Ergonomy, Or, Industrial Science

Ergonomy, Or, Industrial Science

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...The museum of Naples contains antiquities from all parts of the world, and in almost endless variety. A hall is devoted to paintings, mostly illustrative of heathen mythology and historical events. The gallery of ancient sculpture, comprising twelve departments, contains over six thousand specimens. The Etruscan and Egyptian gallery contains sepulchral monuments, vases, armor, and mummies. A gallery of antique bronzes of great variety, contains a bust of Seneca, whose face exhibits deep and philosophic lines. Among a labyrinth of rooms, two are appropriated to foreign and Neapolitan paintings, amounting to several thousand. A gallery contains the antiquities found in Herculaneum and Pompeii. A cameo, on which is sculptured the head of Medusa and the marriage of the river Nile, is one foot in diameter, and is valued at one hundred thousand crowns. Cameos, intaglios, seals, jewels, and gems, attract the visitor with a spell which he is unwilling to dissolve. III. The pure taste of Chantry, in the cathedral of Litchfield, has thrown a beauty over death. The mother sees her beloved children clasped in each other's arms, almost realizes her past happiness, and would fold the treasure to her bosom, did not the cold embrace dissipate the fond illusion. Duty is not considered as performed "while a single motive is not made to play upon the actions of human life, while a single rill of comfort is not made to flow in upon the waters of affliction." One of the cemeteries without the walls of Paris, contains one hundred acres. The sepulchral plants are kept in perpetual verdure; and nearly all the monuments are hung with wreaths, either of natural or artificial flowers. The living feel almost willing to lay themselves down in the marble tomb, over...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509056
  • 9781236509055