dish like the rest of the service.] What would be the correct, and at the same time, the me if you can ; it is this. Do you, or any of sized envelopes are most fashionable for ladies most inexpensive materials for the costume of the readers of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN to use? (Almost square, with very deep “Red Riding Hood" at a fancy ball, and also know of anything I could use to make my hair flaps.]

how the dress-cloak, etc., should be made. A grow more on my forehead. I was quite dis- WILD DAISY would be grateful if Sylvia full description of the character would be of the tressed when I saw that in last month's num- will kindly answer her the following questions. greatest assistance to her. [A full plain skirt ber-please help me if you are able, I am sure Would sauces for puddings be spoiled if one of blue cashmere, orleans, or batiste, gathered I shall be much indebted to you or any other made them before going in to dinner? (Some all round. Red circular cloak with hood to person who could answer my question. kinds would.] Is it bitter or sweet almonds wear over the head, but showing some of the Would you please tell me if there is anything should be eaten with raisins? (Sweet.] And hair. This cloak might be made in a material to pay, if so, I will forward you the amount in how much almonds should be put to every that would make it a useful garment for other stamps. What was it that distressed you?} pound of raisins.) About a quarter of a pound.] occasions, cloth, for instance. At Hengler's

FRANKY asks where is it likely íhat she And should they be helped with a dessert- Grand Cirque, Little Red Riding Hood's cloak would be able to procure a painted glass trans- spoon? [Table-spoon.] Should the seeds of is of silk, and the small representative of the parency fit for hanging in a window; subject, raisins be eaten or left on the plate. [The character wears short white socks, and shoes the Crucifixion ? [Cox and Co., Southampton seeds cannot be eaten.] Can more than one with straps and buttons, than which nothing Street, Strand, W.C.]

thing be placed on the same mat on the break- could be prettier or more simple. Your letter LEONORA presents her compliments to the fast-table, or should a mat each be placed under was not in time for the March number.] Editor, and begs to say that she thinks the the teapot, cream jug, and sugar basin? [A LILLY writes : would the Editor kindly give Magazine much improved since it has been mat for the tea pot, the others stand on the her a receipt for a roughness over the face; and enlarged. The letters by Sylvia and those on tray.) And on a plate or what, should the loaf also could he tell her the meaning of why rather Etiquette are invaluable to country subscribers. be put? [A wooden platter.] And should the a long sponge cake is sent with the mourningAll her friends are very pleased with it, and host cut it, and every one butter their own card; and why people send valentines on the she wishes it all the success it deserves. Leo- bread, or how? (Every one butters his own, 14th of February; and what address should nora wants the July, August, September and as there are usually dishes for breakfast with Lilly use if she wanted to send a letter to the November numbers of the Magazine for 1874, which some persons take butter and others do Work-room? [Do not go out during cold complete, for which she will give one dozen of not.]

winds without a thick veil. Do not wash the Dew oxydised buttons, very handsome, cost Can any of our correspondents tell M. E. face just before going out or immediately after 35. 6d., or would pay half price for them. D. the origin of the word "Fenian?"

coming in. Dry with powder. We never heard RUBY would feel obliged to the kind Editor Mrs. D. writes : In answer to Emmie C.'s of a sponge cake being sent with a mourning if he would tell how "Goethe," the German inquiry respecting training-institutions for do- card. "Perhaps it is a custom in some particudramatist, is pronounced. Also if the three mestic service, she has much pleasure in in- lar locality. Nobody knows exactly the origin songs in connection with the “Gypsy's Warn- forming her that there is one in Lakenham, of the custom of sending valentines on Feb. 14. ing“ are all sung to the same air?" [The "G" Norfolk, of that description, where girls may Address, Sylvia, Messrs. Ward, Lock, and is hard, the "oe" pronounced as eu in Frerch, be entered, with the payment (if she is not Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, and the "the" like the first syllable of our mistaken) of three shillings per week. Emmie E.C.] English word, tether. The three songs have C. may obtain full particulars by writing to the JACK O' LANTERN would be very much different airs.]

