The Young Ladies' Treasure Book: A Complete Cyclopædia of Practical Instruction and Direction for All Indoor and Outdoor Occupations and Amusements Suitable to Young Ladies

Ward, Lock and Company, 1870 - 890 páginas
A "storehouse of knowledge and information on every subject that enters into girl-life" [p. 2], covering elegant household arts, home duties, study and self-improvement, science for girls, parish work, indoor and outdoor games and amusements, social manners and etiquette, artistic occupations and pusuits, and domestic animals and pets.

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The year on this book is wrong. From references in the text, it should definitely be after 1880, and is probably the same as the other edition which is dated 1884.
There are a lot of prices for
everyday items given in this book, as well as ample information about young women's activities at that time.  


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Página 273 - Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Página 274 - Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good : Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
Página 272 - No matter how poor I am ; no matter though the prosperous of my own time will not enter my obscure dwelling, if the sacred writers will enter and take up their abode under my roof, if Milton will cross my threshold to sing to me of Paradise, and...
Página 272 - Shakespeare to open to me the worlds of imagination and the workings of the human heart, and Franklin to enrich me with his practical wisdom, I shall not pine for want of intellectual companionship, and I may become a cultivated man though excluded from what is called the best society in the place where I live.
Página 316 - I call therefore a complete and generous education, that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.
Página 302 - For by thy words shalt thou be justified and by thy words shalt thou be condemned.
Página 316 - Now no man receives the true culture of a man, in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished ; and I know of no condition in life from which it should be excluded.
Página 87 - Of three specimens from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in length...
Página 355 - In the cross is salvation, in the cross is life, in the cross is protection against our enemies, in the cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness, in the cross is strength of mind, in the cross joy of spirit, in the cross the height of virtue, in the cross the perfection of sanctity. There is no salvation of the soul, nor hope of everlasting life, but in the cross.
Página 317 - ... whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention; or a shop for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.

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