The Work Which Forms The Basis Of The Present Volume Is One Of The Most
Original And Striking Which Has Fallen Under The Notice Of The Editor.
The Advice Which It Gives Shows A Remarkable Knowledge Of Human
Character, And Insists On A Very High Standard Of Female Excellence.
Instead Of Addressing Herself Indiscriminately To All Young Ladies, The
Writer Addresses Herself To Those Whom She Calls Her "Unknown Friends,"
That Is To Say, A Class Who, By Natural Disposition And Education, Are
Prepared To Be Benefited By The Advice Which She Offers. "Unless A
Peculiarity Of Intellectual Nature And Habits Constituted Them Friends,"
She Says In Her Preface, "Though Unknown Ones, Of The Writer, Most Of
The Observations Contained In The Following Pages Would Be
Uninteresting, Many Of Them Altogether Unintelligible." [mehr][weniger]
To-day the garden is in the zenith of its glory. The geraniums and salvias blaze in the autumn sun; the begonias have grown to a small forest of beautiful foliage and bloom; the heliotropes have become almost little trees, and load the air with their delicate fragrance. [mehr][weniger]
It is very evident that this art--Taxidermy, preservation or care of skins--had its origin far back before the dawn of written history. There existed then as now the desire to preserve the trophy of the hunter's prowess and skill and the unusual in natural objects. [mehr][weniger]
Richard Anthony Proctor (23 March 1837 – 12 September 1888) was an English astronomer.He is best remembered for having produced one of the earliest maps of Mars in 1867 from 27 drawings by the English observer William Rutter Dawes. [mehr][weniger]