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Page 184 - When the ear heard him then it blessed him, and when the eye saw him it gave witness to him : Because he delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him: and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 56 - I know most about is, that the engines on board of all the vessels built by my father since the year 1852, a year memorable for a strike of the legal hands then employed in the engineering establishments of Glasgow, have been made by men who were originally house-carpenters or joiners — that many of the best workers in his ship-yard were hand-loom weavers, and that half-starved nailmakers from St Ninians, near Stirling, made passable riveters in about a month.
Page 184 - ... him : the blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him : and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy : he was eyes to the blind, and feet was he to the lame : he was a father to the poor ; and the cause which he knew not he searched out.
Page 151 - Answer to Sir David Brewster's reply to Messrs. Stevenson's pamphlet on Sir D. Brewster's memorial to the Treasury.
Page 96 - In passing out of air into water, the sine of the angle of incidence is to that of refraction, as 4 to 3...
Page 14 - Memoir of John Dalton, and History of the Atomic Theory up to his Time, London, 1856; Henry E.
Page 58 - I recall," he said twenty years afterward, ' ' some of the enforced companions of my apprentice days, I feel that I would make the greatest sacrifices rather than permit a -youth dear to me to encounter similar temptations.
Page 98 - The following donations were laid on the table, and thanks voted to the donors : — Skull of a New Zealander, presented by John Mitchell, Esq., Leith.