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LADIES' COLUMN.

USEFUL HINTS.--

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USEFUL HINTS. SPINACH.-Pick and wash perfectly clean two or three pounds of spinach, put it into a saucepan with a little water, and let it boil till quite done. Turn it out on a hair sieve to drain, throw the water away, and pass the spinach through the sieve. Put a good lump of butter into a saucepan with a pinch of flour, mix well, add the spinacb, pepper and salt to taste, and a little milk stir well and serve. EVERTON TOFFEE.-Take one pound and a half of moist sugar, three ounces of butter, a teacupful and a half of water, and one lemon. Boil the sugar, butter, water, and half the rind of the lemon together, and when sufficiently done-which will be known by drop- ping into cold water, when it should be quite crisp-let it stand aside until the boiling has ceased, and then stir in the juice of the lemon. Butter a dish, and pour it in about a quarter of an inch in thickness. The fire must be quick, and the toffee stirred all the time. SHOW us a lady's bonnet (says an American contem- porary), and we'll tell you what sort of an institution she is. If it is showered with red ribbons, cupids, bowls, &c., she is as full of love and poetry as a country inn of politeness and loafers. If it gees in- for simple wrinkles, plain colours, and a couple of modest knots, she is a perfect jewel, sweet, sunny, mild, but as affectionate as a freshly nursed kittrn. If it is "stuck all over" with a paradise of clover, three- storey ostrich-feathers, wax-hollyhock and juniper berries, put it square down that the calico is a single establishment, and will never see a fortieth birthday. Bonnets are a true index of women. You fancy, perhaps, as you have been told 80 often, that a wife's rule should be over her husband's house, not his mind. No; the true rule is just the reverse of that. A true wife, in her husband's house, is his serr vant it is in his heart that she is queen. What- ever of beet he can conceive, it is her part to be; whatever of highest he can hope, it is hers to promise all that is dark in him she must make pure all that is failing in him she must strengthen into truth.; from her, through all the world's clamour, he must win his praise; in her, through all the world's warfare, he must find his peace. How TO CLEANSE THE TEETH.âThis simple opera- tion is one that is sadly neglected. Its object is, first, to keep the teeth in a good state of preservation by preventing the accumulation of foreign matters about the teeth, and which by giving rise to acid hurt the teeth secondly, to prevent the formation of tartar, which interferes with the close adherence of the gums to the teeth and, thirdly, to keep the breath sweet: and wholesome by preventing necomposing matters irom lodging about the teeth. The teeth should be brushed, not so as to give discomfort or to make the gums bleed, though freely and with a fair amount of force. It is not only necessary that the teeth should be brushed crosswise, but the toothbrush should be used up and down," so that the bristles of the brush may get into every nook and corner about the teeth, and dislodge any particles of food or dirt that may be sticking about them in out- of-the-way places. Then the toothbrush should be passed as much as possible over the back of the teeth and over their crowns. This operation should be gonfc through every night and every morning; par- ticularly at night, so as to get away the accumulation of the day.- Cassell's Househ o Id Guide.

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