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ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW
Over Three Thousand Seven Hundred Facts
Particularly intended as a book for Family Reference on Subjects
INQUIRERS ARE REFERRED TO THE INDEX
PUBLISHED BY DICK & FITZGERALD,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by
GARRETT, DICK AND FITZGERALD,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
THE title of this work will, in a slight degree, indicate its purpose; still, in presenting it to the public, we would offer a few remarks as to our plan.
In accordance with our design, we have placed before our readers a popular and entertaining account of thousands of objects which are familiar to them in every-day life, but of which, from their very familiarity, they have never inquired. How are they made? Who invented them? Or what matters of interest are there connected with them?
We are fully impressed with the belief that there are many persons, and even educated ones, who, although they will not take the trouble to search for and collect the information necessary to form a proper estimate of the value and importance of our more familiar things, would, if it were brought before them without trouble, feel gratified and surprised at the fund of knowledge and amusement they offer. This we have done.
If there be any among our readers, who, having turned over the pages of "INQUIRE WITHIN," have hastily pronounced them to be confused and ill arranged, let them at once refer to THE INDEX, or forever hold their peace.
THE INDEX is, to the vast congregation of useful hints and receipts that fill the boundary of this volume, like the DIRECTORY to the great aggregation of houses and people in New York
No one, being a stranger to New York, would run about asking for "Mr. SMITH." But, remembering the Christian name, and the profession of the individual wanted, would turn to the DIRECTORY, and trace him out.
Like a house, every paragraph in "INQUIRE WITHIN," has its number,and the INDEX is the DIRECTORY which will explain what Facts, Hints, and Instructions inhabit that number.
For, if it be not a misnomer, we are prompted to say that “ INQUIRE WITHIN" is peopled with thousands of ladies and gentlemen, who have approved of the plan of the work, and contributed something to its store of useful information. There they are, waiting to be questioned, and ready to reply. Only a short time ago, the facts and information, now assuming the conventional forms of printing-types, were active thoughts in the minds of many people. Their fingers traced those thoughts upon the page, for the benefit of whomsoever might need information. We must not separate the thought from the mind which gave it birth; we must not look upon these writings as we should upon the traces left by the snail upon the geen leaf, having neither form nor meaning. Behind each page some one lives to answer for the correctness of the information imparted, just as certainly as where in the window of a dwelling, you see a paper directing you to "INQUIRE WITHIN some one is there to answer you.
A DOCTOR lives at 906; a GARDENER at 1021; a SCHOOLMASTER at 1323 a DANCING MASTER at 1678; an ARTIST at 1851; a NATURALIST at 1925. a MODELLER at 1931; a Cook at 1972; a PHILANTHROPIST at 2006; a LAWYER at 2047; a SURGEON at 2186; a CHESS PLAYER at 2354; a CHEMIST at 2387; a BREWER at 2559; and so on.
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We have taken so much care in selecting our information, and have beer aided by so many kind friends in the production of our volume, that we canno turn to any page without at once being reminded of the GENEROUS FRIENI
WHO ABIDES THERE.
INQUIRE WITHIN" is decidedly the most wonderful and useful book tha has been issued for many years. It should be in the hands of every family in the country, as it gives a vast amount of information on every subject connected with domestic life, not heretofore in print in any other work. As a book of reference it is invaluable, it refers to and explains everything, whether you wish to model a flower in wax to ornament a vase by the art of potichomanie; to serve up a relish for breakfast or for supper; to supply a delicious entrée for the dinner table; to plan a dinner for a large party or a small one; to cure a head-ache; to get married; to establish acquaintances according to the rules of etiquette; to play at cards, chess or other games; to enjoy an hour at curious puzzles and arithmetical questions; to tie any kind of a knot; to do up a neat parcel; to relieve the invalid; to write and speak correctly; to acquaint yourself with the technical terms in literature, law and medicine: whether you want to dance; to commence and end a courtship, or whatever you may wish to do, make, or to enjoy, provided your desire has relation to the necessities of domestic life-all you have to do is to procure a copy of INQUIRE WITHIN, and it will give all the information vou want to know.
ABOUT, or With
Alcohol, Uses of...
Almond Icing for Wed-
Acetate of Lead, with
178 Acid, Carbonic Gas 2938 Acid, Carbonic, a Poison 2941 Acid, Carbonic, How to
Acid, Uses of Citric
Acids, Poisoning by
Alum, To Discover in
Anchovy and Lobster
Hints upon 2429 Adulterations, Plan for Escaping them 2387 Adverb, The 2980 Advice to Young Ladies 796 Advice to Young Men.. 3326 Advice to a Husband.. 2927 Ether, Uses of 2692 Ethereal, Tincture of
1015 Affectation Condemned 1779 Affectation of Learning 878 Agent of the Landlord,
ANT APR Paragraph Paragrap 2060 Antacids, Uses of 276 2420 Antalkalies, Uses of ... 277 Anthelmintics, Effects of 277 Anti-Diarrhoeal Powder 1009 Antidotes to Poisons 2261 Anti Hooping - Cough Powder
Antimony, Poisoning by 2209 Antimonial Powder, Uses of.... Antimony, Uses of.. 2931 Anti-Spasmodics 2792 Anti-Spasmodic Electu918 ary 2523 Anti-Spasmodic Mixture 998 8731 Anti-Spasmodic Powder 1010 240 Ants, To Destroy
252 Aperient Medicines 2525 Aperient Pills
Aloes, Best way to take 2683 Aphides, To Kill.
2738 Apoplexy, Treatment... 1214
Apple Pudding, Boston..
Apples and Rice for
Laws respecting... 2845 Ago or Back?.. 1400 A great large House, &c 1879 Ague and Fever, Cure for.
Almond Custards, Good
Apples should not be
Apple Tart, Warmed..
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