The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts, Volume 1

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Cummings, Hilliard, & Company, 1824 - Science

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Page 53 - I sought a resting-place, found one, and contrived to sit ; but when my weight bore on the body of an Egyptian, it crushed it like a band-box. I naturally had recourse to my hands to sustain my weight, but they found no better support; so that I sunk altogether among the broken mummies, with a crash of bones, rags, and wooden cases, which raised such a dust as kept me motionless for a quarter of an hour, waiting till it subsided again.
Page 324 - The patience with which they submit to the cruel depredations of gang-robbers, and to trespass and mischief committed in the most outrageous manner by bands of ruffians, is one of the most remarkable, and at the same time one of the most discouraging symptoms which the state of society in India presents to us.
Page 52 - ... me with horror. The blackness of the wall, the faint light given by the candles or torches for want of air, the different objects that surrounded me, seeming to converse with each other, and the Arabs with the candles or torches in their hands, naked and covered with dust, themselves resembling living mummies, absolutely formed a scene that cannot be described.
Page 248 - The grand fact of an universal deluge at no very remote period is proved on grounds so decisive and incontrovertible, that had we never heard of such an event from Scripture or any other Authority, Geology of itself must have called in the assistance of some such catastrophe to explain the phenomena of diluvial action...
Page 101 - Young thinks it much more simple to suppose the absence or paralysis of those fibres of the retina which are calculated to perceive red ; while Dr.
Page 131 - Sheffield ; and being prevented by other avocations from giving personal attendance, the superintendence of the work was consequently entrusted to an intelligent and confidential agent. To him the steel, together with the alloying metals in the exact proportion, and in the most favourable state for the purpose, was forwarded, with instructions to see the whole of the metals, and nothing else, packed into the crucible, and placed in the furnace, to attend to it while there, and to suffer it to remain...
Page 518 - Another lube was opened at a temperature of 50; a part of the chlorine volatilized, and cooled the tube so much as to condense the atmospheric vapour on it as ice. A tube having the water at one end and the chlorine at the other, was weighed, and then cut in two ; the chlorine immediately flew off, and the loss being ascertained was found to be...
Page 181 - Isis, of 50 guns, and sent to St John's, Newfoundland, where she was condemned, while he himself was pressed and sent to England on board the Isis. One day, while at Spithead, where the ship lay some time, having got drunk, and, as usual renewed the topic of his former follies, he was once more challenged to repeat the experiment, and again complied, " disdaining," as he says,
Page 520 - Liquid sulphurous acid is very limpid and colourless, and highly fluid, lls refractive power, obtained by comparing it in water and other media, with water contained in a similar tube, appeared to be nearly equal to that of water. It does not solidify or become adhesive at a temperature of 0 F. When a tube containing it was opened, the contents...
Page 17 - ... all the phenomena accord entirely with the supposition that the earth's atmosphere is of finite extent, limited by the weight of ultimate atoms of definite magnitude no longer divisible by repulsion of their parts.

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