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Page 600 - DEAR MADAM: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the AdjutantGeneral of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage...
Page 601 - With light and heat refulgent. Then thy sun Shoots full perfection through the swelling year: And oft thy voice in dreadful thunder speaks, And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve, By brooks and groves in hollow-whispering gales.
Page 240 - Cement and Concretes, Quantities of Materials in given Sizes and Dimensions of Wood, Brick and Stone; and full and complete Bills of Prices for Carpenter's...
Page 547 - The horse power of a steam engine is given by the equation , plan = ~ where p = mean effective pressure in pounds per square inch, l = length of stroke in feet, a = area of piston in square inches, n = number of strokes per minute, or twice the number of revolutions per minute.
Page 328 - ... the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit.
Page 600 - Dear Madam : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may...
Page 352 - When these differences occur the surveyor will in all cases establish the missing corner by proportionate measurements on lines conforming to the original field notes and by the method followed in the original survey. From this rule there can be no departure, since it is the basis upon which the whole operation depends for accuracy and truth.
Page 597 - There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion ; it is this indeed which gives a value to all the rest, which sets them at work in their proper times and places, and turns them to the advantage of the person who is possessed of them. Without it, learning is pedantry, and wit impertinence ; virtue itself looks like weakness ; the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice.
Page 437 - IMPROVED. This popular monthly contains a large number of short, easy, practical, interesting and popular scientific articles, that can be appreciated and enjoyed by any intelligent reader, even though he knew little or nothing of science. It is intended to interest those who think. Profusely Illustrated.