The Museum of Science and Art, Volumes 1-2

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Dionysius Lardner
Walton and Maberly, 1854 - Art

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Page 82 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 7 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 106 - Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter : so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Page 106 - O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Page 4 - Whether we consider the liberality and beauty of the illustrations, the charm of the writing, or the durable interest of the matter, we must express our belief that there is hardly to be found...
Page 134 - Its excellent workmanship, its solidity, the advantage which it possesses of sustaining the action of fire, its fine glaze impenetrable to acids, the beauty and convenience of its form, and the cheapness of its price, have given rise to a commerce so active and...
Page 3 - A very convenient class-book for junior students in' private schools. It is intended to convey, in clear and precise terms, general notions of all the principal divisions of Physical Science.
Page 84 - And looks around in fear and doubt. But soon, the prospect clearing, By cloudless starlight on he treads, And thinks no lamp so cheering As that light which Heaven sheds.
Page 143 - ... a long time. One of the most remarkable circumstances attending this display was, that the meteors all seemed to emanate from one and the same point. They set out at different distances from this point, and proceeded with immense velocity, describing, in some instances, an arc of 30 or 40 in less than four seconds. At Poland, on the Ohio, a meteor (of the third variety) was distinctly visible in the northeast for more than an hour.
Page 177 - Special trains, excursion trains and all other exceptional trains on railways are to be avoided, being more unsafe than the ordinary and regular trains.

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