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fire, but one suitable for its purpose. How often are fires allowed to blaze and waste away when there is nothing to cook, and then suffered to go nearly out, when wood is used to make it draw up. A steady uniform fire may, by attention, be kept up with less fuel than one constantly stirred and going out. Always make the best use of the fire when it is burning; your labour will be lightened by timely forethought. When a family sits round the cottage fire in the evening, why not think about to-morrow's dinner? The same fire will warm you and prepare your food; and this applies especially to soups, broths, and stews. These, in the family of a working man, cannot be overestimated.

No fire can burn without a supply of air ; if your cinders and coals are closely packed, the fire will neither light easily nor burn freely. The heat of the fire causes a current of air, which mostly passes through the lower part of the fire, and it is for this reason that a fire should always be stirred from the bottom. Remember always (even when you are cooking) to keep your fire-place, and everything about it, clean and tidy; and, while the fire is burning up and the kettle boiling, you can do many little things about the kitchen. Never be idle, and be not ignorant of any. thing in a great or small matter. If you want a clear fire for the gridiron, place a few cinders at the top and sprinkle the fire with a little salt.”

There is in the above a wholesome and useful lesson against waste in one of those things which are most frequently wasted-namely, cinders, or half-burnt fuel. They are useful, nay, necessary, in lighting a fire and in keeping it burning, and they are essential for one of the most delicious and appetising of all modes of cookerybroiling by the aid of the gridiron. In the performance of this culinary operation cinders or home-made coke cannot well be dispensed with, and yet they are wasted and, by the ignorant maiden who wastes them, the mistress who insists on their retention and use is often sneered at as being mean and stingy. Let not this, however, influence any mistress to slacken her efforts to prevent waste. The teaching, if conveyed by kind words, a little actual showing, and some instruction on the philosophy of the matter, and why and wherefore the thing which she orders should be done, will soon awaken an interest in the ill-trained inind of the maid.

Another fruitful source of waste in most houses is the shameful manner in which crusts of bread, scraps of meat, and vegetables that have been left uneaten, are thrown away. Servants downstairs, for example, will not eat up the surplus bread and butter that may at times be sent down from the nursery; and I have heard of a case in which a cook threw a whole plateful of bread-andbutter on the fire, that the children had not touched, rather than eat it. Wilful waste cannot but produce woeful want; and so, sooner or later, it must in this case, which occurred but very recently. Children should be obliged to finish any piece of bread or bread-and-butter

that they have bitten; but if this has been done, the bitten part can be neatly pared away, and the remainder as well as the broken piires of bread—which are too frequently removed from the dinner-table-can always be saved and made into a bread-pudding. The writer of this has more than once found half-rounds of bread thrown into an iron bucket, kept beneath the sink for the reception of refuse, and thus immediately lost as food.

There are thousands starving in our streets-literally wasting away and perishing in the midst of plenty-and many of these would rather endure and sink beneath the pangs of hunger than beg. I believe that true charity-I am using this word in its secondary sense, and not in its best and primary meaning as taught us by St. Paul-I believe that true charity, in the sense of giving, consists rather in teaching people how to help themselves than in helping them by gifts of money, which tends rather to keep a poor man a pauper than draw him out of his poverty. If the broken meat thrown aside in the wealthy and well-to-do families of the metropolis and great cities of England were placed daily in some suitable repository, and taken away by a duly organized staff of boys similar in constitution to the shoeblack brigades of London, to cheap dining-houses established in densely-populated districts, the materials for cheap and wholesome meals would be furnished for the mere cost of collecting, for which and for the cost of cooking, fuel, rent, utensils, etc., and wages, the money paid in purchase of the meals would assuredly suffice. What has been done in Paris can be done in London, and it seems that the experiment is well worth trying. The well-fed, well-paid servants in the houses of the wealthy might attempt to resent the loss of what they doubtless look on as their perquisites at present, but this would soon vanish under the steady persistence of their mistresses. It is surprising to see the immense quantities of surplus meat and vegetables sent away from the colleges in Cambridge, where the cook and sometimes the scullion too, has the privilege of disposing of all that is left of the meat and vegetables placed on the tables at the ordinary dinner in hall at four o'clock, the former, in some at least, being provided at the rate of two pounds of uncooked meat per head. Extravagance like this doubtless prevails in many a London dwelling, though not to such an extent, and in many cases the broken victuals are either sold to swell the wages of the cook, to hangers on, who, on the principle of "light come, light go," may waste the greater part, or given to tramps and beggars, who do rid themselves of the unwelcome burden by throwing it over the first hedge they come to, or possibly over Hyde Park palings.

