New Catholic World Volume 5

New Catholic World Volume 5

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...mur deress." We must hope that there is exaggeration about this; but if it were one in every thirty thousand, it would be bad enough--a state of things calling down the judgments of heaven on the land. The Anglican writer to whom we have just alluded speaks -ith some apparent prejudice against the most obvious remedy for infanticide--the establishment of foundling hospitals, perfectly free. There may be some objections to these institutions, but we must confess that, in the face of the facts on which we are commenting, they seem to us rather like arguments against life-boats because they may encourage oversecurity in exposure to the dangers of the sea. If Mr. Humble will read, or read again, Dr. Burke Ryan's Essay on Infanticide, which gained the Fothergillian prize medal some time ago, and in which the fact seems to be proved that the crime is more common in England than anywhere else, he will perhaps see reason to conclude, from the French statistics there adduced, that foundling hospitals are more effectual in preventing this abominable evil than anything else that has ever been devised. MISCELLANY. 2ffin Electric Machines.--At the conversazione given by the president of the Royal Society at Burlington House, London, the display of newly constructed astronomical, optical, and oilier philosophical instruments afforded a gratifying proof of improvements in the mode of construction, and of increased skill on the part of the constructors. The large spectroscope, which is to he used in combination with Lord Rosse's monster telescope, was a triumph of workmanship and of philosophical adaptation of means to ends; and we may expect ere long to hear of important discoveries in spectroscopic phenomena. Mr. C. W. Siemens and Professor...show more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 957g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567927
  • 9781236567925