Paper and Printing Recipes by J. Sawtelle Ford

Author: J. Sawtelle Ford
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,772 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Category: Z

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When the effervescence has subsided, enough water is to be added to form a paste of convenient consistence.


Put two pennyworths’ lunar caustic (nitrate of silver) into half a tablespoonful of gin, and in a day or two the ink is fit for use. The linen to be marked must first be wet with a strong solution of common soda, and be thoroughly dried before the ink is used upon it. The color will be faint at first, but by exposure to the sun or the fire it will become quite black and very durable.


Crystallized nitrate of silver, dram 1 Water of ammonia, drams 3 Crystallized carbonate of soda, dram 1 Powdered gum arabic, drams 1-1/2 Sulphate of copper, grains 30 Distilled water, drams 4

Dissolve the silver salt in the ammonia; dissolve the carbonate of soda, gum arabic, and sulphate of copper in the distilled water, and mix the two solutions together.


Take of Aleppo galls, bruised, 9 ozs.; bruised

The Peanut Plant by B.W. Jones

This little work has been prepared mainly for those who have no practical acquaintance with the cultivation of the Peanut. Its directions, therefore, are intended for the beginner, and are such as will enable any intelligent person who has followed farming, to raise good crops of Peanuts, although he may have never before seen the growing plant.

Author: B.W. Jones
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,963 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.7
LoC Category: SB

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Added to site: 2009.04.24 23971
Genre: Instructional

of the soil should be gray, with few or no traces of iron to stain the pods. As a rule, the brightest pods bring the most money, and as the color of the pods is always influenced by that of the soil in which they grow, it becomes a matter of importance to select that which is of the right description. Land of the above nature and color may be regarded as first-class for this crop. But let it be distinctly borne in mind, that unless it contains a goodly per-centage of lime in some form, in an available state, no land will produce paying crops of pods, although it may yield large and luxuriant vines. Of all the forms of lime, that supplied by the marls of the seaboard section appears to be the best.

But any soil that can be put into a friable condition, and kept so during the period of cultivation, will produce salable peanuts, provided it contains enough lime to insure solid pods. If it is known that a piece of land will produce sound corn, at the rate of from five to ten barrels per acre, the planter

Pedagogics as a System by Karl Rosenkranz

Author: Karl Rosenkranz
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,076 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: LB

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Added to site: 2009.12.13 26010
Genre: Instructional

dical way, either generally or with reference to some special aim. The educator must, therefore, be relatively finished in his own education, and the pupil must possess unlimited confidence in him. If authority be wanting on the one side, or respect and obedience on the other, this ethical basis of development must fail, and it demands in the very highest degree, talent, knowledge, skill, and prudence.

–Education takes on this form only under the culture which has been developed through the influence of city life. Up to that time we have the naïve period of education, which holds to the general powers of nature, of national customs, and of destiny, and which lasts for a long time among the rural populations. But in the city a greater complication of events, an uncertainty of the results of reflection, a working out of individuality, and a need of the possession of many arts and trades, make their appearance and render it impossible for men longer to be ruled by mere custom. The Telemachus of Fene

Proverb Lore by F. Edward Hulme

Author: F. Edward Hulme
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,043 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: GR

Downloads: 2,600
Added to site: 2010.10.31 29412

Genres: Reference, Instructional, Philosophy

se man may strike us at once as one of the happiest of utterances, but if from any cause it does not find acceptance and adoption into the common speech, the absence of this popular recognition of its work debars it. It may richly deserve a place amongst the proverbs, being as pithy, as wise as any of them, and possess every essential of a proverb save the one. This one essential of general acceptance being wanting, we have left to us a golden sentence, a striking aphorism, a soul-stirring utterance. This is a point that some of the compilers of lists of proverbs have overlooked, and they have been tempted to insert in their pages brilliant wisdom-chips from the writings of divers clever men, or to coin them for themselves.

