The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume 17

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George Bonham, 1837 - Ireland
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Page xiii - The COUNCIL of the CAMDEN SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 225 - The winters of 1766, 1767, and 1768, were very cold all over Europe. In France, the thermometer fell six degrees below the zero of Fahrenheit's scale. The large rivers and the most copious springs in many parts were frozen. The thermometer laid on the surface of the snow at Glasgow, fell two degrees below zero. In 1771, the snow lay very deep, and the Elbe was frozen to the bottom. In 1776 much snow fell, and the cold was intense. The Danube bore ice...
Page 91 - The Romans consecrated the first of April to Venus, the goddess of beauty, the mother of love, the queen of laughter, the mistress of the graces ; and the Roman widows and virgins assembled in the temple of Virile Fortune, and dis• Siiver*i Disquijiiticni.
Page 200 - ... will be found fallacious. To do justice to popular observation, I may now state, that in a majority of our summers, a showery period, which, with some latitude as to time and local circumstances, may be admitted to constitute daily rain for forty days, does come on about the time indicated by this tradition : not that any long space before is often so dry as to mark distinctly its commencement.
Page 233 - May we not recognise in this the hand of bounteous Providence, which has given perhaps the most stony soil in Europe to /the moistest climate in it? If as much rain fell upon the clays of England (a soil very rarely met with in Ireland, and never without much stone) as falls upon the rocks of her sister island, those lands could not be cultivated. But the rocks here are clothed with verdure; those of limestone, with only a thin covering of mould, have the softest and most beautiful turf imaginable.
Page 215 - Ireland the winter yieldeth best services, for then the trees are bare and naked, which use both to clothe and house the kern ; the ground is cold and wet, which useth to be his bedding ; the air is sharp and bitter to blow through his naked sides and legs...
Page 240 - I have ascertained, by experiment, that the darkest coloured dry soil, (that which contains abundance of animal or vegetable matter, substances which most facilitate the diminution of temperature,) when heated to the same degree, provided it be within the common limits of the effect of solar heat, will cool more slowly than a wet pale soil, entirely composed of earthy matter.
Page 241 - And joy likewise this solemne day to see ? They saw it all, and present were in place ; Though I them all according their degree Cannot recount, nor tell their hidden race, Nor read the salvage cuntreis thorough which they pace.
Page 183 - ... is, that the velocity of light is the greater the rarer the medium; and that there is also a condition annexed to the explanation of the colors of thin plates which involves another part of the same theory — that is, that where one of the portions of light has been reflected at the surface of a rarer medium, it must be supposed to be retarded one-half of the appropriate interval...
Page 160 - In this case, according to the hitherto received views, all the rays transmitted through the second aperture should be refracted doubly in the plane of the optic axes, so that no part of the line should appear enlarged in breadth, on looking through...

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