Biography of Zadock Pratt, of Prattsville, N. Y.: To which are appended a portion of his addresses, letters, congressional reports, and speeches

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Nahum Capen
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Page 4 - We are all prompted by the same motives, all deceived by the same fallacies, all animated by hope, obstructed by danger, entangled by desire, and seduced by pleasure.
Page 3 - I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful.
Page 269 - In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife!
Page 264 - And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Page 96 - Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
Page 269 - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footsteps on the sands of time ; Footsteps, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Page 225 - The condition of human nature would be lamentable indeed, if nothing less than the greatest learning and talents, which fall to the share of so small a number of men, were sufficient to direct our judgment and our conduct. But Providence has taken better care of our happiness, and given us, in the simplicity of common sense, a rule for our direction, by which we shall never be misled.
Page 320 - The tanning of leather, more than almost any other manufacture, is a chemical process, the success of which depends almost wholly upon the skill and judgment with which its complicated manipulations are conducted. To attain the requisite skill in the laboratory of the chemist is evidently impossible ; it can only be acquired in the tanning itself, by long and careful attention and observation; and perhaps there is no description of manufacture where so much depends upon practical knowledge, and so...
Page 315 - Salted hides do not require more than two-thirds the time to soak, but generally rather longer to sweat. After the hides are prepared for tanning, the next process is what is commonly called " handling," which should be performed two or three times a day in a weak "ooze," until the grain is colored. New liquors, or a mixture of new and old, are preferable for Spanish or dry hides, — old liquor for slaughter.
Page 317 - ... in the admission of air in drying, when first hung up to dry. No more air than is sufficient to keep the sides from moulding should be allowed. Too much air, or, in other words, if dried too rapidly in a current of air, will injure the color, giving a darker hue, and rendering the leather harsh and brittle. To insure that the thick parts, or butts, shall roll smooth, and even with the rest of the piece...

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