The Corner Cupboard, Or, Facts for Everybody

The Corner Cupboard, Or, Facts for Everybody

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Excerpt from The Corner Cupboard, Or, Facts for Everybody: Embracing Facts About I Things Not Generally Known; II Things That Ought to Be Known; III Things Worth Knowing

Facts from Commerce and Manufactures, deal with Metals, Minerals, Woods and Alkalies - Gems and Precious Stones - Colors and Paints - Curious Trees - Silk, Flax and Cotton, Pottery, Glass, and Paper - Bleaching and Dyeing - Gold Ores and Manufactures - Weights and Measures; while our

Facts from Anatomy and Physiology, relate to the Bones, Muscles, Nerves, Arteries, and Blood - The Laws of Health: How to Preserve and How to Restore it - Ventilation and the Sanitary Laws, &c. We also present

Facts from the Garden and the Field:- As, the Culture and Management of the favorite Flowers, Weeds, Grasses, Vegetables, and Agricultural Operations. We have, indeed, gleaned

Facts from all Subjects and for Everybody; Including Etiquette - The Philosophy of Eating, Drinking, and Cooking - Popular Science of Common Things - Laws of Chess, Draughts, Billiards, Whist, Cribbage, and Cricket - Calendar of the Months - Domestic Natural History - Education - Curious Tables Signification of known Christian Names - In short, all those things which have the magic power of metamorphosing "bleak houses" into happy homes. And thus we claim for the work universality of scope as well as utility of aim, and present it with confidence, as comprising, in a pre-eminent degree, "Things not generally known; Things that ought to be known; and Things worth knowing;" the whole collated and condensed with most scrupulous anxiety for accuracy as well as originality.

In the treatment of the work, care has been taken to give the plainest and clearest definitions of whatever is described or set before the reader, so as to be neither tedious in explanation, nor so compressed as not to be intelligible and practically useful. In a word, "The Corner Cupboard" will be found to contain treasures of knowledge upon every conceivable subject, having reference to the health, happiness or amusement of the domestic circle, and it will become a household phrase, when a member of a family needs the aid of knowledge upon any subject -

"You will find it in The Corner Cupboard."

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