Five Years in an English University

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G.P. Putnam, 1874 - 572 Seiten
 

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Seite 510 - Principles Of Human Knowledge 1. OBJECTS OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE.—It is evident to any one who takes a survey of the objects of human knowledge, that they are either IDEAS actually imprinted on the senses; or else such as are perceived by attending to the passions and operations of the mind; or lastly, ideas formed by help of memory and imagination—either compounding, dividing, or barely representing those originally perceived in the aforesaid ways.
Seite 510 - I perceive hard and soft, heat and cold, motion and resistance; and of all these more and less either as to quantity or degree. Smelling furnishes me with odours; the palate with tastes; and hearing conveys sounds to the mind in all their variety of tone and composition.
Seite 510 - Thus, for example, a certain color, taste, smell, figure, and consistence, having been observed to go together, are accounted one distinct thing, signified by the name "apple." Other collections of ideas constitute a stone, a tree, a book, and the like sensible things; which, as they are pleasing or disagreeable, excite the passions of love, hatred, joy, grief, and so forth.
Seite 5 - The sage council, as has been mentioned in a preceding chapter, not being able to determine upon any plan for the building of their city — the cows, in a laudable fit of patriotism, took it under their peculiar charge, and as they went to and from pasture, established paths through the bushes, on each side of which the good folks built their houses ; which is one cause of the rambling and picturesque turns and labyrinths, which distinguish certain streets of New York at this very day.
Seite 470 - ... surface is equal to the product of the length of the curve into the length of the path described by its centre of gravity.
Seite 510 - And as several of these are observed to accompany each other, they come to be marked by one name, and so to be reputed as one THING. Thus, for example, a certain colour, taste, smell, figure, and consistence having been observed to go together, are accounted one distinct thing, signified by the name apple...
Seite 483 - The radius of the circle which touches an hyperbola and its asymptotes, is equal to that part of the latus rectum produced which is intercepted between the asymptote and the curve.
Seite 485 - A number of equal particles, attracting each other directly as the distance, are constrained to move in parallel tubes; if the positions of the particles be given at the commencement of the motion, determine the subsequent motion of each ; and shew that the particles will oscillate symmetrically with respect to the plane perpendicular to the tubes, which passed through their centre of gravity at the Commencement of the motion.
Seite 14 - ... after a certain time and remain unmarried. Of those who do not fill college offices, some occupy themselves with private pupils ; others, who have property of their own, prefer to live a life of literary leisure, like some of their predecessors, the monks of old. The eight oldest Fellows at any time in residence, together with the Master, have the government of the college vested in them. The Dean is the presiding officer in chapel, and the only one whoso presence there is indispensable. He oversees...
Seite 467 - If two forces, acting on a point, be represented in magnitude and direction by two adjacent sides of a parallelogram...

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