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Seite 109 - they were in large flocks containing both species in the proportion of two of the former to one of the latter " (the present)
Seite 84 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three...
Seite 254 - It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculatist, will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do 'more harm towards their general adoption and improvement than the promulgation of such nonsense...
Seite 226 - Walton do hereby describe the manner in which my said invention is to be performed, by the following statement thereof, reference being had to the drawing annexed, and to the figures and letters marked thereon...
Seite 83 - ... but unanimously, and with harmony agreeing they all augment and contribute strength unto the intended work and operation: And therefore I call this A Semi-omnipotent Engine, and do intend that a Model thereof be buried with me.
Seite 58 - ... the use of carburet of manganese in any process whereby iron is converted into steel.
Seite 126 - As the three angles of a plane triangle are equal to two right angles, that is, to 180° (Euc, 32. 1.) the' sum of any two of them is the supplement of the other.
Seite 254 - ... to creep out at. I could not find words to satisfy either the Committee or myself. I was subjected to the crossexamination of eight or ten barristers, purposely as far as possible to bewilder me. Some member of the Committee asked if I was a foreigner, and another hinted that I was mad. But I put up with every rebuff, and went on with my plans, determined not to be put down.