The Polar star, being a continuation of 'The Extractor', of entertainment and popular science (Google eBook)

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Page 263 - They are to be delivered out from the lips, as beautiful coins newly issued from the mint, deeply and accurately impressed, perfectly finished, neatly struck by the proper organs, distinct, sharp, in due succession, and of due weight.
Page 382 - And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised : three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you : it shall not be eaten of.
Page 404 - Were. we required to characterize this age of ours by any single' epithet, we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical, or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery, in' every outward and inward sense of that word...
Page 405 - Body-politic more than ever worshipped and tendered; but the Soulpolitic less than ever. Love of country, in any high or generous sense, in any other than an almost animal sense, or mere habit, has little importance attached to it in such reforms, or in the opposition shown them. Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these ; and, except a keen eye and appetite for self-interest, requires no virtue in any quarter. To both parties it is emphatically...
Page 158 - An agreement was at last made, to continue the commerce between the states, even during war. It was not till the end of this reign that any salads, carrots, turnips, or other edible roots, were produced in England. The little of these vegetables that was used was formerly imported from Holland and Flanders".
Page 160 - There is, in fact, says Fichte, no Tree there ; but only a Manifestation of Power from something which is not I. The same is true of material Nature at large, of the whole visible Universe, with all its movements, figures, accidents and qualities ; all are Impressions produced on me by something different from me.
Page 281 - To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it. ' Man is the higher Sense of our Planet ; the star which connects it with the upper world ; the eye which it turns towards Heaven.
Page 404 - Not the external and physical alone is now managed by machinery, but the internal and spiritual also.
Page 346 - Did you not promise me fifteen years, and are you come again?' which they not understanding, persuaded her to keep her spirits quiet in that great weakness wherein she then was; but some hours after, she desired my father and Dr Howlsworth might be left alone with her, to whom she said, 'I will acquaint you, that during the time of my trance I was in great quiet, but in a place I could neither distinguish nor describe; but the sense of leaving my girl, who is dearer to me than all my children, remained...
Page 62 - He also divided plants into five groups, because, as he tells us, we have five fingers on each hand, and five toes on each foot.

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