The diarian miscellany: consisting of all the useful and entertaining parts, extr. from the Ladies' diary, from 1704 to 1773. With additional solutions and improvements. By C. Hutton, Τόμος 1


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Σελίδα 142 - Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year. The balmy spirit of the western gale Eternal breathes on fruits untaught to fail : Each dropping pear a' following pear supplies, On apples apples, figs on figs arise : The same mild season gives the blooms to blow, The buds to harden, and the fruits to grow. Here order'd vines in equal ranks appear, With all the
Σελίδα 237 - Some dry the black'ning clusters in the sun. Others to tread the liquid harvest join, The groaning presses foam with floods of wine. Here are the vines in early flow'r descry'd, Here grapes discolour'd on the sunny side, And there in Autumn's richest purple dy'd. ' Beds of all various herbs, for ever green, In beauteous order terminate the scene.
Σελίδα 142 - This through the gardens leads its streams around, Visits each plant, and waters all the ground: While that in pipes beneath the palace flows, And thence its current on the town bestows ; To various use their various streams they bring, The people one, and one supplies the king...
Σελίδα 32 - When first the marriage knot was tied Betwixt my wife and me, My age did hers as far exceed As three times three does three ; , But when ten years and half ten years We man and wife had been, Her age came up as near to mine As eight is to sixteen. Now tell me, I pray, What were our ages on the wedding-day...
Σελίδα 55 - By the help of this fcience, land is ibid by die meafure, as well as cloth : workmen are paid the due price of their labour, according; to the fuperficial or folid meafure of their work : and the quantity of liquors determined, for a due regulation of their price and duty.
Σελίδα 17 - Capricorn; because the sun, at the respective solstices, is situated in the division, or signs of the ecliptic so denominated. Of these signs there are twelve, each occupying 30° of its circumference. They commence at the vernal equinox, and are named in order — Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces. They are denoted also by the following symbols: — 'y>, «, n, 25, Si, i%, .*, »l, t,^f, ~, K. The ecliptic itself is also divided...
Σελίδα 109 - ... 4. There is a large and famous country on the continent of Africa, many of whofe inhabitants are born perfectly deaf, and others ftone-blind, and continue fo during their whole lives ; and fuch is the amazing faculty of thofe perfons, that the deaf are as capable to judge of founds, as thofe that hear, and the blind of colours, as thofe that fee.
Σελίδα 58 - Which by its fail broke up a hole, Twice fifteen yards from off the pole ; But this being all that I can do, The May-pole now being broke in two Unequal parts, to aid a friend, Ye youths, pray then an answer send.
Σελίδα 138 - There is a remarkable river on the continent of Europe,, over which there is a bridge of fuch a breadth, that above three thoufand men abreaft may pafs along the fame, and.
Σελίδα 40 - To be 100 feet from th' top to th' ground ; Against the wall a ladder stood upright, Of the same length the castle was in height : •A. waggish youngster did the ladder slide (The bottom of it) 10 feet from the side ; ' Now I would know how far the top did fall, By pulling out the ladder from the wall t A 6 ini nearly 26.

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