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THE FLOWER GARDEN. Soups.- Asparagus Soup, Soup à la Ju- GENERAL OBSERVATIONS AND DIRECTIONS. lienne, Potage Printanier or Spring Soup, - With the exception of June, this month is Calf's Head Soup, Soup à la Reine.
the driest in the year. The weather becomes FISH.-Carp, chub, crabs, crayfish, dory, gradually warmer, but, as an occurrence of herrings, lobsters, mackerel, red and grey severe frosts in the night is not unusual, it will mullet, prawns, salmon, shad, smelts, soles, be well to be provided against the injury which trout, turbot.
will be occasioned by these. In all gardens, by MEAT.-. Beef, lamb, mutton, veal.
this time, all the walks ought to have been POULTRY.–Chickens, ducklings, fowls, green picked up, if necessary, all weeds removed, the geese, leverets, pullets, rabbits.
lawns mowed, so as to give every chance for VEGETABLES.- Asparagus, beans, early cab the flowers soon to display their beauties. bages, carrots, cauliflowers, crosses, cucumbers, WiaT SEEDS TO Sow.-Seeds of Brompton lettuces, peas, early potatoes, salads, sea-kale and Queen stocks, tiger flowers, mignonette, - various herbs.
and annuals may be now sown to succeed those Fruit.- Apples, green apricots, cherries, which were sown in April. The annuals should currants for tarts, gooseberries, melons, pears, be sown in patches, and, as soon as they begin rhubarb, strawberries.
to show themselves, they should be gradually RECIPES.
thinned, as this operation will greatly increase
the strength of those which remain. Other Soup à la Julienne.
seedlings also, which require it, should be pricked INGREDIENTS.- pint of carrots, $ pint of out and transplanted. turnips, pint of onions, 2 or 3 leeks, i head What PLANTS TO BED OUT.-As fuchsias, of celery, i lettuce, a little sorrel and chervil, geraniums, verbenas, and hydrangeas attain & if liked, 2 oz. of butter, 2 quarts of stock. much finer growth when placed in the open
Mode.--Cut the vegetables into strips of ground than when they are kept in the flowerabout 17 inch long, as shown in the engraving, pots, as do also all similar plants, it will be well and be particular they are all the same size, or to plant these out into the borders about the some will be hard whilst the others will be done end of the month. Both verbenas and gerato a pulp. Cut the let
niums, being of a straggling growth, are not tuce, sorrel, and chervil
well adapted to mix with other flowers. When into larger pieces; fry
planted in small beds by themselves, circles, the carrots in the but
ovals, pine-shapes, &c., they will answer much ter, and pour the stock
better, and make a far more beautiful effect. boiling to them. When
Cupheas may now be planted, and little patches this is done, add all the
also of the dwarf blue lobelia, to which may be other vegetables, and
added the tall scarlet flower. Dahlias may also herbs, and stew gently
now be planted. for at least an hour. Skim off all the fat,
THE ORCHARD AND FRUIT TREES. pour the soup over thin
It will be very necessary to keep a sharp look, slices of bread, cut round
out for the insects which, now that the warm about the size of a shil
weather has invited them forth from their winter ling, and serve.
hiding-places, will very likely play "old gooseTime.-14 hour. Average cost, 1s. 3d. per
berry" with the fruit-trees. quart. Sufficient for 8 persons.
THE KITCHEN GARDEN. Note.-In summer, green peas, asparagus WHAT SEEDS to Sow AND VEGETABLES tops, French beans, &c., can be added. When TO PLANT.-A row of cauliflowers may be the vegetables are very strong, instead of frying planted this month, in addition to those which them in butter at first, they should be blanched, have already been planted, and the ground and afterwards simmered in the stock.
should be well stirred amongst the latter. A Potage Printanier, or Spring Soup.
further planting of potatoes may also be now
made, and the ground earthed-up round the INGREDIENTS.-t a pint of green peas, if in
earlier ones, taking care, at the same time, to season, a little chervil, 2 shredded lettuces, 2
remove all weeds. Such rows of peas and onions, a very small bunch of parsley, 2 oz. of
beans which had not previously been hoed and butter, the yolks of 3 eggs, 1 pint of water, staked, should now be attended to. Cabbages. seasoning to taste, 2 quarts of stock.
