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IN N our August number of The Young English

WOMAN we notified our intention of giving to our readers each month, an article upon specialties for the household, the toilet, or the work-table, that we can procure

for them, and that are likely to be of use. So many people take this month for their trip to the country or sea-side, that we shall devote our attention to matters of dress, and particularly to those articles of attire that are serviceable for sea-side wear.

We do not remember that we have ever had anything prettier than the hats this season. The large, broadbrimmed, coarse straw ones, are particularly becoming to youthful faces. Some of black straw, lined and trimmed entirely with white muslin, suits very fair or very dark girls, but, as a rule, it is much more effective to have the brim lined with black silk or velvet. These hats we can now procure for our subscribers in white or black straw, lined and trimmed with muslin, Valenciennes and flowers, or with coloured silk scarves at 5s., lined with silk or satin for 6s. 6d., or with silk velvet at 8s., and we are sure that it would he impossible to get a hat in really good materials for less.

Another thing we cannot do without (particularly on the beach) is a sunshade, or, better still, a small umbrella. The tussore sunshades are very cheap and pretty, but the silk lining must match in colour the dress with which they are used, and they are of no service at all for a sudden shower of rain ; whereas, a small umbrella can be used with any dress, and answers equally well for either storm or sunshine. Very elegant ones are now made with ebony handles, with initial letters of silver, the top of the handle being cut into the shape of the letter. These are 13s. 6d. each, and there are others which answer every purpose, of good twilled silk, with very pretty handles, at 8s.

The costumes of light woollen materials, plaid and plain, or what is more fashionable, in quiet, plain colours, such as grey and havane, trimmed with the new fringes of two contrasting colours, such as red and black, brown and blue, etc., are not expensive. They vary in price from £ 1 ios. to £3 Ios., and they are very useful as walking dresses ; but undoubtedly the cheapest and most serviceable of all dresses for steamboat or railway travelling, or for sea-side wear, is a serge. After all, nothing really is much more becoming than a well-made dark blue one, trimmed with black. Here we can most highly recommend a specialité in one of these dresses, made with plain skirt and trimmed with a good many bows of black braid, with tablier and cuirasse trimmed to correspond, at a guinea and a half. These are exceptionally cheap dresses, and they can be had in black serge for mourning

It is cheaper to buy a dress of this kind ready-made than to buy the material and have it made by a dressmaker, but the light woollen materials that can be so often used to make up with an old silk dress, for instance, are better and cheaper bought by the yard. We have seen some of very good texture in the best colours at is. So much help is now given one by paper models in cutting out dresses, and the labour so wonderfully lessened by sewing machines, that many of our young lady readers probably make some of their dresses at home. With cheap materials, when sent to a dressmaker, the making very often costs more than the dress. A very good plan is to have one's pattern cut and fitted (this can now be done at 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden), and this done, half the difficulty of making a dress is over.

I was shown the other day an exceedingly pretty dress of pale blue silk, mixed with silk in blue and white stripes. The skirt was covered in front with folds of the two silks, and the train was formed by a broad Bulgare pleat of the striped silk, with lined bows of the plain the whole way down the centre. The price of this, in any colour, was six guineas.

Most elegant Juive tunics and Russian blouses are made of the damassée silk, which can be had in all the new colours at 55. a yard. These can be worn over black silk or white muslin dresses, but they look prettiest over a plainly made dress of silk of another shade of the same colour. Fichus made of the same, trimmed with fringe to match, are very pretty, price from 3s. 60. to 5s. 60. The Tyrol glove is a great success. Very soft and flexible, without buttons, it can be so easily drawn on and off. Another recommendation is that they are not costly, at 25. 6d. a pair. The large black fans so much used are greatly reduced in price; we were shown some very good ones the other day at 2s. 6d. The gold and silver dog collars are still very fashionable, and they make a very pretty finish to high dresses, worn over the linen collar. They vary in price from 35. to 1os., and the belts are made to match for a guinea each. Charming little novelties we have seen in the way of fan-holders, Jeanne d'Arc ceintures, etc., but of these I shall speak in a future number.

Orders for any of the articles I have mentioned should be accompanied by a remittance.

It is specially with a view of being useful to those who live in the country that arrangements have been made, which enable us to supply the articles without delay and all letters addressed to Madame De Tour, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, will meet prompt attention.

Louise De Tour.


