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Seite 34 - It was my great good fortune, and what probably fixed the destinies of my life, that Dr. William Small of Scotland, was then professor of Mathematics, a man profound in most of the useful branches of science, with a happy talent of communication, correct and gentlemanly manners, and an enlarged and liberal mind.
Seite 106 - It is with no feeling of pride, as an American, that the remark may be made that, on the comparatively small territorial surface of Europe, there are existing upward of one hundred and thirty of these lighthouses of the skies ; while throughout the whole American hemisphere there is not one.
Seite 41 - When we shall have existed as a people as long as the Greeks did before they produced a Homer, the Romans a Virgil, the French a Racine and Voltaire, the English a Shakespeare and Milton, should this reproach be still true, we will enquire from what unfriendly causes it has proceeded...
Seite 378 - If a straight line meet two straight lines, so as to make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken together less than two right angles...
Seite 41 - As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.
Seite 12 - The American Instructor, or Young Man's Best Companion, containing Spelling, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetick, in an easier Way than any yet published; and how to qualify any Person for Business, without the Help of a Master.
Seite 286 - He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1954.
Seite 65 - Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's principles, and made easy to those who have not studied Mathematics...
Seite 35 - Besides this, the faculties of the mind, like the members of the body, are strengthened and improved by exercise. Mathematical reasonings and deductions are therefore a fine preparation for investigating the abstruse speculations of the law.