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Mock Suet Pudding.--A piece of good dripping DOMESTIC RECEIPTS.

about the size of a walnut, as much carbonate of Shrewsbury Cakes.-Half a pound of flour

soda as will lie on a sixpence, flour and butterhalf a pound of sugar, half a pound of butter; milk, sufficient to fill a pint basin rather more

than half with thick batter; boil two hours. the white of one egg, mixed well together, rolled out very thin, cut into rounds, and baked in a enough to roll out; of course, a little more lard

This makes good meat-pie-crust when made stiff quick oven.

or dripping may be added if approved; they are Strengthening Jelly for Invalids. — Take two

very wholesome; it also makes nice short cakes, pounds of gravy beei cut into small pieces; put and may be used without lard, as the buttermilk the pieces into a jar, cover close, and stand the will shorten them.-A SUBSCRIBER jar in a saucepan of water; let it simmer from

To keep Chesnuts.-To preserve chesnuts, so four to six hours. This I have made from either

as to have them to sow in the spring, or to eat beef or veal. I have found it invaluable in cases

through the winter, you must make them perof sickness, and it will be found that the real

fectly dry after they come out of their green essence of the meat is extracted.-J. C. C.

husks; then put them into a box or a barrel l'o wash Hair-brushes. Never use soap. Take mixed with, and covered over by, fine and dry a piece of soda, dissolve it in warm water, stand sand, three gallons of sand to one gallon of the brush in it, taking care that the water only chesnuts. If there be maggots in any of the covers the bristles ; it will almost immediately i chesnuts, they will come out of the chesnuts become white and clean; stand it to dry in the and work up through the sand to get to the air ; open air with the bristles down wards, and it will

and thus you have your chesnuts sweet and be found to be as firm as a new brush.-A RIGID sound, and fresh. Economist, Guernsey.

Savoury Jelly,—Take half a pig's head, boil A Seed or Plum-loaf.The same as the receipt it for one hour, then cut the meat into small given for the seed-biscuits, but adding, of course, pieces, put it again into the saucepan with half fruit for the latter; and also for either a little the liquor it was boiled in, add a little seasoning larger spoonful of soda, and making the paste of pepper, salt, and mace, boil another hour; quite soft, so that you may pour it into your turn it into a mould to get cold. The above is sin, which should be buttered; bake an hour excellent made from calves' head, which in many and a half in a brisk oven.-A SUBSCRIBER.

country-places can be bought for a trifle; but Beet-root.-All my friends like the way my

the mould should then be lined with hard boiled beet-root is dressed. Let the roots be carefully eggs, cut into slices, and a little parsley added to washed so as not to break the skin ; have some

the seasoning. This is an economical breakfast boiling water ready; boil one hour; when cold

or supper-dish.-A RIGID ECONOMIST, Guernsey. skin them, and cut in slices in a dish ; pepper

Giblet Pie.-Take two or three sets of gooseand salt each layer; when all cut, pour over giblets, clean them well, and stew them till some vinegar, with a little Cayenne pepper ; tender, with some black pepper-corns, salt, and after a few hours pour over an equal quantity of

an onion or two. When done, take them out, water. - H. D. C., Gardeners' Chronicle.

cut the legs in two, the wings and necks into Pickled Oysters in the French way. A supper. them' by till they are cold, that the heat of the

three, and the gizzards into four pieces. Set dish. - Take four dozen oysters. liquor, add six blades of mace, twelve pepper- giblets may not spoil the paste you cover the pie

with. corns, a little grated lemon-peel, and two or

Lay a moderately thick beef-steak in the three bay-leaves. Put the liquor to boil ; when

bottom of the pie-dish, put in the cut giblets; boiling, add the oysters for two minutes. '(Some strain the liquor over in which they were stewed. persons put half vinegar, half liquor.) When

Season with pepper and salt, and cover the cold, strain off the liquor. Place the oysters in a ing it to your fancy. Some people add a layer of

whole with a crust of ordinary paste, ornamentsmall dish, and garnish with parsley.-A RIGID Economist, Guernsey.

