Proceedings of the Canadian Institute

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Canadian Institute., 1886
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Page 77 - President in the Chair. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. The following gentlemen were elected members of the Institute : George Ritchie, BA, B.Sc.
Page 32 - But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page, Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er unroll : Chill Penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of their soul.
Page 63 - Barnard in 1872, and presented to an association which has since assumed an international character, and is known as the Association for the Reform and Codification of the Laws of Nations.
Page 23 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 70 - That this universal day is to be a mean solar day; is to begin for all the world at the moment of mean midnight of the initial meridian, coinciding with the beginning of the civil day and date of that meridian; and is to be counted from zero up to twenty-four hours.
Page 58 - The conference concluded its labors on the 1st of November, having with substantial unanimity agreed upon the meridian of Greenwich as the starting point whence longitude is to be computed through one hundred and eighty degrees eastward and westward, and upon the adoption, for all purposes for which it may be found convenient, of a universal day which shall begin at midnight on the initial meridian 'and whose hours shall be counted from zero up to twenty-four.
Page 48 - James's men shall understand What Cornish men can do. And have they fixed the -where and when ? And shall Trelawney die ? Here's twenty thousand Cornish men Will know the reason why.
Page 45 - Although Cornish must now be classed with the extinct languages, it has certainly shown a marvellous vitality. More than four hundred years of Roman occupation, more than six hundred years of Saxon and Danish sway, a Norman conquest, a Saxon Reformation, and civil wars, have all passed over the land ; but, like a tree that may bend before a storm but is not to be rooted up, the language of the Celts of Cornwall has lived on in an unbroken continuity for at least two thousand years.
Page 70 - That the conference proposes the adoption of a universal day for all purposes for which it may be found convenient and which shall not interfere with the use of local or other standard time where desirable.

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