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Page 184 - Every particle of matter, in the universe, attracts every other particle with a force, which is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Page 284 - Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and, sitting well in order, smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho...
Page 244 - Thro' either babbling world of high and low; Whose life was work, whose language rife With rugged maxims hewn from life; Who never spoke against a foe; Whose eighty winters freeze with one rebuke All great self-seekers trampling on the right...
Page 8 - they don't know when to abuse him, and when to praise him; I will allow no man to speak ill of David that he does not deserve; and as to Sir John, why really I believe him to be an honest man at the bottom: but to be sure he is penurious, and he is mean, and it must be owned he has a degree of brutality, and a tendency to savageness, that cannot easily be defended.
Page 284 - We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven ; that which we are, we are ; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Page 274 - They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars, whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost five...
Page 218 - It is with much regret that we have to record the death of Mr Duncan Mackintosh, Secretary to the Society since 1886.
Page 94 - HISTORY. Britannia: a Collection of the Principal Passages in Latin Authors that refer to this Island, with Vocabulary and Notes. By TS CAYZER. Illustrated with a Map and 29 Woodcuts. Crown 8vo. Price 3s.
Page 265 - It is impossible by means of inanimate material agency to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects.
Page 101 - On our present knowledge of the invertebrate fauna of the 'lower carboniferous or calciferous sandstone series of the Edinburgh neighbourhood, especially of that division known as the Wardie Shales, and on the first appearance of certain species in the beds, by Mr.