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Seite 227 - ... numberless series of pilasters, arches, castles well delineated, regular columns, lofty towers, superb palaces, with balconies and windows, extended alleys of trees, delightful...
Seite 419 - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high ; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and re-fill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Seite 419 - ... a way to make my vessels, so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the water run like a constant fountain-stream, forty feet high : one vessel of water, rarefied by fire, driveth up forty of cold water, and a man...
Seite 419 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough...
Seite 189 - ... to the author of any important discovery or useful improvement in light or in heat, which shall have been made and published by printing, or in any way made known to the public, in any part of the continent of America, or any of the American islands; preference being always given to such discoveries as shall, in the opinion of the Academy, tend most to promote the good of mankind...
Seite 227 - As when a shepherd of the Hebrid Isles, Placed far amid the melancholy main, (Whether it be lone Fancy him beguiles ; Or that aerial beings sometimes deign To stand embodied, to our senses plain), Sees on the naked hill, or valley low, The whilst in ocean Phoebus dips his wain, A vast assembly moving to and fro : Then all at once in air dissolves the wondrous show.
Seite 179 - Lavoifier, might be obtained from an equal weight of charcoal. In the memoirs of the French Academy of Sciences for the year 1781, he has related the various experiments which he made to afcertain the proportion of charcoal and oxygen in fixed air.
Seite 179 - Diamond. 1 79 •came over was produced by the decomposition of the nitre, and contained fo little fixed air as to occafion only a very flight precipitation from lime-water. After the tube had grown cold, the alkaline matter contained in it was...
Seite 179 - Lavoifier feems to have thought that the aerial fluid, produced by the combuftion of the diamond, was not fo foluble in water as that procured from calcareous fubftances.