The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China, and Australia

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Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1832 - Asia
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Page 30 - Historical and Descriptive Account of British India. From the most Remote Period to the Present Time. Including a Narrative of the Early Portuguese and English Voyages, the Revolutions in the Mogul Empire, and the Origin, Progress, and Establishment of the British Power; with Illustrations of the Botany, Zoology, Climate, Geology, and Mineralogy.
Page 8 - Achtermannshohe, a human figure of a monstrous size. His hat having been almost carried away by a violent gust of wind, he suddenly raised his hand to his head, to protect his hat, and the colossal figure did the same. He immediately made another movement by bending his body, an action which was repeated by the spectral figure. M. Haue was desirous of making further experiments, but the figure disappeared. He remained however in the same position expecting its return, and in a few minutes it again...
Page 5 - ... of surface, and are executed with extraordinary care and precision. In so complex a piece of mechanism, in which interrupted motions are propagated simultaneously along a great variety of trains of mechanism, it might have been supposed that obstructions would arise, or even incompatibilities occur, from the impracticability of foreseeing all the possible combinations of the parts ; but this doubt has been entirely removed, by the constant employment of a system of mechanical notation invented...
Page 6 - Its function in contradistinction to that of all other contrivances for calculating, is to imbody in machinery the method of differences, which has never before been done ; and the effects which it is capable of producing, and the works which, in the course of a few years, we expect to see it execute, will place it at an infinite distance from all other efforts of mechanical genius.
Page 1 - The subject of natural magic is one of great extent as well as of deep interest. In its widest range, it embraces the history of the governments and the superstitions of ancient times ; of the means by which they maintained their influence over the human mind ; of the assistance which they derived from the arts and the sciences, and from a knowledge of the powers and phenomena of nature. When the tyrants of antiquity were unable or unwilling to found their sovereignty on the affections and interests...
Page 7 - Hibbert has shown that spectral illusions are nothing more than ideas, or the recollected images of the mind, which in certain states of bodily indisposition have been rendered more vivid than actual impressions...
Page 165 - The consequence has surpassed expectation — a command of the English language, and a familiarity with its literature and science, have been acquired to an extent rarely equalled by any schools in Europe.
Page 8 - Achtermannshohe, when it mimicked his gestures as before. He then called the landlord of the inn, and having both taken the same position which he had before, they looked towards the Achtermannshohe, but saw nothing. In a very short space of time, however, two colossal figures were formed over the above eminence, and after bending their bodies and imitating the gestures of the two spectators, they disappeared. Retaining their position, and keeping their eyes still fixed upon the same spot, the two...
Page 5 - It consists essentially of two parts, a calculating part, and a printing part, both of which are necessary to the fulfilment of Mr. Babbage's views, for the whole advantage would be lost if the computations made by the machine were copied by human hands and transferred to types by the common process. The greater part of the...
Page 141 - Thou art alone, the mightiest, the most victorious: there is no equal to thee! " The just God beheld this foolish pride and vanity with displeasure, and, as a punishment, cast him from the government of an empire into a state of utter degradation and misery. All looked upon the throne, and heard and saw Nothing but Jemshid, he alone was king. Absorbing every thought; and in their praise, And adoration of that mortal man, Forgot the worship of the great Creator. Then proudly thus he to his nobles...

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