lettuces, celery, and other crops of this kind, Mode.- Put in a very clean stewpan the | which require it, should now be pricked or chervil, lettuces, onions, parsley, and butter, to planted out. Crops of vegetables to succeed 1 pint of water, and let them simmer till those already in the ground may now be sown, tender. Season with salt and pepper; when and, if not already done, a full potato and done, strain off the vegetables, and put two scarlet-runner crop may be planted. Endive thirds of the liquor they were boiled in to the and broccoli should also be sown. Carrots, stock. Beat up the yolks of the eggs with the parsnips, and onions should also be thoroughly other third, give it a toss over the fire, and at hoed, thinned out, and weeded, so that they the moniento serving, add this, with the vege may grow strongly and finely. At night and tables which you strained off, to the soup. early in the morning, snails and slugs should
Time.- of an hour. Average cost, ls. be carefully removed from all young lettuces, per quart. Sufficient for 8 persons.
cabbages, scarlet runners, and other vegetables, THE FASHIONS. We have just been inspecting the show-rooms FOR HEAD-DRESSER we have quite a change of our first houses, and will describe two or of style. The cachepeigne is no longer worn, three ont-door garments for the beginning of but the trimining is placed high at the top of the fine season. In the first place, for the the head, and very little at the back. For the country and sea-side, we saw a demi-saison morning, ribbon is much used. A pretty headmade of a thin grey cloth, in the form of a dress is made of three rosettes of ribbon to the jacket, with side-pieces. It had a narrow square front, with a rosette of black lace between collar bordered by a diminutive fancy trimming; each; a piece of ribbon then passes down each buttons in front as far as the waist; close side of the head, and finishes at the back with sleeves, with passementerie figuring a square a knot and two short ends. opening. The back was quite straight, without a seam down the middle; pockets in front, with
DESCRIPTION OF FASHION PLATE. passementerie round the openings.
1. WALKING DRESS. – Bonnet of white For a more dressy toilet, there was a man crape, with a bunch of feathers at the side, tilla forming a shawl, and trimmed with two and trimmed with white blonde. The front is deep fiounces, the lower one draped at the sides wide at the bottom, and rather flat at the top, by a bow of ribbon or gimp. The flounces with a full white cap in the inside. On the terminate in a point in front, and the ground right-hand side of the bonnet is a bunch of is decorated with two rows of gimp trimming. ostrich feathers, which should be so arranged as
As TO DRESSES, they are all triinmed at the to fall a little over the front of the bonnet, and bottom only. One of the prettiest we have the tips fastened in the cap. On the left hand, seen, intended for the spring season, had nine inside, is a bunch of green and white daisies. narrow flounces scarcely exceeding a nail in The curtain is formed of one piece of crape, and width. Just over the highest flounce, a row of is covered with a piece of blonde rather wider buttons begins and runs up to the top. The than the curtain, so that it just comes below body is plain and the waist short. The sleeves, all round. The strings are of plain white silk side, with an elbow, form a band just below ribbon, with a very narrow fancy edge of the the bend of the arm. A narrow frill is put on same colour. the revers. These sleeves are always accon.. Dress of white muslin, with a double shawl panied by large puffed muslin under-sleeves. of the same material. The dress has seven
Another dress has its flounces arranged in flounces, each one trimmed with small ruchings three groups; the bottom one consists of five, of green. The edge of the shawl is trimmed to the next of three, and the third of two. The correspond. sleeves are puffed and slashed, with a ribhon
2. WALKING Dress.—White silk bonnet, bow in each of the slashes. IN BALL DRESSES there is little novelty, for
bound with black velvet and trimmed with winter balls are alınost over, and summer balls
blonde and violet poppies. The front is bound have not begun.
with black velvet, covered with blonde. The Dresses are worn so long behind that they
curtain is made of black velvet, and trimmed form quite demi-trains, but in the front they
with blonde to correspond, and should be made are made only the ordinary length, just to
spreading. The crown is soft, and made of touch the ground.
