A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume 2

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H.G. Bohn, 1846 - Inventions
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Page 421 - Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meate, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home. Being once quipped for that frequent using of my forke by a certain learned Gentleman, a familiar friend of mine, one Mr.
Page 259 - French school of historical scholars, at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Page vi - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it...
Page 420 - I observed a custome in all those Italian cities and townes through the which I passed, that is not used in any other country that I saw in my travels ; neither do I think that any other nation of Christendome doth use it, but only Italy.
Page vi - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high. One vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water ; and a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that, one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and refill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim, between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Page 139 - In the fourth century, when bishop Theophilus broke to pieces the statues at Alexandria, he found some which were hollow, and placed in such a manner against a wall that a priest could slip unperceived behind them, and speak to the ignorant populace through their mouths...
Page 367 - Henry VIII. wore ordinarily cloth hose, except there came from Spain, by great chance, a pair of silk stockings. King Edward, his son, was presented with a pair of long Spanish silk stockings by Sir Thomas Gresham, his merchant, and the present was taken much notice of.
Page 420 - For while with their knife, which they hold in one hand, they cut the meate out of the dish, they fasten their forke, which they hold in their other hand, upon the same dish, so that whatsoever he be that, sitting in the company of any others at...
Page 367 - Burdet, having accidentally seen in the shop of an Italian merchant a pair of knit worsted stockings, procured from Mantua, and having borrowed them, made a pair exactly like them, and these were the first stockings knit in England of woollen yarn. From this...
Page 95 - Tarn leve nee bombyx pendulus urget opus. Crassior in facie vetulae stat creta Fabullae: Crassior offensae bulla tumescit aquae. Fortior et tortos servat vesica capillos, Et mutat Latias spuma Batava comas.

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