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puff-paste cut round. Do them over with egg DOMESTIC RECEIPTS.

and bread crumbs, and fry a light brown; they

must be served on a napkin. To keep Game or Poultry. Tie them tight round the neck. so as to exclude the air, and Mock Turtle Soup.-Boil a leg of beef with put a piece of charcoal in their bodies.

fried carrots, onions, parsley, thyme, cloves and Essence of Nutmeg.-This is made by dissolv

pepper, celery, and a large piece of baked bread ing one ounce of the essential oil in a pint of

to a good stock. After cleaning the calt's head rectified spirits. It is an expensive, but an in

(with the skin on) boil it three-quarters of an valuable mode of flavouring in the arts of the

hour by itself, cut the meat in moderate pieces,

strain the stock through a sieve; when cold cook or confectioner.-S. J. M.

take off the fat; boil the meat in the stock till. To Purify Stagnant Water.-One part of chalk

very tender, with some knotted marjoram and and two of alum will speedily purify stagnant

basil in a bag; if not hot enough, add some water, and four parts of animal carbon, and one

cayenne pepper. It improves by keeping two of alum, are sufficient to purify a thousand parts

or three days; a little sherry may be added. of muddy river water.-S. J. M.

Punch should be drank with this soup.-N.B. To Short Biscuits.--Half a pound of butter, half | thicken the above, as well as other soups and a pound of sifted sugar, 1 egg, a little ginger, gravies, bake some flour till it becomes a rich and a few carraway-seeds, with as much flour brown, and gradually mix with some of the as will make it into a paste; roll it out and cut soup. it into biscuits.

Baked Chicken Pudding.-Cut up a pair of Essence of Ginger.-Let four ounces of Ja young chickens, and season them with pepper maica ginger be well bruised, and put it into a and salt, and a little mace and nutmeg. Put pint of rectified spirits of wine. Let it remain them into a pot, with two large spoonsful of a fortnight, then press and filter it. A little butter, and water enough to cover them. Stew essence of cayenne may be added, if wished- them gently; and, when about half cooked, S.J.M.

take them out and set them away to cool. Pour Rice Fritters. Take half a pound of rices

off the gravy, and reserve it to be served up boil it in water till tender, strain it to one quart

separately. In the meantime, make a batter as of thick cream, boil it well with one blade of mace

if for a pudding, of a pound of sifted flour (or cinnamon if preferred), thicken with some

stirred gradually into a quart of milk, six eggs Tlour, add seven eggs, sweeten to your taste, put

well beaten and added by degrees to the mixture, in some nutmeg, fry them in batter, and strew

and a very little salt. Put a layer of chicken in sugar over them.

the bottom of a deep dish, and pour over it

some of the batter; then another layer of Hasty Pudding.-Set some milk on the fire,

chicken, and then some more batter; and so on and, when it boils, put in a little salt. Stir in

till the dish is full, having a cover of batter at by degrees as much flour as will make it of

the top. Bake it till it is brown. Then break a proper thickness. Let it boil quickly a few

an egg into the gravy which you have set away, minutes, beating it constantly while on the fire.

give it a boil, and send it to table in a sauce. Pour it into a dish, and eat it with cold butter

boat, to eat with the pudding.-J. W. and sugar. Some persons add eggs to this. Recommended by S. JOHNSON.

llaunch of Venison Roasted.-Take a haunch,

weighing twelve pounds, and require the butcher To make Puff-paste.-Instead of flour, sprinkle

to trim off the chine-bone and the end of the some "baking powder" on each layer of butter;

knuckle; wrap two or three folds of buttered when the butter melts, it will cause the powder

paper, or the caul of a lamb, closely around the to effervesce and puff up the paste; the oven

haunch to prevent its fat from burning; spit the ought to be rather quick at first. To make the

haunch, set it before a slow fire, and roast it three " baking powder," take one ounce of carbonate

hours, basting it frequently with salt and water, of soda, and 7 drachms of Tartaric acid, mix

to prevent the paper from burning oft'; then Well: it may be conveniently applied by means

remove the paper or caul, baste the haunch a common pepper-pot kept for the purpose.

