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A Practical Guide
ELEGANT ARTS AND DAILY DIFFICULTIES OF DOMESTIC LIFE,
BY THE AUTHOR OF
“ENQUIRE WITHIN,” BEST OF EVERYTHING," ETC.
ASSISTED BY THE EDITOR OF
THE PRACTICAL HOUSEWIFE,"
" " WIFE'S OWN BOOK OF COOKERY,”
EVERY DAY COOKERY," FACTS FOR EVERYBODY," AND
THE FAMILY FRIEND,” (Vols. 1855-62.
“No condition is hopeless when a lady possesses decision, firmness, and economy:
E. W. ALLEN, 11, AVE MARIA LANE,
AND STATIONERS' HALL COURT.
AN “EVERY-DAY BOOK may be properly defined as repertory of knowledge on a variety of those subjects upon which we are continually wanting information. The definition we have now given has practically animated us throughout the compilation of this Volume, with this difference only, that the subjects contained herein are restricted to those of feminine interest. This is the “ LADY'S EVERY-DAY BOOK ;" and we have spared no labour of research to make it a complete and useful book of reference upon two thousand topics, more or less connected with the utilities of a lady's every-day life.
The extent of the subjects embraced in our Volume numerically prohibit us from referring to them in detail. Everything interesting to ladies that may be classified under Domestic Economy, Elegant Arts, Etiquette, In-door and Out-door Games and Exercises, Pet Animals, Legal Matters, Gardening and Botany, Laundry and Nursery, Accomplishments, Management of Children and Servants, Dress and Fashion, Home Decorations, Income and Expenditure, Health Resorts, Phenomena of the Months, Histories of Domestic Articles-We must pause from further particularising, and say, in brief, that we have occupied our four hundred closely-printed pages with such subjects as cannot fail to be of interest and importance to everyone desirous of obtaining social distinction as an accomplished and well-informed woman.
The enormous success of our “ ENQUIRE WITHIN" is at once