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sary.] Is fringe always put on knitted quilts? (Not always. With what should pincushions be stuffed ? [Bran.) When one has a room with only pieces of carpet here and there over it, should the carpet be bound with something? [Yes, with some bright coloured, strong braid.] If one orders underclothing from Mrs. Jay, is there any need to send the measure? [Yes.]
ld the foldings be seen in table-cloths, or they be ironed out? [They need not be it, unless they have been very badly nd the creases look rough and un
„E R. S. has great pleasure in sending he words of "The Scout," and begs to to the Editor, that the cut-out paper
(also the one on the large sheet) non one of the figures, either in the book the sheet; she likes the magazine very , and finds it very useful. She is encouraged ike the above suggestion by the attention en to the most trivial questions. (Sylvia had eady made arrangements to effect this plan, je same idea having occurred to her.]
well, as the cotton shrinks much more than the wool, and that makes the material cockle up. As your hair is both short and thin, you had better wear it in curls. Curl it close up to your head every night. I am very glad you like the magazine.7 Nellie informs Ida Wales that the price of the “Bristol Tune Book" is, she thinks, 3s. 6d.
Ceres will be glad if Sylvia will favour her with an explanation of Tennyson's "Holy Grail." What is considered the proper age to commence singing lessons for a girl ? Also, will the Editor, or a correspondent, kindly suggest a good, small french literature. [l give you the explanation in the words of King Arthur himself. Addressing his knights, he says: "The holy vessel wherefrom, at the supper of our Lord, before His death He drank the wine with his disciples, hath been held ever since the holiest treasure of the world, and wheresoever it hath rested, peace and prosperity have rested with it on the land. But since the dolorous stroke which Balin gave King Pelles, none have seen it, for Heaven, wroth with that presumptuous blow, hath hid it none know where. Yet somewhere in the world it still may be, and perchance, it is left to us and to this noble order of the Table Round, to find and bring it home, and make of this, our realm, the happiest in the earth. Many great quests and perilous adventures have ye all taken and achieved, but this high quest he only shall attain who hath clean hands and a pure heart, and valour and hardihood beyond all other men." "Legends of King Arthur, by J. T. K," Eventually, Sir Galahad found the Sangreal, or Holy Grail, and when he died, about two years afterwards, “There came a hand from Heaven, and took the vessel and bare it out of sight, and since then, was never man so hardy as to say that he had seen the Sangreal."']
MAY-LILY encloses the words of the "Gipsy's Warning "in answer to " Blue Bell's" inquiry.
Come! boor, your "little blue"
I war not, friend, with you ! 'Twas for this can a bold Uhlan,
His bridle drew.
Telling the storm is nigh.
Your homestead by.
Lurking in brake by day,
Reading by stars my way, Clattering fast through hamlet old,
O'er lonely wold.
Peasants cow'r 'neath my lance, Miserly souls hold fast their gold,
From Uhlan bold !
Come ! boor, etc.
for telling her how to make cork frames, she will certainly try and make some. She also wants to know if she could get the pattern of the fichu on pages 212 and 213 of the April number, from Madame Goubaud, and if that particular shape has a special name ; she would also be much obliged if Sylvia could tell her how much stuff it would take. Could any friend suggest some thick sort of glove (not leather) for archery, as I can't shoot well in tips. We give the pattern of the fichu with this number.)
ALPHA writes: I have been a subscriber to your much admired YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for many years, now I do not know what to do with them. I should be so much obliged if you could tell me how I can dispose of them; they are much too good for waste paper, being in very good condition, and so full of interesting anecdotes and fancy-work of all kinds.
MRS. R. would feel obliged if you could let her know in “Our Drawing-room" next month how the tablier tunics, with sash ends, are finished at the waist ; are they sewn into a waistband, or attached to the bodice, or best worn with them, as she is going to make one from the cut-out paper pattern given some time ago. They are sewn on a band which buttons or hooks at the back.)
