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Page 262 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 398 - I do make use of some one of the compounds of combustible. matter, such as sulphur, or sulphur and charcoal, with an oxy.muriatic salt; for example, the salt formed of dephlogisticated marine acid and potash (or...
Page 75 - ... habits and virtues. Neither can they omit to notice its favourable tendencies on the health and morals of a large and important class of the community. But while your committee thus freely recognize the merits and value of the domestic system, they at the same time feel it their duty to declare it as their decided opinion, that the apprehensions entertained of its being rooted out by the factory system, are, at present at least, wholly without foundation.
Page 76 - ... they make their fancy goods, and any articles of a newer, more costly, or more delicate quality, to which they are enabled by the domestic system to apply a much larger proportion of their capital. Thus, the two systems, instead of rivalling, are mutual aids to each other; each supplying the other's defects, and promoting the other's prosperity.
Page 347 - Chickweed. — When the flower expands boldly and fully, no rain will happen for four hours or upwards : if it continues in that open state, no rain will disturb the Summer's day : when it half conceals its miniature flower, the day is generally showery ; but if it entirely shuts up or veils the white flower with its green mantle, let...
Page 397 - for a method of discharging or giving fire to artillery, and all other fire-arms, mines, chambers, cavities, and places in which gunpowder, or other combustible matter is, or may be put, for the purpose of explosion.
Page 161 - To all to whom these presents shall come, &c.: — Now know ye, that in compliance with the said proviso. I, the said John Henry Cassell, do hereby declare that the nature of my invention, and the manner in which the same...
Page 74 - L continually continually accumulating weight of taxes, and with all the necessaries and comforts of life gradually increas-- ing in price, the effects of which on the wages of labour could not but be very considerable, our commerce and manufactures have also been increasing in such a degree as to surpass the most sanguine calculations of the ablest political writers who have speculated on the improvements of a future age.
Page 167 - Street, in the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West, in the City of London, Publisher, at No. 186. Fleet Street aforesaid. — Saturday, December 8. 1849. A MEDIUM OF INTER-COMMUNICATION FOB LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES, GENEALOGISTS, ETC. "When found, make a note of