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1879 Antique Victorian House Cookery Society Fashion Decor Family + Cook Book For Sale

1879 Antique Victorian House Cookery Society Fashion Decor Family + Cook Book

Fantastic Antique VICTORIAN Household COOKERY and DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Book in FIRST EDITION! Title page reads:

THE COMPLETE HOME:

AN

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DOMESTIC LIFE AND AFFAIRS.

THE HOUSEHOLD,

IN ITS

Foundation, Order, Economy, Beauty, Healthfulness, Emergencies,

Methods, Children, Literature, Amusements, Religion,

Friendship, Manners, Hospitality, Servants,

Industry, Money , and History.

A Volume of Practical Experiences Popularly Illustrated.

BY

MRS. JULIA McNAIR WRIGHT.

“O fortunate, O happy day,

When a new household takes its birth,

And rolls on its harmonious way

Among the myriad homes of earth.”

-LONGFELLOW

J. C. McCURDY & CO., PUBLISHERS

PHILADELPHIA, PA.,

CINCINNATI, O., CHICAGO, ILL., ST. LOUIS, MO.

First Edition 1979 with mustard colored cloth boards, gilt title on front and spine, Victorian binding, gilt pages edges on three sides, beveled edges on front and back boards.

Majority of text block is sound and tight with a few loose spots where threads can be seen. The first six pages up until the start of the Contents pages, along with the last three pages starting in the Index, are very loose and partly detached, and the front board has a cracked hinge.Pages, however, in overall very good condition with minimal foxing, no observed writing, minimal occasional spots or stains, only a very few small folded page corners. Tissue guards are present with discoloration and a few tears in tissue guards only, illustrations in very good condition with no damage.

The front board and spine are loose. Condition of exterior is worn with rubbing and wear to the cover, spine and cloth boards, with extra wear along the edges and corners. Gilt page edges are a worn, but retain much of the gold and shine. Photos limited, can provide additional if requested.

CONTENTS:

Chapter I: AUNT SOPHRONIA – Her opinions – Her nieces – Offers of marriage – The Building of a Home – Some modern misses’ opinions – Have we capital enough to marry? – What is this capital? – The rock on which the Home foundation rests – What is the Corner-Stone of Home? – The need of good health to make a Home happy – When young persons should resolve upon celibacy – Man builds his Home from without, woman from within – Intimate knowledge of character requisite to a safe engagement – Long and short engagements – What is more important than a trousseau? A couple may marry on small means – Let there be NO DEBTS – The necessity of some fixed means of making a livelihood – The importance of a thorough knowledge of Housekeeping – No Home safe without this – It is equal to a large cash capital – Thorough Housekeeping a fine art – Economy – Micawber financiering – Capacity for self-denial – Begin moderately – Value of knowing how to sew, make, mend, cut, fit – Burns’ house-mother – Excellence of culture – Need of good temper in the Home – Home our Treasure House – Are two better than one? – Look the future in the face – Count the cost – Make no leap in the dark – A well-portioned Bride – Two weddings – A Benediction on the Home.

Chapter II: ORDER – TIME-SAVING – A suitable age for marriage – What one should study – When to study music or art – A young wife’s studies – How to have time for everything – A wedding gift – The great time-saver – Dangers of Disorder – How to manage work – Helen’s domestic management – Is mistress or maid to blame for disorder? – How a young woman arranged her work – Important hints on dress – A word on good manners – A morning call – A new method of sending clothes to the wash – When to mend clothes – How to wash lace and embroidery – A disorderly house-mother – A place for everything – A pleasant sitting-room – A window-garden – A well-arranged kitchen – How a young woman can best economize in her kitchen – How to get time for charity work – When to do the fall and spring sewing – The House-cleaning – Order in individuals – Order in a farm-house – A model farmer’s wife – Preparedness for emergencies – Cousin Ann’s method of doing her house-work – A time for everything – A place for everything – The month, week, day, hour, minute for various kinds of work – Don’t crowd work – A daughter’s best dowry.

