Scientific Tracts, for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge ...

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Light & Stearns, 1836 - 308 էջ

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Էջ 55 - Falsely luxurious, will not man awake ; And, springing from the bed of sloth, enjoy The cool, the fragrant, and the silent hour, To meditation due and sacred song ? For is there aught in sleep "Can charm the wise ? To lie in dead oblivion, losing half The fleeting moments of too short a life ; Total extinction of th' enlighten'd soul ! Or else to feverish vanity alive, Wilderd, and tossing through distemper'd dreams?
Էջ 56 - Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
Էջ 277 - And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Էջ 168 - We hope to increase and promote the practice already begun, of submitting national differences to amicable discussion and arbitration ; and finally, of settling all national controversies by an appeal to reason, as becomes rational creatures, and not by physical force, as is worthy only of brute beasts ; and that this shall be done by a congress of Christian nations, whose decrees shall be enforced by public opinion that rules the world...
Էջ 52 - Her influence on the mind, like that of the sun on the chilled earth, has long been preparing it for higher cultivation, and further improvement.
Էջ 216 - Then let those who are to give and receive the signals, write upon five tablets the five portions of the letters in their proper order ; and concert together the following plan. That he, on one side, who is to make the signal, shall first raise two lighted torches, and hold them erect, till they are answered by torches from the other side. This only serves to show, that they are on both sides ready and prepared.
Էջ 151 - ... a free circulation of air. If you rear a piece of timber, newly cut down, in an upright position in the open air, it will last for ages. Put another piece of the same tree into a ship, or into a house, where there is no access to the fresh air, and ere long it will be decomposed. But, should you have painted the piece of wood which you placed in an upright position, it will not last long ; because, the paint having stopped up its pores, the incarcerated juices have become vitiated, and have caused...
Էջ 28 - Well might the poet say—" a thing of beauty is a joy for ever," since beauty was then a joy to me, as I hope it may be now. Ah ! why do we seek to destroy it ? They say he is a benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow in the place of one ; and I am sure he is equally a benefactor who converts a waste into a garden, instead of a garden into a waste. If even you look at it from a utilitarian point of view, it is still the same ; since beauty means health, and sweetness, and enjoyment; what the...
Էջ 276 - But of this one thing be not ignorant, my beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Էջ 131 - Among the presents sent by Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, to Charles V., were " cotton mantles, some all white, others mixed with white and black, or red, green, yellow, and blue j waistcoats, handkerchiefs, counterpanes, tapestries, and carpets of cotton...

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