sliced boiled potatoes over the top, and some

omit the beef-steak altogether : but neither of To salt Meat quickly.--This receipt has been these are recommended.- J. Johnson. given to me by a very elderly lady, who has, she

Seed-biscuits. - Take one pound of four, assures me, always found it successful. Two pounds of bay-salt, two pounds of common ditto,

quarter of a pound of powdered loaf-sugar, a a small quantity of saltpetre, mix them well

few carraway seeds, and a small teaspoonful of together. Then place the meat on a small tripod make into a stiff paste, with buttermilk; roll

carbonate of soda; mix all well together, and in a basin of water, taking care the meat does lot touch the water ; lay the salt on the top of very thin, cut into biscuits and bake in a rather the meat. It is said that it will be sufliciently

brisk oven; they will keep well in a tin canister.

N. B. The soda must be well rubbed down in salted in forty-eight hours.-A SUBSCRIBER.

the palm of the hand, and a little flour mixed Keeping Apples. When there is a frost, all i well with it, before it is added to the other inthat you have to do is to keep the apples in a gredients; for if not well mixed, every little state of total darkness until some days after lump will leave a brown mark in the cake, or a complete thaw has come. In America they pudding &c., after it is baked. Everything are frequently frozen as hard as stones; if they inade with soda should be mixed with a spoon thaw in the light, they rot; but if they thaw or knife, and not with the hand; the buttermilk in darkness, they not only do not rot, but lose must be acid, and if you have not sufficient, you very little of their original flavour. This may may add a little old milk, though it does not do be new to the English reader; but he may de- 80 well, but on no account put water in.--A SUBpend upon it that the statenent is correct.

SCRIBER.

ENIGMAS.

ARITHMETICAL QUESTIONS. 1.

1. A renown'd Latin poet of oriental extraction, If I lend a friend £200 for 12 months, on conWho died in obscurity, nay, almost distraction :

dition of his returning the favour, how long À remarkable general who by songs could assuage,

ought he to lend me £150 to requite my kindThe bites of large serpents, and their horrible

ness? rage :

2. A celebrated physician, who, during life's totter

If a statute acre be 220 yards long, the breadth ing course,

will be 22 yards; but if the breadth of an acre be Was once cunningly conceal'd in the belly of a

40 yards, what will be the length? horse: An ecclesiastical father, in Cappadocia bred,

3. Who was an eminent scholar and critic'tis said:

If 720 men be placed in a garrison, with proA renown'd tragic poet whose fame Athens

visions for six months, but at the end of five resounds,

months, find there is no prospect of relief at the Who was dreadfully mangled by ferocious

time expected, how many men must depart that hounds:

the remaining provisions may last five months A famed king of Thrace who was at midnight longer ?

slain, By two Grecian monarchs on the Trojan plain: A notorious prisoner who at Rome was kill'd,

CHARADES. In the most treacherous deeds she was adroitly skill'd;

1, An unfortunate shepherd who was in Sicily born: My first is, forsooth, as I steadfastly hold, And kill'd by a fragment which from a rock was Yet I own it appears somewhat strange, torn:

Though time roll away, what will never grow old, An emperor of Rome for vilest cruelty famed, But remain ever new without change; By barbarity itself he might justly be named: My second than my first is more mystical still, A courageous Spartan who this apophthegm made, For I swear that since first it was found, " Tho' their arrows darken the sun we'll fight in | By misfortune, by chance, by art, or by skill, the shade."

Has never been lost, being firmly bound; These initials, “my dear friends," if you detach My third is a thing that in Europe is seen, them aright,

In Asia, Africa, and America, Will delineate a county which is England's From which all mankind must confess there have delight.

L. J. G. D.

been,
2.

Vast riches derived magnâ curâ :
I'm a very funny word,

My whole, I maintain, when correctly combined,
And admit a funny change;

The British do at present possess,
Yet I vow it's very true,

Which on the American coasts you will find,
Tho'it may seem very strange:

If you 'll just take the trouble to guess.
If shorter you should make me,

2.
I would have you bear in mind;
My nature would forsake me,

My first is a thing in which my second delights,
And much longer you'd me find:

And may often be seen in brawls and in fights: So ye wits I'd have you try,

My second to obtain it doth much labour bestow, This mystery to explain;

And oft causes my first in large torrents to flos If you find it out, then I,

My whole, tho' 'tis strange, yet quite true I With pleasure shall try again.

declare, L. J. G. D. Will trace out my first with most vigilant care. 3.

