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When England was Merrie.

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When England was Merrie. Centuries ago, when the Merry Monarch sat upon the throne, we are told our country was a brighter and more joyous' lace than to-day. Money getting for money's sake did not so com- pletely absorb the minds of the people. Money was sought for the wholesome things and joys it would command. The village maiden would save out of her year's earnings enough to have a gay ribbon for the fair at Easter; the young countryman did the like so that he could have a new coat wherein to dance round the Maypole on the village green. The old folks looked ahead to prepare a good dheer for Christmas, and such cheer was always abundant and wholesome. Cakes and cyder, cakes and mulled wine, cakes and home-brewed spiced ale, were amongst the hundreds of good things upon which our fore- fathers feasted and thrived. These cakes were nearly always currant cakes, and the English housowife took a zealous pride in ooxtrivalling her neighbours in making these delicious cakes for Christmas. In those days currants were eaten liberally by all neopilie, not only as sweets, but with savoury dishes, just as this Christmas apple sauce will be eaten with the goose. There are no more whollesome, no more nutritious fiuits thai currants, and the King's Physician enthusiastically counsels their constant use. Now is the time to be thinking about the cur- rants for Christmas, and the many delicious, in- expensive ways they may be prepared for tible. Here is a recipe peculiarly suitable for Christ- mas — Mincemeat. Three large lemons, three large tart cooking apples, lb. stoned raisins, i lb. currants, i lb. finely chopped beef suet, lb. moist sugar, i oz. minced candied peel., i gill of rum or brandy, 2 tablespoonsfuls mange marmalade. METHOD.—^Grate the rind of the lemons, squeeze out the juice and strain into a basin. Boil the remainder of the lemons in water until tender enougih to pulp. Bake the apples and pu-lp them also. Add the remaining ingredients to the first pulp, and mix them all together. Fill the mincemeat into jars, cover each closely with parchment paper and tie up. Keep in a cool but dry place, and use as required.

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