The following was found in a book written in 1858:
“Female dress: It is well known that a loose and easy dress contributes Continue reading “Female Dress”
From a book published in 1858:
Hints for Home Comforts:
A short needle makes the most expedition in plain sewing.
A leather strap, with a buckle to fasten, is much more commodious than a cord for a box in general use for short distances; cording and uncording is a nasty job.
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Here are some Ben Franklin quotes. Most of these were first published in Poor Richard’s Almanac, which Franklin produced.
A little neglect may breed great mischief… for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
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Attributed to Ben Franklin:
* Franklin Stove
* Bifocal eyeglasses
* The discovery that lightning is electricity
* First public U.S. library
* First U.S. Post Office
* Poor Richard’s Almanac
* Better street lights
* First pavement in America
* First crop insurance
* First playing cards made in America
* First willow trees planted in America
* First public hospital
* Discovery and charting of ocean currents
* Acquisition of funds to win independence for America
* Invention of artificial fertilizer
There are 72,466,926 books in the Library of Congress on 327 miles (526 km) of bookshelves.
Charles Dickens had to be facing north before he could write a word.
For the last 12 years of his life, Casanova was a librarian.