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had big diamond, for which he had given trader much beaver.
A time was appointed, and Mr. Flint visited the wigwam to examine the
diamond, which, after considerable mystery, was brought forth from its
place of concealment, and proved to be a broken glass decanter-stopper.
When an individual, eminent for his talents and learning, has been justly
decorated with the degreed of LL.D., and finds the same mark of distinction
bestowed upon others who are remarkable for neither, he cannot fail to
perceive an amusing resemblance between his diploma and
IMITATION OF MUSLIN-GLASS.
Here is a simple and ingenious means of giving to
glass the appearance of delicately wrought muslin:--
The process, which comes to us from Germany,
consists in spreading very smoothly a piece of lace or tulle, and
covering it with some fatty substance by means of a printer's roller.
The glass being carefully cleaned, the cloth is laid upon it so as
to leave in fat a print on the surface of all the threads of the
The glass is then exposed about five minutes