Terrible Tractoration, and Other Poems

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Sam'l Colman, 1837 - Booksellers and bookselling - 264 pages
 

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Page 70 - His new exploded solar system. " Through all the realms the kindling ether runs, And the mass starts into a million suns ; Earths round each sun with quick explosions burst, And second planets issue from the first; Bend, as they journey with projectile force, In bright ellipses their reluctant course; Orbs wheel in orbs, round
Page 46 - The reaction, at the moment of explosion, of that mass of matter "which now composes our moon, is the cause of the obliquity of the polar axis to the poles of the ecliptic, according to Dr Darwin; though Milton says, " Angels turn'd askance The poles of earth twice ten degrees and more : From the sun's axle, they with labor push'd Oblique the centric globe.
Page 32 - The reaction, at the moment of explosion, of that mass of matter which now composes our moon, is the cause of the obliquity of the polar axis to the poles of the ecliptic, according to Dr Darwin; though Milton says, " Angels turn'd askance The poles of earth twice ten degrees and more : From the sun's axle, they with labor push'd Oblique the centric globe.
Page 117 - but had that excellent author observed that there were no students in physic among the subjects of Thor and Woden, and that this science very much flourishes in the north at present, he might have found a better solution for this difficulty than any of those he has made use of.
Page 26 - too early, and too near the infancy of science, to see such an art brought, in our time, to perfection, I must, for the present, content myself with the treat which you are so kind as to promise me, of the resurrection of a fowl or turkey cock.
Page 39 - proposed making the experiment upon these. They were therefore exposed to the sun upon a sieve, which had been employed to strain them out of the wine. In less than three hours two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions of the thighs, and
Page 161 - That ever at his head Aimed eager their keen teeth To satiate raving hunger with his brain. He in the eternal conflict oft would seize Their swelling necks, and in his giant grasp Bruise them, and rend their flesh with bloody nails, And howl for agony Feeling the pangs he gave, for of himself Inseparable parts
Page 49 - system. The American sage informs us, that in the course of some observations in Derbyshire, in England, he " imagined that the internal part (of the earth) might be a fluid more dense, and of greater specific gravity than any of the solids we are acquainted
Page 117 - thin of people. Sir William Temple is very much puzzled to find out a reason why the northern hire, as he calls it, does not send such prodigious swarms, and overrun the world with Goths and Vandals, as it did formerly
Page 154 - our charioteer justly boast — * " London, with all her passing bells, can tell, By this right arm what mighty numbers fell. Whilst others meanly ask'd whole months to slay, I oft despatch'd the patient in a day. With pen in hand, I push'd to that degree, I scarce had left a wretch to give a fee.

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