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of its path ; and I perceived that it was lame in one leg, from the faint impression which that particular foot had produced upon the sand; I concluded that the animal had lost one tooth, because wherever it had grazed, a small tuft of herbage was left uninjured, in the centre of its bite. As to that which formed the burthen of the beast, the busy ants informed me that it was corn on the one side, and the clustering flies, that it was honey on the other.”
a place sufficiently hot to make them shoot forth, warm the two tubs; fill one of them with earth well dunged; sow your seeds, thus prepared, in one of ther, and cover it with the other tub; you must then be careful to sprinkle it with warm water as often as may be necessary. Then carry the two tubs closely joined, taking care they cover each other, into a warm vault or cellar, and at the end of 15 days you may gather a fine sallad.
GARDENING, HORTICULTURE, &c. TO PRESERVE FLOWER SEEDS.
Those who are curious about savTO GROW RADISHES AT ALL ing flower seeds, must attend to them SEASONS.
in this month. Many kinds will Take seeds of the common radish,
begin to ripen apace, and should be · and lay them in rain water to steep
carefully sticked and supported to for 24 hours; then put them, quite
prevent them from being shaken by wet, into a small linen bag, well tied
high winds, and so partly lost. at the mouth with packthread. If
Others should be defended from you have steeped a large quantity of
much wet: such as asters, marygolds, seeds, you may divide them into and generally those of the class syn,
several bags. Then expose the bags genesia ; às from the construction of · in a place where they will receive their flowers they are apt to rot, and
the greatest heat of the sun, for about the seeds to mould in bad seasoner * 24 hours, at the end of which time
Whenever they are thought ripe, or the seed will begin to grow, and you
indeed any others in wet weather, : may then sow it in the usual manner. they should be removed to an au?
in earth well exposed to the heat of shed or loft, gradually dried, cm the sun. Prepare two small tubs to rubbe
rubbed or beat out at conveniency. cover each other exactly. These may be easily provided, by sawing a
COOKERY. · small cask through the middle, and
they will serve in winter; in summer one will be sufficient for each kind of PORTABLE SOUP, OR GLAZE.
earth that has been sown. As soon Desire the butcher to break , as you have sown your seeds you bones of a leg or shin of beet, of · must cover them with your tub, and pounds weight (the fresher killed y - at the end of three days you will find better); put it into a soup-pore radishes of the size and thickness of digester is the best utensil to young lettuces, having at their ex- purpose) that will well hold it; tremities two small round leaves, cover it with cold water, and rising from the earth, of a reddish on the fire to heat gradually, colour. These radishes, cut or pulled nearly boils (this should be at up, will be excellent, if mixed with a an hour); skim it attentively sallad, and they have a much more any scum rises, and pour in a delicate taste than the common cold water, to throw up the radishes which are eaten with salt. that may remain : then let it.
By taking the following precau- again, and again skim it tions you may have them in the fully; when no more scum rises, winter, and even during the hardest the broth appears clear frosts. After having steeped the seeds "neither roots, herbs, nor sax in warm water, and exposed them it boil for eight or ten houd to the sun as already directed, or in then strain it through a ham
us clear (put in
nor sale); let or ten hours, and cough a hair sieve
N. B.-The uses of this concentrated essence of meat are numerous. It is equally economical and convenient for making extempore broths, sauces and gravies for hashed or stewed meat, game, poultry, &c.
If you have time and opportunity, as there is no seasoning in the soup, either of roots, herbs, or spice, boil an onion with or without a bit of parsley, and sweet herbs, and a few corns of allspice, or other spice, in the water you melt the soup in, which may be flavoured with mushroom catsup, or eschalot wine, essence of sweet herbs, savoury spice, essence of celery, &c. or zest; these may be combined in the proportions most agreeable to the palate of the eater, and are as portable as portable soup, for a very small por. tion will flavour a pint.
into a brown stone pan; set the broth where it will cool quickly; put the meat into a sieve, let it drain, and make potted beef of it, or it will be very acceptable to many poor families. Next day remove every particle of fat from the top of it, and pour it through a tammis or fine sieve as quietly as possible into a stew pan, taking care not to let any oi the settings at the bottom of the stone pan go into the stewpan, which should be of thick copper, perfectly well tinned; add a quarter of an ounce of whole black pepper to it; let it boil briskly, with the stewpan uncovered, on a quick fire: if any scum rises, take it off with a skimmer; when it begins to thicken, and is reduced to about a quart, put it into .a smaller stewpan; set it over a gentler fire, till it be reduced to the thickness of a very thick syrup ; take care that it does not burn: a moment's inattention now will lose you all your labour, and the soup will be spoiled: take a little of it out in a spoon, and let it cool; if it sets into strong jelly, it is done enough; if it does not, boil it a little longer till it does: have ready some little pots, such as are used for potted meats, about an inch and a half deep, taking care that they are quite dry: we recommend it to be kept in these pots, if it be for home consumption (the less it is reduced, the better is the flavour of the soup);if it be sufficiently concentrated, it will keep for six months; if you wish to preserve it longer, put it into such bladders as are used for German sausages; or, if you prefer it in the form of cakes, pour it into a dish about a quarter of an inch deep; when it is cold, turn
it out, and weigh the cake, and * Aivide it with a paste-cutter into
pieces of half an ounce and an oumce each; place them in a warm room, and turn them frequently till they are thoroughly dried; this will take a Week or ten (lays; turn them twice a day: when well hardened, if kept in a dry place, they may be preserved for several years in any climate.