RULES AND REGULATIONS. All letters re- a child five years old ? [I do not know whether laid on? [Two plain breadths are left at the quiring answers in the following month's issue we can do this or not, but Madame Goubaud, back. These are folded in four large pleats, must be forwarded to SYLVIA, CARE of EDITOR, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, will supply which may or may not be basted down the whole Messrs. Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House,

you with a paper pattern for 3s. 6d.) And know- length of the skiit, according to taste.] 2. When Paternoster Row, E.C., before the 5th of each

ing Sylvia's kind instructions she gives to others, people are in mourning for a parent ought they month.

Annie ventures to ask how to modernize a dress 2. All letters asking questions should be

to use mourning paper when writing to relatives written on one side only of the paper, and a

she has had five years, but not much worn, and for how long ? [As long as they are in space should be left for each answer.

as she has been in mourning. The dress is blue mourning.] I like THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN 3. In writing for advice as to the making up silk (long), no panier, but jacket, with basque all very much, and as this is the first time I have and altering of dresses, it is advisable to men- the way round, and bell sleeves. [You do not had the courage to write, I shall be so much tion height, complexion, and colour of hair, in give the number of breadths, nor the exact obliged if you will answer my question in the order that the best combinations of colour may length, so it is difficult to give advice. I should September number. The paper patterns I have be given.

think you had better either cut it walking length, found very useful, as they fit so well. I hope I 4. Photographs sent for this purpose can- trim the sleeves coat-shape with what you cut have kept to the rules. not be returned, unless accompanied by a

off, and wear under blue cashmere polonaise, or LENA writes—I have taken the liberty of instamped directed envelope. 5. Letters for the Work-room must be

keep the skirt long for evening wear. Get a truding upon the Editor so far, as to ask if he written on separate paper from those intended

black lace tablier and jacket to wear over it, and could not soon give a cut-out pattern of a sleevefor the Drawing-room or the Exchange Column.

make the sleeves Marquise shape ; that is, straight less jacket with The Young ENGLISHWOMAN, as No charge is made for replies to any ques

to the elbow, and trimmed with frills.] they are so fashionable, I am sure it would prove tion in the Work-room: it is open to all comers, ALICE will be obliged to Sylvia if she will acceptable to many of your readers. Are white and all are welcome.

answer the following questions in The Young muslin ties fashionable this summer? I hope As we give elsewhere all the latest informa- ENGLISH WOMAN for September. What material you will find space to give replies to my queries. tion as to modes and styles, we cannot answer would look nice and be also serviceable for (Silk ties trimmed with lace are the most questions as to the way of inaking up new autumn and winter wear, over a black quilted fashionable this summer.

We have given many materials, except when the quantity is so

skirt, which is quilted 24 inches all round, and patterns of sleeveless jackets, but will soon give limited as to require contriving, in which case we are glad to give our best help.

what shape for tunic, and what sort of trimming? another.]
[Black cashmere looks best over quilted silk or

SHALDEN wishes to know if Madame Goubaud satin. The tablier-tunic will be the safest shape can send her a worked specimen of the pattern A MOURNER would be glad to know if a to have, the tablier not too long. The trimming of the carpet, etc., in The Young ENGLISHblack velvet bonnet, jacket, or dress could be may be silk fringe or Yak lace. Kindly leave WOMAN of this month, that she could judge worn in mourning for a parent after nine months. space for replies in your next. Quilted skirts of its effect in ordering the wools. Shalden [Yes.) Could they be worn crimmed with crape will, I fear, be very common next autumn and has hitherto found flat patterns ineffective ; of or black ribbon? (Yes.)

winter, but really good ones always look well.] course she would pay postage, and perhaps, if Kati writes, Will the Editor kindly tell me Alice hopes quilted skirts will not be out of she liked it, purchase the commenced piece if a “Ladies' Working Society” is formed ? A fashion this year, because hers has been worn

instead of plain canvas. An answer in the friend told me she had seen an account of some- very little. Alice has been a subscriber from the Work-room department will be looked for in the thing of the kind in “ The Times," but not first, and has not asked a question before now. number. [Madame Goubaud, on being referred having read it carefully, could not furnish me She would be very pleased if Sylvia could give a to, replies that it would take some days to work with particulars. I believe the object of the pattern of a half-fitting walking jacket, with one of the sections of the pattern mentioned, to society is to enable ladies to sell their work ad- coat-sleeve, in The Young ENGLISHWOMAN for say nothing of the cost of wools and canvas. vantageously. I shall feel much obliged for any September. Please try.

