The Basket: Or, the Journal of the Basket Fraternity Or Lovers of Indian Baskets and Other Good Things, Volume 2

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Basket Fraternity, 1904 - Basket making

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Page 40 - I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot : I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Page 47 - And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
Page 135 - Palissy! within thy breast Burned the hot fever of unrest; Thine was the prophet's vision, thine The exultation, the divine Insanity of noble minds, That never falters nor abates, But labors and endures and waits, Till all that it foresees it finds, Or what it cannot find creates!
Page 45 - IT was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!
Page 152 - Photography, Lithography, Enamel, Jewelry, Needlework, Gardening, etc. The principal writers on Art are contributors to its pages. Many original illustrations, reproduced in every variety of black and white process, half-tone, line, photogravure, etc., are to be found in each number. Color plates of real value are to be found in every issue. No magazine can boast a more artistic and sumptuous get-up than
Page 172 - And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, tlien shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it ; for I will give it unto thee.
Page 39 - I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page 123 - ... stitch, the needle from you, between the upper and lower reed; unthread the needle, thread again with new. Take up the basket ready to sew. Draw the old thread of raffia closely over the tip of the first finger of the left hand, place the end of the new raffia over the old— hold them both firmly, between the tips of the first and second fingers of the left hand. Now take the new raffia, and wrap the upper reed, toward you — twice, the second wrapping to come close up to the last stitch of...
Page 158 - Vol. II, p. 348, ed. Gor., Chap. XCVII, st. 17, tells of vessels on the sea bearing this sign of fortune. This mark, of which the name and usage are certainly ancient, because it is found on the oldest Buddhist medals, may have been used as frequently among the Brahmins as among the Buddhists. Most of the inscriptions on the Buddhist caverns in western India are either preceded or followed by the holy (tacramentelle) sign of the Swastika.
Page 39 - Wouldst learn to know one little flower, Its perfume, perfect form and hue? Yea, wouldst thou have one perfect hour Of all the years that come to you? Then grow as God hath planted, grow A lordly oak or daisy low, As He hath set His garden ; be Just what thou art, or grass or tree. Thy treasures up in heaven laid Await thy sure ascending soul, Life after life, — be not afraid ! IX Wouldst know the secrets of the soil?

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