Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy, Volume 4

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W.R. M'Phun., 1826
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Page 140 - But, first, whom shall we send In search of this new World ? whom shall we find Sufficient...
Page 333 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar...
Page 33 - ... and leads us towards perfection. A middle-aged ploughman will scarce ever be brought to the carriage and language of a gentleman, though his body be as well proportioned, and his joints as supple, and his natural parts not any way inferior.
Page 175 - With gold and gems if Chilian mountains glow ; If bleak and barren Scotia's hills arise ; There plague and poison, lust and rapine grow ; Here peaceful are the vales, and pure the skies, And freedom fires the soul, and sparkles in the eyes. : Then grieve not, thou, to whom th
Page 152 - The weights I use are one globule of gold which weighs one grain, and two or three others which weigh onetenth of a grain each ; and also a number of small rings of fine brass wire, made in the manner first mentioned by Mr. Lewis, by appending a weight to the wire, and coiling it with the tension of that weight round a thicker brass wire in a close spiral, after which the extremity of the spiral being tied hard with waxed thread, I put the covered wire in a vice, and applying a sharp knife, which...
Page 90 - Mechanist, in consequence of a communication made to him by a certain Foreigner, residing abroad...
Page 335 - One part, one little part, we dimly scan Through the dark medium of life's feverish dream ; Yet dare arraign the whole stupendous plan, If but that little part incongruous seem.
Page 153 - You will perceive that by means of these weights placed on different parts of the beam, I can learn the weight of any little mass from one grain, or a little more, to the -j-'j,-, of a grain.
Page 153 - If on the contrary it weigh one grain and a fraction, it will be counterpoised by the heavy gold weight at the extremity, and one or more of the lighter ones placed in some other part of the beam. This beam...
Page 152 - The fulcrum is a bit of plate brass, the middle of which lies flat on my table when I use the balance, and the two ends are bent up to a right angle so as to stand upright. These two ends .are ground at the same time on a flat hone, that the extreme surfaces of them may be in the same plane ; and their distance is such that the needle when laid across them rests on them at a small distance from the sides of the beam.

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