Cassell's household guide, Volume 1

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Page 353 - My hair is grey, but not with years, Nor grew it white In a single night, As men's have grown from sudden fears: My limbs are bow'd, though not with toil, But rusted with a vile repose, For they have been a dungeon's spoil, And mine has been the fate of those To whom the goodly earth and air Are...
Page 349 - ... other side, and the spring has to begin its work again. The balance-wheel at each vibration allows one tooth of the adjoining wheel to pass, as the pendulum does in a clock ; and the record of the beats is preserved by the wheel which follows.
Page 76 - Signed by the said testator as, and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, present at the same time, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the, presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Page 349 - A watch differs from a clock in its having a vibrating wheel instead of a vibrating pendulum; and, as in a clock, gravity is always pulling the pendulum down to the bottom of its arc, which is its natural place of rest, but does not fix it there, because the momentum acquired during its fall from one...
Page 166 - Mark for gold of 22 carats, and silver of 1 1 oz. 2 dwts., is for England a lion passant; for Edinburgh, a thistle ; for Glasgow, a lion rampant ; for Ireland, a harp crowned.
Page 352 - ... every part of the body, except the palms of the hands and...
Page 41 - It is very uncomely to drink so large a draught, that your Breath is almost gone —and you are forced to blow strongly to recover yourself — throwing down your liquor as into a Funnel is an action fitter for a Juggler than a Gentlewoman...
Page 41 - A gentlewoman being at table, abroad or at home, must observe to keep her body straighte, and lean not by any means upon her elbowes — nor by ravenous gesture discover a voracious appetite. Talke not when you have meate in your mouthe ; and do not smacke like a pig — nor eat spoonemeat so hot that the tears stand in your eyes.
Page 137 - LL you that to feasting and mirth are inclined, Come here is good news for to pleasure your mind, Old Christmas is come for to keep open house, He scorns to be guilty of starving a mouse ! Then come, boys, and welcome for diet the chief, Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.
Page 21 - For the policy of our laws, which are ever watchful to promote industry, did not mean to compel a father to maintain his idle and lazy children in ease and indolence: but thought it unjust to oblige the parent against his will to provide them with superfluities, and other indulgences of fortune; imagining they might trust to the impulse of nature, if the children were deserving of such favours.

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