white silk. Three violet poppies are arranged
on one side of the bonnet, rather forward, so A NEW TRIMMING for dresses we may here
that one of them comes into the cap. Full cap mention. It consists of rows of velvet squares
of white blonde, with white ribbon strings. round the skirt, each square touching at the
Dress with plain skirt in violet-coloured silk. corners. These squares are first cut in stiff
Black silk mantle, falling over the shoulders, muslin, and then covered with black velvet by
with two frills, the top one finished off by a turning over the edges and sewing on the
puffing of black silk. under side. The squares are then slip-stitched on to the dress. Smaller squares form a trim
3. DRESS FOR A LITTLE GIRL OF EIGHT ming for the sleeves, which are made large and OR NINE YEARS OF AGE.--Straw hat, with open. A small lace collar is worn with it, and turned-up edges, trimmed with green velvet. patled under-sleeves trimmed with lace.
A feather is fastened in the front, and falls over BOXXETS are worn rather large this season. to the back on the left side. slightly pointed in the front, raised at the top, Dress of pink and white striped material, projecting slightly over the face, and receding trimmed with strips of darker rose-coloured silk. at the side. White crape bonnets are exceed The body is three-quarters high, and is trimmed ingly fashionable. We may also mention a new with a berthe, which crosses in front. The trimming for bonnets: it consists of a straw sleeve forms a puff, with one frill; the waist is cbain, which may be looped on the bonnet in round, with a rose-coloured sash tied in front. any way that taste and fancy may dictate. The skirt is trimmed with three flounces. The They are also trimmed with a bow at the top, width of the rose-coloured silk on the berthe without ends.
and sleeves is an inch and a half; that on the Plain crinoline bonnets are very suitable for bottom flounce, three inches; on the middle one, the spring season, trimmed with black lace and two inches and a half, and on the top one, two some bright shade of ribbon- pink is very inches. The drawers are trimmed with muslin fashionable, also Eugénie blue and maize, embroidery.
creature, and I love you mightily-but you hare a mother!" "And she has a mother," answered the Duchess of Manchester, who was all spirit, justice, and honour, and could not suppress sudden truth. In these days, as you suggest, we are not so outspoken; it is ill. bred, remember, either to argne, suggest a contradiction, or have a mind of your own.
STAR-GAZKR-"The Poetry of the Months," you J. PCRR.-Our corre.
will see, is commenced in this number. Poems on spondent, not a young lady,
" June" will be printed in the June number; on we think, is in a terrible fright “July," in July, and so on. Each paper should be about our going to war with sent to the office on or before the 5th of the month
France, or France going to war preceding that in which the poems will be printed. with us. She thinks, she says, if we have
ENQCIRER.-Mr. Augustus Mayhow, whose graceno objection, that the first is the best; by ful fun we don't wonder at your admiring, will con. which we fancy she means that we had
tribute a series of papers, under the title of “Mrs. better go to war in France. Yes, that Letts's Diary. Iucluding the opinions of a young certainly would be the better plan; for no
and tender wife, Edited by a lady of thirty years' Englishman or English woman would like to vast experience. Prepared for the press by Augustus see Napoleon's Zouaves, and the Chasseurs de Mayhew."
