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OUR DRAWING-ROOM.

ADA INGOT will feel obliged if the Editor until you can write good English easily and wavy-beautiful, large, smooth waves. Can can tell her when and where Mr. Sothern (the rapidly. You make very few mistakes in spell- you tell me how to get this, particularly in actor) was born ; if he is married, and to whom. ing. Write again in a couple of months and front. I find plaiting it at night does not have (Mr. Sothern is married. His wife is a lady say how you get on. Don't give up because it the desired effect at all, it only makes it frizzy, unconnected with the theatrical profession. is difficult. Nothing worth doing is ever done and using common hair-pins the same, besides His son, Mr. Lytton Sothern, is also an actor.] without trouble.] I see one of your correspon- breaking the bair. And then, again, I want the

PAULINE writes.-Although I have taken dents wants a recipe for ketchup, so I have waves to begin from the head, not have about THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for some time, sent the enclosed, I had not time to write it two inches of straight hair first. [The effect is and like it exceedingly, I have never troubled down. I see one of your correspondents would produced by crimping-pins. They can be had the Editor before; but seeing how kindly copy any verses, songs, we want, provided they of Douglas, Bond Street, for 2s. 6d. The hair he answers the numerous questions, asked know them. I wish she would copy me, On- is made damp with water, and twisted in and by the subscribers, I venture to trouble you ward, Christian Soldiers, and Always Think out close to the roots.] There is another queswith a few. Will you please tell me the cor- Before you Speak.

tion I want to ask on the same subject.

have rect way to pronounce, Milan, Genoa, and Mushroom Ketchup.- Take the full grown a bald patch on the top of my head a little Alexandria ? [Milan, Gēnoa, Alexandria.] flaps of mushrooms, crush them in your hands, larger than a shilling, from continually tying Will you tell me a nice style of doing my hair? throw a handful of salt into every peck of my hair there. Since the fashions have which is thin and rather short. I am only mushrooms and let them stand all night, then changed I have ceased doing it, hoping the seventeen, and do not not wish to look any put them into stew-pans, and set them in a rest would make the hair grow, but although I older, so I should like it to be a simple, and a quick oven for twelve hours, and strain them have left off for several months, it looks just way that does not take long. [Curl it all through a hair-sieve; to every gallon of liquor

the same.

Can you tell me what to do? The over.] Is the hair worn in two plaits fashion- put of cloves, Jamaica black pepper, and hairdresser says it will be all right in a little able for a girl of fifteen? [Yes, the two plaits ginger, one ounce of each, and a half pound of time, but surely months ought to make some are tied at the end with ribbon.] Will you common salt, set it on a slow fire, and let it difference. [Mr. Douglas, Bond Street, will kindly answer, in the August number, if I have boil till half the liquor is wasted away, then put send you a preparation to make the hair grow, conformed with the rules. (You have.]

it in a clean pot ; when cold, bottle it for use. but it will be some time before the bald spot I. A. M. writes,-Will the Editor kindly REINE (July). The lines are from "To disappears.] Will you kindly tell me of sometell me in the “Drawing-room,” if I can use Lucasta, on Going to the Wars,” by Richard thing new in waterproofs ? I am so tired of the anything to whiten my teeth ? [Send to Lovelace, who wrote in the seventeenth old styles but do not know of anything fresh. Douglas, Bond Street, for a dentifrice.] Also, century :

Do they not make lady's Ulsters, if so, what what will make eyelashes grow and not injure

are they like? I should not like anything that my eyes? (Golden ointment.] Would the " Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind

would look fast. I do not want it till the kind Éditor also tell me if it is not very pecu

That from the nunnery

autumn, so, perhaps, if you know of nothing liar of a lady to clap her hands at a public Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, now, you will tell ine another month. Please entertainment? [It is not usual.] Also, if To war and arms I fly.

put the probable cost. I am eighteen years of tumblers are not put on a dinner-table, how

age, and five feet six inches in height. (Ladies' are people to do who drink water? [A water- True, a new mistress now I chase,

Ulsters do not look at all fast, but they are not bottle and tumbler are placed here and there

The first foe in the field ;

very becoming. Complete costumes are now on the table. Those who drink water use And with a stronger faith embrace

made in waterproof alpaca, with skirt neatly these tumblers.]

