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might come in for one balf of the GARDENING, HORTICULTURE, &c. plunder, instead of a third.' They did so. But the murdered man was
TO MANAGE THE WHEAT HARVEST, a closer calculator even than his It is advantageous to cut wheat ben assassins, for he had previously fore it is fully ripe ; but in ascertain. poisoned a part of the provisions, that ing the proper state, it is necessary to he might appropriate unto himself the discriminate between the ripeness of whole of the spoil. This precious the straw and the ripeness of the triumvirate were found dead together grain ; for, in some seasons the straw
a signal instance that nothing is dies upwards, under which circumso blind and suicidal as the selfishness stance, a field, to the eye, may ap. of vice.
pear to be completely fit for the sickle, 34. Persecutors on the score of re
when, in reality, the grain is imperligion have, in general, been the
fectly consolidated, and perhaps not foulest of hypocrites, and their burn
much removed from a milky state. ing zeal has too often been lighted up
Though it is obvious, that under such at the altar of worldly ambition.
circumstances, no further benefit can But, suppose we admit that persecu
be conveyed from the root, and that tion may, in some solitary cases, have
nourishment is withheld the moment arisen from motives that are pure
that the roots die : yet it does not folthe glory of God, and the salvation of
low that grain so circumstanced should men. But here again the purity of
be immediately cut; because, after the motive is most woefully eclipsed
that operation is performed, it is in by the gross absurdity of the means.
a great measure necessarily deprived For the persecutor must begin by
of every benefit from the sun and air, breaking many fundamental laws of
both of which have greater influence his master, in order to commence his in bringing it to maturity, so long as operations in his favour; thus assert
it remains on foot, than when cut jug by deeds, if not by words, that
cords that down, whether laid on the ground or the intrinsic excellence of the code of
bound up in sheave3. The state of our Saviour is insufficient for its own
the weather at the time also deserves preservation. But thus it is, that
notice ; for, in moist, or even variable. eren the sincerest persecutor defends
weather every kind of grain, when the cause of his master. He shows
cut prematurely, is more exposed to his love of him by breaking his cardi.
damage than when completely ripened. nal laws; he then seeks to glorify a
All these things will be studied by the God of mercy, by worshipping him as
skilful husbandman, who will also a Moloch, who delights in human
take into consideration the dangers sacrifices; and, lastly, he shows his
which may follow, were he to permit love of his neighbour by roasting his
his wheat crop to remain uncut till body for the good of his soul. But
completely ripened. The danger can a darkness, which is intellectual,
from wind will not be lost sight of, be done away by a fire which is ma
especially if the season of the equinox terial ? or is it absolutely necessary to
approaches; even the quantity dropmake a faggot of a man's body, in ped in the field, and in the stack-yard, order to enlighten his mind ?
when wheat is over ripe, is an object
of consideration. Taking all these 35. There are some who refuse a things into view, it seems prudent to favour so graciously as to please us have wheat cut before it is fully ripe, even by the refusal; and there are as less damage will be sustained from others who confer an obligation so
acting in this way than by adopting a clumsily, that they please us less by
contrary practioe. the measure than they disgust us by
If the weather be dry, and the straw the manner of a kindness, as puzzling
clean, wheat may be carted to the to our feelings, as the politeness of
stack-yard in a few days ; indeed, if one, who, if we had dropped our
quite ripe, it may be stacked immee handkerchief, should present it unto
diately from the sickle, especially us with a pair of tongs!
when not meant for early thrashing.
So long, however, as any moisture remain in the straw, the field will be found to be the best stack-yard ; and where grass or weeds of any kind are mixed with the crop, patience must be exerted till they are decayed and dried, lest heating be occasioned.
phial, until it becomes a perfect oil: brush over the inner edges of the shoes with it, and when completely dry, it will prevent all soiling from the leather. This requires to be repeated.
TO VARNISH DRAWINGS AND CALL
WORK. Boil some clear parchment cuttings in water, in a glazed pipkin, till they produce a very clear size. Strain it, and keep it for use.
Give the work two coats of the size, passing the brush quickly over the work, not to disturb the colours.
MUTTON CHOPS DELICATELY STEWED, • AND GOOD MUTTON BROTH. : Put a pound of chops into a stewpan with cold water enough to cover them, and half a pint over, and an onion; when it is coming to a boil, skim it; cover the pan close, and set it over a very slow fire, till the chops are tender; if they have been kept a proper time, they will take about three quarters of an hour's very gentle simmering: send up turnips with thern ; they may be boiled with the chops; skim well; and then send all up in a deep dish, with the broth they were stewed in. .N. B.-The broth will make an economist one, and the meat another wholesome and comfortable meal.