L. J. G. D. Proteus, when in a changing mood, Could take whatever shape he would, So Poets say—but I deny

ANSWERS TO FAMILY PASTIME. That he has changed as oft as I. There's scarce an object that you've seen,

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But I myself have sometimes been.

HISTORICAL ENIGMA-
No king, from Monarchy's first hour,
Could ever boast a greater power.

B yng, Admiral-Rodney, Admiral-Effing

ham--Cabot, Sebastian, 1497-Kempenfelt, AdFor, let his strength be what it would,

miral--Nelson, Admiral-Opdam, AdmiralBy me he did or harm or good ; Armies are raised by my command,

Cook, Captain--Keppel-Brecknock-The Lake

is called Brecknock Mere. And I can make them to disband; I've been a hero, or a dove,

RSDDLES Am sent on embassies of love,

1. Because it is always worsted. 2. Because No bigger than your finger's end,

C makes ease cease, and w makes ill will. 3.lt The strongest I to prison send;

always makes a lease please. Though all is true that I have said,

ENIGMA-Will-o'-th'-wisp, I often am a cypher made.

CHARADE-Prop-er. 4. My first is equal, second grave;

TRANSPOSITIONSMy whole is what I wish'd to have,

1. Start, Star, Tar, Tart, Art, Rat. 2. Bramble, When carelessly offence I gave.

Ramble, Amble.

CHAPTER XXI.

THE TRIAL.

caresses.

large Bible which he had been reading, ELLEN LYNDHURST;

and set it aside. He soon observed from A TALE OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH. the aspect of his guests, that there was

some unusual influence upon them. (Continued from page 305.)

“How now, my friends! exclaimed he, "you all look dejected - no great disaster I hope ?”

“Not precisely a disaster, friend LangWe will not dwell long upon our men ford," said Mr. Lyndhurst gravely," but tion of the tears of mingled joy and something worse. We bring you bad sorrow which were shed, when Ellen laid news, Squire; and in spite of my fear her heart open to her father, and sought that I may lose my good old friend, I have his forgiveness for having withheld from

come to say that the marriage between him a matter so vital to her happiness. my daughter and your nephew can never Mr. Lyndhurst wept like a child, and take place.” embraced his daughter with half-frantic “What!" exclaimed the Squire and

Mrs. Davis simultaneously, as they rose "I forgive you, Ellen,” he said, “but from their chairs. never again withhold from your father

“The marriage," repeated Mr. Lyndhurst, aught that concerns your well-being in “ between Ellen and Charles can never life. You have been saved from almost take place with my sanction. There are certain misery by the loving resolution of grave reasons against it, which I have Alfred, to whom our warmest thanks are come to state.' due. We will pray to God to sustain you “ Ellen has found another love, I suppose, through this trial, and He will hear our said the Squire: “it is not the first time prayers."

that the heart of a good man has been "I am calmer and better now, father," wronged.” He thought of his own painreplied Ellen, “than I have felt for a ful experience, and tears filled his eyes long while. I had not a moment's happi- and trickled down the furrows of his ness when I was deceiving you. My soul cheeks. “I tell you, Lyndhurst," said seemed polluted with falsehood; and every he with much emotion, you know that word and look of yours, however kind, from the association of years, from our seemed to upbraid me.”

long friendship, from many admirable "We will not dwell upon the past,” points in Ellen's character, I had learnt said Mr. Lyndhurst, “ but go at once to to love her as my child. And I confess the Squire, and place him in possession of I looked forward to her marriage with these facts, which must inevitably break Charles as a matter of my highest ambioff the intended marriage. Poor old tion. To have united the daughter of man it will be a sad blow to him, and my oldest and dearest friend to the son perhaps we shall sacrifice his friendship of my departed brother, whom I loved with for ever. But my daughter is more dear to unmistakeable affection, was an object me than any other earthly consideration." which took full possession of my heart,

