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Page 36 - London's Encyclopaedia of Agriculture: comprising the Laying-out, Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and the Cultivation and Economy of the Productions of Agriculture. With 1,100 Woodcuts. 8vo. 21s. London's Encyclopaedia of Gardening: comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Gardening.
Page 36 - Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and the Cultivation and Economy of the Animal and Vegetable Productions of Agriculture, including all the latest Improvements. A general History of Agriculture in all Countries, and a Statistical View of its present State, with suggestions for its future progress in the British Isles.
Page 274 - ... if it make a slight impression, denoting some degree of malleability, the iron is of a good quality, provided it be uniform; if fragments fly off, and no sensible indentation be made, the iron will be hard and brittle.
Page 146 - ... repairs in the machinery ; and should the supply of corn, &c. at any time, fall off, it is not necessary that the labour of the prisoners should be suspended; nor can they be aware of the circumstance. The...
Page 280 - Fifty lithographic prints, illustrative of a tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy, during the years 1819, 20, and 21, from original drawings taken in Italy, the Alps, and the Pyrenees, by MARIANNE COLSTON, in octavo, are preparing for publication.
Page 263 - ... pounds, two hundred and thirty-two feet, in a minute ; and of working, on an average, eight hours per day. This is equivalent to the work of thirty-four men; twenty-five square feet of canvas performing the average work of a day-labourer.
Page 273 - N. down to hit. 69 deg. comprising an extent (reckoning the indentations and sinuosities observed) of about 800 miles ! The coast visited by Captain Scoresby is a continuation towards the North of that on which were planted the ancient colonies from Iceland, the fate of which is still veiled in such deep obscurity.
Page 268 - The poets tell us, that there is a pleasure in poetic pains, which only poets know. So it may, with truth, be said, there is a labour in the historian's researches, which only historians can know: days, nay weeks, are sometimes consumed in ascertaining a date, or verifying a fact. Mr. Partington appears to have spared no pains to render his work what he, doubtless, designed it to be, and which, in truth, it is, a fair epitome of what is known relative to that stupendous machine, the steam-engine,...
Page 157 - Is magnetism identical with electricity, or an independent agent, put into motion or activity by electricity ? Queries of this kind might be considerably multiplied, and stated in more precise and various forms : the solution of them, it must be allowed, is of the highest importance; and though some persons have undertaken to answer them in the most positive manner...