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GORGUNTA. We are much interested in your description of the toad.

PERRYGOLD --Glad to hear from you - and ADDRESS : 28, MIDDLE STRERT, CLOTH Fair, accept your promise. Perrygold would like to WEST SMITHFIELD, E.C.

change cartes with Blanche Alsington and Kate Sydnas." Thanks for facts, one of which is certainly new to us. “The bones of birds are

hollow, so that if you were to break off a bird's leg, FIRST CLASS.

and tie a string tightly round its neck, it would HEATHEBBELL.-We always read your letter not kill the bird, for the air could enter the body with pleasure. We congratulate you on your prize through the broken leg." errigma.

Emma S. P.-Certaiuly. Our friend wishes to TERRA COTTA.- Many thanks. We shall be glad exchange carte with Kate Sydnas, to whom she to make your personal acquaintance. Sent. We sends all kindly words. trust you will like your prize volume.

Daisy H.-We scarcely believe in characters ELIZABETH H.- We are glad to number you told from handwritings, but we have great faith in among our most valued friends, and for your suc- the physiognomy. Judging from the evidence cessful cryptograph promote you to the First Class. before us, we think we cannot go wrong in saying

SBLINA.- We congratulate you on winning the that a certain young lady is amiable, but given to Prize for the most successful solution of the riddles hold her own opinions firmly; fond of argument, in the April number.

but easily persuaded through her affections; steady STONEY.—Your poem, " Written in the Sands,"

in her friendships, but not prone to quickly make is very pretty and very nicely written. Try that acquaintances; lively, yet full of tender sympathy; strain again.

chatiy, and yet a good listeuer; delighted with KATRINE writes :-"Our little 'Friend' has been but possessing no decided taste for the acquisition

music, and yet no musician; well read in English, more charming than usual lately. I am delighted of languages; domestic, yet ever ready at the first with the various effusions in the May number. I

note of the piano tor polka or quadrille. There! beg to tender my thanks to Caller Herrin' for her sweet and musical song, the prettiest in my esti

JUSTITIA.—Thanks. We will write. mation which has yet appeared in the F. F." FLORIAN writes to Blanche AlsingtonILLA.- Welcome as the flowers.

Suppose that I were you, MIGNONETTE is a sweet spriug blossom, a favourite Suppose that you were me, with all.

Suppose we each were somebody elseSPECTATOR writes :-“The sweet poetry from

I wonder who we should be! the pen of Lucinda I consider one of the most Nella.- Better late than never. valuable contributions to the 'Family Friend,' CHARLIE F, CORDELIA P., Rosina, SOPHY E., and feel great pleasure through this medium to and EMMA, are welcomed. acknowledge such. Allow me also to say that there are many other contributions that I survey with

CARACTACUS.—Your long contribution was sent in equal delight, and consider not without talent."

80 many separate portions that we have been un

able to give it the time necessary for its preparaSTANTONVILLE thanks Dora for carte. She is lion for the printer. Nor do we ihink it al ogether very successful this month in her solutions to the up to your mark. Therefore we take the libertyenigmas. She points out an error in 177, " which we think we hear you say, “ Bless his editorial should be beheaded and transposed,”' &c.

impudence"-of lighting our study fire with it. GEORGE MATTHEWSON.- We greet you with the Welcome always--nevertheless.

Edw. W. H.-We expected to have heard from LUCINDA.-Thanks. We will write.

you. MAGGIE SYMINGTON and VETCHEN are warmly ADELA - Always welcome. welcomed-always.

A DE YOUNGE and I MOGINE are thanked. Gipsy is lazy this beautiful weather.

C. Marshall. - Thanks. We are always glad to CALLER HERRIN'. - We are requested by hear from you. numerous Councillors to siucerely thank you for RUTHENPRARL and IVANDOE are idle this month. your valuable contributions. Accept their thanks ROSALIE, ISABEL, KATE LESLIE, and HARKAWAY, - and ours.

are welcome. ESTELLA is rather idle, we fancy.

FAIRY, CHLOE, CLARA S., Emily, and DAPANE, ST. CLAIR.-Always welcome.

are welcome. Bosk.-Apology scarcely needed.

Jago, ALEX ERSKINE, TRIP, and St. CLAIR.-W. LILY H.-We sympathise with you sincerely,

give them each and all the right-hand of friendship. KATE SYDNAS.-We accept your excuses in virtue of past services.

