Parlour recreations for ladies (Google eBook)

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Page 114 - IN Eastern lands they talk in flowers, And they tell in a garland their loves and cares ; Each blossom that blooms in their garden bowers, On its leaves a mystic language bears.
Page 115 - Mark'd thus — even thus — on earth, By the closing of one hope's delight, And another's gentle birth ? Oh ! let us live, so that flower by flower, Shutting in turn, may leave A lingerer still for the sunset hour, A charm for the shaded eve.
Page 120 - Is turn'd with looks of light and love, Who breathes her softest, sweetest sigh, Whene'er the sun is bright above. Let clouds obscure, or darkness veil, Her fond idolatry is fled, Her sighs no more their sweets exhale, The loving eye is cold — and dead. Canst them not trace a moral here, False flatterer of the prosperous hour ? Let but an adverse cloud appear, And Thou art faithless, as the Flower ! SONNET.
Page 115 - TwAS a lovely thought to mark the hours, As they floated in light away, By the opening and the folding flowers, That laugh to the summer's day.
Page 113 - ... is complete. COMBUSTION UNDER WATER. Put a small quantity of hyper oxi-muriate of potass and a bit of phosphorus into a wine-glass; pour on them cold water. Take a glass tube and dip one end into sulphuric acid; press with the finger upon the upper orifice to retain it, convey the end to the bottom of the glass, take away the finger, and the combustion will take place instantly.
Page 112 - Then add three quarters of an ounce of granulated zinc, with a few pieces of phosphorus the size of a pea. Gas-bubbles will be immediately produced, which take fire on the surface of the effervescing liquid, and the whole surface of the liquid will directly become illuminated ; fire-balls and jets of fire will dart from the bottom through the fluid with great rapidity.
Page 34 - LANDSCAPES, &C. ON TRANSPARENT SCREENS. Landscapes, that will appear like beautiful sepia drawings, for the embellishment of screens, may be made in the following manner: — Draw, and then cut in paper, any kind of building, taking care to keep it in good perspective. On the parts where the shadows fall, paste pieces of paper, varying in thickness according to the depth of the shadows, from coarse brown paper to thin post. Round the mouldings of the windows, &c. paste narrow slips ; and, if the...
Page 119 - There is a flower whose modest eye Is turned with looks of light and love Who breathes her softest, sweetest sigh, Whene'er the sun is bright above. Let clouds obscure, or darkness veil, Her fond idolatry is fled; Her sighs no more their sweets exhale — The loving eye is cold and dead. Canst thou not trace a moral here, False flatterer of the prosperous hour...
Page 110 - Put any subject — such as a mouse or frog (if a bird, strip it of its feathers) — into a box perforated with a number of holes. Let it be properly distended, to prevent the parts from collapsing, or being crushed together by pressure of the earth.
Page 43 - ... by giving directions for making one of the most simple shape. OBLONG GLASS BOX. Procure from a glass-cutter the following pieces of ground glass: — four in an oblong form, of precisely the same length and breadth, for the top and bottom, back and front ; and two others, equal in depth to the back and front, and in breadth to the top and bottom, for the ends. It is indispensable that all the pieces should be cut with accuracy, otherwise it will be impossible to put them together so as to produce...

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