Shalden will therefore perceive that unless she information on the subject. I hope I am not too Nelly writes-Will you kindly give me your orders the specimen and is prepared to pay for it, Jate for next month's magazine. [There is an advice once more? I have a maroon merino dress she cannot expect to have it done expressly for Association of the kind at 27, North Audley (pattern enclosed) which I have been wearing for her, with the risk of having it returned on Street, and I believe another is about to be the last three winters. I am sadly afraid nothing Madame Goubaud's hands. If Shalden wishes started.]

can be done with it, for the front breadths are to order it, she must mention what size she MERRY likes the pattern of the lady's tra- so very much stained. The skirt is gored, and wants the specimen to be, whether suitable velling cloak so much, that she wishes to know very full, with a 4-inch flounce, and a smaller for a portion of a carpet, or cushion, as this if she could have a waterproof made just like it. one above it; the tunic is rather short in front, would of course make a great difference in the [A waterproof in grey or dark blue cloth would but long and full behind. The bodice is tight- charge.] look very well made in this pattern.] Merry fitting, the sleeves come only to the elbow, with MILLIE would be glad if Sylvia could tell her suggests some patterns of underlinen which would a deep frill. If you can only suggest something what to do with a violet silk dress, long, rather be of great use, as it is so easy to trace them from to make it look respectable for afternoon wear, I soiled, no tunic, or polonaise, but jacket body, the Diagram Sheet. (Merry will find that we shall feel so much obliged. As it is so much spoilt in the making, too short in the waist. have responded to her suggestion.]

stained do you think I had better have it dyed, Millie has a sleeveless jacket beaded. Can Sylvia A CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER having a piece of and what colour? Please answer in next month's suggest anything, with a little expense, to make it bright scarlet cloth, is desirous of making a pair magazine if possible ; and allow me to add, before into a fashionable dress, or at least wearable ? of watch-pockets; and would be greatly obliged closing, that I must compliment you for the kind Knowing how kind Sylvia always is, Millie has if the Editor will shortly give a pattern to be way in which you answer your numerous cor- ventured to ask. This, if possible, will Sylvia worked in black and gold cord, or filoselle. respondents' questions, and the very good ideas please answer this next month. [Get a beaded (We will give this, if possible.) And would you give them for altering their dresses. [Maroon tablier, or bead one yourself, and wear it with also be very much obliged if the Editor or any of will only dye brown, black, and perhaps dark your beaded sleeveless jacket over the violet his numerous correspondents can tell her the best green. You can conceal the stains by turning silk.) way to spatter cardboard with leaves pinned on it. the back of the tunic to the front, and if this is Mrs. P. would be obliged by any of the

Will Sylvia kindly tell ANNIE whether chil- not sufficient, take a half breadth from the skirt, readers of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, letting dren's dresses are made plain or gored ? as she make into closely-pleated frills with which to her know what is the best stuff for a riding-habit cannot tell from illustrations. [Slightly gored.) trim the part uncovered by the tablier. The for going abroad in, so as to combine strength Annie is very fond of The Young ENGLISH- front of the tunic will make ruches for the with lightness. Also, how many servants, besides WOMAN, and has taken it in from its commenceback.]

my nurse, should I take along with me? What ment, and has been helped many times in NELLIE writes I shall be so grateful if you is the best book on household management for making up dresses, etc., by its clear instructions. will kindly explain in The Young ENGLISH- abroad in a new settlement, and also on the Would it be troubling Sylvia too much to give a woman how the Bulgarian fold is made; is it management of children ; and where could I get pattern of a little girl's walking dress, suitable for arranged in the dress, or made separate, and then



RULES.-1. All letters for insertion in the somewhere, I shall be much obliged. I have LILLA would be greatly obliged if the kind following month's issue must be forwarded be- enclosed stamped address is you will reply by Editor will kindly answer the following quesfore the 8th of each month to SYLVIA, CARE return of post. [I cannot reply by post, espe- tions in the September number of his magazine. OF EDITOR, Messrs. Ward, Lock, & Tyler, cially after having given all the information you

Should cream be served with rhubarb, plum, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C. require in The YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for currant, and cherry tarts? (Yes, also powdered

2. Letters must be written on one side only July. The list of colleges and elementary sugar.) Is it necessary to baste every kind of of the paper.

schools is too long to be repeated here.

