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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 135. 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, balf 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

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 2 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. 6d. to gs. 6d. 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 3s. 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

OUR WORK-ROOM.

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 skirt, 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 to use mourning paper when writing to relatives 2. All letters asking questions should be 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 stamped directed envelope.

off, and wear under blue cashmere polonaise, or Lena writes—I have taken the liberty of in

keep the skirt long for evening wear. Get a truding upon the Editor so far, as to ask if he 5. Letters for the Work-room must be

black lace tablier and jacket to wear over it, and could not soon give a cut-out pattern of a sleevewritten on separate paper from those intended for 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 questo 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- ENGLISHWOMAN 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 limited as to require contriving, in which case

skirt, which is quilted 24 inches all round, and patterns of sleeveless jackets, but will soon give 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 SHALDIN 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 MOURNIR 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 trimmed 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 KATE 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, late 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 founce, 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 Millit would be glad if Sylvia could tell her uggests 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 e 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, he 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 right 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 ? f watch-pockets; and would be greatly obliged closing, that I must compliment you for the kind Knowing how kind Sylvia always is, Millie has f 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 vorked 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 lso 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 is numerous correspondents can tell her the best green. You can conceal the stains by turning

silk.) ray 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 ren'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 annot tell from illustrations. [Slightly gored.) trim the part uncovered by the tablier. The for going abroad in, so as to combine strength innie is very fond of THE YOUNG ENGLISH- front of the tunic will make ruches for the with lightness. Also, how many servants, besides 'OMAN, and has taken it in from its commence- back.]

my nurse, should I take along with me? What lent, and has been helped many times in NELLIE writes—I shall be so grateful if you is the best book on household management for laking up dresses, etc., by its clear instructions. will kindly explain in The Young ENGLISH- abroad in a new settlement, and also on the Vould 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 ittern of a little girl's walking dress, suitable for arranged in the dress, or made separate, and then them?

OUR DRAWING-ROOM.

RULES. -1. All letters for insertion in the following month's issue must be forwarded before the 8th of each month to SYLVIA, CARE OF EDITOR, Messrs. Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C.

2. Letters must be written on one side only of the paper.

3. Name and address must be sent in full, though neither will be published where a nomde-plume is used.

4. Letters for the Drawing-room must be written on separate paper from those intended for the Work-room or the Exchange Column.

5. No charge is made for replies to questions. It is open to all.

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W. S. has a set of old china, it has but one mark, that is Neale and Co. upon the bottom rim of the teapot. Twelve cups are without handles, and six coffee cups have handles. The twelve saucers and two plates are the same shape ; there is also a small flat plate, perhaps a stand for the teapot. Will Sylvia kindly say if it is English, and about what date? Can any one also name a way to get rid of ants. They are at the roots of rose trees on the lawn ; the drive is alive with them, and they are working through the kitchen floor. Please excuse one more question. How can I have a correct copy of the family arms? We are of the second branch, is there not a slight difference for us? I want to give my daughter a correct seal. [This pottery is English, and is of the same date as Wedgwood. Neale and Co. pirated all Wedgwood's improvements. The date is about 1770. You had better apply at the Heralds' College for a correct coat-ofarms.]

NELLY would feel obliged to Sylvia if she would answer her a few questions in “Our Drawing-room." 1. Is there a portion in any cemetery set apart for Dissenters alone, which is unconsecrated ground, or alike for Churchmen and Dissenters? [In all public cemeteries there is a portion unconsecrated, set apart for Dissenters, who do not believe in the consecration of the ground. 2. In the word neither should the e or i be accented? There is an anecdote of two Yorkshire boys who were disputing this point, and referred the matter to an old man who was coming along the road, "Measter, should we say eether or ither?" The man's answer was, "Ayther will do," and he was right in the main, if faulty in pronunciation.] 3. Could the Editor give a page of music, or a song occasionally in the place of “ Dramatic and Musical Notes?" (We have already announced that music will be given every month with THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMA

MUSICIAN writes-Would you advise me to get a piano on the three years' system? And where would be a good place to get one ? (Where you get it matters less than that it should be by a good maker. Hopkinson, Broadwood, Brinsmead, etc. C. Jeffreys, 67. Berners Street, keeps pianos for hire on this system, by several different makers.]

