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Page 84 - To me, sir, it appears that the Author of Nature has marked our limits in the south, by the Gulf of Mexico; and on the north, by the regions of eternal frost.
Page 368 - ... material creation, and at another with the endless subordination of animal life ; and, what is yet of more importance, might supply the decays of nature, and succour old age with subsidiary sight. Thus was the first artificer in glass employed, though without his own knowledge or expectation. He was facilitating and prolonging the enjoyment of light, enlarging the avenues of science, and conferring the highest and most lasting pleasures ; he was enabling the student to contemplate nature, and...
Page 367 - Who, when he saw the first sand or ashes, by a casual intenseness of heat, melted into a metalline form, rugged with excrescences, and clouded with impurities, would have imagined, that in this shapeless lump lay concealed so many conveniencies of life, as would in time constitute a great part of the happiness of the world...
Page 374 - Observations on the Temperature of the Ocean and Atmosphere, and on the Density of Sea-water, made during a Voyage to Ceylon. In a Letter to Sir Humphrey Davy, LL.DFRS By John Davy, MDFRS—22.
Page 236 - The Botanist's Companion; or an Introduction to the Knowledge of Practical Botany, and the Uses of Plants, either growing wild in Great Britain, or cultivated for the Purposes of Agriculture, Medicine, Rural Economy, or the Arts, on a new Plan.
Page 239 - A Treatise on the Diseases of Arteries and Veins; containing the Pathology and Treatment of Aneurisms and wounded Arteries. By Joseph Hodgson, Member of the Iloyul College of Surgeons in London.
Page x - For such a long-oppressed right. Bacon, at last, a mighty man, arose, Whom a wise king and nature chose Lord Chancellor of both their laws, And boldly undertook the injured pupil's cause.
Page 94 - ... she tries to imitate ; but she had become sickly, and longed to revisit her native country ; her husband also, who had spent many years amongst the Indians, was become weary of a civilized life.
Page 377 - From the series of observations made at and below London Bridge, compared with the river as far up as Kew and Oxford, Mr. Stevenson is of opinion that the waters of the Thames seldom change, but are probably carried up and down with the turn of the alternate tides for an indefinite period, which he is of opinion may be one, if not the principal, cause of what is termed the extreme softness of the waters of the Thames. Mr. Stevenson has made similar experiments on the Rivers Forth ,and Tay, and at...
Page 363 - ... hardness, transparency, or opacity; lustre, taste, smell, elasticity, weight, or specific gravity; magnetism, electricity, and phosphorescence. No doubt, most of these terms are clearly understood by our readers; but some of them may require a little explanation. By specific gravity, is meant the weight of any substance compared with the weight of an equal bulk of distilled water ; which, as the standard of comparison, is called one. Thus, if the weight of a cubic inch of...