Benjamin Count of Rumford's Essays Political, Economical and Philosophical Volume 1

Benjamin Count of Rumford's Essays Political, Economical and Philosophical Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ... balf, while that employed by the soldiers in their cooking is g 2 less of fuel consumed by the latter is near thirteen time; greater than that employed in the public kitchen of the House of Industry. i _ But I must not anticipate here a matter which is to be the subject of a separate Essay z and which, from its great importance, certainly deserves to be carefully and thoroughly investigared. CHAP. V. Of the great Inzportance of nzaking Soldier: eat together in regular Meffian-The Influence of _ ' such economical Arrangenzents extends e-uen to the moral Character of those who are the Objects of thenL-Of the Expenee of fleeting Soldier: in' ALL those who have been conversant in military of observing the striking difference there is, even in the appearance of the men; between regiments in which messes are established, andFood is regu larly provided _under the care and inspection of the officers: and others in which" the soldiers are left individually to shistfor themselves. And the difference which may be observed between soldiers who live in messes, and are regularly fed, and others who are not, is not confined merely to their external appearance: the influence of these causes extends' much farther, and even the. moral character of the man is affected by them... a 3 Peace connected with the satisfying of hunger; an appetite whose cravings are sometimes as inordinate as _ ounces Avoirdupois, which is given them in their / For each roolh. Bavarian weight (equal to russa-e, lb. Avoir si dupois) of rye-meal, which the baker receives from the magazine, he is obliged to deliver sixty-four loaires of bread, each loaf weighing zlh. 5.; loths; equal to zlb. 'o oz. Avoirdupois; and' as each loaf is divided into six portions, this gives seven...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759087
  • 9781236759085