Remarks Concerning Stones Said to Have Fallen from the Clouds: Both in These Days and in Antient Times

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G. Nicol, 1796 - 34 halaman

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Halaman 11 - ... of the stones and the attendant manifestation of electrical phenomena are the points common to the various observations. The explanation cited from a Mr. King by Cavallo seems most in accord with Shelley's employment of the phenomenon and also with Beccaria's surmise as to its electrical character: It is also well known, that a mixture of pyrites of almost any kind, beaten small, and mixed with iron filings and water, when buried in the ground, will take fire, and produce a sort of artificial...
Halaman 32 - The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done His marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance.
Halaman 15 - So Tacitus says, that at Cyprus, the image of Venus was not of human shape; but a figure rising continually round, from a larger bottom to a small top, in conical fashion. And it is to be remarked, that Maximus Tyrius (who perhaps was a more accurate mathematician), says, the stone was pyramidal...
Halaman 17 - He made darkness his | secret | place ! his pavilion round about him with dark water, and thick| clouds to | cover | him. 19 At the brightness of his presence his | clouds re- | moved ! hail-] stones, and | coals of | fire.
Halaman 14 - Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter...
Halaman 21 - Dec. 13, 1795, heard various noises in the air, like pistols, or distant guns at sea, felt two distinct concussions of the earth, and heard a hissing noise passing through the air; and a labouring man plainly saw (as we are told) that something was so passing and beheld a stone . . . descending, and striking into the ground which flew up all about him and, in falling, sparks of fire seemed to fly from it.
Halaman 16 - Plutarch mentions a stone which formerly fell from the clouds; and the old writer from whom he took his account says : ( It hovered about for a long time ; seemed to throw out splinters, which flew around like wandering stars, before they fell, and at last it came down to the earth a stone of extraordinary size.
Halaman 7 - the stones were generated in the air by a combination of mineral substances which had risen somewhere or other as...
Halaman 14 - In the Acts of the holy Apostles, we read, that the chief magistrate, at Ephesus, begun his harangue to the people, by saying, " Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knowetb " not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the • Philos.
Halaman 24 - Lightning is an electrical stroke on a large scale. — If then the reduction of iron can be obtained, by the discharge of an electrical machine; why should not this be accomplished as well and with greater effect by the powerful discharge of the lightning of the...

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