ELVINA presents her best compliments to Sylvia, and she will be so grateful for a little advice about her dear boy, only six months old, his little right leg is slightly curved, commonly known as bow-legged. What can be done for it? In other respects he is such a beauty, and so interesting, so good-tempered. Would Sylvia mind giving her counsel in that most useful YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN. Sylvia sympathises deeply with Elvina, but could not venture to advise her on such an important matter, which is one that demands immediately a clever surgeon's opinion. Do not delay.
NETTIE will be obliged if the Editor will reply to the following questions, or if he cannot, will some of his correspondents. What is a suitable dress for confirmation, for an unmarried lady of 29, who is rather younger-looking than her age? [White cashmere or white alpaca. White piqué might do. [Should a veil or cap be worn ? (Either.] How should the hair be dressed for that occasion, may frizzettes be worn? [The hair may be done as usual.] Nettie's hair is very thin and short, so how could she do it at all with some additional hair and pads? The catogan is still the most popular style of doing the hair. It is very easily arranged with false hair. ]
MARY has been a subscriber to your valuable magazine for many years, and looks forward to its arrival every month. This is the first time Mary has ventured to write, and hopes the Editor will not think her imposing on his kindness. Mary asks if a young gentleman desired a kiss from a young lady, should she comply with his wishes at once, or not? [I should say not, unless the young lady and young gentleman were engaged to be married to each other. ] What excuse could she make if in want of one? (No excuse would be necessary, since it is not usual for young ladies to kiss young gentlemen whenever they ask. If it were, they would always be asking.) And if she gave the kiss would she be thought fast? (Her lady friends would think so, and say so. Her gentlemen friends would think so, but perhaps not say so.] And if she refused, would she be thought rude? [No, for it is the gentleman who is rude to ask it.] Mary will be very thankful for the Editor's answers in your next number,
A YOUNG Welsh WOMAN would feel grateful if Sylvia would kindly answer the following questions. Will black silk polonaises be worn over coloured skirts this summer? [No. Will plain or frilled skirts be most fashionable [Both will be worn.1 Could toilet mats and nightdress cases be braided with white, or would coloured braid be required ? [They can
Such a home I've left far away,
Loved ones there for me are sighing. I can see the moon's placid ray,
On roof and tree, and pale face lying.
Ah ! give thy hand good peasant to me, Hearts are hearts the weary world all over.
Peace still dwells with thee and thine! So now prayeth the war-worn rover !
Come ! boor, etc.
Do not trust him, gentle lady,
Tho' his voice be low and sweet : Heed not him who kneels before you,
Gently pleading at thy feet. Now thy life is in its morning,
Cloud not this thy happy lot ; Listen to the gipsy's warning, Gentle lady, trust him not.
Listen to, etc.
Do not turn so coldly from me,
I would only guard thy youth From his stern and withering power ;
I would only tell thee truth. I would shield thee from all danger ;
Save thee from the tempter's snare. Lady, shun that dark-eyed stranger, I have warn'd thee, now, beware.
Lady, shun, etc.
To NELLIE. (You are quite right. All are welcome. The reason your questions were not answered last month, was not that your writing is bad, but that we get so many letters as to make it almost impossible to answer all immediately. Sylvia does her best to reply to all in turn. I hope your answers being late will not much inconvenience you, To those contained in your former letter, you will find answers elsewhere. 1. To improve your writing, get those copybooks of which every second line is done faintly in copperplate, for the learner to write over. For your grammar, get the grammar used in the National Schools and write exercises. Could you get a friend to correct them for you? Perhaps some of our correspondents will be so kind as to give you the words of “See, the Conquering Hero Comes." Directions for making the jacket bodice given in the April number, are given on page 215 of same number. The only difficulty is in arranging the fulness of the basques, and that will be easy if you remember that the basque of the side-piece falls over the basque at the back. Your suggestion about the illustration has been anticipated. See Rules 3 and 5 of Exchange Column. Judson's dyes are really good, but nothing with cotton and wool mixed will dye
Lady, once there lived a maiden,
Pure and bright, and, like thee, fair, But he wooed and wooed and won her,
Filled her gentle heart with care. Then he heeded not her weeping,
Nor cared he her life to save, Soon she perished, now she's sleeping In the cold and silent grave.
