Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution


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Seite 130 - The leperous distilment; whose effect Holds such an enmity with blood of man That swift as quicksilver it courses through The natural gates and alleys of the body, And with a sudden vigour it doth posset And curd, like eager droppings into milk, The thin and wholesome blood...
Seite 165 - Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Seite 177 - ... more than made up by artificial encouragement, by a vast system of bounties and premiums. There was, perhaps, never a time at which the rewards of literary merit were so splendid, at which men who could write well found such easy admittance into the most distinguished society, and to the highest honours...
Seite 130 - Sleeping within mine orchard, My custom always in the afternoon, Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, And in the porches of mine ears did pour The leperous distilment...
Seite 73 - And the said regents shall make, from the interest of said fund, an appropriation, not exceeding an average of twenty-five thousand dollars annually, for the gradual formation of a library, composed of valuable works pertaining to all departments of human knowledge.
Seite 137 - ... that a planet really existed between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and that its smallness alone prevented it from being visible to astronomers.
Seite 96 - CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, From the Valley of the Mississippi to California.
Seite 144 - ... 4. But the most striking peculiarity of these orbits is, that they all lock into one another like the links of a chain, so that if the orbits are supposed to be represented materially as hoops, they all hang together as one system. The orbits of Hygeia and Themis being the largest of all the orbits, completely...
Seite 172 - manifested a very strong desire " for the execution of this scheme ; " he was pleased to express that he did apprehend the people of New England had as clear a call to transport themselves from thence to Jamaica, as they had from England to New England, in order to their bettering their outward condition, God having promised his people should be the head, and not the tail ; besides, that design hath his tendency to the overthrow of the man of sin.
Seite 218 - ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AT GREENWICH. Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum. At first sight, it might appear that the weight and pressure, or in other words the density and pressure, ought to rary together, but a little reflection will make it plain that an increase of pressure on a portion of the surface of the earth may be counteracted by a variation of temperature. The height of the barometer indicates the weight of a column of air, extending to the top of the atmosphere ; now, this column may be unduly...

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