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RULES.-I. All letters for insertion in the church decorations ; if you could give us any be able to help Eugenie.] Also, if she can tell following month's issue must be forwarded be- hints as to garlands, etc., I am sure they her of anything that would destroy moths and fore the 8th of each month to SYLVIA, CARE would be valued by many of your correspon- insects almost instantaneously. Eugenie is OF EDITOR, Messrs. Ward, Lock, & Tyler, dents. [In the December number we hope to collecting, and does not like the idea of pinWarwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C. give some suggestions as to tasteful decora- ning them. [The fumes of sulphur are sup

2. Letters must be written on one side only tion.] I cannot procure the copy-books that posed to kill insects instantaneously ; but I do of the paper.

you mentioned at any of the stationers near not know if this mode injures the specimens in 3. Name and address must be sent in full, where I am living, so I do not know where to any way.) though neither will be published where a nom- procure them. [Send one shillingsworth of EDNA writes,-1. Where could Veloutine de-plume is used.

stamps to Madame Adele Letellier, 30, Hen- and Golden Ointment be procured? And what 4. Letters for the Drawing-room must be rietta Street, Covent Garden, and she will send is the cost of each ? (Veloutine can be had of written on separate paper from those intended you some. I think they are threepence each.] M. Jozeau, Haymarket. I do not know the for the Work-room or the Exchange Column. I noticed with regret the remarks of an Old price. Golden Ointment may be obtained

5. No charge is made for replies to ques- Subscriber last month ; but I hope you don't through any good chemist; small bottle, 2s. 6d.] tions. Our Drawing-room is open to all. feel disposed to suppress the questions. I Where could she get a good set of pearls

think the "Work-room and " Drawing- imitation, of course? (Packer's, Regent Street.] rooin" very useful. I generally turn to them 2. Might onyx ornaments be worn for evening ?

first. For instance, if one asks about black (Yes, but not in full dress.] 3. Would it be AUNT POLLY writes, -Can any of your

silk dress, the answer to that query may serve considered good taste for Edna to wear a white numerous readers tell me where the following many more. I have found much benefit from straw bonnet during the winter, trimmed with words occur in the Bible, “Cleanliness is next answers to querists similarly situated to myself. dark violet velvet, with a merino and velvet to Godliness." [These words are not in the Those who appreciate Sylvia's letters are far costume of the same colour. (Yes.] Bible.] My sister and I have been subscribers more numerous than those who do not, I am [All correspondents who write for the words for the last four years, and it is the first time sure. The magazine gets dearer every month ; of songs or verses must enclose a stamped, that we have taken the liberty of asking a the articles on Novelties, etc., make it more directed envelope, as we cannot occupy our question ; and we think that yours is a very attractive every time. I am sure I have space with them in future.] nice journal, and we always recommend it to scarcely patience to wait for the time for them NINA writes, ---Can some of your corresponour friends when they say they cannot get any- to appear ; the tales are so nice, but there is dents give me directions how to mount skeletonthing nice to read.

one drawback, and that is, you have to wait so ized leaves ? I have the leaves ready, and AN IRISH SUBSCRIBER writes, -I would be long after reading one before you get the other. should much prefer mounting them myself than so grateful if you could tell me what editions I have recommended it to all my friends, and sending them away to be done ; and with your of classical books--I mean translations of old they say it is the best and cheapest journal in kind help I shall, no doubt, succeed. Latin authors, etc.—that a woman may read existence. [I agree with you that publishing LILLA will be grateful if Sylvia will kindly herself or for her boys? [Bohn's.] Are those the question makes the answer more interesting answer the following questions in the Novemnose machines advertised by A. Ross of any and useful, and am glad you find the "Work- ber number of The YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN:use? [I do not know anyone who has used room" of practical benefit.]

What is the price, by post, of Rimmel's curling one. Send a couple of stamps to Mr. Ross, InO is extrem.ely obliged to J. B. H. for fluid? And is it quite harmless ? Should one 248, High Holborn, and he will send the pam- the words of song, Happy be Thy Dreams. have a white cloth over a chest of drawers in a phlet. Your letter is written with such pale PINE-ALOE presents her compliments to bedroom? [It looks tidier.) And if so, of what ink that I cannot decipher the remainder.] the Editor, and sends a recipe asked for by material should it be? [Similar to that on the

