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VENETIAN CLASS. Its Frtgi e Beauty Unsurpassed by Modern Art. An article in the Woman's Home Companion bv Oriena L. S j -- ford, treating of Ornamental Glass in all Ages, present the claims of the Venetian glassmakers to the highest recognition of art. Venetian glass owes its extreme thinness and ligiitness to the want of All the lead in. its composition. ornamental shapes were blown, and owed their beauty to the skilful manipulate .n of t ie workers, whose delicacy o couch and artstic taste were oAcii a neratage from geng erations of ancestors. The most prized of the Venetian productions was the beautiful lace glass, generally known Of this, there are two as filigree. kinds, the ritorto and the reticilli. the former was the less elaborate, and consisted of a single tube twisted and given a spiral direction, the ground of the vessel being of a different color. The reticelli designs were more varied. Sometimes the twisted tubes were powdered with gold and made vertical, horizontal, diagonal or curved: indeed, every variation was given that ingenuity could suggest or fancy devise. A vent urine glass was invented by the Venetians, its secret being discovered by the accidental dropping of brass or copper fillings into a pot of melted glass, which restlted in the diffusion of gold specks or threads throughout the mass. Its name is said to signify adventure, or resulting from chance a word half Italian, but coined probably for the occasion, to denote the peculiar Marbled or variegated variety. glass was made to resemble chalcedony, jasper, lapis lazuli and tortois shell. Theiewas a kind of green and purple which became red by the transmission of light. A frosted glass whice showed an icy coating was made by dipping the vessel when half blown in pounded glass, the particles of which readily adhered to the warm mass, which was reheated and wrought into shape. Sometimes pounded glass of different colors was used with fine effect upon the same object. These with delicately gilded glass and some" ornamented with jewel patterns like those of Damascus formed the p. ucipal kind of Venetian glass, which was too thin for engraving and could hardly bear engraving. glass-blowin- vitro-ditrin- a, Chalk Beds of England The chalk beds of England are hundreds of feet thick and many miles leng. Who piled up these pre- the .viuiion by which water con- tracts down to the temperature of 40 degrees, and then expands until it is frozen that the earth is made habita: by man. Were it not for this provision, instead of only a crust of ice forming on th surface of a lake or stream, the whole body of water wouid become solid, the ocean itself .vould be frozen, and life on the earth would be impossible. . Fun in Couit. 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