Millais’s delightful picture, “Cherry Ripe,” for which we now know that the late Mr. M’Cullock vainly offered £5,000, has quite a pretty little ...Article : 326 words
Lord Wolseley saw active service for the first time in the year 1853. He was m Burmah, and his det[?]ment had halted for the night in ...Article : 414 words
A party of seven was sitting round the table, enjoying the smoke and desultory conversation that usually follows an informal and purely ...Article : 2,540 words
It is a matter of common knowledge that a dead set has lately been made against the [?]tous rat, and a virus is said to have been ...Article : 949 words
A group of young men has just succeeded in drawing electricity from the clouds and putting it to practical use. This seems an ...Article : 805 words
Sitting alone on a bench by the deer park in the Zoological Gardens the other sunny day was a wrinkled-faced old woman hard on to sixty ...Article : 411 words
In the current issue of “Britannia” Miss Jane E. Duncan ends her series of articles on the subject of aerial intercourse in our great ...Article : 733 words
Sound travels at the rate of 1,142ft. per second. A whale’s greatest speed is from ten to twelve miles an hour. ...Article : 479 words
Police-Inspector Andrew Rohan, of the Chicago Detective Department, tells the following story :— “I once met a thief whom I had ...Article : 313 words
An experiment has been made by Professor MacDougall, the results indicating that woman has no sense of time. The experiment was made in ...Article : 278 words
Dr. William Ewart, in a lecture delivered before the Harveian Society, said that sleep would seem to have two offices both fulfilled in the ...Article : 172 words
“As dead as the Dodo” has passed into a proverb. Yet within comparatively recent time the bird was exceedingly plentiful on the Island ...Article : 199 words
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