China Collecting in America

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902 - Pottery - 429 pages
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Page 227 - twill do you good — poor child, you'll never bear This working in the dismal trench, out in the midnight air, And if — God bless me — you were hurt, 'twould keep away the chill...
Page 408 - Twas one of the charmed days When the genius of God doth flow; The wind may alter twenty ways, A tempest cannot blow; It may blow north, it still is warm; Or south, it still is clear; Or east, it smells like a clover-farm; Or west, no thunder fear.
Page 278 - 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 1 - I HAVE an almost feminine partiality for old china. When I go to see any great house, I inquire for the chinacloset, and next for the picture gallery. I cannot defend the order of preference, but by saying, that we have all some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering distinctly that it was an acquired one. I can call to mind the first play, and the first exhibition...
Page 260 - A Spectacle so new and so sublime Was contemplated with the profoundest Admiration; And the Name of WASHINGTON, Adding new Lustre to Humanity, Resounded to the remotest Regions of the Earth. Magnanimous in Youth, Glorious through Life, Great in Death...
Page 278 - 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 154 - LET the wealthy and great Roll in splendor and state, I envy them not, I declare it; I eat my own lamb, .My own chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece, and I wear it; I have lawns, I have bowers, I have fruits, I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer; So, jolly boys, now. Here 's God speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!
Page 64 - I send you by Captain Budden a large case and a small box. In the large case is another small box, containing some English china, viz.: melons and leaves for a desert of fruit and cream, or the like ; a bowl remarkable for the neatness of the figures, made at Bow, near this city; some coffee cups of the same; a Worcester bowl, ordinary. To show the difference of workmanship, there is something from all the china works in England; and one old true china basin mended, of an odd color.
Page 1 - ... was an acquired one. I can call to mind the first play, and the first exhibition, that I was taken to; but I am not conscious of a time when china jars and saucers were introduced into my imagination. I had no repugnance then—why should I now have?— to those little, lawless, azure-tinctured grotesques, that under the notion of men and women, float about, uncircumscribed by any element, in that world before perspective—a china tea-cup.
Page 202 - A LADY'S ADIEU TO HER TEA TABLE. " Farewell to the Tea Board, with its gaudy equipage Of Cups and Saucers, Cream Bucket, Sugar Tongs, The pretty Tea Chest, also, lately stored With Hyson, Congo, and best Double Fine. Full many a joyous moment have I sat by ye, Hearing the Girls Tattle, the Old Maids talk Scandal, And the spruce Coxcomb laugh at, may be, nothing.

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