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Page 337 - I think it an undeniable position, ,-*„-, that a competent knowledge of the laws of that society *in which we *- -" live, is the proper accomplishment of every gentleman and scholar; a highly useful, I had almost said essential, part of liberal and polite education.
Page 347 - The book is illustrated by numerous cuts of the different parts of plants, &c., and the examples, when possible, are selected from our own wild flowers, or from those cultivated in all gardens or fields, and they are cited by their familiar names. A Glossary of most of the terms usually employed is subjoined, and an Alphabetical List of the most useful plants, with their botanical names, cec.
Page 349 - THERE is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic : a man's own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health...
Page 343 - READINGS in ENGLISH PROSE LITERATURE; containing choice Specimens of the "Works of the best English "Writers, from LORD BACON to the Present Time. With ESSAYS on the PROGRESS of ENGLISH LITERATURE.
Page 345 - This volume differs materially from previous publications having the same object, namely, that of rendering the path of science easy and inviting to beginners. The chief differences will be found, in the order of the subjects, in the manner in which they are treated, in the examples by which principles are illustrated, and in certain reflections and remarks, not generally introduced into scieutitic writings.
Page 344 - But a just story of learning, containing the antiquities and originals of knowledges and their sects, their inventions, their traditions, their diverse administrations and managings, their flourishings, their oppositions, decays, depressions, oblivions, removes, with the causes and occasions of them, and all other events concerning learning, throughout the ages of the world, I may truly affirm to be wanting.
Page 348 - Service ; and in the second place, with regard to more extended benefits, this little work was begun. The author offers it not as an experiment now for the first time to be tried, but as the result of long experience ; and in the fullest confidence that, if the rules and details suggested are carefully attended to and patiently reduced to practice, the end proposed will...
Page 351 - A COMPANION to EUCLID; being a Help to the Understanding and Remembering of the First Four Books ; with a set of Improved Figures, and an Original Demonstration of the Proposition called, in Euclid, the Twelfth Axiom. 4*.