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A History of Inventions and Discoveries, Tr. by W. Johnston. Vol. 1-3; 4, 2nd Ed
Translator William Johnston,Johann Beckmann
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Página 393 - The reason of this their curiosity is, because the Italian cannot by any means indure to have his dish touched with fingers, seeing all men's fingers are not alike cleane.
Página 108 - French school of historical scholars, at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Página 394 - Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meate, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home. Being once quipped for that frequent using of my forke by a certain learned Gentleman, a familiar friend of mine, one Mr.
Página 300 - Priest, &c. ; with a Commentary, in which the antiquity of them is considered and defended by Jeremiah Milles, DD, Dean of Exeter.
Página 394 - I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meat, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home...
Página 298 - This information is confirmed by another account. It is related in Stow's Chronicle, that the earl of Pembroke was the first nobleman who wore worsted knit stockings. In the year 1564, William Rider, an apprentice of Master Thomas Burdet, having accidentally seen in the shop of an Italian merchant a pair of knit worsted stockings, procured from Mantua, and having borrowed them, made a pair exactly like them, and these were the first stockings knit in England of woollen yarn. From this testimony,...
Página 142 - Heennen, that indigo should be entirely banished from the empire, and that an exclusive privilege should be granted to those who dyed with woad. This was followed by an imperial prohibition on the 21st of April 1654, in which every thing ordered in regard to the devil's dyes is repeated, with this addition, that great care should be taken to prevent the private introduction of indigo, by which the trade in woad was lessened, dyed articles injured, and money carried out of the country.
Página 59 - Mox, ut est ingeniosa sollertia, non fuit contenta nitrum miscuisse, coeptus addi et magnes lapis, quoniam in se liquorem vitri quoque ut ferrum trahere creditur.
Página 316 - In the year 1589 the ingenious William Lee, Master of Arts, of St. John's College, Cambridge, devised this profitable art for stockings (but being despised went to France) ; yet of iron to himself, but to us and others of gold, in memory of whom this is here painted.