Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892
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Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review


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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review

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Page xli - For expenses of the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, seventeen thousand dollars.
Page xlii - For continuing the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, and from other sources, including salaries or compensation...
Page 580 - But on whatever occasion they may have been made, they are of considerable notoriety among the Indians; for a party passing, about thirty years ago, through the part of the country where this barrow is, went through the woods directly to it, without any instructions or inquiry, and having staid about it...
Page 591 - make earthen pots of very different sizes, so as to contain from 2 to 10 gallons ; large pitchers to carry water; bowls, dishes, platters, basins, and a prodigious number of other vessels of such antiquated forms as would be tedious to describe and impossible to name. Their method of glazing them is, they place them over a large fire of smoky pitch pine, which makes them smooth, black, and firm:
Page 478 - INDEX MEDICUS.— A Monthly Classified Record of the Current Medical Literature of the World.
Page xvi - Commonwealth, except such as by this constitution they are admitted to hold, saving that the judges of the said court may hold the offices of justices of the peace through the State ; nor shall they hold any other place or office, or receive any pension or salary from any other state, or government, or power whatever.
Page 508 - The territory over which cultivation had extended is that which is bounded on the east by the Atlantic, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, on the west generally by the Mississippi, or, perhaps more properly, by the prairies, on the north, it may be said by the nature of the climate.
Page 590 - ... works, but that they were at least a second growth. The trenches were in some cases deep and wide, and in others shallow and narrow ; and the breastworks varied in altitude from three to eight feet. They sometimes had one, and sometimes two entrances, as was to be inferred from there being no ditches at those places.
Page 676 - According to him, it misleads painters, as for instance Diirer, to see and represent nothing in the human face but the skull. The artist should " take every sort of view of animals, in fact, except one — the butcher's view. He is never to think of them as bones and meat." It would be waste of time and trouble to refute this false doctrine, and to set forth what an indispensable aid anatomy gives to artists, without which they are left to grope in the dark. It is all very well to trust one's own...
Page 570 - The mirror answered the purpose very well for which it was intended. This skeleton had also been burned like the former, and lay on charcoal and a considerable quantity of wood ashes. A part of the mirror is in my possession as well as a piece of brick, taken from the spot at the time.

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