TO MAKE CAMP PAPER, WITH WHICH
TO WRITE WITHOUT PEN, INI,
Take some hard soap; mix it with lamp black; make it into the consistence of a jelly, with water; with this, brush over one side of your paper, and let it dry; when you use it, put it between two sheets, with its black side downwards; and with a pin or stick, with a sharp point, draw or write what you please upon the clean paper; and where the tracer has touched, there will be the impression upon the lowermost sheet of paper, as if it had been written or drawn with a pen. It may be made of any, by mixing the soap with different colours.
· USEFUL RECEIPTS.
A CEMENT FOR BROKEN POTS,
GLASSES, &c. Take quick lime, glaire of eggs, and old thick varnish; grind and temper well together, and it is ready for
TO RESTORE THE BLACKNESS OF
OLD LEATHER CHAIRS, &c. ' Take two yolks of new-laid eggs, and the white of one. Let these be well beaten up, and then shaken in a glass vessel or jug, to become like thick oil ; dissolve in about a table-spoonful or less of spirits of wine, an ordinary tea-lump of loaf-sugar; make this thick with ivory-black, well worked up with a bit of stick; mix with the egg for use. Let this be laid on as blacking ordinarily is for shoes ; after a very few ininutes, polish with a soft, very clean brush, till completely dry and shining; then let it remain a day to harden.
The same process answers admirably for ladies cordovan, or gentlemen's dress-shoes, but with the follow ing addition for protecting the stockings from soil. Let the white or glaire of eggs be shaken in a large glass
TO PRESERVE GREEN COPLINGS.
Take the fruit when they are rather bigger than the largest-sized walnut, with the stalks and a leaf or two on. Put a handful of vine-leaves into your preserving-pan; then a layer of fruit, and then vine-leaves : continue doing so till the pan is fully and the vine-leaves are thick at the top; fill it with spring-water, cover
saucepan, to be made hot, or it will not dissolve the sugar so readily; but it is equally as good as the other.
it close to keep in the steam, and set it on a slow fire till they become soft. Take thein out of the pan, and take off the skins with a penknife; then put them in the same water again, with vine-leaves, which must be cold, or they will crack. Put in a little alum, and set them over a slow fire till they are green ; then take them out, and lay them on a sieve to drain. Make a good syrup, and give them a gentle boil for three days; then put them into jars, with paper dipped in brandy laid over them. Stone jars I think preferable for sweetmeats.
TO PICKLE NASTURTIUMS. Gather the berries dry: throw them into cold vinegar with some salt in it. They are an excellent substitute for capers.
- TO PRESERVE APRICOTS WHOLE."
Take apricots when nearly rine; rub them with a flannel dipped in warm water: then make a strong syrup; let it be stiff and quite clarified: put them into it, and let them boil slowly for a quarter of an hour or ten minutes, turning cach. Put them into jars, and when cold, put a paper over each, steeped in rum: brandy will not do so well.
TO MAKE MANGOES. Take large cucumbers : cut a slice out of the sides, and take out the pulps clean. Fill them with shallots, brown mustard-seed, and sliced borse-radislı ; tie them up, and put them into jars; boil the vinegar, and pour it over them; let them stand four days; throw a handful of salt over them, and put them on the fire covered with vine-leaves. When they are green, put them into the jars; then boil the vinegar with some ginger and wliole pepper, and pour it over them.
TO PRESERVE RASPBERRIES. Take raspberries that are not too ripe, and put them to their weight in sugar with a little water: let them boil softly, and take care not to break them. When they are clear, take them up, and boil the syrup till it be thick enough; then put them in again, and when they are cold put them in glasses or jars. RED AND BLACK CURRANT-JELLY
. WITHOUT DOILING. . • Pick the fruit clean from the stems, and send them to the oven to bake; or, you may put them in a jar or pan, in a kettle of hot water, till they are fit to use, as you may prefer. Allow a pint of juice to a pound of water. Roll the sugar to a fine powder, put it in a jug, and pour the syrup boil. ing hot on the sugar, which keep stirring till all the sugar be dissolved; then pour it into the glasses, and when cold, tie it down in the usual way. Pour all the juice you can from the currants before you squeeze them, as the first will be the clearest. The juice you press out must be put in a
INDIA PICKLE. Take three quarts of strong vinegar, half a pound of salt, a quarter of á pound of shallots, two ounces of ginger, one ounce of white pepper whote, two ounces of mustard-seed, half an ounce of mace, and half a table-spoonful of Cayenne pepper. Boil it all together in the vinegar, and when cold, put it into a stone jar, and add two ounces of flour of mustard.
You may put in wliat fruit and vegetables you please, fresh as they are gathered, but they must be perfectly dry.
PARSNIP WINE. Take three pounds of boiled para snips to every gallon of water, allowing three pounds of sugar to cach gallon. The parsnips should be bruised and pressed, then strained, and the liquor put into the cask.
