Cassell's household guide, Volumes 3-4

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Page 204 - Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on...
Page 85 - Hereditaments rated thereunto; that is to say, of the Rent at which the same might reasonably be expected to let from year to year, free of all usual Tenant's Rates and Taxes, and Tithe Commutation Rent-charge, if any, and deducting therefrom the probable average annual cost of the repairs, insurance, and other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain them in a state to command such Rent...
Page 301 - Asiatic animal, is found in North America. The fur of the ermine is of a pure whiteness throughout, with the exception of the tip of the tail, which is black ; and the spotted appearance of ermine skins, by which they are peculiarly known, is produced by fastening these black tips at intervals on the skins.
Page 131 - So far from the position holding true, that great wit (or genius, in our modern way of speaking), has a necessary alliance with insanity, the greatest wits, on the contrary, will ever be found to be the sanest writers. It is impossible for the mind to conceive of a mad Shakspeare.
Page 236 - ... only half the size. That kind of salt, then, which possesses most eminently the combined properties of hardness, compactness, and perfection of crystals, will be best adapted to the purpose of packing fish and other provisions, because...
Page 53 - ... from the early part of February to the second week in July ; and then (if the bird be in a state of freedom) its song entirely ceases. You may hear the thrush, the lark, the robin, and the wren, sing from time to time in the dreary months of winter ; but you will never, by any chance, have one single note of melody from the chaffinch. Its powers of song...
Page 55 - ... to order payment to the said tenant of the value thereof, deducting thereout the rent which shall so appear to be due, such value to be determined by the magistrate ; and such landlord or party complained against, in default of compliance with any such order, shall forfeit to the party aggrieved the value of such distress, not being greater than fifteen pounds, such value to be determined by the magistrate.
Page 331 - ... the inside then becomes like a ham, or any other dried meat. Ere long the insects claim it as their own ; the feathers begin to drop off, and you have the hideous spectacle of death in ragged plumage. Wire is of no manner of use, but, on the contrary, a great nuisance ; for where it is introduced, a disagreeable stiffness and derangement of symmetry follow.
Page 37 - I am not an attorney at law, solicitor, a writer to the Signet, a writer of the Scotch Courts, a proctor, a notary public, a clerk in Chancery, a parliamentary agent, an agent in any Court, original or appellate, a clerk to any justice of the peace, nor do I act, directly or indirectly, in any such capacity, or in the capacity of clerk of, or to, any of the persons above described, or as clerk of, or to, any officer in any Court of Law or Equity.
Page 240 - The potatoes should be, as much as possible, of the same size, and the large and small ones boiled separately. They must be washed clean, and, without paring or scraping, put in a pot with cold water, not sufficient to cover them, as they will produce themselves, before they boil, a considerable quantity of fluid. They do not admit being put into a vessel of boiling water like greens. If the potatoes are tolerably large, it will be necessary, as soon as they begin...

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