The Life, Times and Scientific Labours of the Second Marquis of Worcester

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Quaritch, 1865 - Industrial arts - 624 pages
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Page 214 - A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected...
Page 162 - Edward the sixth by the grace of God of England France and Ireland king Defender of the faith and in earth supreme head of the Church of England and Ireland.
Page xiii - Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as materially, and not only facilitates the interchange of the various productions of nature and art, but...
Page 504 - He in his youth strangely aspiring, had made and fitted wings to his hands and feet ; with these on the top of a tower, spread out to gather air, he flew more than a furlong ; but the wind being too high, came fluttering down, to the maiming of all his limbs ; yet so conceited of his art, that he attributed the cause of his fall to the want of a tail, as birds have, which he forgot to make to his hinder parts.
Page 482 - So that, having a way to make my vessels so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high. One vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water, and a man...
Page 215 - A CENTURY OF THE NAMES AND SCANTLINGS OF SUCH INVENTIONS, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected which (my former notes being lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now in the year 1655 to set these down in such a way as may sufficiently instruct me to put any of them in practice.
Page 253 - An Act to enable Edward Marquis of Worcester to receive the benefit and profit of a water-commanding engine by him invented.
Page 108 - A king can kill, a king can save ; A king can make a lord a knave ; And of a knave, a lord also." On this several new-made lords slank out of the room, which the king observing, told the marquess, " My lord, at this rate you will drive away all my nobility.
Page 484 - Mr. Savery, June 14th, 1699, entertained the Royal Society, with shewing a small model of his engine for raising water by the help of fire, which he set to work before them ; the experiment succeeded according to expectation, and to their satisfaction.
Page 593 - An Invention of Engines of Motion lately brought to perfection. Whereby may be dispatched any work now done in England or elsewhere, (especially Works that require strength and swiftness) either by Wind, Water, Cattel or Men. And that with better accommodation, and more profit then by any thing hitherto known and used.

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