Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution, with Abstracts of the Discourses, Volume 1

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Page 243 - else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this agent be material or immaterial,!
Page 439 - volumes (including Periodicals) added to the Library in the year. Thanks were voted to the President, Treasurer, and Secretary, to the Committees of Managers and Visitors, and to Professor Faraday, for their services to the Institution during the past year. The following Gentlemen were unanimously elected as Officers for the ensuing year: — MANAGERS.
Page 67 - read and adopted. Thanks were voted to the President, Treasurer, and Secretary, to the Committees of Managers and Visitors, and to Professor Faraday, for their services to the Institution during the past year. The following Gentlemen were unanimously elected as Officers for the ensuing year:— PRESIDENT—The Duke of Northumberland,
Page 196 - President, Treasurer, and Secretary, to the Committees of Managers and Visitors, and to Professor Faraday, for their services to the Institution during the past year. The following Gentlemen were unanimously elected as Officers for the ensuing year
Page 296 - or the Lights of Canopus, being the Persian version of the Fables of Bldpai, by Husain Valz Kashift. Edited by Lieut.-Col. JWJ Ouseley. 4to. 1851. The Prem SAgar, or the Ocean of Love; being a History of Krishn
Page 34 - Government — Observations on Days of Unusual Magnetic Disturbance, made at the British Colonial Magnetic Observatories; printed under the superintendence of Lieut.-Col. Edw. Sabine. Vol. I. Part 2. 4to. 1851.
Page 112 - its length, that the needle is constantly a tangent to the line of motion; or, it is that line along which, if a transverse wire be moved in either direction, there is no tendency to the formation of an electric current in the wire, whilst if moved in any other direction there is such a tendency. The direction of these lines
Page 315 - OF NORTHUMBERLAND, KG, FRS, President, in the Chair. The Annual Report of the Committee of Visitors was read, and adopted. Thanks were voted to the President, Treasurer, and Secretary, to the Committees of Managers and Visitors, and to
Page 291 - also of enormous thickness in the district of the Albion Mines near Pictou, more than one hundred miles to the eastward. There appears therefore little danger of erring on the side of excess, if we take half that amount or 7500 feet as the average thickness of the whole of the coal measures. The
Page 425 - insisted, a true chemical affinity, that is— a preference of one substance to combine with a certain other substance instead of a third,—but, in a great number of instances at least, this substance will combine with both according to certain proportions, whenever the whole of the affinities can be brought into play at the same time. [JHG]

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