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58. BACHELORS' BUTTONS.--These delicious little 68. CEMENT FOR BROKEN GLASS, &c.-A little cakes are prepared by rubbing two ounces of butter isinglass dissolved in mastic varnish. The less into 5 ounces of flour; add 5 ounces of white sugar; possible quantity should be used. beat an egg with half the sugar, then put it to the other ingredients. Add almond flavouring accord: hues of yellow, brown, or tan colour, are readily
69, To STAIN LEATHER GLOVES.-Those pleasing ing to taste, roll them in the hand about the size of imparted to leather gloves, by this simple proczat: a large nut, sprinkle them with lump sugar, and place them on ting, with buttered paper. They hours ; then, having sewed up the tops of the glores,
-Steep saffron in boiling soft water for twelve should be lightly baked.-ZINGARA H.
to prevent the dye from staining the insides, 59. ROSEMARY POMATUM –Strip from the stem them over with a sponge, dipped into the liquid two large handíuls of recently gathered rosemary. The quantity of saffron, as well as of water, de Boil it in a copper saucepan, well tinned, with half pends on how much dye may be wanted, and their a pound hog's lard, until reduced to four ounces. relative proportions on the depth of colour required. Strain it, and put it into a pomatum-pot.
A comrnon tea-cup will contain fufficient in 60. Salmon Boiled.–Take out the liver, put quantity for a single pair of gloves. it by, and boil it in a separate saucepan. Wash
70. TOOTH POWDER. -Cream of tartar, 3 ounces; and scrape the salmon well; put it into boiling tincture of myrrh, 3 ounces ; cateput oil, 10 drope water sufficient to cover it, with a little salt; take oil of cinnamon, 20 drops ; sugar, 9 ounces. Nu off the skum as it rises, and let it boil very gently. well together, and sift. A piece of salmon will take nearly as long boilivg 71. LAVENDER WATER FOR IMMEDIATE Uss.as a whole one; the thickness, rather than the One gallon of proof spirit, and I ounce of the weight, being attended to. A quarter of an hour English oil of lavender, which is all that will to a pound of fish is the time usually allowed; but properly combine with the spirit, without injuring a piece of ten pounds weight will be done in an the colour by rendering it muddy. When the hour and a quarter. Serve up with shrimp or spirit and the oil are properly mixed, they are to lobster sauce.
be put into glass bottles, which are to be well stes 61. TO MAKE OLD Writing LEGIBLE.-Take ped, and ought to be shaken before used. six bruised galls, and put them to a pint of strong
72. CREAM OF Roses.- Oil of almonds, 1 pound; white wine; stand it in the sun forty-eight hours; rose water, 1 pint; white wax and spermaceti, each dip a brush into it, and wash the writing, and by
1 ounce. Mix in a pipkin with a little heat, the the colour you will discover whether your mixture add essence of neroli, 20 drops; otto of roses, 13 is strong enough of the galls.
drops. Put it into pots, and tie it over with skia
or oiled leather. 62. Britisi HERB TOBACCO. - Thyme, marjoram, and hyssop, of each, two ounces; coltsfoot,
73. RED INK.-Boil an ounce of brazil rood three ounces; betony and eye-bright, of each, four (in fine chips) and half a pint of water, and add ounces; rosemary and lavenden, of each, eight 3 drachms of gum arabic, and half an ounce e ounces. Mix, press together, and cut in imitation alum. of manufactured foreign tobacco.
74. Blue INK.- Dissolve a small quantity of 63. To Poison MICE.-Arsenic, oatmeal, and indigo in a little oil of vitriol, and add a sufficiens dripping may be mixed together, and formed into qnantity of water, in which is dissolved some gum a paste; a portion of this may be pushed into their arabic. holes, or laid about in convenient places for them 75. YELLOW INK. -Dissolve gamboge in a solato eat it, or two thirds of oatmeal may be mixed tion of gum. with one third of plaster of Paris, and laid in their
76. SCARLET INK.-Dissolve vermilion in gus way.
water. 64. PEARL WATER FOR THE COMPLEXION. Castile
77. GINGER WINE. —Take 4 gallons of water soap, 1 pound; water, 1 gallon. Dissolve; and 7 pounds of sugar; boil them half an hour, then add alcohol, 1 quart; oil of rosemary and skimming it all the time; when the liquor is eeld. oil of lavender, each 2 drachms. Mix well.
squeeze in the juice of 2 lemons; then boil the 65, CORAL TOOTH POWDER.—Bole, 1 pound; peels, with 2 ounces of white ginger, in 3 pints prepared chalk, 2 pounds; cassia, 3 ounces. Mis of water, one hour; when cold, put it altogether and powder fine, then sift through gauze.
into the cask with 1 gill of finings and 3 66. MACASSAR OIL.-Olive oil, 1 pound; oil of pounds of Malaga raisins; then close it up, let it
stand two months, and then bottle it oft NB origanum, 1 drachm; oil of rosemary, 1 scruple.
