Wonderful Inventions: From the Mariner's Compass to the Electric Telegraph Cable

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G. Routledge, 1868 - 400 Seiten
 

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Seite 339 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?
Seite 114 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Seite 286 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered Steam, afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded bear The flying chariot through the fields of air.
Seite 148 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
Seite 82 - There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.
Seite 196 - ... so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other. I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty foot high; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man...
Seite 113 - ... of creation which sweep immeasurably along, and carry the impress of the Almighty's hand to the remotest scenes of the universe.
Seite 196 - I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three-quarters full of water, stopping and screwing up the broken end ; as also the touch-hole, and making a constant fire under it ; within twenty-four hours it burst and made a great crack.
Seite 296 - We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Seite 112 - The other teaches me that every grain of sand may harbour within it the tribes and the families of a busy population. The one told me of the insignificance of the world I tread upon. The other redeems it from all its insignificance ; for it tells me that in the leaves of every forest, and in the flowers of every garden, and in the waters of every rivulet, there are worlds teeming with life, and numberless as are the glories of the firmament.

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