with butter, set it nearer the fire, and give it a Sanbridge Pancakes.-Beat 4 eggs with 4 table- light brown; continue to baste with butter, spoonsful of flour, a little nutmeg and salt, dredge it lightly with flour, and when it is well half a pint of milk, a quarter of a pound of butter frothed and browned on all sides, it is done, melted into it when nearly cold, mix altogether wrap a ruffle of cut paper round the knucklewith one ounce of sugar. Warm the pan over the 1 bone, and send the haunch to the table with a ure, and put in a sufficient quantity of the plain gravy, made from the trimmings of the patter to make a very thin pancake without any venison, and seasoned only with a little salt; lat to fry them, and only fry one side; strew serve with currant jelly. If the venison has sugar between them, and place the brown side hung three or four weeks, (and it ought to hang appermost.

as long before cooking,) it will be necessary to

take off the outer skin before roasting. Risoles.-Take a quarter of a pound of any fort of cold meat, mince fine with a large spoon

Neck and Shoulder of Venison.--The neck and ul of suet or small piece of butter, and same of | shoulder of venison may be roasted without the pread crumbs; a little parsley, and lemon-peel paper or caul, mentioned above. Larden with un pepper, salt, and spice. Mix all together thin slices of salt pork or boiled ham; garnish un gravy, and one or two whites of eggs. with sorrel, and make a gravy as aboye. A make it into balls, and fry them a light brown ; shoulder of ten pounds will roast in two hours.

omit the bread crumbs, and put it between R. H. Leicester.

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ELECTRICAL RECREATIONS.

ENIGMAS. The Magician's Chase-the Planelarium.- Prom the branch suspend six concentric hoops of

1. Above me Brilliance, in her glory, glows, inetal, and under them, on a stand, place a metal plate, at the distance of half an inch; then place

Around me Beauty, in her sweetness, shows, on the plate, near each hoop, a round glass

Before me Music, in her happy grace, bubble, blown very light. If the room be dark

Displays the varied features of her face, ened, the several glass balls will be beautifully

Beside ine Wit, through regulation staid, illuminated.

In many vestments is afar array'd.

2. The scene is shifted-sec! a direful den, The Incendiaries. -- A person standing on a cake of wax, holds a chain that is connected with

Imagination fails to justly ken; the branch, and putting his finger into a dish

Its depth cannot be traced by earthly line,

Its baneful blazes luridly do shine; containing spirit of wine, made warm, it will blaze.

A pretty change, thou'lt think, for veering

To suffer, so soon after brilliancy!

3. "T is left for other-view a narrow dell, CHARADES.

Where rillet early into basin fell;

Behold th'arboreous beauties of a scene, 1.

Where Fancy flits her fairies gaily green: In every corner of fair Albyn's isle,

Then say if I am not attractive there, My primal part, attends the home of toil;

Although so lately sporting hideous glare? But, not confined to such a humble mode Of passing time, it seeks superb abode

2. 'Tis even found its shining shape to rear

Without my aid no nymph is fair, Amid palatial stores of household gear.

Nor could you find a happy pair: Its form is difficult to well define

In dread rebellion me the liead you'll find In the small space of plain poetic line;

Nor in revenge or rage am left behind Its cost doth vary in extreme degree,

I know in Heaven I cannot have a place, So doth its size, as apt house-rulers see;

Yet wait on virtue, reverence, and grace It glitters oft in presence of a guest,

I in the centre of the world am pent, But when unwanted, quietly doth rest.

Yet Sin wandering am an element; My second part was fashion'd in a mill,

Myriads and troops upon my aid depend, By river side, at base of verdant hill;

Yet ladies, I am at your fingers' end.
Impress'd thereafter with acknowledged sign,
It wins for commerce circulating coin-
But sometimes, treated as deceiver base,

REBUS.
It brings to traffic merited disgrace.
My stately whole, of aspect passing fair,

A title of a nation of vast power,
Is biped, now becoming rather rare;

Atriform goddess erst drawn to earth bomer, Part of such whole, frequenting rivers free, A mansion weariness deliglits to hail, Resembles its first portion in degree.

