"These quaint publications, which date from the sixteenth century onwards, give one an excellent notion of the manners and customs and beliefs that prevailed among our ancestors; besides showing what kind of educational literature was provided for the instruction and amusement of the children of other days."
The Prince of Wales' HorsesCassell's, 1900)
The Prince of Wales was a great fan and sponsor of horse-racing; here's a look at his stables, jockeys, and favorite racers.
A look at the well-known sprite of Valentine's day in lore and verse.
Cooking at Sea, Part I(CFM, 1886)
On the challenges of preparing meals for the passengers of an ocean liner, while dealing with the difficulties of rolling seas and a small galley.
A New Art of Conversation(CFM, 1876)
A most extraordinary paradox is "the low standard of ordinary conversation, as contrasted with the intelligent and enlightened character of the age we live in," and what to do about it.
Economical Savoury Souffles(CFM, 1896)
Delicious souffles of oysters, veal and ham, cheese, and even "scrap potatoes."
The Life of the Non-Commissioned Officer(CFM, 1882)
A look at the opportunities for the person who wishes to make the Army a permanent, lifetime career.
Terra-Cotta Painting(GOP, 1891)
Tips and patterns for painting on terra-cotta pots and vases (or any other type of clay or ceramic pot).
Sweet Memories(St. Nicholas Magazine, 1889)
You've heard of the bull in the china shop; this is the tale of an elephant in a sweet shop.
Point d'Hongroie(GOP, 1897)
A beautiful embroidery technique that is still popular today.
Some Austrian Recipes(GOP, 1896)
A Slight Sketch of Miss Jumble's Career(Godey's, 1863)
An authoress explains why it isn't always a good thing to have a reputation for "being literary."
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