A sword, a horse, a shield.

trimmed with tucks, and neat half-fitting Nellie writes, -I am sorry to be of so

jacket.] If you will answer these questions, much trouble to you ; what I mean by the Yet this inconstancy is such

your will greatly oblige your well-wisher. scrap books is this, I mean those that they in

As you, too, shall adore;

AIGUILLE would feel extremely obliged if sert anything in them that you wish to remem- I could not love thee, dear, so much, any of our correspondents would give a few ber, verses of poetry, or anything you wish to

Loved I not honour more.'

recipes for invalids' puddings, made without collect. I saw one at a friend's house lately ;

eggs. Also what sort of cord is used for hangperhaps you will understand what I mean. Now GITANA would feel much obliged if the kind ing pictures besides common blind cord. I am going to give up all thoughts of trying to Editor would tell her when a girl of fourteen H. B. Declined with thanks. learn anything, as it is not possible for me to and her father come into the neighbourhood, KATE W. presents her compliments to learn by myself. I have neither brothers nor are they entitled to calls as much as if there Sylvia, and will feel much obliged if she will sisters to help me, and I can't expect to be were a grown up lady in the case. Or is it tell her next month which is the right finger for always troubling friends, at least, it is not very proper to wait until the girl has left school? the engagement-ring to be worn on, as opinions nice to have to confess to so much ignorance. [If there is not a grown-up lady in the house- differ about it. [The third finger on the left I am the worst scholar you have; I am of an hold, ladies do not call. If introductions are hand, the same as for the wedding-ring.) She ambitious disposition ; and when I read the brought, the girl is asked out to meet other will also be glad to know how the scarves that articles on girls, they seemed to make learning girls, but morning calls are not made till she are now so much worn, are to be fastened on. so easy, I thought it would be no trouble to has left school.] Gitana was early deprived of [With a bow of ribbon.] She likes the magazine attain to that standard in learning, but when I a mother's care, and finds now, at sixteen, that very much, and wishes it every success. begin to try, it seems harder than ever. I wish evil weeds have grown up and choked all the HEDGEHOG would feel much obliged, if I was strong enough to attend school, but I good in her nature ; would it be possible to some kind correspondent would give a recipe must remain ignorant. I am a very good weed them out with perseverance, alone as she for making Swiss Buns. We have taken your reader, and am very fond of reading. I is, and no one to help her? [It is never impos- valuable magazine for many years, but never don't know what sort of a speller I am, but I sible, though always difficult, to weed out our before troubled you with a question. judge not a very good one. I am sorry I did faults. It is doubly difficult for you, poor H. S. H. would be obliged if Sylvia will not keep to the rules last time. [It is a very Gitana, so young, and apparently so friendless. kindly answer the following questions in the good plan to keep an extract book. Writing But you must not think you have no one to August number. What age should a young out a favourite passage helps one to remember help you. The best and wisest Friend of all is lady begin to wear a bonnet? [About sevenit. It is also a very good exercise for those always ready to help, and perhaps you will teen.] Would it look nice to wear a coloured who are anxious to improve themselves, as you cling all the more closely to Him because you hat, gloves, and scarf, with a white piqué dress seem to be. Get Vere Foster's copybooks at have so few earthly friends.). Having seen an to church. [In the country, yes.] I am sevenonce. Read history, and make notes of all advertisement of The Beating of my Own teen, and only five feet in height, do you think you read. Find every place that is mentioned Heart, in your April number, Gitana sent for it I shall be any taller? (Most girls continue to on the map. After you have read two or three at the address, M. A., Post Office, Ather- grow after they are seventeen.) What is the pages, shut the book and write it all out again stone," but her letter has been returned with medium height. [Five feet four.] I have as well as you can remember. If you do not “not been called for," on the outside.

taken your magazine for some time now, and know how to spell a word, go to the dictionary. TWOPENNY writes,-Seeing how kindly you appreciate it very much. Give yourself plenty of room in writing, and do answer the most trivial questions, I have ven- LILLA would be glad if the kind Editor not write so closely as you did in writing to me. tured to trouble you about my hair. It is very will answer the following questions. Could If you try this steadily, you will be sure to get long and rather unusually thick, I believe, custard puddings be served alone? (Yes.]