“I will go with you,” said Alfred, “be- and I looked upon it as all but accomcause upon my evidence the charges plished. However, I have lived to learn mainly rest; and I must not appear afraid that the quiet of age, as well as the to assert the accusations before him.” enthusiasm of youth, may be broken in

In a little while they set off together upon by sorrow and disappointment." for the Hall, and were soon admitted into “You mistake the cause," said Mr. the apartment where bright hopes of the Lyndhurst. “My friendship for you is no future were once cherished by a cheerful less than it has been. I confess that this group of friends.

resolution on our part has cost me a The Squire rose with his accustomed great struggle, and has been a heavy blow cordiality to receive his guests, and gave to my own and my daughter's hopes. The a fond kiss to Ellen. Mrs. Davis caught true cause, however, is that we find your up her needlework which lay scattered nephew as unworthy of my daughter's upon the table; and the Squire closed the love as he is of your confidence."

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Never !” exclaimed the Squire, with Her tears subdued the Squire's indigna. great emphasis. "Friend Langford, much tion; and he replied, "You may proceed." as I regard your friendship, and deeply Alfred then with 'extreme moderation, as I hope that that friendship may attend but with much clearness, stated the leadme to the grave, I cannot allow even your ing features in Charles Langford's career, to breathe a reproach against my nephew's and the manner in which he had become name. I have so many evidences of his l acquainted with them. All the incidents worth-so many unmistakeable proofs of which our story has supplied to the reader his piety and goodness--that I feel I must were detailed, and some of them conwarn you against an illiberal and un- firmed by letters which Alfred had obchristian credence to cruel slanders which tained for the purpose. During the narramay be levelled against a young man, tive the Squire was sometimes much even on account of the virtues he pos- ! excited, and at others deeply affected. There sesses."

was a struggle of doubt, fear, and con"I have no prejudices, friend Lang- fidence raging within him. Charles ford,” said Mr. Lyndhurst. “Nor have concluded his denunciation with these I listened to slanders. The proofs that emphatic words, for his own feelings of have been brought to me are too conclu- indignation had been kindled ; “I prosive-I cannot disbelieve them."

nounce your nephew, Sir, to be an impos. “ Allow me to speak, Sir,” said Alfred. tor, a gambler, a spendthrift, and in every “I am the cause of this unhappiness. o:her respect an immoral character. One My visit to Windmere thus unexpectedly, whose touch is pollution to the virtuous, has been taken, not merely to persuade my whose word bears the poison of fiattery cousin against an ill.advised attachment, and deceit--with neither religion in his but to tell her in plain and unequivocal soul, or integrity in his heart; he mocks terms, that her simplicity has been grossly God, and wrongs his fellow-creatures every imposed upon that a marriage with day of his existence, and is utterly unCharles Langford offers nothing but dis- worthy the love and confidence of those grace and misery.

who have hitherto trusted in him." “I cannot hear this, young man," said • Oh, misery! misery! ” exclaimed the Squire, --considerably disturbed, and Mrs. Davis, as she dropped back in her pacing about the room. “ There must chair, while the suspicions she had pre. be some cause for this sudden and ex- | viously entertained came back to her treme change, and I will probe it to the memory. “I feared much of this, but very core."

I could not have believed it all.” “That is what I ask you to do, Sir, “ Believe it all, No!” said the Squire, that you yourself may be relieved from nor anybody else in their sober senses. the clever deception now practised upon One tenth of these charges would prove you,” said Alfred.

my nephew to be a villain. But I will “Oh, leave me to protect myself. As sift it deeply, and not an hour shall be lost. far as your cousin Ellen is concerned you I will set out for London at once--this have a right to speak. But, young man, very moment." And he began to pace I have not lived to these years to lack a | about the room in an anxious state of knowledge of human nature.”

mind, and to catch up articles of appare! “Let me beg of you to hear what my as though he was bent upon immediately nephew has to say," said Mr Lyndhurst, leaving the house." " and then you ean form your own judg- “Oh dear, oh dear!” cried Mrs. Davis, ment."

