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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S. Crowder, Paternoster-Row., 1795 - 251 Seiten
 

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Seite 46 - 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 46 - 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 219 - ... 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 208 - Set a lighted candle upon the pump, and cover it with a tall receiver. If the receiver holds a gallon, the candle will burn a minute ; and, then, after having gradually decayed from the first...
Seite 5 - A taste of every sort of knowledge is necessary to form the mind, and is the only way to give the understanding its due improvement to the full extent of its capacity.
Seite 141 - It is near six inches in length from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail, the former being about half an inch, and the latter two inches and a half.
Seite 239 - 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...
Seite 85 - Many of these running down by the valleys between the ridges of the hills, and coming to unite, form little rivulets or brooks; many of...
Seite 210 - ... 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 114 - The soft murmurs of the waters are the sighs of the Naiads. A god impels the winds. A god pours out the rivers. Grapes are the gift of Bacchus. Ceres presides over the harvest.

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