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IV. THE DOMESTIC.

GENERAL REMARKS FOR

onion, chopped fine, a spoonful of ROASTING.

grated bread, seasoned with pepper

and salt, or put the seasoning into a Mest should be well jointed before hole under the twist; skewer it in, it is put to the fire, and covered with and roast it crisp; if a spring (which paper, to prevent the fat from scorch when young eats well), cut off the ing; half an hour before the meat is hand; strew sage and onion over it, taken up, the paper must be taken roll it round, and tie it; two hours off, and the meat basted and dredged will do it; if a sparerib, baste it with flour, to make it a fine brown; with a bit of lard or butter; dust large poultry should also be covered it with four; chop dried sage, and with paper if the fire is very fierce, strew over it; if à griskin, baste it but small poultry does not require it;

with lard or butter, and strew sage be careful not to place meat too near over it; potatoes, apple-sauce, and the fire at first; put it nearer by de mustard, are caten with roast pork ; grees; rather more time should be if a leg of pork, have a little drawn allowed for roasting, with a bottle gravy, and pour it into the dish, if jack or hanging-jack than with a you think it necessary. spit; roasted meat should be frequently basted, and, when nearly GOOSEBERRY JAM. done, dredged with 'Hour. It is a Gather some red gooseberries, general rule to allow a quarter of an when they are quite ripe, smash hour to a pound for roasting as well them, and to four quarts of fruit add as boiling meat.

three pounds of sugar; put them

into a preserving pan; boil, and scum TO ROAST VEAL.

them when boiled enough, which may Witu a good fire veal takes about be known by putting a little on a a quarter of an hour to each pound; plate; if the juice drains from the cover the fat of the loin and fillet with fruit, it must be boiled longer; when paper. Stuff the fillet and shoulder cold, put it into pots; put brandyas follows: Take a quarter of a pound paper over, and tie it down with anof suet chopped fine; parsley and other paper; set it in a dry place. sweet herbs chopped fine; grated Gooseberry jam may be made with bread and lemon-peel, pepper, salt

, good moist şugar, and put two pounds nutmeg, and an egg; mix these well, and a half of sugar to a gallon of and stuff it into the veal as securely fruit; but it must boil longer. as you can that it may not fall out while roasting; roast the breast with

LOBSTER SAUCE. the caul on, till nearly done; then Melt some butter in a little milk, take it off, and flour and baste the with a little flour and a bit of lemonmeat; lay it in the dish, pour a little peel in it; then add some cream; melted butter over it, and serve it up take out the lemon-peel, and put in with either salad, potatoes, brockoli, the lobster, cut into small pieces, with cucumbers, French beans, peas, cauli a little of the spawn ; simmer all toflowers, or stewed celery. Veal must gether about ten minutes. Shrimp be well done.

sauce may be made in the same way,

or the shrimps put into plain melted TO ROAST PORK.

butter. PORK, like veal, must be well done; if a loin, cut the skin across with a TO POT MACKAREL. sharp penknife, which makes it more CLEAN, season, and bake them in convenient to be carved ; let each a pan with spice, bay-leaves, and stripe be about half an inch wide ; some butter; when cold take out, score the leg in the same manner; if the bones, and lay them very close not disliked, stuff the knuckle part in potting-pots, and cover them with with a stuffing made of sage and clarified butter.

USEFUL RECEIPTS, ANECDOTES,

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ANECDOTES.

TO PICKLE MACKAREL. Boil them in the usual way, let them be cold, take some of the liquor they were boiled in, a few peppercorns, two or three bay-leaves, and some vinegar; boil them together; when cold, put it to the fish.

TO PRESERVE YEAST. Take a quantity of yeast, stir and work it with a whisk, till it is thin : then take a clean dry tub, and with a soft brush lay a thin layer of yeast over the bottom of the tub, and cover it over with a cloth; when that coat is dry, lay on another, and repeat it till it is two or three inches thick; one coat of yeast must be dry before another is laid on : it will keep good several months; when wanted for use, cut a piece off, and lay it in warm water to dissolve; then stir it with the water, and it will be fit

MR. POWELL, THE COMEDIAN, The first season (1699) the Fair Penitent was acted, Lothario, after he is killed by Altamont in the fourth act, lies dead by proxy in the fifth, raised on a bier covered with black. Mr. Powell played Lothario, and one Warren his 'dresser, claimed a right of lying for his master, and performing the dead part of Lothario, which he proposed to act to the best advantage, though Powell was ignorant of the matter. The fifth act began, and went on as usual, with applause; but about the middle of the distressing scene, Powell called aloud for his man Warren, who as loudly replied from the bier on the stage, “ Here, Sir !” Powell (who, as we said before, was ignorant of the part his man was doing) repeated, without loss of time, “Come here this moment, you son of a w~, or I'll break ali the bones in your skin!” Warren, who knew his hasty temper, without any reply, jumped off with all his sables about him, which unfortunately were tied fast to the handles of the bier, and dragged it after him. But this was not all; the laugh and roar began in the audience, till it frightened poor Warren so much, that, with the bier at his tail, he threw down Calista (Mrs. Barry), and overwhelmed her with the table, lamp, book, bones, together with all the lumber of the charnel-house. He tugged till he broke off his trammels, and made his escape; and the play at once ended with an immoderate fit of laughter.

for use.

TO CHOOSE SALMON. If a salmon is of a fine red, it is fresh, but particularly so if red at the gills; the scales should be very bright and the fish very stiff; it is in season in spring and summer.

