A Keramic Study: A Chapter in the History of Half a Dozen Dinner Plates

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The author, 1895 - Pottery - 127 pages

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Page 114 - All may of Thee partake : Nothing can be so mean, Which with this tincture " for Thy sake " Will not grow bright and clean. A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine : Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, Makes that and the action fine.
Page 57 - Turn, turn, my wheel! What is begun At daybreak must at dark be done, To-morrow will be another day; To-morrow the hot furnace flame Will search the heart and try the frame, And stamp with honor or with shame These vessels made of clay.
Page 1 - Turn, turn, my wheel ! The human race, Of every tongue, of every place, Caucasian, Coptic, or Malay, All that inhabit this great earth, Whatever be their rank or worth, Are kindred and allied by birth, And made of the same clay.
Page 114 - I would that these should be printed in letters of gold on the walls of every school-room and workshop in the land together with this other from a very old book : "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.
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Page 111 - How is the justum pretium to be arrived at ? To pay as little as one can, to buy in the cheapest and sell in the dearest market, is an easy and simple rule for ascertaining the market price of labour ; but it is not so easy to find out the just price, which involves a fair division of the joint product between employer and employed. Still, if we are just in intention, we shall not find it impossible to be just in fact. It is true...
Page 29 - Cornish stone, which is used fresh from the mine without further preparation. In it the felspar retains its alkaline element, so that it can be easily melted, and is found a useful and cheap flux for the vitrification of the various mixtures. The composition of these rocks varies considerably, so that it requires constant experiments to determine in what proportion the quartz and the fusible parts stand to each other.
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Page 113 - Stee quired for such work as this, the chief requirements for its accomplishment, besides this skill, being patience and that degree of conscientiousness which will not allow a man to permit a piece of work to leave his hands until he can no further improve it For it is to be remembered that, notwithstanding all we hear of the vast superiority of machine over hand work, this machinery must itself possess as great, if not greater, accuracy and refinement than the product manufactured by it. No machine...

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