Chapter III: ECONOMY – THE POUNDS AND PENCE – Ashamed of economy – How shall we begin to economize? – Reducing a servant’s wages – Economy and charity – The seamstress’ view of hard times – How working-people should meet hard times – Where people begin their economies – Servants and employers – Needful rise and fall in wages – Fit expenses to your station in life – Don’t blush at wearing CALICO – What constitutes a lady? – Rights of masters and employes – How to meet a reduced income – The real cost of a new silk dress – Need and pride – Pride a hard master – Little savings and little wastings – Losing a hundred one-dollar bills – Paying for breakages – What servants have no right to expect – Making-over dresses – Making-over neck-ties – To clean silk, velvet and merino – Economizing on the table – A soup relish – Cheese and parsley – Ashamed of economy or ashamed of extravagance – Making the best of what we have on hand – Aimless savings – What to do with old clothes – Ten dollars, worth of clothes for one dollar – “Jumping in a bucket” – A genius for House-keeping – A mother’s meeting – CHARITY PAYS – Foreign economy – Americans are extravagant – Why? – Extravagance in coffee-making – Rich French-men and poor Americans – Foreign Housekeeping – Saving in fuel – Buying in littles – Keeping meats and vegetables sweet – Manner of keeping milk and butter cool – Neatness in pantries – A home-made refrigerator – Charcoal, cold water, ad a bit of netting – Ammonia and plaster of Paris – A useful present – Economy honorable.

Chapter IV: CHILDREN – THEIR RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES – Position of children in a Home – Variety in training – Mistakes of good people – When to begin training – What is a child’s first lesson? – Teach a child patience – How to teach children to cry softly – Noise – Quiet needful to young children – Causes of summer diseases – Dangers in nurse-maids – How children are treated by maids – Dangers of baby-carts – What to require in a nurse-maid – Don’t burden your little daughter – An over-worked child – What every mother should do for her own child – English nurses – Teaching children engaging manners – Teach the child to be generous – Errors and crimes – Obedience – Truth – Generosity – Respect for authority – Early good habits – Common-sense – Worth of the will – Rules and rights – Variety in penalty – Accidents – Teaching a boy o raise a dinner – speech – Truthfulness – Teasing – Firmness – A root of dishonesty – “Mother? can’t I go fishing?” – Teasing Anna – Care of a child’s hair – Children plainly – Answering children’s questions – Encouraging a love of natural history – Mothers must read – Destructiveness and constructiveness – Obedience – Plato.

Chapter V: SICKNESS AND WICKEDNESS – A grain of sense – Where diseases rise – Our bodies should be cherished – Too much and too little physical culture – The care of Household health woman’s work – Why Mrs. Black’s family were ill – Use of flannel – Thick shoes – Loose clothes – Exercise – Sunshine – A fine bed-room and a healthful bed-room – Beauty and health – The housekeeper is the health-keeper – Care of the garret – Care of the cellar – Cellar and parlor – Drains – Danger of refuse suds – Spores of disease – The germ theory – Use of sal-soda – Sink-pipes – Dangers of decay – House walls – Dish-cloths – Pot-closets – Cisterns – The eyes of Argus – How to have a healthful Home – A farm-home scene – How shall we have healthy children? – Dr. Guthrie on long life – Value of good rules – Cousin Ann’s tea-party – The sleep of children – A child’s food – When to eat – Care of a child’s sight – Infant’s toys – Care of a child’s feet – Care of beds – Exercise and play – Seats and pillows – Preventing curved legs – Baths – Boys’ sports – What is proper for girls – Nursing the sick – Helpless women – Choosing a sick-room – How to furnish it –Value of a fire-place – Escaping infection – Manufacturing conveniences for a sick-room – Make it cheerful – Make a closet – A model nurse – Her dress – Her manners – Her authority – Sympathy – A nurse’s duties – Harmony between nurse and physician – How to sweep – How to put on coal – Morning cares – Too much medicine-taking – Take care of the beginning of disease – A case in point – Another case – Never trifle with disease – Food for Invalids – A neatly served meal – How to poach an egg – How to bake an apple – Have a sick-room note-book – Variety – Forget nothing – Neatness – A beautiful dish – A Salad – Salad dressing – Sandwiches – Tea relish – Best way of raosting meat – Sleeplessness – Sleep a gift of God.

