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Seite 245 - Between two worlds Life hovers like a star, Twixt Night and Morn, upon the horizon's verge. How little do we know that which we are! How less what we may be! The eternal surge Of Time and Tide rolls on and bears afar Our bubbles ; as the old burst, new emerge, Lashed from the foam of ages ; while the graves Of Empires heave but like some passing waves.
Seite 28 - William ingeniously and ingenuously remarked, that ' even if the propeller had the power of propelling a vessel, it would be found altogether useless in practice, because the power being applied in the stern it would be absolutely impossible to make the vessel steer.
Seite 86 - Formed a design in the beginning of this week, of investigating, as soon as possible after taking my degree, the irregularities in the motion of Uranus, which are yet unaccounted for; in order to find whether they may be attributed to the action of an undiscovered planet beyond it; and if possible thence to determine the elements of its orbit, etc. approximately, which would probably lead to its discovery.
Seite 412 - Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is (d).
Seite 425 - ... impulse, which nothing but dire necessity could have restrained ; and from that he was saved by the promptitude with which, on his forwarding a modest outline of his history, with the notes he had made of these lectures, to Davy, that great and good man rushed to the assistance of kindred genius. Sir Humphrey immediately appointed him an assistant in the laboratory ; and after two or three years had passed, he found Faraday qualified to act as his secretary.
Seite 17 - ... boat. Deposes that the following persons, now living, were also on board, viz. — Alexander Hart and John Allen, shipbuilders, Grangemouth, and John Esplin and William Gow, shipmasters there. That some time after the first experiment, while the boat was lying upon the Canal, at Lock No. 16, it was visited by a stranger, who requested to see the boat worked. " That the said William Symington desired the deponent to light the furnace, which was done, and the stranger was carried about four miles...
Seite 95 - First came the Hungarians in full retreat, and in the greatest disorder, hotly pursued by the victorious imperialists; squadrons of cavalry and artillery in full gallop, backed by thousands of infantry — in fact, the whole platform was one mass of moving soldiers; and during the first two days, 60,000 Imperial troops, with 270 pieces of cannon, passed over the bridge.
Seite 28 - ... alleging that it was constructed upon erroneous principles, and full of practical defects, and regarding its failure as too certain to authorize any speculations even of its success. The plan was specially submitted to many distinguished engineers, and was publicly discussed in the scientific journals ; and there was no one but the inventor who refused to acquiesce in the truth of the numerous demonstrations, proving the vast loss of mechanical power which must attend this proposed substitute...
Seite 589 - This current of the nervous fluid produces sensation if directed from the extremities towards the brain, and contraction if directed from the brain towards the extremities. From this it follows that an electric current traversing a nerve normally can produce no phenomenon. The direct current produces contraction when it enters, and sensation when it ceases. The inverse current, on the. other hand, produces sensation when it enters, and contraction when it ceases. The phenomena observed during the...
Seite 568 - Straights is 62 feet by 52 feet at its base; its total height from the bottom, 230 feet; it contains 148,625 cubic feet of limestone and 144,625 of sandstone; it weighs 20,000 tons, and there are 387 tons of cast iron built into it in the shape of beams and girders. Its...