Chambers's Papers for the People, Volums 9-10

Lippincott, 1856

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Pàgina 1 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale, She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Pàgina 13 - How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which kings or laws can cause or cure...
Pàgina 8 - At the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Pàgina 3 - I have just been turning over Little, which I knew by heart in 1803, being then in my fifteenth summer. Heigho ! I believe all the mischief I have ever done, or sung, has been owing to that confounded book of yours.
Pàgina 16 - If a state is governed by the principles of reason, poverty and misery are subjects of shame; if a state is not governed by the principles of reason, riches and honors are the subjects of shame.
Pàgina 9 - ... and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate, from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length of the wire makes no difference in the effect, a correspondence might be carried on at any distance...
Pàgina 13 - Gebir in regarding potable gold — that is, gold dissolved in nitro-hydrochloric acid or aqua regia — as the elixir of life. Urging it on the attention of Pope Nicholas IV., he informs his Holiness of an old man who found some yellow liquor (the solution of gold is yellow) in a golden phial, when ploughing one day in Sicily. Supposing it to be dew, he drank it off He was thereupon transformed into a hale, robust, and highly accomplished youth.
Pàgina 20 - SE leaving an impression upon my mind to which I can give no name, though surely one ingredient in it was fear, with a considerable deal of wonder and astonishment.
Pàgina 11 - The improvements,' says the latter, ' taking place in the methods of examining bodies, are constantly changing the opinions of chemists with respect to their nature ; and there is no reason to suppose that any real indestructible principle has yet been discovered.
Pàgina 28 - When the Hibernia steamer arrived at Boston in January 1847, with news of the scarcity in Great Britain, Ireland, and other parts of Europe, and with heavy orders for agricultural produce, the farmers in the interior of the state of New York, informed of the...

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