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Page 692 - Illustrations. 12s. 6d. BURN. Handbook of the Mechanical Arts Concerned in the Construction and Arrangement of Dwelling-Houses and other Buildings ; with Practical Hints on Road-making and the Enclosing of Land. By ROBERT SCOTT BURN, Engineer. Second Edition. Crown 8vo, 6s. 6d.
Page 84 - How they lie down to rest, how they sleep, how they can preserve common decency, how unutterable horrors are avoided, is beyond all conception. The case is aggravated, when there is a young woman to be lodged in this confined space, who is not a member of the family, but is hired to do the field-work, for which every hind is bound to provide a female.
Page 146 - ... well rubbed and mixed. Put the two mixtures together in an earthen vessel over a gentle heat ; when well united, the mixture may be put into a phial and kept well stopped. " When wanted for use, the bottle must be set in warm water, when the china or glass articles must be also warmed, and the cement applied.
Page 148 - Spanish whiting, and a pound of clean glue, which has been previously dissolved by first soaking it well, and then hanging it over a slow fire, in a small kettle, within a large one filled with water. Add five gallons of hot water to the whole mixture; stir it well, and let it stand a few days covered from the dirt.
Page 683 - The Book of Farm Implements and Machines. By J. SLIGHT and R. SCOTT BURN, Engineers. Edited by HENRY STEPHENS. Large 8vo, £2, 2s. STEVENSON. British Fungi. (Hymenomycetes.) By Rev. JOHN STEVENSON, Author of 'Mycologia Scotica,
Page 695 - ... comforts ought to recall them to our minds. One main cause of this is, that our schools tell us nothing about them — do not teach those parts of modern learning which would fit us for seeing them. What most concerns the things that daily occupy our attention and cares, are in early life almost sedulously kept from our knowledge. Those who would learn...
Page 686 - In two large vols. royal 8vo, embellished with 1350 Engravings. The work is divided into two great sections, each occupying a volume — the first comprising the formation, arrangement, and laying out of gardens, and the construction of garden buildings ; the second treating of the theory and practice of horticulture. Sold separately — viz. : VOL. I. ON THE FORMATION OF GARDENS AND CONSTRUCTION OF GARDEN EDIFICES.
Page 681 - Persons required to conduct and execute the labour of the Farm. On the Institutions of Education best suited to Agricultural Students. On the evils attending the neglect of Landowners and others to learn Practical Agriculture. On observing the Details and recording the Facts of Farming by the Agricultural Student.
Page 507 - We may reason by analogy as to what is the cheapest and most effective means of securing perishable commodities from the action of the atmosphere and vermin. In England we put our flour in sacks. Brother Jonathan puts his in barrels, which does not thoroughly answer. . . . If Brother Jonathan wishes really to preserve his flour or his ' crackers - undamaged, he makes them thoroughly dry and cool, and hermetically • seals them in tin cans. This also is a common process to prevent goods being damaged...
Page 88 - To whatever extent the probable duration of the life of the working man is diminished by noxious agencies, I repeat a truism in stating that to some extent so much productive power is lost ; and in the case of destitute widowhood and orphanage, burdens are created and cast either on the industrious survivors belonging to the family, or on the contributors to the poor's rates during the whole of the period of the failure of such ability.