Viri Illustres: Acad. Jacob. Sext. Scot. Reg. Anno CCCmo

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Y.J. Pentland, 1884 - 67 pages

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Page 6 - have been formed by the hollowing out of the valleys, and the valleys have been hollowed out by the attrition of hard materials coming from the mountains.
Page 61 - Above all," said Lord Brougham, in deciding a recent case in the House of Lords, (Inglis v. Mansfield, 10th April 1835.) " we have, what with me is of the highest authority and of the greatest weight, the very valuable opinion of the late Lord Meadowbank, one of the best lawyers — one of the most acute men— a man of large general capacity, and of great experience — and with hardly any exception, certainly with very few exceptions, if any — the most diligent judge...
Page 3 - one of the most splendid monuments ever raised by the genius of a single individual...
Page 16 - ... family and friends influential and plenty, but the work he had to do was of a kind at which friends could only stand and look on. He had to do a new thing in Edinburgh ; to teach anatomy, and to provide for the study of it, in a town of then only thirty thousand inhabitants, and in a half civilized and politically disturbed country ; he had to gather in students, to persuade others to join with him in teaching, and to get an Infirmary built. All this he did, and at the same time established his...
Page 48 - Infancy,' descriptive of his native vale of Teviot His versification is soft and musical ; he is an elegant rather than a forcible poet His ballad strains are greatly superior to his 'Scenes of Infancy.' Sir Walter Scott has praised the opening of ' The Mermaid,' as exhibiting a power of numbers which, for mere melody of sound, has seldom been excelled in English poetry. Sonnet on Sabbath Morn.
Page 3 - ... University College, London. In 1855 he was appointed Master of the Mint, and resigned his professorship. He died in London, 16th September 1869. His name is most closely associated with the subject of the molecular diffusion of gases, his researches in connection with which led him to formulate the law ' that the diffusion rate of gases is inversely as the square root of their density.
Page 33 - June, 1761, afterwards the architect of the three great London bridges, the engineer of the Plymouth breakwater, of the London and East India docks, and of other works of national importance.
Page 17 - ... his discovery, and thus the discovery and his name are inseparable. Bell's first discoveries, on the other hand, became the foundation for farther discoveries in the same direction, not separated from his by distinct demarcation. To appreciate the merit and the value of what he proved, we must try to imagine ourselves ignorant not only of all we know of the functions of the various cerebro-spinal nerves, but even of the fact that there are distinct nerves for motion and for sensation, and think...
Page 10 - ... conferred several Russian orders on him, including that of St. Stanislaus. In 1849 he received the Copley medal from the Royal Society, in recognition of his having established the Silurian system in geology. His researches (extending over six visits) in the Alps, Apennines, and Carpathian mountains, established the fact of a graduated transition from Secondary to Tertiary rocks, and clearly separates the great Nummulitic formation from the Cretaceous formations with which it wag confounded.
Page 21 - American revolution (1776), and a History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic (1783), which passed through several editions.

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