A plant imparting pestilence to gale,
A sylvan station, charming unto muse,

A pet that doth oft joy or dole diffuse,
The pleasing din of water doth proclaim

A fancy fowl, of an enormous size,
My first at hand-a Caledonian name; | A sheen seducer, oft declared a prize,-
Not afar off, beside the craggy steep,

A station wherein martin moulds his nest, My second shows, by edge of river deep: | Where calm rusticity doth duly rest. The scene is shaded by the sweet control The nine initials of these words, unveile, of my bee-haunted, love-inspiring whole. Will unfold city, taste hath often hail'd, 3.

Where will be seen sheen architecture's still, Oh, how unhappy, often, is the wight,

The statue, garden, the imposing hill; That through my first his prospects doth benigh

Where learning shows her venerated fane. 'T would have been better, ere he had begun,

With columns moulded from the adjacent pa To have my second's success-presence won : He then might have enjoy'd my whole's approach, Instead of wailing loss of late-built coach.

ANSWERS TO PAMILY PASTIME

Page 239.
Abbreviation is my first, known where

HISTORICAL ENIGMA-
Familiarity displays her air;
He oft declares my second is his own,

S henstone, H eber, Rose, o pie, PE
A fact admitted where'er he is known;

Shropshire.
As mighty mortal my whole did appear,

TRANSPOSITIONS-
His prowess dazzling in an orient sphere.

1. Ring, Grin. 2. George, Gorge-e. 3. 5.

Tube. 4. Sloop, Pools. 5. Golf, Flog. 6.
They do my first too often exercise

Balm.
Who write long riddles, wishing to be wise; CHARADE.
They sometimes please verbosity by same,

Flagstaff, the undrest bearer of a Wurlike
But blunt, concise ones, of my second blame;
My whole delights my second, being grown

RIDDLES.
Where culinary care erects her throne. | 1. A Train. 2. Out-law. 3. No-rice.

drove off slowly, exclaiming, “That is a ELLEN LYNDHURST ; gen'leman!”

Of course when brother Will ” had A TALE OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH. I got fairly landed, there were endless ques. Continued fron page 245.)

tions asked upon every possible topic of a domestic character,---refreshments were

laid out, and kisses exchanged and there CHAPTER XVII.

was such a mixture of laughing, talking, ME YOUNG CLERGYMAN-NEW SYMPATHIES. eating, drinking, k18sing, wondering, and

exclaiming, that it was rather fortunate The next day Mr. William Montague that Dr. Montague, who was a man of reached his father's house. Long before very even temperament, was out of the his arrival two pairs of bright eyes were way at the time, and arrived at a stage seen peering out over the window-blind, when the excitement of the two young and eagerly scanning the farthest line of ladies and their brother had considerably sight. Every cab that drew near the door subsided. Then the rejoicing was reraised their excitement to an extreme pitch, newed, with some modifications, and the but it fell again as the vehicle passed by, Doctor came in for a very fair share of. leaving them nothing but disappointment. affectionate salutations. At length one appeared, drawn by a jaded Mr. William Montague, being the horse, whose sides were throwing off a youngest son, had been very much at cloud of steam; the driver checked the home, prior to his recent college life. wearied brute, and looked from side to He was of a very lively disposition, and side, as if scanning the numbers of the Louisa and himself were noted for their doors. The bright eyes grew brighter, constant freaks of innocent merriment. and the brows which arched over them William was a great favourite with the were flattened by pressure against the ladies through an extensive circle ; he glass, until it seemed likely that the latter always took the lead at evening parties, would be forcibly driven from its rightful danced in every dance, sung the funniest place; when a head, enveloped in a velvet songs, accompanying himself upon the cap, and the shoulders which supported piano, and making the young ladies' sides the head, were thrust out of the window actually ache at the drollery with which of the cab, and a voice gave directions to he sang "Why don't the men propose ?" the driver, while an outstretched arm and such-like ditties. He knew all the pointed to the destination. There was a household games, and had a store of the joyful cry within the parlour window, funniest and most perplexing forfeits the bright eyes disappeared, a bell was which ever fell to the lot of a Christmas heard to ring with a kind of metallic fury, party. Nor was his merriment altogether the door flew open while the cabman held of a frivolous character. He had a magic the knocker in his hand, so that that lantern, and often gave an evening's enterworthy functionary, with all his numerous tain nent, with illustrations of astronomy, capes of dirty drab cloth, was nearly drawn botany, or natural history. He was also a headlong into the doorway. The servants bit of a chemist, and would perform most formed a tableau in the background, extraordinary experiments, suddenly turnwhile William Montague, springing from ing sugar into charcoal, and making fire the cab, caught a sister in each arm, and burn under water. He would play tricks hugged and kissed them until the cabman with the teapot, by stopping up the vent, fancied there had been enough of that so that no tea would run out; and while sort of thing, and shouted out, “Now, sir! a lady turned her head he would invert wot's to be done with this 'ere luggage ?” her cup without spilling the contents, and

