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" The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal... "
NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY - Page 200
by RICHARD GREEN PARKER A.M. - 1856
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 12

Europe - 1823
...varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

...weight and solidity at defiance. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin, or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war,...
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Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c

Rudolph Ackermann, Frederic Shoberl - Fashion - 1819
...varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is nothing to it. it can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as line as gossamer, and lift a ship of war...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror

1825
...become a thing stupendous alike for its force and its flexibility, fur the prodigious power which it can exert, and the ease, and precision, and ductility...engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 89, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1819
...varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 4

Great Britain - 1820
...varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war,...
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Atheneum, Or, Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 6

1820
...varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it , draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer; and lift a ship of war...
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Time's Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1821
...varied, distributed and applied. The trunk of an elephant, that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of...
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One Thousand Experiments in Chemistry: With Illustrations of Natural ...

Colin MacKenzie - 1821 - 528 pages
...varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before the sun ; it can draw out, without breaking, a thread an fine as a gossamer, and lift...
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