Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution, with Abstracts of the Discourses, Volume 16

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W. Nicol, Printer to the Royal Institution, 1902
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Page 14 - THOU wert the morning star among the living, Ere thy fair light had fled ; Now, having died, thou art as Hesperus, giving New splendour to the dead.
Page 21 - ON THE COUNTESS DOWAGER OF PEMBROKE UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse: Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother: Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 63 - ... place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain, and consequently no culture of the earth, no navigation nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea, no commodious building, no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force, no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time, no arts, no letters, no society, and, which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Page 22 - He has outsoared the shadow of our night; Envy and calumny, and hate and pain, And that unrest which men miscall delight, Can touch him not and torture not again; From the contagion of the world's slow stain He is secure, and now can never mourn A heart grown cold, a head grown grey in vain; Nor, when the spirit's self has ceased to burn, With sparkless ashes load an unlamented urn.
Page 21 - Oh thou, whom chance leads to this nameless stone, From that proud country which was once mine own, By those white cliffs I never more must see, By that dear language which I spake like thee, Forget all feuds, and shed one English tear O'er English dust. A broken heart lies here.
Page 320 - ... still remained to cut through, each heard the voice of the other, who called to his neighbour, since there was an excess of rock on the right hand and on the left. And on the day of the excavation the workmen struck each to meet his neighbour...
Page 24 - The eclipse of Nature spreads my pall,— The majesty of Darkness shall Receive my parting ghost ! This spirit shall return to Him That gave its heavenly spark ; Yet think not, Sun, it shall be dim When thou thyself art dark...
Page 527 - ... the gaseous and liquid states are only distinct stages of the same condition of matter and are capable of passing into one another by a process of continuous change.
Page 9 - There is reason to believe we should derive much information as to the intimate nature of these non-metallic elements, if we could succeed in obtaining hydrogen and nitrogen in the liquid and solid form. Many gases have been liquefied: the carbonic acid gas has been solidified, but hydrogen and nitrogen have resisted all our efforts of the kind. Hydrogen in many of its relations acts as though it were a metal: could it be obtained in a liquid or a solid condition, the doubt might be settled.
Page 24 - ... are interred on the spot where he died, on the banks of that famous river, which washes no country not either blessed by his government, or visited by his renown ; and in the heart of that province so long the chosen seat of religion and learning in India, which, under the influence of his beneficent system, and under the administration of good men whom he had chosen, had risen from a state of decline and confusion to one of prosperity, probably unrivalled in the happiest times of its ancient...

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