The Numismatist, Volume 13

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American Numismatic Association, 1900

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Page 96 - When the oldest cask is opened, And the largest lamp is lit ; When the chestnuts glow in the embers, And the kid turns on the spit ; When young and old in circle Around the firebrands close ; When the girls are weaving baskets, And the lads are shaping bows...
Page 170 - YEARS' EXPERIENCE TRADE MARKS • DESIGNS ... COPYRIGHTS &c. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is probably patentable.
Page 2 - Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them...
Page 162 - Judea weeps. Now scantier limits the proud arch confine, And scarce are seen the prostrate Nile or Rhine ; A small Euphrates through the piece is roll'd, And little eagles wave their wings in gold.
Page 162 - Ambition sigh'd : she found it vain to trust The faithless column, and the crumbling bust: Huge moles, whose shadow stretch'd from shore to shore Their ruins perish'd, and their place no more ! Convinced, she now contracts her vast design, And all her triumphs shrink into a coin.
Page 105 - Latin thesaurus inventus, which is where any money or coin, gold, silver, plate, or bullion, is found hidden in the earth, or other private place, the owner thereof being unknown...
Page 244 - In the upper cross-piece was fastened an iron box with a female screw, through which there passed a stout iron screw of an inch or more diameter, to the bottom of which was fixed one of the dies ; whilst the other was received into a square hole made in the bottom crosspiece, where it lay very steady as in a proper bed. The screw was wrought by hand, in the manner of a capstan, by means of four handles affixed to the top of it, of about nine inches long each.
Page 243 - Charles II. the tradesmen and victuallers in general, that is, all that pleased, coined small money or tokens for the benefit and convenience of trade. And for this there was in a manner a perfect necessity, since, at that time, there were but few brass halfpennies. coined by authority, and no great quantity of farthings, which likewise were in bulk very small. Now this small money, by which I mean halfpence and farthings, were...
Page 187 - For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

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