Memoirs of His Life, Writings, and Mechanical Inventions

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329 ページ - England on very pressing business, and I have not long been returned from Paris. The hurry of preparing myself for so long a journey, at such a season, left me no time for giving you my hearty thanks, which I now most sincerely request you to accept, both for your kind letter and for the very elegant Sonnet with which you have rewarded me abundantly for my humble labours in the field of literature. I give you my word, that your letters and verses have greatly encouraged me in proceeding, as expeditiously...
34 ページ - You will observe that Savage's life is one of the volumes. I suppose it is the same which he published about thirty years ago, and therefore you will not be obliged to notice it otherwise than in the course of enumeration. In the account of Hammond, my good friend Samuel has stumbled on a material circumstance in the publication of Gibber's Lives of the Poets.
311 ページ - By Sympathy's untutor'd voice Be taught her social laws to keep; Rejoice with them that do rejoice, And weep with them that weep. " The heart that bleeds for others' woes, Shall feel each selfish sorrow less; His breast who happiness bestows, Reflected happiness shall bless.
144 ページ - You will, therefore, consider what part of your inventions I may be intrusted with. The steam-engine, I hope, may be made useful in cutting canals, and moving boats, so that it will be directly in my line of business. By the bye, I have just proved an experiment on moving boats with a fly of four parts, similar to that of a smoke-jack; thus, I find this apply the power to great advantage, and it is extremely simple.* The * It is very interesting to remark, that in this, the earliest of Mr.
57 ページ - Continent. were present, and who, it may be presumed, were better acquainted with the subject of discussion, would not admit of the possibility of such a contrivance, on account of the variety of movements required in the operation of weaving. Mr. Cartwright, who, if he ever had seen weaving by hand, had certainly paid no particular attention to the process by which it was performed, maintained that there was no real impossibility in applying power to any part of the most complicated machine, (producing...
158 ページ - He has constructed a reservoir for air, which will enable eight men to remain under water for eight hours. When the boat is above water, it has two sails, and looks just like a common boat. When she is to dive, the mast and sails are struck.
245 ページ - ... 3. That sugar, supposing it to be purchased at four pence per pound (which it might be if duty free) would at the rate of four ounces per day be paid for in a return of flesh, exclusive of the advantage of expeditious feeding, and the benefit to be derived from the manure : — 4 That six ounces per day to each sheep exceeds the maximum that can be given with the best advantage to sheep of the size of South-downs : — 5. That the advantage of stall-feeding sheep altogether upon sugar and dry...
56 ページ - Cartwright being one of the company, replied to this observation, that the only remedy for such an evil would be to apply the power of machinery to the art of weaving as well as to that of spinning, by contriving looms to work up the yarn as fast as it was produced by the spindle. Some gentlemen from Manchester...
39 ページ - ... blemishes, which, should a future edition be called for, might easily be removed. And we would then also recommend to him to consider, whether his Poem, which bears evident marks of haste, might not admit of improvement in other respects; particularly one in which it is materially defective — the want of a subject to make a proper and forcible impression on the mind: where this is wanting, the best verses will lose their effect.
27 ページ - I went into the house, and found him in the last stage of putrid fever. His tongue was black, his pulse was scarcely perceptible, and he lay stretched out like a corpse, in a state of drowsy insensibility. I immediately procured some yeast, which I diluted with water, and poured it down his throat. I then left him, with little hope of recovery. I returned to him in about two hours, and found him sensible and able to converse. I then gave him a dose of bark. He afterwards took, at proper intervals,...

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