Journal of the Franklin Institute, Band 98;Band 128
Pergamon Press, 1889
Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59. Cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. 
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Seite 446 - O, wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us an' foolish notion: what airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, and ev'n Devotion!
Seite 389 - Faraday, in his mind's eye, saw lines of force traversing all space where the mathematicians saw centres of force attracting at a distance : Faraday saw a medium where they saw nothing but distance : Faraday sought the seat of the phenomena in real actions going on in the medium, they were satisfied that they had found it in a power of action at a distance impressed on the electric fluids.
Seite 386 - I think, for the first time, a true, direct relation and dependence between light and the magnetic and electric forces ; and thus a great addition made to the facts and considerations which tend to prove that all natural forces are tied together, and have one common origin.
Seite 390 - Maxwell's footsteps now and take the very steps he took is one thing and a comparatively easy one ; but to make original explorations into unknown regions of nature and to tread where no human being has ever before set foot is quite another thing. The electromagnetic theory of light must be regarded as a great generalization inferior only to that greatest one of all time — the Conservation of Energy. The principal criteria upon which Maxwell relied for the confirmation of his theory may be briefly...
Seite 21 - Beethoven said no more, but seated himself quietly before the piano, and began to play. He had no sooner struck the first chord than I knew what would follow — how grand he would be that night.
Seite 416 - Granada, for the purpose of effectually protecting, by suitable treaty stipulations with them, such individuals or companies as may undertake to open a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by the construction of a ship canal across the isthmus...
Seite 422 - Coast, possesses, both for the construction and maintenance of a canal, greater advantages and offers fewer difficulties from engineering, commercial and economic points of view than any of the other routes shown to be practicable by surveys sufficiently in detail to enable a judgment to be formed of their relative merits, as will be briefly presented in the appended memorandum.
Seite 385 - Nor is it of much importance to us, to know the manner in which nature executes her laws; it is enough if we know the laws themselves. It is of real use to know that china left in the air unsupported will fall and break; but how it comes to fall, and why it breaks, are matters of speculation. It is a pleasure indeed to know them, but we can preserve our china without it.
Seite 439 - ... work and those of the Isthmus of Nicaragua. The breadth of the isthmus is about the same with that traversed by the Caledonian canal. The position of the Lake of Nicaragua, and the natural outlet of this lake into the Caribbean sea, present several traits of resemblance with that gorge of the Scottish highlands where the river Ness forms a natural communication between the mountain lochs and the frith of Murray.
Seite 416 - ... to open a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by the construction of a ship canal acros> the isthmus which connects North and South America, and of securing forever by such stipulations the free and equal right of navigating such canal to all nations...