Vincennes, qnartered in the pleasant corn. Emma E. - You like, of course, to be “in the fields of Sussex, or turning the Kentish hop-poles
fashion." No young lady of sense and position Into tent-poles. And then, too, terrible question
wishes to be unlike her sisters and her cousins. It - most terrible of all questions, where would isn't in human nature that she should. In reply to our ladies get, how could they get, when could your query respecting bonnets, we have to say that they get, that without which we are perfectly
the reisn of small bonnets is extinct; that dynasty assured that no young maid, or middle-aged is dethroned to give way to much larger sized ones, matron, could do without-the Paris fashions; es which come considerably forward over the head, pecially now they have once seen them engraved, and have a somewhat "coal.scuttle" appearance in printed, and painted so beautifully in this magazine ? front, whilo the back of the bonnet is composed of No, Miss J. Purr (does she mean j'ai peur ?), the
& "loose crown." So, if a young gentleman giren force of fashion alone, we believe, and the immense to punning asks you to lend him five shillings, you interests connected with the ENGLISYWoman's can't now be able to reply that you haven't a loose DOMESTIC MAGAZINE, would keep this nation from crown about you. Mothers, therefore, beware! a war with France. This is in entire confidence: Ava S.-We agree with you in thinking that the but we hereby give each of our readers permission horrid little London boys are a very great nuisance to impart the secret to her husband, brother, or
indeed: but we fear Sir Peter Laurie, with all his lover (yes), so that he inay take it into account alderman's horses and all his alderman's men, caui't in his next operations on the Stock Exchange, put them down. That the amplitude of your crinoand, as a return for the information, present her line should have been treated, as you say, by : with a new silk dress (now the duty is off, they don't number of little boys, posted at regular distances cost much) and a set of the eight volumes of the in Chancery-lane, as they would have treated their ENGLISH WOMAN'S DOMESTIC MAGAZINE already pub. common iron hoops, is too much for us to bear. We lished.
hope you will have more mercy on our nerves in GEORGIANA.-Be kind enough to send your real future than to tell us of such horrible war-whoops. name and address. These must always accompany MARIAN HIETBERIDGE. - We shall be happy to every letter, not necessarily for publication, but as receive the selections from yonr album, and hope a pledge of the good faith of the writer.
others of our friends will grant us a peep into some MILLICENT TURNBULL. — “Wayside Weeds and of their treasures in this way; for we are convinced Forest Flowers" will be commenced in our next that clever jeux d'esprit and interesting impromptus number. The first part will be devoted to direc
are lying perdus in the pages of many a young lady's tions for collecting, examining, drying, and pre album. Open their beauties to the world, fair serving wild flowers.
readers, and be generous in extending to the thou. CAROLINE. - You are not quite right in your sands who read the ENLISIWOMAN's DOMESTIC estimate of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Her MAGAZINE that which has hitherto charmed but a beauty was always of the scornful and imperious small circle. What you allude to, we fancy, are the kind, and her features and air announced nothing that
| lines written by the poet Campbell to 3 young lady her temper did not confirm ; both together, her beauty who asked hini to write something original" for and temper, enslaved her heroic lord, who, though her album. so great a general in the field, was as nothing in
An original something, fair maid, you would win me his own house. One of her principal charms was a
To write-but bow shall I begin? prodigious abundance of fine fair hair. One day, at
For I fear I have nothing original in me her toilette, being in anger with him, she cut off her commanding tresses and flung them in his face.
Excepting Original Sin. Nor did her insolence stop there, nor stop till it had
If the selections from your album are not less totally estranged and worn out the patience of the
clever than the above, we think you may depend poor Queen, her mistress. The Duchess was often
on seeing them in print. seen to give her Majesty her fan and gloves, and MRS. GORE (Reading).-We admit that that is a turn away her own head, as if the Queen had offen. part of the newspaper which we always avoid, for sive smells. Incapable of due respect to her supe. we cannot own to any liking for reading of the riors, it was no wonder she treated her children and brutal murders which, it is a strange thing to obinferiors with supercilious contempt. Her eldest serve, so many of the weaker sex prefer to become daughter, the Countess Godolphin, and she were acquainted with. You speak in your letter of an long at variance, and never, indeed, reconciled. act of coolness, but we don't think it is equal to With her youngest daughter, the Duchess of Mon what occurred in the case of a footman of Lord trose, old Saralı, as Walpole calls her, agreed as Dacre, who was hanged, as nearly as possible, a ill. “I wonder," said the Duke of Marlborongh hundred years ago, for murdering his fellowserto them, “that you cannot agree, you are sovant, the butler. George Selwyn had a great hand much alike." (That was the reason they could in bringing him to confess his crime, and you may not, we should say.) or her granddaughter, the imagine the coolness of the wretch from the fact Duchess of Manchester, daughter of the Duchess that, as he was writing his confession, he stopped at of Montagu, she affected to be fond. One day she “I murd ," and asked, “How do you spell said to her, “ Duchess of Manchester, you are a good murdered ?"