Flax Refuse—A Substitute for Rags

1859 Scientific American  
Histo)'Y Rnd Mystery of a Teacup. We possess a teacnp which we value very much-in fact, it stands upon the top of our private bookshelves-and is the cause of many a pleasant hour'S soliloquy. The reason that we like that teacup is, because there is a story connected with it, which we will shortly relate. It is not an ancient piece of pottery, dug from the ruined cities of Herculaneum or Pompeii; it was not found in a mummy's sepulchre, or under the buried stones of Babylon or Nineveh. Ptolemy
more » ... Nineveh. Ptolemy never saw it, and Sennacherib had nO idea of its existence.
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