The servants took the hint and the lug- the company would laugh at her pergage at the same time the cabman re- plexity how to set it right again. He carceived a liberal fare, which caused him to ried luminous bottles in his pocket, by give a respectful glance at the house, and which he played all sorts of pranks when to look into the window, and, although he the room grew dark; and he would form saw nobody there, he touched his hat, and the features of a zoological collection by

VOL. VII.---NO. XCIV.

the shadows of his hands against the wall. hints that he could not long remain a These traits of character rendered him a bachelor,-he looked so attractive. favourite everywhere. People said that it There was only one drawback to Louisa's was a mistake to make a clergyman of complete enjoyment of her brother's rehim ; but his father felt an ambition that turn-it was the absence of Alfred Beresa son of his should fill the sacred office. ford. She had written so much of him to We forgot to mention, among his nume- her brother, and had said so much of her rous accomplishments, that he could play brother to him, that she felt his absence the violin in a manner very comical if not' very severely; and the more so becazze musical, and that somehow or other he William constantly questioned her about could imitate various animals, instru- “ the genius," who was to divide with him ments, and performers upon it. And the glory of their social sphere. He eren nothing pleased him better than to dress ventured to jest with Louisa upon the subhimself up as an old woman, and to play ject; but finding that it depressed her, he before the window, when an evening party abstained from pursuing it too far. had assembled, having previously arranged Alfred's return was looked forward to by that he should be asked in,-and that, the family with much anticipation. The after amusing the company with his per- sisters frequently talked upon the cause formances, he should fing his cap and of his absence, and the depression of his bonnet aside, and declare himself. . Many spirits which they had of late frequently funny stories were told of the successful noted. They could, however, find no manner in which he had carried out these satisfactory clue to the cause thereof, until innocent merry-makings. He was quite a Louisa received the following letter: poet, too, as could be evidenced by a large “My dear Louisa,—I have halted at number of ladies' scrap-books; which also Exeter for the night-there is no conveybore testimony to his ability as an artist, ance to Windmere until eleven to-morrow -for, although he had never produced a morning. The country in this neighbourmasterpiece with the brush, he handled | hood is exceedingly beautiful, and but for the pencil with considerable effect; and my anxiety of mind I should have enjoyed some of his moonlight scenes, in Indian the latter part of my journey very much. ink, depicting gondoliers serenading Gentle slopes covered with rich foliage, Venetian mistresses, were pronounced to and winding streams that sport among be perfect gems, among romantic young | loose pieces of granite, and murmur a ladies who delighted in such subjects. plaintive song as they sweep through the

The reader will not wonder, therefore, valleys and kiss the flowers as they pass; why the sisters looked forward with so cattle grazing upon generous pastures; much pleasure to the arrival of their pet children with rosy cheeks sporting before brother. And it may readily be imagined the doors of cottages o'ergrown with roses ; that the number of young ladies who with here and there an old ivy-covered visited Dr. Montague's house very per- ruin, suggesting that ambition, power, and ceptibly increased the moment it became life itself are ever fleeting, and that the known that the “young clergyman” had proud man's palace of to-day may become reached home. Perhaps, also, under all the play-ground of the peasant's children the circumstances, it might be expected in a future age—these are the chief chaand allowed, that the young ladies, having racteristics of the country through which seen their favourite in almost every variety I am passing,-a country dear to me of costume, should desire to see how he because of the recollections of my child. looked as a clergyman with his surplice hood--the sunshine and sorrows of my on. And he may be acquitted of any | youth. charge of irreverence if it is admitted that “I have felt that I left you unkindly in as many as two or three times a day he concealing from you the purpose of my donned the sacred robes and walked up and present and unexpected visit to Windmere. down the room, to the great gratification My conduct has been unlike your open of a circle of visitors, who sat at respectful and generous confidence in me. The fact

