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OF KEEPING ACCURATE ACCOUNTS.

367 Bechanics' Oracle, and Domestic they are never Daily, and very seldom Guide.

Weekly purchases.-Economical House. wives buy these things in Large Quanti

ties ;-many of thein are much better for " Let thine Eye descend

being kept certain time before they, “To trace with patient Industry the page “ of Jacome aud Expense.”-Shenstone.

are used, -and most of them may be

bought much cheaper by purebasing a By Dr. Kitchiner.

Quantity, and paying Ready Money :

the Small Shopkeepers in the Suburbs, (Continued from page 351.)

and in Villages, may reasonably charge

somewhat higher for their Commodities Pray do not think this business be than the Wholesale de alers in the City, neath your Attention--it will save You and their Customers, who cannot resort many pounds, and Your Table will be

to the distant Market without incurring supplied with much better Provisions both Expense and loss of Time, are reinto the bargain ;-it will afford you an

paid in Convenience for what they suffer opportunity of acquiring a thorough by the increase of Price. knowledge of the Nature and Cost of the various things You purchase, which

Poultry,-Fish, you cannot by any other means obtain ;

Fruit, &c. and also, of acquainting those who fur are also items in the common Diariesnish them, with Your attention to but such a general description has been Housekeeping, by expressing your ap found to be extremely unsatisfactory. probation or the contrary of the Quality In order to exhibit a clear view of and Price of the several articles which these and other they have sent to You-and, amiable SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS Expences, Reader, as I dare say that you have often felt “how pleasing 'tis to please,'

I have left Plenty of room for the enteryou will of course take every opportunity ing and describing of them particularly. to Praise Them when they Please YouYou will find that kind acknowledge. Plan of Registering Household Ex

This Plain, Easy, and Infallible ments and good-natured expressions are so gratifying to them, that, to do their penses, with only best for You, will be their Pleasure as One Hour's ATTENTION IN A WEEK, well as their Business. Don't give them

will enable you to balance all such Aca an opportunity to quote against you the

counts with the utmost Exactness, Each ungracious Adage,

of the Double Pages exhibits at one view “When I did Well, I heard it never; the Weekly and Monthly Expense of When I did III, I heard it ever."

each article, and a comprehensive AbAT THE END OF Each Montir stract of the whole of the Outgoings of

Each Week and Each Month. Balance All your Accounts, and carry them to

The Half Years will generally be

found about equal in Expense, because, The ANNUAL ABSTRACT, if a larger portion of Coals and Candles that You may see how far your Expenses

are consumed in the Winter, in the agree with the Estimate You have made, Summer there are many salubrious and the means You have provided to temptations to purchase cooling Fruits discharge them.

and fresh Vegetables-and Poultry and

Fish are more desirable than Butcher's At The End of Each YEAR

Meat, which in Summer can seldom be tie up your Bills and Receipts, and keep kept till sufficiently tender.----Mrs. them for Ten years, or longer if con Managewell told us that the only way venient.

of getting Meat in perfection, is to beg The general arrangement of a House- ' your Butcher to choose your Dinner for keeper's Account Book has been to print you, and to send whatever joint he has about 20 of the Articles most in request, in the best condition. and iuclude all the rest under the head Nothing can be more inimical to the of " Sundries,”—but

comfort of the Table than the bargain

which some parsimonious Housekeepers COALS,--Wood, Beer,--WINE,

make, to have all kinds of Meat, at one Tea,-COFFEE,

price, or to have Roasting and Boiling Soap,-STARCH,

at the same price in that case, the

Butcher of course will take care of himCANDLES,

self-all kinds of Meat vary from 3d, to although most of them are in Daily use, 4d, in the pound--and every body knows

that all Business which is done by con- a staircase, at the top of which Lonis tract, is done in the most convenient XIV. was waiting to receive bim. "I manier to the Purveyor, and least ad- beg pardon for detaining your majesty," vantageous to the Purchaser.

he exclaimed.—“Don't hurry, cousia," Other foolish Pretenders to Frugality said Louis ; "you cannot more very fast purchase twice as much Meat as can be under such a weight of laurels.” eaten while it is eatable,-and like Your left hand neighbour, “Mr. Pennywise," never buy less than a Whole Hog,

