1879 Victorian Family Home Design Decor Antique Cookbook Household Etiquette Old


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Topics, Advice, Recipes, Etc. in this Book (Partial Only, See Full Contents Below): Victorian Antique House Home Household Hints Housekeeping Social Etiquette Domestic Servants Management Cooking Recipes Cookery Cookbook Child Rearing Home Décor Furnishing Nursemaids Health Beauty Dress Corset Corsetry Home Industry Books Housecleaning Household Economy Mothers Children Parenting Bedroom Home Adornment Decoration Interior Design Beauty Victorian Screens Painted Windows Table Ornaments Work Indolence Reading Books Scrapbooks Lamps Religion Religious Worship Church Good Hospitality Society Proper Manners Friendship Conversation Saucy Literature Stoves Cleaning Glass Silver Family Finances Dress Hair Appearance Extravagance Dresses Gowns Flattering Figure Jewelry Servant Mistress Maid Marriage Furniture Carpet Curtains Dinner Parties Ancient Homes Medieval Homes Model Homes Rustic Gardens Cooking Recipes Soups Vegetables Meats Side Dishes Fish Seafood Game Cakes Pies Doughnuts Puddings Dumplings Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sauces Candy Confectionery Household Receipts Remedies Smoke Houses

THE COMPLETE HOME: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Life and Affairs. The Household In Its Foundation, Order, Economy, Beauty, Healthfulness, Emergencies, Methods, Children, Literature, Amusements, Religion, Friendships, Manners, Hospitality, Servants, Industry, Money, and History. A Volume of Practical Experiences Popularly Illustrated. By Mrs. Julia McNair Wright. Published in 1879 by Charles Drew, New York. 9” x 6” decorative cloth binding. Illustrated with full-page color plates. 584 pages, with index.

Condition: GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. Exterior as shown in photo, with some wear at corners and spine ends. Front inner hinge cracked. Text block solid. Text is clean and complete, very little foxing. No torn, loose or missing pages. A good example of this rare and very collectible 139-year-old book.

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DESCRIPTION:

Here is an informative, richly detailed and beautifully illustrated guide to Victorian living – everything a young woman of the late 1870s would need to know to run a fashionable, respectable household and raise a virtuous and well-mannered family.

The Preface clearly states the book’s purpose:

This Book — the product of years of careful investigation, of actual experiences, and of a profound veneration for the Divinely instituted Home — undertakes to show how every sound man and woman may safely marry, how every family may have a competence, how every home may go on from good to better, and how each household may be not only gladsome in itself, but a spring of strength and safety to the country at large.

This book treats of the individual as set in Households: it regards the household as a unit in its affections, aims, success. The rights, duties, privileges, preferences of every member of the family are discussed. The Home itself, in its practical working, its food, clothing and shelter, its earnings, savings and spendings, its amusements, industries and culture, will be found faithfully portrayed.

Home décor, well-appointed rooms, management of servants, household hints, cooking recipes, child-rearing, nursemaids, personal dress (including the dangers of a tightly-laced corset), health and beauty, home industry, what kinds of books to read, entertaining guests, how to manage in hard times … all of this and more is discussed in this enlightening volume by Miss Julia McNair Wright, the Martha Stewart of the Victorian age.

CONTENTS ARE:

CHAPTER ONE: 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 TWO: 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 I'lanners * 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 THREE – 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 wasting * 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 Frenchmen 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, and a bit of netting * Ammonia and plaster of Paris * A useful present * Economy honorable

CHAPTER FOUR – CHILDREN – THEIR RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES: 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 * Care of a babe's food * Frightening children * How to treat terror in a 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 to raise a dinner * Clean speech * Truthfulness * Teasing * Firmness * A root of dishonesty * "Mother! can't I go fishing?" * Teasing Anna * Care of a child's hair * Developing a child's beauty * A handsome family * Elements of beauty * Clothe children plainly * Answering children's questions * Encouraging a love of natural history * Mothers must read * Destructiveness and constructiveness * Obedience * Plato

CHAPTER FIVE – 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 * Making 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 roasting meat * Sleeplessness * Sleep a gift of God

CHAPTER SIX – 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 oi 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 SEVEN – 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 * What 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 not an end * What is the end ? * How work injures * Fierce work * 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 EIGHT – LITERATURE IN THE HOME: 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 woik * 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 NINE – ACCIDENTS IN THE HOME: Accidents in the Home * How to meet an accident * Presence of mind * 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 use 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 TEN – RELIGION IN THE FAMILY: He did not believe in religion * 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 ELEVEN – HOSPITALITY IN THE HOME: Hospitality in the Home * A garden of roses * The queen of social virtues* Varieties in hospitality * Ostentatious hospitality * Spasmodic * Nervous * Mrs. 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 TWELVE – 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 opinion * Dangers of evil company* Youth has strange grounds of. 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 THIRTEEN – VALUE OF GOOD MANNERS: 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 FOURTEEN – METHODS OF DOING WORK: 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 * Mr. Doherty's description * Rest by change of work * Over-taxed house-mothers * Need of perfect quiet * Need 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 clear off a table * How to wash dishes * How to teach a servant * How to sweep a room * Care of carpets * Irving's Dutch housewife * Let need form the rule * Washing * Babies cross on Monday! * Why we have broken-down women * Cleaning lace curtains * Excellent recipes

