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PREFACE. Some eighteen months ago I took this brilliant bunch of brain burrs to my esteemed Publisher and with much enthusiasm invited him to spend a lot of money thereon. The Main Stem in the Works informed me that he had his fingers on the public pulse and just as soon as that pulse began to jump and yell for something from my fiery pen he would throw the Silly Syclopedia at it. Then he placed my MS. in the forward turret of his... more...

Preface to the Second Edition This index was begun as a card index to the debaters' manuals in the Reference Department of this Library. The increasing number of such manuals and the frequent requests for material on debates made it seem desirable to combine in one list the indexes to all the manuals, thus bringing references to all the material on one subject together and saving the time required to consult the index of each book. The card... more...

CERVANTES. A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. The most trivial act of the daily life of some men has a unique interest, independent of idle curiosity, which dissatisfies us with the meagre food of date, place, and pedigree. So in the "Cartas de Indias" was published, two years ago, in Spain, a facsimile letter from Cervantes when tax-gatherer to Philip II., informing him of the efforts he had made to collect the taxes in certain Andalusian villages. It is... more...

It's a long lane that has no ashbarrel.   Distilled waters run deep. ABSINTHE From two Latin words, ad, and sinistrum, meaning "to the bad." If in doubt, try one. (Old adage, "Absinthe makes the jag last longer)." ABSTINENCE   From the Persian ab, water, and stein, or tankard. Hence, water-tankard, or "water wagon." ACCESSION A beheading process by which you may either win or lose a political job. Old... more...

  Zenith Radio Corporation warrants the parts, transistors, and tubes (including television picture tubes) in any Zenith black and white television receiver or Zenith black and white television combination receiver to be free from defects in material arising from normal usage. Its obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing, or at its option repairing any such parts or transistors or tubes of the receiver which, after regular... more...


ARIADNE. One grows to love the Roman fountains as sea-born men the sea. Go where you will there is the water; whether it foams by Trevi, where the green moss grows in it like ocean weed about the feet of the ocean god, or whether it rushes reddened by the evening light, from the mouth of an old lion that once saw Cleopatra; whether it leaps high in air, trying to reach the gold cross on St. Peter's or pours its triple cascade over the Pauline... more...

Where is any author in the world Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye? Love's Labour's Lost, A. 4, S. 3. The idea of her life shall sweetly creep Into his study of imagination; And every lovely organ of her life Shall come apparel'd in more precious habit, More moving-delicate, and full of life, Into the eye and prospect of his soul. Much Ado About Nothing, A. 4, S. 1. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Shall win my... more...

BOOKS & PAMPHLETS Renewals [* 3.5 non-renewal entries *] R630461. Law, totalitarianism and democracy. By Sidney Post Simpson, Julius Stone & M. Magdalena Schoch. (Cases and readings on law and society, book 3) © 24Mar49; A31620. West Publishing Company (PWH); 5Apr76; R630461. R634090.  Cradle rhymes. By Gladys M. Horn &Rachel Taft Dixon. © 5May49; A33932.Western Publishing Company, Inc. (PWH);28May76; R634090.... more...

BOOKS & PAMPHLETS Renewals [* 12 non-renewal entries *] <pb id='293.png' /> [* 6 non-renewal entries *] R636003.  Exhibition of original paintings. ByChristine Louise Richards. © 27Aug48;AA94699. Christine Louise Richards (A);1Jul76; R636003. R636011. Smith's Bible dictionary. By William Smith, additions & revisions by the John C. Winston Company editorial staff. NM: revisions & additions. © 15Jul48;... more...

BOOKS & PAMPHLETS Renewals [* non-renewal entries *] <pb id='002.png' /> [* 7 non-renewal entries *] R592943. A History of medicine. By Arturo Castiglioni, editor: E. B. Krumbhaar. © on additions & revisions; 1Nov47; A18657. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (PWH); 12Dec74; R592943. (See also A History of medicine; 14May75; R608387) R595407. A Slave in the family. By Samuel H. Adams. (In The New Yorker, Dec. 13, 1947) © 11Dec47;... more...