In honor of #NationalPoetryDay (which was yesterday), this collection of poetry from physician Mark Akenside (1721-1770) seemed appropriate for this Wednesday.
In honor of the first day of spring…
From Shirley Hibberd and and F. Edward Hulme’s Familiar garden flowers (1879).
From Anne Pratt’s Wild flowers Volume I (1893).
From Alfred Moquin-Tandon’s Le monde de la mer (1866).
Many of us are looking at an uptick in home baking as the holidays approach and some of us are dusting off recipes that we don’t use all that often: shortbread, cinnamon rolls, croissants, Eccles cakes! Never fear, though, George Read is here with directions for a variety of confectionery items in a “plain and concise manner.”
Flip through the pages of The confectioner’s and pastry-cook’s guide below or follow this link to read it online.
From Edmund Saalfeld’s Lectures on cosmetic treatment : a manual for practitioners (1910).
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Halloween is only a week away, so in preparation, here are some of the texts we can offer on the ghostly and ghastly.
- Alfred Roffe’s 1851 An essay upon the ghost-belief of Shakespeare.
- John Henry Pepper’s 1890 The true history of the ghost : and all about metempsychosis.
- Andrew Lang’s 1897 The book of dreams and ghosts.
- The 1864 Spectropia, or, Surprising spectral illusions : showing ghosts everywhere, and of any colour : with sixteen illustrations.
- H. Addington Bruce’s 1914 Adventurings in the psychical.
- Frederick George Lee’s 1875 volumes The other world; or, Glimpses of the supernatural. Being facts, records, and traditions relating to dreams, omens, miraculous occurrences, apparitions, wraiths, warnings, second-sight, witchcraft, necromancy, etc (Volume 2 is also available.)
- And John William Harris’ 1901 Inferences from haunted houses and haunted men.
Did we miss out on your favorite? tell us in the comments!
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