# Chandler's Encyclopedia: An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ...

William Henry Chandler

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Page 859 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 518 - To be returned in five weeks. A fine of one cent will be incurred for each day this volume is detained beyond that time.
Page 831 - The radius vector of each planet describes equal areas in equal times. (3) The squares of the periods of the planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun; ie, £,2 : fc,2 ::«!*: Oj8. This is the so-called "Harmonic Law.
Page 831 - The squares of the periods of revolution of any two planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Page 863 - ... that the ratio of the sines of the angles of incidence and refraction is constant for refraction in the same medium, was effected by Snell and Descartes.
Page 684 - Or, four terms are in harmonical proportion, when the first is to the fourth as the difference of the first and second is to the difference of the third and fourth.
Page 727 - A body is called homogeneous when any two equal, similar parts of it, with corresponding lines parallel and turned towards the same parts, are undistinguishable from one another by any difference in quality.
Page 919 - The law of all mechanics is — The power multiplied by the distance through which it moves, is equal to the weight multiplied by the distance through which it moves. Thus 1 Ib.
Page 608 - He had previously stated, in another work, that he believed, " the whole terrestrial globe to have been taken to pieces and dissolved at the flood, and the strata to have settled down from this promiscuous mass.
Page 608 - The illustrations are thus consecutively adduced. 1. Solid land has been converted into sea. 2. Sea has been changed into land. Marine shells lie far distant from the deep, and the anchor has been found on the summit of hills.