The Edinburgh Review, Volume 119

A. and C. Black, 1864

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Pagina 4 - In all phenomena, the more closely they are investigated the more are we convinced that, humanly speaking, neither matter nor force can be created or annihilated, and that an essential cause is unattainable. — Causation is the will, Creation the act, of God.
Pagina 5 - Heat is a very brisk agitation of the insensible parts of the object, which produces in us that sensation from whence we denominate the object hot ; so what in our sensation is heat, in the object is nothing but motion.
Pagina 21 - By them the waters of the sea are made to circulate in vapour through the air, and irrigate the land, producing springs and rivers.
Pagina 443 - Company, and their successors, the sole trade and commerce of all those seas, straits, bays, rivers, lakes, creeks and sounds, in whatsoever latitude they shall be, that lie within the entrance of the straits commonly called Hudson's Straits, together with all the lands and territories upon the countries, coasts, and confines of the seas, bays, lakes, rivers, creeks, and sounds aforesaid, that are not already actually possessed by or granted to any of our subjects, or possessed by the subjects of...
Pagina 17 - Mr. Waterston proposed, independently, the meteoric theory of the sun's heat, and in 1854 Professor William Thomson applied his admirable mathematical powers to the development of the theory : but six years previously the subject had been handled in a masterly manner by Mayer, and all that I have said on this subject has been derived from him.
Pagina 319 - All this is very flattering,' he would say, ' and very civil : and if people are amused with hearing me tell a parcel of old stories, or recite a pack of ballads, to lovely young girls and gaping matrons, they are easily pleased ; and a man would be very illnatured who would not give pleasure so cheaply conferred.
Pagina 383 - Twenty, nineteen, eighteen, seventeen, sixteen, Fifteen, fourteen, thirteen, twelve, eleven, ten, Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.
Pagina 444 - ... the whole and entire trade and traffic to and from all havens, bays, creeks, rivers, lakes and seas, into which they shall find entrance or passage by water or land out of the territories, limits and places aforesaid...
Pagina 24 - Leaving out of account the eruptions of volcanoes and the ebb and flow of the tides, every mechanical action on the earth's surface, every manifestation of power, organic and inorganic, vital and physical, is produced by the sun. His warmth keeps the sea liquid, and the atmosphere a gas, and all the storms which agitate both are blown by the mechanical force of the sun. He lifts the rivers and the glaciers up the mountains ; and thus the cataract and the avalanche shoot with an energy derived immediately...
Pagina 25 - The natural philosopher of to-day may dwell amid conceptions which beggar those of Milton. So great and grand are they, that in the contemplation of them a certain force of character is requisite to preserve us from bewilderment.

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