The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and Instructive Articles on Scientific Subjects

James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas
Robert Hardwicke, 1862

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Pàgina 68 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe...
Pàgina 345 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Pàgina 7 - tis our shame and misery not to learn, Shine by the side of every path we tread With such a lustre, he that runs may read.
Pàgina 83 - FRS, &c. &c. The author having instituted a series of experiments to determine the advantages of Mr. Parker's new hot oil lamp, adopts as the standard of comparison, the French mechanical lamp, in which the oil is raised by machinery, so as continually to overflow at the bottom of the burning wick. The relative illumination was determined by the...
Pàgina 95 - We carefully remove impurities from what we eat and drink, filter turbid water, and fastidiously avoid drinking from a cup that may have been pressed to the lips of a friend. On the other hand, we resort to places of assembly, and draw into our mouths air loaded with effluvia from" the lungs, skin, and clothing of every individual in the promiscuous crowd — exhalations offensive, to a certain extent, from the most healthy individuals ; but when arising from a living mass of skin and lungs, in all...
Pàgina 97 - The pulse is, in many cases, more feeble, frequent, sharp, and irritable than it ought to be, according to the natural constitution of the individuals. The sensations in the head occasionally rise to such a height, notwithstanding the most temperate regimen of life, as to require cupping, and at other times depletory remedies. Costiveness, thoug;h not a uniform, is yet a prevailing symptom.
Pàgina 16 - The harvest song we would repeat ; " Thou givest us the finest wheat ;" " The joy of harvest" we have known ; The praise, O Lord ! is all thine own. 3 Our tables spread, our garners stored...
Pàgina 194 - For, as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Pàgina 19 - Malvina ! among these flowers we distinguish one with a golden disc surrounded by silver leaves : a sweet tinge of crimson adorns its delicate rays ; waved by a gentle wind we might call it a little infant playing in a green meadow, and the flower of thy bosom has given a new flower to the hills of Cromla.
Pàgina 82 - Others have studied the water-weeds, the sea-weeds, the algae, and the fungi, and have thus helped to a knowledge of the biology of water. But it is only within a very few years that it has been thought either possible or necessary to count or study the smallest of all the forms of life, the " germs," " bacteria,

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