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Page 51 - It is hardly necessary to add that anything which any insulated body, or system of bodies, can continue to furnish without limitation, cannot possibly be a material substance; and it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner the Heat was excited and communicated in these experiments, except it be MOTION.
Page 397 - The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Page 31 - To make vicious and abandoned people happy, it has generally been supposed necessary, FIRST to make them virtuous. But why not reverse this order? Why not make them first HAPPY, and then virtuous?
Page 118 - The Reports of the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor, 5 vols.
Page 315 - Coleridge, and desired the patient to renew his visit on the following day, when the same ceremony was again performed, and repeated every succeeding day for a fortnight, the patient gradually improving during that period, when he was dismissed as cured, no other application having been used than that of the thermometer.
Page 46 - RECOLLECTIONS of the BRITISH INSTITUTION for PROMOTING the FINE ARTS in the UNITED KINGDOM...
Page 174 - Outlines of a Course of Lectures on Chemistry delivered at the Royal Institution...
Page 35 - Will it be reckoned vanity if I mention the concern which the poor of Munich expressed in so affecting a manner when I was dangerously ill ? — that they went publicly in a body in procession to the cathedral church, where they had divine service performed, and put up public prayers for my recovery ? — that, four years afterwards, on hearing that I was again dangerously ill at Naples, they of their own accord set apart an hour each evening, after they had finished their work in the Military...
Page 328 - Men of the first rank and talent, — the literary and the scientific, the practical and the theoretical, — blue-stockings and women of fashion, the old and the young, all crowded, eagerly crowded the lecture-room. His youth, his simplicity, his natural eloquence, his chemical knowledge, his happy illustrations and well-conducted experiments, excited universal attention and unbounded applause. Compliments, invitations and presents were showered upon him in abundance from all quarters ; his society...
Page 94 - ... having been mistress all her days of her actions, and I, with no less liberty, leading for the most part the life of a bachelor. Very likely she is as much disaffected towards me as I am towards her. Little it matters with me, but I call her a female dragon, — simply by that gentle name ! We have got to the pitch of my insisting on one thing and she on another.
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