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Page 109 - they were in large flocks containing both species in the proportion of two of the former to one of the latter " (the present)
Page 83 - ... a way to make my vessels so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the water run like a constant...
Page 84 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three...
Page 62 - A Treatise on the Forces which produce the Organization of Plants. With an Appendix, containing several Memoirs on Capillary Attraction, Electricity, and the Chemical Action of Light.
Page 254 - It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculatist, will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do 'more harm towards their general adoption and improvement than the promulgation of such nonsense...
Page 254 - It was not an easy task for me to keep the engine down to ten miles an hour, but it must be done, and I did my best.
Page 226 - Walton do hereby describe the manner in which my said invention is to be performed, by the following statement thereof, reference being had to the drawing annexed, and to the figures and letters marked thereon...
Page 83 - ... but unanimously, and with harmony agreeing they all augment and contribute strength unto the intended work and operation: And therefore I call this A Semi-omnipotent Engine, and do intend that a Model thereof be buried with me.
Page 255 - It is possible that roads paved with iron may hereafter be employed for the purpose of expeditious travelling, since there is scarcely any resistance to be overcome except that of the air; and such roads will allow the velocity to be increased almost without limit.