The American Home Book of In-door Games, Amusements, and Occupations

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Lee and Shepard, 1872 - Amusements - 378 pages
 

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Page 78 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?
Page 94 - I'd have you remember that when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.
Page 46 - My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer, A-chasing the wild deer and following the roe — My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go!
Page 78 - So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the Grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
Page 203 - DISSOLVE crystals of nitrate of copper in spirit of wine ; light the solution, and it will burn with a beautiful emerald-green flame : pieces of sponge soaked in this spirit, lighted and suspended by fine wires over the stage of theatres, produce the lambent green flames now so common in incantation scenes : strips of flannel saturated with it, and applied round copper swords, tridents, &c.
Page 171 - THE VOWELS We are little airy creatures, All of different voice and features; One of us in glass is set, One of us you'll find in jet. T'other you may see in tin, And the fourth a box within. If the fifth you should pursue, It can never fly from you.
Page 306 - ... and needles. Superabundant branches can be thinned out with small, sharppointed scissors. When the specimen is placed as you like it, cautiously raise the paper, that the position of the plant be not altered, and let it rest somewhere with sloping inclination, that the moisture may run off, while other specimens are treated in the same way. Do not leave them long thus, for they must be pressed before the paper is dry.
Page 249 - When the air blows upon these strings, with different degrees of force, it will excite different tones of sound ; sometimes the blast brings out all the tones in...
Page 26 - Pat a cake, pat a cake, Baker's man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can. / Roll it / and pat it / and mark it with a T; / put it in the oven for baby and me.) As soon as mother begins the first sequence with hand clapping, Ronny smiles.
Page 174 - You gave the wrong answer,' said the sphinx. 'But that was what made everything possible,' said Oedipus. 'No.' she said. 'When I asked, what walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening, you answered Man. You didn't say anything about Woman.' 'When you say Man,' said Oedipus, 'you include women too. Everyone knows that.

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