Institution. There is another at Alresford, obliged if you or any of your correspondents W. WILBERFORCE BATTYE writes : My Hants, but Mrs. D, believes it is private.

could tell her, through the “Drawing-room," daughter takes in your Magazine, and I am E. G. writes : Dear Mr. Editor, ought how to make the colour flow smoothly on glad she does, and hope that she may continue there to be two coloured plates in THE YOUNG photographs, she has tried many times but has to do so, on account of its high moral tone. ENGLISHWOMAN? I have never had but one. only succeeded in spoiling them ; on the dress At the same time you must allow me to demur [If you write again, please leave space for in particular the colour went into lumps, though to the reason given to one of your correspon. replies. Now and then an extra coloured plate it was mixed quite smoothly. Is there any. dents, who inquires whether a veil or cap should is given away with THE YOUNG ENGLISH- thing to be put into it? And could any one be worn at confirmation. Surely, this is not WOMAN.] Please tell me a pretty inexpen- tell me a good book from which to learn wool to secure the bishop's 'hands from getting sive way to furnish a bed-room. [Beeswax or work, and the price of it? soiled! Surely, is it not rather a token of oak-stain the floor, and have a square of car- AIGUILLE writes : In answer to Brownie, modesty, and because a veil is given to a pet only in the middle. Have chintz curtains who asks how to make cork frames, Aiguille woman " for a covering?" If I am wrong in and bed-valance. Cover an old box with chintz replies that she must first make a frame of stiff this suggestion, all I can say is, not of course and keep at the foot of the bed for laying cardboard, unless she has an old plain wooden that the bishop has no right to "lay on " hands crushable dresses in. If there is a recess, get a one. Next procure a number of corks, break, at all, but certainly that he has no right to have few hooks put up in it, for hanging your not cut them into rough, different sized pieces, any hands to "lay on."

dresses on. Make chintz curtains for it and and grate a quantity rather finely. With strong IDA WALES presents her compliments to fasten these round a shelf at the top, which a glue or gum fasten the pieces on as pictuthe Editor, and would he kindly answer her a carpenter will put up for you for a very few resquely as possible, and fill up the vacant spots few questions? Is it customary_in photo- shillings. A pretty dressing-table can be made with the grated cork. graphic albums to put the Royal Family first, out of a very inexpensive table with light chintz STEPHANOTIS presents her compliments to or relations and friends? (Matter of choice.] drapery, or the conventional white muslin over the Editor, and having seen in her valuable Could he, or any of his numerous correspon- pink calico. A washstand can be purchased magazine that Twopenny and other ladies wish dents give her an address of a manufacturer of cheaply and covered with the imitation marble for something which will render their hands linoleum floor cloth? [Treloar, Ludgate Hill, cloth. A chest of drawers of light wood will white, begs to say that the following recipe, reE.C.) What would be the price of a “Bristol be necessary, also a couple of chairs. The commended by a celebrated physician, is most Tune Book?" And will he give a pretty crochet mantel-piece and looking-glass look well hung satisfactory for making the face, neck, hands, pattern, wool work, suitable for a sofa blanket with chintz also, and trimmed with lace. Light and arms white, soft, and delicate. Take 3 02. shortly? [At this time of year, such a pattern iron bedsteads are the prettiest.] Ought of sugar candy, I wine-glassful of eau-dewould be unsuitable.] ldá Wales has taken dinner napkins to be always folded, or will Cologne ; i oz. of white soft soap, i oz. of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for more than a ring put round do. [Rings for napkins are glycerine, and 3 oz. of almond oil. Manipufour years, and likes it exceedingly ; this being quite a family arrangement. For a dinner lation : melt the candy (finely powdered) in ihe the first time she has written to the Editor. party the napkins must be folded.] Will you eau-de-Cologne, with as little heat as possible,

