Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rubbing Furniture with Eels

Snippets 94. For the last couple of snippets we have been looking at The New British Jewel, or Complete Housewife’s Best Companion, published in 1788, a collection of recipes and other practical information. We will return to this book in … Continue reading

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Gardening Advice, 1788

Snippets 93. Last time we looked at some medical advice from The New British Jewel, or Complete Housewife’s Best Companion, published in 1788, a collection of recipes and other practical information. Reflecting a time where people had to be rather … Continue reading

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He blew smoke where?

Snippets 92. Today’s quote is taken from The New British Jewel, or Complete Housewife’s Best Companion, published in 1788. It is a collection of cookery and other practical information, such as the following medical advice, not to be recommended nowadays! … Continue reading

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William Howitt’s September

Snippets 91. A Country Book: for the field, the forest, and the fireside by William Howitt was published in 1859. This charming book contains one chapter per month, each focussing on country life at the relevant time of the year. … Continue reading

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