Knowledge for the Time A Manual of Reading, Reference, and Conversation on Subjects of Living Interest, Useful Curiosity, and Amusing Research
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Knowledge for the Time A Manual of Reading, Reference, and Conversation on Subjects of Living Interest, Useful Curiosity, and Amusing Research

By John Timbs
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  • KNOWLEDGE FOR THE TIME:
  • TO THE READER.
  • THE FRONTISPIECE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • KNOWLEDGE FOR THE TIME.
  • Historico-Political Information.
    • Politics not yet a Science.
    • The Philosopher and the Historian.
    • Whig and Tory Ministries.
    • Protectionists.
    • Rats, and Ratting.
    • The Heir to the British Throne always in Opposition.
    • Legitimacy and Government.
    • “The Fourth Estate.”
    • Writing for the Press.
    • Shorthand Writers.
    • The Worth of Popular Opinion.
    • Machiavelism.
    • Free-speaking.
    • Speakers of the Houses of Parliament.
    • The National Conscience.
    • “The Nation of Shopkeepers.”
    • Results of Revolutions.
    • Worth of a Republic.
    • “Safe Men.”
    • Church Preferment.
    • Peace Statesmanship.
    • The Burial of Sir John Moore.
    • The Ancestors of Washington.
    • The “Star-spangled Banner” of the United States.
    • Ancestry of President Adams.
    • The Irish Union.
    • The House of Bonaparte.
    • Invasion of England projected by Napoleon I.
    • Fate of the Duc d’Enghien.
    • Last Moments of Mr. Pitt.
    • What drove George the Third mad.
    • Predictions of the Downfal of Napoleon I.
    • Wellington predicts the Peninsular Campaign.
    • The Battle of Waterloo.
    • Wellington’s Defence of the Waterloo Campaign.
    • Lord Castlereagh at the Congress of Vienna.
    • The Cato-street Conspiracy.
    • Money Panic of 1832.
    • A Great Sufferer by Revolutions.
    • Origin of the Anti-Corn-Law League.
    • Wellington’s Military Administration.
    • Gustavus III. of Sweden.
    • Fall of Louis-Philippe.
    • The Chartists in 1848.
    • Revival of the French Emperorship.
    • French Coup d’Etat Predictions.
    • Statesmanship of Lord Melbourne.
    • Ungraceful Observance.
    • The Partition of Poland.
    • The Invasion of England.[2]
    • What a Militia can do.
    • White-Boys.
    • Naval Heroes.
    • How Russia is bound to Germany.
    • Count Cavour’s Estimate of Napoleon III.
    • The Mutiny at the Nore.
    • Catholic Emancipation and Sir Robert Peel.
    • The House of Coburg.
    • A Few Years of the World’s Changes.
    • Noteworthy Pensions.
  • Progress of Civilization.
    • How the Earth was peopled.
    • Revelations of Geology.
    • The Stone Age.
    • What are Celtes?
    • Roman Civilization of Britain.
    • Roman Roads and British Railways.
    • Domestic Life of the Saxons.
    • Love of Freedom.
    • The Despot deceived.
    • True Source of Civilization.
    • The Lowest Civilization.
    • Why do we shake Hands?
    • Various Modes of Salutation.
    • What is Comfort?
    • What is Luxury?
    • What do we know of Life?
    • The truest Patriot the greatest Hero.
    • The old Philosophers.
    • Glory of the Past.
    • Wild Oats.
    • How Shyness spoils Enjoyment.
    • “Custom, the Queen of the World.”
    • Ancient Guilds and Modern Benefit Clubs.
    • The Oxford Man and the Cambridge Man.
    • “Great Events from Little Causes spring.”
    • Great Britain on the Map of the World.
    • Ancient and Modern London.
    • Potatoes the national food of the Irish.
    • Irish-speaking Population.
    • Our Colonial Empire.
    • The English People.
  • Dignities and Distinctions.
    • Worth of Heraldry.
    • Heralds’ College.
    • The Shamrock.
    • Irish Titles of Honour.
    • The Scotch Thistle.
    • King and Queen.
    • Title of Majesty, and the Royal “We.”
    • “Dieu et Mon Droit.”