Should the experiment I have suggested be tried, I think it cannot meet with failure; at all events, it will be a laudable attempt to follow and fulfil our Lord's commands in that gathering up of fragments which religion, economy, and common sense alike demand.

OUR WORK-ROOM.

RULES AND REGULATIONS. All letters re- muslin on net, and lined with pink or blue. The Trim with velvet on all the outlines, and edge quiring answers in the following month's issue shapes vary.]

the velvet with large cut jet beads, about three to must be forwarded to SYLVIA, CARE of EDITOR, EVERGREEN would feel greatly obliged if Sylvia the inch.] Also, Lena has a handsome black before the fifth of each month.

could help her in the following matters. Will cloth jacket, open at the throat. Would Sylvia 2. All letters asking questions should be

she recommend her what to buy for a baby's please to tell her what would be nice to wear written on one side only of the paper, and a

cloak? It must be of a colour suitable for summer round the neck? A collarette of any description space should be left for each answer. 3. In writing sor advice as to the raaking up

or winter, boy or girl. What does Sylvia think would be too thick. [Leather collars are very and altering of dresses, it is advisable to men

of a dark blue merino or cashmere, and what fashionable ; fur ties are also worn. Silk ties or tion height, complexion, and colour of hair, in

will be the best trimming for it? Evergreen foulard neckties, if these are too warm for you.] order that the best combinations of colour may does not care for braiding, and though she makes Will bonnets with strings be worn this winter? be given.

all her own and children's things, she is afraid [Strings are worn by married ladies now, and in 4. Photographs sent for this purpose can- she would not be able to undertake the quilting Paris strings are put on the newest models, but not be returned, unless accompanied by a now so fashionable. [A pretty diab or dove- they are not likely to be general all at once.] stamped directed envelope.

colour would look best, with quilted silk of the Loo would be much obliged if Sylvia would No charge is made for replies to any ques- same shade. This you could get done by any kindly reply to the following questions. How tion in the Work-room: it is open to all comers,

machinist cheaply.] Also at what age do chil- can I make up seventeen yards of plaid pattern and all are welcome.

dren leave off pelisses ? [Two years for little enclosed, for two girls, age thirteen and fourteen? boys, girls wear them until they are three or I intended it for two boys, age six and seven, for

four.) Also, what will be a nice material to make Highland costume, but I have never made one, ANNIE E. would feel obliged to Sylvia if she summer pelisses for children under two years? and felt a little afraid to venture, and also fear would kindly give her a little assistance. I It must be washing stuff as E. lives in what is that the shoes and things I may require to comwant to make up a dress for evening wear, but

called the black country. [White piqué is the plete the dress would be very expensive. With do not wish to go to a great expense with it. I best material, as it always washes well.] She has Sylvia's kind help every month, I make nearly have a plain dress with coat sleeves, same as only to add that she does not care for much everything for myself and six children, four of pattern enclosed; it has six widths in skirt, two of elaborate ornament, provided the materials are which are boys. [You are right not to attempt which are plain; all the others are gored, and good ; and hopes Sylvia will be kind enough to a Highland costume yourself; the work, if not slightly trained. The body of dress being very answer her questions in an early number, for well finished, is not presentable, and the details much damaged, I should be glad if you would which she will be very grateful.

