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Enquire Within Upon Everything The Great Victorian Domestic Standby   By:

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ENQUIRE WITHIN

UPON

EVERYTHING.

"WHETHER YOU WISH TO MODEL A FLOWER IN WAX; TO STUDY THE RULES OF ETIQUETTE; TO SERVE A RELISH FOR BREAKFAST OR SUPPER; TO PLAN A DINNER FOR A LARGE PARTY OR A SMALL ONE; TO CURE A HEADACHE; TO MAKE A WILL; TO GET MARRIED; TO BURY A RELATIVE; WHATEVER YOU MAY WISH TO DO, MAKE, OR TO ENJOY, PROVIDED YOUR DESIRE HAS RELATION TO THE NECESSITIES OF DOMESTIC LIFE, I HOPE YOU WILL NOT FAIL TO 'ENQUIRE WITHIN.'" Editor.

ENQUIRERS ARE REFERRED TO THE INDEX AT THE END.

EIGHTY NINTH EDITION. REVISED. MAKING THE TOTAL ISSUE TO DATE ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND COPIES. LONDON:

HOULSTON AND SONS,

PATERNOSTER SQUARE.

1894.

COMPANION WORKS TO ENQUIRE WITHIN.

DAILY WANTS, DICTIONARY OF. 7s. 6d.

USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, DICTIONARY OF. 10s.

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL KNOWLEDGE, DICTIONARY OF. 5s.

REASON WHY. CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS. 3s. 6d.

REASON WHY. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY. 3s. 6d.

REASON WHY. GENERAL SCIENCE. 2s. 6d.

REASON WHY. NATURAL HISTORY. 2s. 6d.

HISTORICAL REASON WHY. ENGLISH HISTORY. 2s. 6d.

REASON WHY. GARDENER'S AND FARMER'S. 2s. 6d.

REASON WHY. DOMESTIC SCIENCE FOR HOUSEWIVES. 2s. 6d.

BIBLICAL REASON WHY. SACRED HISTORY. 2s. 6d.

FAMILY SAVE ALL; OR, SECONDARY COOKERY, ETC. 2s. 6d.

JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY; OR, THE INTERVIEW. 2s. 6d.

PRACTICAL HOUSEWIFE AND FAMILY MEDICAL GUIDE. 2s. 6d.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. 2s. 6d.

CORNER CUPBOARD. A FAMILY REPOSITORY. 2s. 6d.

HOW A PENNY BECAME A THOUSAND POUNDS. } 2s. 6d. LIFE DOUBLED BY THE ECONOMY OF TIME. } Either of these two Works separately. 1s. 6d. cloth.

WONDERFUL THINGS OF ALL NATIONS. Two Series, each 2s. 6d.

THE HISTORICAL FINGER POST. 2s. 6d.

BY THE SAME EDITOR.

HISTORY OF PROGRESS IN GREAT BRITAIN. Two Series, each 6s.

THAT'S IT; OR, PLAIN TEACHING. Cloth, gilt edges , 3s. 6d.

WALKS ABROAD AND EVENINGS AT HOME. Cloth, gilt edges , 3s. 6d.

ELEGANT WORK FOR DELICATE FINGERS. 1s.

PHILOSOPHY AND MIRTH UNITED BY PEN AND PENCIL. 1s.

HANDY BOOK OF SHOPKEEPING; OR SHOPKEEPER'S GUIDE. 1s.

SHILLING KITCHINER; OR, ORACLE OF COOKERY FOR THE MILLION. 1s.

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

If there be any among my Readers who, having turned over the pages of "ENQUIRE WITHIN," have hastily pronounced them to be confused and ill arranged, let them at once refer to THE INDEX, at page 389, and for ever hold their peace.

The INDEX is, to the vast congregation of useful hints and receipts that fill the pages of this volume, what the DIRECTORY is to the great aggregation of houses and people in London.

No one, being a stranger to London, would run about asking for "MR. SMITH." But, remembering the Christian name and the profession of the individual wanted, he would turn to the DIRECTORY, and trace him out.

Like a house, every paragraph in "ENQUIRE WITHIN" has its number, and the INDEX is the DIRECTORY which will explain what Facts, Hints, and Instructions inhabit that number.

For, if it be not a misnomer, we are prompted to say that "ENQUIRE WITHIN" is peopled with hundreds of ladies and gentlemen, who have approved of the plan of the work, and contributed something to its store of useful information. There they are, waiting to be questioned, and ready to reply. Within each page some one lives to answer for the correctness of the information imparted, just as certainly as where, in the window of a dwelling, you see a paper directing you to "ENQUIRE WITHIN," some one is there to answer you... Continue reading book >>




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