The Journal of the Royal institution of Great Britain. Notices of the proceedings [afterw.] Proceedings of the Royal institution of Great Britain, Volume 7

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Page 288 - THERE rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen ! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands ; They melt like mist, the solid lands, Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
Page 48 - That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another is to me so great an absurdity...
Page 453 - Schools. c. Systematized object lessons, embracing in the six school years a course of elementary instruction in physical science, and serving as an introduction to the science examinations which are conducted by the Science and Art Department.
Page 218 - Tyre, nor the historical plays of Shakespeare : besides many of the rest, as the Winter's Tale...
Page 61 - ... constellations burning, mellow moons and happy skies, Breadths of tropic shade and palms in cluster, knots of Paradise. Never...
Page 75 - Through the kindness of Mr. Townsend, the superintendent of Goat Island, the door was opened for me. From this tower, at all hours of the day, and at some hours of the night, I watched and listened to the Horseshoe Fall. The river here is evidently much deeper than the American branch ; and, instead of bursting into foam where it quits the ledge, it bends solidly over and falls in a continuous layer of the most vivid green. The tint is not uniform, but varied, long stripes of deeper hue alternating...
Page 77 - We were right under the tower. A little farther on, the cataract, after its first plunge, hit a protuberance some way down, and flew from it in a prodigious burst of spray ; through this we staggered. We rounded the promontory on which the Terrapin Tower stands, and...
Page 503 - ... from the simple to the complex, and from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous ; to work out step by step, by the use of such symbols as the arts afford, that law of contiguity by which the mind has passed from simple cohesion of states of consciousness to the association of ideas, and so on to broader generalizations.
Page 77 - Instructed by the first misadventure, I once more entered the stream. Had the alpenstock been of iron, it might have helped me ; but as it was, the tendency of the water to sweep it out of my hands rendered it worse than useless. I, however, clung to it by habit. Again the torrent rose, and again I wavered ; but by keeping the left hip well against it, I remained upright, and at length grasped the hand of my leader at the other side. He laughed pleasantly. The first victory was gained, and he enjoyed...
Page 78 - By wading some way in, the staff" could be made to reach him, and I proposed his seizing it. " If you are sure," he replied, " that, in case of giving way, you can maintain your grasp, then I will certainly hold you.

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