You meat with lard ? [Some meat is sufficiently fat 3. Name and address must be sent in full, will find all information as to expenses, etc.,

to roast without dripping or lard.] Ought a though neither will be published where a non- also, in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, P: 390. young couple with 2300 a year have proper de-plume is used.

M. H. sympathizes very much with Nellie, egg spoons, or do people in that position usually 4. Letters for the Drawing-room must be and she has great pleasure in sending the words use tea spoons? [I should think they might written on separate paper from those intended of “Onward, Christian Soldiers," and trusts afford themselves "proper!" egg spoons) When for the Work-room or the Exchange Column. Nellie will grow up one of the most faithful of one has pickles on the table should a plate be 5. No charge is made for replies to ques- that "mighty army."

put under the jar to hold the fork on? (Yes, tions. It is open to all.

or a glass dish. Pickles are served in a glass

ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS. pickle-bottle, not a jar.] When one is introW. S. has a set of old china, it has but one

duced to people should one bend low, or would mark, that is Neale and Co. upon the bottom

Onward, Christian soldiers,

it be enough to bend a little of the head ? (If rim of the teapot. Twelve cups are without

Marching as to war,

you will try, you will find it impossible to bend handles, and six coffee cups have handles. Looking unto Jesus,

a little of the head. You should bow when inThe twelve saucers and two plates are the

Who has gone before.

troduced, if you do not shake hands.] And same shape ; there is also a small flat plate, Christ the Royal Master

when one is staying at an hotel, and happens to perhaps a stand for the teapot. Will Sylvia

Leads against the foe,

meet persons that are strangers to her, would kindly say if it is English, and about what date? Forward into battle,

it be enough for her to bend her head slightly Can any one also name a way to get rid of

See, His banners go.

when passing them? (Quite enough.] ants. They are at the roots of rose trees on

Onward, Christian soldiers,

EDA will be so very much obliged to Sylvia the lawn ; the drive is alive with them, and

Marching as to war,

if she will answer the following questions in the they are working through the kitchen floor. Looking unto Jesus,

next month's issue of THE YOUNG ENGLISHPlease excuse one more question. How can I

Who has gone before.

WOMAN. When a gentleman is introduced to have a correct copy of the family arms? We

a lady should she offer to shake hands with are of the second branch, is there not a slight At the name of Jesus

him, or what should she do or say? (Usually, difference for us? I want to give my daughter

Satan's host doth flee ;

one only bows on being introduced, but " cira correct seal. [This pottery is English, and is On, then, Christian soldiers,

cumstances alter cases. If you expect to be of the same date as Wedgwood. Neale and

On to victory.

on intimate terms with the gentleman, you will Co. pirated all Wedgwood's improvements. Hell's foundations quiver

shake hands. If he is an old friend of an old The date is about 1770. You had better apply

At the shout of praise ;

friend, you will shake hands. If you expect at the Heralds' College for a correct coat-of- Brothers, lift your voices,

him to be but a passing acquaintance, you will arms.)

Loud your anthems raise.

merely bow.] When a lady meets a gentleman NELLY would feel obliged to Sylvia if she

Onward, Christian soldiers, etc.

friend, should she offer to shake hands with him, would answer her a few questions in Our

or should she only bow? [It is impossible to Drawing-room." 1. Is there a portion in any Like a mighty arm.y

give advice without knowing the circumstances cemetery set apart for Dissenters alone, which

Moves the church of God;

and the degree of intimacy. The only general is unconsecrated ground, or alike for Church

Brothers, we are treading

rule I can give is “shake hands with friends, men and Dissenters? [In all public cemeteries

Where the saints have trod.

bow to acquaintances."] Is it proper for a lady there is a portion unconsecrated, set apart for We are not divided,

to walk out alone with a genileman to whom Dissenters, who do not believe in the conse

All one body we;

she is not engaged? (Mrs. Grundy thinks not.] cration of the ground.] 2. In the word neither One in hope, and doctrine,

Is point-lace worn on bonnets? (Yes.) is should the e or i be accented? There is an

One in charity.

there a dictionary published with the full proanecdote of two Yorkshire boys who were dis

Onward, Christian soldiers, etc.

nunciation of all the words in the Latin lanputing this point, and referred the matter to an

guage? Eda has tried to get one, but could old man who was coming along the road, Crowns and thrones may perish,

only get them with the words accented. (1 "Measter, should we say eether or ither?"