. HENRY IV. or a Quarter of an Ox, -and, for the '

Henry IV. having bestowed the sake of saving a Halfpenny in a pound, Cordon bleu on a nobleman at the solifeed their Family upon Salted Meat as citation of the Duke de Nevers, when hard as Sea Junk, or that which is so the collar was put on, the nobleman.. tough, or so tainted, that one would as

made the customary speech: "Sire, I : soon think of accepting an invitation to am, not worthy."-"I know it well,". Dinner from his Cousins Saveall and said the king :-" but I give you the order Starreall,

to please my.cousin de Nevers." “ Peace to all such --'were pity to offend By niseless censure, those who will vot mend." The Best Provider for a small Family

THE COMPLIMENT REPAID. is your right-hand neighbour the judi- 9 The Duke of Marlborough, speaking cions Widow.“ Justenough.You had to a prisoner taken at Blenheir, whose better Board and Lodge with that good. martial air he admired, said, "If there Cientlewoman tlman with hier rival the had been 50,000 such men as you in the i Rhyme-making Mrs. Makeit do,who French army, ve should not have beaten gave us the following Receipt ů tlíem thut. "_" Faith!" said the grenaHow to make a Leg of Muilon bast, a, dier, there were enough soldiers like Week,

myself, but we wanted such a general of Eight Tooth Mutton, Tredway's• Coast, Buy a Leg'lor your Sunday's' Roast. On Monday You may eat it Cold,

A REMEDY FOR GRIEF. :). As“ The Cook's Oracle" has told: With Salad and with Onion pickled The Marshal de Mouchy maintained,

The dudest palate may be tickled. that the flesh of pigeons possessed a con- On Tuesday you may have a liash, soling virtue. Whenever this nobleman Witliout, unuch care or eke much cash.

lost a friend or a relativn, be said to his ve on Wednesday tell your Cook to Broil it, cook, “Let me have roast pigeons for Alid be careful not to spoil it

} dinner to-day.--I have always remarked Ry Running, Smoking, and such haps As often fall to Steaks aud Chops.

(he added, ) that, after båring eaten two On Thursday dress it how you please, -

pigeons, I rose from table much less Consult your taste--your time and case,

sorrowful."
FRY day of course you have it Fried,
And order Belty to provide
Maslı'd Potatoes good and plenty, -

THE LATE QUEEN,
Such a meal will sure coutout ye,

“The late Queen (when Princess of : On Saturday the meat being gone, Wales,) standing at the nursery window You dine upon the Marrow Boue.

of Charlton House, with lier infant, the

late Princess Charlotte, in her arms, atEssence of Anecdole and walit. tracted the notice of some people pass

ing, whose looks evinced a strong de“ Argument for a week, Laughter for a

sire to see the eventual Heiress to the mouth, and a good Jest for ever."-Slakspeare. Throne; when she, with that affability

and good humour which marked all her i LOUIS XIV.

actions, immediately stood up with her After the battle of Senef, the great face towards the window, and exposed : Condé, who was extremely subjeet to her infant to their sight." the 'gout, was with difficulty ascending

as you."

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The Portfolio,

Comprising
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Contents. Description of Philipsthal's pbantas Meeting the Same People inagoria ..

360 The Great Autocrat ................... On seeing the Maids Kiss each other .. 370 Punishment in Rassia ................ Biographical Memoir of Mr. Liston .... 371 Dr. Lyal's Travels in Russia .............. Parlour Nosegays

375 Anecdotes of a Tartar Chronology for the Year 1924 .......... 373 Cupid's Writ llaulet : Edition of 1603

374 Signs &c. at Paris.................... A View of the Principal Actors iu the Anecdote of Dr. Johnson.............. Time of Garrick

375 Essential Blunder ..................... Ali Pacha's Melliod of improving his Numerical Accuracy .................. Cooks

876 Pulis Decapitation by the Guillotine

376 A Cure for National Prejudices A Dedication to Southey

877 The First Earl of Carlisle The Baron Von stultos

378 Colonel Bosville

38. 381 381 381 382 382 382 382 382 382 363

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THE CONVERSAZIONE OF THE EDITOR.-No. 5,

PHANTASMAGORIA.

ed to explain by a striking example, the

facility with which spectral appearI have already stated that De Phi.

ances of the most astounding, and seemlipsthal made the Red Woman the se- ingly inexplicable character might be cond part or act of his exhibition ; her manufactured! His management of

the figure was thus :--A mask of linen appearance was, as far as the exhi- formed on a mould of any required form bitor's imperfect acquaintance with the in the usual way, made of fine linen, English language would allow, intend stiffened in the counmou way with glue

or even of muslin, is, instead of being VOL. IV.