• Soon she perished, etc. Keep thy gold, I do not wish it !
Lady, I have prayed for this,
Rob him of expected bliss.
At my words, so cold and wild ; Lady, in that green grave yonder, Lies the gipsy's only child.
Lady, in that, etc.
BROWNIE is so much obliged to Aiguille
be braided in white.] Of what material should sends 20 roots of Devonshire ferns, or 100
To the Editor of straw hat for summer? I would like it to be all black, as it is to be worn with different
THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN. coloured dresses. [Trim your hat with black
Warwick House, Paternoster Row, silk or velvet.] When one gives a pair of
London, E.C. slippers to a gentleman, should they be made
(Young Englishwoman's Exchange.) up before being given? [The slippers need not be made up before being given.] "Carrie
RULES. will find that her excellent suggestion has been complied with.
2. All letters must contain a large,' fullyBESSIE YATES presents her compliments to
directed, stamped envelope, the stamp to be Sylvia, and would be greatly obliged if she
enclosed, not affixed. could give a braided pattern of a gentleman's
3. Notices must be written legibly on one smoking cap in The YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN.
side of a sheet of paper, separate and distinct Bessie is so well pleased with the magazine,
from communications for the Drawing-room or she shows it to all her friends, and has suc
Work-room. ceeded in getting three of them to take it in.
4. Announcements of the nature of an Ad[If we can manage this, we will, but we are
vertisement cannot appear in this column. asked for so many different patterns, that it is
5. The charge for insertion in THE YOUNG impossible to give all.]
ENGLISHWOMAN'S Exchange is threepence for OLIVE. (Several of our subscribers had
every twelve words, and one penny extra for asked for the pattern you object to. We are
every additional four words, except in cases ,constantly asked for patterns for children's
where the address is published. . The insertion, clothing, but no doubt you are right to a great
in these cases, is free. extent. Charles Halle's Practical Pianoforte
6. The only articles that can be advertised School is in five sections. Each section is for sale are Books and Music. divided into several parts, and the price of
7. All articles of wearing apparel advertised these parts is from 25. to 25. 6d. each.]
for exchange must be new; Furs, Laces,
8. Notices must be sent before the ioth of
preceding month. Advertisements of Lady's Work, Pet Animals, etc., for this part of the Paper, are charged
P. L. P. writes : Will you kindly permit for at the rate of One Shilling for Twelve
the insertion of this in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWords.
WOMAN'S “ Exchange" for May. I wrote last
year, inclosing some words of songs, etc., that E. T. B. thanks her correspondents for had been asked for, but no notice was taken of orders ; she still sends clean M.S. songs. Ilde- my letter, may I hope that this will not meet gonda, She Wandered Down, etc., from 6d.; the same fate. I have several pieces of music long list of others ; point-lace, butterflies, 6d. ; to dispose of, all in good condition, being nearly tuckers, is. 6d. ; lace begun or finished, and new : Les Deux Anges, (Blumenthal), is. 6d. ; any article made at moderate charges; tatting, Fantasia on Mosé in Egitto (Thalberg), 2s. 6d. from 3d.
Wanted, “Cassell's Magazine" for (marked 75.); Sonata (Beethoven), 25. ; L' Englishwoman's Domestic," posted 2ist. Eglantine (T. W. Nauman), is. ; Sonata Post Office, Teignmouth.
(Beethoven) Op. 30, Is. 6d. (See Rules for Y. Z. knits mats, 3s. a pair ; makes hand- · Exchange."] My mother and myself like the kerchief cases, painted, 35. '60. ; has Berlin magazine very much indeed, the cut-out stripe for ottoman, 45. ; would be glad of patterns are so very good and useful ; ditto orders. Address, Y. Z., Post Office, Charlton, Sylvia's letters. We wish the magazine much Blandford, Dorset.
success. Address, P. L. P., Post Office, Two YOUNG LADIES reduced by misfor- Framlingham, Suffolk. tune, who are clever in darning and mending,
C. H. B. has THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN will be grateful for employment. Address for 1870, 71, 72, 73 complete, and in good with Editor.