Kingdoms rise and wane,

believe the Eton Latin Grammar gives the The man's answer was, " Ayther will do,” and

But the Church of Christ

pronunciation of the words.] Eda hopes Sylvia he was right in the main, if faulty in pronun

Constant will remain ;

will kindly give the answers in the September ciation.] 3. Could the Editor give a page of Gates of hell can never

number, as she wrote two months ago, and has music, or a song occasionally in the place of

'Gainst that church prevail ;

been waiting until now for an answer. She Dramatic and Musical Notes?" (We have We have Christ's own promise,

addressed to the Editor, did he not receive her already announced that music will be given

And that cannot fail.

letter? [I have never before received a letter every month with THE YOUNG ENGLISH

Onward, Christian soldiers, etc.

from Eda.] WOMAN.")

MABEL W. will thank Sylvia if she will MUSICIAN writes-Would you advise me to Onward, then, ye people,

kindly tell her how to clean a gold German get a piano on the three years' system? And

Join our happy throng ;

filagree brooch, without lessening the deep where would be a good place to get one? Blend with ours your voices,

yellow colour so fashionable. She would also (Where you get it matters less than that it

In the triumph-song :

be glad if some one would tell her how to turn should be by a good maker. Hopkinson,

Glory, laud, and honour,

Christmas cards to some pretty and useful Broadwood, Brinsmead, etc. C. Jeffreys,

Unto Christ the King,

account as mementos of the remembrance of 67, Berners Street, keeps pianos for hire on this This through countless ages

kind friends. Will the Editor kindly let her system, by several different makers.)

Men and angels sing.

know in the September number, whether blackE. G. writes, -Dear Sylvia, seeing how

Onward, Christian soldiers, etc.

berry wine can be made without yeast? She kindly you answer all questions in THE YOUNG

has a very easy receipt which she is afraid to ENGLISHWOMAN, I want to know if you will BERNICE will be very glad if Sylvia can tell try, as neither yeast nor barm are used, nor is it give me some advice respecting a sister who her (in next month's number, if possible) a nice boiled, but a quart of boiling water is added to wishes to be a governess. She is fifteen years way of using up finger biscuits, having about each gallon of bruised fruit. She wishes much old, and we cannot decide where to place her to two pounds, and not knowing what to do with to try some this year, if the Editor will let her become a certificated teacher. Some say put them. [Pour boiling milk on them. Cover know his opinion. M. W. is one of his oldest her in an elementary school, and others in a till cold, then mix with a fork till smooth. Put subscribers, and seldom troubles him. (Rub college. I believe you gave addresses in a in a quarter of a pound of washed and dried gently with soap and soft water, with a soft recent YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, of different currants, same of raisins, with a little sugar, old tooth-brush. Dry by shaking the brooch colleges for ladies, but have it not. If you will spice to taste. Fill the dish with custard, and in a bag of sawdust. for blackberry wine it send them and advise me about placing her bake.]

is not necessary to boil the fruit or to use yeast. Press the juice from the fruit, and cover with a be Thy Dreams?" I cannot conclude without where to find the line quoted in last month's cloth while it ferments. At the end of two saying how much I like your magazine. I magazine, "They also serve who only stand days, skim and add a pint of water to each consider it useful for almost every variety of and wait?" [It is the last line of “Milton's quart of juice, and about half a pound of raw work, etc.

Sonnet on his Blindness," which is so beautiful sugar. Leave for twenty-four hours in an open BLUE BELL would be much obliged if Sylvia that I give it entire, as you do not seem to have vessel, skim and strain, cask, and bung up. A would tell her how to do her hair up. She is met with it before. bottle of brandy added at this stage is advan- sixteen years old, and about 5 feet 3 inches in tageous. Bottle after six months.] Please do height. Dark, and rather short hair, This is MILTON'S SONNET ON HIS not forget to send some useful hints on church the first time she has asked a question; if not

BLINDNESS. decorations in the December number, as we are written according to rules, will you tell her when I consider how my life is spent, much in need of such here, and they generally with the answer to her question in your next

Ere half my days in this dark world and wide; come too late.

number? Do you think she is too young to And that one talent which is death to hide, Can Sylvia tell BESSIE the name of the have her hair done up, and is it directed right?

