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Page 564 - But thou, Menelaus, son of Zeus, art not ordained to die and meet thy fate in Argos, the pasture-land of horses, but the deathless gods will convey thee to the Elysian plain and the world's end, where is Rhadamanthus of the fair hair, where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor yet great storm, nor any rain ; but always ocean sendeth forth the breeze of the shrill West to blow cool on men : yea, for thou hast Helen to wife, and thereby they deem thee to be son of Zeus.
Page 103 - ... with painting or carving, you will want pictures or engravings, such as you can afford, only not stopgaps, but real works of art on the wall ; or else the wall itself must be ornamented with some beautiful and restful pattern : we shall also want a vase or two to put flowers in, which latter you must have sometimes, especially if you live in a town. Then there will be the fireplace of course, which in our climate is bound to be the chief object in the room. That is all we shall want, especially...
Page 94 - EVOLUTION IN ART: AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE LIFE-HISTORIES OF DESIGNS. BY ALFRED C. HADDON, Professor of Zoology, Royal College of Science, Dublin, Corresponding Member of the Italian Society of Anthropology, eic.
Page 54 - Are you Englishmen, or Goths and Vandals? This is the Patent Office, the depository of the inventive genius of America, in which the whole civilized world is concerned. Would you destroy it? If so, fire away, and let the charge pass through my body ! " By this effort, the records and models of the Patent Office were saved.
Page 117 - ... slop, or other refuse, or in or upon which any such matter or refuse shall have been deposited, unless and until such matter or refuse shall have been properly removed, by excavation or otherwise, from such site.
Page 117 - ... nine inches thick, and projecting at least four inches on each side of the lowest course of footings of such walls.
Page 117 - ... animal, or vegetable matter, or which shall have been filled up or covered with dust, or slop, or other refuse, or in or upon which any such matter or refuse shall have been deposited, unless and until...
Page 117 - ... matter or refuse shall have been properly removed, by excavation or otherwise, from such site. Any holes caused by such excavation must, if not used for a basement or cellar, be filled in with hard brick or dry rubbish, or concrete or other suitable material to be approved by the district surveyor.
Page 103 - ... must have sometimes, especially if you live in a town. Then there will be the fireplace of course, which in our climate is bound to be the chief object in the room. That is all we shall want, especially if the floor be good ; if it be not, as, by the way, in a modern house it is pretty certain not to be, I admit that a small carpet which can be bundled out of the room in two minutes will be useful, and we must also take care that it is beautiful, or it will annoy us terribly.