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Page 403 - In electricity he has made a remarkable discovery; you write two or three words on a paper; he takes it with him into a room, and turns a machine enclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top of which is an electrometer, a small fine pith ball; a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment; and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate; from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length...
Page 563 - His legs bestrid the ocean : his rear'd arm Crested the world : his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends ; But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping...
Page 167 - I say, if these things are so, may not the knowledge of this power of points be of use to mankind, in preserving houses, churches, ships, etc., from the stroke of lightning, by directing us to fix, on the highest parts of those edifices, upright rods of iron made sharp as a needle, and gilt to prevent rusting, and from the foot of those rods a wire down the outside of the building into the ground, or down round one of the shrouds of...
Page 515 - Justices appointed by virtue of an Act passed in the second and third years of the reign of Her Majesty Queen VICTORIA, intituled " An Act for regulating the Police Courts of tbe Metropolis...
Page 562 - ZOILUS reprieve. Yet what I can, I must : It were profane To quench a glory lighted at the skies, And cast in shadows his illustrious close.
Page 270 - We did, by certain letters patent under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing date at Westminster the...
Page 515 - Metropolis," to hear and determine in a summary manner any complaint charging any person with any olfence under this Act, on the oath of one or more credible Witness or Witnesses, or by his own confession, and to award the penalty hereinbefore provided for any such offence.
Page 270 - Feather shall not particularly describe and ascertain the nature of the said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed by an instrument in writing...