Lodged with me useless, though my soul more companion poem to "Beautiful Snow?" is it [We give several styles in this number. You

bent “ Beautiful Child?" (Yes; I give it here. ] are not too young.

Please write on only one Does she know if it is set to music? and if so,

To serve therewith my Maker, and present side of the paper. by whom? [I do not know if it has ever been

My true account, lest he returning chide ; ADAIERETU begs to give Silla the title of

“ Doth God exact day-labour, light denied ?" set to music.] the song she asks for. It is “Nora O'Neal,"

I fondly ask ; but patience, to prevent one of the Christy's Minstrels. Words and

That murmur, soon replies : "God doth not BEAUTIFUL CHILD. music by Will. S. Hays.


SILLA would be grateful if the kind Editor Beautiful child by thy mother's knee,

Either man's work or his own gifts; who best would answer the following questions in the In the mystic future what wilt thou be?

Bear his mild yoke, they serve Him best; his state September number of his magazine. Is there A demon of sin, or an angel sublime

Is kingly ; thousands at his bidding speed 18 always inside rings when they are 18 A poison Upas, or innocent thyme

And post o'er land and ocean without rest ; carats? [Yes.] Should glasses with stems or A spirit of evil flashing down

They also serve who only stand and wait." tumblers be used for spirits? [Punch glasses With the lurid light of a fiery crown

have stems.] Should a bed without curtains Or gliding up with a shining track,

JET wishes to know to whom she should have a foot vallance? [Yes.] Should bread, rice, Like the morning star, that ne'er looks back.

apply if seeking a situation as clerk in the Post and batter puddings be served in the dish they Daintiest dreamer that ever smiled,

Office Savings Bank. How can she get to were baked in, or turned out? Silla finds it Which wilt thou be, my beautiful child?

know the standard of required knowledge, is impossible to turn them out nicely. [Bread

there a “syllabus" published that she could and rice puddings should be served in the dish Beautiful child in my garden bowers,

obtain, and where? As this employment was they were baked in. Batter pudding is turned

mentioned in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN Friend of the butterflies, birds, and flowers, out sometimes.] Should jars with lard be Pure as the sparkling crystalline stream,

for May, she hopes you could give the required covered with something? (Yes.] Should any- information. Jewels of truth in thy fairy eyes beam;

thing be put in grates in the summer? (Yes. Was there ever a whiter soul than thine

ANONYMA writes-Would any young lady There are many different kinds of ornament.

tell me of some nice difficult music for the Worshipped by love in a mortal shrine ? Plain white, with fern leaves is the prettiest.] pianoforte. I have learned Mendelssohn, My heart thou hast gladdened for two sweet What kind of pictures would look best for a

Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, and find them years

drawing-room? Silla's is not be very expenWith rainbows of hope through mists of tears ; sively furnished, but she wants to have every

quite easy after playing over once or twice. Is Mists beyond which thy sunny smile,

5 feet 4 middle height, or above it? (Middle thing in good taste. [If you write again, please

height.] Are white muslin scarfs fashionable With its halo of glory beams all the while. leave enough space for replies.] Should cheese

on hats? I mean sailor hats. (White or be put on the table on a plate with a d'Oyley

crearn-coloured gauze is fashionable.) Beautiful child, to thy look is given under it, or how ? [In a cheese-dish, with

NELLIE writes--I again take the liberty to A gleam serene-not of earth, but of heaven ; cover.]

address you, which I hope you will excuse, as With thy tell-tale eyes and prattling tongue, Mrs. K. will feel obliged if Sylvia will

I want to ask a few more questions. With Would thou could'st ever thus be young ; answer the following questions by return of

your kind permission I sent a letter last month, Like the liquid strain of the mocking-bird, post. Enclosed is a stamped envelope. Will but I do not see either the letter or answers in From stair to hall thy voice is heard ;

Paramatta without crape be sufficient mourning the magazine. I mention it in case you did How oft in the garden nooks thou'rt found, for best for children thirteen and eight, on the

not receive it. I sent it some days before the With flowers thy curly head around, death of an uncle, and alpaca for every day?

loth. (You will find the answers in the July And kneeling beside me with figure so quaint, [We cannot answers letters by post. The

number.] I did not mind so much about the Oh! who would not dote on my infant saint ? mourning you mention will be quite sufficient.]

letters as the answers, as I expect it would not Should a child of eight wear black stockings ?

be suitable for your columns.

