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Page 286 - Full in the midft of Euclid dip at once, " And petrify a genius to a dunce.
Page 157 - his darling child, defign'd, <£ To thee he gave the heavenly birth, " And bade to form her infant mind.
Page 321 - of the Panorganon. As this machine is to be moved by the force of men or children, and as their -force varies not only with the ftrength and weight of each individual, but alfo according to the different manner in which that ftrength or weight is applied, it is, in the firft place,
Page 325 - contrary to that in which he walked before; viz. from 1 towards 3. Fig. 1. The height to which the weight afcends, and the diftance to which the boy advances, fhould be carefully marked and meafured; and it will be found, that he can raife the weight to the fame height, advancing through the fame fpace
Page 318 - but we- wifh to point out .a method of giving a general notion of the mechanical organs to our pupils, which fhall be immediately obvious to their comprehenfion, and which may ferve as a fure foundation for future improvement. We are told by a vulgar proverb, that though we believe what we
Page 338 - and he will find, that as it advances it will raife the weight upwards ; the wedge is five feet long, and elevated one foot. Now, if the perpendicular afcent of the weight, and the fpace through which he advances be compared, he will find that the fpace through which he has
Page 336 - has no motion on the ground, and that the middle has only half the motion of the top. This property of the pulley has been dwelt upon, becaufe it elucidates the motion of a wheel rolling upon the ground; and it explains a common paradox, which appears at
Page 163 - the glad dawn, and angels called me May. <' Space in her empty regions heard the found, " And hills and dales, and rocks and vallies rung;