The Industries of Scotland: Their Rise, Progress, and Present Condition

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A. and C. Black, 1869 - 535 pagine
 

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Pagina 278 - ... be little difficulty in producing and repeating them. Full of these ideas, I immediately employed a carpenter and smith to carry them into effect. As soon as the machine was finished, I got a weaver to put in the warp, which was of such materials as sail cloth is usually made of. To my great delight, a piece of cloth, such as it was, was the produce.
Pagina 277 - This brought on a conversation on the subject, in which the Manchester gentlemen unanimously agreed that the thing was impracticable ; and, in defence of their opinion, they adduced arguments which I certainly was incompetent to answer, or even to comprehend, being totally ignorant of the subject, having never at that time seen a person weave. I controverted, however, the impracticability of the thing by remarking, that there had lately been exhibited in London an automaton figure which played at...
Pagina 360 - Familiar Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Perspective, printed in 1770; and it will be observed that no name is given to the substance described : " Since this work was printed off, I have seen a substance excellently adapted to the purpose of wiping from paper the marks of a black-lead pencil.
Pagina 148 - No, let a charming Chintz, and Brussels lace "Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face: " One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — " And— Betty— give this Cheek a little Red».
Pagina 270 - The town of Manchester, in Lancashire, must be also herein remembered, and worthily, for their encouragement. commended, who buy the yarne of the Irish in great quantity; and weaving it, return the same again into Ireland to sell. Neither doth their industry rest here, for they buy cotton...
Pagina 278 - April, 1785. This being done, I then condescended to see how other people wove ; and you will guess my astonishment, when I compared their easy modes of operation with mine. Availing myself, however, of what I then saw, I made a loom, in its general principles nearly as they are now made. But it was not till the year 1787 that I completed my invention, when I took out my last weaving patent, August 1st of that year.
Pagina 87 - It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculist will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, or twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more harm towards their general adoption and improvement than the promulgation of such nonsense.
Pagina 497 - Mercurius Caledonius ; comprising the Affairs now in Agitation in Scotland, with a Survey of Foreign Intelligence. The editor was Thomas Sydserf, or Saint Serf, son of a former bishop of Galloway, who was soon after promoted to the see of Orkney. Principal Baillie alludes to this ' diurnaler ' in bitter terms — ' a very rascal, a profane atheistical papist, as some count him...
Pagina 40 - WE came na here to view your warks In hopes to be mair wise, But only, lest we gang to hell, It may be nae surprise. But when we tirl'd at your door, Your porter dought na hear us ; Sae may, shou'd we to hell's yetts come, Your billy Satan sair us ! LINES ON BEING ASKED WHY GOD HAD MADE MISS DAVIES SO LITTLE AND MRS.
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