Napkins (How To Fold). Dinner napkins should be about twenty-eight inches broad, and thirty long. They may be folded in a variety of ways, which impart a style to a table, without adding much to the expense, and may be readily accomplished with a little practice and attention to the following directions and diagrams: 1. The Mitre - (Fig. 1). Fold the napkin into three parts longways; then turn down the right-hand corner, and turn up the left-hand one, as in tig. 2, A and B. Turn back the point A towards the right, so that it shall lie behind C ; and 13 to the left, so as to be behind D. Double the napkin back at the line E, then turn up F from before and G from behind, when they will appear as in fig. 3. Bend the corner H towards the right, and tuck it behind I; and turn back the corner K towards the left, at dotted line, and tuck it into a corresponding part at the back. The bread is placed under the mitre, or in the centre, at the top.
2. The Exquisite - (Fig. 4). Fold the napkin into three parts longways, then fold down two-fifths of the length from each side, as in tig. 5, at A; roll up the part B towards the back ; repeat on the other side, then turn up the corner towards the corner A. and it will appear as D. The centre part E is now to be turned up at the bottom, and down at the top, and the two rolls brought under the centre piece as in fig. 4. The bread is placed under the centre band, K, fig. 4.
3. The Collegian - (Fig. 6). Fold the napkin into three parts longways, then turn down the two sides towards you, so that they shall appear as in fig. 7; then roll up the part A underneath until it looks like looks fig. 8. Now take the corner B and turn it up towards 0, so that the edge of the rolled part shall be even with the central line; repeat the same on the ether side, and turn the whole over, when it will appear as in fig. 6. The bread is placed underneath the part K.
4. The Cinderella - (Fig. 9). Fold the napkin into three parts longwavs, then turn down the two sides as in fig. 7 ; turn the napkin over, and roll up the lower part as in fig. 10, A, B. Now turn the corner B upwards towards C, so that it shall appear as in D ; repeat on the other side, and then bring the two parts E together, so that they shall bend at the dotted line; and the appearance will now be as at fig. 9. The bread is placed under the apron part, K, fig. 9.
5. The Flirt - (Fig. 11). Fold the napkin into three puts longways; then fold across the breadth, commencing at one extremity, and continuing to fold from and to yourself in folds about two inches broad, until the whole is done; then place in a tumbler, and it will appear as in the illustration.
6. The Neapolitan - (Fig. 12). Fold the napkin into three parts longways, then fold one of the upper parts upon itself from you ; turnover the cloth with the part having four folds from you, and fold down the two sides so as to appear as in fig. 7 ; then roll up the part A underneath, until it appears as in the dotted lines in fig. 15, at B. Now turn up the corner B towards C, so that the edge of the rolled part shall be even with the central line : repeat the same upon the opposite side, and turn the whole over, when it will appear as in fig. 14; the bread being placed underneath the part K, as represented in the illustration.
7. The "Favourite" - (Fig. 14). Fold the napkin into three parts longways, then turn down the two sides as in fig. 7, and roll up the part A on both sides, until as represented on the right-hand side in 6g. 14; then turn it backwards (as A B) on both sides; now fold down the point C towards you, turn over the napkin, and fold the two other parts from you so that they shall appear as in fig. la. Turn the napkin over, thus folded, and raising the centre part with the two thumbs, draw the two ends (A and B) together, and pull out the parts (C and D) until they appear as in fig. 13. the bread is to be placed as represented in K. fig 13. - From•• Inquire Within.'