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R. Ackermann ... Sherwood & Company and Walker & Company ... and Simpkin & Marshall, 1816

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Page 93 - See how the world its veterans rewards ! A youth of frolics, an old age of cards ; Fair to no purpose, artful to no end, Young without lovers, old without a friend ; A fop their passion, but their prize a sot, Alive ridiculous, and dead forgot ! Ah friend ! to dazzle let the vain design ; To raise the thought and touch the heart be thine!
Page 184 - The varying wants and circumstances of different districts will best prescribe the course to be pursued. It is undeniable that the want of employment is one of the most pressing evils of the present period. The Committee have therefore' heard with no small pleasure, that many masters, who had numerous bodies of workmen in their service, have judiciously, as well as most humanely, continued to employ them all at moderate work, rather than a reduced number of hands in full occupation.
Page 67 - But if it be true, as we learn from history and experience, that free governments afford a soil most suitable to the production of native talent, to the maturing of the powers of the human mind, and to the growth of every species of excellence, by opening to merit the prospect of reward and distinction, no country can be better adapted than our own to afford an honourable asylum to these monuments of the school of Phidias and of the administration of Pericle,s; where, secure from further injury and...
Page 154 - Satyr, or other power that haunts these groves, Shall hurt my body, or by vain illusion Draw me to wander after idle fires ; Or voices calling me in dead of night, To make me follow, and so tole me on, Through mire and standing pools, to find my ruin.
Page 91 - The cage or cylinder should be made by double joinings, the gauze being folded over so as to leave no apertures. When it is cylindrical it should not be more than two inches in diameter ; for in larger cylinders the combustion of the fire-damp renders the top inconveniently hot ; and a double top is always a proper precaution, fixed at the distance of half or three-quarters of an inch above the first top. The gauze cylinder should be fastened to the lamp by a screw of four or five turns, and fitted...
Page 107 - Bjelke, who was present, what it was that he saw, and was answered that it was only the reflection of the moon: with this. however, he was dissatisfied ; and the senator, Bjelke, soon after entering the room, he addressed the same question to him, but received the same answer. Looking afterwards again through the window, he thought he observed a crowd of persons in the hall: upon this, said he, Sirs, all is not as it should be — in the confidence that he who fears God need dread nothing, I will...
Page 91 - The gauze cylinder should be fastened to the lamp by a screw of four or five turns, and fitted to the screw by a tight ring. All joinings in the lamp should be made with hard solder ; and the security depends upon the circumstance, that no aperture exists in the apparatus, larger than in the wire gauze.
Page 183 - ... ceremonies; and the various singularities of customs, habits, and observances, which distinguish them from all other nations: taken from a diligent observation and study of the people, during a residence of many years among the various tribes, in unrestrained intercourse and conformity with their habits and manner of life.
Page 264 - ... a sieve to drain gradually; and, as it drains, keep gradually pressing it till it becomes firm and dry; then place it in a wooden hoop ; afterwards to be kept dry on boards, turned...
Page 67 - Committee cannot dismiss this interesting subject, without submitting to the attentive reflection of the House, how highly the cultivation of the Fine Arts has contributed to the reputation, character, and dignity of every Government by which they have been encouraged, and how intimately they are connected with the advancement of every thing valuable in science, literature and philosophy.

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