Do not be discouraged if you progress but perfectly straight. Now I see in all the And if so, would any sauce be required? (No. but slowly at first. Do not try to learn French pictures of fashionable coiffures, the hair is Would it be proper to serve fruit tarts cold

on.

face ;

when one has visitors to dinner. [Yes.] How widely the crowd goes swaying along tion of chloride of lime ; a large teaspoonful of Should the Beau Ideal Embroidery be tacked Hailing each other with humour and song : chloride of lime to a quart of water, add a few on things the same as crochet edgings, or how? How the gay sledges, like meteors, flash by, drops of vinegar to the solution to set free the (Sewed on as ordinary embroidery.] When Bright for a moment, then lost to the eye ; chiorine, or bleaching gas. Do not let them one has friends taking tea with one, would it Ringing, swinging, dashing they go,

remain in the bleaching liquor longer than be rude to leave the room to put the tea in the Over the crust of the beautiful snow

fifteen minutes, as it is apt to make them brittle. teapot? [Yes.] Is there anything that would Snow so pure, when it falls from the sky, After bleaching, press them in white blotting remove dark, brown spots from the face? As to make one regret to see it lie,

paper. Simple leaves are the best to begin [What sort of dark, brown spots ?) And will To be trampled and tracked by the thousands upon. Vine, poplar, beech and ivy leaves Sylvia tell Lilla if the enclosed silk" is of good of feet,

make excellent skeletons. The best time to quality, or is it a cheap thing? [It is a cheap, Till it blends with the filth in the horrible street. gather leaves for this purpose, is from July to thin silk.) And whai colours would suit best

September. Never collect specimens in wet for a person of fair complexion, and very high

weather. colour, and golden, brown hair. [Blue, violet,

Once I was pure as the snow, but I fell--
Fell, like the snow-flakes, from heaven to hell ;

S. R. writes,-Will you kindly tell me how mauve, and lavender.] ALDITHA. The poem you ask for,

best to dispose of a large number of " Times Fell, to be trampled as filth in the street

Beautiful Snow" is so touching, and the story of its Fell, to be scoffed, to be spit on, and beat ;

newspapers, several years complete? Your author so sad, that I give both here; but our Pleading, cursing, dreading to die,

recent alterations are a great improvement, I

think. readers will kindly take notice, that for the Selling my soul to whoever would buy ;

ELLA would feel obliged if Sylvia would future, when they ask for words of songs, they Dealing in shame for a morsel of bread ;

kindly answer a few questions. Will cutting must enclose stamped, directed envelopes, in

Hating the living, and fearing the dead : which the words can be forwarded to them, if Merciful God ! have I fallen so low,

increase the length of the eyelashes, and is it

possible to darken them? [It is said that if any one copies them out. We cannot, for inAnd yet-I was once like the beautiful snow !

children's eyelashes are cut at the tips, they stance, fill up our space with the words of such

will grow very long, but I cannot vouch for the silly songs as, “I Really am so Sleepy," for Once I was fair as the beautiful snow,

truth of the saying. I do not know of any. which we were asked in June. Major Sigour. With an eye like its crystal and heart like its thing that will darken the eyelashes.] Can red ney, nephew of the celebrated poetess of that glow ;

marks be removed from the eyelashes? Is rum name, was the author of “ Beautiful Snow," Once I was loved for my innocent grace- good for the hair? but for a long time this fact was unknown. Flattered and sought, for the charms of my CONTESSA writes,-In renewing my six The writer had sad reasons for concealing his

months' subscription to your esteemed journal, identity. He had in early life married a Miss Father, mother, sister, and all,

