London Exhibited in 1852: Elucidating Its Natural and Physical Characteristics, Antiquity and Architecture, Arts, Manufactures, Trade, and Organization, Social, Literary, and Scientific Institutions, and Numerous Galleries of Fine Art
J. Weale, 1852 - London (England) - 910 pages
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Page 774 - True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the Knights of the Order with their Georges and Garters, the guards with their embroidered coats, and the like— sufficient in truth within a while to make greatness very familiar if not ridiculous.
Page 541 - Piscium, had exhausted the Society's finances to such an extent that the salaries even of its officers were in arrears. Accordingly, at the Council meeting of the 2nd of June, it was ordered that " Mr. Newton's book be printed, and that Mr. Halley undertake the business of looking after it, and printing it at his own charge, which he engaged to do.
Page 118 - For every gallon of such spirits or strong Waters, of any strength not exceeding the strength of proof by Sykes's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less strength than the strength of proof, and for any greater or less quantity than a gallon, viz.
Page 380 - ... arms' length, and showing them to the soldiers, to excite their compassion. The whole composition is full of animation, to which the air of the horses, thus pressed backwards, does not a little contribute. Both these sketches are admirably composed, and in every respect excellent ; few pictures of Rubens, even of his most finished .. works, give a higher idea of his genius.
Page 566 - To multiply and record observations, and patiently to await the result at some future period, was the object proposed by them ; and it was their favourite maxim that the time was not yet come for a general system of geology, but that all must be content for many years to be exclusively engaged in furnishing materials for future generalizations.
Page 88 - ... believed, will do their work well, and they remain at their post as long as these expectations are fulfilled, no matter who is at the head of affairs. The salaries of the First Lord of the Treasury and of the Chancellor of the Exchequer are £5,000 a year each; the Junior Lords have £1,000 each, and the Secretaries £2,000. The whole cost of the department amounts to upwards of £55,000 per annum, but the sum varies from year to year, according to circumstances.
Page 631 - our astronomical observer" at a salary of £100 per annum, his duty being "forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 591 - It is not intended to teach the trade of the carpenter, the mason, the dyer, or any other particular business...
Page 247 - The advantages that the King, and all concerned in tallies, had from the bank, were soon so sensibly felt, that all people saw into the secret reasons that made the enemies of the constitution set themselves with so much earnestness against it.
Page 20 - One very remarkable circumstance attending the fall of rain, is, " that smaller quantities have been observed to be deposited in high than in low situations, even though the difference of altitude should be inconsiderable. Similar observations have been made at the summit, and near the base of hills of no great elevation. Rain-gauges, placed on both sides of a hill at the bottom, always indicate a greater fall of rain than on the exposed top...