[Ads-l] ascending room

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue May 10 21:18:27 UTC 2022

I.e., elevator.  Not in the OED.

Reached Philadelphia at noon, and proceeded to Continental Hotel, in
which is the same as Broadway, in New York.  On taking beds, seated
ourselves in an ascending room, around which were crimson-cushioned sofas.  On
reaching the sixth story, a door was opened, and we walked out to a passage
about 15 feet wide, carpeted and along to 265 room, fitted up with marble
washstands, chest of drawers, wardrobe, gas, &c.  Went down to supper by
five flights of marble stairs.

>From the Log of an Australian.]
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), October 15, 1862

This is from a new database released by the National Library of Australia,
giving digitized articles from Australian newspapers and other sources.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)

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