order (except the numbers for Jan. and Feb. DOROTHY Fox has babies' knitted gloves 21). Also the diagram sheets, with two and boots in Berlin wool, at is. a pair, also exceptions. I should be glad to dispose of boots in eider wool at is. 6d. I have also a them at 4d. a number. I have also a pretty large, handsome knitted quilt, price 16s. I lace plastron (real Maltese) quite new, cost will send a pattern and particulars to any one 75. 6d., which I wish to exchange for somewishing, it. If you will put this in, it will thing pretty and useful. Address, C. H. B., be greatly helping. Address, Dorothy Fox, The Willows, Thorpe S. Andrew, Norwich. Post Office, Swindon, Wilts.
A. M. G. has the following songs to part The writer of the articles on Bee-keeping with: The Gipsy's Warning, Is. 3d.; Shy in “E. D. M.". will have a few swarms of bees Robin, is. 3d. ;, I Love to Hear thy Gentle to part with during May and June in the order Voice, Is. Also some very handsome watch of application, price ios. 6d., straw hive in- pockets, in silk velvet and beads, large size, 5s. cluded. Address, Rev. H. P. D., Wood Bast- per pair ; or A. M. G. will exchange them for wick Vicarage, Norwich.
something useful. C. S. S., an invalid lady, in reduced circum- B. W. has THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN stances, will be most grateful to receive orders: for 1874, which she will dispose of at half-price. for work, both useful and fancy articles. A Address, B. W., 13, Dunsford Villas, Merton list of prices and kind of work done, will be Road, Wandsworth. sent on receipt of two postage stamps. Address, MARIE has the following music and songs C. S. S., care of Mr. Walker, 22, Market Place, to dispose of, in good condition, viz. : Musical Leicester. No post cards.
Box (Leybach), new, is. 6d. ; La Prière d'une Miss CLYDE, Northdown Lodge, Bideford, Vierge (Badarzewska), gd.; The Lurline
Waltzes (D'Albert), IS. ; Souvenir de Bal (Tralexy), is. Songs, Milly's Faith (Claribe}, IS. 3d. i O. Fair Dove, O Fond Dove (Sulitvan), is. ; Little Nell (Linley), od. ; How shall I say Farewell (Mattachs), 6d. ; Ring on, Sweet Angelus, in F (Gounod), new, is. 6d. Marie would either sell them, or take in exchange the following songs: Ring'on, Sweet Angelus, in (Gounod); Officer's Funeral (Hon. Mrs. ton); Captive Greek Girl (Miss Pardoe) know Bridge, Pulaski's Banner, Excelsiondeen Lindsay); Strangers Yet, Half ciation in (Claribel) ; The Nightingale's the soft Skipper and His Boy (Gabriel). long it Miss D., Post Office, Brendon, nan and Devon.
iber for VIOLET would be pleased to exchai with it, of the following sorgs: Music of ith the Words ; music of On the Wind, or the thinks Call; Sleep, Gentle Sister, for the old :1 the song ; We'd Better Bide a Wee. She larhas Les Cloches du Monastère, Noctuu. Warblings at Eve, Morceau de Salon, Ir. Gouttes d'Eau, Caprice Etude, one of whic she would like to exchange for Les Jets d'Eau Please address J., Post Office, Enderby, Leicestershire. (See Rule 5.]
JENNIE has for exchange the following songs, with music accompaniment for the piano : The Grecian Bend ; Dressed in a Dolly Varden ; Her Love Won Mine ; 0 Do not Ask Me, all quite new, which she would like to exchange for, I Won't be a Nun, and Janet's Choice; Good Bye, Sweetheart; It's Hard to Give the Hand. Jennie has also a large, handsome, black carved, scented necklace, with massive cross attached, it consists of three strings, which she would be glad to erchange for a smelling-bottle for the chatelaine. Address, Miss Simms, Paris House, Faken. ham, Norfolk. (See Rule 5.]
Miss S. LORAINE has a quantity of music remarkably cheap ; send for list to Miss S. Loraine, 82, Victoria Park Road, South Hack. ney. (See Rule 5.]
