The Book Of Knowledge; Or Interesting Facts In Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physiology…

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byCotesworth Pinckney

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... is, that on account of the severe climate of the north part of Lake Champlain, the ice remains on the lake until the sun has advanced very far northward, and the surrounding country has become quite warm. By alternate freezing and thawing, the ice becomes granulated, and very porous, and consequently very absorbent of water. When this process has reached a certain point--that is the moment .when the specific gravity of the ice, thus soaked with water, exceeds that of the medium itself--the whole sinks and disappears at once. A most singular phenomenon, truly. THE ELOQUENCE OF THE HANDS. The hands are by the very instincts of humanity, raised in prayer, clasped in affection; wrung in despair; pressed on the forehead when the soul is "perplexed in the extreme;" drawn inward, to invite; thrustforth, objectively, to repel; the fingers point to indicate; and are snapped in disdain; the palm is laid upon the heart, in invocation of subdued feeling; and on the brow of the compassioned in benediction. The expressive capacity of the hands was never more strikingly displayed than in the orisons of the deaf and dumb, Their teacher stood with closed eyes, and addressing the Deity by those signs made with the fingers, which constitute a language for the speechless. Around him were grouped more than a hundred mutes, following with reverend glances every motion. It was a visible, but not an audible worship. EXCELLENT ADVICE Set a value on the smallest morsel of knowledge. These fragments are the dust of diamonds. It is true as poor Richard says, there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effect, for a constant dropping wears a stone. A man may learn that in two minutes which may be valuable to him all his life....

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... is, that on account of the severe climate of the north part of Lake Champlain, the ice remains on the lake until the sun has advanced ver...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217574238

ISBN - 13:9780217574235

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