- A lump of unslacked lime put into your casa Mix.
will keep wine from turning sour. 67. TO TAKE MILDEW FROM CLOTHES.--Mix
78. Wash BALLS.-Take white soap, 7 pounds; soft soap with powdered starch, half as much salt, and the juice of a lemon; lay it on the part with a pearlash, 6 ounces; orris powder, 8 ounces ; ber brush; let it lay on the grass, day and night, till gamot, 1 ounce; oil of lavender, half an ounce: the stain comes out. Iron-moulds may be removed cassia oil, quarter of an ounce; oil of clores, I by the salt of lemons. Many stains may be drachm; carraway, half a drachm. Mix with removed by dipping the linen in sour butter-milk, water to a paste, and finish to taste. and then drying it in a hot sun; wash it in cold 79. WATER TO THICKEN HAIR, AND PEETEST water, repeat this three or four times. Stains ITS FALLING OFF.-Distil as tool and slowly as caused by acids may be removed by tying some possible 2 pounds of honey, a handful of rosemary, pearlash up in the stained part : scrape some soap and 12 handfuls of the curlings or tendrils of grape in cold soft water, and boil the linen till the stain vines, infused in a gallon of new milk; from which is gone.
about 2 quarts of water will be obtained.
LABOUR AND WAIT; or, EVELYN'S STORY.
BY EMMA JANE WORBOISE. AUTHOR OF " PHILIP AND EDITI," "MILLICENT KENDRICK," "THORNYCROFT HALL,"|
THE JUNIOR TEACHER. The next day the pupils began to return, and with them two fellow-teachers, about whom you may be sure I felt sui
VOL. VI.-XEW SERIES.
curious, inasmuch as I had to look to them for companionship so long as I continued an inmate of Clackington House. They were both young girls, though several years older than myself. Miss Richards
, who was considered the chief authority in the schoolroom when both principals were absent, was a tall, pale, slim girl, reserved and quiet in her manners, of ladylike appearance, and possessing no small control over the turbulent young creatures who seemed gathered together into 6 family, for their mental torment and for our own. Mademoiselle wa an impulsive, quick-tempered young lady, rather handsome, rather free-spoken, given to demonstrations, an Alsatian by birth, with, of course, an unmistakeable Tentonic accent ;-her principal amusement consisted in abusing Miss Frances Hatton, and especially in deridig her French, which had been acquired in a Calais boarding-schoe. whither she had resorted for a six or a twelvemonth's sojourn-i cannot now be certain whether it was for the longer or the shorter period—that she might be able to announce to the world that she hai finished her education in France.
Now, though Mademoiselle's accent was necessarily Alsatian, sba was thoroughly mistress of her own language, and Miss Frances's cortinual interferences with her instructions sometimes drove her nearly crazy ; and it was the young lady's supreme delight to listen unawars when her principal was mincing out French rules, very much Anglicised, for the benefit of her unfortunate pupils ; and then, as soon as opportunity occurred, to give counter information, and prime the girls with idiomatio constructions, that astonished and then irritated Miss France Hatton to the very verge of frenzy.
But there was another person in the house to whom I have not yet referred, namely, Miss Hatton the older. VYes ! there was a veritable Miss Hatton, some half-dozen years older than her Frenchified sistera Miss Hatton with great brown eyes, and brown skin, stout and short and good-tempered looking; a Miss Hatton, who kept house, asdi managed the servants, and nursed the invalids, and bore the blame all that went amiss in the domestic world. She it was who kept the stores under lock and key, and gave them out to the servants, who Miss Frances declared were more rapacious than any other servants i Christendom; it was she who presided over the schoolroom breakfast. and visited the bedrooms every morning, and superintended the cooking, of the dinner, and pickled and preserved, and made pastry, and mendes the house-linen, and looked after the maids on cleaning days, duster in hand, and was the presiding genius on washing day, or rather, is washing week; for as I soon learned, the things were put in soak Monday, washed on Tuesday and Wednesday, ironed on Thursday and Friday, and distributed to their respective owners on Saturday.
