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Journeyings of the Judges (The Strand, 1895)
The travels of a British court circuit judge were filled with pomp and circumstance, ancient rituals - and a personal retinue that often included one's own cook.
Simple Souffles (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1895)
A selection of delicious desserts, with a look at the Queen's kitchen in Windsor Castle.
Economical Savoury Souffles (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1896)
Delicious souffles of oysters, veal and ham, cheese, and even "scrap potatoes."
Daisy Work (GOP, 1894)
A simple and attractive embroidery stitch that is useful for filling large areas.
Some Curious Inventions (The Strand, 1891)
A four-poster bed that can be converted into a shower bath; personal balloon chairs to avert sea-sickness; an electric hat designed to cure headaches; a cloak that doubles as a tent; and many other interesting ideas that never made it much farther than the patent office.
Stage Coaches (Harpers, 1876)
A look at the stage coach, past and present, in England and America.
Etiquette in Walking, Riding and Driving (The Girl's Own Paper, 1884)
"Until within less than half a century ago, no young unmarried gentlewoman could walk through the streets and parks, or go on a little shopping expedition, unattended by a footman." Small wonder that new rules of etiquette are needed for this sort of modern excursion!
Recent Escapes from Gaol (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1896)
How prisoners have found ingenious hiding places, created disguises from cleaning rags, picking locks, and that old stand-by, scraping away the mortar with one's dining utensils.
Embroideries New and Easy (The Girl's Own Paper, 1898)
Some charming Norwegian patterns for working on linen (they look like cross-stitch but involve very different stitches).
Fiction: Too Much of a Good Thing (Peterson's, 1866)
In this case "a good thing" is relatives, of which the narrator has too many for comfort.
Notes by an Artist Naturalist (GOP, 1892-94)
Beautifully illustrated monthly series by artist Fred Miller on the flora, fauna and lore of the season.
Humor: Wanted - A Universal Tinker (Century, 1886A)
A list of things that a universal handyman could solve around the house.
Forgotten Books
A Happy New Year
"Next Door!"
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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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