Elements of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Written for Universal Use in Plain Or Non-technical Language ...

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Blanchard and Lea, 1853
 

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Pagina 311 - ... it consumes none while idle ; it never tires, and wants no sleep ; it is not subject to malady when originally well made, and only refuses to work when worn out with age ; it is equally active in all climates, and will do work of any kind ; it is a water-pumper, a miner, a sailor, a cottonspinner, a weaver, a blacksmith, a miller, &c.
Pagina 379 - Jlontbs afterwards it was ascertained, that at the time of observation the bells of the city of St. Salvador, on the Brazilian coast, had been ringing on the occasion of a festival...
Pagina 16 - I have books, the miracle of all my possessions, more wonderful than the wishing-cap of the Arabian tales ; for they transport me instantly, not only to all places, but to all times. By my books I can conjure up before me, to vivid existence, all the great and good men of antiquity ; and for my individual satisfaction, I can make them act over again the most renowned of...
Pagina 79 - A man in a boat pulling a rope attached to a large ship, seems only to move the boat : but he really moves the ship a little, for...
Pagina 16 - I am lodged in a house that affords me conveniences and comforts which even a king could not command some centuries ago. There are ships crossing the seas in every direction, to bring what is useful to me from all parts of the earth. In China, men are gathering the tea-leaf for me ; in America, they are planting cotton for me ; in the West India Islands...

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