The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and Principles of Science, Illustrated with Engravings, with Many Difficult Words Explained at the Heads of the Lessons, and Questions Annexed for Examination : Designed as Exercises for the Reading and Study of the Higher Classes in Common Schools : Selected from the Rev. John Platts' Literary and Scientific Class Book, and from Various Other Sources and Adapted to the Wants and Condition of Youth in the United States

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J. and J.W. Prentiss, 1833 - Civilization - 318 pages


Aėrostation Air Balloons Parachute Death of Rozier
Natural Historyits Objects
Mineralogy Characters of Minerals
Classification of Minerals The Diamond
Goldits remarkable ductility
Silver and Mercury Plating with Silver Quick silver Mine
Copper and Lead Brass White Lead
Iron and Tin Importance of Iron Use of Tin Pewter
Geology Stratification Sacred History confirmed
Relative Situation of Rocks Decomposition of Rocks
Study of Botany a Source of Mental Improve ment
Texture of Vegetables Bark Wood Pith Age of Trees
Sap and Secretions Flowing of the Sap Sugar
Process of Vegetation
Roots Stems Buds and Leaves Effect of Light upon Plants
Flower and Fruit
Flowers Insects in Flowers
First Class of Animals Mammalia Orders of
Birds their Division into Orders Moulting
Reptiles and Fishes Electrical Fishes
Structure and Transformation of Insects
Orders of Insects The Gossamer
Division of Labour
Agriculturethe Strength of Nations
Commerce and Manufactures
Shipbuilding and Navigation
Architecture Advantages ofOrders of 112 Constitution of the United States Sketch of 113 Excellence of our Republican Government
Intelligence of the People a Means of Safety
the Government 125 The Importance of Natural Philosophy 126 Mythology 252 115 The government of England King Parliament
Art of Making Pins 133 Clouds and Rain Ages
Structure of the Human Body
Structure of the Human Body continued
The Human Voice wonderful Mechanism of 120 Structure of the Ear
The Love of Nature
Water Composition of Hydrogen Gas 63 The Earths and Alkalies Uses of Lime 64 Acids and Salts Mountains of Salt 65 Simple Combustibles Carbon...
Account of the Principal Heathen Gods 128 Account of the Principal Heathen Goddesses 129 Harmony of Science and Christianity 130 The Influenc...
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Page 274 - THESE, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of THEE. Forth in the pleasing Spring THY beauty walks, THY tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart is joy. Then comes THY glory in the Summer months, With light and heat refulgent. Then THY sun...
Page 251 - In forest, brake or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain ; These constitute a State; And sovereign law, that State's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Page 251 - What Constitutes a State? WHAT constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate — Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned — Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride — Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No; men, high-minded men...
Page 75 - TRIUMPHAL arch, that fill'st the sky When storms prepare to part, I ask not proud Philosophy To teach me what thou art — Still seem as to my childhood's sight, A midway station given For happy spirits to alight Betwixt the earth and heaven.
Page 122 - ... gaze, And steers, undoubting, to the friendly coast ; And they who stray in perilous wastes, by night, Are glad when thou dost shine to guide their footsteps right. And, therefore, bards of old, Sages, and hermits of the solemn wood, Did in thy beams behold A beauteous type of that unchanging good, That bright eternal beacon, by whose ray The voyager of time should shape his heedful way.
Page 20 - The world is full of poetry — the air Is living with its spirit ; and the waves Dance to the music of its melodies, And sparkle in its brightness. Earth is veiled, And mantled with its beauty; and the walls That close the universe with crystal in, Are eloquent with voices, that proclaim The unseen glories of immensity, In harmonies, too perfect, and too high, For aught but beings of celestial mould, And speak to man in one eternal hymn, Unfading beauty, and unyielding power.
Page 93 - As home he goes beneath the joyous moon. Ye that keep watch in heaven, as earth asleep Unconscious lies, effuse your mildest beams, Ye constellations, while your angels strike, Amid the spangled sky, the silver lyre. Great source of day ! best image here below Of thy Creator, ever pouring wide, From world to world, the vital ocean round, On nature write with every beam His praise.
Page 121 - Her constellations come, and climb the heavens, and go. Day, too, hath many a star To grace his gorgeous reign, as bright as they: Through the blue fields afar, Unseen, they follow in his flaming way : Many a bright lingerer, as the eve grows dim, Tells what a radiant troop arose and set with him. And thou dost see them rise, Star of the Pole ! and thou dost see them set. Alone, in thy cold skies, Thou keep 'st thy old unmoving station yet, Nor join'st the dances of that glittering train, Nor dipp'st...

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