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Page 104 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, ' Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev'ning in.
Page 93 - I have about five thousand, collected gradually since my eighteenth year. Therefore, painter, put as many as you can into this room. Make it populous with books ; and, furthermore, paint me a good fire ; and furniture plain and modest, befitting the unpretending cottage of a scholar.
Page 116 - Lettsom, the first cause of the " pernicious custom of drinking spirits to excess " was stated as " often owing to the weakness and debility of the system, brought on by the daily habit of drinking tea ; the trembling hand seeks a temporary relief in some cordial in order to refresh and excite again the enfeebled system, whereby such persons almost necessarily fall into a habit of intemperance.
Page 87 - He always made it himself; half-filling the teapot with tea, pouring the boiling water on it, and then almost immediately pouring it out; using with it a great quantity of sugar and cream. To judge from its occasional effect...
Page 6 - Venus her myrtle, Phoebus has his bays : Tea both excels, which the vouchsafes to praise, The best of Queens and best of Herbs we owe To that bold nation, which the way did show To the fair region where the sun does rise, Whose rich productions we so justly prize. The Muse's friend, Tea, does our fancy aid : Repress those vapours which the head invade. And keeps that palace of the soul serene, Fit, on her birthday, to salute the Queen.
Page 93 - And, as it is very unpleasant to make tea, or to pour it out for one's self, paint me a lovely young woman, sitting at the table. Paint her arms like Aurora's, and her smiles like Hebe's ; — but no, dear M. not even in jest let me insinuate that thy power to illuminate my cottage rests upon a tenure so perishable as mere personal beauty ; or that the witchcraft...
Page 9 - Mr. Trusler's daughter begs leave to inform the Nobility and Gentry, that she intends to make fruittarts during the fruit season ; and hopes to give equal satisfaction as with the rich cakes, and almond cheesecakes. The fruit will always be fresh gathered, having great quantities in the garden ; and none but loaf sugar used, and the finest Epping butter.
Page 123 - As a rule all agents which stimulate, that is to say, relax the arterial tension and so allow the blood a freer course through the organs, promote, for a time, felicity, but in the reaction leave depression. The alkaloid in tea, theine, has this effect. It causes a short and slight felicity. It causes, in a large number of persons, a long and severe and even painful sadness. There are many who never know a day of felicity owing to this one destroying cause. In our poorer districts, amongst the poor...