The Life of Sir Joseph Banks: President of the Royal Society, with Some Notices of His Friends and Contemporaries

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John Lane, 1911 - 348 Seiten
 

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Seite 155 - And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men ; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol : and his fame was in all nations round about.
Seite 49 - Rome decreed the civic crown to him who saved the life of a single citizen, what wreaths are due to that man, who, having himself saved many, perpetuates in your transactions the means by which Britain may now, on the most distant voyages, preserve numbers of her intrepid sons, her mariners; who, braving every danger, have so liberally contributed to the fame, to the opulence, and to the maritime empire of their country !" * 1 Sir John Pringle's Six Discourses, p.
Seite 177 - PETER'S prophecy. Or, the president and poet. Or, an important epistle to Sir J. Banks, on the approaching election of a president of the Royal Society.
Seite 15 - Society, a Gentleman of large fortune, who is well versed in natural history, being Desirous of undertaking the same voyage the Council very earnestly request their Lordships, that in regard to Mr Banks's great personal merit, and for the Advancement of useful knowledge...
Seite 43 - I was really hurt to sit directly opposite to her, and mark her discreet conduct, and yet to find it improper to notice her. She was so assiduous to please, was so very excellent, yet so unassuming, I was quite charmed with her ; yet a seeming cruelty to her took off the pleasure of my evening.
Seite 59 - The business and design of the Royal Society is — " To improve the knowledge of naturall things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanick practises, Engynes and Inventions by Experiments — (not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetorick, or Logick).
Seite 200 - I think would be imprudent and might be attended with disagreeable circumstances, besides as amidst other branches of natural history I have not neglected the study of the animal called woman, I have found them subject to great changes according to circumstances, and I do not like to try experiments at my time of life.
Seite 300 - He was a good-humoured and liberal man, free and various in conversational power, a tolerable botanist, and generally acquainted with Natural History. He had not much reading, and no profound information. He was always ready to promote the objects of men of science, but he required to be regarded as a patron, and readily swallowed gross flattery.
Seite 25 - By God, I'll go to sea in a grog-tub, if required, or in the Resolution, as soon as you please ; but must say I think her by far the most unsafe ship I ever saw or heard of.

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