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Parrot Stories (The Strand, 1892)
Tales of some of the curious things repeated by parrots, with wonderful illustrations by J.A. Shepherd.
How a Lady Passes Her Day in India (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1876)
Early rising is essential in order to accomplish one's tasks and errands before the impossible heat of the day sets in!
On Dress at the Theatre (Demorest, 1873)
One should not, this author reminds us, attempt to rival the costumes on stage with our own -- as illustrated by the lady with a bird-of-paradise upon her head...
Thieves vs. Locks and Safes (The Strand, 1894)
A fascinating look at the evolution of locking mechanisms to deter thieves - and the evolution of lock-picking devices to defeat them.
Animal Humour (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1893)
On the sense of humour shared by many species -- and how some animals have indulged it.
Pickles and How to Make Them (The Girl's Own Paper, 1897)
A short, interesting set of recipes for classic English pickles, including pickled walnuts.
Filigree and How to Make It (The Girl's Own Paper, 1897)
Tips on creating lovely flowers and leaves in filigree wire.
English As She Is Taught (Century, 1887)
Mark Twain's delightful review of a teacher's collection of student bloopers.
Moorland Idylls 8: A Heather Episode (English Illustrated Magazine, 1895)
Actually a look at England's moorland lizards!
Fiction... Sort of... "Aunt Mehitabel's Winter in Washington" (Godey's, 1873)
This wonderful eight-part series of "letters" written by "Aunt Mehitabel" to her loved ones back in Virginia provide a wonderful look at Washington (DC) life and society in 1873. The Washington monument has not yet been built, and in one letter "Aunt Mehitabel" urges women across the country to send $1 toward its completion. The series looks at the notable figures of the day, describes fashions and homes in detail, and paints a brilliant picture of life on Capitol Hill.
On the Art of "Putting Things Well (The Girl's Own Paper, 1889)
It's not just what you say, but how you say it...
Leisure (Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1889)
What is "leisure?" Why is it important? This article is as relevant to today's busy, busy people as it was more than 100 years ago.
How to Make American Candies (The Girl's Own Paper, 1898)
Tips on making cream nuts, nougat, tricoloured candy, creams, and chocolate marbles.
Home Management, Month by Month (GOP, 1901)
Household management tips for the month.
Curious Facts About Bells (Demorest, 1873)
Some Eastern Savouries (The Girl's Own Paper, 1897)
Drinking Vessels of All Times (The Strand, 1893)
Pictorial feature.
Fiction: The Nobleness of Oswald (Windsor, 1899)
One of E. Nesbit's delightful tales of the Bastables.
Poetry
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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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