The art of weaving by hand and by power, with an account of its rise and progress

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Wiley & Putnam, 1845 - 538 pages
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Page 297 - A wreath, that cannot fade, of flowers, that blow With most success when all besides decay. The poet's or historian's page by one Made vocal for...
Page 16 - Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Page 41 - Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
Page 297 - Of sounding an alarm assaults these doors Till the street rings ; no stationary steeds Cough their own knell, while, heedless of the sound, The silent circle fan themselves, and quake : But here the needle plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well-depicted flower...
Page 122 - some of them were so delicate that they would pass through a man's ring, and a single person could carry a sufficient number of them to surround a whole wood.
Page 42 - Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts ; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD. 39 And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework.
Page 337 - ... her eye be diverted from her work but one moment, the end of a broken thread might wind round the beam so far, as to require five minutes or more to find it, and put the machine again in motion. But this is not the case with those used in America ; for while the machine is in operation, the attendant is frequently behind the bobbin frame, taking out empty spools, and supplying their places with full ones ; nor could the cradle warpers of America be used, except by being furnished with a selfacting...
Page 266 - These are the gifts of art; and art thrives most Where commerce has enrich'd the busy coast ; He catches all improvements in his flight, Spreads foreign wonders in his country's sight, Imports what others have invented well, And stirs his own to match them or excel.
Page 388 - The wise and active conquer difficulties, By daring to attempt them. Sloth and folly Shiver and shrink at sight of toil and hazard, And make th
Page 7 - Philologists, astronomers, chemists, painters, architects, physicians, must return to Egypt to learn, the origin of language and writing ; of the calendar and solar motion ; of the art of cutting granite with a copper chisel, and of giving elasticity to a copper sword ; of making glass with the variegated hues of the rainbow ; of moving single blocks of polished syenite, nine hundred tons in weight, for any distance, by land and water ; of building arches...

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