The Pictorial Handbook of London Comprising Its Antiquities, Architecture, Arts ... and Scientific Institutions ...

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H.G. Bohn, 1854 - 910 pages
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Page 578 - Engineer ; being the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man...
Page 790 - True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the Knights of the Order with their Georges and Garters, the guards with their embroidered coats, and the like— sufficient in truth within a while to make greatness very familiar if not ridiculous.
Page 551 - Piscium, had exhausted the Society's finances to such an extent that the salaries even of its officers were in arrears. Accordingly, at the Council meeting of the 2nd of June, it was ordered that " Mr. Newton's book be printed, and that Mr. Halley undertake the business of looking after it, and printing it at his own charge, which he engaged to do.
Page 570 - British empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.
Page 549 - Sarum in proposing me a candidate ; and which, I hope, will be further conferred upon me by my election into the Society ; and if so, I shall endeavour to testify my gratitude, by communicating what my poor and solitary endeavours can effect towards the promoting your philosophical designs.
Page 114 - Hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less Strength than the Strength of Proof, and for any greater or less Quantity than a Gallon ; viz.
Page 382 - ... arms' length, and showing them to the soldiers, to excite their compassion. The whole composition is full of animation, to which the air of the horses, thus pressed backwards, does not a little contribute. Both these sketches are admirably composed, and in every respect excellent ; few pictures of Rubens, even of his most finished .. works, give a higher idea of his genius.
Page 114 - Charter, not being sweetened Spirits, or Spirits so mixed as aforesaid, in regard to which the conditions of the Act 4 Viet. c. 8, have or shall have been fulfilled...
Page 594 - ... select from such correspondence all information which, according to the opinion of the society, may be likely to lead to practical benefit In the cultivation of the soil...
Page 89 - No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a public highway at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to the traffic and use of the highway, or so as to endanger the life or limb of any person, or the safety of any property...

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