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DAISY H.-We scarcely believe in characters told from handwritings, but we have great faith in the physiognomy. Judging from the evidence before us, we think we cannot go wrong in saying that a certain young lady is amiable, but given to hold her own opinions firmly; fond of argument, but easily persuaded through her affections; steady in her friendships, but not prone to quickly make chatty, and yet a good listener; delighted with acquaintances; lively, yet full of tender sympathy; music, and yet no musician; well read in English, but possessing no decided taste for the acquisition of languages; domestic, yet ever ready at the first note of the piano for polka or quadrille. JUSTITIA.-Thanks. We will write. FLORIAN writes to Blanche AlsingtonSuppose that I were you, Suppose that you were me,
Suppose we each were somebody else-
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163. REMEDY FOR SINKING SPIRITS.-Take gum amoniac, one drachm; assafortida. half a drachm; dissolved and mixed in six ounces of penny-royal water; add to this mix ure half an ounce of syrup of saffron, and take two spoonsful twice or thrice a day.
164. FOOD FOR GEESE -Take turnips, and cut them in small pieces; put them into a rough of water. Six geese were lately put to feed, each weighing nine pounds lean; and in the course of three weeks' feeding as above, they weighed twenty pounds each: one being dressed, produced four pounds of oil.
165 GINGER BEER-Two gallons of ginger beer may be made as foll ws:- Pu two gallons of cold water into a pot upon the fire; add to it two ounces of good ginger bru sed and wo pounds of white or Then skim the liquor and pour it brown sugar. Boil, and continue boiling for about
HATTIE. Again promoted. Persevere, and you half an hour. will retain your place.
CECILIA and MARIA improve decidedly.
LISA. Your enthusiasm enchants us.
FORGET ME-NOT cannot have read the "Friend" very carefully or she would have seen that we have extended the time for receiving answers to the enigmas. A plan we shall continue.
CISTUS. We are sorry the binder's error caused you inconvenience but trust it will not recur.
KALI REBE is thanked. His Shakespeare is well written, but it came too late for insertion.
HOPPIN, HATTIE, BLACK DWARF, OLD BOY.
ino a jar with one sliced lemon and half an ounce of cream of tartar. When nearly cold, put in a teacupful of yea t to cause he liquor to work. The beer is now made; and after it has worked for two days, strain it and bottle it for use. Ti down the corks firmly. Ginger beer should alway be put into small bottles, for any portion that may be left in a bottle is dead and useless.
juve, pour boiling water on a little of the peel, and 166. ORANGEADE OR LEMONADE-Squeeze the cover close: boil wa er and sugar o a thin syrup, and kim it. Whe all are cold, mix the juice, the infusion, and he syrup with as much more water as will make a rich sherbet; strain. Or. squeeze the juice, and strain it, and add water and capillaire.
167. LEMONADE. Another Method.-Take a quart of boiling water, and add to in five ounces of lump sugar, the yellow rind of a lemon rubbed off
F. PARDOE is welcomed to the Councillors; his with a bit of sugar and the juice of three lemous. cryptograph is clever. Try again.
FIREFLY will improve if she perseveres.
DE LA SAUX. SAM, HARRY C, and LOTTERY, are thanked. The first-named Councillor writes to inform Anna Grey that the author of "Linger Not Yet" is H. Grey.
T. K. Y. is requested to adopt a nom de plume instead of inicials.
Subscribers who merely send answers to a few of the enigmas, and perhaps an occasional definition, cannot expect frequent mention in the Class Awards.
Stir all together and let it stand tll cool. Two ounces of cream of tartar may be used instead of the lemons, water being poured upon it.
168 AROMATIO VINEGAR Digest in wo pounds of ace ic acid one ounce each of the dried tops of rosemary and the dried leaves of sage, half an bruised clo es, for seven days; then express the ounce each of the dried flowers of lavender and of liquid, and fil er it through paper. Another aromatic vinegar, for sprinkling thro gh apartments during the prevalence of fevers, or any conagious complaints, is made thus: Take of common vinegar any quan ity, mix a sufficient quantity of powdered chalk with it to destroy the acidity, let it subside, and, pouring off the liquid dry the white powder in the sun, or by the fire. perfectly dry, put it into a stone vessel, and pour upon it sulphuric acid, as long as white acid fumes continue to ascend.
169. REMEDY FOR COUGH.- Oxymel of quills, two ounces; syrup of poppies, one ounce; two teaspoon-ful thrice a day.
170. CRYSTALLISED CHIMNEY ORNAMENTS.-Selec a crooked twig of white or black thorn; wrap some loose wool or cotton round the branches, and tie it on with worsted Suspend this in a basin, or deep jar. Dissolve two pounds of alum in a quart of boiling rain water, and pour it over the twig. Allow it to stand twelve hours. Wire baskets may be covere in the same way.
