A History of the Royal Society of Arts

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J. Murray, 1913 - Great Britain - 558 pages
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Page 228 - This Exhibition has filled the heads of the Artists and lovers of art. Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.
Page 509 - for the discovery and establishment of the antiseptic method of treating wounds and injuries, by which not only has the art of surgery been greatly promoted and human life saved in all parts of the world, but extensive industries have been created for the supply of materials for carrying the treatment into effect.
Page iv - ... sunt elementa reperta. 1445 propterea quid sit prius actum respicere actas nostra nequit, nisi qua ratio vestigia monstrat. Navigia atque agri culturas moenia leges arma vias vestes et cetera de genere horum, praemia, delicias quoque vitae funditus omnis, 1450 carmina picturas, et daedala signa polire, usus et impigrae simul experientia mentis paulatim docuit pedetemtim progredientis.
Page 66 - An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., and of the Harleian Collection of MSS., and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said Collection, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the additions thereto.
Page 46 - For physic and farces his equal there scarce is— His farces are physic, his physic a farce is.
Page 24 - Goldsmith, instead of making an apology for his conduct, either from misinformation or misconception, bluntly replied : 'In truth he had spoken his mind, and believed what he said was very right.
Page 509 - In 1893, to Sir John Bennet Lawes, Bart., FRS, and Sir Henry Gilbert, Ph.D., FRS, "for their joint services to scientific agriculture, and notably for the researches which, throughout a period of fifty years, have been carried on by them at the Experimental Farm. Rothamsted.
Page 500 - ... us. It continued, by the importation of slaves from Africa, in spite of colonial resistance, for a period of more than a century and a half, and it may require an equal or longer lapse of time before our country is entirely rid of the evil. And, in the meantime, moderation, prudence, and discretion, among' ourselves, and the blessings of Providence, may be all necessary to accomplish our ultimate deliverance from it.
Page 510 - In 1900, to Henry Wilde, FRS, " for the discovery and practical demonstration of the indefinite increase of the magnetic and electric forces from quantities indefinitely small, a discovery now used in all dynamo machines ; and for its application to the production of the electric search-light, and to the electro-deposition of metals from their solutions.
Page 15 - Public, it was resolved to bestow Premiums on a certain number of Boys or Girls under the Age of Sixteen, who shall produce the best Pieces of Drawing, and Show themselves most capable, when properly examined.

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