Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 122, No. 4, 1978)

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Page 253 - The invention all admired, and each, how he To be the inventor missed ; so easy it seemed Once found, which yet unfound most would have thought Impossible...
Page 253 - Receive thy new possessor ; one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. What matter where, if I be still the same?
Page 255 - Remarks on the Employment of Oblique Riders, and on other Alterations in the Construction of Ships. Phil. Trans. 1814, p. 303; the substance of a Report before presented to the Board of Admiralty, relating to Sir Robert Sepping's Improvements, with some additional illustrations.
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Page 198 - Geographical and Comparative List of the Birds of Europe and North America.
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Page 253 - Fresnal, for having applied it, with some modifications, to the most intricate phenomena of polarised light. 17- A Bakerian Lecture on the Theory of Light and Colours ; Phil. Trans. 1802, p. 12 ; developing the law of interference, and entering into all the details of the theory to which it leads ; dwelling, at the same time, upon the difficult points, with somewhat more of candour than might have been consistent with his object, had he been anxious to obtain proselytes.

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