A treatise on the śropleustic art, or Navigation in the air: by means of kites, or buoyant sails: with a description of the charvolant, or kite carriage. And containing numerous most amusing and interesting anecdotes connected with several extraordinary excursions both by sea and land. With characteristic illustrations, drawn on stone
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action advance advantage adventures aerial steeds aloft amusement angle application attached boat boat’s brace brace-line breeze brisk Bristol bugle Buoyant Sails canvas carriage cerned charioteer Charvolant Chippenham chronometer considerable cordage course coursers dashed day’s delightful draught power draught-power drawn by kites earth effect electric ﬂuid elevated equipage EROPLEUSTICS excursions expeditions experiments fastened ﬁne ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂag ﬂeet ﬂight ﬂoating ﬂowing ﬂy gale Globe hauled height horses instantly invention inventor Kite’s surface land larboard length manoeuvring mariner Marlborough miles an hour mode of travelling navigated never night novel numerous occasion PATENT KITE Playmate pleasure power of traction present purpose rapid rate of twenty repast road safely scientiﬁc scudding shipwreck shore signal sixteen miles sledges soon spread suﬂicient tackle tion traverse trees triﬂing twenty miles veered vehicle vessel wheels whole party wind wing yacht