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Page 490 - Doctor, more surprised than the woman, told her, ' Good woman, I am heartily glad you have found your linen ; but I assure you I knew nothing of it, and intended only to joke with you, and then to have read you a lecture on the folly of applying to any person to know events not in the human power to tell. But I see Satan has a mind I should deal with him : I am determined, however, I will not ; so never come nor send any one to me any more, on such occasions, for I never will attempt such an affair...
Page 94 - ... grievous pestilence, dearth and some great calamity. Calixtus, to avert the wrath of God, ordered supplications that if evils were impending for the human race He would turn all upon the Turks, the enemies of the Christian name. He likewise ordered, to move God by continual entreaty, that notice should be given by the bells to call the faithful at midday to aid by their prayers those engaged in battle with the Turk.
Page 125 - ... from the discharge apparatus, and found in the case of three tests agreeing well with one another, that it varied very nearly inversely as the square of the distance of the screen from the discharge apparatus.
Page 228 - MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY : We, the President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal...
Page 240 - In the nebulae, the elder Herschel saw portions of the fiery mist or ' shining fluid ' out of which the heavens and the earth had been slowly fashioned. For a time this view of the nebulae gave place to that which regarded them as external galaxies, cosmical 'sandheaps,' too remote to be resolved into separate stars ; though indeed in 1858 Mr.
Page 187 - Then it was found that seventy-five years were added, at a single step, to the period during which the history of the moon's motion could be written. Previously this history was supposed to commence with the observations of Bradley, at Greenwich, about 1750 ; now it was extended back to 1675, and with a less degree of accuracy thirty years farther still.
Page 240 - Tait, and was brought to the notice of this Association in 1871 by Sir William Thomson in his Presidential Address. The spectrum of the bright-line...
Page 188 - An act for regulating the commencement of the year; and for correcting the calendar now in use.