A Short System of Polite Learning: Being an Epitome of the Arts and Sciences : for the Use of Schools

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Johnson & Warner, 1814 - Art and science - 214 pages
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Page 71 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 83 - Powers, are certain simple instruments, commonly employed for raising greater weights, or overcoming greater resistances, than could be effected by the natural strength without them. These are usually accounted six in number, viz. the Lever, the Wheel and Axle, the Pulley, the Inclined Plane, the Wedge, and the Screw.
Page 57 - The sea is rolling far distant, and its white foam shall deceive thee for my sails. Retire, for it is night, my love, and the dark winds sigh in thy hair. Retire to the hall of my feasts, and think of the times that are past; for I will not return till the storm of war is gone.
Page 187 - Britons quiet till they were possessed of the whole. — And though they were overthrown in many battles, by king Vortimer, the son and colleague of Vortigern, and afterwards by king Arthur, yet the Britons were soon, after his...
Page 149 - ... universally the case, it cannot be attributed to any thing else besides the higher estimation of the works on which they have formed themselves. Which is the more difficult art, has been a question often agitated. Painting has the greatest number of requisites, but at the same time her expedients are the most numerous ; and therefore we may venture to affirm, that whenever sculpture pleases equally with a painting, the sculptor is certainly the greatest artist. Sculpture has indeed had the honour...
Page 59 - The application of a word to a use, to which, in its original import, it cannot be put.
Page 147 - It is performed with water-colours on fresh plaster, or on a wall laid with mortar not yet dry...
Page 68 - A certain number of syllables connected, form a foot. They are called feet, because it is by their aid that the voice, as it were, steps along through the verse, in a measured pace ; and it is necessary that the syllables which mark this regular movement of the voice, should, in some manner, be distinguished from the others. This distinction was...
Page 33 - Glass-Globe filled with Water, and viewing it in such a posture that the rays which come from the Globe to the Eye may contain with the Sun's rays an angle of either 42 or 50 degrees.
Page 61 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it ; and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it...

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