The Art of Weaving: By Hand and by Power, with an Introductory Account of Its Rise and Progress in Ancient and Modern Times ...

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Wiley & Putnam, 1845 - Hand weaving - 542 pages
 

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Page 293 - 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 18 - 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 44 - Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart to work all manner of work of the engraver. And of the cunning workman and of the embroiderer, in blue and in purple, in scarlet and in fine linen and of the weaver, even of them that do any work and of those that devise cunning work.
Page 43 - 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 293 - 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 328 - He had infinite quickness of apprehension, a prodigious memory, and a certain rectifying and methodizing power of understanding, which extracted something precious out of all that was presented to it. His stores of miscellaneous knowledge were immense, and yet less astonishing than the command he had at all times over them. It seemed as if every subject that was casually started in...
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 44 - 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 487 - Secretary to the Board of Trustees for the Encouragement of Manufactures in Scotland ; also...
Page 378 - 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

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