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Page 224 - Officer of the Legion d'Honneur. LECTURES in connection with the London Society for the Extension of University Teaching have been going on in Whitechapel now for more than six years. The number of tickets sold for the lectures during this period has been close upon 2000, and the ticket-holders have been nearly all artisans. The reports of the examiners, appointed by the Universities...
Page 109 - October, 1 884, for the purpose of discussing and, if possible, fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the whole world...
Page 158 - I never yet met with anybody who could not learn to write. Writing is a form of drawing; therefore if you give the same attention and trouble to drawing as you do to writing, depend upon it, there is nobody who cannot be made to draw, more or less well.
Page 112 - I have touched, for in formation kindly afforded me ; to thank you for the attention with which you have listened to me...
Page 242 - Sabine* from Valparaiso, but that they form a variety which by some botanists has been considered as specifically distinct. It is remarkable that the same plant should be found on the sterile mountains of Central Chili, where a drop of rain does not fall for more than six months, and within the damp forests of these southern islands.
Page 111 - The incalculable value of such a fund to men of science or their families requiring temporary aid must be apparent to all, and looking at the unfortunate necessity for its existence which the calls upon it prove, I venture to commend it to your support. It will, perhaps, not be out of place here to say a few words with regard to the administration of this fund, the existence of which dates from 1859, and is in a great degree due to the exertions of the late Mr. Gassiot. The Council of the Royal Society...
Page 223 - Those present resolved to form themselves into a Committee, with power to add to their number, in order to collect a fund for the benefit of Mrs.
Page 133 - Council were elected, and the meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the Chairman, proposed by Dr.
Page 204 - That proficiency in the use of tools for working in wood and iron be paid for as a "specific subject," arrangements being made for the work being done, so far as practicable, out of school hours.
Page 229 - Almost every year gives new examples of the immigration of campestrine western plants into the eastern States. They are well up to the spirit of the age; they travel by railway. The seeds are transported, some in the coats of cattle and sheep on the way to market, others in the food which supports them on the journey, and many in a way which you might not suspect, until you consider that these great roads run east and west, that the prevalent winds are from the west, that a freight-train left unguarded...