I loved and admired Miss Ellis-her frank, engaging manners, and
her brilliant conversation won me in spite of myself; but I reverenced Miss Hatton. What was her real position in Clackington House I never knew; but Miss Frances queened it over her, as if she werecertainly not her elder sister, but a very inefficient paid dependant. The daily annoyances, the petty stings, the cruel inuendoes, and sometimes the violent attacks, to which Margaret Hatton was subjected, and which she bore with saintly meekness, made her a heroine and a martyr in my eyes. There was I, young and inexperienced, only a hireling working for her wage, frequently, I doubt not, committing errors, and making blunders of various descriptions, firing up continually at real or imaginary offences, and opposing my forces, inch by inch, With those of Miss Frances, who, of course, very soon cordially hated me. And there was Margaret Hatton, more than fifteen years my senior, conscientiously and even painfully doing the humble and arduous duties to which God in His Providence bad called her, bearing without a murmur, and with scarce a token of resentment, continual neglect, unkindness, and injustice, and that too from a sister considerably her junior. At first it was all a mystery to me, but in time I discovered the secret of her serenity, and qarned how it was that she whose daily life seemed a daily cross could go on her way unrepiningly and even cheerfully.
One morning I was in the dining-room, ruling account-books, under Miss Frances's inspection, the two sisters and Miss Ellis being both present; the children, I think were taking their regular walk with Miss Richards and Mademoiselle. Miss Hatton was at the side-board, replenishing her stock of biscuits and dried fruits; Miss Ellis was silently devouring a new work of great interest; and Miss Frances was correcting slate exercises, which she caused to be written at the rate of several hundreds a week. Her brow was knit, and her dark eyes were scintillating, as she snappishly drew her pencil across the erroneous answers; and her face was very white, as it always was when her temper was rising into effervescence : evidently a storm was brewing.
She began presently: "Margaret, love, how many loaves have been consumed this week ?”
“I am sure, dear, I cannot say at this moment; but it is easily aseertained, if you wish.”
" Ascertaining," with a very strong stress on the word, “is not the thing, Peggy. Had I charge of domestic matters, I should know to a fraction the exact consumption from day to day : the servants take advantage."
" Reaily, Frances, I do not see how they can. I give out what I know to be quite sufficient, and they are obliged to make it do; they have no access to stores of
kind." “ Everything should be kept under lock and key. If I were house
keeper, I would regulate the daily expenditure even in merest trifles: I would not allow lucifer matches to be used, as if they were picked up in the street. I saw Dolly throw three away this morning : she tossed them into the fire as if they were absolute rubbish.”
“ Probably they were. I dare say they had missed fire. One cannot expect a very superior article at the price,—three boxes for a penny."
" If twenty boxes could be bought for a penny the principle would be the same, Margaret : if a fortune is to be made by schoolkeeping it is by dint of paying strictest attention to little things.” I italicis certain words, you perceive; but no power of mine can describe the stress, the emphasis, the concentrated bitterness with which Mis Frances gave point to her censure ; she finished her sentence by saying, with a stern gravity peculiar to herself, “ Waste not, want not."
"Exactly!" was Miss Hatton's gentle response; “but there is a point where economy becomes stinginess : an exaggerated virtue ceass to be a virtue at all, and wears the character, and does the work, of a veritable vice. Waste never, but sufficiency always : let us beware les a laudable frugality degenerate into meanness.”
Ah, how I longed to speak! How I longed to tell Miss Frances that there was covert rebellion among the pupils because of the weak tea and coffee, the coarse sugar, and the limited butter. For Miss Ellis's sake I would fain have mended matters if I could ; but while Fanny kept a keen eye and a tight hand over the commissariat I knew it would be useless, and worse than useless, to interfere, so I had the discretion to shake up my red ink, and hold my impatient tongue.
“I should like to know about that bread, though," persisted Mis Frances, still at war with the housekeeper, and with her careless pupils while Miss Ellis, looking up from her book, remonstrated—“Never mind, darling; do not worry yourself and us; with such a family s ours we must consume loaves by the score."
“ Yes; but Mary, darling, I really must inquire. It strikes me that cook gives away at least a loaf a day. I have no doubt she keeps be entire family out of the plunder she makes of us."
“ Frances !” said Miss Hatton, reproachfully, “when everything but the bread and the salt is kept locked up day and night, I am sure D muniment-room, no bank-safe, is guarded more jealously than my store pantry.”
“I wish I could think so, Peggy. And why is the bread not locked up as well as the butter, and the meat, and the groceries ?”
“ Frances, I have told you before I will not lock up the bread. II it is to be done you must do it yourself. Surely it would be against your own interests were there any stint of bread in the house; let there be enough and to spare."