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Página 7 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Página 10 - ... necessary to the compilation of his report; to be paid a certain sum for his labors, and to be named on the titlepage of the report. 4. The reports to be published in separate parts, so that persons interested in a particular branch can procure the parts relating to it without purchasing the whole.
Página 178 - Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth ; And the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shall endure : Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment ; As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed : But thou art the same, And thy years shall have no end.
Página 103 - ... wire that its magnetic power could be called into operation by an intensity battery ; and by a quantity magnet a piece of iron so surrounded by a number of separate coils that its magnetism could be fully developed by a quantity battery. "I was...
Página 298 - ... lies slumbering in his cave, blinded by thermal currents more irresistible than the firebrand of Ulysses. As the astronomer, however, cannot command a tempest to clear his atmosphere nor a thunder-storm to purify it, his only alternative is to remove his telescope to some southern climate, where no clouds disturb the serenity of the firmament, and no changes of temperature distract the emanations of the stars.
Página 8 - To INCREASE KNOWLEDGE. It is proposed— 1. To stimulate men of talent to make original researches, by offering suitable rewards for memoirs containing new truths; and 2. To appropriate annually a portion of the income for particular researches, under the direction of suitable persons.
Página 11 - With reference to the collection of books, other than those mentioned above, catalogues of all the different libraries in the United States...
Página 105 - The mechanical arrangement for affecting this object was simply a steel bar, permanently magnetized, of about ten inches in length, supported on a pivot and placed with its north end between the two arms of a horseshoe magnet. When the latter was excited by the current, the end of the bar...
Página 7 - These two objects should not be confounded with one another. The first is to enlarge the existing stock of knowledge by the addition of new truths ; and the second, to disseminate knowledge, thus increased, among men. 6. The will makes no restriction in favor of any particular kind of knowledge ; hence all branches are entitled to a share of attention.