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Page xvii - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 125 - They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;) To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks. Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
Page xvii - The Officers and Members o'f the Councils, or Managing Committees, of Philosophical Institutions, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. All Members of a Philosophical Institution recommended by its Council or Managing Committee, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. Persons not belonging to such Institutions shall be elected by the General Committee or Council, to become...
Page xx - Sections before the beginning of the Meeting. It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and that he should send it, together with the original Memoir, by book-post, on or before September 1, addressed thus — " General Secretaries, British Association, 22 Albemarle...
Page lxxxvi - Mr. Brande, and a few friends, I received an intimation from Mr. Barrow, to the effect ' that telegraphs of any kind were then wholly unnecessary, and that no other than the one then in use would be adopted.
Page 265 - Allman, on the Present State of our Knowledge of the Freshwater Polyzoa ; — Registration of the Periodical Phenomena of Plants and Animals ; — Suggestions to Astronomers for the Observation of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on July 28, 1851.
Page xix - ... and the arrangements for it shall be entrusted to the Officers of the Association. General Committee. The General Committee shall sit during the week of the Meeting, or longer, to transact the business of the Association. It shall consist of the following persons : — CLASS A.
Page lxxxix - ... Islands now produce, or rather save to the nation, a much larger sum annually than the gross amount of all the dividends payable to the proprietors, without at all taking into account the benefit arising from the saving in time. The benefits under that head defy calculation, and cannot with any accuracy be put into money ; but it would not be at all over-estimating this question to say that in time and money the nation gains at least what is equivalent to 10 per cent, on all the capital expended...
Page 263 - Playfair, Report on the Gases evolved from Iron Furnaces, with reference to the Theory of Smelting of Iron ; — Dr. Richardson, Report on the Ichthyology of the Seas of China and Japan ; — Report of the Committee on the Registration of Periodical Phenomena of Animals and Vegetables ; — Fifth Report of the Committee on the Vitality of Seeds ; — Appendix, &c.