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Strana 337 - Fir'd at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts, While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind : But more...
Strana 252 - What is the side of a square whose area is equal to that of a circle 452 feet in diameter ? Ans. ^(452)
Strana 426 - For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, And that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Strana 16 - ... depth of three or four inches of water at the bottom, and a small ladder reaching to the top of the jar. On the approach of dry weather the frogs mount the ladder, but when wet weather is expected, they descend into the water.
Strana 224 - The rich man is invisible In the crowd of his gay society; But the poor man's delight Is a sore in the sight, And a stench in the nose of piety.
Strana 440 - ... this locality. We may suppose, that, at the commencement of the eruption, a deep mass of drift snow had been covered by volcanic sand showered down upon it before the descent of the lava. A dense stratum of this fine dust mixed with scoriae is...
Strana 439 - Having procured a large body of workmen, he quarried into this ice, and proved the superposition of the lava for several hundred yards, so as completely to satisfy himself that nothing but the subsequent flowing of the lava over the ice could account for the position of the glacier.
Strana 224 - Can you really be afraid," said he, "that this mean despised people, should be able to prevail in trade and credit over the merchants of England, the noblest and most esteemed merchants of the whole world!
Strana 224 - I, therefore, came to stand nearly upon the footing which honest Slender consoled himself on having established with Mistress Anne Page : " There was no great love between us at the beginning, and it pleased Heaven to decrease it on further acquaintance...