Journal of the Western Society of Engineers

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Page 873 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 873 - The hand that rounded Peter's dome And groined the aisles of Christian Rome Wrought in a sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew;— The conscious stone to beauty grew.
Page 873 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Page 873 - The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ; And, like this insubstantial pageant faded. Leave not a rack behind : We are such stuff As dreams are made of, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Page 873 - Earth proudly wears the Parthenon, As the best gem upon her zone, And Morning opes with haste her lids To gaze upon the Pyramids ; O'er England's abbeys bends the sky, As on its friends, with kindred eye ; For out of Thought's interior sphere These wonders rose to upper air ; And Nature gladly gave them place, Adopted them into her race, And granted them an equal date With Andes and with Ararat.
Page 1040 - Charcoal, coke, or coal may be readily pulverized; but in the case of wood the sawdust produced by a fine saw or rasp must be employed. The mixture is put into a close-grained conical clay crucible, and covered with 20 or 30 times its weight of pure litharge. The crucible, which should not be more than half full, is covered and then heated gradually until the litharge is melted and evolution of gas has ceased. At first the mixture softens and froths.
Page 829 - One of the provisions of its charter is as follows: Provided, however, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to commit the United States to any pecuniary liability whatever for or on account of said company; nor shall the United States be held in any wise liable or responsible in any form or by any implication for any debt or liability in any form which said company may incur, nor be held...
Page 1044 - Fuels," is a fair summary of the adverse criticism : " This formula was recommended by Berthier and has been used since by a few others. It is faulty, as was shown by some of Berthier's own determinations in which contradictory results were obtained. Dr. Ure showed that no uniform results could be obtained, using the same materials. Scheurer-Kestner in 1892 showed that the formula not only gave erroneous results, but actually reversed the relation of combustibles. . . . This method is allowable only...
Page 831 - McKinley, and is now engaged in the performance of its duty. Our government is awaiting its report. Three things are necessary to the consummation of this enterprise: First, funds to be furnished by the government of the United States. Second, the perfect amity and friendly co-operation of Nicaragua and Costa Rica in the work. Third, a reasonable assurance of its feasibility, and of the amount of money needed to construct and complete it.
Page 1010 - Stones shall be dressed to exact sizes and shapes before being laid and shall be cut to lie on their natural beds with top and bottom truly parallel. Hollow beds will not be permitted. The bottom bed shall be the full size of the stone and no stone shall have an overhanging top.

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