The What-not; or Ladies' handy-book, Volumes 1 à 2


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Page 142 - Sidney Smith's Winter Salad. Two large potatoes, passed through kitchen sieve, Unwonted softness to the salad give. Of mordant mustard add a single spoon — Distrust the condiment which bites so soon ; But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault To add a double quantity of salt. * Three times the spoon with oil of Lucca crown, And once with vinegar, procured from town.
Page 152 - For woman is not undevelopt man, . But diverse : could we make her as the man, Sweet Love were slain: his dearest bond is this, Not like to like, but like in difference. Yet in the long years liker must they grow; The man be more of woman, she of man; He gain in sweetness and in moral height, Nor lose the wrestling thews that throw the world; She mental breadth, nor fail in childward care...
Page 310 - And if the waste be lessened, the necessity for food to repair it will be lessened in an equal proportion. In other words, by the consumption of a certain quantity of tea, the health and strength of the body will be maintained in an equal degree upon a smaller quantity of ordinary food.
Page 36 - This veil is her destined shroud, which is assumed at the moment of exchanging a paternal for a conjugal home, in token that the bride is thenceforward dead to her own family, belonging wholly to the husband to whom she is about to be delivered up. In this garb she is seated in a palanquin of the higher class, and carried forth, escorted by the marriage-brokers, by her family, and by the friends bidden to the wedding-feast ; the men all in their dresses of ceremony, the women in their gayest, gold-bordered...
Page 181 - Sylvius has it,) being now in a condition beyond improvement, Signor Attilio had for some days been rather curious to know what course of events would next occupy the diplomatic talents of his master. After a turn or two more, taken in silence, Count Anatole stopped in the middle of the floor, and eyeing the...
Page 36 - Celastrus alatus) to the house of the damsel's parents. If the branch be neglected, the suit is rejected ; if it be accepted, so is the lover ; and if the young lady wishes to express reciprocal tenderness, she forthwith blackens her teeth ; but she must not pluck out her eyebrows until the wedding shall have been actually celebrated.
Page 190 - WHEN I think upon the Childless, how I sorrow for the gloom That pervades the silent chambers of their still and joyless home, They do not hear the gleesome sound of infant voices sweet, The gush of fairy laughter, or the tread of tiny feet. Their hand the little shining head can never fondly press, They never on the coral lip imprint a warm caress...
Page 185 - ... conceptions at once from the marble. Michael Angelo was a name to worship — a spell in the arts — an honour to Italy — to the world. What he praised, lived ; what he condemned, perished. As Donatello grew old, his anxiety grew more powerful to know what the inspired eyes of the wonderful artist had detected in his great statue.
Page 185 - ... from head to foot ; regarded it before, behind, and studied its profiles from various points. The venerable Donatello saw him, and awaited his long and absorbed examination with the flattered pride of an artist, and the affectionate indulgence of a father. At length, Michael Angelo stopped once more before it, inhaled a long breath, and broke the profound silence. " It wants only one thing,
Page 152 - Yet in the long years liker must they grow ; The man be more of woman, she of man ; He gain in sweetness and in moral height, Nor lose the wrestling thews that throw the world ; She mental breadth, nor fail in childward care, Nor lose the childlike in the larger mind ; Till at the last she set herself to man, Like perfect music unto noble words...

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