John Heywood's supplementary Manchester readers. The scientific reader. Standards v. and vi

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Page 55 - CONSIDERED, it seems probable to me that God in the beginning formed Matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, moveable Particles, of such Sizes and Figures, and with such other Properties, and in such Proportion to Space, as most conduced to the End for which he formed them...
Page 203 - OUR sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments.
Page 203 - ... and confined in its operations, to the number, bulk, and distance of its particular objects. Our sight seems designed to supply all these defects, and may be considered as a more delicate and diffusive kind of touch, that spreads itself over an infinite multitude of bodies, comprehends the largest figures, and brings into our reach some of the most remote parts of the universe.
Page 13 - Independently, however, of this most consoling inference, the delight is inexpressible of being able to follow, as it were, with our eyes, the marvellous works of the great architect of nature...
Page 11 - That the diamond should be made of the same material with coal ; that water should be chiefly composed of an inflammable substance ; that acids should be almost all formed of different kinds of air, and that one of those acids, whose strength can dissolve almost any of the metals, should be made of the self-same ingredients with the common air we breathe...
Page 222 - Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die : Remove far from me vanity and lies : give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me : lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord 1 or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Page 10 - Now, these are the practical advantages of learning ; but the third benefit is, when rightly considered, just as practical as the other two— the pleasure derived from mere knowledge, without any view to our own bodily enjoyments : and this applies to all classes, the idle as well as the industrious ; if, indeed, it be not peculiarly applicable to those who enjoy the inestimable blessing of having time at their command. Every man is by nature endowed with the power of gaining knowledge; and the...
Page 71 - The shapely limb and lubricated joint, Within the small dimensions of a point ; Muscle and nerve miraculously spun, His mighty work, who speaks and it is done, The invisible in things scarce seen reveal'd, To whom an atom is an ample field...
Page 32 - Y, the air beneath this valve, which is immediately over the surface of the water, consequently expands, and forces its way through it ; the water, then, relieved from the pressure of the air, ascends into the pump. A few strokes of the handle totally excludes the air from the body of the pump, and fills it with water, which, having passed through both the valves, runs out at the spout.
Page 13 - ... able to follow, as it were, with our eyes the marvellous works of the Great Architect of Nature ; to trace the unbounded power and exquisite skill which are exhibited in the most minute as well as the mightiest parts of his system. The pleasure derived from this study is unceasing, and so various that it never tires the appetite. But it is unlike the low gratifications of sense in another respect...

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