E. G. writes, - Dear Sylvia, seeing how kindly you answer all questions in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, I want to know if you will give me some advice respecting a sister who wishes to be a governess. She is fifteen years old, and we cannot decide where

e her to become a certificated teacher. Some say put her in an elementary school, and others in a college. I believe you gave addresses in a recent YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, of different colleges for ladies, but have it not. If you will send them and advise me about placing her

somewhere, I shall be much obliged. I have LILLA would be greatly obliged if the kind enclosed stamped address if you will reply by Editor will kindly answer the following ques return of post. I cannot reply by post, espe tions in the September number of his magazine. cially after having given all the information you Should cream be served with rhubarb, plum, require in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for currant, and cherry tarts? (Yes, also powdered July. The list of colleges and elementary. sugar.] Is it necessary to baste every kind of schools is too long to be repeated here. You meat with lard ? [Some meat is sufficiently fat will find all information as to expenses, etc., to roast without dripping or lard.] Ought a also, in THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, P. 390. young couple with £300 a year have proper

M. H. sympathizes very much with Nellie, egg spoons, or do people in that position usually and she has great pleasure in sending the words use tea spoons? [I should think they might of Onward, Christian Soldiers," and trusts afford themselves "proper!"egg spoons When Nellie will grow up one of the most faithful of one has pickles on the table should a plate be that "mighty army."

put under the jar to hold the fork on? (Yes,

or a glass dish. Pickles are served in a glass ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS. pickle-bottle, not a jar.] When one is intro

duced to people should one bend low, or would Onward, Christian soldiers,

it be enough to bend a little of the head? (if Marching as to war,

you will try, you will find it impossible to bend Looking unto Jesus,

a little of the head. You should bow when inWho has gone before.

troduced, if you do not shake hands. ] And Christ the Royal Master

when one is staying at an hotel, and happens to Leads against the foe,

meet persons that are strangers to her, would Forward into battle,

it be enough for her to bend her head slightly See, His banners go.

when passing them? [Quite enough.] Onward, Christian soldiers,

EDA will be so very much obliged to Sylvia Marching as to war,

if she will answer the following questions in the Looking unto Jesus,

next month's issue of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWho has gone before.

WOMAN. When a gentleman is introduced to

a lady should she offer to shake hands with At the name of Jesus

him, or what should she do or say? (Usually, Satan's host doth flee ;

one only bows on being introduced, but " cirOn, then, Christian soldiers,

cumstances alter cases." If you expect to be On to victory.

on intimate terms with the gentleman, you will Hell's foundations quiver

shake hands. If he is an old friend of an old At the shout of praise ;

friend, you will shake hands. If you expect Brothers, lift your voices,

him to be but a passing acquaintance, you will Loud your anthems raise.

merely bow.] When a lady meets a gentleman Onward, Christian soldiers, etc. friend, should she offer to shake hands with him,

or should she only bow? [It is impossible to Like a mighty army

give advice without knowing the circumstances Moves the church of God;

and the degree of intimacy. The only general Brothers, we are treading

rule I can give is "shake hands with friends, Where the saints have trod.

bow to acquaintances."] Is it proper for a lady We are not divided,

to walk out alone with a gentleman to whom All one body we;

she is not engaged? (Mrs. Grundy thinks not. One in hope, and doctrine,

Is point-lace worn on bonnets? (Yes.] Is One in charity.

there a dictionary published with the full proOnward,ʻChristian soldiers, etc. nunciation of all the words in the Latin lan

guage? Eda has tried to get one, but could Crowns and thrones inay perish,

only get them with the words accented. (1 Kingdoms rise and wane,

believe the Eton Latin Grammar gives the But the Church of Christ

pronunciation of the words. ] Eda hopes Sylvia Constant will remain ;

will kindly give the answers in the September Gates of hell can never

number, as she wrote two months ago, and has 'Gainst that church prevail ;

been waiting until now for an answer. She We have Christ's own promise,

addressed to the Editor, did he not receive her And that cannot fail.

letter? [I have never before received a letter Onward, Christian soldiers, etc.

from E

Mabel w. will thank Sylvia if she will Onward, then, ye people,

kindly tell her how to clean a gold German Join our happy throng ;

filagree brooch, without lessening the deep Blend with ours your voices,

yellow colour so fashionable. She would also In the triumph-song :

be glad if some one would tell her how to turn Glory, laud, and honour,

Christmas cards to some pretty and useful Unto Christ the King,

account as mementos of the remembrance of This through countless ages

kind friends. Will the Editor kindly let her Men and angels sing.

know in the September number, whether blackOnward, Christian soldiers, etc. berry wine can be made without yeast? She

has a very easy receipt which she is afraid to BERNICE will be very glad if Sylvia can tell try, as neither yeast nor barm are used, nor is it her (in next month's number, if possible) a nice boiled, but a quart of boiling water is added to way of using up finger biscuits, having about each gallon of bruised fruit. She wishes much two ounds, and not knowing what to do with to try some this year, if the Editor will let her them. [Pour boiling milk on them. Cover know his opinion. M. W. is one of his oldest till cold, then mix with a fork till smooth. Put subscribers, and seldom troubles him. (Rub in a quarter of a pound of washed and dried gently with soap and soft water, with a soft currants, same of raisins, with a little sugar, old tooth-brush. Dry by shaking the brooch spice to taste. Fill the dish with custard, and in a bag of sawdust. For blackberry wine it bake.]

is not necessary to boil the fruit or to use yeast.