AUGUSTA presents her compliments to the or any kind friend tell me how to make the then add the soap until it is properly incorEditor of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN and following: a mantel valance, not expensive porated, mixing with a basin and fork; now would be greatly obliged if he would answer work for drawing-room, chairs, etc., in green, pour the glycerine and oil together, and grathe following questions. How long will lemon also tea-pot cosy and dinner-napkin ring. dually little by little, mix them with the soapy rind keep good after the juice has been Could you give a pattern of print dressing-gowr, syrup, beating with the fork until it is a smooth squeezed out ? [Pour whiskey on it, and it or will Sylvia tell me how to make the same? thick cream ; this being rubbed daily over the skin, and then removed with a little water, drying 3. Notices must be written legibly on one Done ; The Beating of My Own Heart ; Jenny with a soft towel, will produce the most pleasing side of a sheet of paper, separate and distinct of the Mill ; A Dead Past; Good Night ; Let results, and any lady who will try it will find from communications for the Drawing-room or Me be Near Thee ; Boosey's Musical Cabinet ; that such is the truth. It is extremely inexpen- Work-room.

songs by Claribel, Gabriel, etc. The Captive sive, and as one can make it oneself, one knows 4. Announcements of the nature of an Ad- . Greek Girl. Pieces, selections from Norma ; the ingredients, and that it is not injurious. vertisement cannot appear in this column. Santa Lucia ; Wedding March ; Adagio CanToo much cannot be said in its favour, as many 5. The charge for insertion in THE YOUNG tabile (Beethoven); Coote's Burlesque Lancers ; ladies testify. Stephanotis has also seen that ENGLISHWOMAN's Exchange is threepence for Rowena ; Maiden's Prayer : selection from La many ladies wish for something which will re- every twelve words, and one penny extra for Sonnambula ; The New Year; Evening Dew ; move warts; she begs to say that she for many every additional four words, except in cases La Sicilienne (duet) ; Les Cloches du Monasyears had been troubled with some on her where the address is published. The insertion, tere ; La Pluis Jolie. Address, M. H. Post hands, and though she tried a great number of in these cases, is free.

Office, Atherstone. remedies, they still remained. A short time 6. The only articles that can be advertised

Y. Z., has the following pieces and songs since she was advised to try muriatic acid, and for sale are Books and Music.

for sale : Pieces, short pieces by, Heller, 4d. ; her warts soon quite disappeared. This remedy 7. All articles of wearing apparel advertised

two short sonatas (Tregang), Is. ; Standchen is entirely painless, and does not turn the warts for exchange must be new; Furs, Laces, black; it should be rubbed into them night and

(Heller), 15. 3d. ; Impromptu (Schubert), Shawls, and Rugs alone excepted. morning with a piece of stick, sharpened at the

15. 3d. ; Pas des Nymphes (Clarke), od. ; Alice

8. Notices must be sent before the roth of end. Stephanotis has not written to the Editor

(Wayche), 15. ; Those Beautiful Bells (Grobe), preceding month,

4d. ; Illustration de l'Africaine (Kuhe), Is. 3d.; before, and fears she may not have addressed her letter correctly, but begs she will excuse any

Fenian Galop, is. ; Book of Instructions (in

complete), Songs, La Manola, 6d.; I mistakes ; she has herself proved that both

JENNIE has a pretty pair of gold and coral Lombardi Alla Prima Crociati (Verdi), Is.; I the recipes she has mentioned are very valuable

earrings, cost 155. 6d., which she will exchange and effectual, and trusts they will prove so to

Linger by the Mountain Stream (Gumbert), for a gold ring under that value. Address, gd. ; Remember Now, Thy Creator (Westrop). other young ladies.

