Maxwell, Band 1

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830
 

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Seite 345 - I have roads, and canals, and bridges, to bear the coal for my winter fire ; nay, I have protecting fleets and armies around my happy country, to secure my enjoyments and repose. Then I have editors and printers who daily send me an account of what is going on throughout the world...
Seite 302 - With head up-raised, and look intent, And eye and ear attentive bent, And locks flung back, and lips apart, Like monument of Grecian art, In listening mood, she seemed to stand The guardian Naiad of the strand.
Seite 345 - There are ships crossing the seas in every direction, to bring what is useful to me from all parts of the earth. In China, men are gathering the tea-leaf for me ; in America, they are planting cotton for me; in the West India Islands, they are preparing my sugar and my coffee ; in Italy, they are feeding silk-worms for me ; in Saxony, they are shearing the sheep to make me clothing; at home, powerful steam-engines are spinning and weaving for me, and making cutlery for me, and pumping the mines,...
Seite 346 - God's goodness and providence, that each individual of the civilized millions that cover the earth, may have nearly the same enjoyments as if he were the single lord of all.
Seite 346 - I can conjure up before me. into vivid existence, all the great and good men of antiquity ; and for my individual satisfaction I can make ,them act over again the most renowned of their exploits; the orators declaim for me ; the historians recite; the poets sing; and from the equator to the pole, or. from the beginning of time until now, by my books, I can be where I please.
Seite 345 - I am lodged In a house that affords me conveniences and comforts which even a king could not command some centuries ago. There are ships crossing the seas in every direction, to bring what is useful to me from all parts of the earth. In China, men are gathering the tea-leaf for me ; in America, they are planting cotton for me ; in the West India islands...
Seite 345 - Arabian tales ; for they transport me instantly not only to all places, but to all times. By my books I can conjure up before me, to vivid existence, all the great and good men of antiquity; and for my individual satisfaction.
Seite 225 - ... o'clock of the day itself; when the drawing-room chimney smoked, and apprehensions assailed them lest the fish should be overdone ; the horrors excited by a noise in the kitchen as if the cod's head and shoulders had tumbled into the sand on the floor ; that cod's head and shoulders which Mr.
Seite 226 - ... and the overthrow of a modicum of oysters, in a blue basin, which were subsequently, but with difficulty, gathered up individually from the floor by the hands of the cook, and converted in due season into sauce, for the before mentioned cod's head and shoulders.
Seite 346 - And in a corner of my house I have BOOKS! the miracle of all my possessions, more wonderful than the wishing-cap of the Arabian Tales; for they transport me instantly, not only to all places, but to all times. By my books I can conjure up before me...

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