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Page 228 - Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power.
Page 101 - Besides, independently of that delight and vanity which I have described, it is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human intellect to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives; whereas it ought properly to hold itself indifferently disposed towards both alike. Indeed in the establishment of any true axiom, the negative instance is the more forcible of the two.
Page 227 - Yet are thy skies as blue, thy crags as wild; Sweet are thy groves, and verdant are thy fields, Thine olive ripe as when Minerva smiled, And still his...
Page 10 - The fundamental idea of Ritter's whole geographical writings — still to use the language of our colleague, with some condensation — is "a strong belief that our globe, like the totality of creation, is a great organism, the work of an All-wise Intelligence, — an admirable structure, all the parts of which are purposely shaped and arranged, and mutually dependent, and by the will of the Maker fulfil, like organs, specific functions, which combine themselves into a common life. But with Ritter...
Page 377 - ... by which the varied, complicated, but necessary motions of the supply and working pistons are regulated and connected with each other and the fly-wheel. The minority recommend that the Rumford Medal be awarded to Mr. Ericsson for his improvements in the management of heat, particularly as shown in his air engine of 1858. EN HORSFORD, СЛМВКШОЕ, April 8, 1862.
Page 44 - Swallow. Geological Report of the Country along the Line of the Southwestern Branch of the Pacific Railroad, State of Missouri To which is prefixed a Memoir of the Pacific Railroad.
Page 267 - SURYA-SIDDHANTA (Translation of the): A Text-book of Hindu Astronomy, with Notes and an Appendix, containing additional Notes and Tables, Calculations of Eclipses, a Stellar Map, and Indexes. By WD WHITNEY.
Page 95 - Rost, in his Griechische Grammatik, § 118, says : "The so-called Optative is nothing but a peculiar form of the Subjunctive, and stands to the Greek Subjunctive in the same relation as in other languages the Imperfect and Pluperfect Subjunctive to the Present and Perfect." Donaldson in his New Cratylus (p. 617, 2d ed.) says: "It has long been felt by scholars on syntactical grounds, that, considered in their relations to each other and to the other moods, they [the Subjunctive and Optative] must...
Page 47 - The Motions of Fluids and Solids relative to the Earth's Surface ; comprising Applications to the Winds and the Currents of the Ocean.
Page 101 - The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects; in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate.