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The Princess of Wales' Dogs (GOP, 1900)
Meet Tufi, Foxey, Marvel, Blackie and more -- and visit the graves of dogs beloved by the royal family!
Our American Sale, and How We Worked It (GOP, 1889)
This novel type of bazaar (novel to Victorian England, at least) is what any American reader would recognize as a classic "rummage sale!"
Deportment: Some Considerations on the Subject (GOP, 1891)
An artist shares his notions about proper (and improper) posture in a lady.
American Slang, Catch-Words and Abbreviations (GOP, 1894)
No common language? Brits found American terms like "greased lightning," "tangle-leg" and "pan out" to be quite entertaining!
Book-Plates (GOP, 1896)
Some marvelous illustrations of bookplates in history bring this piece to life!
A Village Shop (The Leisure Hour, 1860)
In many a pleasant village, this article tells us, "the grand business of shopping has all to be transacted under a single roof" -- whether you need a chemist, a hosier, a butcher, or a post office.
Apples, and What to Do With Them (GOP, 1884)
A host of mouthwatering apple recipes, including Compote, Apple Fritters, Apple Charlotte, Apple Gateau and Apple Custard.
A Lady's Journey to Texas, Parts 3 & 4 (GOP, 1883)
A look at some of the wildlife hazards of Texas, including the "alligator gar" (garfish), the water moccasin, the chicken snake, and the rattle-snake - along with a greedy snake who got himself stuck when stealing eggs! Plus tips on what to pack for such a journey - and our author's final return to England.
Anchor: A Stag-Beetle Study (GOP, 1897)
"A beetle is generally characterised as 'horrid,' and anyone liking such a creature is... considered eccentric," writes Eliza Brightwen - and then proceeds to delight us with her story of Anchor, her "pet" stag beetle.
Why Personal Remarks Are to Be Avoided (GOP, 1889)
Perhaps... perhaps not... this author argues that even pleasant remarks can wound!
Flowers in History, Part 3 (GOP, 1889)
This installment looks at hawthorne, heather, hemlock, holly and iris.
Recipes for September (GOP, 1896)
This selection offers a number of recipes for blackberries, including Blackberry Charlotte, Blackberry Jelly, Blackberry and Apple Tart, and Blackberry and Apple Jam.
Motives [Motifs] from Japanese Embroideries, Part 3 (GOP, 1890)
More beautiful embroidery patterns in the conclusion of this lovely series.
Pleasant Work for Autumn (GOP, 1893)
How to press leaves for attractive autumn decorations.
Snippets from Godey's Lady's Book (Godey's, 1860)
Amusing observations of women traveling on street cars, and some paper puns.
The Sea-Side (ILA, 1853)
A walk by the shore - the British tourist's favorite in-country travel destination!
Useful Domestic Hints and Receipts (ILA, 1846)
Recipes for Her Majesty's Pudding, Prince Albert's Pudding (apparently they didn't eat the same one!), Mulled Wine and more.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1895)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
The Married Man
There's a Boy in the House
The Month of September

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