CHAPTER FIFTEEN – 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 SIXTEEN – USE AND ABUSE OF MONEY IN THE HOME: An argument between two boys * Aunt Sophronia's decision * Money a means, not an end * The miser's love * Unlawful love of money * Evils caused by money-loving * Right love of money * The good of money * All toil means money * Affectation of disdaining money * Virtue and poverty * Crime and poverty * Extravagance among the poor * Agur's prayer * A man not poor * Three great precepts * Cicero's precept * Joubert's precept * Lord Bacon's precept * The Home's money basis * The comfortable position for the Home * Economy a revenue * Economy and meanness * Little savings * Two young housewives * Rules for getting rich * What is it to be rich? * What Astor got for his wealth * Four rules for money- making * Which is the hardest ?* Betsy Rourke's riches * Economy in poverty * What a cook laid up * Worth trying * When not to save * A field for self-denial * Setting out in life * Begin moderately * Living beyond our abcxs means * What is extravagance? * A portrait of extravagance * Know your income * Mark expenses * Keep accounts * Washington and Wellington as account-keepers * How to keep accounts * Value of persistency * Disastrous changes * A farmer's wife * Slow and safe * A family experience * Debts shorten life * Poverty is only relative * Making haste to be rich * Avoid illiberality * A hard bargain is a bad bargain for the proposer * No mortgage on the farm * Give the children toys * Don't begrudge flowers * Too much money given children * False ideas * Worth of earned money * Monitions given to a boy

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN – 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 health, 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 it 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 * Covet 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 EIGHTEEN – 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 NINETEEN – 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 housewife * 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 TWENTY – ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL 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 * Fountains * 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 TWENTY-ONE – 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 TWENTY-TWO – THINGS THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW – PART ONE, COOKING RECIPES: Soup Making and Serving: How to make Murphy Soup * How to make Calf’s Head Soup * How to make Economical Veal Soup * How to make French Soup * Mrs. Gomez’s Pea Soup * How to make Scotch Broth * How to make Celery Soup ** Recipes for Meats, Fish and Game: A Grilled Steak * Beefsteak a la Parisienne * Stewed Beefsteak * Beef Loaf * Stuffed Corned Beef * Ham Balls * Scotch Hash * How to Cook Boiled Salt Pork * How to Dress Chicken Like Terrapins * Currry * A nice way to Cook Chickens * Miss Dod’s Way of Boiling Fish * Ragout of Turkey * Stewed Turkey * Chicken Pudding * Broiled Partridge * Salmi of Wild Duck * Broiled Quails * Roasted Codfish * Boiled Trout * Boston Fish Balls * Fried Oysters * Stewed Oysters * Oyster Macaroni * Oyster Patties *** Vegetables Potatoes * How to cook Cabbage * How to fry Cabbage * Cooking Onions * Hotel Pones * Carrots for dinner * Hulled Corn * The proper way to boil rice * Barley * Bean Polenta * Bean Croquettes * Breakfast Potatoes * Potatoes au Crème * Egg Plant * Fried Sweet Potatoes * Squash * Spinach * Tomatoes * Stewed Tomatoes * How to fry Ripe Tomatoes * Neetmok * How to fry Green Tomatoes * How to Roast Green Tomatoes * Tomatoes for Curry * Green Tomatoes * Baked Tomatoes * Cucumbers * Lettuce, Celery, Radishes and Onions ** Side Dishes: Oatmeal Preparation * Pandowdies * Macaroni a L’Italienne * Queen’s Toast * A Breakfast Dish * Eggs au Gratin * Astor House Rolls * Stewed Macaroni * Apples and Bacon * A Relish for Breakfast * Scalloped Eggs * Chocolate * Tongue Toast * Baked Eggs * Cheese Toast * Scrambled Eggs * Croquettes * Pain Perdu * Yorkshire Pudding * Marrow Dumplings * Stewed Steak ** Cakes: Apple Short Cake * Measure Cake * Shrewsbury Cake * Sponge Cake for Winter * Pound Cake * Cheap Pound Cake * Mrs. Holmes’ Liberty Cake * Pork Cake * Gold Cake * Silver Cake * Feather Cake * Clove Cake * Puff Cake * Widow’s Cake * Hickory Nut Cake * Fruit Cake * White Fruit Cake * Ice Cream Cake * Queen’s Cake * Jenny Lind Cake * Chocolate Marble Cake * Tout Fait * Molasses Doughnuts * Thin Gingerbread * Matrimonies * Chicago Puffs * Wafers * Sweet Crackers * Ginger Crackers * Black Fruit Cake *** Pies and Puddings: How to make Apple Pot Pie * How to make Plum Pudding * A recipe for Dorchester Pudding * Carrot Pudding recipe * How to make Snow Pudding * Instructions for Rice Pudding * How to make Apple Jonathan * How to make Open Tarts * Raisin Pie recipe * Lemon Pie recipe * How to make Apple Pudding * Omelet * The secret to Cheap Puddings * A good Cottage Baked Pudding * Flummery recipe * Batter and Apples * How to make German Puffs * Crème * Apple Meringue Pie * Parsnip Pie * Bread Pudding * Crumb Pie * Dessert Pudding * Dark Steamed Pudding * Apple Custard * Extra Mince Pie * Perfect Pies Sauces and Dressings: Lobster Sauce * Cabbage Salad * French Mustard * Drawn Butter * Sauce for Roast Beef * Salad Dressing without Oil * Foaming Sauce * Dried Beef Gravy * Celery Salt * Prune Whip * Soyer Sauce * Favorite Sauce * Mixed Sauce * Carrot Sauce * Plain Pudding Sauce * Stewards’ Sauce * Fish Sauce * Bread Sauce * Butter Sauce *** Important Recipes: How to make Excellent Bread * How to make Hop Yeast * What You Need to Know about Coffee * Tea * Lemonade * Fruit Cream * Brown Bread ** Dishes for Invalids: Beef Tea * How to make Chicken Panada * Soup for an Invalid * Egg Cream * Gruel * Rice Cream * Drinks for Invalids * Cream of Tartar Drink * Oatmeal Gruel * Panada * Barley Gruel * Wheat Frumity * Raw Eggs * Dried Flour for Infants Candy and Confectionery: How to make Cocoanut Candy * How to sugar or crystallize popcorn * A delicious Fruit Candy * Cocoanut Balls * Caramels * Barley Sugar * Butter Scotch * Molasses Candy * Peanut Candy * Sugar Candy * How to make Chocolate Candy * How to make Candied Fruits