I beg to thank you for the hours of pleasure Filmore, a lady of great personal attractions, God and myself, I have lost by my fall ;

passed with it, and also to say that each numand with her made a voyage to Europe. The veriest wretch that goes shivering by ber appears more interesting. It is a journal I During their absence rumours unfavourable to Will make a wide swoop lest I wander too would put in my little daughter's hands when her character reached the Sigourney family. nigh;

she is old enough to understand it, and this is The reports seem to have been well founded, For all that is on or above me I know

the highest eulogy I can pay you. If Sylvia for shortly after her return to New York, There is nothing so pure as the beautiful snow. succeeds in having a musical page in THE she showed that the curse of the nineteenth cen

YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, I could send her tury—the demon drink-had added another How strange it should be that this beautiful

occasionally a little music for the pianoforte, name to the list of his victims. She abandoned

snow.

which perhaps would please in an English her husband, became an outcast, and was next Should fall on a sinner with nowhere to go !

drawing-room, as it does in Italy. I also comheard of as an inmate of the penitentiary on How strange it should be, when night comes

pose for the guitar very pretty accompaniments Blackwell's Island. Her husband's love was

again,

for Neapolitan or Venetian songs, those of the still sufficiently strong to induce him to make If the snow and the ice struck my desperate

popolo, which are simple and wondrously another effort to save her, and through his in- brain !

sweet. I mention this because I take an intefluence she was released, only again to desert her Fainting, freezing, dying alone,

rest in the journal, and if I could in any way add home. In the winter of 1853 the papers spoke Too wicked for prayer, too weak for a moan

to its interest, I would gladly do so. You give of a young and beautiful woman having been To be heard in the streets of the crazy town,

us coloured costumes in your front page, and found dead under the snow, in a disreputable Gone mad in the joy of the snow coming down

further on a description of the costumes. street in New York. Something seemed to tell To lie and to die in my terrible woe,

Could you not give us the price of each cosSigourney that the body was that of his wife. With a bed and a shroud of the beautiful

tume ready made by Madame Goubaud ? Upon making inquiries, he found his surmises

Ladies' in the higher circle of life have no time

snow. were but too true, and, after claiming the

to make up their own dresses, they have never remains, he had them interred in the pictuHelpless and foul as the trampled snow

been taught the art. It would be so conresque “silent city" which overlooks the busy

venient to me if you could. [A simple Veneharbour of New York. The story of that err

Sinner ! despair not; Christ stoopeth low ing wife was told in the touching language of To rescue the soul that is lost in its sin,

tian song, with pretty accompaniment for the

piano, would doubtless be valued by our readers ; “ Beautiful Snow." What wonder that he

And raise it to life and enjoyment again : shunned the publicity that its authorship would Groaning, bleeding, dying for thee,

but the guitar is very little played in England.

Many thanks for your kind commendation and have conferred. The latest effort of his genius The Crucified hung on the accursed tree ;

good wishes. We sometimes buy costumes was a poemn addressed to his only child, and is His accents of mercy fall soft on thine ear

and other articles for subscribers abroad, and a touching companion to the first. A few Is there mercy for me?—will He heed my

if you should wish for any particular costume, years ago, Major Sigourney was found dead in prayer?

we could have it made and sent out to you. It the outskirts of New York, under circumO God ! in the stream that for sinners doth

would be difficult to tell the price without stances leading to the belief that he had shot

flow,
Wash me—and I shall be whiter than snow.

knowing what material you would like, the himself.

quality, etc. Madame Goubaud does not BEAUTIFUL SNOW.

