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第 298 頁 - GOD ALMIGHTY first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures ; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks...
第 300 頁 - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
第 303 頁 - A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.
第 304 頁 - Whatever labor I have since been able to do, I have done it all on credit instead of capital, — a most ruinous way, either in regard to health or money. For the last twenty-five years, so far as it regards health, I have been put, from day to . day, on my good behavior ; and during the whole of this period, as an Hibernian would say, if I had lived as other folks do for a month, I should have died in a fortnight.
第 414 頁 - Underneath is fastned to the barrel a spoke of wood, which they call a swingle, which is drawn back a good way by the calms or cogs in the axis of the wheel, and draws back the barrel, which falls to again by its own weight. The tongs, hanging on the hooks of the barrel, are by the workmen fastened on the wire, and by the force of the wheel, the hooks being drawn back, draw the wire through the holes.
第 87 頁 - That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What need they? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace and nothing said...
第 262 頁 - It will show that all the Aryan nations had led a long life of peace before they separated, and that their language acquired individuality and nationality, as each colony started in search of new homes — new generations forming new terms connected with the warlike and adventurous life of their onward migrations. Hence it is that not only Greek and Latin, but all Aryan languages have their peaceful words in common ; and hence it is that they all differ so strangely in their warlike expressions.
第 262 頁 - Nay, it should be observed, that most of the terms connected with chase and warfare differ in each of the Aryan dialects, while words connected with more peaceful occupations, belong generally to the common heir-loom of the Aryan language. The proper appreciation of this fact in its general bearing will show how a similar remark made by Niebuhr with regard to Greek and Latin, requires a very different explanation from that which that great scholar, from his more restricted point of view, was able...
第 417 頁 - the usefulness of tin-plates and the goodness of our metals for that purpose, I did, about sixteen years since (ie about 1665), endeavour to find out the way for making thereof; whereupon I acquainted a person of much riches, and one that was very understanding in the iron manufacture, who was pleased to say that he had often designed to get the trade into England, but never could find out the way. Upon which it was agreed that a sum of monies should be advanced by several...
第 304 頁 - I could have performed twice the labor, both better and with greater ease to myself, had I known as much of the laws of health and life at twenty-one as I do now. In college I was taught all about the motions of the planets, as carefully as though they would have been in danger of getting off the track if I had not known how to trace their orbits ; but about my own organization, and the conditions indispensable to the healthful functions of my own body, I was left in profound ignorance. Nothing...

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