The blue-china book: early American scenes and history pictured in the pottery of the time, with a supplementary chapter describing the celebrated collection of a presidential china in the White House at Washington, D.C., and a complete checking list of known examples of Anglo-American pottery (Google eBook)

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E.P. Dutton & Company, 1916 - Pottery - 307 pages
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Page 168 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 157 - But mark how luxury will enter families, and make a progress, in spite of principle: being called one morning to breakfast, I found it in a China bowl, with a spoon of silver!
Page 147 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 167 - A variety of others have been made since of different sizes; some to be set in the lids of snuff boxes and some so small as to be worn in rings; and the numbers sold are incredible. These, with the pictures, busts and prints (of which copies upon copies are spread everywhere) have made your father's face as well known as that of the moon...
Page 185 - A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts." I remember the sea-fight far away, How it thundered o'er the tide, And the dead captains, as they lay In their graves, o'erlooking the tranquil bay, Where they in battle died.
Page 185 - I remember the sea-fight far away, How it thundered o'er the tide ! And the dead captains, as they lay In their graves, o'erlooking the tranquil bay 40 Where they in battle died. And the sound of that mournful song Goes through me with a thrill : " A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
Page 136 - The trials we have had, show the rebels are not the despicable rabble too many have supposed them to be, and I find it owing to a military spirit encouraged among them for a few years past, joined with uncommon zeal and enthusiasm.
Page 26 - One of these runs downward from opposite Joy Street southward across the whole length of the Common to Boylston Street. We called it the long path, and were fond of it. I felt very weak indeed (though of a tolerably robust habit) as we came opposite the head of this path on that morning. I think I tried to speak twice without making myself distinctly audible. At last I goi out the question, will you take the long path with me? Certainly, said the schoolmistress, with much pleasure.
Page 166 - The clay medallion of me you say you gave to Mr. Hopkinson was the first of the kind made in France. A variety of others have been made since of different sizes; some to be set in the lids of snuffboxes, and some so small as to be worn in rings ; and the numbers sold are incredible.
Page 26 - Certainly, said the schoolmistress, with much pleasure. Think, I said, before you answer : if you take the long path with me now, I shall interpret it that we are to part no more ! The schoolmistress stepped back with a sudden movement, as if an arrow had struck her.

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