POETRY. " Boil ten ounces of ginger for an hour in one gallon of water : let it
A MAX AND A FLEA stand a day or two closely covered ;
Oft to my sad reluctant lot it falls . then strain, and add to it eighteen
To note two sanguinary animals, pounds of loaf-sugar, the juice of ten
Whose nature 'tis, for mina and body's lemons, and ten Seville oranges pared very thin, the rinds steeped in two
To feast exultingly on buman blood. gallons of water for two days, then
The one, form'd to embellish Nature's strained, and all put into the cask
plan, together: put a little more water to
Yet glories in defacing it, is-Man! the ginger and rinds together : let it The other, given man's bed-fellow tobe, stand two days, then fill up the cask Yet joys to break his slumbers, is-a to hold six gallons and a half, wine
FLEA! measure: the juice having been put
Meet comrades ! Man 's a flea on the to the sugar, and the water to the
world's bosomrinds, the same day the ginger was A flea 's a man upon the microcosm!! boiled. Put to the above half a pinc of brandy., Meriti
. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Another Way. ;*; ,
"Agreeably to the plan .10€ proposed Take fourteen pounds of sugar,
at the commencement of our publication,
we will give a series of articles upon six gallons of water, four ounces of
the various ' trades and professimis, ginger bruised, and the rinds of four with such remarks thereon as may lemons: boil them together half an enable our readers to judge of the comhour, keeping them well?scummed. parative advantages of each; and upon When cold, put it into the cask, with this, as indeed upon every topic of genethree pounds of cut raisins, the juice ral: usefựlness, ., we will csteem any of the lemons, three spoonşful of yeast, communications from correspondents a and half an ounce of isingłass. Srir. “ perrticulur favour; and we beg leave to obo it often for about six days; then add serve, aș a certain miniature painter did, a pint of brandy, and stop it close...
" there is no occasion to come dressed :" In six weeks, or two months, you
* really useful information, in any garb,
will always be acceptable. Under the may drink it....sia! 3 head of “ Trades and Professions” ir
our next, we will treat on the trade of a
A Constant Reader is informed that REMEDY FOR THE BOWEL.COMPLAINT: we are fully convinced of the frauds
In hot seasons this distemper is and tricks which house-letters in gene: very common, and provided there be ral practise : they shall be noticed in no pain in the bowels, on pressing
A Mechanic must put up with his with the hand over the stomach and
loss; unfortunately there is no remedy, naval, the following simple remedy AB.C. of Highgate, has obligedus, will cure:
; The verses upon the Stock Exchange, Of chalk mixture, 4 ounces; of if inserted, would injure many deserving tincture of opium, & drachms; of individuals.. tincture of cardamoms, 3 drachms: · Mark L. will find an answer to his mix, and take a table-spoonful occa Query in the second Number of the sionally...
. X.Y.Z.--A Reader of the EconomistA USEFUL HIST.
Charley-J.P. & S.W. have come to hand. The Medical Adviser tells us not to drink spirits ; and this may be
Communications (post paid) to be ada
dressed to th very well; but a little brandy in cold water, during this hot weather,
KNIGHT AND LACEY, ' is not only unattended with injury, . 55, Paternoster-Row, Londur. but is absolutely necessary : be careful you do not take too much.
T. C. Hansard, Pater noster-Row Press
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1824. 5:51 [Price 3d.
CONTENTS. THE MARKETS .....
..... 258 GARDENING, TIORTICULTURE, &c. The Gamester ....
- To llarvest Birley - To Harvest Trades, No. 1.-Printing .............. . Oats
............ 260 Laws relating to Landlords and Tenants 860 COOKERY-To make an Excellent Directions for Placing a Child in the
Puding- Nollingham Pudding-To Bloe-coal School .................... 263 make Yorkshire Pudding -Soups and Od Education......................... 26
........................ it Recollections of Stepney - The Ghost .. 263 PERFUMERY, &c.-- To make Eau de Economy in Baff Waistcoats .......... ib. Cologne-To make Ean de Melisse des The Progress of Genius ................ 166 Carmes-To Destroy Superfluous Hair 70 A Penny worth of Wit ................ ib. PRESERVES-To Pieserve Fruit-To Origin of old Rose and Buru The Bel.
Boilie. Damsos-To Preserve Bar. lows ................................ ib. herries-To Preserve Grapes-To Dry Important Matters worthy of Reinem
Cherries ........................... 271 brance .....
W INE ................................ , ANNALS OF GULLING, No. XVII.
DOMESTIC MEDICINE-To Promote -House Selling Hambug-Sponging
Appetite--Antidote to Mrs. Johnson's Honses - Questions and Answers.
" Soothing Syrup" - An Excellent No, V. ..............................207 Family Medicine .............. .... 27 Refleclions, Maximns, &c. .............. ib. Notice to Correspondents...