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Page 459 - Institution, the income from a part of which was to be devoted to "the increase and diffusion of more exact knowledge in regard to the nature and properties of atmospheric air in connection with the welfare of man.
Page 442 - That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 8 And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
Page 294 - I bequeath the whole of my property to the United States of America, \/ to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Page 53 - God shall choose ; and thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire ; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment.
Page 844 - ... you might read all the books in the British Museum (if you could live long enough), and remain an utterly 'illiterate...
Page 688 - Muscorum, however, is Mr. Sullivant's crowning work. It was issued in 1864, and consists of " Figures and Descriptions of most of those Mosses peculiar to Eastern North America which have not been heretofore figured," forming an imperial octavo volume with one hundred and twentynine copperplates.
Page 832 - Supplement to a memoir concerning the fascinating faculty which has been ascribed to the rattlesnake and other North American serpents, in a letter to professor Zimmerman of Brunswick, in Germany — octavo, 38 pages, 1800.
Page 301 - That, in proportion as suitable arrangements can be made for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging or hereafter to belong, to the United States...
Page 566 - I had replied that it might similarly be " remarked that the formula — ' bodies attract one another directly as their masses and inversely as the squares of their distances,' was at best but a blank form for solar systems and sidereal clusters.