A Memoir of the Life, Writings, and Mechanical Inventions of Edmund Cartwright

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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...
158 ページ - He proved that the compass points as correctly under water as on the surface, and that while under water the boat made way at the rate of half a league an hour, by means contrived for that purpose.
311 ページ - Extends her liberal hand to all. " 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 - 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.
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.
316 ページ - Attention's raptured ear ! The voice of Harmony around Swells in wild whispers soft and clear. Can human hand a tone so fine Sweep from the string with touch profane? Can human lip, with breath divine, Pour on the gale so sweet a strain ? Tis she — the source of Armine's woe ! 'Tis she — whence all his joy must spring ! From her loved lips the numbers flow, Her magic hand awakes the string.
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.
310 ページ - He felt for all that feel distress, And, still benevolent and kind, He blest them, or he wish'd to bless. For what though Fortune's frown deny With wealth to bid the sufferer live ? Yet Pity's hand can oft supply A balm she never knew to give : Can oft with lenient drops assuage The wounds no ruder hand can heal, When Grief, Despair, Distraction, rage, While Death the lips of Love shall seal. Ah ! then, his anguish to remove...