New Outlook Volume 117

New Outlook Volume 117

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...which year Thomas Hardy, Eilward Clodd, Austi.n Dobson, and Richard lVhitein were born. Curiously enough, each 0% these men has brought out a new book during this year 1917. Mr. Dobson's book, above referred to, is called "A Booknian's Budget," and contains many entertaining bookish stories. Here is one. " Lord Lytton advised his son: 'Do ou want to get at new ideas? Read old books. Do you want to find old ideas? Read new ones.' " "Trench candles " are made by taking a newspager plage, cutting the columns into strips, an ro ing these up tightly in cylindrical form. The roll looks like a short squat candle. It is now boiled in parafiin for a few minutes.. Vhen dry, this candle is said to burn without smoke for half an hour or more. A society of women in Italy is reported to be makin a million of these trench candles a day! They are used both for light and for fuel. A scheme of "camouflage " for ships, attribnted to Mr. Edison, is described as consisting in cutting down the masts and funnels and covering the ship fore and aft with canvas strips painted in various colors. Lofty masts, it may be remarked, are a survival of the days of sails, and might be dispensed with altogether, as in the " monitor " type of vessel. The old-fashioned habit of keeping a scrap-book has apparently passed, fperhaps because of the hopelessness of si ting out the enormous quantity of material nowa days. A peep into one of these old books, however, proves interesting. It is owned by one who has for many years been associated with the making of The Outlook on its mechanical side; it contains an account, taken from the New York " Herald," of President Lincoln's...
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  • Paperback | 614 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,080g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776208
  • 9781236776204