Games of skill, and conjuring [by C.H. Bennett.].

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Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1861 - 128 páginas
 

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Página 76 - Without it the soldier, the seaman may roam, But woe to the wretch that expels it from home. In the whispers of conscience...
Página 76 - Twill be found in the sphere when 'tis riven asunder, Be seen in the lightning, and heard in the thunder ; 'Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath, Attends at his birth and awaits him in death, Presides o'er his happiness, honour, and health, Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth.
Página 33 - ... appear as if all the wafers had disappeared from each side. Next, turn the knife once or twice more, and three wafers will appear on each side, as at the first. In performing this trick, use wafers all of one size and colour, and always have one side of the knife uppermost, so that the wafers may be taken one by one from that side ; three wafers will thus be left untouched on the other side ; and after you have made it appear that there are no wafers on either side, you may, to all appearance,...
Página 23 - KP two squares 2 Q. Kt. to B. third 3 KB to QB fourth 4 K. Kt. to B. third 5 P takes P.
Página 78 - In every hedge my second is, As well as every tree ; And when poor school-boys act amiss, It often is their fee. My first, likewise, is always wicked, Yet ne'er committed sin : My total for my first is fitted, Composed of brass or tin.
Página 33 - To make one of the simplest of these toys, mould the figure of a man out of any very light substance, the pith of the elder-tree for instance, which is soft, and can be easily cut into any form. Then provide an hemispherical base, of some heavy material, such as the half of a large leaden bullet, and take away all inequalities which may be on the convex part. Fasten the figure to the plane surface of the bullet, and in whatever position it is placed, when left to itself, it will immediately rise...
Página 79 - What word is that, to which if you add a syllable, it will make it shorter ? 40. Why is life like a publican's door-post? 41. What letters of the alphabet are likely to come too late for dinner, supposing the whole to be invited ? 42. Why are two men fighting a duel like a garden railing ? 43. Why is swearing like an old coat? 44. What is that which a coach cannot move without, and yet is not of the least use to it ? 45. Why are fixed stars like pens, ink, and paper ? 46. Why is a jest like a fowl...
Página 113 - A few years back a puppet-show was exhibited at the court end of the town, with the Italian title, Fantoccini, which greatly attracted the notice of the public, and was spoken of as an extraordinary performance: it was, however, no more than a puppet-show, with the motions constructed upon better principles, dressed with more elegance, and managed with greater art,, than they had formerly been.
Página 98 - ... instrument ; this requires great labour, but, when accomplished, a beautiful motherof-pearl specimen is obtained, which makes an agreeable variety. Various Turbos and Trochus's are also deprived of their epidermis, and polished with files, sand-paper, and pumice-stone, till the pearly appearance is obtained. After the operation of polishing and washing with acids, a little Florence oil should be rubbed over, to bring out the colours, and destroy the influence of the acid, should any remain on...
Página 46 - ... number should be odd. Desire a person to think of a card ; place the cards on the table with their faces downward, and, taking them up in order, arrange them in three heaps, with their faces upward, and in such a manner that the first card of the pack shall...

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