Miss Simms, Paris House, Fakenham, Norfolk. 6d, ; I Will Arise, and Go to My Father Julia R. would be very grateful if the

M. L. B. has for exchange the following (Westrop), 6d. ; Simeon's Prophecy (Topliff), Editor of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN or any pieces and songs : Oho, Oho, Lady Look down od. Also 18 songs and pieces, including, The of the subscribers, could tell her of a publi

Below ; solo by Offenbach, from Genevieve de Forsaken Nest (song by Tito Mattei); In the cation that would enable one to teach oneself Brabant; In August, and Oh! Sing Me not how to read music. I have no opportunity of

South (song by Offenbach), and other songs that Strain Again (Madame Sainton Dolby); taking lessons, so I want something simple. I

and pieces by Hatton, Benedict, etc. The lot L' Etranger (Giulio Allary) ; Dream of Angels, have John Hullah's Exercises and Figures, but

of 18, for 4s., or separately, 6d. Address, Little One (Franz Abt); A Lullaby (Harriet want a kind of key. If you could help me I

Y. Z., Holy Brook House, Reading, Berks. Young); Melvil Castle (Mr. Campbell) ; should be very grateful for an answer in the L'Addio (Sarmiento) ; Melodo Pratico (singing

SUSIE writes: I have a lovely Algerian silk Drawing-room" of next month if possible.

scarf or shawl, a yard square. Striped, but exercises by Vaccai) ; Grand Rondeau Brilliant [Try Hamilton's Instruction Book.] (C. M. von Weber); L'Angelo Souvenirs (L.

chief colour, gold ; lovely to cut on the cross BLUE BELL would be greatly obliged if the

for trimming white opera cloak, etc. Also P. Gerville) ; Souvenir de la Pologne (2nd set kind Editor could tell her a good remedy for of Mazurkas by Chopin); Les Cloches du

white washing grenadine skirt, very long and removing moles from the face, as they do not Monastere, Nocturne (Lefebvre Wely); Melody

full, beautifully embroidered ; for exchange, add to her beauty. [I do not think moles can in F (A. Rubinstein); The Marseillaise (Boyton

would like anything useful in dress for little be removed.] Would the Editor or a cor- Smith); Deutsche Volkslieder (Fritz Spindler);

girl of three. I have also a set of beautifully respondent also inform her of something that Oak Wreath, and Lily of the Valley Waltzes

carved lava ornaments ; brooch and earrings, would prevent the hair from breaking off; my (Mrs. Hayes); Prince Albert Band March

unset, for exchange; nice black alpaca dress hair being very fine, it quickly gets to look

preferred. Where can I obtain the patterns of (Stephen Glover) : Fairy Song, solo and chorus poor. Also could anyone favour her with the for ladies voices, by Robert Taylor. All quite

children's things exactly like your illustrations

, words of a song called the Gipsy's Warning ? clean. I would give anyone of the above in

which appear each month?' (Madame GouBlue Bell is delighted with The YOUNG exchange for the Blue Danube, Guards, Mabel,

baud, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, ENGLISHWOMAN; she thinks the tales are

W.C.) or other good waltzes; and any four in exbeautiful, and hopes the next story will be as change for the Messiah, Israel in Egypt, or the FANCHETTE has My Queen, by Blumennice. Will the Editor kindly tell me how I Creation. M. L. B., Post-office, Swansea,

thal, in the key of E; it is quite new. She could improve my writing ; I have always been Glamorganshire.

should like to exchange it for Don't be delicate, and could not attend school. [Write S. A. S. has the following pieces to ex

Sorrowful, Darling, by Molloy, in the lower from copies.]

change, namely: Her Bright Smile Haunts Me key, or, When We are Old and Grey, Darling, Bera. (Cannot promise them just at pre- Still (Brinley Richards), is. 6d. ; Alice Eugèn

also in the lower key. sent.] ELIZA, Twickenham. [When you have (Woylke), is.; Golden Cloudlets (W. Small- Lily has for disposal a number of songs made the antimacassar wide enough, continue wood), 6d., all in good condition ; or she will the same number of stitches without increasing

and pieces remarkably cheap ; also The take in their stead Clochette (Molloy), or the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for 1872, and

