Wonderful Inventions: From the Mariner's Compass to the Electric Telegraph Cable

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G. Routledge, 1868 - 400 頁

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第 339 頁 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?
第 286 頁 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered Steam, afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded bear The flying chariot through the fields of air.
第 148 頁 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
第 3 頁 - Thou hast the starry gems, the burning gold, Won from ten thousand royal Argosies.
第 84 頁 - There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.
第 114 頁 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
第 196 頁 - ... stopping and screwing up the broken end ; as also the touch-hole, and making a constant fire under it ; within twenty-four hours it burst and made a great crack.
第 113 頁 - ... of creation which sweep immeasurably along, and carry the impress of the Almighty's hand to the remotest scenes of the universe.
第 112 頁 - The other teaches me that every grain of sand may harbour within it the tribes and the families of a busy population. The one told me of the insignificance of the world I tread upon. The other redeems it from all its insignificance ; for it tells me that in the leaves of every forest, and in the flowers of every garden, and in the waters of every rivulet, there are worlds teeming with life, and numberless as are the glories of the firmament.
第 18 頁 - The variation, therefore, was not caused by any fallacy in the Compass, but by the movement of the north star itself, which, like the other heavenly bodies, had its changes and revolutions, and every day described a circle round the pole.

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