are endless. Make your girls' dresses both plain kindly suggest some plan to make use of skirt Lily would feel much obliged to Sylvia if she in front to the hips, then kilt-pleating all the way without it. I have a black gauze shawl, striped would tell her how to make a black cashmere round. Polonaise with short basques at the back, with white, which measures nearly one yard and a dress, so as to look nice and stylish. She has and long front rounded off under the basques. half square; also a black'one with satin stripes,same nine and a half yards. Lily has just gone into Coat sleeves, with kilt-pleated cuffs. Trim with size as one with white stripes. Would either of mourning for her mother-in-law. Height about a crossway bias on all the polonaise outlines, and these be of any use for trimming dress, as Annie five feet. Will Sylvia at the same time tell her black fringe on the polonaise fronts, at the edge, E. is now wearing slight mourning, and thinks what she can trim a black silk velvet mantle with? and black buttons. If the girls want jet buttons, the dress must be trimmed with something black ? It is quilted and lined with silk. Lily has been a buy some beads and let them bead them for Could Sylvia kindly suggest some way to alter it -subscriber for several years, and likes the magazine themselves. They can also prepare all your bias into a pretty dress for indoor wear? [You will very much. Will esteem it quite a favour if for you after you have cut it out.] I have eight find no difficulty in altering your dress nicely Sylvia will answer the above questions in the and a half yards of grey cloth to pattern. How thus : Shorten your dress and reduce its width to December number. (You do not say if your can I make it up for myself? It must have a measure four and a half to five yards round. From cashmere is double width or not. Nine and a halı darker shade for trimming. I am tall and dark your black satin striped shawl cut polonaise, fronts yards single width will only make a plain skirt and always a colour, and not stout. (Your grey quite long, and jacket back with deep basques. and polonaise. Trim with folds of crape, relieved material would make a pretty and useful polonaise. Edge the basques with bias silk, and put the same by cut jet beads. Replace the silk on your mantle You could wear it over black, brown, or a darker bias round the polonaise fronts, which form a with crape, and add beads to match the toilette.] grey skirt. You will have plenty to trim it with long tablier. Make new sleeves with the silk LENA would be extremely grateful if Sylvia of the material. Bias bands of two widths would saved from the skirt, and finish with fluted would help her a little. Lena has ten yards of look well, if corded with black.) I have also five Aounce of the gauze shawl. Take the remainder grey silk rep, and would like it made up into a and a half yards of homespun. Could I make it of the shawl and cut it into four-inch bias. Hem walking dress; but having so little, and not being up with any other colour like the costume 675 in this, and add to the skirt as far as it will go, able to match it, is puzzled how to do it. What last month's magazine? I have a kilted skirt of making one plain, in slightly gathered flounces, would Sylvia suggest to trim it with, and how? brown silk, quite new, of a darker shade, that I all round, and putting the rest at the back. If [Ten yards of grey silk' rep is not enough could wear in change with a brown skirt. (Make your material will allow it, you can head each material for a walking dress, you must therefore your homespun up into a tunic polonaise, and flounce with silk ; but I do not think you will add rep of a darker shade to make up with. wear over the brown kilted skirt. With five and have enough for this. Of the white striped gauze Make the corsage of light grey rep, with rounded a half yards you can make jacket-backed polo. shawl you can make a nice polonaise, to wear points in front, and short full postilion basques naise with long fronts. Plainly stitch the outlines over a low black silk dress, which you can behind. The tablier of dark rep, very long in with seven or nine rows of machine stitching.] manage out of the remainder, as it takes so little, front, and curved away to fasten under the pos- I have a blue silk dress with train skirt-four and and drape with white flowers or black velvet. tilion basques. Sleeves of dark rep, with light a half in width and one and a half in length, You can wear this over the black skirt above

rep parements. Tablier edged with silk fringe of and large sash, and high and low bodice. I always described. To trim the white striped edge with the lighter shade, and corded with light rep. feel that I want a darker shade on it to feel quite white bugle braid (which you make Skirt with one deep flounce, almost plain, at the in the dress. It is not soiled. Would kind Sylvia yourself), and finish with silk fringe or white back alternate flounces of light and dark rep, or help me in my difficulties, and tell me if my lace.]

