European Breezes

Lee and Shepard, 1883

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第 101 頁 - That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.
第 104 頁 - ... plunge his knife into the salt-cellar, to pick his teeth at table, to stretch across and reach for whatever he wants. Everything seems to be done in a hurry, and yet everything is served separately, so that there is nothing to distract the attention from the matter in hand. There is a sense at once of repletion and emptiness in a German dinner. Your stomach has been filled, but not fortified. You have begun with a soup which, mathematically speaking, may be said to represent length without breadth...
第 318 頁 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
第 134 頁 - There is no smattering of anything ; whether she learns the piano, or to draw, she learns it thoroughly. If she has no talent at all for an art — which is seldom — she lets that art entirely alone. Her pedestrian accomplishments put us quite to shame ; her efforts of memory are another source of wonder to us. The wonderful memory which enables Austrian girls to repeat sometimes the whole of " Paradise Lost," or an entire drama, comes from practice begun in babyhood.
第 134 頁 - Whatever they may be called upon to do — from cutting a dress to making a salad— they are always ready. Young ladies with titles and fortunes are sent to famous milliners and dressmakers, where they serve a regular apprenticeship, and remain until perfectly able to cut and make any garment. An Austrian lady that cannot swim, or does not know how to ride well, is an exception. Needlework of every kind, even to the making of lace, is part of every young lady's education.
第 135 頁 - Lost," or an entire drama, comes from practice begun in babyhood. Every day the girl is expected to learn a poem or a page. She often does it while making her toilet ; and at last, from hahit, a poem requires but a single reading, and it is stowed away in the memory safely.
第 135 頁 - It is only among the nohility and higher classes that one finds these accomplishments. The burghers' daughters will not condescend to the learning of dressmaking and cooking, which the titled lady can do without its reflecting on her social position. And so the young women to whom such knowledge would be of practical benefit are inefficient, while all the ladies at the court have at their fingers' ends the power to do anything.
第 140 頁 - It is the custom to go to some great house, the house of a princess, or to a very rich banker's, where there are famous chefs, by whom they are taught. When a chef engages to cook for a nobleman, he stipulates that he is to have the privilege of teaching as many young ladies as he chooses. These young ladies need not even know the mistress of the house, and they make their arrangements with the cook only.
第 190 頁 - Magyar, opposite a Sclav and a Bohemian, with a Turk at the head of the table, and a Frenchman at the foot, while a swarthy gypsy played the...
第 140 頁 - The Austrian lady of station is acquainted with every detail of the cuisine, A story is told by Viennese ladies of another, who, having neglected this branch of her education, allowed, at a great dinner-party which she gave, two dishes of the same color to be served in succession, a fault for which she was scarcely to be forgiven.