An Easy Introduction to the Arts and Sciences:: Being a Short, But Comprehensive System of Useful and Polite Learning. Divided Into Lessons. Illustrated with Cuts, and Adapted to the Use of Schools and Academies

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F.C. and J. Rivington, G. Wilkie, J. Scatcherd and C. Letterman ... [and 6 others], 1814 - 276 Seiten
 

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Seite 53 - As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Seite 154 - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Seite 52 - The scourge and ruin of my realm and race : Suppliant my children's murderer to implore, And kiss those hands yet reeking with their gore '.' These words soft pity in the chief inspire, Touch'd with the dear remembrance of his sire.
Seite 224 - ... the air. An artificial earthquake may be made thus. Take 10 or 15 pounds of fulphur, and as much of the filings of iron, and knead them with common water into the...
Seite 233 - ... the weight of a column of water 33 feet high is equal to the weight of as thick a column of air, reaching from the furface of the earth to the top of the atmofphere...
Seite 230 - If a little water be poured into the tube upon the lead, it will increafe the weight upon the column of water under the lead, and caufe the...
Seite 13 - When the air is much heated, it will afcend towards the upper part of the atmofphere, and the adjacent air will rufh in to fupply its place ; and therefore, there will be a ftream or current of air from all parts towards the place where the heat is. And hence we...
Seite 72 - Thirty days hath September, April, June and November ; February twenty-eight alone, all the rest have thirtyone.
Seite 256 - ... so that it would stream out plentifully from the key, at the approach of a person's finger. At this key he charged phials, and from electric fire thus obtained, he kindled spirits, and performed all other electrical experiments which are usually exhibited by an excited globe or tube.
Seite 255 - Franklin, astonishing as it must have appeared, contrived actually to bring lightning from the heavens, by means of an electrical kite, which he raised when a storm of thunder was perceived to be coming on. This kite had a pointed wire fixed upon it, by which it drew the lightning from the clouds. This lightning...

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