The Art of Amusing: Being a Collection of Graceful Arts, Merry Games, Odd Tricks, Curious Puzzles, and New Charades. Together with Suggestions for Private Theatricals, Tableaux, and All Sorts of Parlor and Family Amusements

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Carleton, 1866 - Amusements - 302 pages
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Page 301 - The Art of Amusing : A Collection of Graceful Arts, Games, Tricks, Puzzles, and Charades. By FRANK BELLEW.
Page 272 - ... paterfamilias' felt hat one night and gave it a couple of coats of scarlet varnish, much to the astonishment of that good gentleman when he wished to put it on next morning. The mode of making these coral ornaments is, of course, very simple ; otherwise it would not find a place in this book : RECEIPT. To two drachms of fine vermilion, add one ounce of clear resin, and melt them together ; paint the object with this mixture while hot, and then hold it over a gentle fire till it is perfectly covered...
Page 301 - With directions for self-culture. A sensible and instructive work, that ought to be in the hands of every one who wishes to be either an agreeable talker or listener ..... I2mo. cloth, $1.50 THE ART OF AMUSING.
Page 300 - Remains," it is remarked, that "there is a kind of physiognomy in the titles of books, no less than in the faces of men, by which a skilful observer will as well know what to expect from the one as the other.
Page 241 - Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, Who lives in Cwumpet* Lane.
Page 229 - Forty parts of dry nitrate of strontian, thirteen parts of finely powdered sulphur, five parts of chlorate of potash, and four parts of sulphuret of antimony. The chlorate of potash and sulphuret of antimony should be powdered separately in a mortar, and then mixed together on paper ; after which they may be added to the other ingredients, previously powdered and mixed.
Page 237 - The puzzle is with two cuts to divide it into six parts, each part containing one nail. Of course you cannot do it ; we could not do it ourselves, and had to get the white mice to show us the way. Somehow or another we never can find out anything with half a dozen taper fingers fluttering before our eyes. They bewilder us terribly, getting between the feet of our ideas, so to speak, and tripping us up ; as young lambs might serve an awkward shepherd. Well, the mystery is solved thus : you cut off...

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