The Life and Letters of Faraday, Volumen 1

Longmans, Green and Company, 1870
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Página 425 - This preservation photocopy was made and hand bound at BookLab, Inc. in compliance with copyright law. The paper, Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque Natural, meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper).
Página 221 - The philosopher should be a man willing to listen to every suggestion, but determined to judge for himself. He should not be biased by appearances ; have no favorite hypothesis ; be of no school ; and in doctrine have no master. He should not be a respecter of persons, but of things. Truth should be his primary object. If to these qualities be added industry, he may indeed hope to walk within the veil of the temple of nature.
Página 333 - High as man is placed above the creatures around him, there is a higher and far more exalted position within his view; and the ways are infinite in which he occupies his thoughts about the fears, or hopes, or expectations of a future life. I believe that the truth of that future cannot be brought to his knowledge by any exertion of his mental powers, however exalted 208 they may be; that it is made known to him by other teaching than his own, and is received through simple belief of the testimony...
Página 373 - IN desiring Mr. FARADAY to expose the hydrate of chlorine to heat in a closed glass tube, it occurred to me, that one of three things would happen ; that it would become fluid as a hydrate ; or that a decomposition of water would occur, and euchlorine and muriatic acid be formed ; or that the chlorine would separate in a condensed state.
Página 253 - to decompose the metals, then to reform them, to change them from one to another, and to realise the once absurd notion of transmutation, are the problems now given to the chemist for solution.
Página 53 - ... he still advised me not to give up the prospects I had before me, telling me that Science was a harsh mistress ; and in a pecuniary point of view but poorly rewarding those who devoted themselves to her service. He smiled at my notion of the superior moral feelings of philosophic men, and said he would leave me to the experience of a few years to set me right on that matter.
Página 402 - I possess the kind feelings and good-will of its authorities and members, and all the privileges it can grant or I require; and, moreover, I remember the protection it has afforded me during the past years of my scientific life.
Página 306 - All our theories are fixed upon uncertain data, and all of them want alteration and support. Ever since the world began opinion has changed with the progress of things ; and it is something more than absurd to suppose that we have a...
Página 80 - I should never have left London. In the second place enticing as travelling is and I appreciate fully its advantages and pleasures I have several times been more than half decided to return hastily home, but second thoughts have still induced me to try what the future may produce and now I am only retained by the wish of improvement.
Página 241 - A German Magazine, recently announced the death of a schoolmaster in Suabia, who, for 51 years, had superintended a large institution with old fashioned severity. From an average, inferred by means of recorded observations, one of the ushers had calculated, that, in the course of his exertions, he had given 911,500 canings, 121,000 floggings, 209,000 custodes, 136,000 tips with the ruler, 10,200 boxes on the ear, and 22,700 tasks by heart.

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