171. GERMAN POLISH FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.-
172. A PLEASANT DRINK. Boil three pints of
as it gives a bitter taste if left long.
173 BUNS.-Rub eight pounds of butter into a
174. CURE FOR COUGHS.-A correspondent says
175. AGREEABLE DRINK.-Into a tumbler of
ICING FOR RICH CAKES, &C.-Put the
177. ASPHALTS FOR GARDEN WALKS, &c.-
178 AMERICAN BISCUITS-Rub half a pound
179. ENGLISH STEW.-English stew is the name
180. TO REMOVE A SCREW RUSTED IN THE
181. LIME-WASH FOR WALLS, &c.-Take unI he more slacked white lime, and dissolve it in a pail of cold water. This, of course, is whitewash. lime used the thicker it will be; but the conanother vessel d ssolve some green vitriol in hot Add it, when dissolved, to the whitewash, sistency of cream is generally advisable. water. and a buff colour is produced. The m re vitriol carefully got off all the old dirt from the walls. used, he darker it will be. Stir it well up, and Two or the coats are usually given. For a border, use it in the same way as whitewash, having first use more vitriol, to make it darker than the walls. This is cheap, does not rub off like ochre, and is pure and wholesome, b sides being disinfecting.
182. VARNISH FOR VIO INS, &C. - Take a gallon eep it in a very warm of rectified spirits of wine, twelve ounces of mastic, and a pint of turpentine varnish; put them all together in a tin can, and place, shaking it occasionally, till it is perfectly disso ved; then strain it, and it is fit for use. If you find it necessary, you may dilu e it with turpenune va nish. This varnish is also very useful for furniture, mahogany, or rosewood.
183. COLD CREAM -This is a simple and coolIt i chapped hand-, or for keeping the skin soft. ing ointment, exceedingly serviceable for rough or of almond oil. Place the basin by the side of th very easily made. Take half an ounce of whit wax, and put it into a small basin, with two ounce
if the process has been employed on a part written on with commou ink, or printed with printer's ink, it will experience no alteration.
fire till the wax is dissolved in the oil. When quite melted, add two ounces of rosewater. This must be done very slowly, little by little; and as you pour it in, beat the mixture smartly with a fork to make the water incorporate. When all is incorporated, the cold cream is complete, and you may pour it into jars for future use. This cold cream is better than that which is usually sold in shops, and which is too frequently made of inferiora domestic remedy, the efficacy of which I have ingredients.
184. CAMPHORATED VINEGAR.-Triturate half an ounce of camphor with a little certified spirit, and dissolve in six ounces of acetic acid.
185. TO REMOVE GREASE FROM THE LEAVES OF BOOKS.-After having warmed the paper stained with grease, wax, oil, or any fat body whatever, take as much of it out as possible by means of blotting-paper. Then dip a small brush in the essential oil of rectified spirits of turpentine, heated almost to boiling, and draw it gently over both sides of the paper, which must be kept warm. This operation must be repeated as many times as the quantity of the fatty matter imbibed by the paper, or the thickness of the paper, may render necessary. When the grease is entirely removed, recourse may be had to the following method to restore the paper to its former whiteness. which is not completely restored by the first process:-Dip another brush in rectified spirits of wine, and draw it in like manner over the stain, and particularly round the edges, to remove the border, that would still present a stain. By employing these means with proper caution, the spot w totally disappear, thepaper wil lassume original whiteness, and,
186. CURE FOR A COUGH.-A patient, who, for nearly two months, could not pass a night in quiet without large dozes of laudanum, has been cured of a most harrassing cough by suet boiled in milk, often had occasion to notice, and which, from its simplicity and harmlessness, well deserves a place in every family book of receipts.-LOUISA.
187. REMEDY FOR DEAFNESS.-Put a table. spoonful of bay-salt into nearly half a pint of cold Spring water; and after it has steeped therein for twenty-four hours, now and then shaking the phial, pour a small teaspoonful in the ear most affected, nightly when in bed, for seven or eight suc cessively.
188. SPRATS AS ANCHOVIES.-Take a gallon of fine fresh sprats, pick out the small ones and refuse, and, without either washing or wiping, put them in a wide-mouthed jar-having previously taken the heads off and drawn the gut-and scatter between each layer the following mixture:-Common coarse salt, one pound; saltpeter, two ounces; bay salt, one pound; salt-prunelle, two ounces-all beaten fine; cochineal, powdered finely, two ounces. Let them be pounded separately, and mixed with great care, and thoroughly If you wish, you may add a few nicely-washed currants. Put an edging of puff paste round your dish, pour the pudding in, and bake it in a warm oven till it sets. It will mprove it to add a wineglassful of brandy with the spice.