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Seite 153 - Like the baseless fabric of a vision, Left not a wreck behind.
Seite 20 - The business and design of the Royal Society is — To improve the knowledge of natural! things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanick practises, Engynes and Inventions by Experiments — (not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetorick or Logick...
Seite 22 - I bequeath the whole of my property to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Seite 17 - British empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.
Seite 29 - July, 1836, to enable the Executive to assert and prosecute with effect the claim of the United States to the legacy bequeathed to them by James Smithson, late of London...
Seite 17 - A glance at the names of a few of the great organizations instituted in different parts of the world at the close of the last and beginning of the present century will...