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Page 31 - Have not the small particles of bodies certain powers, virtues, or forces, by which they act at a distance, not only upon the rays of light for reflecting, refracting, and inflecting them, but also upon one another for producing a great part of the phenomena of nature?
Page 408 - The warp was placed perpendicularly ; the reed fell with a force of at least half a hundred weight ; and the springs which threw the shuttle were strong enough to have thrown a Congreve rocket ; in short, it required the strength of two powerful men to work the machine at a slow rate, and only for a short time.
Page 408 - Now you will not assert, gentlemen/ said I, ' that it is more difficult to construct a machine that shall weave, than one which shall make all the variety of moves which are required in that complicated game.
Page 387 - Every workman has a great quan- 15 tity of his own work to dispose of beyond what he himself has occasion for ; and every other workman being exactly in the same situation, he is enabled to exchange a great quantity of his own goods for a great quantity, or, what comes to the same thing, for the price of a 20 great quantity of theirs.
Page 31 - I do not here consider. What I call attraction may be performed by impulse, or by some other means unknown to me. I use that Word here to signify only in general any Force by which Bodies tend towards one another, whatsoever be the Cause.
Page 66 - I presently found that, by means of this lens, air was expelled from it very readily. Having got about three or four times as much as the bulk of my materials, I admitted water to it, and found that it was not imbibed by it. But what surprised me more than I can well express was, that a candle burned in this air with a remarkably vigorous flame...
Page 408 - ... three movements, which were to follow each other in succession, there would be little difficulty in producing and repeating them. Full of these ideas, I immediately employed a carpenter and smith to carry them into effect. As soon as the machine was finished, I got a weaver to put in the warp, which was of such materials as sailcloth is usually made of. To my great delight, a piece of cloth, such as it was, was the produce.
Page 336 - Glory is the reward of science ; and those who deserve it scorn all meaner views.
Page 135 - Call you that desperate, which by a line Of institution, from our ancestors, Hath been derived down to us, and received In a succession, for the noblest way Of breeding up our youth, in letters, arms, Fair mien, discourses, civil exercise, And all the blazon of a gentleman...