the dark flounce continued with a dark rep letter is correct, as it is the first time I have AIQUILLE writes, Will Sylvia kindly oblige heading. You will require about three and a half written, though I have taken the magazine for by telling her what kind of brush and comb yards of dark rep in addition ; but you must cut the last twelve years, and value it more each year. bags are used by gentlemen, and what kind by your material carefully.] Lena has also fourteen [I do not quite understand the inquiry, but if you ladies ;

if they are always braided, and of what yards of dark-blue satin cloth. Will Sylvia kindly require to tone down the brightness of the silk, a shape! [Brush and comb bags are the same tell her how to make it up into a walking-dress? black net cuirasse and tablier will do this, or both for ladies and gentlemen. They are made Lena is twenty, tall, and dark-complexioned. a velvet sleeveless jacket, or trimming the skirt in pique and braided in colour, or of applique [Satin-cloth dress, plain skirt, Duchess polonaise. with darker blue.

can

OUR DRAWING-ROOM.

OUR EXCHANGE.- Ladies wishing to effect Crusoe (Betjemann). The above are in excel- could dye white kid gloves and boots some dark exchanges through our columns can do so leat order, several are quite new.-Address, colour, as brown, green, or bronze, having had GRATIS, on the following condition :-1. That Imo, Post Office, Lee Green, Lee, Kent.

six weddings in our family, we have several they give an address, which may be printed. B. D. writes, I want to ask your advice about pairs quite useless in their present state, as we 2. It is not possible for us to undertake to for- a matter which will, perhaps, be out of place in are quiet people, balls and parties not being in ward letters and enter addresse's; but ladies the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN ; but which trou- our line? [Any glove-cleaner will dye your who wish to exchange, and who object to their bles me so much that I must write to you. I boots and gloves black, or any colour, wished.] addresses being published, can advertise an am a young girl, and like most young girls, I M. S. has the following music to dispose of: exchange, without address given, on payment am afraid I am rather vain; or, at least, I take Pianoforte duet, Zampa (Diabelli), is. Solos-of one shilling for thirty-six words, when their some interest in my personal appearance. Well, Those Evening Bells (Jules de Sivrai), is. ; names will be entered, and letters forwarded, my chief beauty lies in having nice dark eye- Fantasie sur le Prophete (Favarger), Is.; without further expense.

brows and long eyelashes ; and, alas! these Martha (Sydney Smith), 15. ; Sound the Loud very eyebrows and lashes are dropping off by Timbrel (Osborne), 6d. ; Consolation (Dussek),

degrees. I do not rub them hard when washing, 6d.; Il Trovatore (Kruger), 6d. ; Malbrook (F. Bessie LAWER inquires, if a gentleman but yet in drying my face, several hairs, roots Praeger), 9d. ; Bacchanale (Kuhe), Is. ; The were playing the accompaniment of a lady's and all, adhere to the towel. I cannot account Derby Day (Basquit), is. ; Damask Rose Valse song, would it be proper for the lady to turn for this, than that every morning when I awake (C. Richardson), 9d. Songs—So the Story over the music? (The gentleman should, if I find my eyebrows standing on an end, as if goes (Molloy), iS. ; By the Blue Danube (F. W. possible, turn over the music.] What is the rubbed up the wrong way; and yet I take as Green), 9d.; We'd better Bide a Wee (Claribel), correct thing to say when anyone begs your much care as I can not to rub them against the 6d. ; The Blind Girl to her Harp (Glover), 6d.; pardon? [It is granted, certainly.] Does the pillow. Can you tell me what to do? Perhaps Clouds and Sunshine (Glover), 6d. ; Cora (A. Editor consider this writing too much like a there is some other cause, but I do not think Lee), 6d. ; Truth in Absence (Harper), is. ; school-girl's for one who has left school for there can be, for I am young (17), very healthy. Was there any Harm in that? (F. W. Davies), some time? [Your writing is very fair, and will etc. Then on the eyelashes (at the roots) a 6d. Also Nos. 11 and 21 of Boosey's Houseimprove by practice; we would not advise you sort of white scurf collects, which causes the hold Music. M. S. wants Children's Voices, to alter the style.]