Chapter VI: HOME ADORNMENT –Building the walls of Home – What finishes the wall – Good taste – Beauty important in a Home – Cash value of beauty - How to ornament a country Home – Children who love Home are inexpensive in habits – Why our young folks often hate the farm – Secret of hard times – Where national wealth lies – Farm-lands should be more productive – Fertility of Palestine – Egypt – Chaldea –Why Cousin Ann’s boys love the farm – Youth craves beauty – Beauty is cheap – A good start in life – How children can create Home beauty – Wonderful boys and a wonderful mother – How a Home increased in money value – Hester a housekeeper – How a poor girl made her Home beautiful – A beautiful western cabin - Good taste creative – How to find time for beauty – Winter ornaments – Dining-table ornaments – Value of a tasteful table – A centre-piece – Bouquets – A hanging lamp – How to arrange a table – Worth of little things – Care of table-cloths – Always a way to get on – Trimming dishes – ornamenting a boiled ham – Cold meat – Stewed meat – Serving boiled eggs – Sandwiches – Costliness is not beauty – Fancy napkins – An ugly parlor – What is needful to a beautiful room – Beauty and eyesight – Care of the eyes – How to escape colds – Preventing croup – Loftiness of beauty – Prime elements of beauty – How to buy furniture and carpets – Make comfort an aim – Care of furniture – Give children low seats – Do not crowd furniture – Let us help others to find beauty – Children’s rooms – Servants’ rooms – Visiting the sick and poor – An invalid’s window – The power of beauty – An elegant screen – Ornamenting glass – Painted windows – A beautiful basket – Home decorations.

Chapter VII: INDUSTRY IN THE HOME – Books – A call from Miss Black – Finding something to do – People and their work – Work a duty – A maiden lady of means finds work – Shat Miss Black does – Helping servants – What ought girls to do ? – Housework should be learned – Are you making Home happy? – Duty of parents to train children to industry – Home a centre of activity – A family well trained – A habit, and an object – Well-directed industry – Making industry pay – We should study our children – Working for the future – Give children a share in work and profit – Boys’ help in the house – A nice pair of lads – Work of pride – Work for the lazy – Fretting over work – Unsystematic work – Killed by fuss – Rest in the evening – Evening work – Sabbath rest – Holiday rest – Rest in change of work – Disease from indolence – Vigor rises from labor – Saving and earning – Escaping doctors’ bills – Hire your seamstress – Getting a summer seamstress – Two little children at work – Mischievous children – Work for a small boy – Teaching boys a trade – Every girl’s trade – Success from diligence – Model family.

Chapter VIII: LITERATURE IN THE HOME – How to improve a Home – Homes and books – Value of newspapers – A farmer’s opinion of papers – An evening scene – On a stock-farm – Brought up on books – A favorite book – Scrap=books – Begin at the beginning – Train for the future – An age of books – Hugh Miller’s first library – Dickens’ first library – Child’s books – Sabbath books – How children are taught to love the Bible – Pilgrims’ Progress – How to lead children on in literature – Cultivating a love of science – What to read – We must and will read – History – Biography – Travels – Explorations – Poetry – When to read Milton and Shakespeare – Essays – Scientific reading – When to read novels – What novels – The most valuable book – Reading in the line of our work – What lawyers, doctors, and farmers should read – Fred’s four scrap-books – What Thomas and Belinda thought – A letter on what not to read – Good and evil of the press – We never forget – Books form our habits of thought – Do not read what lessens strength, or robs of earnestness or reverence – Do not read secular books on Sabbath – Do not read what you desire to hide – Do not read from foolish curiosity – When to read – Saving moments – Books in parlors – Reading saves from dissipation – Systematic reading – Morning and evening reading – What to do Saturday evening – Reading and kitchen work – The benefit of a Literary Society – How to read – Rules for reading – Learn what you can about authors – Study what you read – Don’t be discouraged – What Hugh Miller says – Dr. Guthrie’s opinions – The morals of the Icelanders – Studious working people – Welsh workers – Seneca’s remarks on education – Choosing books for children – We must crowd out evil reading – No excuse for being without books – Lay up a book fund – A home without books.