JESSAMINE has the following pieces and songs to dispose of at a low rate, as they are slightly soiled : Pieces, Brooklet Whispers, gd.; God Save the Queen, with variations, 6d. ; Gaetana (Mazurka), 9d.; Ten Little Negro Boys, with variations, gd. ; If Wishes Were Horses, gd. ; Then and Now, gd. I will send each of these post-free on receipt of stamps for the amount, or the whole for 45, Would not object to any article of jewellery, but would prefer a fancy ring to anything else. Address, Miss Luff, Mrs. Mann's, Gisleham, Wangford. (See Rule 5.]
ALPHA has some harp music she wishes to dispose of, consisting of “The First Six Weeks Instruction," also preludes, exercises, airs, and variations, either for sale or exchange. Also the whole of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for 1874, so full of interest and fancy needlework patterns, and many numbers as far back as 1867, all in good condition ; also a great number of soprano songs. Address, Alpha," 25 Grosvenor, Bath. (See Rule 5.1
MARGUERITE wishes to obtain, in good condition, " The Gayworthys," by Mrs. Whit
Prince of the House of David," by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, both in the Lily Series. Marguerite would give in exchange a very pretty aluminium locket, or chain with gold clasp. Address, Mrs. Wilmot, Fylton, near Bristol, Gloucestershire. (See Rule 5.)
M. M. has for exchange a child's newfashioned iron crib and mattress, both nearly new ; large enough for a child of four or five years, would exchange for black or brown quilted satin petticoat, or material for dress, or other offers. The crib and mattress are worth 255., the crib being 18s. and mattress 128. 6d. when bought.
Address, Mrs. Mennick, 10, Lansdowne Street, Hove, Brighton, Sussex. (See Rule 5:]
We recognize the young lady as a very important It is, we hope, needless to say that we have no sym
member of the body social and politic, deserving pathy with such dismal portraitures of young ladyism. of the utmost and most respectful attention ; and we pro- We are not of the kind who prefer gloom to sunlight, pose to devote a few papers to the consideration of her in who would plant a garden with cypresses and funereal her various aspects. There are, perhaps, some folks yews, and exclude pretty flowers and bright foliage. It old, sour, and cynical—who consider her as an insignifi- is not necessary to be a young man-to whom, of course, cant person, who may some day develope into a wife, from the sympathy of youth and a cheerful spirit, still 2 superintendent of cookery and stocking-mending, and more from that universal tendency to admiration which who, perhaps, a dozen or fifteen years previously, might has existed ever since the world began, and, no doubt, will have been an interesting child, but who is now in a tran- exist until planetary attraction or some other potent cause sition state, with all her hopes fixed on the future, and makes an end of us altogether—it is not necessary, we engaged in the pursuit of husband hunting, with which say, to be young to admire, and admire very much indeed, object in view she gives a great deal of time to dressing, the young ladies whom we meet every day in society. flirting, pianoforte playing, promenading, croquet, and Life is not so divided into independent sections that we Badminton playing, and making herself attractive and can pass from one stage to another in an entirely disconfascinating generally. That is the sour cynic's view of nected and independent manner. Our individuality the case. He is most likely an old bachelor who missed remains, and memory is the connecting link which binds his chance of getting an attractive and good wife, or, childhood, youth, maturity, and old age in the one being. from some defects of his own, never had a chance. Or, Very often a grave, plodding business man, who buys and perhaps he is the father of a large family who finds his sells, who schemes and speculates, whose chief library is girls hang on hand, and grudges all the money he has the ledgers in his safe, hears a childish laugh and sees the spent-wasted, he now thinks—in preparing them for merry face of a little petticoated fairy, and, for a moment. the matrimonial market. As disappointed people gene- there is a flash of light into his mind that tells him the rally do, he now turns round altogether, discourages and child of the past still lives in the man whose exterior is so complains of what he formerly recommended, and hard and precise. Fathers look at their young daughters, indeed enforced; tells his daughters they are silly and graceful, gay, loving, young voyagers on the ocean of life, frivolous, and that they had better improve their minds not quite certain (not thinking much, indeed, about it) and learn to make puddings.
whither the currents will carry them, but with the frank