    • Plume and Motto of the Prince of Wales.
    • Victoria.
    • English Crowns.
    • The Imperial State Crown.
    • Queen’s Messengers.
    • Presents and Letters to the Queen.
    • The Prince of Waterloo.
    • The See of London.
    • Expense of Baronetcy and Knighthood.
    • The Aristocracy.
    • Precedence in Parliament.
    • Sale of Seats in Parliament.
    • Placemen in Parliament.
    • New Peers.
    • The Russells.
    • Political Cunning.
    • The Union-Jack.
    • Field-Marshal.
    • Change of Surname.
  • Changes in Laws.
    • The Statute Law and the Common Law.
    • Curiosities of the Statute Law.[6]
    • Secret of Success at the Bar.
    • Queen’s Serjeants, Queen’s Counsel, and Serjeants-at-Law.
    • Do not make your Son an Attorney.
    • Appellate Jurisdiction of the House of Lords.
    • Payment of an Advocate.
    • Utter-Barristers.
    • What was Special Pleading?
    • What is Evidence?
    • What is Trial?
    • Trial by Jury.
    • Attendance of Jurors.
    • The Law of Libel.
    • Induction of a Rector.
    • Benefit of Clergy.
    • The King’s Book.
    • Compulsory Attendance at Church.
    • The Mark of the Cross.
    • Marriage-Law of England.
    • Marriage Fines.
    • Irregular Marriages.
    • Solemnization of Marriage.
    • The Law of Copyright.
    • Holding over after Lease.
    • Abolition of the Hop Duty.
    • Customs of Gavelkind.
    • Treasure Trove.
    • Principal and Agent.
    • Legal Hints.
    • Vitiating a Sale.
    • Law of Gardens.
    • Giving a Servant a Character.
    • Deodands.
    • Arrest of the Body after Death.
    • The Duty of making a Will.
    • Don’t make your own Will:
    • Bridewell.
    • Cockfighting.
    • Ignorance and Irresponsibility.
    • Ticket-of-Leave Men.
    • Cupar and Jedburgh Justice.
    • What is to be done with our Convicts.
    • The Game Laws.
    • The Pillory.
    • Death-Warrants.—Pardons.
    • Origin of the Judge’s Black Cap.
    • The last English Gibbet.
    • Public Executions.
  • Measure and Value.
    • Numbers descriptive of Distance.
    • Precocious Mental Calculation.
    • The Roman Foot.
    • The Peruvian Quipus.
    • Distances measured.
    • Uniformity of Weights and Measures.
    • Trinity High-water Mark.
    • Origin of Rent.
    • Curiosities of the Exchequer.
    • What becomes of the Public Revenue.
    • Queen Anne’s Bounty.
    • Ecclesiastical Fees.
    • Burying Gold and Silver.
    • Results of Gold-seeking.
    • What becomes of the Precious Metals?
    • Tribute-money.
    • The First Lottery.
    • Coinage of a Sovereign.
    • Wear and Tear of the Coinage.
    • Counterfeit Coin.
    • Standard Gold.
    • Interest of Money.
    • Interest of Money in India.
    • Origin of Insurance.
    • Stockbrokers.
    • Tampering with Public Credit.
    • Over-speculation.
    • Value of Horses.
    • Friendly Societies.
    • Wages heightened by Improvement in Machinery.
    • Giving Employment.—Indirect Taxation.
    • Never sign an Accommodation Bill.
    • A Year’s Wills.
  • Progress of Science.
    • What human Science has accomplished.
    • Changes in Social Science.
    • Discoverers not Inventors.
    • Science of Roger Bacon.
    • The One Science.
    • Sun-force.
    • “The Seeds of Invention.”
    • The Object of Patents.
    • Theory and Practice.—Watt and Telford.
    • Practical Science.—Mechanical Arts.
    • Force of Running Water.
    • Correlation of Physical Forces.
    • The Effect of Oil in stilling Waves.
    • Spontaneous Generation.
    • Guano.
    • What is Perspective?
    • The Stereoscope.
    • Burning Lenses.
    • How to wear Spectacles.
    • Vicissitudes of Mining.
    • Uses of Mineralogy.