NELLIE writes,--I hope you will forgive one of your correspondents some time ago, for toilet-table.] is a green French merino dress me troubling you again, but I have to thank removing spots and grease from marble. (pattern enclosed) suitable for walking, or would those kind correspondents for sending me the Make a paste with fullers' earth and hot water ; it be too gaudy and vulgar? (Questions for the words of "Onward, Christian Soldiers," for cover the spots with it and let it dry on ; and Work-room must be written on a separate sheet which I am very much obliged ; and I hope the next day scour it off with soft or yellow of paper.] What is the meaning of the words, you will accept my heartiest thanks for kindly soap. Also, someone asked if there was any sardiniere, eggery, and epergne? (A sardiniere inserting the same ; and I shall have to ask kind of cord for hanging pictures besides blind- is a small dish in which sardines may be sent to your kind forbearance for the following queries. cord. Pine-Aloe has seen a kind of gilt wire table, instead of in the tin, which looks so ugly. I have learned music, but sometimes when I for the purpose.

I never heard of an eggery. An epergne is an am playing I have to stop to ascertain what AIGUILLE writes,-- In the October number ornament for the dinner or supper table.] And the notes are. [Practice will soon enable you of THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN, C. C. W. what are serviette rings ? (Rings for putting to remember the notes. Practise diligently asks for something interesting on history or round dinner-napkins when rolled up after use. and carefully.] Would you kindly give me the other instructive subjects. Will she allow me •The rings are numbered, so that each person pronunciation and meaning of the following to recommend Buckle's “History of Civiliza- knows his own napkin.] Is there any difference words, viz. : a la Chinoise ; infra dig.; c'est tion in England." If C. C. W. has any inte- between a breakfast and a dinner cruet-stand ? une autre chose ; aux fines herbes ; bretzel ; rest at all in history, and will read the book (Sometimes a larger cruet-stand is used for the sauer kraut ; fleur-de-lis. (It is difficult to with a good dictionary and a great deal of dinner-table, but the larger ones are now unconvey the pronunciation of French words by patience, she will find it both interesting and fashionable, It is preferred to have them our English sounds, but I will do my best. instructive. It is published in three volumes, smaller and more numerous.) What is the use A la Chinoise-ah la sheen-was, means, in the by Longmans, Green, and Co.

of salvers? [Servants hand cards and letters Chinese style. Infra dig. is pronounced as it MURIEL writes, - Although I am not a very on them.) Also of breakfast stands ? (Do you is spelled, and is an abbreviation of the Latin Old Subscriber, I must write a few lines to say mean the revolving stands for the breakfast Infra Dignitatum, meaning, "beneath one's how entirely I disagree with the letter written table? They are useful, because they enable dignity." C'est une autre chose-Sate oon to you by one who so called herself in last each person to reach what they want by merely ohtre shose, means, " That is a different month's number of THE YOUNG ENGLISH- twisting round the stand.] Of what does a thing." Aux fines herbes-o feens airb, is WOMAN. To me, your letters are one of the toilet set consist ? [Bottles for perfume, a box an expression in cookery, meaning, "made especial attractions of the magazine ; and the for powder, and smaller bottles, all in china or of dressing fish by stewing them with various unfailing patience, courtesy, and kindness with glass.] What are toilet bottles for? (For holddried herbs. Bretzel, pronounced as spelled, which you reply to even the most tiresume ing scent.] And what is papier mache? (It is is German for cracknel. Sauer kraut, pro- questioner, set an example which many of us rather difficult to describe, though one sees it nounced sour krout, is a German preparation would do well to follow in our every-day life. every day. Webster says, “A substance made of pickled cabbage. The fleur-de-lis-fur-de- [Sylvia thanks Muriel very warmly for her kind of a pulp from rags, and cast in a mould, used lee, is the emblem of the Bourbon dynasty.] and encouraging words. ]

for ornamental work." See “Work-room" for What are bouillonnes ? [Bouillonnes are puffs.] EUGENIE having been a subscriber to THE answers to your other questions; and having Could you give me a recipe for whitening the YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for many years, feels answered them all, may I ask you one? Why hands?' [Wash them with oatmeal soap in sure that Sylvia will kindly answer the follow- do you send me three or four different letters, warm water. Always dry them thoroughly ing questions. Where can Eugenie dispose of all containing several questions, but with a difafter washing, and wear gloves as much as plain needlework made in the village school. ferent signature to each ? I asked you in a possible. Also keep your wrists covered.] Also ladies' fancy-work, to be sold for church former Number always to use the same nom de I saw one of your correspondents asked about purposes. [Perhaps some of our readers may plume; but this month I have received three

Advertisements of Lady's Work, Pet Animals,

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

both beds should be alike.) Does a mahogany toilet table require a cover, and of what sort ? Would it do to have only strips of bed-side carpet for the floor? (A made dimity toilet cover. This would be the cleanlier and healthier plan. You might have the boards beeswaxed, as they do abroad.] Are glass or china bedroom candlesticks used ? (Yes. The safest are those with glass up to the top of the candle.]

