Transactions of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Volume 11

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Vol. 1- includes the proceedings of the society.
 

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Page 404 - Man is a Tool-using Animal (Handthierendes Thier). Weak in himself, and of small stature, he stands on a basis, at most for the flattest-soled, of some half-square foot, insecurely enough ; has to straddle out his legs, lest the very wind supplant him. Feeblest of bipeds ! Three quintals are a crushing load for him ; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste rag. Nevertheless he can use Tools, can devise Tools : with these the granite mountain melts into light dust before him; he kneads...
Page 171 - THE GRAPHIC ARTS: A Treatise on the Varieties of Drawing, Painting, and Engraving in Comparison with each other and with Nature.
Page 293 - ... annually. On the bank are the remains of a very ancient iron furnace. Mr. Dounie has feen the back of a grate, marked SG Hay...
Page 298 - The old Ways (for Roads I shall not call them) consisted chiefly of stony Moors, Bogs, rugged, rapid Fords, Declivities of Hills, entangling Woods, and giddy Precipices.
Page 95 - Whom his ain son o' life bereft, The grey hairs yet stack to the heft ; Wi' mair o' horrible and awfu', Which ev"n to name wad be unlawfu'. As Tammie glowr'd, amaz'd, and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious : The piper loud and louder blew ; The dancers quick and quicker flew ; They...
Page 289 - lest fewe yeeres more, as pestilent as the former, will leave fewe good trees standing in those Welds ".3 In Sutherland and Ross-shire, George Hay, one of the most active promoters of early Scottish industry, is said to have " kept a colony and manufactury of Englishmen making iron and casting great guns, until the wood of it was spent...
Page 41 - Nelson the secretary was instructed to send a copy of the report to the board of health of Defiance and urge immediate action in abating the nuisance.
Page 294 - ... and working of iron was well understood, and constantly practised, over all the Highlands and Islands from time immemorial. Instead of improving in that art, we have fallen off exceedingly of late years, and at present make little or none. Tradition bears that...
Page 285 - ... apparatus" so constructed as not to be capable of discharging more than one gallon of water at each flush.
Page 209 - This was the apparently close relation between the temperature and the mean velocity and discharge of the stream, the stand of the water being at the same time nearly constant.' In the early winter it was found that each cold wave which increased the thickness of the ice about one-tenth of a foot at a time was accompanied by a great falling off of the discharge, to be followed by a partial recovery during the next few days, the same phenomenon recurring with great regularity at each cold wave. The...

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