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Wash the walls three or four times, according as is necessary.
Yellow. – Dissolve in soft water over the fire equal quantities separately of umber, bright oker, and blue black. Then put it into as much whitewash as you think sufficient for the work, some of each, and stir it all together. If either cast predominates, add more of the others till you havc the proper tint.
The most beautiful whitewash is made by mixing the lime and size with skimmed milk instead of water.
ROMAN CEMENT OR MORTAR, FOR
OUTSIDE PLASTERING OR BRICK-
This will resist all weather, and may be used to great advantage to line reservoirs, as no water can penetrate it.
Take eighty-four pounds of driftsand, twelve pounds of unslaked lime, and four pounds of the poorest cheese grated through an iron grater. When well mixed, add enough hot (but not boiling) water to make into a proper consistence for plastering such a quantity of the above as is wanted. It requires very good and quick working. One hod of this morter will go a great way, as it is to be laid on in a thin smooth coat, without the least space being left uncovered. The wall or lath-work should be covered first with hair-and-lime mortar, and well dried. This was used by the anicients, and is now adopted among us. The Suffolk cheese does better than any other of this country.
inconvenient prejudices, from which common sense preserve us!
The grand criterion by which a regular wine-drinker calculates the quality of it, is the quantity of it he can swallow without being intoxicated by it; according to such a scale the perpetual motion of the ship and the high degree of temperature will certainly improve Madeira, if making it weaker is an improvement. This effect might be produced by the casks being kept for such a length of time in a degree of temperature and state of motion, similar to what they would experience during such a voyage.
The vulgar objection to new vine (by which we mean wine that has been maturing in wood two years in Portugal, two in England, and in bottle more than twelve months) is, that its exhilarating qualities are too abundant, and intoxicate in too small a dose; those “ bons vivants” to whom “ the bottle's the sun of the table,” and who are not in the halit of crying to go home to bed while they can see it shining, require wines weaker than those which are usually imported from Spain and Portugal; however, port and slierry may be easily reduced to the standard de sired by the long-sitter; paululum aceti acetosi will give the acid goût ; aqua pura will subdue their spirit ad libitum, and produce an imita. tion of the flavour acquired by age, extempore, and you can thus very casily make fine fruity nutritious new wine, as light, and as old, and as poor as you please, and fit it exactly to your customer's palate, whether “ Alassa drinky for drinky, or drinky for drunky massa."
To ameliorate very new or tery old wine, mis a bottle of the one with a bottle of the other; or to a bottle of very old port add a glass or two of good new claret, to very new a glass of sherry.
Of all our senses, the taste, especially for liquids, is the most sophisticated slave of habit-" de gustibus, non est disputandum.”
The astringent matter, and alcohol which render port wine the propor an Englishman's heart, are intolera. ble to the palate of an Italian of
USEFUL OBSERVATIONS. Madeira (if properly matured before) improves in quality by being carried to the East Indies and back, by which voyage it loses from 8 to 10 gallons, or to the West, by which about 5 are wasted; however these round-about manquvres may tickle the fancy of those folks who cannot relish any thing that is not far-fetched, dear-bought, and hard to be had, and to whom rarity is the sine quâ non of recommendation, it is one of those
A WAY TO MAKE CHEAP, YET GOOD
PORT WINE. (By a Wine-Merchant.) To three parts of genuine old port add one of Benecarlo (Spanish) wine. This will stand you in only 27s. per dozen, after deducting all expenses of bottling, corking, &c. and be a wholesome and excellent wine. If wine-dealers would do this, instead of using drugs, we might then buy cheap port with confidence. Let half a dozen families club together, buy three pipes of port and one of Benecarlo wine mixed and apportioned equally--they shall procure a supply of a good article very cheap.
Next week we will give directions for improving Cape wines.
Frenchman. But a stomach which has been accustomed to be wound up by the double stimulus of astringents, and alcohol also, will not be content with the latter only, especially if that be. in less quantity, as it is in the Italian and French wines, which, therefore, for the gencrality of Englishmen, are insufficiently excitant.
Ile who has been in the habit of drinking porter at dinner and port after, will feel uncomfortable with home-brewed ale and claret.
A respectable chemist analyzed some port and sherry of the finest quality ; the port yielded 20 per cent, and the sherry 19-25 per cent, of al. cohol of 825 specific gravity, i. e. the strongest spirit of wine that can be drawn-full double the strength of brandy, which seldom has 40 per cent, and common gin not more than 30 or 25.
Some people have a notion that if they go to the docks, they can purchase a pipe of wine for twenty pounds less than they inust pay to a regular wine-merchant, and moreover have it neat as imported, as if all wines of the same name were of the same quality.
Fort varies at Oporto in quality and price as much as porter does in London; it is needless to say how difficult it is to obtain the best beer at any price; it is quite as difficult to obtain the best port wine at Oporto, where the very superior wine is all bought up at a proportionately high price by the agents for the London wine-merchants.