distances from him, and whispered their is, at the time of my departure, I scarcely • admiration to each other, with certain | felt at liberty to state the object of my visit, because it involves the affairs of two not be known to Charles Langford at other persons, one of whom is very dear to present. me. And I feared lest by any indiscretion of “ With kindest remembrances, believe mine, circumstances might become public, me, my dear Louisa, your affectionate which had better be consigned to oblivion | friend,

“ALFRED." as soon as possible.

The perusal of the letter afforded some "Reflecting, however, upon your kind relief to the family, who were previously interest in me, and the benefits I am daily i perplexed by the doubt which hung over receiving from the respect and confidence of the circumstance of Alfred's departure. your family, I have determined to tell you Louisa's heart was lightened, and she all, to ask your sympathy, and the assist- looked upon Alfred more and more as ance of your judgment.

being a noble-minded youth. The sisters “You have heard of Charles Langford, talked the subject over with their father, of whom Dr. Montague's brother has and a reply was written of which we feel repeatedly spoken in terms of reprobation. it necessary to give only an extract: By a singular chain of circumstances he “We all sympathize deeply with the bas been introduced to a very dear cousin subject of your visit, and pray for you of mine-one who has been a sister to me every success. Our dear father, moving -and has, under false pretences, made an very much in the most opposite classes of impression upon her heart whicb, unless it society, has had ample opportunities of is effaced soon, may be fatal to her happi. confirming your views of Langford's ness for ever.' I have already written to character, and he has no hesitation in her upon the subject, but the result of our saying that unless a very decided and correspondence has only served to show improbable reformation took place, your me how deeply she has become attached cousin's happiness would be destroyed for to him, and how gravely she is mistaken. ever by her union with him. Although A noble and generous-hearted girl, she we are unknown to her, yet when occasion believes all my representations to be based arrives, present to her our most sisterly upon misconceptions or calumnies, which sympathies. Tell her that we have known she says are too prevalent in the world. and admired her through your representaSome circumstances sufficiently conclusive tions for a long time. And suggest that of Langford's character having come to a change of scene may relieve her mind my knowledge on the day of my departure, and enable her the more readily to overI determined to go to Windmere at once, come the shock she will receive. Offer to check the evil which, if not done now, her an asylum here, where she shall be may assume a power too great for me to treated as a sister; where, with whatever resist.

advantages our society can afford her, she "I have a most painful duty to perform. may enjoy the privilege of your own. I know that at first my words will be And tell her and her papa that our dear received with distrust; that I shall be father concurs heartily in this suggestion, blamed for officious meddling, and that and offers his warmest sympathy and aid when at last the truth becomes known, my towards her consolation." cousin's heart will be almost broken, and tliat she will probably hate me for having dispelled the dream she was cherishing.

CHAPTER XVIII. "But I am determined to fulfil my duty, at any cost. I shall see my cousin first,

VILLAGE LIFE.-A TIMELY WARNING. and if I cannot succeed in impressing her We have said little of the village of --if she proves still too weak and confid. Windmere, the chief scene of our story; ing in the deceiver, I shall appeal to her and before the more important events of father, and Langford's uncle, and strive our plot engage the attention of the io save her in spite of herself.

reader, we will briefly sketch its features, “ Pray, dear Louisa, pardon me for hay- and those of a few of its inhabitants. ing withheld this confidence so long. Use We have already said that the village it wisely. It is very desirable that my was one of those sweet spots, upon which departure, and the purpose of it, should Nature has lavished her charms. It stood

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