Domestic Duties, Or, Instructions to Young Married Ladies, on the Management of Their Households, and the Regulations of Their Conduct in the Various Relations and Duties of Married Life

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J. & J. Harper, 1829 - 408 páginas

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Página 179 - These vessels being perfect cylinders, about a foot each in height, stand very conveniently upon each other, and thus present the means of preserving a large quantity of fruit in a very small room ; and if the spaces between the top of one vessel and the base of another, be filled with a cement composed of two parts of the curd of skimmed milk and one of lime, by which the air will be excluded, the later kinds of Apples and Pears will be preserved with little change in their appearance, and without...
Página 173 - ... be old. The feet of a goose are pliable when the bird is fresh killed, and dry and stiff when it has been killed some time. Geese are called green till they are two or three months old. DUCKS should be chosen by the feet, which should be supple; and they should also have a plump and hard breast. The feet of a tame duck are yellowish, those of a wild one reddish. PIGEONS should always be eaten while they are fresh; when they look flabby and discolored about the under part, they have been kept...
Página 167 - ... the meat is seldom very good. The grain of cow-beef is closer, the fat whiter, and the lean scarcely so red as that of ox-beef. When you see beef, of which the fat is hard and skinny, and the lean of a deep red, you may be...
Página 191 - BALM, MINT, AND OTHER TEAS. These are simple infusions, the strength of which can only be regulated by the taste. They are made by putting either the fresh or the dried plants into boiling water in a covered vessel, which should be placed near the fire for an hour. The young shoots both of balm and of mint are to be preferred, on account of their strong aromatic qualities. These infusions may be drunk freely in feverish and in various other complaints, in which diluents are recommended. Mint tea,...
Página 29 - It is, therefore, not among the least of the duties incumbent on the heads of families, to place in their view such examples as are worthy their imitation. But these examples, otherwise praiseworthy, should neither be rendered disagreeable, nor have their force diminished by any accompaniment of ill-humour. Rather, by the happiness and comfort resulting from our conduct towards our domestics, should they be made sensible of the beauty of virtue and piety. What we admire, we often strive to imitate...
Página 169 - SALMON should have a fine red flesh and gills ; the scales should be bright, and the whole fish firm. Many persons think that salmon is improved by keeping a day or two ; but, in London, this precaution is unnecessary. That which is caught in the Thames is considered the finest, though there can scarcely be better fish than the Severn salmon.
Página 58 - ... essential in the presence of the female sex. But in the present age, when temperance is a striking feature in the character of a gentleman ; and when delicacy of conduct towards the female sex has increased with the esteem in which they are 'now held, on account of their superior education and attainments, the early withdrawing of the ladies from the dining-room is to be deprecated; as it prevents much conversation which might afford gratification and amusement, both to the ladies and the gentlemen....

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