lashes to fall out. Could you suggest a remedy? Maggie's Welcome, Walter's Wooing, and ALICE would be much obliged if the Editor If my eyebrows go, I shall be terribly ugly, I'm Silver Chimes (all by Claribel), The Bridge would tell her of some book explaining simply afraid ; so please try and help me. Then there (Miss M. Lindsay), and The Wishing Cap (N. the various stitches in knitting and crochet. is one more question. Do you think eyelashes T. Wrighton). She would exchange any of the Madame Goubaud's "Kritting and Netting," and eyebrows, if once pulled out, grow again? above pieces of music or songs for either of price is., can be had of the publishers of this I was wondering if, perhaps, it was only in the those she requires. -Address M. S., Challock, Magazine.] Also, if the Editor would kindly autumn, at the fall of the leaf, that they fell, in Ashford, Kent. explain how to take off the patterns of the large the same way as the hair of the head does ; but E. D. S.--Seeing how easily your corrediagrams. [Lay a sheet of fine tissue paper can scarcely think so. [Bathe the eyebrows and spondents get all they want through you, could over, and mark the pattern out with pencil.) lashes night and morning with tepid water, and you or they kindly give me the whole poem of Alice likes the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN very apply glycerine and lime-water in the interval.] which the following verses are a part? I have much, and looks forward to it with great plea- Is tincture of myrrh in any way injurious to the seen extracts, and some years ago picked up sure every month. Alice also wants so much teeth ? [No.]

a bit of paper, og which are the verses I to know what kind of cloak is most serviceable Rose will forward on receipt of a stamped forward : for parties and the theatre ; it must not be ex- envelope and a shillingsworth of stamps, a cerpensive.

tain cure for chilblains. She has tried it her- "Ah, Richard,' said the gentleman, CONSTANCE's compliments to the Editor of self and found it effectual.-Address, Miss Rose,

• You gladly yield the rose the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, and desires to Post Restante, Dingwall, N.B.

Because I chose to take it; this thank him for his kind and very satisfactory

ANNIE would be much obliged if any cor- A lesson may disclose. answers given in the September magazine to her respondent could tell her the composer and former--and first-questions. She writes to name of two songs. One begins something " I thought it worthy of a place him now on account of advertisements she saw like this

Within this house of mine ; in the " Daily Telegraph” of Tuesday Nov, 24,

Your Heavenly Father plucked your rose, about his is Christmas Annual."

There are
“ The long and weary day

And will you still repine ? two advertisement, and a “Notice to the Pub

I sit and watch and pray." lic," of seven lines : rather a confused notice, I

“ Rather rejoice that He sla-uld you think. At any rate I cannot understand whether The other begins

A fitting gard'ner deen, there is only one “Annual," or two. Will you " The cold winds of autumn blow mourníully

To tend awhile a lovely flower, kindly explain it in the next number, if pos

by,

Then yield it up to Him." sible, and much oblige one of your interested The leaves are all sere and withered and dry" ;

J. E. G. readers. [There is only one “Beeton's Christ

and has a refrain after each versemas Annual," which is entitled "The Fijiad;

ALMA would be much obliged if the Editor OT, English Nights Entertainments," and is

"Oh, Dennis, dear, come back to me,

of the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN would answer published by Messrs. Ward, Lock, and Tyler.]

I count the hours away from thee;

the following questions through the medium of C. H. will feel obliged to the Editor 'if he

Return, and never part again

that valuable journal : When Alma is walking will, in the next number, tell her how the

From thy own faithful Kate O'Shane." with a friend, suppose that friend meets an acgauffering on muslin dresses that are bought

quaintance who is unknown to Alma, and stops ready made is done, to keep it out stiff. (A JENNIE asks—The beau ideal embroidery, to speak, should Alma stand also, or should thread ruzs through the back part of the flutes what is the price of it, and what is the smallest she walk on? Or should Alma have a bowing will keep the gauffers in place.]

