The Bombay Builder: An Illustrated Journal of Engineering Architecture Science & Art, Volume 1

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Page 144 - Education—"Many parents anxiously strive to cultivate the intellect of their children, and neglect to fortify their constitution. They believe that children cannot too soon learn to read and write. Their children, therefore, are obliged to remain many hours in school, breathing an impure air, while they ought to be developing the organs of the body by exercise.
Page 144 - No custom is more improper and cruel than that of some parents, who exact of their children much intellectual labour, and great progress in study, It is the tomb of their talents and of their health.
Page 144 - The course to be adopted with children for the first ten years of life, is neither to press or torment them ; but by plays, exercise of the body, entire liberty wisely regulated, and good nourishment, to effect the salutary and progressive development of the Physical, Moral and Intellectual faculties, and by continual amusement and freedom from chagrin, (which injures the temper of children) they will arrive at the tenth year without suspecting that they have been made to learn...
Page 165 - For inspecting the buildings during their progress (so far as may be necessary to ensure the conditions being fulfilled) and finally certifying for lease, the charge should be a percentage not exceeding onehalf per cent, up to .5,000, and above that by special arrangement.
Page 165 - The Architect is entitled during the progress of the building to payment on account at the rate of 5 per cent, on the instalments paid to the Builder, or otherwise to half the commission on the signing of the contract, or the commencement of the works, and the remainder by instalments as above. NB — The terms of payment adopted by Her Majesty's Office of Works and Public Buildings may also be taken as an equitable method of payment on account, viz.
Page 154 - ... the secretary of state for war. As originally proposed, the principle was the same as the Chalmers target ; but at the suggestion of the late iron plate committee, and the engineers of the war department, it was altered to the form represented in the accompanying diagram. For the compound backing or alternate layers of timber and iron of the original design, the present backing of layers, all of thin iron, was substituted, on the ground that it was not advisable to introduce such a perishable...
Page 165 - The above charges do not cover professional services in connection with negotiations for site, in surveying it and taking levels, in making surveys and plans of buildings to be altered, in arrangements respecting party walls or right of lights, nor services incidental to arrangements consequent upon the failure of Builders whilst carrying out work, or in cases of subsequent litigation ; but all such services are charged for in addition.
Page 144 - Intellectual effort in the first years of life is very injurious. All labour of the mind which is required of children before their seventh year, is in opposition to the laws of nature, and will prove injurious to the organization, and prevent its proper development.
Page 12 - ... the Origin of the Alpine Lakes and Valleys : A Letter addressed to Sir RI Murchison. By M. Alphonse Favre. 8vo. — From Sir RI Murchison. Proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society, London. Vol. V. No. 3. 8vo. — From the Society. On the Utilisation of Sewage, with a Description of the Plan of Messrs Napier and Hope for the Utilisation of the Sewage of London. By George Robertson, CE, FRSE, &c. 8vo.— From the Author. Annuaire de 1'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts...
Page 154 - origin to the successful trial of the Chalmers target in April, 1863, and the recommendation of Lord Palmerston, who introduced the inventor to the secretary of state for war. As originally proposed, the principle was the same as the Chalmers target ; but at the suggestion of the late iron plate committee, and the engineers of the war department, it was altered to the form represented in the accompanying diagram. For the compound backing or alternate layers of timber and iron of the original design,...

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