This extract of meat makes excellent “ Tablettes de Bouillon" for persone-obliged to endure long lasting
TO DESTROY SLUGS, FATTEN DUCKS,
AND PRESERVE WHEAT. Collect a number of lean ducks , keep them all day without food, and turn them into the fields towards evening ; each duck would devour the slugs much faster than a man could collect them, and they would soon get very fat for market.
TO WHITE WASH. Put some lumps of quick-lime into a bucket of cold water, and stir it about till dissolved and mixed, after which a brush, with a large head, and a long handle to reach the ceiling of the room, is used to spread it thinly on the walls, &c. When dry, it is beautifully white, but its known cheapness has induced the plasterers to substitute a mixture of glue, size, and whiting, for the houses of their opulent customers; and this, when once used, precludes the employment of lime-washing ever after; for the latter, when laid on whiting, becomes yellow.
White-washing is an admirable manner of rendering the dwellings of the poor clean and wholesome.
The BEST TOOTH-POWDER IN THE
Takebole armoniac, prepared chalk, cut them in two, take out the pup
aromatic powder, scuttle fish-powder, and juice, and pick out the seeds and
and cream of tartar, of each equal skins; boil the rinds, very tender,
parts, tinely powdered and mixed. changing the water three times whilst they are boiling; then pound them,
POETRY. with the pulp and juice, in a mortar. Put them into a preserving-pan, with rather less than their weight of sugar: I“ Clenches" for the London Magazine') say about the proportion of two
: EPITAPH ON pounds of fruit to one pound and a half of sugar. Use either loaf or
'DOCTOR FELL, *East India sugar." Set it on a slow OF ANTIPATHETIC MEMORY. fire, and boil it sixty minutes ; put
Here lies great Doctor Fell, who. it into pots, and tie them down as
all men knew usual.
Fell in, fell out, fell on, fell off, fell TO PRESERVE APRICOTS OR PLUMS
Fell in with foes, and counted them . . GREEN. Take the fruit before they have
Fell out with friends in his capristones in them, which you may kuow
is cious mood; by putting a pin through thern, and coddle them in many waters, with
th "Fell on poor dullards, with imposing vine-leaves, till they are green ; then
. frown; . peel them, and let them coddle again. "I
en 'Fell off when learning threw the Make a syrup of a pint of water to a
i gauntlet down; pound and a quarter of sugar, putt
· Fell to whene'er a dinner met his them in it, set them on the fire to boil -eye, slowly, till they are clear, and skim
Which then fell down his throat
w them often ; they will be very green.
luxuriously; : Put them in jars for use.
Till it fell out, our Fell disease fell . :on; , i Fell's purse fell short; friends fell
• off every one: DOMESTIC MEDICINE. Fell grief féll foul of him. Alas!
too true,??.'. TO MAKE DECOCTION OF SARSAPA
- Fell fell, and kindred worms at last
Femisfell and kin Take about half a pound of sarsa
.. fell to. . ?. parilla, and about four ounces of sas- ·
:: We recommend this little Poem to safras, to a gallon of water; a little
the Editor of the London Magazine ; he
may pass it off like “ Currants have liquorice root may be added, to im
checked,” &c. &c. &c.-Edit.] prove its flavour ; let it boil an hour or two. A cup of this daily is very niseful in diseases of the skin.
NOTÍCE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
A. P.-An Artist - Q.-A Citizen A GOOD BITTER TONIC.
-and many others must stand over Take a little gentian root, and put it into a jar or bottle with hot water; let it stand. A cup in the morning Communications (post paid) lo be adpromotes appetite.
dressed to the Editors, at
KNIGHT AND LACEY, A little spermaceti ointment, to 55, Puteri.oster-Row, London. which add a little rose-water and oil of almonds, melted up together.
T. C. Hansard, Pater-poster-row Presh
cement for preserve Greenhole
CONTENTS THE MARKETS ..
