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A Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles Compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905)

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The Home of Taste

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The Home of TasteTHE HOME OF TASTE. – How easy it is to be neat, to clean. How easy it is to arrange rooms with the most graceful propriety. How easy it is to invest our houses with the truest elegance. Elegance resides not with the upholsterer or draper; it is not put up with the hangings and curtains; it is not in the mosaics, the carpetings, the rosewood, the mahogany, the candelabra, or the marble ornaments; it exists in the spirit presiding over the chamber of the dwelling. Contentment must always be most graceful; it grows serenely over the scene of its abode; it transforms a waste into a garden. The homes lighted by these intimations of a nobler and brighter life may be wanting in much which the discontented desire; but to its inhabitants it will be a palace far outvieing* the oriental in brilliancy and glory.

*outvieing: out-vie-ing e.g. more complete.