Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow

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Page 19 - at a distance, through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else by, and through which, their action and force may be conveyed from one to the other, is to me, so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters, a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Page 19 - letter to Bentley he says—" That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act on another body at a distance, through a vacuum, without the mediation of
Page 308 - was pronounced the union so long in preparation, so mighty in its consequences, of the Roman and the Teuton, of the memories and the civilisation of the South, with the fresh energy of the North,
Page 144 - be more than eight families living in any tenement house in which the owner himself did not reside, there should be a janitor or housekeeper, or other responsible person living in the house, and having charge of the same, and it was left to the discretion of the Board of Health to decide
Page 144 - occupied as the house or residence of three families or more living independently of each other, and doing their cooking on the premises; or
Page 47 - respect of any aggravation, or of the amount in value of the money, goods, or things stolen may be punished with penal servitude, any forgery, and any uttering of any forged writing, falsehood, fraud, and wilful imposition, uttering base coin, or the possession of such coin with intent to utter the same.
Page 226 - a partnership whereof the capital is divided or agreed to be divided into shares, and so as to be transferable without the express consent of all the copartners.
Page 241 - with such others as shall joyn with them within the space of twelve months after the first day of August next, and all others whom the foresaids persons and these joyned with them or major part of them being assembled shall admit and joyn into their joynt stock and trade, who shall
Page 38 - is no more difficult in allowance of its fundamental assumptions than the kinetic theory of gases as at present received, and it is more complete, inasmuch as from fundamental assumptions of an extremely simple character, it explains all the known phenomena of its subject.
Page 294 - Pray God give them good passage, and good care to hide it when they come home ! But my heart is full of fear. They gone, I continued in fright and fear what to do with the rest.

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