The Loiterer Volume 31-60

The Loiterer Volume 31-60

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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. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ...from Candles, Lamps, and every Species of Combuftibk Matter, which continued burning in the moft brilliant Manner, from the fetting to the rifing Sun. Thi?, continued the Roficrucian, is the fame Air as that with which the whole City of London was fo lately illuminated, which propagated its Light through every City and Town, every Village, every Houfc and Cotiagc of Great Britain, even to the Ultima Tbttle; and which is at this moment perhaps burning with the brighteft Luftrc in the remoteft parts of India; But to omit particular inftances, let us take a more general and a more extended view of the fubject, and wc mail find a very curious, a very linking Analogy between political and atmofpherical Air; but fo confufed arc the ideas of our moft celebrated Philofophers on thefe fubjedls, that it will be neccfiary in a few words to give you a plain and concife Ana'lyfis of the Latter. Ten years are now elapfed fmee this Analyfis was firft offered to the public by a chemical Adept, whofe principles I am happy to adopt. The circumambient Atmofphere, continued the Roficrucian, confifts of fire as a material principle, and the mephitic acid combined by means of water in the form form of an aerial Fluid. Either of thefe" principles in a feparate flate, is believed to be a deadly poifon;, but in combination, they form that falubrious Fluid from which the animal and the vegc.r tabic kingdoms are fupplied with the vital Principle.--And thus for more than five hundred years' has this Houfe been filled with political Air of a fimilar Nature.' On one Side a grofs, mephitic, plebeian Vapour; on the other the highly phlogi (Heated and imflammable Air; either of which in a feparate State has repeatedly endangered the Conftitution. But obferve, --the...
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123696215X
  • 9781236962157