Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography, Volumen 6
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Página 451 - I cannot name this gentleman without remarking that his labors and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe, not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the...
Página 254 - Caesar had his Brutus — Charles the first, his Cromwell — and George the third — (" Treason," cried the Speaker — " treason, treason ", echoed from every part of the House.
Página 436 - Kent, painter enough to taste the charms of landscape, bold and opinionative enough to dare and to dictate, and born with a genius to strike out a great system from the twilight of imperfect essays. He leaped the fence, and saw that all nature was a garden.
Página 130 - And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
Página 318 - Farewell, Babylon ! Farewell, Rome ! But we will say Farewell, dear England ! Farewell, the Church of God in England, and all the Christian friends there. We do not go to New England as Separatists from the Church of England, though we cannot but separate from the corruptions in it. But we go to practice the positive part of church reformation, and propagate the Gospel in America.
Página 254 - I determined to venture, and alone, unadvised, and unassisted, on a blank leaf of an old law-book wrote the within.
Página 503 - ... the pneumatic apparatus. Or, slips of sheet zinc, iron filings or turnings, or small iron nails, are introduced into a small gas-bottle with a bent tube, or into a common retort, upon which sulphuric acid, diluted with five or six times its weight of water, is poured; effervescence ensues, and the escaping gas may be collected in the usual manner. One troy ounce (480 grains) of zinc gives 356 oz. measures = about 676 cubic inches; and 1 ounce of iron, 412 oz.
Página 262 - I had no sooner spoken these words, but a loud though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, for it was like nothing on earth, which did so comfort and cheer me, that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
Página 382 - My manner of composing poetry is very different, and, I believe, much more singular. Let the piece be of what length it will, I compose and correct it wholly in my mind, or on a slate, ere ever I put pen to paper; and then I write it down as fast as the A, B, C.