" that ever this trouble should have come “Do hear him,” supplicated Ellen ; "I upon him in his old age. Where are you think you know that I would not injure going, Squire ? and what do you intend to Charles by the breath of calumny. And do ?all that my heart feels now is an earnest "I shall go to London," said the Squire

, and prayerful desire for his reformation " and see the fiend that has been painted and future happiness. You cannot know to me. I will track him through every how painful this struggle is to me."--She path, old as I am-and if I find." The leant upon her father's breast and wep. Told man's feelings quite overcame him,

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CHAPTER XXII.

THE CONFIRMATION.

and he was seen tottering to the ground, “That can't be,” said some," for the coun. when Alfred rushed towards himn and tenances of the passengers were sad; and caught him in his arms.

when Mrs. Davis took leave of the Squire, It was a painful but picturesque scene. she wept bitterly.” Then a death was The old confiding uncle, burning with rumoured ; but the villagers scarcely knew indignation at the slanders hurled against whom to kill, to support this theory. his idol-yet with a mind awakening to i There were some who even entertained conviction, but struggling stubbornly suspicion that as Miss Lyndhurst had not against it. The old housekeeper tremb- been seen, she must have fled from her ling from head to foot lest the excitement father's house, and that the party in the should kill her aged benefactor, and be- chaise were proceeding in pursuit of her. lieving that she saw death already written There were many who stoutly denied this in his countenance. The weeping daugh- they pleaded her Christian purity, and ter, suffering from the pangs of a blighted her childlike love and submission to her heart, leaning upon her father's neck and father. Pure indeed, however, must he be hiding her tears, pressing her parent's hand : whom the tongue of slander will not and begging him to be calm. The two old assail

, and blessed melt be the spot unfriends looking at each other with mingled / tainted by its blighting influence. Neither feelings of doubt and love, and fear lest the 'the virtue of Ellen, nor the beauty and ties of a long and honourable friendship peacefulness of Windmere, were proof might be broken up by this sad event. against this moral pestilence. And, lastly, Alfred, calm and dignified, with a pallor spread over his youthful face, yet with an inflexible earnestness written upon his intellectual brow, and sparkling from his large dark eyes !

“It is all too true," said Mr. MonAt length, when the Squire had revived tague to Squire Langford, as the whole he became calm, and with sorrowing but party sat in an apartment in Dr. Monsubdued feelings it was resolved—for the tague's house ; "and you have only to Squire would hear of no other proceeding adopt a simple process to have everything - that himself and Mr. Lyndhurst should confirmed." return with Alfred to London, and that By these remarks of Mr. Montague, the latter should adopt such ineans as and the circumstances under which they sight enable them to judge for themselves were delivered, it will readily be discovered of the truth or falsehood involved in the by the reader, that through Alfred's inaccusations which had been made.

fluence Mr. Lyndhurst and the Squire The next morning, a post-chaise drew had been introduced to Dr. Montague's up before the door of the Hall. It had family, and that the charges against rattled down through the village, and Charles Langford had formed the topic of already excited the curiosity of the vil. conversation. lagers. Some of them strayed to the The Squire's prejudices irı his nephew's spot, and loitered about until the boxes favour were already beginning to yield, were placed upon it, and the passengers and he listened with painful interest to were taking their seats. They then ran : the various facts related. on to the village, spreading rumours of “ The plan I suggest,” said Mr. Monwhat they had seen,-so that when the tague, “ is, that you go at night to the chaise drove through Windmere, the ex- : Parthenian Club, where he may be found citement was at its height. Groups of nightly, surrounded by his gambling people gathered around; and before an

associates. I can procure for you an hour had passed away, ingenious specula- introduction thera; and when fresh with tions had been created upon the causes wine, and excited by the game, he is indifof the sudden departure of two of the ferent to what may be passing around him oldest inhabitants of the place. The -you will have an opportunity of readmost popular story was, that Miss Lynd- ing his character, and judging for yourhurst had gone off to be married ; that self.she had left by an earlier conveyance. No, no!" said the Squire, whatever

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