Allow me to Beautiful child, what thy fate shall bę,

(Yes, with a black dress.] Can linen collars Perchance is wisely hidden from me;

reply to a query by Cactus respecting matriand cuffs be worn, if not, what in the place of

mony cake.

I do not know whether she wants A fallen star thou inay'st leave my side, them? A little muslin or tarlatan narrow frill

the receipt or not; I send it in case she does. And of sorrow and shame become the bride ; ing, with a black hem. It is sold by the yard. ] Make a nice short crust, say three-quarters of Shivering, quivering, through the cold street, Will a black chip hat trimmed with crape be

a pound of lard to a pound of flour; then take With a curse behind and before thy feet, sufficient for a grown-up person on the death

a large plate, and roll out a nice thin crust and Ashamed to live, and afraid to die; of a brother? [It will be deep enough mourn

lay it on the plate, cut it even round, and then No home, no friend, and a pitiless sky. ing.) Is crape a necessity? (For the death of

spread currants, peel, and sugar, roll out Merciful Father--my brain grows wilda brother, yes.]

another crust, and lay on that currants, etc., Oh keep from evil my beautiful child.

MEGGIE would feel very much obliged to

and then another crust, finish off with icing on the Editor of The YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN if

the top crust. If made properly, it is very rich Beautiful child, may'st thou soar above, she would tell her why she has not received the

and suitable either for tea or supper ; cut in A warbling cherub of joy and love ;

ferns from Jessie Clyde, to whom she wrote slices an inch and a half across. It was geneA drop on eternity's mighty sea, about two months since, and enclosed six

rally used at those ceremonies in former times, A blossom of life's immortal tree;

stamps. [Miss Clyde will probably reply in hence the name. I have several good recipes, Floating, flowing, evermore, the next number.] Please can you tell me what

which I shall be pleased to send if you require In the blessed light of the golden shore. style of hair would suit me, as I have a high

any. Many thanks to an Old Lady ; to J. H., And as I gaze on thy siniess bloom forehead; age sixteen ; height, 4 feet 11 inches.

A. L. S., an Old Subscriber, J. Daisy, for And thy radiant face, they dispel my gloom ; [The hair is worn down on the forehead now.

giving me the words of the hymn. Can they I feel He will keep thee undefiled, Wear the Catogan coiffure.] Will you please

kindly send the words of And His love protect my beautiful child. explain what the Catogan style of hair is ? LI gave full instructions in the March number.]

Deep in the gleaming glass, INO would be much obliged to the Editor MATERFAMILIAS will be glad if the Editor

She sees all past things pass." if he would tell her if the eldest in the family of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN will be kind

Also should have her visiting cards printed Miss enough to inform her in the September number or Ino -? [Miss Sarah Jones, or Miss Ann whether the collection of letters on the subject Smith, as it may be.] When you call at a,

"Let the sweet heavens endure, not close or of the “Chastisement of Children,” which

darken above me, stranger's house should you send your card in appeared some few years ago in the form of a

Till I am quite, quite sure that there is one by the servant who answers the door? (Cer- separate pamphlet, is still in print, and if so,

to love me." tainly not.] Or should it merely be left when what amount she must remit in postage stamps the person is not at home? (Yes.] Also could to secure its delivery by letter post. [These Where could I procure the coal-tar soap ? you or any of your correspondents kindly favour letters are out of print.]

[From any chemist.] Could you tell me the me with the words of a song called " Happy Can any of your correspondnets tell SCOTA price of the Proteus Corset ? [We will find

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 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."

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out. It may be had of Mr. Williamson, difference. You could not, for instance, go to
Leighton Buzzard.] And the price of Cash's a ball in white muslin, as you doubtless did
mere frilling ? (Various prices. What width when you were eighteen. Your whole style of
do you require?) And what is it suitable for ? dress should bear more signs of elegance and
[Trimming underclothing.] And what is the care than was necessary when you came out.)
price of the Very Button, at what a dozen ?
If you will kindly insert this in September I

shall be very much obliged. Wishing you
every success, I must close, begging pardon for There is no rose without a thorn,
this long letter.

