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Page 217 - and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark : and the dove came back to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth was an olive branch plucked
Page 134 - An Account of a Method of Copying Paintings on Glass, and of making profiles by the Agency of Light upon Nitrate of Silver, with observations by H. Davy.
Page 218 - that useful plant ; it was naturalized in those countries, and at length carried into the heart of Spain and Gaul. Its usefulness, the little culture it requires, and the otherwise barren situations which it renders productive, quickly spread it over the western face of the
Page 112 - which is already known to others, and then by the light and methods which belong to science to learn for ourselves and for others ;— so making a fruitful return to man in the future for that which we have obtained from the men of the past. Bacon, in his
Page 217 - Tuscany, the South of France, and the plains of Spain are the places of Europe in which the olive was first cultivated. The Tuscans were the first who exported olive oil largely, and thus it has obtained the name of Florence Oil : but the purest is said to be obtained from Aix in France. The
Page 110 - resulted from his own mental self-education : it was, at first, a feeble instrument, giving feeble results ; but by the united mental exertions of other men, who educated themselves through the force of thought and experiment, it has been raised up to such a degree of power as to give us light,
Page 217 - a horse ; but Minerva produced an olive tree. The goddess had the triumph ; for it was adjudged that peace, of which the olive is the symbol, was infinitely better than war, to which the horse was considered as belonging and typifying. Even in the sacred history the olive is
Page 110 - and the duty is the more imperative, as we find by the unguided progress of science and the experience it supplies, that of those men who devote themselves to studious education, there are as many whose minds are constitutionally disposed to the studies supplied by it, as there are of others more fitted by
Page 217 - mentioned by Pliny as growing there in the first century of the Christian Era. In ancient times especially the olive was a tree held in the greatest veneration, for then the oil was employed in pouring out libations to the gods ; while the branches formed the wreaths of the victors at the Olympic games.