quantity you can have? [About 3d. per yard ; acquaintance with her companion's friend, what IMO would like to exchange the following one dozen yards.] What is the most fashion- should she do in that case, particularly if both songs and pieces for a good black fan, or open able colour this winter? (Blue. 1 Can light or companion and acquaintance are gentlemen ? to offers. Imo is an old subscriber, and admires dark blue be worn with navy blue? (Yes.] [In neither case should you leave your friend, the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN immensely. Songs: A. W. N. has two Spanish combs, one quite

who will introduce you, and you will merely Once Again, I Love the Merry Sunshine, Gentle new, for which she gave zs. ed., and is willing bow.] Troubadour (ballad), Oh ! how delightful, Oh, to exchange them for anything of equal value.

PERDITA would feel greatly obliged if you tell me, lovely Bird, I pray, Slumber (by Sims --Address, A. W. N., Post Office, Hunting- could tell her some simple and becoming way Reeves), On, a-day, Alack the day. The fol- don.

of doing up her hair. She is five feet three lowing are all pianoforte solos : Pluie d'Etoiles MRS. MEADEN, 25, Grosvenor Place, Bath, inches in height, has red hair, not very long or (Talexy), La Gazelle (Wollenhaupt), When the has many numbers of the YOUNG ENGLISH- very thick, oval face, fair skin, bluish-grey eyes, Rosy Morn (G. West), Home, Sweet Home

WOMAN to dispose of, very cheap; 1867 to slim figure [Do your hair in the fashionable (Thalberg), Grande Valse (Tito Mattei), Les 1870 ; also parts of 1871 to 1873, and 1874 to Catogan.] Could anyone tell her also if the Huguenots (Rummel), Chilpéric (Koutski), June.

duet, Love, the Spirit of Beauty, occurs in Echoes from Erin (Trekell), Quadroon Dance A. writes-If it would not be troubling you Fleur de Lys; if so, is it published separately, (Veley), Silver May Bells (Trekell), Robinson too much, would you kindly tell me how I and by whom?

MARGARET writes - You answer questions writer of these monthly chapters has published eaten with cold meat, or with bread only.) And so kindly, that, having been a subscriber many any books, or tell her of a good and simple is it suitable for dinner and supper? [Both.] years, I take the liberty of writing to you. book on flower gardening. (Beeton's Shilling Black or white pepper, which should be put in Could you give a braiding pattern for cravat Gardening Book.) S. K. has written to the the cruet stand? (Both.) When a gentleman and bow? Also, where can I buy the small address given by Heather Bell for fern roots. friend calls on a bride, should she offer him cooking affair called a "conjuror," and what Letter returned from Dead Letter Office, Edin- cake and wine? [This custom has nearly gone price would it be? Do any of your readers burgh, “ No such place as Eddeston in the de- out.) possess a good recipe for potted head, and livery."

Miss O. L., The Canonry, St. Asaph, would they give it to me? The Scotch are M. F. LILEY, 17, Lawrence Street, Chelsea, North Wales, makes babies' boots, socks, famous for it. [See Mrs. Beeton's " Household has for exchange or sale the magazine complete, crochet and knitted jaquets, as well as crochet Management." price 7s. 60.] And lastly, has with diagram sheets and cut-out patterns; also, antimacassars, and every kind of fancy work. anyone a sewid;-machine in good repair to sell the new edition of Colenso's Arithmetic, and A. B. C. has an elegant opera jacket, scarlet or exchange, and what would be required, price White 7s. 6d. Latin English Dictionary. Open wool, beautifully embroidered with silk, and or exchange? See notice at commencement to offers.

trimmed with swansdown and white silk cord, of Our Drawing-room.] I cannot conclude HELEN GRAHAM.—We cannot well advise etc.; cost two guineas ; never worn on account without warmly thanking you for the valuable you as to the best mode of altering your conser- of mourning; would take 255. in cash, or exinformation you so constantly give us in the vatory. We recommend you to consult an ex- change to 30s. Also, an 18 carat gold ring, set YOUNG ENGLISWOMAN. The hints on dress, perienced carpenter or builder.