    • Our Coal Resources.—The Deepest Mine.
    • Iron as a Building Material.
    • Concrete, not new.
    • Sheathing Ships with Copper.
    • Copper-smelting.
    • Antiquity of Brass.
    • Brilliancy of the Diamond.
    • Philosophy of Gunpowder.
    • New Pear-flavouring.
    • Methylated Spirit.
    • What is Phosphate of Lime?
    • What is Wood?
    • How long will Wood last?
    • The Safety Match.
    • Pottery.—Wedgwood.
    • Imposing Mechanical Effects.
    • Horse-power.
    • The First Practical Steam-boat.
    • Effect of Heavy Seas upon Large Vessels.
    • The Railway.
    • Accidents on Railways.
    • Railways and Invasions.
    • What the English owe to naturalized Foreigners.
    • Geological Growth.
    • “Implements in the Drift.”
    • The Earth and Man compared.
    • Why the Earth is presumed to be solid.
    • The Centre of the Earth.
    • The Cooling of the Earth.
    • Identity of Heat and Motion.
    • Universal Source of Heat.
    • Inequalities of the Earth’s Surface.
    • Chemistry of the Sea.
    • The Sea: its Perils.
    • Limitations of Astronomy.
    • Distance of the Earth from the Sun.
    • Blue Colour of the Sky.
    • Beauty of the Sky.
    • Influence of High Temperatures in Balloon Ascents.
    • Value of Meteorological Observations, Telegraphy, and Forecasts.
    • Weather Signs.
    • Barometer for Farmers.
    • Icebergs and the Weather.
    • St. Swithun: his true History.
    • Rainfall in London.
    • The Force of Lightning.
    • Effect of Moonlight on Vegetation.
    • Contemporary Inventions and Discoveries.
    • The Bayonet.
    • Derivation of the word Loot.
    • Telegram.
    • Archæology and Manufactures.
    • Good Art should be cheap.
    • Imitative Jewellery.
    • French Enamel.
  • Life and Health.
    • Periods and Conditions of Life.
    • Age of the People.
    • The Human Heart.
    • The Sense of Hearing.
    • Care of the Teeth.
    • On Blindness.
    • Sleeping and Dreaming.
    • Position in Sleeping.
    • The Hair suddenly changing Colour.
    • Consumption not hopeless.
    • Change of Climate.
    • Perfumes.
    • Cure for Yellow Fever.
    • Nature’s Ventilation.
    • Artificial Ventilation.
    • Worth of Fresh Air.
    • Town and Country.
    • Recreations of the People.
    • The Druids and their Healing Art.
    • Remedies for Cancer.
    • Improved Surgery.
    • Restoration of a Fractured Leg.
    • The original “Dr. Sangrado.”
    • False Arts advancing true.
    • Brief History of Medicine.
    • What has Science done for Medicine?
    • The Element of Physic in Medical Practice.
    • Physicians’ Fees.
    • Prevention of Pitting in Small-pox.
    • Underneath the Skin.
    • Relations of Mind and Organization.
    • Deville, the Phrenologist.
    • “Seeing is believing.”
    • Causes of Insanity.
    • Brain-Disease.
    • The Half-mad.
    • Motives for Suicide.
    • Remedy for Poisoning.
    • New Remedy for Wounds.
    • Compensation for Wounds.
    • The Best Physician.
    • The Uncertainty of Human Life.
  • Religious Thought.
    • Moveable Feasts.
    • Christmas.
    • Doubt about Religion.
    • Our Age of Doubt.
    • A Hint to Sceptics.
    • What is Egyptology?
    • Jerusalem and Nimroud.
    • What is Rationalism?
    • What is Theology?
    • Religious Forebodings.
    • Folly of Atheism.
    • The first Congregational Church in England.
    • Innate Ideas, and Pre-existence of Souls.
    • The Sabbath for Professional Men.
    • “In the Beginning.”
    • The last Religious Martyrs in England.
    • Liberty of Conscience.
    • Awful Judgments.
    • Christian Education.
    • The Book of Psalms.
    • The Book of Job.
  • APPENDIX.
    • Great Precedence Question.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX.
  • Transcriber’s Notes:
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