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Bits About Home Matters

This book is a collection of short observations by Helen Hunt Jackson, several with children and parenting as the subject matter. (Summary by ashleighjane)

Christmas Carol Collection 2013

This year’s LibriVox selection of traditional Christmas carols, hymns and songs in English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Ukrainian. We wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas. English: All Children are on Christmas Eve – Words & Music: Rev. Charles L. Hutchins (1838-1920). Angels from the Realms of Glory – Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854); Music: Henry T. Smart (1813-1879). Angels We Have Heard on High – Words: French Carol, trans. James Chadwick (1813-1882). Music: ‘Gloria’ French carol melody. The Babe of Bethlehem – Old Kentish carol, arr. Henry R. Bramley (1833-1917) & John Stainer (1840-1901). The First Nowell – traditional English carol, first published in its current form in Carols Ancient and Modern (1823) edited by William Sandys. Good King Wenceslas – Words: John Mason Neale (1818-1866). Music: from Piae Cantiones (1582) arr. Henry R. Bramley (1833-1917) & John Stainer (1840-1901). Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Music: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), arr. William H. Cummings (1831-1915). The Holly and the Ivy – Words: Traditional. Music: Traditional, arr. Henry R. Bramley (1833-1917) & John Stainer (1840-1901). I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Music: John B. Calkin (1827-1905). In Little Bethlehem – Words: Katherine Parker; Music: George W. Wilmot. In Beginner and Primary Songs for use in Sunday School and the Home. In the Bleak Midwinter – Words: Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894); Music: Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934). Joy to the World – Words: Words: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748); Music: ‘Antioch’ pieced together from ‘Messiah’ by George F. Handel (1685 – 1759) arr. Lowell Mason (1792-1872). Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming – Words: Words: v. 1-2, 15th Century German, trans. Theodore Baker ( 1851?1934); v. 3,4 Fridrich Layriz (1808-1859), trans. Harriet Reynolds Krauth (1845-1925); v. 5, 15th Century German, trans. John C. Mattes(1876-1948). Music: ‘Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen (Rhythmic)’ German from K?ln, 1599, arr. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621). Masters in this Hall, or, Nowell, Sing We Clear – Words: William Morris (1834-1896); Music: French Traditional. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Words: translated from the Latin by John Mason Neale (1818-1866). Music: ‘Veni Emmanuel’, 15th Century. Rise Up, Shepherd an’ Foller – Words & Music: American Traditional arr. Franklin Robinson. Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung – From William Ballet’s Lute Book c.1600. Music: arr. Dr. Charles Wood (1866?1926). Wassail! Wassail All Over the Town! (Gloucestershire Wassail) – Words & Music: English Traditional. We Three Kings of Orient Are – Words & Music: Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. D.D. (1821-1891). What Child is This? – Words: William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898). Music: English Traditional. fran?ais (French):. Dans cette ?table – Words: French Traditional; Music: Charles Gounod (1818-1893). Deutsch (German):. Es kommt ein Schiff geladen – Words: Daniel Sudermann (1550 – 1631?); Music: first published in Andernacher Gesangbuch 1608. ???????? (Greek):. I Parthenos Simeron (? ???????? ???????) or Today the Virgin – Words and music: St. Romanos the Melodist (5th Century). italiano (Italian):. Canzone di Natale – Music: Arranged by Alberto Bimboni. ?????????? ???? (Ukrainian):. ?????? (Kolyada) – Words and music: Traditional Ukrainian.. ??? ?????? ????????… (Prorizdvo Khrystove) – Words and music: Traditional Ukrainian.

Cottage Economy

How can you tell when your pig is fat enough? Why should you never buy mustard? What’s wrong with eating potatoes? Which is better, beer or tea? And what type of straw makes the best bonnets? William Cobbett is the man to ask. Here is his book of practical advice to the rural labouring ‘cottager’ (first published as a part-work in 1821-22), the precursor in many ways to the handbooks on self-sufficiency that today entice so many city-dwellers. A champion of the rural working class at a time of huge social and industrial change, a radical politician and a prolific writer, Cobbett is opinionated, passionate and enlightening, making ‘Cottage Economy’ a fascinating and entertaining window on daily life for the smallholders of his day, and still inspirational, almost 200 years later, to those who seek ‘a good living’ as the foundation of happiness. (Introduction by Philippa) The figures referred to in the section on ice houses can be viewed here

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses

This book describes use and care, and growing of herbs for cooking, healing and other interesting miscellaneous information related to herbs. – Summary by Crystalarmeta

The American Housewife

This cookbook and reference guide leads the American Housewife through how to make everything from Meat to Common Drinks, as well as helpful tips and tricks for any housewife! Also included in this fine text are sections on Cooking for The Sick, and how to make your own: Essences, Perfumes, Dyes and Soaps. This work also features an extensive section on The Art of Carving-Which covers anything you might need to carve! (Summary by Jennifer Stearns)

The Book of Household Management

“Mrs. Beeton’s” is a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. Published in 1861, it was an immediate bestseller, running to millions of copies within just a few years. In the cookery sections, Mrs. Beeton follows the animal “from his birth to his appearance on the table.? Learn how to care for poultry during moulting season, how to wean calves, how to cure hams, salt cod, carve mutton, and much more. (Summary by Wikipedia and Sarah Jennings)

The Feast of Lights

LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Feast of Lights by Emma Lazarus. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 18, 2011. Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, is the Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the 2nd century BCE. This poem celebrating Hanukkah was written by Emma Lazarus, a Jewish American poet. Emma Lazarus also wrote ‘The New Colossus,’ a sonnet which is inscribed on a plaque on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

The Feast of St. Friend

In The Feast of St. Friend, a Christmas book, Arnold Bennett shares his views on Christmas as the season of goodwill. As always, Bennett’s writing includes some thought-provoking ideas liberally spiced with his wry sense of humour, and as always too, you can barely believe it was written so long ago. This was published exactly 100 years ago, in 1911. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)