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by William Sangster
Author: William Sangster
Publisher: IndyPublish (October 5, 2006)
Category: Home, Hobbies and Crafts
Subcategory: Antiques and Collectibles
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Umbrellas and Their History. By: William Sangster (1808-1888). A whimsically serious look at the umbrella and society. First Page: Avinash Kothare, Steve Schulze, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team
Umbrellas and Their History. First Page: Avinash Kothare, Steve Schulze, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Umbrellas and their history. By. William sangster.
Umbrellas and Their History book. But this was the one that caught my eye. At first I thought 'Dang, people will just write about anything, won't they!' but then I started reading and was absolutely delighted with William Sangster and his very knowledgeable little book. I couldn't find much about the man other than his birth and death dates of 1808 and 1888. This book was written in 1871, when umbrellas had only been used generally in Britain for about 70 years.
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Can it be possibly believed, by the present eminently practical generation, that a busy people like the English, whose diversified occupations so continually expose them to the chances and changes of a proverbially fickle sky, had ever been ignorant.
Can it be possibly believed, by the present eminently practical generation, that a busy people like the English, whose diversified occupations so continually expose them to the chances and changes of a proverbially fickle sky, had ever been ignorant of the blessings bestowed on them by that dearest and truest friend in need and in deed, the UMBRELLA? Can you, gentle reader, for instance, realise to yourself the idea of a man not possessing such a convenience for rainy weather?
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The ancient history of the umbeella. Владелец оригинала: Оксфордский университет.
Umbrellas and Their History - William Sangster
Umbrellas and Their History - William Sangster. Project Gutenberg's Umbrellas and their History, by William Sangster. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. These three things, my son, are-BOOKS, UMBRELLAS, and MONEY! I believe a certain fiction of the law assumes a remedy to the borrower; but I know of no case in which any man, being sufficiently dastard to gibbet his reputation as plaintiff in such a suit, ever fairly succeeded against the wholesome prejudices of society. The regeneration of the umbrella.
Starting from the royal significance attached to the Umbrella, came a feeling of veneration for it, very different from the contempt with which we are now-a-days too apt to regard it. It was represented by many ancient nations as shading their gods. In the Hindoo mythology Vishnu is said to have paid a visit to the infernal regions with his Umbrella over his head