SECOND CLASS. ZANONI thanks Caractacus for his kind letter, and trusts to answer the request contained therein LITTLE SUNSHINE, CATABRINE 8, AXELIA, LITTLE in the pages of next month's “ Priend " Thanks Gogie, and CoNSTANCE Dana are industrious, and for enclosure, which is indeed curious ; and for sug deserve more ample recognition than our space will gestion.

afford this month.




gum amoniac, one drachm; assafatida, half a NIL ADMIRARI.-- Welcome.

drachm; dissolved and mixed in six ounces of Max. - Your absence, without apology, obliges us penny-royal water; add to this mix ure half an to reduce you from the First 10 the Second Class 1 ounce of syrup of saffron, and take two spoonsfal Take care we do not place you in the Third. Look, twice or thrice a day. to your liurels. Max.

164. FOOD FOR GEESE – Take turnips, and cut T C. Rye.—You are very successful in solving them in small pieces; put them into a irough of the enigmas, and nearly won the Prize. Persevere

Six geese were lately put to ferd, each Saxon. - You improve.

weighing nine pounds lean; and in the course of

three w eks' feeding as above, they weighed i wenty JOHN - Please write, and say if the essay on a pounds each: one being dressed, produced four dead ahor of the Johnsonian ag is strictly pounds of oil. original."

165 GINGER BEER - Two gallons of ginger beer NANCY.–Thanks. We will read your contribu- may be made as follows:- Pui two gallons of cold tion wih care.

water into a pot open the fire, add to it two ounces J. J. GORTON.- You improve.

of good ginger bru sed and wo pounds of white or Hattie. Avain promoted. Persevere, and you half an hour. Then skim the liquor and pour it

sugar. Boil, anni continue boiling for abont will retain your place.

into a jar with one slicrd lemon and half an FAIRWPATHER.- Try again.

ounce of cream of tartar. When nearly cold, put Cecilia and Makia improve decidedly.

in a teachpful of yea t to cause he liquor to work. LISA.--Your enthusiasm enchants us.

The beer is now made; an after it has worked for CAROLINE. - He admit your plea cheerfully.

two "ays, strain it and bottle it for use. Ti down MAY BkE is welcome in June.

the corks firmly. Ginger beer should alway be put

into small bottles, for any por ion that may be left FORGET ME-Nor cannot have read the “ Friend" in a hottle is dead and uselesa. very carefully or she would have seen that we have extended the rime for receiving answers to the juc: pour boiling water on a little of he peel, and

166. ORANGEADE OR LEMONADE - Squeeze the enigmas. A plan we shall continue.

cover close : boil wa er and sugar o a thin syrap, Cistos. We are sorry the binder's error caused and skim it. Whe: all are cold, mix the juice, you inconvenience. but trust it will not recur. he infusion, and he syrup with as much more

Kali Rebe is thanked. His Shakespeare is well water as will make a rich sherbet; strain. Or, written, but it came too late for insertion. squeeze the juice, and strain it, and add water and

capillaire. THIRD CLASS.

167. LEMONADE. Another Method.-Take a

quarı of boiling water, and add to i five ounces of HOPPIN, HATTIE, Black DWARF, OLD Boy. lump sugar. the yellow rind of a lemon rubbed off

F. PARDOB is welcomed to the Councillors; his with a bit of sugar and the juice of three lemans. cryptograph is clever. Try again.

Stir all together and let it stand till cool. Two FIREFLY will improve if she perseveres.

ounces of cream of tartar may he used instead

of the lemons, water being poured upon it. DE LA SAUX, SAM, HARRY C, and LOTTERY, are thanked The tint-liamed Councillor writes 10

168 AROMATIO VINEGAR - Digest in iwo poonds inform Anna Grey that the author of * Linger Not of ace ic acid one ounce each of the dried tops of Yet” i H. Grey.

rosemary and the dried leaves of sage, half an T. K. K Y. is requested to adopt a nom de plume bruised clo es, for seven days; then express the

ounce each of the dried Howers of lavender and of instead of iniuals.

liquid, and fil er it thıough paper. Another *. Subscribers who merely send answers to a / aromatic vinegar, fur spriukling thro .gh apartfew of the enigmas, and perhaps an occasional ments during the prevalence of fevers, or any condefinitjou, cannot expect frequent mention in the agious complainis, is made thus : Take of comClass Awards.

mon vinegar any quan ity, mix a sufficient quantity

of powdered chalk with it to destroy the acidity, let M88. sent for insertion cannot, except it subside, and, pouring off the liquid dry the under special circumstances, be returned. our white powder in the sun, or by the fire. When friends are therefore requesied to keep copies of perfectly dry, put it into a stone vessel, and pour short pieces Poems, Riddles, fc. Though w upon it sulphuric acid, as long as white acid fumes

continue to ascend. may not immediately reply to queries addressed to us, Subscribers must not imagine themselves 169. REMEDY FOR COUGH.- Oxymel of quills, neglected.

two ounces; syrup of poppies, one ounce; two tea

spoonful thrice a day. OUR LETTER-BOX.

