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Page 221 - The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined; Thou wouldst have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the osier wand In many a freakish knot had twined; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Page 152 - His palaces here, even those which remain unfinished, display a taste chastened by the study of ancient art. Their beauty originates in the design, and is never superinduced by ornament* Their elevations enchant you , not by the length and altitude , nor by the materials and sculpture, but by the Consummate felicity of their proportions , by the harmonious distribution of solid and void , by that happy. something between flat...
Page 361 - Dry rot is a misnomer. This disease in timber ought to be designated a decomposition of wood by its own internal juices, which have become vitiated for want of a free circulation of air.
Page 484 - Next, a pleasant prospect is to be respected. A medley view, such as of water and land at Greenwich, best entertains the eyes, refreshing the wearied beholder with exchange of objects. Yet I know a more profitable prospect, where the owner can only see his own land round about.
Page 485 - And it is easier borrowing of thy neighbour a brace of rooms for a night, than a bag of money for a twelvemonth. It is vain, therefore, to proportion the receipt to an extraordinary occasion...
Page 458 - The appearances of the children thus detained by sickness indicated a marked difference in their condition as to health." One of the evils of ignorance is, that we often sin and suffer the punishment, without being aware that we are sinning, and that it is in our power to escape the suffering by avoiding the sin.
Page 512 - FOUNDED UPON A GREAT MANY NEW EXPERIMENTS made on a large scale, in a daily practice on the Liverpool and Manchester, and other Railways, with different Engines and Trains of Carriages.
Page 486 - ... thee up till it hath cost thee something to confute them. The spirit of building first possessed people after the flood, which then caused the confusion of languages, and since of the estate of many a man.
Page 237 - The mode in which the application of the solution takes place, is in a tank similar to the model on the table. They are constructed of different dimensions, from 20 to 80 feet in length, 6 to 10 in breadth, and 3 to 8 in depth. The timber to be prepared is placed in the tank, and secured by a cross beam to prevent its rising to the surface. — The wood being thus secured, the solution is then admitted from the cistern above, and for a time all remains perfectly still.
Page 513 - J. Adie, Civil Engineer. This paper contains the results of an extensive series of experiments made upon different kinds of stone, as well as upon iron and upon brick, porcelain, and other artificial substances. The instrument employed was a pyrometer, of a simple construction, capable of determining quantities not greater than . ,