NAVAL ENGINEERING.--Improvement in Laying Out Frames of Vessels.--The Frame Placer.--By GUSTAVE SONNENBURG.--Ingenious apparatus for use in ship yards.--1 illustration.
Chamberlain.--Discouragement through lack of funds.--No help from his associates.--Improvements in telegraph made by Morse.-- Humorous letter.
We ought not however to stop here," he thinks; and suggests that it would be no small improvement, "to write leveld for levelled, enameld for enamelled, reformd for reformed," &c. OBS.
CHAPTER I. Mr. Hallam's View of the Development of the Constitution.--Symptoms of approaching Constitutional Changes.--State of the Kingdom at the Accession of George III.--Improvement of the Law affecting the Commissions of the Judges.--Restoration of Peace.--Lord Bute becomes Minister.--The Case of Wilkes.--Mr.
of --"improvement" in, which is no improvement --confused and discordant explanations, by some, of certain of the marks of Purity, as a quality of style, in what consists --Precepts aiming at offences against Pyrrhic, defined Q. Q, its name and plur.
On these occasions, the host would conduct his friends over his farm to survey the condition of his crops, or point out to their admiration his fine cattle, or obtain their opinion concerning some contemplated improvement;--a most admirable means of drawing closer the bonds of neighborly feeling and interest.
A rapid and unexpected improvementb induced him to remain; and in July he marched with his army towards Stirling.
The alteration in the representation, which had been proposed in the long parliament, was generally considered an improvement,--Clar.
* * * * * OF PROGRESS OR IMPROVEMENT.--He who is making progress, having learned from philosophers that desire means the desire of good things, and aversion means aversion from bad things; having learned too that happiness and tranquillity are not attainable by man otherwise than by not failing to obtain what he desires, and not falling into that which he would avoid; such a man takes from himself desire altogether and confers it, but he employs his aversion only on things which are dependent on his will.
"In addition to the routine work of the Observatory, a special set of observations were made to determine the mass of Jupiter.--Also the Solar Eclipse of May 15th was observed at Greenwich in the manner which I had introduced at Cambridge.--The Ordnance Zenith Sector, and the instruments for the St Helena Observatory were brought for examination.--Much attention was given to chronometers, and various steps were taken for their improvement.--I had some important correspondence with Mr (Sir John) Lubbock, upon the Lunar Theory generally and his proposed empirical lunar tables.
The case is this,--the white people, or rather Jackson and the southerns, say, that the Indians "retard improvement"--precisely in the same sense that a brigand, when he robs a traveller, might say, that the traveller retarded improvement--that is, retarded his improvement, inasmuch as he had in his pocket, what would improve the condition of the brigand.
There was much discussion at first as to whether the improvements should be undertaken in the parts where they now are or in the valley of the Tiber, for the uncovered lands of the Esquiline and of the Quirinal were malarious, and, as nearly everybody then thought that the malaria of Rome was carried into the city from the coast marshes, it was supposed that this state of things was irremediable.
This I said to show I had read Sir T. Munro's memorandum, which he did not give me credit for having done; and that it was not so much to the judicial as to the revenue branch that he should have directed his attention, with a view to improvements-- the field being greater.
He asks,-- "May we not believe that"--under variation proceeding long enough, generation multiplying the better variations times enough, and natural selection securing the improvements--"a living optical instrument might be thus formed as superior to one of glass as the works of the Creator are to those of man?"
W.W. Boardman urging appropriation of $3500 by Congress.--Not even considered.--Despair of inventor CHAPTER XXIX JULY 16, 1842--MARCH 26, 1843 Continued discouragements.--Working on improvements.--First submarine cable from Battery to Governor's Island.--The Vails refuse to give financial assistance.--Goes to Washington.--Experiments conducted at the Capitol.--First to discover duplex and wireless telegraphy.--Dr.
The interior arrangements in some of the old ones leave much to be desired in the way of comfort and modern improvements,--lighting very bad, neither gas nor electricity, and I should think no baths anywhere, hardly a tub.
Mechanical Improvements.%--No American need be told that his fellow-countrymen are the most ingenious people the world has ever known.
So we talked of other things: of gold, and the placers, and their unimpaired productiveness, --of the prospects of the country, and of the character the mineral element must stamp upon its politics, its commerce, and its social system,--of San Francisco, and all the enchantments of its sudden upspringing,--of Alcaldes and town-councils,--of hounds and gamblers,--of real estate and projected improvements,--of canvas houses, and iron houses, and fires,--of sudden fortunes, and as sudden failures,--of speculations and markets, and the prices of clothing, provisions, and labor,--of intemperance, disease, and hospitals,--of brawls, murder, and suicide,--till we had exhausted all the Californian budget; and then I bade him good day.
He still fancied himself the happiest of mortals; particularly when Henrietta, in her best looks and spirits, was riding by his side through the Wellwood plantations, listening to the project of his intended improvements;--or seated in her boudoir sketching designs and modelling plans for his two new lodges.
The country was expanding; should there be national provision for internal improvements,--roads, canals, etc.?
In Congress his voice was heard again in defence of internal improvements,--the making of roads and canals,--President Monroe having vetoed a bill favoring them on the ground that it was unconstitutional for Congress to vote money for them.
But though these soups are very good and nourishing, yet they certainly are capable of a variety of improvements.--The most obvious means of improving them is to mix with them a small quantity of salted meat, boiled, and cut into very small pieces, (the smaller the better,) and to fry the bread that is put into them in butter, or in the fat of salted pork or bacon.
She achieved her independence because she proved herself worthy of it; she was trained to manhood in the only school of real improvement,--the school of suffering."
Thereupon answered and said, in a tone of reflection, the doctor: "That, sir neighbor, I willingly grant; for myself I am always Casting about for improvement,--things new, so they be not too costly.