The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 7

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D. Appleton, 1875 - Science
 

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Page 79 - Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces: That ye may tell it to the generation following. For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.
Page 200 - We have here the continuous force which binds age to age, which enables each to begin with some improvement on the last, if the last did itself improve; which makes each civilization not a set of detached dots, but a line of color, surely enhancing shade by shade.
Page 587 - I have been young, and now am old : and yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.
Page 601 - Another extraordinary fallacy is the dread of night air. What air can we breathe at night but night air? The choice is between pure night air from without and foul night air from within.
Page 79 - ... itself a matter of little importance. Whether they say God, or prefer to say Nature, the important thing is that their minds are filled with the sense of a Power to all appearance infinite and eternal, a Power to which their own being is inseparably connected, in the knowledge of whose ways alone is safety and well-being, in the contemplation of which they find a beatific vision.
Page 306 - The habit of never suffering the mind to dwell on anything great produces often an atheism of the most pitiable and helpless kind. The soul of man lives upon the contemplation of laws or principles...
Page 377 - April 15, 1875, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for the purpose of determining by actual tests the strength and value of all kinds of iron, steel, and other metals which may be submitted to them or by them procured, and to prepare tables which will exhibit the strength and value of said materials for constructive and mechanical purposes, and to provide for the building of a suitable machine for establishing such tests, the machine to be set up and maintained at the Watertown Arsenal.
Page 369 - AT that time Jesus went on •**• the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
Page 416 - P 0, and etill further agitated the flame /. Adding a third square, ef, the reflected sound was still further augmented, every accession to the echo being accompanied by a corresponding withdrawal of the vibrations from /' and a consequent stilling of that flame. With thinner calico or cambric, it would require a greater number of layers to intercept the entire sound ; hence with such cambric we should have echoes returned from a greater distance, and therefore of greater duration. Eight layers of...
Page 261 - Go to the Ant, thou Sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

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