Transactions - The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volumes 1-2

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The Society, 1790 - Science
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List of fellows in v. 1-5, 7-16, 20-30, 32-33, 35-41, 45; continued since 1908 in the Proceedings, v. 28-

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Page 261 - When he is drunk, asleep, or in his rage ; Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed ; At gaming, swearing ; or about some act That has no relish of salvation in't ; — • Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven ; And that his soul may be as damn'd and black As hell, whereto it goes.
Page 262 - Why, man, they did make love to this employment; They are not near my conscience; their defeat Does by their own insinuation grow : 'Tis dangerous, when the baser nature comes Between the pass and fell incensed points Of mighty opposites.
Page 260 - Of thinking too precisely on the event, A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts coward, I do not know Why yet I live to say, This thing's to do ; Sith I have cause and will and strength and means To do't.
Page 258 - I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum.
Page 263 - Whose blood and judgment are so well co-mingled That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 192 - It covers the natural deformity of criminal actions with the veil of high sentiment and virtuous feeling, and thus separates (if I may be pardoned the expression) the moral sense from that morality which it ought to produce.
Page 152 - As through unquiet rest: he, on his side Leaning, half raised, with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces; then with voice Mild, as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes, Her hand soft touching, whisper'd thus: ' Awake My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight! Awake...
Page 139 - ... than the determination of a meridian line, or the length of the day at the place of his residence. This astronomy, as exhibited in their tables, presents three principal objects : 1. Tables and rules for computing the places of the sun and moon. 2. Tables and rules for calculating the places of the planets. 3. Rules for determining the phases of eclipses. The Indian astronomers, like all others, have distinguished that portion of the heavens in which the motions of the sun, the moon, and planets...
Page 27 - ... the containing body, be it ever fo thick and ftrong ; or elfe, if the refiftance of the containing body exceed the expanfive force of the ice, or of water in the aft of freezing, then, by preventing the expanfion, it will prevent the freezing, and the water will remain fluid, whatever the degree of cold may be.
Page 19 - Thefe flakes were probably warped acrofs by boughs of trees laid very clofely together, fo as to form two fences, running parallel to each other at the diftance of fome feet, and fo clofe as to confine all the materials, of whatever fize, that were thrown in between them. Into this intermediate fpace, I fuppofe, were thrown boughs and trunks of trees, earth and ftones of all fizes, large or fmall, as they could quarry or collect them.

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