The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. of Each County ...

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Thomson Bonar and John Brown [and 7 others], 1806
 

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Pàgina 445 - Napier lord of Markinston, hath set my head and hands at work with his new and admirable logarithms. I hope to see him this summer, if it please God ; for I never saw a book which pleased me better, and made me more wonder.
Pàgina 446 - My Lord, I have undertaken this long journey purposely to see your person, and to know by what engine of wit or ingenuity you came first to think of this most excellent help unto Astronomy, viz. the Logarithms ; but, my lord, being by you found out, I wonder nobody else found it out before, when, now being known, it appears so easy.
Pàgina 458 - I believe, have been difficult for a chemist to ascertain the nature of this liquid, though perfectly transparent ; it had lost all its pungent qualities, its taste being quite vapid. " The head reclined on a pillow, and, as the covering decayed, it was found to contain a collection of strongscented herbs. Balm, sage, and mint were easily distinguished ; and it was the opinion of many, that the body was filled with the same.
Pàgina 456 - June," says the minister of the parish of Kilsyth, in a letter to J. Garnet, MD " when I was from home, great crowds assembled, and would not be denied admission. At all hours of the night, as well as the day, they afterwards persisted in gratifying their curiosity. I saw the body of Lady Kilsyth...
Pàgina 446 - Napier was doubtful he would not come. It happened, one day, as John Marr and the Lord Napier were speaking of Mr. Briggs ; ' Ah, John,' said Marchiston, ' Mr. Briggs will not now come.
Pàgina 173 - Hyffidg at London, for some time, about two years ago ; has been since at home painting here like a Raphael — sets out for the seat of the beast, beyond the Alps, within a month hence — to be away about two years. I'm sweer to part with him, but canna stem the current which flows from the advice of his patrons and his own inclination.
Pàgina 371 - Arcadian plain. Pure stream ! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave ; No torrents stain thy limpid source ; No rocks impede thy dimpling course, That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, With white round...
Pàgina 427 - I protest, before God and your lordships, that I profess and allow with my heart, the true religion presently professed within this realm, and authorized by the laws thereof; I shall abide thereat, and defend the same, to my life's end, renouncing the Roman religion called Papistry.
Pàgina 173 - London, for some time, about two years ago; has been since at home, painting here like a Raphael — sets out for the seat of the Beast, beyond the Alps, within a month hence — to be away about two years . . . I'm sweer to part with him, but canna stem the current which flows from the advice of his patrons, and his own inclinations...
Pàgina 445 - Marchiston, made public his logarithms, Mr. Briggs, then reader of- the astronomy lectures at Gresham college in London, was so surprised with admiration of them, that he could have no quietness in himself until he had seen that noble person...

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