170. CRYSTALLISED CHIMNEYRNAMENTS.-Selec a crooked I wig of white or black horn; wrap

some loose wool or cotion round he branches, and 162. For TENDER FEET.- One pennyworth of tie it on with worsted Suspend this in a basin, or goulard put into three parts of a cup full of cold deep jar. Dissolve two pounds of alum in a quart water, and ba he the feet about half an hour befupi of boiling rain water, and pour it over the iwig. going to bed, and again in the morning. Goulard Allow it to stand i welve hours. Wire baskets may is a poison. - NOTROG LEUMAS.

be covere in the same way.

171. GERMAN POLISH FOR BOOTS AND SHOES. - 177. ASPHALTS FOR GARDEN WALKS, &c.Break into small pieces a cake of white wax, and Take eigh een parts of mineral pitch, and eighteen put it into a tin or earthenware Veseel pour over parts of resi , and put them into an iron pot, and it as much oil • f turpentine as will cover it ; closely place it over a fire, keeping them boiling a short cover the vessel, and lei it stand during twenty-time; hen add to it six y parie of coarse sand, mix four hours. During this interval the wax will have i well up together, and lay it on the path of dissolved, and with the turpentine form a pas e. the thickness of an inch : then sift a litile fine With this, incorporate as much finely-powdered gravel all over it, and heat it in before the asphalt animal charcoal as will impart to the mixture ete. This is a durable asphal . Ano her good an intensely black colour. When required for use, asphalt may be made with one part mineral piich, take out a little on the point of a knife, and with one part resin, seven parts chalk, and two parts a brash rub it into the boots or shoes previously coarse sand, and boil them together, and lay it on cleansed from dirt The essential oil of turpentine in a hot state, adding a little sified gravel. will evaporate, leaving the wax upon the leather, in the form of a fine rich varnish. Should the of butter in o fitur pounds of flour, and a full pint

178 AMERICAN BISCUITS.-Reb half a pound composition become too dry, it may at any time be of milk or water; well wet them up; break your moistened by the addition of a little oil of tur- dough well, and bake them in a hot oven. pentine. 172. A PLEASANT DRINK. Boil three pints of

179. ENGLISH Stew.-English stew is the name water with an ounce and a half of tamarinds, three given o the following excellen preparation of ounces of cranberries, and two ounces of stoned cold meat: Cui the mai in slices; pepper. salt, raisins, till nearly a third be consumed; strain it and flour them, and lay them in a dish. Take a on a bit of lemon peel, which remove in an hour, pickled cabbage, and sp. inkle hem over the meat.

few pickles of any kind, or a small quantity of as it gives a bitter iaste if left long.

Then take a tea-cup half full of wa er; add to it a 173. BUNS.- Rub eight pounds of butter into a small quantity of the vinegar belovging to the bushel of flour; then set a sponge wi h eigh quaris pickles, a small quantity of ketchup, if approved of warm milk, and six pints of good yeast if hick ; of, and any gravy that may be set by for use. Sir if thinnish, you must use eight pints; let yvur altogether, and pour it over the meat. Set the sponge rive and become flat on the top; then put meat before the fire with a tin behind it. or put it four quarts more of milk into your sponge, and in a nutch oven, or in the oveu of the kitchen break it a little together; mix ten pounds of good range, as may be most convenient, for aboui half moist sugar, and four ounces of ground all-pice an hour hefore dinner-time. This is a cheap and with the remainder of your flour, and wet up allo- simple was of dre-sing cold meat, which is well gether with your spenge; let your dough prove deserving of attention. about half-an hour, then put them on warm 180. TO REMOVE A SCREW ROSTED IN THE buttered lins; let them get about half proved, then

Wood.-Heal a po er in the fire red-hot, and put cross them and wash them with milk; prove them it on the top of the screw for a minute or two; well, bake them in a good heat; wash them again then take the screw driver, and you will easily get when they are done.

it out, if you do it whilst it is warm. 174. CURE FOR COUGHS.-A correspondent says 181. LIME-WASH FOR WALLS, &c.—Take unthat the tender shoots of Scotch fir, peeled and slacked white lime, and dissolve it in a pail of cold eaten fasting early in the morning, when the

wa er This, of course, is whicewash. I he more weather is dry, has performed many cures of lime used the thicker it will he; but the conpulmonary complaints among the Highlanders. sistency of cream is generally advisable. ID (Doubtful.-ED.)

another vexsel d solve some green vitriol in hot 175. AGREEABLE DRINK.- Into a tumbler of water. Add it, when dissolved, to the whitewash, fresh cold water pour a table spoonful of capillaire, and a buff colour is produced. The m re vitriol and the same of good lemon juice Tamarinds, used, he darker it will be. Stir it well up, and fresh or in jelly, make an excellent drink, with use it in the same way as whitewash, having first or without a little sugar, as agreeable.

carefully got off all the old dirt from the walls.

