Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, Volume 10

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1870

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Page 226 - I mourned with thousands, but as one More deeply grieved, for He was gone Whose light I hailed when first it shone, And showed my youth How Verse may build a princely throne On humble truth.
Page 68 - Correspondence of James Watt on his Discovery of the Theory of the Composition of Water, with a Letter from his Son.
Page 40 - The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little. Serious business was a trifle to him, and trifles were his serious business.
Page 60 - I feel myself going ; I thank you for your attentions ; but I pray you to take no more trouble about me. Let me go off quietly. I cannot last long.
Page 193 - ... and descriptive subjects. He wrote Travels in North and South Britain ; he wrote a History of the Union ; he wrote an incorrect History of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Revolution. None of these historical works are of much value, except, perhaps, the History of the Union...
Page 184 - ... the best part is always the least, and of that best part the wiser part is always the lesser.
Page 379 - The crystals readily absorb moisture on exposure to the air, and they are thus liquefied; the acid, however, is but slightly soluble in water, but it is freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and glycerine. It does not...
Page 84 - Ib. of chalk in water with 7 oz. additional of carbonic acid— that is to say, with as much more carbonic acid as the chalk itself contains — the chalk becomes readily soluble in water, and when so dissolved, is called bicarbonate of lime. If the quantity of water containing the 1 Ib.
Page 11 - Laving a foot, C, like that of an organ-pipe, and an upper opening, long and narrow, as at B, with a point, A, rising at one end of it...

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