Electro-chemistry, with positive results, and notes for inquiry on the sciences of geology and astronomy, with a tract of miscellanies. Repr (Google eBook)

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Page 31 - MR. CHARLES CHALMERS. ELECTRO-CHEMISTRY, with Positive Results; and Notes for Inquiry on the Sciences of Geology and Astronomy: with a Tract of Miscellanies. 8vo. cloth, 3s. 6d. DR. CHAMBERS. DIGESTION AND ITS DERANGEMENTS. Post 8vo. cloth, 10*.
Page 3 - ... substances which contain it in excess, and rends asunder all obstacles in its course so exactly like a body in rapid motion, that the impression of its existence as a distinct material substance, sui generis, forces itself irresistibly on the mind. All nations, accordingly, have spontaneously concurred in regarding electricity as a material principle ; and scientific men give a preference to the same view.

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