How to furnish a house and make it a home


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Pàgina xiii - The heritage of nature's noblest race, There is a spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest: Where man, creation's tyrant, casts aside His sword and sceptre, pageantry and pride, While in his softened looks benignly blend The sire, the son, the husband, father, friend: Here woman reigns; the mother, daughter, wife, Strews with fresh flowers the narrow way of life ; In the clear heaven of her delightful eve> An angel-guard of loves and graces lie; Around her knees domestic...
Pàgina 119 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Pàgina xiii - Strews with fresh flowers the narrow way of life ; In the clear heaven of her delightful eye, An angel-guard of loves and graces lie ; Around her knees domestic duties meet, And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet. — Where shall that land, that spot of earth be found ? Art thou a man ? — a patriot ? — look around : Oh, thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps roam, That land thy country, and that spot thy home.
Pàgina 119 - Fireside enjoyments, homeborn happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening know.
Pàgina 99 - Nor is it difficult to trace a connection between habitual feelings of this sort, and the formation of habits of respect for property, for the laws in general, and even for those higher duties and obligations, the observance of which no laws can enforce...
Pàgina 90 - Stir this mixture without adding more water, and a white-coloured fluid will soon be obtained, which will serve as a paint. It may be laid on with a brush with as much ease as varnish, and it dries very speedily. It must, however, be used the same day it is made, for if kept till next day it will be too thick : consequently, no more must be mixed up at one time than can be laid on in a day. If any...
Pàgina 102 - See the wretch that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again ; The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.
Pàgina 162 - Those who have feeling enough to be made miserable by anything careless, slovenly, and wasteful which happens under their eyes — who know what comfort is, and consequently are worthy of the enjoyments of a clean hearth and...
Pàgina 99 - A clean, fresh, and wellordered house exercises over its inmates a moral no less than a physical influence, and has a direct tendency to make the members of the family sober^ peaceable, and considerate of the feelings and happiness of each other.
Pàgina 161 - ... any considerable degree of heat , and consequently not having much elasticity. The current of warm air from the room which presses into the chimney crosses upon the current of heavy smoke which rises slowly from the fire, obstructs it in its ascent, and beats it back into the room ; hence it is that chimneys so often smoke when too large a quantity of fresh coal is put upon the fire.

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