The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge


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Seite 177 - So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Seite 34 - When only one combination of two bodies can be obtained, it must be presumed to be a binary one, unless some cause appear to the contrary.
Seite 43 - ... but should be ready to make his defence against it, when it should be argued in another house, of which he had the honour to be a member.
Seite 34 - According to it, the equivalent weights of bodies are simply those quantities of them which contain equal quantities of electricity, or have naturally equal electric powers; it being the ELECTRICITY which determines the equivalent number, because it determines the combining force. Or, if we adopt the atomic theory or phraseology, then the atoms of bodies which are equivalent to each other in their ordinary chemical action, have equal quantities of electricity naturally associated with them.
Seite 139 - Magnitudes which coincide with one another, that is, which exactly fill the same space, are equal to one another.
Seite 187 - The power and compass of a mind which could form such a plan beforehand, and trace not merely the outline, but many of the most minute ramifications, of sciences which did not yet exist, must be an object of admiration to all succeeding ages.
Seite 67 - This sublime artist," says the Abbe Fontenai, borrowing chiefly from M. Basan, " far from conceiving that a servile arrangement of strokes, and the too frequently cold and affected clearness of the graver, were the great essentials of historical engraving, gave worth to his works by a bold mixture of free hatchings and dots, placed together apparently without order, but with an inimitable degree of taste ; and has left to posterity most admirable examples of the style in which gtaud compositions...
Seite 79 - ... evangelical knowledge. Augustine having intimated, that the harvest was plenteous, but that the labourers were few, Gregory sent him more missionaries, and directed him to constitute a bishop at York, who might have other subordinate bishops ; yet, in such a manner, that Augustine of Canterbury should be metropolitan of all England. Such were the rudiments of the English church.
Seite 77 - ... and lively wit, conspired to establish his fame upon the most lasting foundations. It is, however, certain, that the accuracy and solidity of his...
Seite 187 - No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech, but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke ; and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion.

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