Chapter IX: ACCIDENTS IN THE HOME – How to meet an accident – Presence of mind – Dr. John Brown, of Edinburgh, on presence of mind – Value of this quality – Its elements – Instilling children with courage – Boys and bugs – Belinda at a wedding – A mortifying act – A little girl’s presence of mind – Fred and the fire – Better to act than to scream – Cutting a blood-vessel – Screaming murder – The child in the well – Martha’s wisdom – Mentor’s advice to Telemaque – A finger cut off – A burnt arm – A remedy for burns – Accidents by fire – Careless us of kerosene – Of powder – A lesson – Care of lamps – Of fires – Of ashes – Kindling-wood left on the stove – Clothes drying – Dangers of hot ashes – Peter Stuyvesant’s fire-law – Carelessness with matches – Insurance does not cover loss – Fighting fire – Danger from falls – Glass or cinder in the eye – A dog-bite – Sunstroke – A mad dog – Fear of horses – Child on fire – A child choking – Choking on thimbles – Dye in cloth – Antidotes for poison – Screaming and incapacity – Never frighten a child – Careless nurse.

Chapter X: RELIGION IN THE FAMILY – He did not believe in religions – Morals and religion – The state and religion – The Sabbath question – Religion the basis of laws – Sanctity of the family – Family founded on the Bible – How the Bible approves its origin – The family and the state – Religion and crime – Piety and pauperism – Religion and independence – A family anniversary – Home-building for eternity – Every-day religion – Why cultivate family piety – The comfort of religion – The finest inheritance – Religion in Cousin Ann’s Home – A Sabbath well spent – Family worship – No unkind criticisms – An irreligious family – Helen’s Sabbath instructions – Bunyan’s Mr. Talkative – A church-going habit – Religion while travelling – Citizenship in Heaven – Danger of late hours – Parental vigilance – The family guide-book – A word from Plato.

Chapter XI: HOSPITALITY IN THE HOME: A garden of roses – The queen of social virtues – Varieties in hospitality – Ostentatious hospitality – Spasmodic – Nervous – Mr. Smalley’s hospitality – Common-sense hospitality – Hospitality without apology – Biblical hospitality – Selfish hospitality - Excessive hospitality – Elegant hospitality – The right kind of hospitality – A sewing society discussion – What our minister said – Bible instances – Plainness in hospitality – Manners of guests – As good as a sermon – A home view of hospitality – A guest-room – The mother’s room – Abuse of hospitality – Mountain cabin – A western settler’s Home – Good Samaritan deeds – The poor – A remarkable instance – Valuable thoughts – Decrease of hospitality – Old-time manners – A singular incident – Choicest form of rural hospitality.

Chapter XII: FRIENDSHIPS IN THE HOME - Boys in the street – Dangerous playmates – A child is a social animal – Responsibility of mothers – Gold, silver, and brass training – Bringing Tom to order – Friends are a necessity of our nature – A young girl’s companion – Our minister’s sermon on friendship – Sympathy in opinions - Dangers of evil company – Youth has strange grounds o f choice – Safety of brothers – Country Homes – Entertain your son’s friends – Mrs. Black’s despair – A wicked child – Mutual aid – Aunt Sophronia’s party – Life-long friendships – Grounds of friendship – Women’s friendships – Men’s friendships – Friendships of men and women.

Chapter XIII: VALUE OF GOOD MANNERS – How to learn good manners – Books on etiquette – Cash value of elegant manners – What Emerson says – Train early in good manners – Little children’s manners – Manliness of good manners – Advice to a boy – Good manners in conversation – Kindness creates courtesy – How to teach children good manners – Dr. Guthrie on manners – French manners – Manners to our servants – To our children – Life’s small change – A polite young man – Cousin Ann’s rules – Virtue of reverence – Where taught – Manners of the present age – Saucy literature – Why we exalt the past – A good boy to his mother – Manners at meals – Farm-house tables – Take time for meals – Children and company – Shy children – Forward children – Cultivate children’s manners – Old-fashioned courtesies – Politeness to mothers – What not to do - Waiting on sisters – Be sincere – Be sympathetic – Be self-forgetful – Be thoughtful – Cultivate conversation – Politeness the sum of littles – Home deserves good manners – Be pleasant in the morning – Little sins – Be modest – A model girl – Accept reproof kindly – Chesterfield’s opinion – Courtesy the flower of Home.

