The Penny Mechanic and Chemist: A Magazine of the Arts and Sciences, Volume 6

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Page 261 - Scaliot for his minute contrivances, is said to have made 1,600 dishes of turned ivory, all perfect and complete in every part, yet so small, thin and slender, that all of them were included at once in a cup turned out of a peppercorn of the common size. Johannes Shad, of Mitelbrach, carried this wonderful work with him to Rome, and showed it to Pope Paul V, who saw and counted them all by the help of a pair of spectacles. They were so little...
Page 142 - ... plants are torn off from the bottom, and carried in the boat to the platform, where the weeds are twisted into conical mounds about two feet in diameter at their base, and of the same height, terminating at the...
Page 90 - Ethelred attacked, and forcibly fought against, but, by the resistance of the Danes, it proved but a vain endeavour. There was at that time a bridge erected over the river between the City and Southwark, so wide, that if two carriages met they could pass each other.
Page 237 - Henry III, Ed-ward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Ed-ward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary...
Page 237 - January, 1588, aged 207 years! The correspondent of that paper adds, " This is an instance of longevity, so far exceeding any other on record, that one is disposed to suspect some mistake, either in the register or in the extract.
Page 13 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Page 117 - ... of an inch of these media. For some days, the only apparent difference was that the earth continued damp under the green and blue fluids, whereas it rapidly dried under the red and yellow. The plumula burst the cuticle in the blue and green lights, before any change was evident in the other parts. After ten days, under the blue fluid there was a crop of cress, of as bright a green as any which grew in full light, and/ar more abundant.
Page 315 - ... the water like a giant rejoicing in his course, — stemming alike the tempest and the tide ; — accelerating intercourse, shortening distances, — creating, as it were, unexpected neighbourhoods and new combinations of social and commercial relations, — and giving to the fickleness of winds and the faithlessness of waves the certainty and steadiness of a highway upon the land...
Page 297 - The eye is able to command it, and by successive inquiries, can search into all its parts. Could the body of the whole earth, or indeed the whole universe, be thus submitted to the examination of our senses, were it not too big and disproportioned for our inquiries, too...
Page 124 - ... that a virulent poison may differ from the most wholesome food only in the difference of quantity of the very same elements ; that gold and silver, and lead and mercury, and indeed all the metals, may be extracted from transparent crystals, which scarcely differ in their appearance from a piece of common salt or a bit of sugar-candy...

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