DAISY will feel obliged to Sylvia if she will tell her some way of doing her hair, which is red, rather short, but very thick. Daisy is twenty years of age, rather short, and has always been accustomed to curls, as her hair curls naturally; but she thinks it is quite time she did it up in some fresh way, as it makes her look so very young. [As it is very thick, could not Daisy pin her hair up in curls, so as to suit her. The curls should be rather high over the forehead, and not too low at the back.]

Correct delineation of Handwriting, Names poetically delineated, Photos physiognomised. Each 13 stamps. To N. N., address with Editor.

Ladies' Gaiters. New style for coming season. Serviceable, comfortable, charming. 20 stamps, N. N., address with Editor.

A Lady is anxious to obtain remunerative employment as Wood-engraver. Would not obiect to work from home. Any subject undertaken. Would be willing to give a small commission to anyone obtaining employment for her. Address with Editor.

Miss A. supplies Christmas Cards, handpainted," with mottoes. Small size, 28. 6d. ; large, 3s. 6d. Address with Editor.

PAULINE wants THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN for March and November, 1874. Will give full price, and pay postage.-Address, Pauline, Greenmount, Omagh, Ireland.

Miss CLYDE, North Devon Lodge, Bideford, Devon, sends 20 roots of Devonshire ferns 6 varieties, for 12 stamps, postage ad. She sends a box containing 100 roots, 9 varieties, for 5s. No charge for package.

letters from you, each with a different name, I am sure you will not knowingly give me more trouble than is necessary; and when I tell you that I have to alter the names, and refer back to the one you first adopted, I think you will kindly call yourself Lilla for the future, especially as you can have no object in using a dozen different names. We do not limit the number of questions to be asked, as you must have perceived, for you are one of my most constant correspondents, and I conclude therefore that you are a constant reader.--SYLVIA.]

BLACK EYES asks, --Will you please tell me if Madame Adelina Patti has any children, and if they have fine voices like their mother. [I do not know if the Marquise de Caux has any children. Please how should the word Tarantelle be pronounced? [Tarangtel is the nearest approach to the pronunciation in English, but the an is sounded very softly in French.] Can you or any of your subscribers tell me of a pretty and rather difficult pianoforte arrangement of “When other lips and other hearts ;" or I believe the real name is, " Then you'll renember me." I should be very much pleased if some one would kindly send me through the “Drawing-room" the words of the above song. [Kindly send your name and address, with stamped envelope, for the words to be forwarded, as our space is too valuable to be occupied with words of songs.] I see some lady has advised you only to print the answers of the letters sent you. I myself should be very sorry, as some of them have been very useful to me. I hope the Editor will pardon the long letter, and answer my questions in the next journal.

Kate will be much obliged if Sylvia will inform her in next month's YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN what should be done if you must not give your card to a servant who opens the door to you on making a call, as, in the answer to a correspondent in the September number, Sylvia distinctly says, “Certainly not." [Say your name distinctly to the servant, and follow him or her to the door of the drawing-room, which he or she opens, and says your name to her mistress. ]

EUNICE would be very glad if some one would kindly tell her the proper way to set dessert upon a table, if the glasses should be placed on or by the plates, if mats are proper on the plates, and leaves round the dishes. Eunice thinks THE YOUNG ENGLISHWOMAN the most useful and sensible magazine ever written, and fully appreciates it. May I sug. gest that an illustration of a letter should be given in it, to give an idea how to conform to rules, as so many cause Sylvia so much trouble, the writer included ? [On each plate is placed a d'oyley and a finger-glass, half full of water ; also a silver knife and fork. By the right side of each plate the wine-glasses are placed, their number and variety regulated by the wines you intend to give your guests. Leaves look pretty round the dishes. If you cannot get real leaves, there are very pretty artificial ones sold for the purpose. The rules for letters are not difficult to follow. You have observed them carefully. Many thanks for doing so.]

EILEEN presents her compliments to Sylvia, and requests her opinion of the enclosed pattern of wall-paper ; it is intended for a large, lofty bedroom, with two windows facing the north, and a large black marble chimney-piece. I It is a very pretty paper for a large room.] What sort and colour carpet, window, and bedhangings, etc., would suit with it. (They must be of a warm colour, as the grey in the paper is very cold and pure. A crimson felt carpet, and striped grey and crimson chintz for bed. hangings and windows.] Are crochet or knitted quilts nice for a respectable bedroom? And as there are two beds in the room, ought their hangings to be alike or different? It is my own and sister's room, and we wish to have it very pretty. [Nothing is nicer than crochet or knitted quilts. You might line one with crimson, to match the bed-hangings. The hargings of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. All articles of wearing apparel advertised 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."