Chapter XIV: METHODS OF DOING WORK – Causes of insanity – Insanity and over-work – Why is there over-work? – Religious insanity – Indolence and insanity - Over-work and under-rest – Work is a blessing – Dangers of ignorance – Value of resting – Needless work – Hard common-sense – The sewing machine – Saving hours – Different ways of doing the same work – John Rocheford’s story of pancakes – How to get supper – Knowing how to do it – Fear of seeming lazy – We are all a little mad! – Reason applies to baking, boiling, and dish-washing – Unfairly distributed work – Dr. Curwen’s opinion – Rest by change of work – Over-taxed house-mothers – Need of perfect quiet – Ned of firmness – Sleep – Food – Don’t bear imaginary burdens – How to clean an oil-cloth – To clean off rust – Cleaning knives – Shells for cleaning pots – Cleaning tins – Paper for cleaning – Keeping a stove clean – Paper for glass cleaning – Care of silver – Care of iron utensils – How to sweep a room – Care of carpets – Irving’s Dutch housewife – Let need for the rule – Washing – Babies cross on Monday! – Why we have broken-down women – Cleaning lace curtains – Excellent recipes.

Chapter XV: THE UNITY OF THE HOME – The Home is a unit – A rope of sand – A false Home – Dangers of secrets between man and wife Oneness of aim – Inform children of family affairs – Confidence between parents and children – “Women’s extravagance” – HELPMEET – A criminal’s confession – A newspaper paragraph – Concealment is criminal – The marriage service – The Doctor in “Stepping Heavenward” = A deceived young man – Hiding purchases – Miriam’s opinions – Relations-in-law – Time an avenger – Mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law – An Arab proverb – Need each family live alone? – Paying family debts – Attention to the old and aged mother – A large family – A step-mother – Excellent testimony – Dangers of partiality – Maiden aunts – Whittier’s maiden aunt – A step-mother’s position – Her duty – Her rights – Her disadvantages – Love and duty – False accusations – My cousin’s step-mother – A motherless family – A silly prejudice – Children’s manners to each other – Unjust charges – Quarrels – Miriam’s children settling a family dispute – A loving family – Keeping birth-days – Yearly holidays – Thanksgiving day – Jean Ingelow’s thought – Scriptural view – Responsibilities of parents – Law of rebound – Wedding days – A thirtieth anniversary – A fine farm – Which is dearer, child or grandchild?

Chapter XVII: ATTENTION TO DRESS – Belinda and her new gown – Do we think too much about dress? – The duty of thinking about dress - Authorities on dress – Certain odd fashions – Belinda’s views – Paul’s precepts – Dressing the hair – Hearing a sermon – How we think too much of dress – Selfishness in dress – The dressy daughter – Reason and common-sense in dress – Vast importance of dress – Dress as it regards heath, honesty, charity – We must THINK about dress – Fashion tried by laws of common-sense – Ear-rings – Beauty of the ear – Frizzes – The human head – How to care for the hair – How to dress it – The hair in its Home appearance – Oriental and western fashions – High-heeled boots – Their dangers – Affecting the spine – Injury to the eyes – Insanity – Chinese and American absurdities – The mania for compression – The waist – Evil effects of tight-lacing on the appearance – Artists and the natural figure – Hindering a figure – Long trains – Modesty and immodesty in dress – Walking dresses – Great underlying principles – Dress as I adds to Home comfort – Carelessness in dressing children in winter – An extravagant woman – An untidy woman – Dress and health – Under-flannels – Care of the feet – Cover the head – Lightness in dress – Fashions for children - Questions in buying dress – Dress and honesty – Begging fine dress – Train children to honest judgments about dress – Sumptuary laws – Curious laws on dress – Beauty and taste in dress – Husbands, lovers and sons – Few clothes, but good ones – Rules of beauty – What dress suits large and small people – Colors for dark and fair folks – Dress for small companies – For children’s parties – For church – Durable goods – Flowers as ornaments – Ribbons – Jewelry – Too splendid articles.

Chapter XVIII: MISTRESSES AND SERVANTS –Importance of a servant’s position – The Home reaches beyond itself – Inefficient servants – Creating paupers – Positive and negative losses – In a family and not of it – The Home-tie for servants – The common womanhood – Mrs. Black’s expression – Miss Sophronia’s opinion – Frequent change of servants – Trusting our servants – Cultivating trustworthiness – A model mistress – Good rules – An old proverb – A servant in distress – A little love-story – Permit no negligence – No disobedience – Allowing visitors – “Followers “ – Need of advice – Unjustly particular – The servant-girl’s guardian – What hiring a maid means – A brutal maid – A generous maid – Servants’ instruction – Their rooms – A grateful servant – Politeness – See that children treat servants kindly - Kitchen conveniences – Good example and good advice – A thrifty woman – Mending household linen – Be ruled by principle – Encouragement – Incentive – Praise – Warnings – Good mistress, good maid – Dangers of housekeepers’ ignorance – A fashion of complaint – Keeping too many servants – A new way of increasing efficiency – Decision – Care of brooms – What a servant may be – My servant – A wise servant – Her library – Martha contrives a filter – How to save sugar – Caring for servants’ comfort – Three maiden ladies – A widely extended charity.

