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Page 609 - ... to stimulate the appetite, which Socrates recommends in the Banquet of Xenophon. On this occasion some curious reasons for their use are brought forward by different members of the party. Nicerates observes that onions relish well with wine, and cites Homer in support of his remark : Callias affirms that they inspire courage in the hour of battle: and...
Page 668 - We think that no unprejudiced spectator of real taste can hesitate for a moment in preferring the head of the Antinous, for example, to that of the Apollo. And in general it may be laid down as a rule, that the most perfect of the antiques are. the most...
Page 179 - Dr. Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines : Containing a clear Exposition of their Principles and Practice.
Page 12 - Full in the midst of his own strength he stands, Stretching his brawny arms, and leafy hands ; His shade protects the plains, his head the hills commands.
Page 189 - I am aware, that this view is far from being universal. The common notion has been, that the mass of the people need no other culture than is necessary to fit " them for their various trades ; and, though this error is passing away, it is far from being exploded.
Page 625 - THE ROYAL BOTANIC SOCIETY OF LONDON " was founded and incorporated in 1839, for the promotion of Botany in all its branches, and its application to Medicine, Arts, and Manufactures, and also for the formation of extensive botanical and ornamental Gardens, within the immediate vicinity of the metropolis.
Page 470 - ART, being an Adaptation of the Experience of Professors to the practice of Amateurs, illustrated by 18 coloured Plates, post Svo, cloth gilt, 8>.
Page 468 - ... in the corn-ricks, and never allows them either peace or quiet in the sewers and ditches where they take up their abode. That man only, who has seen a weasel go into a corn-stack, can form a just idea of the horror which its approach causes to the Hanoverians collected there for safety and plunder.
Page 614 - The winepress was of different kinds. The most simple consisted merely of a bag, in which the grapes were put, and squeezed, by means of two poles turning in contrary directions : a vase being placed below to receive the falling juice.