Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 21

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G.H. Rouse, Baptist Mission Press, 1853 - Physical sciences
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Page 222 - The traditions of the people are vague and unsatisfactory, for they referred us to the deluge, and the time of the prophet Noah.
Page 442 - ... rigorously proscribed all liberal arts and literature, and during the reign of the Second Charles, when his works were either not acted at all, or if so, very much changed and disfigured, his fame was awhile obscured, only to shine forth again about the beginning of the last century with more than its original brightness; and since then it has but increased in lustre with the course of time ; and for centuries to come, (I speak it with the greatest confidence,) it will, like an Alpine avalanche,...
Page 147 - Now, from the conclusions in the preceding sections, we are under the necessity of considering the beams of the aurora borealis of a ferruginous nature, because nothing else is known to be magnetic, and consequently, that there exists in the higher regions of the atmosphere an elastic fluid partaking of the properties of iron, or rather of magnetic steel, and that this fluid, doubtless from its magnetic property, assumes the form of cylindric beams.
Page 589 - AM the black-bulb thermometer rose in the sun to 130. The morning observation before 10 or 11 AM always gives a higher result than at noon, though the sun's declination is so considerably less, and in the hottest part of the day it is lower still (3^ p. M. 109), an effect no doubt due to the vapours raised by the sun, and which equally interfere with the photometer observations.
Page 441 - But it has been the music of gentle and pious minds in all ages, it is the poetry of all human nature, to read it likewise in a figurative sense, and to find therein correspondencies and symbols of the spiritual world.
Page 442 - The drama of Sakuntala presents, through its oriental brilliancy of colouring, so striking a resemblance, upon the whole, to our romantic drama, that it might be suspected the love of Shakespeare had influenced the translator, if other orientalists had not borne testimony to the fidelity of his translation.
Page 170 - BANDAAL — I have little doubt that this is Roxburgh's species, which was sent to him from Cawnpore, and is called Bandal by the natives, but his description is imperfect and somewhat incorrect. I have never seen the plant climbing and the echini of the fruit are not ciliate while the leaves are uniformly 5-lobed, however, the leaves of all cucurbits vary so much that they are not a character at all to be relied on, should it be a different species it should be called longistyla.
Page 546 - Society has sustained a great loss by the death of one of our Members of Council, Mr.
Page 550 - ... December, 1850, to November 17, 1853. 8vo. London. Philosophical Transactions for 1852 (Parts I. and II.), 1853 (Parts I. and II.). Vol. CXLIII. 4to. London. Fellows of the Royal Society, November 30, 1852. 4to pamph. Catalogue of Stars near the Ecliptic, observed at Markree during the Years 1848 - 50, and whose Places are supposed to be hitherto unpublished. Vol. I. containing 14,888 Stars. — Catalogue, &.c. during the Years 1851 and 1852. Vol. II. containing 15,289 Stars.
Page 147 - We are under the necessity of considering the learns of the aurora borealis of a ferruginous nature, because nothing else is known to be magnetic ; and consequently that there exists in the higher region of the atmosphere, an electric fluid partaking of the properties of iron, or rather of magnetic steel; and that this fluid, doubtless from its magnetic property, assumes the form of cylindrical beams.

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