The Mechanics' Magazine, Volume 69

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Robertson, Brooman, and Company, 1858 - Industrial arts
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Page 327 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 32 - Commission appointed to inquire into the best mode of distributing the Sewage of Towns, and applying it to beneficial and profitable uses.
Page 198 - It is a triumph more glorious because far more useful to mankind than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle. May the Atlantic telegraph, under the blessing of heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between the kindred nations, and an instrument destined by Divine Providence to diffuse religion, civilization, liberty and law throughout the world.
Page 205 - The Association for the Prevention of Steam Boiler Explosions, and for effecting Economy in the Raising and Use of Steam.
Page 198 - The President cordially reciprocates the congratulations of Her Majesty the Queen on the success of the great international enterprise accomplished by the science, skill and indomitable energy of the two countries. It is a triumph more glorious because far more useful to mankind than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle. May the Atlantic telegraph, under the blessing of heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between...
Page 155 - Strada, in one of his Prolusions*, gives an account of a chimerical correspondence between two friends by the help of a certain load-stone, which had such virtue in it, that if it touched two several needles, when one of the needles so touched began to move, the other, though at never so great a distance, moved at the same time, and in the same manner.
Page 5 - It teaches us to be neglectful of nothing; — not to despise the small beginnings, for they precede of necessity all great things in the knowledge of science, either pure or applied. It teaches a continual comparison of the small and great, and that under differences almost approaching the infinite: for the small as often contains the great in principle as the great does the small ; and thus the mind becomes comprehensive.
Page 448 - Original Papers, Reports, or Designs, of these, or other eminent individuals, are particularly valuable for the Library of the Institution. The communications must be forwarded, on or before the 30th of January 1858, to the house of the Institution, No.
Page 4 - How well may the young man entering upon his studies in electricity be taught by what is past to watch for the smallest signs of action, new or old; to nurse them up by any means until they have gained strength; then to study their laws, to eliminate the essential conditions from the non-essential, and at last to refine again, until the encumbering matter is as much as possible dismissed, and the power left in its highly developed and most exalted state. The alterations or...
Page 198 - The Queen desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of this great international work, in which the Queen has taken the deepest interest. The Queen is convinced that the President will join with her in fervently hoping that the electric cable which now connects Great Britain with the United States will prove an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded upon their common interest and reciprocal esteem. The Queen has much pleasure in thus communicating...

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