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“I have found that when one is embarrassed usually the shortest way to get through with it is to quit talking or thinking about it and go at something else.”

Abraham Lincoln. A Treasury of Lincoln Quotations by Fred Kerner, 1965.

Handkerchief Perfume

Grate to fine powder half a nutmeg; crush one quarter or an ounce of cloves; put these together into half a pint of the best pale rum, brandy, or spirits of wine, After three or four days’ maceration, add two drachms of oil of lavender, two drachms of essential oil of bergamot, one drachm of essential oil of lemons, half a drachm of otto of roses; then strain through a small piece of wadding placed in a funnel, or through blotting-paper folded to fit the funnel, and the mixture is ready for use.

The Corner Cupboard of Facts for Everybody by Robert Kemp Philip, 1859.

Washing Linen at Sea

Soda put into sea-water renders it turbid; the lime and magnesia fall to the bottom. As much soda must be in as not only to effect a complete precipitation of these earths, but to render the seawater sufficiently lixivial or allkaline. Soda should always be taken to sea for this purpose.

The Corner Cupboard of Facts for Everybody by Robert Kemp Philip, 1859.

Indoor Exercise

Really the best indoor exercise for developing a graceful bearing, and for diffusing its healthful influence over the whole frame, is that of throwing balls dexterously, according to any of the contrivances of fancy. Persons who become expert in this practice may throw from one to eight balls with astonishing dexterity, the exercise being sufficiently stimulating to encourage its frequent repetition; quickening the eye, and imparting a healthful vigour to every muscle of the system.

The Corner Cupboard of Facts for Everybody by Robert Kemp Philip, 1859.