Chapter XIX: A YOUNG MAN WHO EXPECTS TO MARRY - A deep question – The secret of Home happiness – Conscientiousness – A surprise party – The subject of the evening – How to buy furniture – Buy for use – Kitchen furniture – Choice of furniture – How to buy a carpet – Harmony in furnishing – How to study EFFECT – A compliment to a lady – How to make furniture – How to make a chair – A table – A sofa – Window-curtains – Shades – Divans – How to make a bracket – A toilette table – A lounge – How to make a paper-carpet – A French author’s view – How to maintain the happy Home – Care of furniture – How to destroy a Home – How to discourage a man – How really happy children played – Small ways of destroying Home – Courtesy in the happy Home – Punctuality – A punctual housewife – Dinner to the minute – Keep calm tempers – Have enough to eat – A proper family-table – Where we waste and save – How NOT to cook beef – How to use cold meat – Cheap varieties of food – Foresight in housekeeping – How to make a luncheon – Need of lunch – A mid-day meal – A late supper - How to give a small dinner-party – How to set the table – How to arrange the dining-room – The two chief elements of a dinner-party – Salad for fish – How to cook potatoes – Nuts and salt – Calmness – Ease – No haste – Dinners without wines – Calculation – A model house-wife – House-plants – Causes and treatment of their diseases – How to keep air moist – Care of frosted plants – Let children share their cultivation – Music in the Home – Reading aloud – What is good reading – The art of telling a story well – Tale-telling at meals.

Chapter XX: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVIL HOMES – A Christmas week – Christmas the Home feast – The first form of the Home – Patriarchal life – Servants – The encampment – Their occupations – Diversions – Music – Dress – Jewels – Food – Princesses as cooks – Hospitality – The Classic Home – Description of Roman house – Foundations – Draperies – Heating – Ventilating – Draining – Ancient family worship – Books – Slaves – Dress – A Roman dinner – The Roman table – Cooking utensils – Family life – Holiday amusements – The successors of Roman civilization – The Celt and his Home – Character of the Celts – Their places of worship – Beehive huts – Celtic cookery – How they buried their dead – Saxons and their Homes – A Saxon tomb – Sources of information – The Jews as architects – Saxon houses – THE BOARD – Fuel – Larder – Lights – Tumblers – Saxon babies – Occupations – Amusements – Education – Guests – Marriage relations – Our names for food – Bed-rooms – Parlors – Naughty dames – Clothes as heirlooms – Early English furniture – Western cabins – Indian wigwam.

Chapter XXI: MODEL HOME – Plato’s letter – The sanctity of marriage – Immortality of the Home – Its divine origin – Bishop of Winchester on marriage – Building a house – General principles – Position – Frame work – Place for bed-rooms and kitchen – Chimneys - Closets – Beware of fires – Cisterns and filters – Open fires – Furnaces – Color of walls – Paper – Color in furnishing – Decisive hues – The surroundings of a Home – Rustic furniture – Gardens – Convenient houses - Use of Homes – Families – Too large families – Home comfort – Religion – Extension of Home influence – Home blessing.

Chapter XXII: THINGS THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW – Soup-making and serving – Meats and their cooking – Game – Fish – Frying and roasting – Vegetables – Cleaning and cooking – Good recipes for – When to us – What to use – Made dishes – Side dishes – Two hundred ways to cook an egg – As many ways of cooking a tomato – Cooking for children – For the sick – Puddings – Cakes – Something to please children – How to make candy – Desserts – How to clean and repair clothes and furniture – Cleaning silk – Cloth – Furs – How to make household linen last long – How to make candy – Desserts – How to save – Poisons and their antidote – Fits and fainting – How to meet accidents – Hysteria – Care of children – Amusements in the Home – Safe games – Exercise – Gardening – Drains and sewers – Care and cure of diphtheria – Gas and gas poisoning – Plumbing – Smoke-houses – Cellars – Management – Economy.

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