supply costumes, only paper patterns of

S. writes, -Having seen one of your corres- them.] Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow,

pondents wishes to know how to prepare Edith would be very much obliged if Sylvia Filling the sky and the earth below;

skeleton leaves, I forward the following recipe, could kindly give her some hints how to do Over the housetops, over the street,

which I have tried and found quite suc- about her baby's baptism. The ceremony is Over the heads of the people you meet,

cessful : Dissolve 4 oz. common washing not to be performed in church, but in the Dancing, flirting, skimming along

soda in a quart of boiling water, then add 2 oz. house. Should there be cake and wine after Beautiful snow, it can do nothing wrong ;

slaked quicklime and boil for about fifteen the baptism? (Yes.] What kind of wine, Flying to kiss a fair lady's cheek,

minutes ; allow the solution to cool; afterwards port and sherry ? [Yes.] As she has no silver Clinging to lips in frolicksomc freak;

pour off the clear liquor into a clean saucepan. iray, should a common one be covered or unBeautiful snow, from the heavens above

When the solution is at the boiling point, place covered, for the glasses? (Uncovered.) Should Pure as an angel, gentle as love.

the leaves carefully in the pan, and boil the the cake be cut or uncut? [Cut it in the room.]

whole together for an hour. Boiling water B. S. K. writes,- Will you kindly inform Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow,

should be added occasionally, but only to re- me of the address of Messrs. Barr and Sugden. How the flakes gather and laugh as they go, place that lost by evaporation. A good test is in your June number of 1871, you refer favourWhirling about in their maddening fun-- to try them, after boiling for an hour, and if ably to a propagating case made by them which It plays, in its glee, with every one :

the cellular matter does not rub off easily I should be glad to purchase, on receiving a Chasing, laughing, hurrying by,

betwixt the finger and thumb beneath cold prospectus from them, and I approve of it. It lights on the face and sparkles the eye: water, boil again for a short time. When the Please reply in your next issue. (Messrs. Barr And the dogs, with a bark and a bound, fleshy matter is sufficiently softened, rub the and Sugden, 12, King Street, Covent Garden, Snap at the crystals that eddy around :

leaves separately and very gently beneath cold London, W.C.] The town is alive, and its heart in a glow, water until the perfect skeleton is exposed. To welcome the coming of beautifnl snow. To make them pure white, put them in a solu

for exchange must be new; Furs, Laces, Shawls, and Rugs alone excepted.

8. Notices must be sent before the roth of preceding month.

9. We cannot continue to publish long lists of music. These form uninteresting matter for general readers. Therefore, advertisers will oblige by substituting for the lists these words, “Lists sent on application."

EXCHANGE COLUMN. 1. All letters on this subject must be addressed

To the Editor of
THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN,
Warwick House, Paternoster Row,

London, E.C. (Young Englishwoman's Exchange.)

RULES. 2. All letters must contain a large, fullydirected, stamped envelope, the stamp to be enclosed, not affixed.

3. Notices must be written legibly on one side of a sheet of paper, separate and distinct from communications for the Drawing-room or Work-room.

4. Announcements of the nature of an Advertisement cannot appear in this column.

5. The charge for insertion in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN's Exchange is threepence for every twelve words, and one penny extra for every additional four words, except in cases where the address is published. The insertion, in these cases, is free.

6. The only articles that can be advertised for sale are Books and Music.

7. All articles of wearing apparel advertised

M. J. has a quantity of pretty songs to dispose of; also "The Quiver (unbound) for 1872. Open to offers. Lists on application to M. J., 23, Great Homer Street, Liverpool.

M. has 157 crests and monograms, which she would exchange for songs (contralto) or books. Address with Editor.

Miss LAWRENCE has for disposal a large quantity of music very cheap. Send for list to Langdown House, Victoria Park Road, South Hackney.

Carved ivory fan, exchange for foulard silk or light material. Mrs. Meaden, 25, Grosvenor, Bath.

AMARANTHA thanks Sylvia for replying to her last queries, and wishes now to ask if any subscriber has for disposal the back numbers of “ Figaro," containing “ Autographs." “Amaranthe;" would give their original price

NEW MUSIC.