Worcester, in his dictionary, defines a proverb as “a common or pithy expression which embodies some moral precept or admitted truth,” but we find in practice that some few of these popular sayings are not altogether moral in their teaching. Hazlitt affirms that this popular diction

Palmistry for All by Cheiro

Author: Cheiro (William John Warner)
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,908 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.6
LoC Category:

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Added to site: 2007.01.30 15945

Genres: Instructional, Occult

them to the readers of the American Edition of Palmistry for All.




It was on July 21, 1894, that I had the honour of meeting Lord Kitchener and getting the autographed impression of his right hand, which I now publish for the first time as frontispiece to this volume. The day I had this interview, Lord Kitchener, or, as he was then, Major-General Kitchener, was at the War Office, and to take this impression had to use the paper on his table, and, strangely enough, the imprint of the War Office may be seen at the top of the second finger–in itself perhaps a premonition that he would one day be the controlling force of that great department.

Lord Kitchener was at that moment Sirdar of the Egyptian Army. He had returned to England to tender his resignation on account of some hostile criticism about “the Abbas affair,” and so I took the opportunity of his being in England to ask him to allow me to add his hand to my collection, which ev

The Canadian Girl at Work by Marjory MacMurchy

The object of The Canadian Girl at Work is to assist girls in finding satisfactory employment. The further aim of showing them what constitutes a right attitude toward work and toward life through work, underlies the account of each occupation. The book is meant for girls, and for the assistance of fathers and mothers, of teachers, and of those who are interested in questions of training and employment.

Author: Marjory MacMurchy
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,606 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.3
LoC Category: L

Downloads: 618
Added to site: 2008.04.12 20553

Genres: Non-fiction, Instructional

y be sure that she is learning an employment which will be of value to her. It is exactly the same as in school. No one was ever so clever as to be able to learn to read in one day, yet we all know how well worth while it is to be able to read.

How is the girl to choose the industry in which she hopes to find work?[2] She should make inquiries about a factory before she enters it. She may have a friend who is working in a whitewear factory, or a biscuit factory, or who is making boxes. The friend probably will be willing to speak to the foreman or forewoman about the girl’s employment. But she should notice the surroundings in which she means to work. Is the workroom light and airy? Are the conditions under which she must work sanitary? Are the workers respectable and well-behaved? If she is to work where there is machinery, it should be properly guarded, so that she will not be in danger. She should not choose a factory where the hours are longer than the average nor one where over-time is encouraged.

Modern marriage and how to bear it by Maud Churton Braby

Lively and frank . . . should prove instructive as well as readable and provide people with plenty to think about. The author has read widely, and thought deeply, and has a sufficiently broad mind to give her conclusions real value . . . should be read by all who think seriously on this most serious subject.

Author: Maud Churton Braby
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,228 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: HQ

Downloads: 893
Added to site: 2010.03.07 26893

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Seven Girls’ and ‘Lover of the Sex’ write to demand his instant execution and public disgrace.

The range of men’s fault-finding is endless; one will assert that women are mere domestic machines, unfit companions for any intelligent man, and with no soul above conversation about their servants and children; another that they are mere blue-stockings striving after an unattainable intellectuality; a third that they are mere frivolous dolls without brain or heart, engrossed in the pursuit of pleasure, a fourth that they are sexless, slangy, misclad masculine monsters.

Judged by the assertions of newspaper correspondents, women are at one and the same time preposterously masculine, contemptibly feminine, ridiculously intellectual, repulsively athletic, and revoltingly frivolous. In appearance they are either lank, gaunt, flat-footed lamp-posts, or else over-dressed, unnaturally-shaped, painted dolls. Their extravagance exhausts expletive! When they belong to the class of society generally

The Mother and Her Child by Lena K. Sadler

The advice given in this work is that which we have tried out by experience–both as parents and physicians–and we pass it on to mothers, fathers, and nurses with the belief that it will be of help in their efforts at practical and scientific ”child culture.” We believe, also, that the expectant mother will be aided and encouraged in bearing the burdens which are common to motherhood by the advice and instruction offered.

Author: Lena K. Sadler
Co-author: William S. Sadler
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 144,419 / 436 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 112.8
LoC Category: RJ

Downloads: 3,015
Added to site: 2007.03.15 16276

Genre: Instructional

ance with the plan just described.



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