Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, Volume 4

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Page 95 - The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
Page 219 - Williams, John. An account of some remarkable ancient ruins, lately discovered in the Highlands, and northern parts of Scotland; in a series of letters to GCM Edinburgh: William Creech, 1777.
Page 149 - PRESIDENT, in the Chair. The following gentlemen were balloted for and duly elected Ordinary Members.
Page 57 - The following donations were laid on the table, and thanks voted to the donors : — Skull of a New Zealander, presented by John Mitchell, Esq., Leith.
Page 21 - ... piece of starch about the size of a small pea, powder, and boil the starch in the water till the solution is quite clear ; add one drop of a saturated solution of iodine in alcohol to this clear liquid. It will now become dark blue. Of this solution drop two drops into two clean test-tubes, and fill up one with distilled water, and the other with the water to be tested ; a faint blue colour should be perceptible in the first test-tube. In the second test-tube, should hyposulphite be present,...
Page 85 - President, in the chair. The following donations to the library were laid on the table, and thanks voted to their respective donors : — ' The Transactions of the China Branch of the Royal Asia, tic Society
Page 100 - He has determined precisely the angle required ; and he found, by the most exact mensuration the subject could admit, that it is the very angle, in which the three planes in the bottom of the cell of a honey-comb do actually meet.
Page 95 - ... have not been the special object of his persecution. The preceding remarks, offered on a very interesting department of the natural history of the earth, may serve to point out the rashness of those attempts which have been made to unite the speculations of geologists with the truths of Revelation. Without controversy, the works and the words of God must give consistent indications of his government, provided they be interpreted truly.
Page 197 - It therefore appears that we scarcely have an alternative to the supposition, that, when these vessels foundered, and were deposited where in modern times they have been found, the Firth of Clyde was a sea several miles wide at Glasgow, covering the site of the lower districts of the city, and receiving the waters of the river not lower than Bothwell Bridge.
Page 22 - ... colour of a water, is- to fill two tubes, of the dimensions stated above, to within 3 inches of the top, one with distilled water, and the other with the water to be tested ; and having placed them side by side on a white slab, in a good light, to add the caramel solution from a burette to the distilled water, until that is found to equal in colour the water contained in the other tube. The burette being graduated in grains, every 10 grains consumed will represent one degree of colour. The intensity...

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