The Metropolitan, Volume 11

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James Cochrane, 1834 - English literature

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Page 32 - I have had much satisfaction in sanctioning your wise and benevolent intentions, by giving my assent to the act for the amendment and better administration of the laws relating to the poor of England and Wales.
Page 32 - WE, THE POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS, in pursuance of the authorities vested in Us by an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled "An Act for the Amendment and better Administration of the Laws relating to the Poor in England and Wales...
Page 373 - Capenam. hie, ubi nocturnae Numa constituebat amicae (nunc sacri fontis nemus et delubra locantur ludaeis, quorum cophinus fenumque supellex; omnis enim populo mercedem pendere iussa est 15 arbor et eiectis mendicat silva Camenis), in vallem Egeriae descendimus et speluncas dissimiles veris.
Page 151 - Whether you understand two consecutive sentences, we shall not stop too curiously to inquire ; but you do something better, you feel the whole just like any other divine music. And 'tis your own fault if you do not "A wiser and a better man arise to-morrow's morn.
Page 65 - A second quantity of lead is poured in a similar manner, and a similar plate formed ; the process being carried on with singular rapidity. The rough edges of the plates are then cut off, and they are soldered together for use.
Page 269 - I dwell thus particularly on my school-boy life, in order, in the first place, to prepare the reader for the singular events that follow; and, in the second, (and which forms by far the most important consideration, as I trust I am believed, and if truth deserves credence, believed I am) to caution parents from trusting to the specious representations of any schoolmaster, to induce them to examine carefully and patiently into every detail of the establishment, or they may become a party to a series...
Page 150 - It is easy to talk — not very difficult to speechify — hard to speak; but to "discourse" is a gift rarely bestowed by Heaven on mortal man. Coleridge has it in perfection. While he is discoursing, the world loses all its commonplaces, and you and your wife imagine yourself Adam and Eve listening to the affable archangel Raphael in the Garden of Eden.
Page 57 - AIKIN'S CALENDAR OF NATURE ; or, Natural History of each Month of the Year. With additions, by a Fellow of the Linnaean and Zoological Societies, and 18 designs by Cattermole. Small 8vo., 2s.
Page 375 - I have found by experiment that the water taken from the most tranquil part of the lake, even after being agitated and exposed to the air, contained in solution more than its own volume of carbonic acid gas with a very small quantity of sulphuretted hydrogen, to the presence of which, I conclude, its ancient use in curing cutaneous disorders may be referred.
Page 70 - ... is superior in point of line and smoothness, to any part of the road of equal continuous length between London and Inverness. This is a remarkable fact, which, from the great difficulties he had to overcome in passing through a rugged, hilly, and mountainous district, incontrovertibly establishes his great skill in the engineering department, as well as in the construction of great public communications.

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