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Side 750 - I, for the first time, gave its proper place, among the prime necessities of human wellbeing, to the internal culture of the individual. I ceased to attach almost exclusive importance to the ordering of outward circumstances, and the training of the human being for speculation and for action.
Side 101 - Harmonics ; what I had promised my friends in the title of this book, which I named before I was sure of my discovery ; what sixteen years ago I urged as a thing to be sought ; that for which I joined Tycho Brahe, for which I settled in Prague, for which I have devoted the best part of my life to astronomical contemplations ; — at length I have brought to light, and have recognised its truth beyond my most sanguine expectations.
Side 791 - Up to the age of thirty or .beyond it, poetry of many kinds gave me great pleasure, and even as a schoolboy I took intense delight in Shakespeare, especially in the historical plays. I have also said that formerly pictures' gave me considerable, and music very great delight. But now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry: I have lately tried to read Shakespeare and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseates me. I have also almost lost my taste for pictures or music.
Side 14 - Why then does man regret, even though he may endeavour to banish any such regret, that he has followed the one natural impulse, rather than the other; and why does he further feel that he ought to regret his conduct ? Man in this respect differs profoundly from the lower animals.
Side 751 - In them I seemed to draw from a source of inward joy, of sympathetic and imaginative pleasure, which could be shared in by all human beings; which had no...
Side xiv - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Side 100 - Tycho, he advised his young friend " first to lay a solid foundation for his views by actual observation, and by ascending from these to strive to reach the causes of things...
Side xvi - Meeting. It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and...
Side 750 - What made Wordsworth's poems a medicine for my state of mind, was that they expressed, not mere outward beauty, but states of feeling, and of thought coloured by feeling, under the excitement of beauty. They seemed to be the very culture of the feelings, which I was in quest of.
Side 590 - Clear the place in which he is about to light the fire by removing all vegetable matter, dead trees, branches, brushwood, and dry leaves from the soil within a radius of ten feet from the fire ; 3. Exercise and observe every reasonable care and precaution to prevent such fire from 'spreading, and carefully extinguish the same before quitting the place.