Brandies and wines vary in quality quite as much as they do in price; not less than twenty pounds per pipe in the country where they are made.
. The only way to obtain genuine wholesome liquor is to apply to a respectable wine-merchant, and beg of him to send you the best wine at the regular market price.
If you are particular about the quality of what you buy, the less you ask about the price or the measure of it the better; if you are not, bar gain as hard as you please.
TO STOP VOMITING, Arising from debility of the stomach, particularly in that brought on by hard-drinking.
Boil half an ounce of cloves in a pint of water; to this add two drachms of aromatic tincture. Let this be drank in the dose of half a cup full every hour.
ARTIFICIAL ASS'S MILK. As it is difficult, sometimes, to procure ass's milk, it will be useful to our readers to know that it can be substituted in the following manner :
Pour half a pint of soda water over a wine-glass full of boiling milk. It should be drank immediately.
“A ROASTED FIG APPLIED TO THE
TOOTH." This acts upon the principle of a blister, but is seldom of use, for it cannot be retained a sufficient time; and when it is taken away from the tooth, it leaves the nerve exposed to worse cold than before. It is a bad application.-(Medical Ada viser.),
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pigeons (honestly come by*) sixpence THE MARKETS..
each; eggs, ten shillings a hundred; CORN-Greeting in the market, rabbits, one shilling to eighteen-pence place; broad brim and sober drab each ; butter, best fresh, fourteensalutations in Mark-lane; racy faces pence the pound; hares, four shillings smiling congratulation, stiff sellers, and sixpence to six :shillings each. and ready buyers; but our advices Caution is necessary both in buying from the country premise a re-action, and selling; there are, however, a and we question if November will great many at market. ** bring any advance on September Fi$- Very fine codi two shillings prices. Already barley is dulf of sale, to seven shillings each; soles, eighand oats just keep up last week's teen-pence to three shillings and sixa prices. The very best flour G08. per pence the pair; haddocks, nine-pence sack ; very good 55s. : a sack of flour each ; whitings, four a shilling; herweighs 280 lbs.
rings (fresh) one shilling a dozen; This cold weather improves the red-herrings (Scotch) four shillings a appearance of the butchers' market; hundred; the very best, real Yare the meat looks firm and wholesome, mouth, or rather Lowestoft bloaters, and, indeed, its use may now be more seven shillings the hundred. freely indulged in than in summer. POTATOES, 3s. to 4s. per cwt. whole.
Prime Beer, roasting and boil-' sale; families supplied at 45. to 5s. ing together, sixpence halfpenny the the cwt. pound; a fine cut from the ribs, or, BREAD-Eight-pence to nine-pence: sir-loin eight-pence; a buttock sixa halfpenny the four-pound loaf. pence; 'a flank, five-pence.
Raw Fat fetches 25. per stone, Mutton is dearer in proportion that is, 3d. per Ib.; candles sell for than beef ; prime mutton felches six- geven-pence the pound, viz. 3d. the pence per pound by the carcase; a material, ld. excise duty, Id. cost prime thick Kentish or Leicestershire of manufacture, and 2d. profit; leg (now may be hung a week) is but all candles are not made of beef worth eight-pence; the loin (very and mutton fat. unprofitable) cut in chops, vinea Coals - Best Walls-End 478.; pence; the shoulder, sixpence half- Hartly's, a very good coal, 36s. ; pemy; a breast, five-pence.
lowest price coal (Iletton's) 285. 3d. Véal (not much in demand) varies per chaldron : twelve shillings must by the carcase from five-pence to be added to these prices for merchant's seven-pence the pound.
profit. Pork (now in season), the very best at market, is worth seven-pence
TRADES.—NO. 11. halfpenny the pound by the whole pig: a butcher expects to make a
Engraving. penny a pound profit of the leg, the
(Continued froin p. 340). loin, and spare-rib, and is contented
Next in point of talent to engraving to make stock or cost price of the
designs by the methods before menband, &c.
tioned, is writing-engraving, titleLAMB-a greater supply than there
pages of books, and copies intended for is a demand for; early in the seayon
the instruction of those learning to it was not uncommon to pass off
write: engraved specimens of pevmutton for lamb; now it is not un
manship, bankers' notes, &c. exhibit common to pass off lamb for mutton :
this art, and prove the high degree it may be quoted at mutton prices.
of perfection to which it has arrived POULTRY-Turkeys, five to nine
by the practice of many eminent shillings each ; geese, five to eight
artists, amongst whom, pernap; shillings each; capons (scarce and
Mr. Ashby now stands at the head. dear), six to seven shillings each ; fowls, six to nine shillings the couple; Sir Gilbert East, and many other ducks, one shilling and nine-pence to gentlemen, have 'lately bad their two shillings and nine-pence each; cotes plundered.