The Training of Performing Animals(The Strand, 1894)
"The notion that animals are taught to perform tricks by dint of cruelty, by blows and starvation, is among the most illogical fallacies of the day. 'Patience, patience, always patience' is [the trainer's] formula, his magic..."
Golden Rules of Etiquette(Collier's Cyclopedia, 1882)
Some brief rules of etiquette for nearly every occasion, from boat rides to baptisms.
A Word on Easter Eggs(Demorest, 1886)
A bit of the history of Easter eggs in Greece and Russia.
Ornamental Napery(Demorest, 1894)
Beautiful embroidery designs for home linens.
A Social Revolution: The Married Women's Property Act, 1882(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1883)
A social revolution indeed, "reversing the ancient principle of the Common Law, through which, upon marriage, the husband and wife became the same person (who, in practice, always turned out to be the husband)" -- and by which a husband acquired full rights to all his wife's property except her lands, including her future earnings and savings.
Economy in Dress(Harper's, 1882)
"The present paper will endeavor to explain by what simple means and with what little expense one of the needs of civilized life--the dressing of its women in comely fashion--may be attained."
Strawberries(The Girl's Own Paper, 1892)
Strawberry jam, strawberry jelly, jellied strawberries, straweberry cream, strawberry shortcake, and a host of other recipes for this delicious spring fruit.
April: The First Dinner Party(ILA, 1855)
A humorous look at this seasonal social event.
Place Nicknames(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1895)
On the origins of such terms as Halvergate hares, Cantley cats and Beighton bears, amongst others.
The Art of Garnishing(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1884)
"I must endeavour to show how to hide ugliness by means of garnishing, as well as improve what is already in itself pretty." Who knew how vitally important it is not to mix blue and green on the table?
About Two Dogs I Knew(Stories of History, 1891)
About Luna, a master of deception, and Donald, who preferred to travel by hansom cab.
How We Save Time and Labour(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1881)
An interesting look at the results of 19th-century technological advances and how they have changed lives.
Notes by an Artist Naturalist(The Girl's Own Paper, 1892-94)
Beautifully illustrated monthly series by artist Fred Miller on the flora, fauna and lore of the season.
Fiction: An Awkward Fix(The Strand, 1893)
On the troubles that can arise when one cannot pay one's cab fare...
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