Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers, Metallurgists, Mine Proprietors, Engineers, Shipbuilders, Scientists, Capitalists ..., Volume 10

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Perry Fairfax Nursey
Knight and Lacey, 1830
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Page 31 - It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea : a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below:" so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.
Page 122 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 302 - Lead, then," said Eve. He, leading, swiftly roll'd In tangles, and made intricate seem straight, To mischief swift. Hope elevates, and joy Brightens his crest. As when a wandering fire, Compact of unctuous vapour, which the night Condenses, and the cold environs round, Kindled through agitation to a flame, Which oft, they say, some evil spirit attends, Hovering and blazing with delusive light, Misleads the amazed night-wanderer from his way To bogs and mires, and oft through pond or pool, There swallow'd...
Page 275 - Yet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declared how much he knew; 'Twas certain he could write and...
Page 326 - Timekeepers are used at Sea, the apparent Time deduced from an Altitude of the Sun must be corrected by the Equation of Time, and the mean Time found compared with that...
Page 27 - His peroration is worth recalling; he said: "it was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble.
Page 174 - The new and improved method of applying iron in the sheathing of ships and other vessels, and of iron bolts, spikes, nails, pintals, braces and other fastenings used in the construction of ships and other vessels...
Page 158 - In the nineteenth century the transmutation of metals will be generally known and practised. Every Chemist and every Artist will make gold', Kitchen utensils will be of silver, and even gold, which will contribute more than any thing else to prolong life, poisoned at present by the oxyds of copper, lead, and iron, which we daily swallow with our food.
Page 78 - It is obvious that water receiving so large a proportion of foreign matters, as we know find their way into the Thames, and so far impure as to destroy fish, cannot, even when clarified by filtration, be pronounced entirely free from the suspicion of general insalubrity.
Page 46 - No. 10, are rendered magnetic, and stuck at equal distances, into a thin circular piece of cork, of three inches diameter ; this circle is affixed by a copper wire to a light bar of wood, five inches long, having at its opposite extremity a small weight equal to the weight of the needles. In the centre of the bar is an agate cup, which receives a fine steel point, on which the instrument traverses.

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