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Gleanings From The Past #27

Life’s Mystery Being at my seat near the village of Meudon, and overlooking a quarry-man, whom I had set to break some very large and hard stones, in the middle of one we found a huge live toad, though there … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #26

Rapid Growth A remarkable instance of rapid growth in the human species was noticed in France, in 1729, by the Academy of Sciences. It was a lad, then only seven years old, who measured four feet eight inches and four … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #25

Advertising TO BE LET, To an Oppidan, a Ruricolist, or a Cosmopolitan, and may be entered upon immediately: The House in STONE Row, lately possessed by CAPT. SIREE. To avoid Verbosity, the Proprietor with Compendiosity will give a Perfunctory description … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #24

You are Getting Sleepy… Very Sleepy The sound of water dropping slowly and steadily into a pan occupies and quiets the brain. This is the principle on which we are told to count sheep going over a fence, and do any … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #23

Ingenuity of A Spider The following instance of ingenuity in a spider, which was witnessed by the writer of this article, will not be uninteresting: A web was observed to be tightly stretched across a garden path, about five feet … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #21

Strange Bird Mr. Zachariah Pearce, aged 21, died at Cranbrook, Kent, October 17, 1786. The following remarkable occurrences are related as matters of fact, which can be attested by many persons in Cranbrook. Mr. W. Pearce, the father of the … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #20

Journalism It is the one great weakness of journalism as a picture of our modern existence, that it must be a picture made up entirely of exceptions. We announce on flaring posters that a man has fallen off a scaffolding. … Continue reading

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