Coffee: Its History, Cultivation, and Uses

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D. Appleton, 1872 - Coffee - 102 pages

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Page 95 - Whereas it is necessary for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares, and merchandises imported: Be it enacted, etc.
Page 74 - The berries crackle, and the mill turns round; On shining Altars of Japan they raise The silver lamp ; the fiery spirits blaze : From silver spouts the grateful liquors glide, While China's earth receives the smoking tide: no At once they gratify their scent and taste, And frequent cups prolong the rich repast.
Page 74 - Coffee (which makes the politician wise, And see through all things with his half-shut eyes) Sent up in vapours to the baron's brain New stratagems, the radiant lock to gain.
Page 96 - Hope, (except raw cotton and raw silk, as reeled from the cocoon, or not further advanced than tram, thrown, or organzine,) when imported from places west of the Cape of Good Hope...
Page 86 - The testa, or investing membrane, presents a structure very distinct from that of the substance of the berry itself, and when once seen it cannot be confounded with any other tissue which has yet been observed entering into the adulteration of coffee : it is made up principally of elongated and adherent cells, forming a single layer, and Laving oblique markings upon their surfaces ; these cells rest upon another thin membrane which presents an indistinct fibrous structure.
Page 41 - Fill the wide circle of the eternal year : Stern winter smiles on that auspicious clime : The fields are florid with unfading prime : From the bleak pole no winds inclement blow, Mould the round hail, or flake the fleecy snow ; Hut from the breezy deep the bless'd inhale The fragrant murmurs of the western gale.
Page 24 - Edwards, a Turkey merchant, brought from Smyrna to London one Pasqua Rosee, a Ragusan youth, who prepared this drink for him every morning. But the novelty thereof drawing too much company to him, he allowed his said servant, with another of his son-in-law's, to sell it publicly ; and they set up the first coffee-house in London, in St.
Page 70 - When all have been thus served, a second round is poured out, but in inverse order, for the host this time drinks first, and the guests last. On special occasions, a first reception, for instance, the ruddy liquor is a third time handed round; nay, a fourth cup is sometimes added. But all these put together do not come up to one-fourth of what a European imbibes in a single draught at breakfast.
Page 12 - I suppose the following species of divination must be considered as a vestige of the ancient hydromancy. An essayist introduces "a person surprising a lady and her company in close cabal over their coffee ; the rest very intent upon one, who by her dress and intelligence he guessed was a tire-woman ; to which she added the secret of divining by...
Page 95 - Acorns, and dandelion root, raw or prepared, and all other articles used or intended to be used as coffee, or as substitutes therefor, not specially enumerated or provided for in this act, two cents per pound.

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