The Annals of Philosophy, Bind 1

Thomas Thomson
Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy., 1813


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Side 97 - ... the good and happiness of the members, that is the majority of the members of any state, is the great standard by which every thing relating to that state must finally be determined.
Side 447 - From this time the colliery has been regularly at work; but the 92d body has never yet been found. "All these persons (except four, who were buried in single graves) were interred in Heworth Chapel-yard, in a trench, side by side, two coffins deep, with a partition of brick and lime between every four coffins.
Side 62 - That, when the influence of the brain is cut off", the secretion of urine appears to cease, and no heat is generated ; notwithstanding the functions of respiration, and the circulation of the blood, continue to be performed ; and the usual changes in the appearance of the blood are produced in the lungs. 4. That, when the air respired is colder than the natural temperature of the animal, the effect of respiration is not to generate but to diminish animal heat.
Side 362 - ... went about wringing their hands, and threw their bodies into the most frantic and extravagant gestures. " The persons who now remained in the mine had all been employed in the workings, to which the plane-board was the general avenue, and, as none had escaped by that way, the apprehension for their safety began to strengthen every moment. At a quarter after twelve o'clock, Mr.
Side 15 - Society, contrived a method of determining the density of the earth, by rendering sensible the attraction of small quantities of matter; but, as he was engaged in other pursuits, he did not complete the apparatus till a short time before his death, and did not live to make any experiments with it.
Side 360 - A slight trembling, as from an earthquake, was felt for about half^t mile around the workings; and the noise of the explosion, though dull, was heard to three or four miles distance, and much resembled an unsteady fire of infantry. Immense quantities of dust and small coal accompanied these blasts, and rose high into the air, in .the form of an inverted cone. The heaviest part of the ejected matter, such...
Side 365 - ... bottom of the shaft, was found impossible, and even there the air was so contaminated as to be nearly irrespirable. When they ascended, their clothes emitted a smell somewhat resembling the waters of Gilsland and Harrowgate, * but more particularly allied to that of the turpentine distilled from coal tar. The report of these last adventurers partly succeeded in convincing the people that there was no possibility of any of their friends being found alive. Some, indeed, went away silent, but not...
Side 125 - Rectitude and long-tried good Conduct, should lead a Man back to that Rank in Society which he had forfeited, and do away, in as far as the Case will admit, All Retrospect of former bad Conduct. This appears to me to be the greatest Inducement that Can be held out towards the Reformation of the Manners of the Inhabitants...
Side 361 - The coal du=t, ejected from the William Pit into the drift or horizontal parts of the tube, was about three inches thick, and soon burnt to a light cinder. Pieces of burning coal, driven off the solid stratum of the mine, were also blown up this shaft. As soon as the explosion was heard, the wives and children of the workmen ran to the working-pit.
Side 5 - These gentlemen, thinking it improper to keep so large a sum in their hands, sent one of the partners to wait upon him, in order to learn how he wanted it disposed of. This gentleman was admitted, and, after employing the necessary precautions to a man of Mr. Cavendish's peculiar disposition, stated the circumstance, and begged to know whether it would not be proper to lay out the money. Mr. Cavendish drily answered, " You may lay it out if you please,

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