with two rubies and a diamond, worth four etc., are really valuable to ladies living, as I do, EVERGREEN writes-I should feel greatly guineas, would take pounds.-Address, care of in the country

obliged if you would insert and answer, as far Mrs. Davies 30, Temple Street, BirmingFANNY THE FAwn asks-Can any one tell as you can, the following questions, in an early ham. me a good way of getting up linen cuffs to number : Can you tell me the meaning of the PUZZLED says-Could you, or any reader of make them keep stiff as when they are bought ? letters, “ Op.," which I so often see in connec- the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, give me any (Starch them in raw starch, and iron very tion with sonatas, and other musical composi- plain directions how to knit stockings? I have damp.] I want to know a cure for chilblains. tions? Will you, or any of your subscribers, bought the “ Stocking Knitter's Manual," but I have been recommended to wear wash-leather remmend me a trustworthy and practical find it too difficult for a beginner, as it does not socks. Can any correspondent tell me if they book on the diseases of children, with simple tell you how many needles to use, or how to are a good remedy, and how they are made ?

remedies? It must not be too expensive. join a round, so I am quite at a loss how to What is the price of cases for binding the (Beeton's " Management of Cildren in Health begin. If you would kindly give me any as. YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, and when are they and Sickness," price is., Ward, Lock, and sistance, I shall be extremely obliged to you. ready? (Cases for Beeton's YOUNG ENGLISH- Tyler.] Also, I should be glad of informatio: ! For knitting stitches, see Madame Goubaud's WOMAN can be had of the Publishers, price respecting a good washing-machine, that will King Instructions, price 6d.] Is. 6d. each.] I have been delighted with mangle and wring too, and the price ? [" The IDA G. ,shes to dispose of a stamp album, " Marjorie's Quest," and hope the next story

Home Washer," or Bradford's Vowel washing- containing seved hundred foreign stamps, may be as nice.

machine, can be recommended. They vary in maps, and particulars ranging them, value AIGUILLE asks-Who was Barbara Freitchie, price from four to twelve guineas.] Also, may 75. 6d. I. G. would ! to receive orders mentioned in Marjorie's Quest "? [Can only I suggest that a few patterns of Irish crochet for floral crosses, prices

... I$. od. to refer you to the author.] What is meant by the magazine would be found acceptable by Some pretty ones for Christmas. Addre the term, Poet Laureate? [This title is given

many subscribers beside myself, such as sprays Editor. to our first living poet.]

and edgings? I have only begun to take the M. A. writes-wish to inquire through E. T. B, makes corded lace for the fashion- magazine this year, but I am greatly pleased your columns, if any of your readers can give able bag-tidies, 55. ; pretty collarettes, Is. 8d. ; with its high-class tone.

me the words of a short piece of poetry, about butterflies, 8d. ; well-worked tattings, hand- JENNIE has taken in this magazine through four verses, the last line of each verse ending koitted wool mittens, any colour, is. a pair ; the past year, and likes it very much. She has with clear MS, songs, from 6d, each. Douglas, Prise noticed that many offer music for exchange. des Alpes, Good Bye, etc. many more. List She would be very glad to exchange sume, as " There is a heart for everyone, if everyone or patterns for stamps. E. T. B., Post Office, she has a great quantity of all kinds, and would

could find it." Teignmouth, Devon.

send a list to any one who wished to exchange Miss A. MICKLETHWAITE, Hardiflats, theirs. She very much wants My Queen, song, I rather imagine the words are by Charles Wakefield, offers for exchange one pair of very by Blumenthal, and Once Again.

