The Cosmopolitan Volume 13

The Cosmopolitan Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...there, nor such temptations. But probably Monsieur L'ImpreVu had his own. "Monsieur I, 'ImpreVu will take care of half your income." This was Prince Albert's word to his daughter. For food, this family, like most families, spent rather more than a third of their income, say $7oo. Practically, in all families who live on meats, vegetables, milk, tea and coffee, the expense is divided nearly thus: Butter About one-tenth. Beef About one-tenth. Mutton About one-twentieth. Poultry, lamb, and other such "luxuries," with veal, which is no luxury About oue-teulh. Fish, eggs, aud potatoes About one-tenth. Tea aud coffee One-tenth. In this family, sugar was Rather more than one-twentieth. Milk aud cream were Almost one-tenth. Flour and bread were About one-tenth. The other tenths went for vegetables, medicines (they had no wine nor spirits), for yeast, vinegar, pepper, mustard, olives, lobster, sardines, grits and grapes, lard and lemons, Thanksgiving, and soon. Now in the new life at Trowbridge they counted on butter, milk, cream, eggs and poultry for nothing! Then they assured themselves that the four or five pigs they could surely fatten on next to nothing would pay the village butcher for what beef, veal, mutton and lamb they condescended to use. For potatoes, they would raise every one, and cart some over to Barre, the nearest railroad town. But even with all this boasting, see where they were. New York food for a year was $711. Granting they saved five-tenths of that by these rural industries, which were "certain to succeed," this was, with the rent and car reduction, $6oo + $356--S956. And this must recompense that cutting off of the "comfortable salar'." The bonds, which never paid but S-too a year, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 721g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764889
  • 9781236764881