The Industry of Nations: As Exemplified in the Great Exhibition of 1851, Part 1

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The Society, 1852 - Great Exhibition

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Page 234 - Gentlemen, the Exhibition of 1851 is to give us a true test and a living picture of the point of development at which the whole of mankind has arrived in this great task, and a new starting point from which all nations will be able to direct their further exertions.
Page 160 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Page 268 - I will gather all nations and tongues ; and they shall come, and see my glory.
Page 166 - ... machinery for agricultural, manufacturing, engineering, and other purposes, and mechanical inventions illustrative of the agents which human ingenuity brings to bear upon the products of nature...
Page 8 - Lestrange, a contemporary of Pepys, saw exhibited "a Dodar from the Island of Mauritius ... it is not able to flie, being so bigge." One was stuffed when it died, and was put in the Museum Tradescantum in South Lambeth. It eventually found its way into the Ashmolean Museum. It grew ratty and was burned, all but a leg and the head, in 1750.
Page 160 - In Thine hand it is to make great and to give strength unto all. Now, therefore, O God, we thank Thee; we praise Thee, and entreat Thee so to overrule this assembly of many nations, that it may tend to the advancement of Thy glory, to the diffusion of Thy holy word, to the increase of general prosperity, by promoting peace and good-will among the different races of mankind.
Page 360 - ... base of the leaf is formed into cradles, and, as some say, into a coarse kind of cloth. The unexpanded terminal bud is a delicate article of food ; the leaves furnish thatch for dwellings, and materials for fences, buckets, and baskets ; they are used for writing on, and make excellent torches ; potash in abundance is yielded by their ashes ; the midrib of the leaf serves for oars ; the juice...
Page 32 - This led me to the adoption of the ridge and furrow principle for glass roofs, which places the glass in such a position that the rays of light in the mornings and evenings enter the house without obstruction, and present themselves more perpendicularly to the glass at those times when they are the least powerful, whereas at mid-day, when they are most powerful, they present themselves more obliquely to the glass.
Page 368 - ... most productive in such places. A conical cavity is then made in the ground (generally in the side of a bank or sloping hill) ; and the roots of the fir, together with logs...
Page 233 - So man is approaching a more complete fulfilment of that great and sacred mission which he has to perform in this world. His reason being created after the image of God, he has to use it to discover the laws by which the Almighty governs his creation, and, by making these laws his standard of action, to conquer nature to his use—himself a divine instrument.

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