Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, 第 8 卷

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第 425 頁 - ... the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
第 425 頁 - Congress, the proceeds from the sale of these lands to be used for "the endowment, support and maintenance of at least one college, where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactics, to teach. such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts...
第 253 頁 - While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; 'When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; 'And when Rome falls — the World.
第 239 頁 - of certain tripod stands J found at Nimroud — these J Speaking of one of these, Dr. Percy says : — " This was a very remarkable " specimen. It was a small casting, in the shape of the fore-leg of a bull. " It formed the foot of a stand, consisting of a ring of Iron, resting on three " feet of Bronze. It was deeply corroded in places, and posteriorly -was " fissured at the upper part. A section was made, which disclosed a central " piece of Iron, over which the Bronze had been cast. At the upper...
第 66 頁 - The stars are the landmarks of the universe ; and, amidst the endless and complicated fluctuations of our system, seem placed by its Creator as guides and records, not merely to elevate our minds by the contemplation of what is vast, but to teach us to direct our actions by reference to what is immutable in His works, It is, indeed, hardly possible to over-appreciate their value in this point of view.
第 252 頁 - But the Raja, doubting the truth of the Brahman's statement, ordered the pillar to be dug up, when the foot of it was found wet with the blood of the serpent king, whose head it had pierced. Regretting his unbelief, the Iron Pillar was again raised ; but, owing to the king's former incredulity, every plan now failed in fixing it firmly, and, in spite of all his efforts, it still remained loose...
第 58 頁 - Towards the morning of the 13th of November, 1799, we witnessed a most extraordinary scene of shooting meteors. Thousands of bodies and falling stars succeeded each other during four hours. Their direction was very regular from north to south. From the beginning of the phenomenon there was not a space in the firmament equal in extent to three diameters of the moon which was not filled every instant with bodies or falling stars. All the meteors left luminous traces or phosphorescent bands behind them,...
第 239 頁 - much more frequently found than those of Iron; for the obvious reason, " that Bronze resists, much better than Iron, destruction by oxidation. "Although I think there are reasons for supposing that Iron was more " extensively used by the ancients than seems to be generally admitted, yet, " in the specimens in question, it appears to me most probable, that the Iron " was used because it was required in the construction. And if this be so, " the Assyrians teach a lesson to many of our modern architects...
第 104 頁 - ... twentyfour hours, and is consequently full of the active and excessively minute organisms known as Bacteria. In a couple of days of ordinary warm weather the contents of this flask will be milky from the enormous multiplication of Bacteria. The other flask, open and exposed to the air, will, sooner or later, become milky with Bacteria, and patches of mould may appear in it ; while the liquid in the flask, the neck of which is plugged with cotton-wool, will remain clear for an indefinite time....
第 237 頁 - Each scale was separate, and of iron, from two to three inches in length, rounded at one end, and square at the other, with a raised or embossed line in the centre.

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