"The or decreasing. After adding enough extra rows Storm (I do not know who it is by); or Won't Quiver” for 1872, and “The Young Ladies' in this way to make it the required length, com- You tell Me Why, Robin ? She also wishes to Journal " for 1874. Lily will sell the magaplete the square as usual. Helena is accented. add, that she wrote to H. B. Berks, and sent zines for half price. Send for list of music. on the first syllable.] ETTIE. [Get Lady's her nineteen stamps for a song, and has never Knitting Book, first series (Hatchard, Picca

ESMERALDA would exchange with any received any answer. She cannot conclude dilly.] A. H. [The slippers need not be made

subscriber a set of Table Parlour Croquet, a without saying how much she likes the magaup. Cigar-case or tobacco-pouch. Cricketzine. Address –Miss Stott, Pen Sychnant,

very suitable game for children. Also all the belt worked in wool, or braces, ditto. Your

numbers of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for near Conway, North Wales. letter was delayed through not having been

1874 for half price, or anything useful.

E. P. has the following pieces to dispose of, sufficiently addressed. "Sylvia, care of The all in very good condition : Spirit of the Night,

L. C., has the following pieces and songs to YOUNG ENGLISH WOMAN," is not a full address. Galop (R. F. Harvey), 38. ; Leitartikiel Waltzes

dispose of, would like in return works by Another time, please add, Messrs. Ward, Lock, (Johann Strauss), 45.; Woodland Whispers

Trollope, Bulwer Lytton, or Miss Braddon, a and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, Waltzes (Gerald Stanley), 4s. ; Prince Imperial

pair of jet earrings, or, in fact, is open to any London, E.C. The full address is on the front Galop (Charles Coote), 3s. ; Sunbeam Brilliant

offer except of music, of which she lias suffi. page of the magazine.] Galop (Edward Dorn), 35. ; Minuet from

cient. Instrumental music, Robert le Diable Mozart's Symphony in E flat (Jules Schulhoft),

(Sydney Smith); Barcarole (Sydney Smith); 35. ; Gloria in Excelsis (G. F. West), 35.;

Faust (Sydney Smith); When the Rosy Mom
EXCHANGE COLUMN.
Ronda in A (Beethoven), 35. ; Carnaval de

(G, F. West); Etoile de Ma Vie (F. Berger): 1. All letters on

Where the Bee Sucks (Jules Benedict) ; Rule this subject must be

Venise (Oesten), 35.; Russian Hymn (W. addressed

Kuhe), 25. 6d.; No. 6 of Mess Souvenirs Britannia (B. Richards) : La Nouvelle Pluie de
To the Editor of
d'Ecosse (Madame Oury), 45. ; . Reels and

Perles (G. Osborne); The Guards Waltz (D.
Strathspeys, 5s. Any of the above will be sent Godfrey) : Hymne à la Vierge (Badarzewska).
THE YOU'NG ENGLISHWOMAN.
for one fourth of the marked price. Address.-

Songs, There Was a Time (1. 'Knight); The
Warwick House, Paternoster Row, Miss Peter, High Street, Kirkcaldy, N.B.

Spirit of Good (A. Lee); They Are Not Dead
London, E.C.
M. H. has the following music all in good

but Sleep. (Blumenthal) : The Girl and the condition, which she would exchange for other

Book (J. Hatton); My Star of Heaven (H. B. Young Englishwoman's Exchange.) music, or anything useful, or would sell any of

Farnie); Come Where the Moonbeams Linger, RULES. the pieces at 6d. each : Songs, Won't you tell

duet (F. Buckley). Address, L. C., Post Office, me Why, Robin? Over the Sea; Say, What

Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk. 2. All letters must contain a large, fully- Shall my Song be To-Night? The One Fond JESSIE CLYDE sends 20 Devonshire fern directed, stamped envelope, the stamp to be Heart; Leoline ; Only ; I have Brought Thee roots, 6 varieties, Is., 100 leaves. Is., post-free. enclosed, not affixed.

a Rose ; Sing Birdie, Sing; Thy Will be Northdown Lodge, Bideford, Devon.

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