An Essay Towards a Natural History of the County of Dublin, Accommodated to the Noble Designs of the Dublin Society; ...

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W. Sleater, 1772
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Page 445 - For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven ; To make the weight for the winds, and he weigheth the waters by measure.
Page 462 - The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Page 468 - For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
Page 275 - And I faw another angel afcending from the eaft, having the feal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels...
Page 462 - Thus in thy world material, mighty Mind ! Not that alone which solaces, and shines, The rough and gloomy, challenges our praise. The winter is as needful as the spring ; The thunder, as the sun; a stagnate mass Of vapours breeds a pestilential air : Nor more propitious the Favonian breeze To nature's health, ,than purifying storms.
Page 16 - Shells are an excellent manure, even unburnt, in boggy, heathy, wet, clay, or ftiff land, efpecially where the 'furface is turf, but not in fandy ground. They feem to give the land a fort of ferment, as barm doth to bread, opening and loofening the clods, and by that means making way for the roots to penetrate, and the moifture to enter into the fibres of the roots. This manure continues very long; the fhells mouldering a little every year until they be fpent, and wearing down more ftowly, laft longer...
Page 133 - Jones's quarry, there were raifed, in the years 1767 and 1768, in the fpace of about eighteen months, fixty or feventy tons of lead ore, which yielded, about twelve hundred of lead from each ton of ore, and about twenty-four ounces of filver from each ton of lead : the workmen wrought here to the depth of about thirty yards ; but, as the ore raifed at this depth came too dear, on account of the great expence of keeping the work free of water, it was dropped. — There are two or three veins of lead...
Page 84 - ... Liffey, on the fide of a bank near Knockmaroon, and on the banks of the Dodder. It broke white within, effervefced ftrongly with acids, and burnt to a lime. I received two other fpecimens like thefe from the county of Armagh, and 'near it, where it was ufed as a rich manure. 4. Petrifications or ftony incruftations of vaft extent, formed by water dribbling along the rocks upon the ftones, in a cave on the fhore near Portrane, where is a petrifying fpring. From the fame rocks were collected white...
Page 134 - ... feems to take its courfe acrofs the road to Andrews's houfe, near "the wall of the court of the faid houfe, where the ore has appeared, and probably takes its courfe towards the mountains. I am informed that, unlefs lead will produce thirteen ounces of filver in the ton of lead, it won't bear the coft of refining^ the lofs of lead being from two to three hundred weight in the operation. Lead ore has been alfo found at Kilmainham, being probably a continuation of the fame vein from Dolphin's-barn....
Page vi - The elements of Euclid, with select theorems out of Archimedes ; by the learned Andrew Tacquet. To which are added, practical corollaries, by William Whiston, MA llth edit.

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