Report of the Annual Meeting, Band 17,Teil 1847


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Seite 316 - The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all...
Seite 253 - ... philology, once established on principles as clear as the physiological are, is the highest branch of that science for the advancement of which this Association is instituted. It is not an appendix to physiology or to anything else ; but its object is, on the contrary, capable of becoming the end and goal of the labours and transactions of a scientific association.
Seite v - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind, which impede its progress.
Seite 44 - ... perfectly solid, so that at the instant when the circulation should entirely cease, the whole might consist of a solid central nucleus, surrounded by the external portion still in a state of fusion, and of which the fluidity would vary continuously from the solidity of the nucleus to the fluidity of the surface, where, at the instant we are speaking of, it would be just such as not to admit of circulation. When the mass should have arrived at this stage of the cooling, a change would take place...
Seite 325 - Sanskrit), its difficulties must long continue to prevent such an examination of the whole Vedas, as would be requisite for extracting all that is remarkable and important in those voluminous works. But they well deserve to be occasionally consulted by the Oriental scholar.
Seite xliii - Europe, and with heavy orders for agricultural produce, the farmers in the interior of the stale of New York, informed of the state of things by the magnetic telegraph, were thronging the streets of Albany with innumerable team-loads of grain almost as quickly after the arrival of the steamer at Boston as the news of that arrival could ordinarily have reached them.
Seite 170 - Poongwee language, ie the language of those parts. " It is one of the most perfect languages of which they have any knowledge. It is not so remarkable for copiousness of words as for its great and almost unlimited flexibility.
Seite 12 - Researches on the Influence of the Solar Rays on the Growth of Plants ;—R.
Seite 271 - Germano-Latin language the badge of their young nationality. The remodeling cause of the formation of those languages was therefore Germanic. The element upon which it worked was the Latin tongue, represented by a decaying Roman nationality, which (with the exception of Italy proper) had been engrafted in the South upon a Celtic, and in Valachia upon a Slavonic population. The active movement of the Germanic mind, operating upon the subject Roman population, dissolved, and as it were burst the compact...
Seite 48 - Melloni, in his investigations on radiant heat, discovered that a peculiar green glass, manufactured in Italy, obstructed nearly all the calorific rays; we may, therefore, conclude that the glass chosen is of a similar character to that employed by the Italian philosopher.

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