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370 ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGINAL PHANTASMAGORIA. whitening, and other thick opake mate- scream of a few ladies in the first seats rials, rendered of sufficient stiffness to of the pit induced a cry of “lights" preserve its features by repeated coats from their immediate friends, which it of a varnish composed of white wax not being possible instantly to comply dissolved in spirits of wine, or spirits of with, increased into an universal panie, turpentine, laid on at first while the 'in which the male portion of the audimask is yet standing on the mould, and ence, who were ludicrously the most after removal coat after coat, as each vociferous, were actually commencing a becomes hard enough to bear the repea scrambling rush to reach the doors of tition. When the mask is thus of suf- exit, when the operator, either not unficient firmuess, and is cold and hard, it derstanding the meaning of the cry, or is painted or tinted to its intended ef, mistaking the temper and feeling of an feci, with any transparent varnish co- English audience, at this unlucky crisis lours, or the finest oil colours in small once more dashed forward the Red bladders, as they are sold in the coloura Woman. The confusion was instantly shops. These are worked either in tur- at a height which was alarming to the pentine varnish, or in mastic varnish, stoutest; the indiscriminata rusl to the diluted to the required consisteney with doors was prevented only by the despirits of turpentine. The mask then plorable state of most of the ladies; the prepared is closely fitted to the front of stage was scaled by an adventurous few, a plain tin lantern, having a close shuts the Red Woman's sanctuary violated, ting door at its back, a socket for an oil the unlucky operator's cavern of death lamp within, and a short tube or socket profaned, and some of his machinery on its under side, in which may be overturned, before light restored order fitted a staff, or a short handle, as occa, and something like an harmonious unsion may require. The front of the lan- derstanding with the cause of alarm. tern is finished with a head-dress ap. I need searcely say that this accident propriate to the character of the spec. spread the astonished Frenchman's fame tre, as a shroud, thick locks of black over our wondering city like magie; be horse hair, a black, white, or a red had made his exhibition in Paris during wrapping garment of ample dimensions, an entire winter, without any remarks so as completely to cover the operator, able impression, and without sufficient whose business it now is to carry it. remuneration, The Red Woman's dash In the example of Philipsthal on his into the pit of an English theatre, mainstage, the lantern was held by him by a ly by his ignorance of our language, short handle, the garment was of close from that eventful night crowded his and small dimensions, and of a light little theatre to suffocation, and, before black stuff; the face was closely sure the close of a short season of four rounded (as by a shroud cap) with a months, produced to his treasury the small quantity of the same material. actual sum of eight thousand pounds! The operator himself, dressed in black, The Engraving in Number CVI, of without shoes, or his tread further the Conversazione gives a view of De deadened by shoes of thick and soft Philipsthal's Red Woman, with the woollen, crept on from the back towards operator himself, which, with reference the front of the stage, bearing in his hand to this description, will make its conand immediately before his head, the struction and management perfectly inRed Woman. The spectre thus arrived telligible. within a few feet of the front row of the The present Engraving represents a audieuce in the pit, in complete dark- more effective and perfect instrument of ness, except the lurid glare of her own the same nature, but capable of antacountenance, and in deadly silence, sing variations of great interest and cu. was, by a sudden forward motion of the riosity, of which is our next. operator's carrying arm, made as it were to spring or fly at the spectators with a faint scream, and, sinking instantly to within two feet of the ground, was co ON SEEING TWO MAIDS KISS EACH Tered in absolute darkness by a sort of extinguisher of black opake cloth, How much dear maids you'd be dewhich during its progress the bearer had held over its head in the way of

lighted,

Vhile each caresses dear, a cap. The effect was electrical, and scarcely to be imagined from the effect If you in love could be united, of a written description. I was myself

As Iphis and lanthe were, one of an audience during the first week of its exhibition, when she bysterical

OTIER.

