PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, TROY, N.Y.

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44. oldal - I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius, power, wit, or fancy; but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing; for it makes life a discipline of goodness — creates new hopes, when all earthly hopes vanish; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and decay calls up beauty...
10. oldal - And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
43. oldal - Professor Eaton taught us the manipulations in science with the simplest materials, so that a student could go into the forest and construct a pneumatic trough or a balance, and perform there his experiments in chemistry or physics.
73. oldal - Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific, and his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise," — if Keats could say this, whose mind had been unconsciously * Louis XIV.
120. oldal - Place, for the purpose of instructing persons, who may choose to apply themselves, in the application of science to the common purposes of life. My principal object is, to qualify teachers for instructing the sons and daughters of farmers and mechanics, by lectures or otherwise, in the application of experimental chemistry, philosophy and natural history, to agriculture, domestic economy, the arts and manufactures.
78. oldal - These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
120. oldal - ... history, to agriculture, domestic economy, the arts and manufactures. From the trials which have been made by persons in my employment at Utica, Whitesborough, Rome, Auburn and Geneva during the last summer, I am inclined to believe that competent instructors may be produced in the school at Troy, who will be highly useful to the community in the diffusion of a very useful kind of knowledge, with its application to the business of living.
122. oldal - Hopkins he was one of the first to popularize science in the Northern States. In 1820 he was appointed professor of natural history in the Medical College at Castleton, Vt...
42. oldal - Lord has turned again our own, and the captivity of Zion;' and that' they that go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them.
81. oldal - John Hunter used to remark that the art of surgery would not advance until professional men had the courage to publish their failures as well as their successes. Watt the engineer said, of all things most wanted in mechanical engineering was a history of failures : " We want," he said,

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