* COMMISSIONS FROM ABROAD.

To judge from the letters that appear from time to time in the columns of the “Workroom" and "Drawing-room" from ladies residing abroad, they appear to experience great difficulty in obtaining articles of dress of recent fashion and good style ; and it seems almost impossible for dwellers in India, America, and Australia, to procure the many luxuries of the wardrobe. the dressing room, and the cuisine which, to those who live at home, have almost become necessaries. The convenience, therefore, seems to be considerable that would accrue to our subscribers abroad, and even at home in places remote from fashion and shops, from being placed in a position to correspond with someone in London capable of executing commissions for ladies.

It is in the belief that she may be useful in this way that

MADAME ADELE LETELLIER, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden,

London, W.C., has made arrangements which enable her to execute any orders of the foregoing kind.

In transmitting such commissions, ladies are requested to be very precise in giving details, descriptions, etc., of the articles they order, as it would be impossible to change them after having been sent abroad.

COUSIN MAGGIE wishes to obtain Misunderstood (Florence Montgomery); Woman's Friendship (Grace Aguilar). She will give in return four pieces of music or songs for each book. Cousin Maggie has a large number of books in the Lily Series, which she would exchange for music. Send for list to M, A. P., Post Office, Low Bentham, near Lancaster.

X. 2. 2. has “The Young Ladies' Journal," bound, 1864 ; would like to exchange for " Argosy," 1874. “Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine," Vols. V., VI., VII., VIII., bound; also « Family Herald." from Vols. 1. to XII. except Vol. V. Would like offers for exchange (good class of works). 10, Portland Place, Circus Road. St. John's Wood.

A. Z. R. has a most amusing game of Fortune-telling, for winter evenings, sent free for 12 stamps; and an excellent recipe for the complexion, easy of preparation and most efficacious, 16 stamps. -Address, Post Office, Witney, Oxon.

Mrs. J. A. Howell, 6, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, will give full price for the April, May, June, July, August, and September numbers of the "Quiver for 1870.

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IN N bringing to a close the essays under this heading, should make music in our hearts at all times, and not

in which we have endeavoured to sketch some of try only to attune our voices to the modulations of a the prominent characteristics of young ladies, and offer in Christmas carol. One of the greatest moral charms of a a respectful and most sincere spirit a few hints, which woman-as, indeed, of all responsible beings-is sinmay not have been found unworthy their consideration, cerity ; affectation of geniality which is not natural, of it seems natural and fitting that we should take into con- charity which is not felt, is unworthy insincerity. There sideration the time of the year when the lines we write is a great tendency at this time of the year to “ talk will come before our readers. It is not too much to say Christmas,” to “act Christmas," and be therewith satisthat, attractive as a young lady always is, she shows pre- fied, as if the annual celebration was a kind of charade in eminently at the holiday time which bids farewell to one which all members of the family were cast for characters year and ushers in another. Summer fetes and out-of- -the father to appear, for this occasion only, as the jolly door amusements are well adapted for graceful, pleasant, host, all hilarity and good fellowship; the mother as the cheerful, young ladies to show to advantage, but winter liberal housewise, with abundant stores of dainties, the very seems to be the season when the domestic character is genius of good dinners and desserts; and the daughters most developed, while, at the same time, the social white-robed ingenuées, all innocent chatter, high spirits, gatherings appropriate to the time give opportunity for and Airtation. the exhibition of accomplishments, and those graces of Very pretty all this, and not unfrequently very well manner which are so peculiarly charming.

acted—but still acted; and young ladies, to whom especially It is unfortunate that Christmas, which has so many we address these remarks, may well consider that, if these associations to induce serious thought, should be made a qualities are so attractive at Christmas parties, most likely peg on which to hang so much nonsense as is commonly they would be attractive all the year round. Not, of written about it. Where there is so very much gush, we course, that dancing and playing are to be their invariable fear there is bust little sincerity. We should wear the occupations, but that the artlessness and cheerfulness should white robes of charity, peace, and good-will all the year be the accompaniments of daily life, not put on at the round, and not be left to look for them in our spiritual end of the year with book-muslin and blue ribbons. wardrobes when the Christmas bells are ringing. We A favourite occupation for young ladies at Christmas

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