The Ceramic Art: A Compendium of the History and Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain

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Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1879 - Porcelain - 499 pages

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Page 31 - Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Page 348 - THOU still unravish'd bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?
Page 453 - ... in the corner. Another corner was occupied by a beaufet, which was a corner closet with a glass door, in which all the china of the family and the plate were intended to be displayed for ornament as well as use.
Page 88 - Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore : let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Page 31 - O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Page 478 - And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — nevermore!
Page 447 - He had with him several samples of the china ware, which I think were equal to the Asiatic. It was found on the back of VIRGINIA, where he was in quest of mines ; and having read Du Halde, he discovered both the Petunzc and Kaolin.
Page 299 - And gloomy darkness roll'd around his head. The fleet in view, he twang'd his deadly bow, And hissing fly the feather'd fates below. On mules and dogs th' infection first began ; And last, the vengeful arrows fix'd in man.
Page 71 - I have been out on the shore again, examining a native manufactory of pottery, and was delighted to find the whole Biblical apparatus complete, and in full operation. There was the potter sitting at his " frame," and turning the " wheel " with his foot. He had a heap of the prepared clay near him, and a pan of water by his side. Taking a lump in his hand, he placed it on the top of the wheel (which revolves horizontally), and smoothed it into a low cone, like the upper end of a sugar-loaf ; then...
Page 439 - Louisiana, published in 1753, states " that, having amassed the proper kind of clay, and carefully cleaned it, the Indian women take shells, which they pound and reduce to a fine powder ; they mix this powder with the clay, and, having Fig. 9. Full size. poured some water on the mass, they knead it with their hands and feet, and make it into a paste, of which they form rolls, six or seven feet long, and of a thickness suitable for their purpose.

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