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THE JOURNAL

OF

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION

GREAT BRITAIN.

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OCTOBER, 1830; FEBRUARY, AND MAY, 1831.

PLONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET,

MDCCCXXXI.

HARVARD
COLLEGE

LIBRARY

LONDON
Printed by WILLIAM CLOWES,

Stamford-street,

CONTENTS.

Page

On certain Phenomena resulting from the Action of Mercury upon

different Metals. By J. F. DANIELL, F.R.S. and M.R.I. . 1

On the means of giving a Fine Edge to Razors, Lancets, and other

cutting Instruments. By Thomas A. Knight, Esq., F.R.S.,

Pres. of the Hor. Soc., &c. . . . . 13

On the Peculiar Habits of Cleanliness in some Animals, and parti-

cularly the Grub of the Glow-worm. By J. RENNIE, A.M.,

and F.L.S. . . . . . . • 15

Description and Application of a Torsion Galvanometer. By Wil-

LIAM RITCHIE, A.M., F.R.S., Ass. Mem. S.A, for Scotland,

Rector of the Royal Acad. of Tain . . . . 29

Practical and Philosophical Observations on Natural Waters. By

WILLIAM West, Esq. . . . . . 38

General Remarks on the Weather in Madagascar, and chiefly at its

Capital, Tananarivou; with a Meteorological Journal. By

ROBERT LYALL, Esq., Brit. Res.-Agent, Member of many

Foreign and Brit. Societies. (Communicated by J. F. DANIELL,

. . . . . . 47

On the Élucidation of some Portions of the Fabulous History of

Greece, by the Application of the Analytical Principles of Phi-

lology. By WILLIAM SANKEY, A.M., &c. . i . 57

On the Limits of Vaporisation. By M. FARADAY, F.R.S., Director

of the Laboratory of the Royal Institution, &c. . . 70

On the Effects of Electricity upon Minerals which are phospho-

rescent by Heat. By Thomas J. PEARSALL, Ch. Assist in the

Royal Institution . . . . . . 77

On the Development of the several Organic Systems of Vegetables,

with reference to their Functions; and especially on the Respira-

tion of Plants, as distinguished from their Digestion. By Gil-

BERT T. BURNETT, Esq.


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