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF MR. LISTON.

371

The flowers of Literature.

swering the promised success, by Sir Ralph Shepperton, Knight, and member

for the county.) The old clergyman BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF

leaning over, either with incaution, or MR. LISTON.

sudden giddiness, (probably a mixture

of both,) suddenly lost his footing, and, The subject of our Memoir is lineally to use Mr. Liston's phrase, disappeared ; descended from Johan De L'Estomme and was doubtless broken into a thous (see Domesday book, where he is so

sand pieces. The sound of his head, &c. written) who came in with the Con- dashing successively upon the projecting queror, and had lands awarded him at masses

of the chasm, had such an effect Lupton Magna in Kent.

upon the child, that a serious sickness Our hero was an only son of Habakuk ensued, and even for many years after Liston, settled as an Anabaptist minis- his recovery he was not once seen so ter upon the patrimonial soil of his an. much as to smile. The joint deaths of cestors.

both his parents, which happened not Of the infant Liston we find no

many months after this disastrous ac. events recorded before his fourth year, cident, and were probably (one or both in which a severe attack of the measles of them) accelerated by it, threw our bid fair to have robbed the rising gene- youth upon the protection of his materration of a fund of innocent entertain- nal great aunt, Mrs. Sitting bourn. ment. Ile had it of the confluent kind, Her estate in Kent was spacious and as it is called, and the child's life was

well wooded; the house, one of those for a week or two despaired of. His venerable old mansions which are so recovery, he always attributes (under impressive in childhood, and so hardly heaven) to the burnane interference of forgotten in succeeding years. In the one Doctor Wilhelm Richter, a German venerable solitudes of Charnwood, empiric, who, in this extremity, prescri- among thick shades of the oak and beech bed a copious diet of Saur Kraut, which (this last his favourite tree,) the young the child was observed to reach at

Liston cultivated those contemplative with avidity, when other food repelled babits which have never entirely deserhim; and from this change of diet his ted him in after-years. Here he was restoration was rapid and complete. commonly in the summer months to be We have often heard him mention the

met with, with a book in his hand-not circumstance with gratitude; and it is

a play-book-meditating. Boyle's Renot altogether surprising, that a relish flections was at one time the darling for this kind of aliment, so abhorrent volume, which in its turn was superseand harsh to common English palates, ded by Young's Night Thoughts, which has accompanied him through life. has continued its hold upon bim through When any of Mr. Liston's intimates life. He carries it always about him; invite him to supper, he never fails of and it is no uncommon thing for him to finding, nearest to his knife and fork, a

be seen, in the refreshing intervals of his dish of Saur Kraut. At the age of occupation, leaning against a side scene, nine we find our subject under the in a sort of Herbert of Cherbury posture, tuition of the Rev. Mr. Goodenough, turning over a pocket edition of his fa(his father's health not permitting him vourite author. probably to instruct him himself,) by On the death of Mrs. Sittingbourn, whom he was inducted into a competent we find him received into the family of portion of Latin and Greek, till the Mr. Willoughby, an eminent Turkey death of Mr. Goodenough, in his 70th merchant, resident in Birchin-lane, and Master Liston's Ilth year, put a London. In the three years which folstop for the present to his classical lowed his removal to Birchin-lane, we progress. We have heard our hero find him making more than one voywith emotions, which do his heart hon- age to the Levant, as chief factor of our, describe the awful cireumstances Mr. Willoughby, at the Porte. We attending the decease of this worthy could easily

fill our biography with the old gentleman. It seems they had been pleasant passages which we have heard walking out together, master and pupil, him relate as having happened to him in a fine sunset, to the distance of three at Constantinople, such as his having quarters of a mile west of Lupton, been taken up on suspicion of a design when a

sudden curiosity took Mr. of penetrating the seraglio, &c.; but, Goodenough to look down upon a chasm, with the deepest convinceinent of this where a shaft had been lately sunk on

gentleman's own veracity, we think a mining speculation, (then projecting, that some of the stories are of that but abandoned soon after, as not au- whimsical, and others of that romantic

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