Domestic Duties ...: With Notes and Alterations Adapted to the American Reader

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J. & J. Harper, 1831 - Home economics - 408 pages
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Page 118 - It shall be the duty of the President, or in his absence, of the Vice-President, to preside at each meeting of the Board.
Page 1 - The volume before us is one of those practical works which are of real value and utility. It is a perfect VADE-MECUM for the young married lady, who may resort to it on all questions of household economy and etiquette. There is nothing omitted with which it behoves a young lady to be acquainted."— NEW MONTHLY MAO.
Page 49 - It is, therefore, not among the least of the duties incumbent on the heads of families, to place in their view such examples as are worthy their imitation. But these examples, otherwise praiseworthy, should neither be rendered disagreeable, nor have their force diminished by any accompaniment of ill-humour. Rather, by the happiness and comfort resulting from our conduct towards our domestics, should they be made sensible of the beauty of virtue and piety. What we admire, we often strive to imitate...
Page 198 - ... be old. The feet of a goose are pliable when the bird is fresh killed, and dry and stiff when it has been killed some time. Geese are called green till they are two or three months old. DUCKS should be chosen by the feet, which should be supple; and they should also have a plump and hard breast. The feet of a tame duck are yellowish, those of a wild one reddish. PIGEONS should always be eaten while they are fresh; when they look flabby and discolored about the under part, they have been kept...
Page 267 - BALM, MINT, AND OTHER TEAS. These are simple infusions, the strength of which can only be regulated by the taste. They are made by putting either the fresh or the dried plants into boiling water in a covered vessel, which should be placed near the fire for an hour. The young shoots both of balm and of mint are to be preferred, on account of their strong aromatic qualities. These infusions may be drunk freely in feverish and in various other complaints, in which diluents are recommended. Mint tea,...
Page 192 - VENISON, whep young, will have the fat clear and bright, and this ought also to be of a considerable thickness. When you do not wish to have it in a very high state, a knife plunged into either the haunch or the shoulder, and drawn out, will by the smell enable you to judge if the venison be sufficiently fresh.

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