THE
CHE amount of new music that is produced month after

month by our music publishing houses, seems rather to increase than diminish, and on looking over the large piles that come before us, one feels that it is a matter for congratulation that the average quality of the enormous mass is so good as it is. The proportion of absolutely worthless music, whether vocal or instrumental, is really very small; though, on the other hand, there is very little indeed that rises to the highest level. Great musical composers, like great geniuses in every branch of art, are rare; only one Handel, or Mozart, or Mendelssohn is produced in a generation. Let us be thankful that the composers of the second or even third rank write as intelligently and tastefully as they do. It is to these degrees of excellence that the pieces sent to us this month for notice, almost, without exception, belong; and while we can call attention to no extraordinary effort of genius among them, we can, at all events, conscientiously recommend many of them to such of our readers as are on the look out for an attractive addition to their musical repertory. Foremost among them we would place two transcriptions—one of Beethoven's “ Lettre à Elise,” a charming and very simple pianoforte piece, fingered, and wit marks of expression, added with much taste and judgment by J. C. Hess, and a Minuet of Hadyn in E major, edited by M. de Fontaine ; both of these are published by Messrs. Hammond and Co., and can be unreservedly recommended.

A very useful, and at the same time easy and effective set of pianoforte sketches are Gustave Lange's C. Bunte Blätter (Hammond and Co.) All of them are well within the capacity of any ordinary player, and are remarkably tuneful and flowing. We must confess to preferring Nos. I and 6, called respectively “On the Lake,” and “The Gift,” to the

and pay postage. Address, Mrs. G. Pickles, 3, Park View Terrace, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire.

Miss TURK has some very pretty muslin nightcaps, suitable for " Mamma," made at a London house, very good, simple, comfortable, trimmed with embroidery and lace. Address, Miss Turk, Post Office, Grosvenor, Bath.

Advertisements of Lady's Work, Pet Animals,

etc., for this part of the Paper, are charged for at the rate of One Shilling for Twelve Words.

Miss CLYDE, Northdown Lodge, Bideford, Devonshire, sends 20 roots of Devonshire ferns, 6 varieties for 12 stamps. She sends a box containing 9 varieties, for 5s.

Correct delineation of character from handwriting. Young Englishwomen, please send 13 stamps to N. N. Address with Editor.

M. L. has for sale a magic lantern, price £10 os., original price £15 155. ; double lantern, and fittings for gas and lime light complete. Almost new. Address with Editor.

Ivo would feel obliged by an order from any lady for a very handsome wool crochet counterpane, price £5 5s., or antimacassars. Please state colours. Address with Editor,

rest of the series ; but all of them will repay the not very great trouble of learning. From the same publishers we have a thoroughly good inazurka “ Francine," a good melodious bit of dance music, with its especial character well and clearly marked; a very spirited galop " Champagne," by Gustave Biey, which will set the toes of most of our readers going when they hear it, and two fairly good waltzes, “ Or et Azur," and "Reve Son," by Georges Lamothe. Our selection of vocal music is somewhat less attractive. Mr. John Cheshire's setting of Byron's famous words, “I saw Thee Weep” (Simpson and Co.), is tuneful certainly, but in every sense commonplace. The composer has by no means

written up” to the evident beauty and pathos of the words. Its principal recommendations are that it is written for a voice of moderate compass, and is easy to sing. Mr. J. L. Hatton's “Honour Bright” (Simpson and Co.) is a setting, not in the veteran song-writer's best style, of some weak words by C. J. Rowe. It is dedicated to Mr. Santley, but it will better suit a tenor than a baritone, as though there are no extremely high notes in it, it lies throughout in the upper register of the voice. The song of the “ Lover and the Star' (Simpson and Co.) has the twofold recommendation of being written by the composer of the “ Lover and the Bird," and being sung by Mademoiselle Liebhart ; beyond these it does not appear to us to have many. From Messrs. Cramer we have a fairly successful, if not very original, setting by Mr. F. Crowest, the author of " The Great Tone Poets,” a handy little volume which has achieved more than a moderate success, of some quaint, tasteful words by H. Gerworth. We do not remember to have seen Mr. Crowest's name in the list of song-writers before, but we are glad to be able to congratulate him on this effort, which, for a first one, is highly creditable.

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