Two or thre coats are usually given. Por a border, 176. ICING FOR Rica CAKES, &c. - Put the

use more vitriol, to make it darker than the walls. whites of three or four eggs in to a deep glazed pan, This is cheap, does not rub off like ochre, and is quite free from the least groase, and mix in pure and wholesome, b sides being disufeciing. gradually one pound of good loaf sugar that has been powdered and sif ed ihrough a lawit sieve, vill

182. VARNISH FOR V10: INS, &c. - Take a gallon it is as ibick as good rich cream ; then beat it up of recuified spirits of wine, twelve ounces of mastic, with a wooden spoon until it becomes thick; add and a pint of turpemine varnish; put them all the juice of a lemon strained, and heat it again will toge her in a tin can, and eep it in a very warm it hangs to the spoon; then with the spoon drop place, shaking it occasionally, till it is perfectly some on the top of the cake, and with a clean knite disse ved; then strain it, and it is fit for use. If smooth it well over the top and sides about an you find it nece-sary, you ay dilu e it with burpeneighth of an inch thick; then put it in a dry place, une va nish. This varnish is also very useful for and it will be dry in a few hours. Ornament it furniture, mahogany, or rosewood. while wet, if it is required to be ornamented, 183. COLD CREAM -- This is a simple and coolby sticking figures of sugar or plaster on it, or ing ointment, exceedingls serviceable for rough or candied peel, or angelica, and drop coloured sugar chapped hands, or for keeping the skin soft. It is or millions, to fancy, or when it is dry, wou very easily made. Take half an ounce of white may ornament it with pippin paste, gum paste; wax, and put it into a small basın, wish twu ounces piping, or paint it.

of almond oil. Place the basin by the side of the

fire till the wax is dissolved in the oil. When if the process has been employed on a part written quito melted, add two ounces of rosewater. This on with commou ink, or printed with printer's ink, must be done very slowly, little by little; and as it will experience no alteration. you pour it in, beat the mixiure smartly with a fork to make the water incorporate. When all

186. CORE FOR A COUGH.- A patient, who, for is incorporated, the cold cream is complete, and nearly two months, could not pass a night in quiet you may pour it into jars for future use. This cold without large dozes of laudanum, has been cared cream is better than that which is usually sold

in of a most harrassing cough by suet boiled in milk, shops, and which is too trequently made of inferior often had occasion to notice, and which, from its

- a domestic remedy, the efficacy of which I have iagredients.

simplicity and harmlessness, well deserves a place 184. CAMPHORATED VINEGAR.—Triturate half in every family book of receipts. —Louisa. an ounce of camphor with a little certified spirit, 187. REMEDY FOR DEAFNESS.-Put a tableand dissolve in six ounces of acetic acid.

spoonful of bay-salt into nearly half a pint of cold 185. To Remove GREASE FROM THE LEAVES spring water; and after it has steeped therein for or Books. After having warmed the paper stained twenty-four hours, now and then shaking the phial, with grease, wax, oil, or any fat body whatever, pour a small teaspoonful in the ear most affected, take as much of it out as possible by means of nightly when in bed, for seven

or eight suc blotting-paper. Then dip a small brush in the

cessively. essential oil of rectified spirits of turpentine, 188. SPRATS AS ANCHOVIES.—Take a gallon of heated almost to boiling, and draw it gently over fine fresh sprats, pick out the small ones and both sides of the paper, which must be kept warm. refuse, and, without either washing or wiping, put This operation must be repeated as many times as them in a wide-mouthed jar-having previously the quantity of the fatty matter imbibed by the taken the heads off and drawn the gut-and scatter paper, or the thickness of the paper, may render between each layer the following mixture :-Comnecessary. When the grease is entirely removed, mon coarse salt, one pound; saltpeter, two ounces; recourse may be had to the following method to bay salt, one pound; salt-prunelle, (wo ounces-all restore the paper to its former whiteness, which is beaten fine; cochineal, powdered finely, two ounces. not completely restored by the first process :-Dip Let them be pounded separately, and mixed with another brush in rectified spirits of wine, and draw great care, and thoroughly If you wish, you may it in like manner over the stain, and particularly ad a few nicely-washed currants. Put an edging round the edges, to remove the border, that would of puff paste round your dish, pour the pudding still present a stain. By employing these means in, and bake it in a warm oven till it sets. It will with proper caution, the spot w totally disappear, mprove it to add a wineglassful of brandy with the t kepaper wil lassume a uriginal whiteness, and, spice.

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