No sunbeam but casts a shade ; RUBY.—The song of this name is by Vir

And the brightest hour and the fairest flower ginia Gabriel. Ask for it through our Ex

Will still be the first to fade. change Column, or send for it to Robinson, Musical Circulating Library, Strand. The

No sparkling wave as it breaks on shore following would suit your voice, - "I've a In a smiling shower of foam, Home in Cloudland," Sir Julius Benedict. It But murmurs for aye of the mournful day is difficult to choose songs for anyone else. That made many a desolate home. Send to Robinson for a list of pretty mezzosoprano songs.

There is no joy, but a bitter drop THEO.- The following is, I think, a com

In its cup will ere long be found, plete list of Mrs. Henry Wood's novels. She

As a thought of pain may be wakened again began her career as a novelist, I believe, by

By the most melodious sound. writing a prize story on Total Abstinence. “ East Lynne," "The Channings,” "Mrs.

Oh! why when we long for unbroken joy, Halliburton's Troubles," "The Master of Under skies for a time so bright; Greylands," " Verner's Pride," " Within the Will a voice still say "Tho''tis fair for a day, Maze," "Lady Adelaide," Bessy Rane,"

The clouds are but out of sight?" “ Roland Yorke," "Lord Oakburn's Daugh

E. G. ters," “ Shadow of Ashlydyat,"

“ Oswald

A. G. S. has a quantity of songs for sale or exchange, all in good condition. List sent on application to A. G. S., Bridger's Hall, Bridg. north, Shropshire.

M. F. H. has several songs and pieces to sell, or exchange. Send for list to M. F. H., Miss Rose, Falkingham, Lincolnshire.

BELTRAN has a quantity of modern music in good condition for disposal ; also books to exchange. Send for list. Address with Editor.

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(Light and Shade" declined with thanks.] Cray," “ Dene Hollow," "George Canterbury's Will," " Trevlyn Hold," "Mildred Arkell," " St. Martin's Eve," “ Elster's Folly," " Anne Hereford," "A Life's Secret," Red Court Farm,

EXCHANGE COLUMN. Will some of the correspondents of The

1. All letters on this subject must be YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN kindly give S. R. G.

addressedthe receipt of Genoa cake. She has never seen it in any cookery book, and so much wants to

To the Editor of know how to make it. Would you or some of

THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, your subscribers also give a receipt of Crystal

Warwick House, Paternoster Row, Palace pudding?

London, E.C. ENRICHETTA writes, --I should be so glad of Sylvia's advice as to my style of dress. I have

(Young Englishwoman's Exchange.) a hundred pounds a year to dress on and pay my travelling expenses. I have to be careful

RULES, as we travel every year, and go into society. I have no maid, but my mother's sometimes 2. All letters' must contain a large, fullyhelps me with my hair, etc. I have not time directed, stamped envelope, the stamp to be to make many things for myself, though I enclosed, not affixed. sometimes manufacture fichus, ruffs, and other, 3. Notices must be written legibly on one trifles. I am now twenty-eight years old. · Do side of a sheet of paper, separate and distinct you think I ought to make any difference in from communications for the Drawing-room or the style of my dress on that account? As Work-room. you may gather from the above explanation, I. 4. Announcements of the nature of an Address according to my own ideas, not according vertisement cannot appear in this column. to those of a dressmaker. So I come to you 5. The charge for insertion in THE YOUNG for advice, Ought I to dress older now than ENGLISHWOMAN's Exchange is threepence for I did when I came out? [You must make a every twelve words, and one penny extra for

E. T. B. has clear MS. songs from 6d. " Douglas," "Oh, Fair Dove." Long list for stamped envelope. Wanted dog collar, plated necklet, for opera; words and music, “ Madame Angot," value 7s. No cards. 15, Powderham Terrace, Teignmouth, Devon.

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.

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

A. G. S. has a very handsome pattern of a beaded tablier and cuirasse body for sale, price 2s., quite new. No post-cards. Address, Bridger's Hall, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Miss CLYDE, Northdown Lodge, Bideford, Devonshire, sends 20 roots of Devonshire ferns, 6 varieties for 12 stamps. She sends a box containing 100 roots, 9 varieties, for 55.

ILLUMINATING CLUB, with professional critic. Good members wanted. Send stamped envelope to M, K., Post Office, Malvern.

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