On the History and Art of Warming and Ventilating Rooms and Buildings, by Open Fires, Hypocausts, German, Dutch, Russian, and Swedish Stoves, Steam, Hot Water, Heated Air, Heat of Animals, and Other Methods: With Notices of the Progress of Personal and Fireside Comfort, and of the Management of Fuel. Illustrated by Two Hundred and Forty Figures of Apparatus, Volume 1
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Page 111 - One thynge I muche notyd in the hawle of Bolton, how chimeneys were conveyed by tunnells made on the syds of the walls betwyxt the lights in the hawle, and by this means, and by no covers, is the smoke of the harthe in the hawle wonder strangely conveyed.
Page 184 - In the best Scottish houses, even the King's Palaces, the windows are not glazed throughout, but the upper part only, the lower have two wooden shuts or folds to open at pleasure, and admit the fresh air.
Page 196 - When a novice, or one that has lately obtained the second sight, sees a vision in the night-time without doors, and comes near a fire, he presently falls into a swoon. " Some find themselves as it were in a crowd of people, having a corpse, which they carry along with them ; and after such visions the seers come in sweating, and describe the vision that appeared.
Page 121 - ... as well lodged as the lord of the town : So well were they contented. Pillows, said they, were thought meet only for women in childbed : As for servants, if they had any sheet above them it was well : For seldom had they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking straws that ran oft through the canvass, and rased their hardened hides.
Page 94 - Throughout this province there is found a sort of black stone, which they dig out of the mountains, where it runs in veins. When lighted, it burns like charcoal, and retains the fire much better than wood; insomuch that it may be preserved during the night, and in the morning be found still burning. These stones do not flame, excepting a little when first lighted, but during their ignition give out a considerable heat.
Page 94 - In the rear of the body of the palace there are large buildings containing several apartments, where is deposited the private property of the monarch, or his treasure in gold and silver bullion, precious stones, and pearls, and also his vessels of gold and silver plate.
Page 192 - ... to be flowery ; but even the whole city would be sensible of the sweet and ravishing varieties of the perfumes, as well as of the most delightful and pleasant objects and places of recreation for the inhabitants...
Page 138 - This waste of timber was noticed by Harrison, who feared that if the woods decayed as fast in the time coming as in time past, " turf, gal, brome, heth, brake, whinnies, dies, ling, hassocks, flags, strawe, sedge, reede, rushe, and seacole, would soon be good merchandise even in the city of London ; whereunto some of them have gotten and taken up their innes in the greatest merchaunds parlers.