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BARKHAM

BURROUGHS' ENCYCLOPAEDIA

OF

ASTOUNDING FACTS

AND

USEFUL INFORMATION

1889

For Melba Conner

Universal Assistant and Treasure House of Information to be Consulted on Every Question That Arises in Everyday Life by Young and Old Alike!

Including: 521 Recipes 236 Remedies 150 Themes for Debate How to Be Handsome Mother Shipton's Prophesy The Cure for Baldness How to Distinguish Death PLUS 20,000 Things Worth Knowing, and Much Much More.

[Illustration: THE HIGHEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD.

1. An imaginary tower, 1000 feet high. 2. Cathedral at Cologne, 501 feet. 3. Pyramid of Cheops, 480 feet. 4. Strasbourg Cathedral, 468 feet. 5. St. Peter's, Rome, 457 feet. 6. Pyramid of Cephren, 454 feet. 7. St. Paul's, London, 365 feet. 8. Capitol at Washington, 287 feet. 9. Trinity Church, N.Y., 286 feet. 10. Bunker Hill Monument, 221 feet. 11. St. Marks, Philadelphia, 150 feet.]

CONTENTS

HOW POOR BOYS BECOME SUCCESSFUL MEN, 6

THE ART OF PENMANSHIP, 7

ORNAMENTAL PENMANSHIP, 18

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS LETTER, 19

ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS, 28

DETECTING COUNTERFEIT MONEY, 32

HOW TO ADVERTISE, 37

HOW TO BE HANDSOME, 39

MULTUM IN PARVO. (110 MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS), 41

HOUSEHOLD RECIPES, 71

HOW TO DESTROY HOUSEHOLD PESTS, 73

ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES (236 ITEMS), 75

THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 83

LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, 93

MASTERPIECES OF ELOQUENCE, 94

SUNDRY BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST, 95

PHYSICIAN'S DIGESTION TABLE, 95

THEMES FOR DEBATE (150), 95

COOKERY RECIPES (521), 98

HOW TO COOK FISH, 106

HOW TO CHOOSE AND COOK GAME, 108

HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAMS, WATER ICES AND JELLIES, 109

HOW TO SELECT AND COOK MEATS, 111

HOW TO MAKE PIES, 113

HOW TO MAKE PRESERVES, 114

HOW TO BOIL, BAKE AND STEAM PUDDINGS, 116

HOW TO PUT UP PICKLES AND MAKE CATSUPS, 119

HOW TO ROAST, BROIL OR BOIL POULTRY, 121

SAUCES FOR MEATS AND FISH, 121

HOW TO MAKE SOUPS AND BROTH, 123

HOW TO COOK VEGETABLES, 125

HOW TO CALCULATE, 128

20,000 THINGS WORTH KNOWING (20,000 ITEMS), 130

[Illustration: How Poor Boys Become Successful Men]

HOW POOR BOYS BECOME SUCCESSFUL MEN.

You want some good advice. Rise early. Be abstemious. Be frugal. Attend to your own business and never trust it to another. Be not afraid to work, and diligently, too, with your own hands. Treat every one with civility and respect. Good manners insure success. Accomplish what you undertake. Decide, then persevere. Diligence and industry overcome all difficulties. Never be mean rather give than take the odd shilling. Never postpone till to morrow what can be done to day. Never anticipate wealth from any source but labor. Honesty is not only the best policy, but the only policy. Commence at the first round and keep climbing. Make your word as good as your bond. Seek knowledge to plan, enterprise to execute, honesty to govern all. Never overtrade. Never give too large credit. Time is money. Reckon the hours of the day as so many dollars, the minutes as so many cents. Make few promises. Keep your secrets. Live within your income. Sobriety above all things. Luck is a word that does not apply to a successful man. Not too much caution slow but sure is the thing. The highest monuments are built piece by piece. Step by step we mount the pyramids. Be bold be resolute when the clouds gather, difficulties are surmounted by opposition. Self confidence, self reliance is your capital. Your conscience the best monitor. Never be over sanguine, but do not underrate your own abilities. Don't be discouraged. [Transcriber's Note: The original text reads 'Ninty=nine'] Ninety nine may say no, the [Transcriber's Note: The original text reads 'hundreth'] hundredth, yes: take off your coat: roll up your sleeves, don't be afraid of manual labor! America is large enough for all strike out for the west... Continue reading book >>




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