TO REMOVE PIMPLES FROM

THE FACE. Dissolve common salt in the juice of lemons, and with a linen cloth apply it to the parts affected.

A DRAUGHT FOR HYSTERICAL

WOMEN. Thirty drops, compound spirit of lavender; half a drachm of tincture of bark; half an ounce of cinnamon water, sweetened with syrup of saffron.

CHARLES the Fifth, one day observed to an ambassador of Henry the Eighth, King of England, “ Your master would not give himself the airs he does, were it not for the herring-pond that surrounds his dominions."

A DRAUGHT GOOD IN DROP

SICAL COMPLAINTS. Of fennel-water, one ounce; tincture of cantharides, 15 drops ; spirit of nitric æther, one drachm; compound spirit of juniper, 2 drachms. Mix them. This draught may be taken two or three times a day.

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ROLAND GRÆME, AND THE LADY OF AVENEL.

(A Scene from the Abbot, by the Author of Waverley.) It was upon the evening of a sultry to place them in greater security for summer's day, when the sun was half the night, in the immediate vicinity sunk behind the distant western of the village. The deep lowing of mountains of Liddesdale, that the the cows seemed to demand the atlady took her solitary walk on the tendance of the milk-maidens, who battlements of a range of buildings, singing shrilly and merrily, strolled which formed the front of the castle, forth, each with her pail on her head, where a fat roof of flag-stones pre

to attend to the duty of the evening. sented a broad and convenient pro The lady of Avenel looked and lismenade. The level surface of the tened; the sounds which she heard lake, undisturbed except by the oce

reminded her of former days, when casional dipping of a tealduck, or her most important employment, as coot, was gilded with the bearns of well as her greatest delight, was to the setting luminary, and reflected, assist Dame Glendinning and Tibb as if in a golden mirror, the hills Tacket in milking the cows at Glenamongst which, it lay enabosomed. dearg. The thought was fraught The scene, otherwise so lonely, was with meloncholy. occasionally enlivened by the voices “ Why was I not,” she said, “ the of the children in the village, which peasant girl which in ali men's eyes softened by distance, reached the ear

I seemed to be ! Halbert and I had of the lady in her solitary walk, or then spent our life peacefully in his by the distant call of the herdsman, native glen, undisturbed by the phanas he guided his cattle from the glen

toms erther of fear or of ambition. in which they had pastured all day, His greatest pride had then been to Vol. III. Fourth Edition.

No, 71.-June 26.

show the fairest herd in the Hali- by the gestare, licked her hands and dome; his greatest danger to repel pressed his large head against them. some pilfering snatcher from the He obtained the desired caress in Border; and the utmost distance return, but still the sad impression which would have divided is, would remained. have been the chase of some out Wolf," she said, as if the animal lying deer. But, alas! what avails could have understood her comthe blood which Halbert has shed, plaints, “ thou art a noble and beauand the dangers which he encounters, tiful animal; but, alas! the love and to support a name and rank, dear to affection that I long to bestow, is of him because he has it from me, but a quality higher than can fall to thy which we shall never transmit to our share, though I love thee much." posterity! With me the name of And as if she were apologizing to Avenel must expire.”.

Wolf for withholding from him any She sighed as these reflections part of her regard, she caressed his arose, and, looking towards the shore proud head and crēst, while, looking of the lake, her eye was attracted by in her eyes, he seemed to ask her a group of children of various ages, what she wanted or what he could assembled to see a little ship, con do to shew his attachment. At this structed by some village artist, per moment a shriek of distress was form its first' voyage on the water, heard on the shore, from the playful It was launched amid the shouts of group which had been lately so jovial. tiny voices and the clapping of little The lady looked and saw the cause hands, and shot bravely forth on its with great agony. voyage with a favouring wind, which The little ship, the object of the promised to carry it to the other side children's delighted attention, had of the lake. Some of the bigger stuck among some tufts of the plant Noys ran round to receive and secure which bears the water-lily, that markit on the farther shure, trying their ed a little shoal in the lake about an speed agaiust each other as they arrow-flight from the shore, A Hardy sprang like young fawns along the little boy, who had taken the lead in shingly verge of the lake. The rest, the race round the margins of the for whom such a journey seemed too lake, did not hesitate a moment to arduous, remained watching the mo, strip off his wylie-coat, plunge into tions of the fairy vessel from the the water, and swim towards the obspot where it had been launched. ject of their common solicitude. The The sight of their sports pressed on first movement of the lady was to the mind of the childless lady of call for help; but she observed that Avenel.

the boy swam strongly and fearlessly; “Why are none of these prattlers and as she saw that one or two vilmine !” she continued, pursuing the lagers, who were distant spectators tenor of her melancholy reflections. of the incident, seemed to give them“ Their parents can scarce find them selves no uneasiness on his account, in the coarsest food—and I, who could she supposed that he was accustomnurse them in plenty, am doomed ed to the exercise, and that there was never to hear a child call me mo no danger. But whether, in swimther!”

ming, the boy had struck his breast The thought sunk on her heart against a sunken rock, or whether he with a bitterness which resembled was suddenly taken with the cramp, envy, so deeply is the desire of off or whether he had over-calculated his spring implanted in the female breast. own strength, it so happened, that She pressed her hands together, as when he had disembarrassed the if she was wringing them in the ex ittle plaything from the flags in tremity of her desolate feeling, as which it was entangled, and sent it one whom Heaven had written child forward on its course, he had scarce less. A large stag-hound of the swam a few yards, in his way to the grey-hound species approached at shore, than he raised himself suddenly this moment, and attracted perhaps from the water and screamed aloud,

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