The triumphs of invention and discovery

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第 164 頁 - York, the project was viewed by the public either with indifference or with contempt, as a visionary scheme. My friends, indeed, were civil, but they were shy. They listened with patience to my explanations, but with a settled cast of incredulity on their countenances. I felt the full force of the lamentation of the poet, " Truths would you teach, to save a sinking land, All shun, none aid you, and few understand.
第 165 頁 - The moment arrived, in which the word was to be given for the vessel to move. My friends were in groups on the deck.
第 7 頁 - Straight forward goes The lightning's path, and straight the fearful path Of the can.non-ball. Direct it flies and rapid, Shattering that it may reach, and shattering what it reaches. My son ! the road, the human being travels, That, on which BLESSING .comes and goes, doth follow The river's course, the valley's playful windings, Curves round the corn-field and the hill of vines...
第 28 頁 - When it is so, that, what a man maketh or doeth it is made to come to some end, and if the thing be good and well made it must needs come to good end ; then by better and greater reason every man ought to intend in such wise to live in this world, in keeping the commandments of God, that he may come to a good end. And then out of this world, full of wretchedness and tribulations, he may go to heaven unto God and his saints unto joy perdurable.
第 130 頁 - To this he replied, he was so well assured of the strength of his light-house, that he should only wish to be there in the greatest storm that ever blew under the face of the heavens, that he might see what effect it would have upon the building.
第 219 頁 - I should discover how to make enamels, I could make earthen vessels and other things very prettily, because God had gifted me with some knowledge of drawing; and thereafter, regardless of the fact that I had no knowledge of clays, I began to seek for the enamels, as a man gropes in the dark.
第 165 頁 - They were silent, sad, and weary. I read in their looks nothing but disaster, and almost repented of my efforts. The signal was given, and the boat moved on a short distance and then stopped, and became immovable. To the silence of the preceding moment now succeeded murmurs of discontent, and agitations, and whispers, and shrugs. I could hear distinctly repeated, " I told you it was so ; it is a foolish scheme; I wish we were well out of it.
第 165 頁 - I elevated myself upon a platform and addressed the assembly. I stated that I knew not what was the matter, but if they would be quiet and indulge me for half an hour, I would either go on or abandon the voyage for that time.
第 225 頁 - I suffered an anguish that I cannot speak, for I was quite exhausted and dried up by the heat of the furnace ; it was more than a month since my shirt had been dry upon me. Further to console me, I was the object of mockery ; and even those from whom solace was due ran crying through the town that I was burning my floors ! And in this way my credit was taken from me, and I was regarded as a madman.
第 166 頁 - This uncommon light first attracted the attention of the crews of other vessels. Notwithstanding the wind and tide were adverse to its approach, they saw with astonishment...

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