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Peculiar Playing Cards (Part I) (The Strand, 1893)
"Upon these bits of painted cardboard there has been expended a greater amount of ingenuity and of artistic effort than is to be found in any other form of popular amusement."
Some Continental Recipes for Eggs (GOP, 1902)
Some delicious French and German egg concoctions.
Preserving and Conserving (GOP, 1898)
How to can and preserve fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Art in the House (GOP, 1899)
Beautiful household stencil designs from Fred Miller.
Our Belongings: The Boys (CFM, 1892)
"What queer creatures they are, with their extraordinary reticences, their remarkable frankness, their strange ideas of fun, their code of honour, the peculiarities of their tempers, and the varieties of their dispositions."
Tasty Dishes (GOP, 1897)
Savouries, Apple Syllabub, Cottage Pudding and Roast Duck are just a few of the tasty offerings in this article.
From the Land of the Mountain King (GOP, 1900)
An interesting encounter between man and bear.
The Compleat Novelist (The Strand, 1897)
Tips on writing success that are as valid today as they were over 100 years ago.
Moorland Idylls: A Rabbit of the World (English Illustrated Magazine, 1895)
A charming series by noted author Grant Allen, who was also a keen observor of nature.
Our Friends the Servants, Parts 3 & 4 (GOP, 1893)
A six-part series on understanding and managing the all-essential staff of the Victorian home.
August (CFM, 1875)
A monthly series on the seasons in the English countryside - the birds, beasts, and flowers to be seen, along with tips on what to do in the garden, and natural history notes.
Precious Stones: Their Homes, Histories and Influence (GOP, 1894)
An eight-part series on the lore and history of precious stones. For August: Semi-Precious Stones
Fiction: Annexed by the Tsar (Atlantic Monthly, 1888)
In this case "the Tsar" is "a huge dog... a dog to look twice at..." with a mind of his own about how things ought to be.
The Horse and Its Occupations (The Strand, 1893)
Pictorial feature.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1897)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Song of the Brook

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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