5 feet

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 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

To serve therewith my Maker, and present Does she know if it is set to music? and if so, side of the paper.]

My true account, lest he returning chide ; by whom? [I do not know if it has ever been 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
BEAUTIFUL CHILD.

That murmur, soon replies : “God doth not music by Will. S. Hays.

need

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

Bear his mild yoke, they serve Him best; his state In the mystic future what wilt thou be?

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. ANONYMA writes-Would any young lady Was there ever a whiter soul than thine 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 ;

quite easy after playing over once or twice. Is sively furnished, but she wants to have every

middle height, or above it? [Middle Mists beyond which thy sunny smile, 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

creain-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? toth. [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

reply to a query by Cactus respecting matriPerchance is wisely hidden from me; and 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 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 sinless 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? [I 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 should have her visiting cards printed Miss

Also enough to inform her in the September nur.ber 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, tainly not.] Or should it merely be left when what amount she must remit in postage stamps

to love me." 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

difference. You could not, for instance, go to a ball in white muslin, as you doubtless did when you were eighteen. Your whole style of dress should bear more signs of elegance and care than was necessary when you came out.]

THORNS.

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.'

There is no rose without a thorn.

No sunbeam but casts a shade ;
And the brightest hour and the fairest flower

Will still be the first to fade.
No sparkling wave as it breaks on shore

In a smiling shower of foam,
But murmurs for aye of the mournful day

That made many a desolate home.

There is no joy, but a bitter drop

In its cup will ere long be found,
As a thought of pain may be wakened again

By the most melodious sound.
Oh! why when we long for unbroken joy,

Under skies for a time so bright;
Will a voice still say " Tho''tis fair for a day,

The clouds are but out of sight?"

out. It may be had of Mr. Williamson, Leighton Buzzard.] And the price of Cash's mere frilling? (Various prices. What width do you require ? And what is it suitable for ? [Trimming underclothing.) And what is the 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 this long letter.

RUBY.-The song of this name is by Virginia Gabriel. Ask for it through our Exchange Column, or send for it to Robinson, Musical Circulating Library, Strand. The following would suit your voice, "I've a Home in Cloudland," Sir Julius Benedict. It is difficult to choose songs for anyone else. Send to Robinson for a list of pretty mezzosoprano songs.

Theo. The following is, I think, a complete list of Mrs. Henry Wood's rovels. She began her career as a novelist, I believe, by writing a prize story on Total Abstinence. “East Lynne," "The Channings," "Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles," "The Master of Greylands," " Verner's Pride," " Within the Maže,” “Lady Adelaide," " Bessy Rane," “Roland Yorke," “ Lord Oakburn's Daughters," “ Shadow of Ashlydyat," “ Oswald Cray," “Dene Hollow," "George Canterbury's Will," " Trevlyn Hold," Mildred Arkell," " St. Martin's Éve," “ Elster's Folly," " Anne Hereford," "A Life's Secret," " Red Court Farm."

Will some of the correspondents of The YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN kindly give S. R. G. the receipt of Genoa cake. She has never seen it in any cookery book, and so much wants to know how to make it. Would you or some of your subscribers also give a receipt of Crystal Palace pudding?

ENRICHETTA writes, -I should be so glad of Sylvia's advice as to my style of dress. I have a hundred pounds a year to dress on and pay my travelling expenses. I have to be careful as we travel every year, and go into society. I. have no maid, but my mother's sometimes helps me with my hair, etc. I have not time to make many things for myself, though I sometimes manufacture fichus, 'ruffs, and other, trifles. I am now twenty-eight years old. · Do you think I ought to make any difference in the style of my dress on that account? As you may gather from the above explanation, I. dress according to my own ideas, not according to those of a dressmaker. So I come to you for advice, Ought I to dress older now than I did when I came out? [You must make a

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.

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.

E. G.

(Light and Shade" declined with thanks.]

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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 5s.

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

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