Swain. I should be particularly obliged to strong balmoral boots, size 3. price 30s., made

SHAMROCK wishes to dispose of the follow- any one who would send them. by Kerr ard San, of Glasgow (bill can be

ing pieces, all in good condition, but not new : Mrs. M. asks-What is the price per vol. shown). They are a misfit, and have had from Les Huguenots, fantasia (Thalberg); Souvenir of the Clarendon Press Series, and where are two to three weeks' wear. Wanted, trained du Danube (E. Ketterer) ; Zampa, arranged they to be bought? Also, is Chaucer and longcloth petticoat, or well-worked embroidery (E. Ketterer); Adelaide (F. Liszt) ; Wellen- Spenser written in old English or modern ? edging. Others offers invited. No postcards. spiel (F. Spindler); Pluie de Corail (Du Grau); The former is so difficult to read. Another Silence a negative.

Ophelia, mazurka (Ch. W. Smith); Allegro thing I wish to know is the proper title of the A. would be so much obliged if the Editor, Capriccio (H. F. Kufferath); Romance sans Manual mentioned in "Girls" for October, and or any of his correspondents, could kindly tell Parole, No. 4 (Ch. Andreoli); Happy Moments which is said to have conquered the French her how to sugar the American popcorn. She (S. A. Pearce) ; Evening Dew, duet (G. A. Os

Where can it be got, and the price ! has a popper, and can pop the corn, but cannot borne) ; Nine original pieces by Ascher (No. 9, [The prices vary. Chaucer is 25. 6d. ; Faërie succeed in sugaring it.

Boosey's Musical Cabinet). She would ex- Queene, 25. ; Hooker, 2s.6d. ; Merchant of MARY MURRAY writes-Can any of your

change these for Sullivan and Molloy's twelve Venice, Is ; Richard the Second, Is. 6d. ; lady friends inform me where I can procure a

songs, being No. 158 of Boosey's Musical Macbeth, is. 6d.; Hamlet, 2s.; Bacon, 45. 6d.; piece of sandal wood, either as an ornament for Cabinet ; either Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne

Milton, 6s. 6d. ; Dryden, gs. 6d. Chaucer is wearing, or the drawing-room? But I would Worte, Books 3 and 4 (Boosey's Musical Cabi. written in old English, with notes and glossary. prefer a simple plain little piece, to put into a net); or Beethoven's Sonata Pastorale, etc. The name of the French Manual is “ How to desk with paper, or a glove-box, merely for the (Boosey's Musical Cabinet, No. 49) ; or she Speak French," price 55. Longmans and Co.) sakc of the odour. What would be considered would give six of her pieces for either of these LETITIA writes-- From your kind answers a fair equivalent or price? Either might be

three books.- Address, Shamrock, Belle Vue to all your subscribers, I feel sure you will not sent by post. I would like an answer very soon. Lodge, St. John's, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. think ine troublesome if I ask you to help me We have taken your magazine since its com- E. R. makes very pretty useful babies' bibs in a little difficulty. When one gives a dinner mencement, I think, and like it exceedingly.

in thick ribbed and raised crochet, for is. 6d. party, which is the proper time to hand the We weary for it very much, its simple, pleasant each. Address, E. R., Box 44. Post Office, champagne ? [With the entrées ] And if the tales, so unlike the excitable writing one gene

Coventry. No post-cards. E. R. also begs to dinner is at four, and the company spend the rally meets with. We are often benefited by

inform an Inquirer that the Little Pilgrim can evening, should supper be served ? How the shapes and ideas for dressmaking, and the be obtained for id. from any bookseller. It is should Balzac be pronounced ? (Barlzak.) Will fancy work is often very beautiful. Could anytoo long to give in the Drawing-room.

the boots with high heels be worn this winter? one give me the words of the Beating of My LOUISE MAY asks-Should plum pudding [Yes.] How soon should a visit be paid to a own Heart, also, when convenient ? Many

be tied close, or should it be allowed room to bride after her return from the honeymoon! thanks for much pleasure and help received. swell ? [Tied close.] How should lettuce, (A month from marriage-day.] Is it fashion

S. K. is much pleased with the Ladies' radishes, and cress be eaten ? with the hand ? able to wear white or light kid gloves for balls Garden Guide in the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN.

[Yes.] What should be eaten with a salad ? and parties? (Yes.] Would the Editor kindly inform her if the ĪThe salad is handed round mixed ; it can be

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