Palissy the Potter: The Life of Bernard Palissy, of Saintes, His Labors and Discoveries in Art and Science, with an Outline of His Philosophical Doctrines, and a Translation of Illustrative Selections from His Works, Volume 2

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Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853
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Page 185 - Then answered they and said before the King, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O King, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
Page 163 - They tell us that these shells were formed in the hills by the influence of the stars ; but I ask where in the hills are the stars now forming shells of distinct ages and species? and how can the stars explain the origin of gravel, occurring at different heights, and composed of pebbles rounded as if by the motion of running water ; or in what manner can such a cause account for the petrifaction in the same places of various leaves, sea-weeds, and marine crabs...
Page 240 - He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field : the wild asses quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. He watereth the hills from his chambers : the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
Page 213 - ... there was one among those pieces which was melted within four hours after it had been placed in the furnace, which trial turned out white and polished, in a way that caused me such joy as made me think I was become a new creature.
Page 119 - A process of assimilation goes on in it as well as in animated bodies. Every particle of it is alive. It possesses instinct and volition even to the most elementary of its molecules, which attract and repel each other according to sympathies and antipathies.
Page 271 - And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Page 115 - Lyell has shown that the central heat required according to the theory is incompatible with the solidity of the surface, and suggests the much more rational doctrine that, " Instead of an original central heat, we may perhaps refer the heat of the interior to chemical changes constantly going on in the earth's crust ; for the general effect of chemical combination is the evolution of heat and electricity, which in their turn become sources of new chemical changes.
Page 8 - Recepte veritable, par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre a multiplier et augmenter leurs thresors.
Page 98 - Discours admirables de la nature des eaux et fontaines, tant naturelles qu'artificielles, des métaux, des sels et salines, des pierres, des terres, du feu et des émaux, avec plusieurs autres excellents secrets des choses naturelles; plus un...
Page 223 - I have been for several years, when, without the means of covering my furnaces, I was every night at the mercy of the rains and winds, without receiving any help, aid, or consolation, except from the owls that screeched on one side, and the dogs that howled upon the other ; sometimes there would arise winds and storms, which blew in such a manner up and down my furnaces, that I was constrained to quit the whole with loss of my labour, and several times have found that having quitted all, and having...

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