Memoirs of the Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain Living in the Years 1807-8: An Appendix

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E. & F.N. Spon, 1864 - 160 Seiten
 

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Seite 70 - Having never seen the disease but in its casual way before, that is when communicated from the cow to the hand of the milker, I was astonished at the close resemblance of the pustules, in some of their stages, to the variolous pustules.
Seite 165 - He possessed, indeed, in the highest degree, all the characteristics both of a fine and a powerful understanding, — at once penetrating and vigilant, — but more distinguished, perhaps, for the caution and sureness of its march, than for the brilliancy or rapidity of its movements, — and guided and adorned through all its progress by the most genuine enthusiasm for all that is grand, and the justest taste for all that is beautiful in the Truth or the Intellectual Energy with which he was habitually...
Seite 69 - ... so that, if a cuckoo should be ready with an egg much sooner than the time pointed out, not a single nestling, even one of the earliest, would be fit to provide for itself before its parent would be instinctively directed to seek a new residence, and be thus compelled to abandon its young one; for old cuckoos take their final leave of this country the first week in July.
Seite 116 - ... patented invention), and the union of the crank to the axis of Miller's improved paddle-wheel (Symington's patented invention). Thus had Symington the undoubted merit of having combined together for the first time, those improvements which constitute the present system of Steam Navigation.
Seite 95 - ... most eloquent expounder of that great and magnificent system of knowledge which has been gradually evolved by the successive labours of so many gifted individuals. He possessed, indeed, in the highest degree, all the characteristics both of a fine and powerful understanding, at once penetrating and vigilant, but more distinguished, perhaps, for the caution and vin.
Seite 1 - Mr. Allen was mainly instrumental in establishing the Pharmaceutical Society, of which he was president at the time of his death. Besides his public labours as a practical chemist, he pursued with much delight in his hours of relaxation the study of astronomy, and was one of the original members of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Seite 148 - An Account of some recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature and Egyptian Antiquities, including the Author's original Alphabet, as extended by M. Champollion, 8vo.
Seite 146 - Whatever he determined on he did. He had little faith in any peculiar aptitude being implanted by nature for any given pursuits. His favourite maxim was, that whatever one man had done another might do ; that the original difference between human intellects was much less than it was generally supposed to be; that strenuous and persevering attention would accomplish almost anything ; and...
Seite 14 - I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have, - POWER.' He had about seven hundred people at work. I contemplated him as an iron chieftain, and he seemed to be a father to his tribe. One of them came to him, complaining grievously of his landlord for having distrained his goods.
Seite 14 - I shall never forget Mr. Boulton's expression to me, " I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have —POWER." He had about seven hundred people at work. I contemplated him as an iron chieftain, and he seemed to be a father to his tribe.

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