A History of the Royal Society, with Memoris of the Presidents, Band 2

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J. W. Parker, 1848 - 527 Seiten
 

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Seite 146 - The rapid progress true science now makes, occasions my regretting sometimes that I •was born so soon. It is impossible to imagine the height to which may be carried in a thousand years, the power of man over matter...
Seite 333 - There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem 'Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore; — Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
Seite 91 - Would not these pointed rods probably draw the electrical fire silently out of a cloud before it came nigh enough to strike, and thereby secure us from that most sudden and terrible mischief?
Seite 331 - ... strata. How delightful in the early spring, after the dull and tedious time of winter, when the frosts disappear and the sunshine warms the earth and waters, to wander forth by some clear stream...
Seite 91 - I say, if these things are so, may not the knowledge of this power of points be of use to mankind in preserving houses, churches, ships, &c., from the stroke of lightning, by directing us to fix on the highest parts of those edifices upright rods of iron made sharp as a needle, and gilt to prevent rusting, and from the foot of those rods a wire down the outside of the building into the ground, or down round one of the shrouds of a...
Seite 523 - The business of the Society in their Ordinary Meetings shall be to order, take account, consider, and discourse of philosophical experiments and observations ; to read, hear, and discourse upon letters, reports, and other papers containing philosophical matters ; as also to view, and discourse upon, rarities of nature and art ; and thereupon to consider, what may be deduced from them, or any of them ; and how far they, or any of them, may be improved for use or discovery.
Seite 28 - And for so doing this shall be your Warrant, and so We bid you farewell. Given at our Court at Kensington the fifteenth day of June 1739 in the thirteenth Year of our Reign.
Seite 263 - Commission was appointed to consider the steps to be taken for the restoration of the standards of weights and measures, the members of which were all Fellows of the Royal Society.
Seite 523 - In all Reports of Experiments to be brought into the Society, the matter of fact shall be barely stated, without any prefaces, apologies, or rhetorical flourishes ; and entered so in the Register-book, by order of the Society.
Seite 542 - President shall proceed to cancel his name in the Register, and at the same time pronounce him ejected in these words : — I do, by the authority and in the name of the Royal Society of London, for improving natural knowledge, declare AB to le now ejected, and no longer a Fellow thereof.

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