A thousand notable things, embracing a collection of scarce receipts, &c. To which are added, The century of inventions, by the marq. of Worcester, 1655 ; and a discourse on the emigration of British birds

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Page 223 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Page 511 - A century of the names and scantlings of such inventions, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected, which, my former notes being lost, I have, at the instance of a powerful friend, endeavoured, now in the year 1655, to set down in such a way, as may sufficiently instruct me to put any of them in practice.
Page 396 - He had a patient lying at death's door, Some three miles from the town — it might be four ; To whom one evening Bolus sent an article In pharmacy, that's called cathartical, And, on the label of the stuff, He wrote this verse, Which one would think was clear enough, And terse : " When taken, To be well shaken.
Page 461 - I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften and concluded to give the copper.
Page 216 - Our life is but a Winter's day — Some only breakfast and away. Others to dinner stay and are full fed, The oldest man but sups, and goes to bed. Large is his debt who lingers out the day : Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
Page 200 - They proved to be a she bear, and her two cubs; but the cubs were nearly as large as the dam. They ran eagerly to the fire, and drew out from the flames part of the flesh of the sea-horse, that remained unconsumed, and ate it voraciously. The crew, from the ship, threw...
Page 557 - Part loosely wing the region; part more wise In common, ranged in figure, wedge their way, Intelligent of seasons, and set forth Their aery caravan, high over seas Flying, and over lands, with mutual wing Easing their flight...
Page 525 - ... which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three...
Page 454 - ... staples.— It would rather, if any were in the wall, pass out of it into the rod. to get more readily by that conductor into the earth. If the building be very large and extensive, two or more rods may be placed at different parts for greater security. Small ragged parts of clouds, suspended...
Page 139 - To half a pint of milk put an equal quantity of vinegar in order to curdle it; then separate the curd from the whey, and mix the whey with the whites of four or five eggs, beating the whole well together. When it is well-mixed, add a little quick-lime, through a sieve, until it has acquired the consistence of a thick paste.

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