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO – THINGS THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW – PART TWO, HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS: General Recipes for Cleaning: Remedy for Ants * How to clean carpets * How to clean a nursery carpet * How to cleanse glass globes * Washing tidies * New kettles * Embroidery * The Best Glove Cleaner * How to Wash Silk * How to clean White Fur * How to Wash Hair Brushes * Combs and Brushes * Dish Washing * Solution for Smoke-Stained Walls * How to Clean Black Cloth or Silk * How to remove Grease Spots * Borax Water * How to remove White Spots from Furniture * How to remove Tar * How to remove ink from a carpet * How to clean Ribbons and Silk * Remedy for House Insects * How to Restore Faded Writing * A good recipe for Indigo * Coal Ashes * Chamomile * Economy * Cement for Glass * How to make Mats for the Table * How to make Tough Beef Tender * Lime Water and its uses * Household Conveniences * How to Preserve Meat * Oatmeal in the Household * How to Preserve Dead Game For House Plants: The Calla Lilly * Slugs on Begonias * Plant Lice * White Worms * Oleander Bugs * Repotting House Plants * Soil for Pot Plants Home Amusements: Workshops and work baskets * Candy Pull * Sledding and skating ** Hints on Sewing and Mending: Darning * Patching * A Worn-Out Double Sheet * Worn-Out Table Cloths * Old Towels * Old Woolen and Flannel Clothes * Worn-Out Stockings * Flannels * Dresses * Shirts * Gloves *** A Few Simple Remedies: Toothache * For Face-Ache or Swollen Face * For Acute Neuralgia of the Eye or Head * For Hysterics or Hysteric Convulsions * For Severe Vomiting * Eruptions on the Face * For Diphtheria * Sore Throat * How to cure Hoarseness * Remedy for Earache * Frost Bites * A Remedy for Chilblains * How to Insure Sleep * Dog Bites * For a Wound * For a Boil or Gathering * For a Burn * Poultices * Glycerine * Chapped Hands * A Felon * For Cough * For Fainting * For a Fit * For Hemorrhage * For a Person Frozen * For a Person Struck by Lightning * For Suffocation by Drowning or Hanging * Antidotes for Poison * Drains and sewers * Care and cure of diphtheria * Gas and gas poisoning * Plumbing * Smoke-houses * Cellars

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