Journal, Volume 10

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Royal Institution of Cornwall, 1891


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Page 311 - our astronomical observer" at a salary of £100 per annum, his duty being "forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 317 - ... something of the motions of the stars relatively to our system. If the stars were moving towards or from the earth, their motion, compounded with the earth's motion, would alter to an observer on the earth the refrangibility of the light emitted by them, and consequently the lines of terrestrial substances would no longer coincide in position in the spectrum with the dark lines produced by the absorption of the vapours of the same substances existing in the stars.
Page 438 - Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
Page 342 - Search then the ruling passion: there, alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. This clue once found, unravels all the rest, The prospect clears, and Wharton stands confest.
Page 411 - When a man dies something goes, something is left. The survivors necessarily distinguish in thought between these two parts, and they call them respectively by some such names as spirit and body. A curious illustration of this is afforded by a saying of the Macusi Indians of Guiana...
Page 314 - ... the host of stars are some of those most closely connected with the constitution of the living organisms of our globe, including hydrogen, sodium, magnesium, and iron. Of oxygen and nitrogen we could scarcely hope to have any decisive indications, since these bodies have spectra of different orders.* These forms of elementary matter, when influenced by heat, light, and chemical force, all of which we have certain knowledge, are radiated from the stars, afford some of the most important conditions...
Page 314 - ... are acquainted. On the whole, we believe that the foregoing spectrum observations on the stars contribute something towards an experimental basis, on which a conclusion, hitherto but a pure speculation, may rest, viz : that at least the brighter stars are, like our sun, upholding and energizing centres of systems of worlds adapted to be the abode of living beings.
Page 271 - In the 87 year of her age. They were the first who entertained the Methodist Preachers in this County, and Lived and died in that connection, but Strictly adhered to the duties of the Established Church.
Page 237 - There was found of late Yeres syns Spere Heddes, Axis for Warre, and Swerdes of Coper wrappid up in lynid scant perishid, nere the Mount in S. Hilaries Paroch in Tynne Works.
Page 165 - In a direct line from the above, descended sir NICHOLAS DAWNAY, who, in the reign of Edward II., obtained the king's charter for a market every week at his manor, and a fair every year at Shunnock...

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