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Page 346 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Page 76 - THE PHILOSOPHY OF Music ; being the substance of a Course of Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in February and March 1877. By William Pole, FRS, FRSE, Mus.
Page 219 - Microscopical Observations on the Suspension of the Muscular Motions of the Vibrio tritici," which forms the Croonian Lecture for that year.
Page 157 - Travels ; comprising Observations made during a Residence in the Tarentaise, and various parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps, in Savoy, and in Switzerland and Auvergne, in the years 1820, 1821, and 1822, with Remarks on the present State of Society, Manners, Religion, Agriculture, Climate, &c.
Page 468 - ... fracture and a vitreous lustre. These results were nearly uniform, in various trials ; and every thing seems to indicate that were the diamond a good conductor, it would be melted by the deflagrator ; and were it incombustible, a globule would be obtained by the compound blow-pipe.
Page 472 - FIRST STEPS TO BOTANY, Intended as popular Illustrations of the Science, leading to its study as a branch of general education. By JL DRUMMOND, MD 4th Edit. 12mo. with numerous Woodcuts, 9s.
Page 348 - God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till, the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
Page 314 - It is easily condensed by inverting a glass over the fume as it rises, when it soon renders the glass opaque with a white lining. Although there was a distinct and peculiar odour in the fume, I found that the condensed matter was tasteless, and that it did not effervesce with acids, or affect the test colours for alkalies. Besides as it is produced apparently in greater quantity, when both poles are terminated by plumbago, it seems possible that it is white volatilized carbon, giving origin, by its...
Page 315 - ... former experiments; they were easily detached from the plumbago by the slightest touch from the point of a knife, and when collected in a white porcelain dish, they rolled about like shot, when the vessel was turned one way and another. To detach any portions of unmelted plumbago which might adhere to them I carefully rubbed them between my thumb and finger in the palm of my hand. I then placed them upon a fragment of wedgewood ware, floated in a dish of mercury, and slid over them a small jar...