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" The suddenness of the transition," writes Wollaston, " from perfect hearing to total want of perception, occasions a degree of surprise which renders an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious... "
The Saturday Magazine ... - Page 83
1842
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Natural Philosophy for High Schools and Academies

William James Rolfe, Joseph Anthony Gillet - Physics - 1868 - 413 pages
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends." " Nothing can be more surprising," writes Sir John Herschel, in reference to this subject, " than to...
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Elements of Sound: Light, and Heat

William James Rolfe - Physics - 1868 - 301 pages
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends." " Nothing can be more surprising," writes Sir John Herschel, in reference to this subject, " than to...
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Physiological Essays: Drink Craving, Differences in Men, Idiosyncrasy, and ...

Robert Bird - Diseases - 1870 - 246 pages
...experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes, among several persons, rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends/ ' Nothing can be more surprising/ writes Sir John Herschel in reference to this subject, ' than to...
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A Clinical Manual of the Diseases of the Ear

Laurence Turnbull - Ear - 1872 - 486 pages
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends."* Nothing can be more surprising, writes Sir John Herschel in reference to this subject, than to see...
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Natural Philosophy ...

William James Rolfe - Physics - 1874 - 405 pages
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends." " Nothing can be more surprising," writes Sir John Herschel, in reference to this subject, " than to...
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Fruit Between the Leaves, Volume 1

Andrew Wynter - Essays - 1875
...experiment of this kind, with a series of small pipes among several persons, rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends." Dr. Wallestone further mentions that whilst one person could but just catch a note only four octaves...
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Musical accoustics; or, The phenomena of sound as connected with music

John Broadhouse - Music - 1881 - 440 pages
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends.' ' Nothing can be more surprising,' writes Sir John Herschel, ' than to see two persons, neither of...
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Letters on Natural Magic

David Brewster - Magic - 1883 - 424 pages
...subject with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe tho change of feeling manifested by various individuals...short a distance their little superiority extends." In concluding his interesting paper on this subject, Dr. Wollaston conjectures that animals, like the...
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Letters on Natural Magic

David Brewster - Magic - 1883 - 424 pages
...of sraall pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of filling manifested by various individuals of the party, in...short a distance their little superiority extends." In concluding his interesting paper on this subject, Dr. Wollaston conjectures that animals, like the...
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Philosophical Magazine, Volume 57

Science - 1821
...experiment on this subject with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...as the sounds approach and pass the limits of their lii'aring. Those who enjoy a temporary triumph, are often compelled, in their turn, to acknowledge...
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