Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers, Metallurgists, Mine Proprietors, Engineers, Shipbuilders, Scientists, Capitalists ..., Volume 21

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Perry Fairfax Nursey
Knight and Lacey, 1834 - Industrial arts

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Page 136 - As in mathematics, so in natural philosophy, the investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis, ought ever to precede the method of composition. This analysis consists in making experiments and observations, and in drawing general conclusions from them by induction, and admitting of no objections against the conclusions, but such as are taken from experiments, or other certain truths. For hypotheses are not to be regarded in experimental philosophy.
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Page 308 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more...
Page 118 - Of all manufacturing employments, those are by far the most irksome and incessant, in which steam-engines are not employed ; and the way to prevent an employment being incessant, is to introduce a steam-engine into it. And these remarks, strange as it may appear, apply peculiarly to the labour of children in cotton factories.
Page 142 - These results are best explained by considering the nature of the flame of combustible bodies — which, in all cases, must be considered as the combustion of an explosive mixture of inflammable gas, or vapour and air...
Page 441 - The difference between the time shown by the sidereal clock, at the transit, and the right ascension of the body, taken from the almanack, will, therefore, be the error of the clock, + , or too fast, when the clock time is greater than the right ascension, — , or too slow, when it is less.
Page 117 - Of all the common prejudices that exist with regard to factory labour, there is none more unfounded than that which ascribes to it excessive tedium and irksomeness above other occupations, owing to its being carried on in conjunction with the " unceasing motion of the steam-engine.
Page 411 - A great number of manuscript poems were found among the papers of Burns, addressed to him by admirers of his genius, from different parts of Britain, as well as from Ireland and America. Among these was a poetical epistle from Shrewsbury, of superior merit. It is written in the dialect of Scotland (of which country Mr Telford is a native), and in the versification generally employed by our poet himself. Its object is to recommend to him other subjects of a serious nature, similar to that of the '...
Page 233 - ... in the common concerns of commerce, should be claimed by many contending nations, is what would naturally be expected. * * * All Arabian authors on arithmetic appear to agree that the first writer of that country upon this system of arithmetic was Mohammed ben Muza, the Khuwarezmite, who flourished about the year 900. This writer is celebrated for having introduced among his countrymen many important parts of the science of the Hindoos, to the cultivation of which he was devotedly attached ;...
Page 392 - His gradual rise from the stonemasons' and builders' yard to the top of his profession in his own country, or, we believe we may say, in the world, is to be ascribed not more to his genius, his consummate ability, and persevering industry, than to his plain, honest, straight-forward dealing, and the integrity and candour which marked his character throughout life.

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