An Epitome of the Arts and Sciences: Being a Comprehensive System of the Elementary Parts of an Useful and Polite Education : Adapted to the Use of Schools in the United States

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William Duane, 1811 - 324 Seiten
 

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Seite ii - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners.
Seite 19 - Twas but a kindred sound to move, For pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War...
Seite 264 - To the top of the upright stick of the cross is to be fixed a very sharp-pointed wire, rising a foot or more above the wood. To the end of the twine, next the hand, is to be tied a silk ribbon, and where the silk and twine join, a key may be fastened.
Seite 264 - ... ribbon may not be wet ; and care must be taken that the twine does not touch the frame of the door or window. As soon as any of the thunderclouds come over the kite the pointed wire will draw the electric fire from them...
Seite 13 - This will cause the air at the equator to stand more than seven miles higher from the surface of the earth to the top of the atmosphere than at the north pole.
Seite 264 - This kite is to be raised when a thunder-gust appears to be coming on, and the person who holds the string must stand within a door or window, or under some cover so that the silk ribbon may not be wet, and care must be taken that the twine does not touch the frame of the door or window.
Seite 19 - And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell...
Seite 264 - As soon as any of the thunder clouds come over the kite, the pointed wire will draw the electric fire from them, and the kite, with all the twine, will be electrified, and the loose filaments of the twine will stand out every way, and be attracted by an approaching finger. And when the rain has wet the kite and twine, so that it can conduct the electric fire freely, you will find it stream out plentifully from the key on the approach of your knuckle.
Seite 47 - But look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill...
Seite 264 - Make a small cross of two light strips of cedar, the arms so long as to reach to the four corners of a large thin silk handkerchief when extended ; tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite ; which, being properly accommodated with a tail, loop, and string, will rise in the air, like those made of paper; but this being of silk is fitter to bear the wet and wind of a thundergust without tearing.

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