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"Bobby" on His Beat (Windsor Magazine, 1897)
A night in the life of the London "bobby" - and the hazards of trying to research an article on same!
The Social Duty of Women: The Afternoon Call (CFM, 1894)
Social life in the days before Facebook...
Savoury Dishes: How to Improve Them (CFM, 1884)
Some interesting recipes for cold savouries - which would work well today as luncheons, tea treats or appetizers.
Model Menu for April (GOP, 1893)
What to offer for this month's dinner party.
Out-Door Games From Over the Sea, Part 4: Lazy Mary (GOP, 1892)
A six-part series that looks at children's outdoor games from around the world, including some marvelous folklore about counting rhymes and other verses! (Warning: Victorian children's rhymes, especially from America, were not always politically correct!)
Art Needlework (GOP, 1888)
Beautiful embroidery patterns that work just as well today as they did more than 100 years ago.
Mr. Smith in His New Home (CFM, 1886)
Fourth in a series of tales of the adventures of Mr. Smith, a charming fellow generously described as a "dachshund." Mr. Smith supervises a move to Essex.
April Lore (ILA, 1846)
Country lore, customs and feast days.
Fiction: Madame's Little Plot (CFM, 1878)
Is Madame the French governess quite what she seems?
Superstitions Regarding Trees (Young People's Scrapbook, 1884)
A brief look at superstitions regarding trees associated with the Cross - including the "quiggenepsy" (quaking aspen).
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1896)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Mr. Smith
The Swallows
April Garland

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