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Pagina 325 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present — advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Pagina 226 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Pagina 477 - and there grew up in consequence a general feeling that " it was a shame to tell Arnold a lie — he always believes one.
Pagina 233 - It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculatist, will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do 'more harm towards their general adoption and improvement than the promulgation of such nonsense...
Pagina 370 - Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Pagina 49 - A GLACIER is AN IMPERFECT FLUID, OR A VISCOUS BODY. WHICH IS URGED DOWN SLOPES OF A CERTAIN INCLINATION BY THE MUTUAL PRESSURE OF ITS PARTS.
Pagina 420 - In the course of a few days Pinel released fifty-three maniacs from their chains; among them were men of all conditions and countries, — workmen, merchants, soldiers, lawyers, &c. The result was beyond his hopes ; tranquillity and harmony succeeded to tumult and disorder, and the whole discipline was marked with a regularity and kindness which had the most favourable effect on the insane themselves, rendering even the most furious more tractable.
Pagina 211 - Neither I should," answered the rittmaster ; " but that great leader, captain, and king, the Lion of the North, and the bulwark of the Protestant faith...
Pagina 75 - I have always felt the effect of this early admonition, on the panels of the vehicle which conveyed me from school, 'Sat cito, si sat bene.' It was the impression of this which made me that deliberative judge— as some have said, too deliberative ; — and reflection upon all that is past will not authorise me to deny that whilst I have been thinking ' sat cito, si sat bene,' I may not have sufficiently recollected whether ' sat bene, si sat cito