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Seite xxi - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impnlse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men Increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Seite 357 - ... several of our young people were formerly brought up at the colleges of the northern provinces; they were instructed in all your sciences, but when they came back to us, they were bad runners, ignorant of every means of living in the woods, unable to bear either cold or hunger, knew neither how to build a cabin, take a deer, or kill an enemy, spoke our language imperfectly, were therefore neither fit for hunters, warriors, nor counsellors; they were totally good for nothing.
Seite 356 - Parkman says of the Indian boys sent here : " Sooner or later they all ran wild in the woods, carrying with them as fruits of their studies a sufficiency of prayers, offices and chants learned by note, along with a feeble smattering of Latin and rhetoric, which they soon dropped by the way (Old Regime, etc., p. 163).
Seite 340 - If a Chinese traveler, during the middle ages, inquiring into the history and religion of the western nations, had confounded King Alfred with King Arthur, and both with Odin, he would not have made a more preposterous confusion...
Seite 356 - ... Virginia in 1619, a year before the landing of the Pilgrims, a law was enacted for the education of the native children. In 1618, however, the Henrico College was founded, but the tomahawk brought it to an untimely end after many hundreds of pounds sterling had been expended on it. In 1691, the Hon. Robert Boyle died leaving in his will £5,400, the income of which was to be paid to the authorities of William and Mary College in Virginia, to keep at the said college so many Indian children in...
Seite 1 - Schonfeld was named as its representative by the Astronomische Gesellschaft. Unfortunately, the somewhat voluminous correspondence of your committee has been delayed by the great distances to be traversed, and although the following plans are under consideration by the committees named above, final action has not yet been taken. Stars may be conveniently divided according to their brightness into three classes : — I. Lucid stars, or those brighter than the sixth magnitude. These stars will form...
Seite 306 - But in the evershifting state of a nomadic society no debased coin can be tolerated in language, no obscure legend accepted on trust. The metal must be pure, and the legend distinct ; that the one may be weighed, and the other, if not deciphered, at least recognised as a well-known guarantee.
Seite 270 - ... this suggests the significant question : How much longer could the eggs of this species, under favoring conditions of dryness and reduced temperature, retain their vitality and power of hatching ? Putting all the facts together, Mr. Riley concludes that we are as yet incapable of offering any very satisfactory explanation, based on experiment, of the causes which induce exceptional retardation in development among insects. It is a very general rule that a rising temperature stimulates and accelerates...
Seite 219 - Como, 13 per cent, between 1842 and 1862, due in each case, says Senator Torrelli, of Italy, to the clearings around their feeders. A remarkable illustration of the fact that the clearing of hilly, countries is likely to result in the complete failing of springs is given by Mr. Ney, who states that in the Provence, after all the olive trees, which there formed regular forests, had been frozen in 1822 and cut down, a great number of springs failed totally, and...
Seite 219 - Milwaukee river, even while the area from which it receives its supply is but partially cleared, that the proprietors of most of the mills and factories have found it necessary to resort to the use of steam, at a largely increased yearly cost, to supply the deficiency of water-power in dry seasons of the year.