...... 342 - Gardening, Horticulture. &e.-Ic ma Modern Markets, No. IV. (leadenhall) in nage the Wheat Harvest ............. 259 Laws relating to Landlords and Tenants 943 COOKERY-Mutton Chops delicately Recollections of Stepney .............. 844
Stewed, and good Mullon Broth...... 233 Cheap Method of Covering Roofs, egual
USEFUL RECEIPTS-TO Restore the to Slele..................
Blackness of Old Leather Chairs, &c. The Road to Riches......
ToVarnisl Drawings and Card-work 4 Knights of the Comb .....
-To Make Camp Paper, with which The Hedgehog no Milksop.
... 248 to Write without Pen, Ink, or Pencil of Painting Japan Work .....
-A Cement for Broken Glasses, &c., jb · fire and Water Companies ..........
PRESERVES-To Preserve Green Cod. How to Catch and How to Cure a Cold
lings-To Preserve Apricots wholeHow to Escape from a Mad Bull ...... i
To Preserve Raspberries-Red And Important to some ....................
Black Currant jelly, without Boiling.035 A Prophecy ......................... ib.
PICKLES-To Pickle Nasturtiums-'10 ANNALS OF CULLING, No. XVI.
Ovake Mangoes-!ndia Pickle ........ ib. -Taxes and Produce-Eating-houses ENGLISH WINES - Parsnip Wine Powial Terrace-Aldgate Pamp &
Ginger Wine .........................: Company - Penny-yard Calico Gull
DOMESTIC MEDICINE-Remedy for ing A Baker's Way of Growing
the Bowel Complaint-A Useful Hint ib. a Shoulder of Mntton-Questions and
POETRY--A Man and a Flea.......... Answers ....... ............... 959
Notice to Correspondents.............. Reflections, Maxims, &c. ............ ib
THE MARKETŞ. : restrictions under which the trade The mealing trade is completely labours, tend much to increase the stagnant. Long faces in Mark-lane price of this very useful article. The all sellers-no buyers: willing to sell meat market is both wholesale and at a reduction of five sbillings per retail, The wholesale meat market quarter from last week's prices. must yield to Newgate, but the Flour is still quoted at 60s, per sack, retail yields to none in London; ergo, but it must come down.
to none in England; ergo, to none in The meat market has not been Europe; ergo, to none in the world. operated upon by the declining prices Here are two butchers' shops, where of corn so much as might be ex
may be seen a display of meat un. pected, but it must be affected: it is
rivalled in the universe--of course an old saying, and true, “ Down corn
we allude to Mr. Warmington's and down horn.”
to Messrs. Leyburn and Co.'s The Prices, however, have kept up wholesale market, or the place which this week to our last quotations. the salesmen occupy, is defective in Barnet, on Monday, was crowded the particular which has been re with pigs, which fetched a good price: cently effected in Newgate market, they will come into the market as that is, a railed inclosure, with gates soon as this sultry weather changes.. to shut at night, so that the meat
Fish.—Little at market, and few left on any day may remain securely buyers.
hung up in the air until the next or POULTRY.- Plenty and cheap. following days. As it is, those BkEAD.-Still 10 d. to those who
persons who occupy stands, are choose to pay as much; the same oliliged to pack their meat in close article may, however, be had at 8 d.
chests, or remore it, much to the dargir of its sweetness at this time
of the year. The poultry market MODERN MARKETS.-NO. iv. excels any other in London, both for
live and dead birds; and the number Leadenhall Market.
of ratbits sold here are incredible. In ancient times here stood a London is chiefly supplied with eggs monastery, some vestiges of which from this market, the greater nunare still to be seen in several places. ber of which are imported from Various legends are extant, not much France. The great competition in to the credit of the shaven and shorn this part of the market tends to keep of olden time; and scandal therewith the price of the poultry within associates the then adjacent convent decent limits. But there are some
of St. Helen's. What the monks roguish tricks played off even here ; Lof. Leadenhall had to do with the rooks are sometimes sold for pigeons,
nuns of St. Helen's, or the nuns of and large Muscovy ducks for geese. St. Helen's had to do with the monks This market, like most others, to be of Leadenhall, we leave to more understood, should be seen early in
learned and licentious pens: our busi- the morning : one half the cockneyo ·ness is with a much more useful class have no conception of the London of society.
markets; they lie snoring in bed Leadenhall, market is threefold: when the traffic is at its zenith. Get the hide and leather market-the up, and look about you: buy your meat market--and the poultry mar- dinner before you eat your breakfast ket: the whole occupies about three --you will save the price of the first acres of ground, and is pretty equally meal, and get a good appetite in ta divided. Of the leather market we bargain. shall have occasion to treat in another Besides the butchers, poulterers, Number, and under a different head. and cheesemongers, there are severe Suffice it now to say, that recent im- good fishmongers' shops, two, provements in the art of tanning ren which certainly rival any in London. der some change in the laws which There is a dearth of green-grocen govern it necessary; and the present here.