Living Age Volume 51

Living Age Volume 51

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...to a more suitable season--and so, singing, smiling, whispering (though no one was near to interrupt them), went on, on their charmed way, with their youth and their light hearts, to Armida and her enchanted rden--to the world, with its syrens anguits lions--forecasting no difliculties, seeing no evil. They had no day-book tobrood over like Pa a. To-morrow's magnificent blank of possi ility was always before them, dazzling and lorious---they went forward into it with t efreshest smile and the sweetest confidence. erils of this wicked world, which they had card so much of, they knew none which Of all the evils and ' they, in their happy safety, were called upon to e where they leant back into their several cor-ar. Pmorso or L/lam-: Sroxss BY THE Axon-znrs. I henge in asingle night, if the requisite stones It is usually a matter of wonder to modern ob-l were prepared and placed in readiness near the servers that the ancients, destitute as they were, spot.--British Association Report, 1844. of complicated machinery, should have been able--------to transport, raise, and place large stones, CALCULATION AND M1-moar.--William Lawwhether standing alone or as part of such build-, son, teacher of mathematics in Edinburgh, who ings as the pyramids. The late discoveries at l died in 1757, when employed about twenty years Nineveh fully expound to us the means of trans-before his death as preceptor to the sons of a rting large blocks: it was by placing rollers gentleman, was induced by his employer to un eneath. As to the means of raising, all we i dertake an extraordinary piece of mental calculearn from Herodotus is, that it was eifected by lation. Upon a. wager laid by his patron, that short pieces of wood. How so? The following the numbers...show more

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  • Paperback | 622 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,093g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685893X
  • 9781236858931